Wool blanket

October 27, 2009

picnic for two

One glimpse at this pic from This is Glamorous and I was sent into a shopping frenzy. Perhaps it’s the adorable picnic styling but, I know this: I must have that blanket. It is exactly the kind of cozy woolen thing that I want to curl up with this winter. I have spent the better part of the evening searching for something similar on Ebay, Etsy, Toast, even LL Bean to no avail.. thoughts anyone?



My sandwich

October 26, 2009

prosciutto sandwich

Prosciutto with cornichons, french butter, and cheddar cheese. Washed down with Vermont apple cider. Yum.

Kid dressing for adults

October 25, 2009




Kimchi Blue skimmer

I dont know what it is about fall but as soon as the tempature drops I start wanting to dress like an 8-year old. Little cardigands mary janes, knee socks. Maybe its all the “Back to school” dressing that has been permenantly ingrained in my mind over the years, but I love to have a prim and proper wardrobe of grays and navy for the cooler times. Also, I love this teddy bear.


Dieppa Restrepo shoes

October 20, 2009




My boyfriend really likes to live on the edge when it comes to gift giving. When he was in Paris awhile back, he brought me back some treats from laduree (well that one is a sure fire bet with me) and a pair of shoes. Me, the girl with a wall of shoes, very picky designer taste and lets be honest, what bf even knows his girlfriends size without asking 10 times? And to take it further: what girl wouldn’t need to try on a few pairs before being sure that her usual size isn’t too snug? And he bought me flat shoes, which could go seriously wrong considering there are many ugly flat shoes that I would never wear. But he pulled it off with a pair of patent leather wingtips that fit like a glove and scream “Oui, I am zee real thing and I aum fwom Pareee!” (terrible french accent) and this was last winter before Urban Oufitters starting knocking em off.

Now Dieppara Restrepo has made these classy casuals in a rainbow of colors to match all my favorite macaron flavors! 

Oh wait, I have to wait until spring to get em? Drat!

yum macaron!

Pink stairs

October 20, 2009

pink stairs


Living in NYC there are some things that are considered the norm everywhere else in the world, but you totally forget they exist. I.e. owning a car, paying rent that isn’t gastronomical, having a backyard, taking the trash out, and yes having stairs. I have to say of all these things, (aside from the rent) I probably miss stairs the most. Especially since you could do something cool like paint them bright pink. I love it!

Tonight’s dinner

October 18, 2009

Pomegranate glazed pork with roasted beets, butternut squash, celeriac and spinach salad. It hit the spot for this chilly night. But what was really great was the colors the roasted veggies painted the parchment paper. Ah, my beloved beets I love the way they bleed magenta against everything in their path. And then I made brownies with white chocolate hearts in them. Sadly, the hearts dissolved into little beige blobs once they were baked, but they still tasted delicious.

beet that


love brownies

Old photos

October 14, 2009

We spent the weekend at a wedding in the tropical climate of Omaha, Nebraska. I said at one point that it felt like we took off in Fall and landed smack dab in Winter. Which was very aptly put if I do say so myself. Snow in the beginning of October.

Luckily it was very pretty snow and fell fresh and white on the morning of the wedding. And the trip was nice and relaxing. While the mister was busy watching more college football than any living girlfriend should ever have to endure, I got to look through old photos of his fam in the  fashionable seventies.

I love looking at old pictures of my mom in her liquid eyeliner and  long sleeved prom dress. Oh the sideburns, Farrah curls and polyester pants that were part of our heritage. Kinda makes you realize why someone created this brilliant website: My parents were awesome. Here’s some of my favorites from the site:

pink dress dame

polkdot tie dude

rebel dad

lift with love

Where the wild things are

October 14, 2009

12 days since my last post. Egads! I have no good excuse other than I have just fallen out of the habit. I hope not to go that long without a peep ever again.

(I have also been very busy jewelry making, you can peruse the fruits of my labor here.)

I have to say, falling out of touch with your blog is a bit like letting to much time pass among friends. I miss you blog, and now there’s the awkward part where I wonder what I should say next… um. Hey, aren’t you looking forward to that “Where the wild things are” movie. Looks awesome right?


And now some “wild things” inspired things..

opening ceremony inspiration

its all about fur and crowns



I came across a “make your own wild things fort” contest and I’m in love.

Great excuse to relive one of my favorite childhood activities!




Out of the box art

October 1, 2009

Amazing real stop motion street art.




And Jason Hackenwerth’s balloon art.