Simple Weekend Luxury: Morning {in bed} Coffee


One of the many “luxuries” I enjoy in life  is weekend breakfast in bed. Nothing makes me feel more luxurious than listening to music, drinking coffee, and reading my book. Snuggled up in a pile of linen pillows.


Inside my head, my butler James enters, lights the fire and says “coffee is served, Madam!”….okay, maybe a little crazy. {But I AM working on having the antique French mantel Mr. FGH bought on our last buying trip installed in the center of our bookcase wall. One can dream, right?}

Getting back to weekends, and that wonderful luxury of getting up later, lingering over a French Bowl of coffee is just about perfect.  Normally my work schedule makes it so I have to get up by 6:30, and on Saturdays and Sundays I still wake up then, but get to go back and enjoy a lazy hour or so.  Pure bliss. Right now I love using these cafe au lait bowls, they bring a note of cheer to a chilly autumn morning, hold quite a bit of coffee, and are “very French”.  Being wrapped up in this Malibu throw, makes this luxurious experience even better!


Here is the recipe for Orange Marmalade from Ina Garten, I love to slather it on my gluten free bread. {it’s the weekend, calories don’t count} You lucky non~allergic ones can have croissants! It’s not difficult to make and I hope you will love it as much as I do.  I’ve made it with lemons, and that is very good too, if you want, you can buy a good quality jam or marmalade, but there is something special and satisfying about making your own.  I hope you have some relaxing time this weekend, and maybe treat yourself to cafe au lait and breakfast in bed, too!  xoxo

Autumn Chair

6 thoughts on “Simple Weekend Luxury: Morning {in bed} Coffee”

  1. Hello Lidy… LOVE breakfast in bed!… and yours looks delightful!… I sip my cafe au lait every morning out of my 100+ year old bowl I purchased from you a number of years ago… can’t wait to try to make some orange marmalade!… Happy weekend to you!… xoxo… Julie Marie

    1. I am so happy to hear that you use your bol every morning! Perfect. I hope the marmalade turns out lovely, I think this is such a great recipe, and it’s delicious.

  2. Pauline’s my guilty pleasure! I love this post, it makes me smile. I too have the fantasy about breakfast being brought on a tray (a tray I bought from FrenchGardenHouse). Love it…happy weekend, Lidy. 🙂

  3. Love breakfast in bed. I have tried that marmalade, and while my consistancy wasn’t perfect, it was truly delicious. Always a treat to read your posts, you make my day when I get on in my email. Thanks!

  4. Those little luxuries–so French! And I love that stack of baskets.

    I just sent you an email, which bounced back for some reason. I LOVE your site, and will put a big shout-out on my post next week!

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