This week on Crush and Covet, we’re inviting you to take a seat, pour a drink — whatever you choose, we’re not judgy — and sit back to enjoy a good, wholesome, steamy, full-of-secrets (WAIT! Scratch wholesome.) family drama. It’s a long weekend in Canada, so take some time to get outside and relax.
Jeni Marinucci: “This chair is big, green, and comfortable. It’s pretty much everything I look for in a boyfriend. It’s made by IKEA and called STRANDMON, which I am fairly certain means “Someone please purchase as gift for Jeni immediately” in Swedish.”
Kelly Williams: “My house is very loud and it is not often I willingly invite more noise, but I think this dinner bell would make an excellent addition to my kitchen. It would save me from having to yell up the stairs and alert my children that it is time for them to come set the table or head outside if we are picnicing in the back yard. All I need to go with this cute little bell is a chef that will make delicious food appear on my table.”
Robin Edwards: “I love a good television series – one that pulls you in and makes you invest in the characters and the plot and this week I’m crushing on Bloodline – the latest Netflix Original Series. Set in the steamy Florida Keys, Bloodline tells the story of a family full of secrets and lies. The scenery is so real you feel the need to full out a fan and cool off, but handsome lead Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights) will put an end to that thought. With Academy Award Winner Sissy Spacek and Oscar nominee Sam Shepard as the Rayburn family’s respected parents as well as the always incredible Linda Cardellini (Mad Men) as the daughter who struggles with her own ideals, the cast is top notch. And the out-of-nowhere Ben Mendelsohn as the black sheep brother who brings the Rayburn’s dark past back to light will make you want to binge-watch. Like a humid August day in southern Florida, take it slowly. Bloodline is a series you won’t want to end.”
Katja Wulfers: “I went from laughing at garden gnomes to thinking some of them were funny to loving them and appreciating the humour of a good gnome. Is it a sign of age? I prefer to think of it as a sign of a well-developed sense of humour. Gnomes are funny. Last summer our beloved Guignome lost his head — I blame the bastard squirrels running rampant through my garden — and I’ve been on the lookout for a replacement that could match Guignome’s attitude. Ninja Gnome is up to the job. Look at him! Wielding his trowel, giving squirrels the side-eye…he’s so ridiculous, he’s awesome! ”