Monday, February 28, 2011

Red Carpet Fizz

pomegranate juice, orange liquor and champagne = a delicious drink for the oscars... or any celebration!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Three-Strand Pink Pearl Bracelet

my most recent creation, this one for M., was a delight to make
(still needs a tweak, but I couldn't wait to share)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Fond of Fondue

Found this fondue book while hunting at a thrift shop.... decided I now need the perfect vintage fondue set.
(thanks for the pretty scarf C)

So I looked on etsy ... oh my, the choices!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Thank you, V, for thinking of me -- I love this scarf! (I would even if it wasn't a Vera - its pink!)

a must-read book for designers sits on my 2nd Vera piece -- tablecloth

thanks mom!

my first Vera finds

Thursday, February 17, 2011

apples + 'cui' = PIE!

an over-abundance of organic gala apples from C's drawing class + my helpful Cui = delicious apple pie with a super flaky crust...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

NYC 2011

Tara Donovan at Pace is a must see -- amazingly beautiful celestial pin drawings... saw Chuck Close at her opening Friday night. Also went to Ellsworth Kelly opening... and more...

intimate and expansive Anish Kapoor at the Met, next to another favorite of mine...

El Anatsui

Dim Sum in chinatown with fab company... fun and tasty weirdness

oysters and a sake/ginger/cucumber drink at the Lure Bar in SOHO ... to die for...
(who uses all the sauces? just a little lemon is heavenly)

We packed as much as we could into 3ish days in NYC:

dinner at Song -- Thai in Park Slope ***
doughnuts from the Doughnut Plant on Essex *****
(flavors of these amazing gourmet treats we indulged in: vanilla bean filled with raspberry, tres leches, creme brulee, meyer lemon, ginger Chinese New Year)

Lynda Benglis and George Condo exhibitions at the New Museum *****

Dim Sum in Chinatown in some banquet hall with huge chandeliers ***

Sergej Jensen was my favorite at P.S.1 in Queens ****

dinner at John's Pizzeria in the West Village ****
breakfast at Grey Dog Coffee *

cheese & salami at Murray's Cheese Shop *****

tea from McNulty's Tea Shop *****

oysters & a drink at Lure Bar in SoHo ****

Tara Donovan drawings, Ellsworth Kelly, erotic Japanese prints, Philip-Lorca diCorcia photos and more in Chelsea ***

Tibetan dinner at Tsampa in the East Village ***
coffee and a scone at Grand Central, shopping at H&M ***

lunch at Ooki Sushi on the UES ****

Modernist exhibition at the Guggenheim ***

coffee and dessert (Crumb's Bakery chocolate cupcake) in the American Wing of the MET, then a quick tour of the Modern wing and more... ****

dinner at Chola for 'eclectic Indian food' ***

...then home to sunny 66 degree weather!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Espresso on a Snowy Saturday

I love my espresso machine.
For some reason I had it tucked in a cupboard until recently...
now I treat myself to a delicious dose of caffeine.

Snowy Saturdays are the perfect time to browse some inspirational blogs. Here are my top five favorites at this time.
1. Design Sponge
2. Indie Fixx
3. Design Love Fest
4. Design Crush
5. Resurrection Fern

What are your favorite blogs?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Yellow Beet & Carrot Salad

After seeing these glorious yellow orange beets on sale, I had to get them. I don't often buy beets, but these were so irresistible. I found carrots and a lemon in the fridge and decided to try a raw salad recipe I've had around for a while. It includes lemon juice, honey, cumin, cinnamon, and a touch of cayenne. Delicious! Tastes kind of like a slaw...

And I got to use Cui! I love my food processor.