5.22.2009

Blogger's Favorites -- Jora of Domestic Reflections

image by 2 or 3 things via Domestic Reflections

Ok... no holding back here, I have a serious blogger crush on Jora. Not only is her blog Domestic Reflections smart, well written, lovely, etc, etc... but the lady has great taste, is a killer cook, has a stunning home, adorable children and a rockin garden + she raises chickens...oh and she's super chic too.

So of course you'll love her list...so without further ado, herewith Jora's favorites.

Have a lovely weekend...(hope you're doing something fun for Memorial Day -- I think mine will include Jora's Lillet cocktail.)

Gaggia Classic -- I’ve started my day with an espresso from this machine for years now. It is simply the best. When my husband and I go on vacation, we joke that we can’t wait to get home to the Gaggia!


Gold Shoes/Sandals -- Do not, I repeat do not, underestimate the power of a pair of gold shoes, whether they be ballet flats, sexy strappy heels, or my personal favorite, flat sandals. They can transform a ho-hum outfit (e.g. jeans and a tank or simple cotton sundress) into something sophisticated and date night worthy.


Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer -- What can I say? Nothing feels or works better on my skin. Plus it’s SPF 20, without that goopy sunscreen feeling.


The Maxi Dress -- This is my go-to outfit for everything from dinner parties to afternoons at the pool. For almost five years now I’ve been pregnant or breastfeeding, so I guess you can say my body has been through a lot of changes! A great maxi dress makes me feel good no matter what the circumstances. (photo via shopbop)


Lillet Blanc -- I love this French Aperitif….it’s light, refreshing, slightly sweet and always hits the spot. I like to serve it best on the rocks with a splash of soda and a slice of orange.


Garden Fresh Fruits and Vegetable -- raise them yourself, go to the farmer’s market or raid someone else’s garden. It truly makes all the difference in the world for flavor and health. It makes cooking more fun too.


All Things Italy -- I love to travel -- period. But I have been obsessed with Italy for as long as I can remember. Luckily, my husband has the same fetish, so he understands. There is something magical about the people, geography, history, lifestyle, food (I could go on and on) that just makes me feel like home. (photo courtesy tony helsloot)


Gourmet Magazine -- Like most women I know, I love to read magazines. Gourmet has been on my must-renew-every-year list for a long time now. Most people think it is just about food, but the tagline is “The Magazine of Good Living” and that is how I see it. Travel, art, literature, food, life – it all ties together and Gourmet is all over it. I started collecting old copies and have a (partial) collection dating back to 1963. The magazine is so well-done that 30 year old issues feel just as relevant and inspiring as something put out today. (photo courtesy lovegrove & repucci)


Jo Malone Orange Blossom Fragrance -- My favorite scent in the world is orange blossoms and this is the only fragrance I know that smells just like the real thing.


Duralex Picardie Glasses -- I have many “favorites” in the kitchen (I love to cook and entertain), and these glasses would be at the top of that list. They are simple, beautiful, affordable and functional. It doesn’t hurt that they are what is used in cafes all over France! You can serve an espresso in them, some wine, a cocktail or anything in between. It all works. They stopped making them a couple of years back (after being in production for like 100 years), but thankfully, they are back. Stock up until they change their minds again!

22 comments:

Sarah's Fab Day said...

I adore Jora and you're right she's cool and always chic.

Pittsy said...

Great favorites. Now if I can just be Jora's stow away to Italy.

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The City Sage said...

Super chic, simple and elegant of course---just like Jora herself! And it's so funny--if I had to pick a perfume that I would expect Jora to wear, that Jo Malone would be the exact one!

Rita Finn said...

Excellent choice of guest bloggers! I love her favorites ... and now I have a source to replenish my supply of Duralex glasses that I've broken over the years. Thank you!

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

Yay for Jora! This was an absolute delight to read through.

Kristin said...

Thanks for introducing me to another great blog! She sounds wonderful, and I can't wait to read/see more.

That photo of Cinque Terre in Italy? Love love love. Having been there, I can see with absolute truth that this is the prettiest place on earth.

Carolyn said...

ooh i *love* that you have Jora on your blog! you two totally remind me of each other - both beautiful, chic, with adorable children, and great blogs!

erin said...

so glad to meet Jora here!

Jessie Cacciola said...

Gourmet--yey! such a good one.

Clarity said...

Beautiful photograph of the Italian Coast, I could fall into that dream.

Mel said...

I can vouch for the moisturizer, it IS excellent. I found the glasses some time ago at World Market (aka CostPlus) and I bet they still have them! Best part, they've been dropped by kids and don't break easily. Jora, your taste is refreshing and chic.

Joanna said...

I love and use the Laura Mercier tinted mosturizer. It makes my skin super soft, too.

I really need to try that Lillet Blanc--perfect for those hot summer socal months.

Jo Malone Orange Blossom smells lovely, as does Grapefruit scent. Which, oddly enough, smells nothing like grapfruit. Maybe that's why I love it so!

Joanna said...

^grapEfruit!

Laura said...

Really gorgeous sandals.

fric and frac said...

I love Jora's favorites-and her blog. Lillet is my favorite cocktail! On ice with a slice of orange! I'll have to try it with a splash of soda. I too have a love affair with Italy above all other destinations. After spending a summer in Florence in college I am truly smitten. I love the friday blogger's favorites!

Lynne said...

I had a dress that was exactly like that. It was way too long, so I took it to get altered - and even though he pinned it in the shop - he managed to cut it to CALF LENGTH. Totally ruined.

simplesong said...

all great favorites! off to check out her blog. hope you're having a great weekend!

Jamey said...

such a lovely list! i just encountered those picardie glasses at pier one last week and had to stop myself from buying every. single. one.

lovelymorning said...

good good list. Blogger favorites is such a good series, Joslyn!

jo malone orange blossom is the only perfume i can stand to wear. so sweet and natural and smells exactly like the breeze in our yard when the orange tree is blooming. which i think is kind of amazing in the perfume world.

Wild Mountain Gourmet said...

Love Gourmet magazine as well. Very nice articles for the "connoisseur"

nathalie said...

I love my Gourmet Magazines!!!