Wednesday, July 29, 2009

APC a/w 2010

This autumn/winter 2010 look from A.P.C. has me wishing for cold weather like no other!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

we are family: the second half

When my brother was in town, we finished off Saturday with drinks on the rooftop at SoHo House, then walked the High Line at sunset and had dinner at a diner.

On Sunday, we enjoyed a barbeque and games at Prospect Park with a bunch of friends

On Monday, Ted and I took a whirlwind tour of Columbus Circle, Central Park and Chinatown before heading back to the airport in the late afternoon.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

It's suddenly very weathery out.
via Aberjona

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Clouds in my coffee

I feel all day dreamy today. And I've decided to make this:

i miss knitting

and grey, cold weather days

and wearing mitts inside while sipping coffee

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

how sweet

we are family: begin at the beginning

My brother came to visit me for a long weekend starting early morning last Friday!
Friday was spent wandering through a humid LES, then drinks in midtown, then a fancy steak and babyback rib dinner at Quality Meats.
Saturday we went to SoHo for some delicious knishes at Yonah Shimel's, some poking around the vintage furniture, and some shopping on Broadway. Then we headed to SoHo House where D had the hookup, and enjoyed some breezy summer cocktails by the rooftop pool. After that, it was burgers, shakes and salty salads at a classic New York diner!
To be continued for Sunday and Monday's adventures....

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Persimmon Lunch

Last Friday Tom and I enjoyed a terrific tofu dressing- and cucumber kimchi- making demonstration and a tasting lunch at Persimmon with Chef Youngsun Lee. Some of you might remember that I took a kimchi making course from Youngsun last year at ICE. This was closed lunch service was also one of their offerings, and well worth the money! We indulged in 4 "small plates" (the highlight for me was the deep fried Chinese eggplant in a tofu, lime and Korean miso dressing as well as the salted napa cabbage, radish kimchi and braised pork belly rolls), one large entree each (of course I chose the kimchi jji gae!), a lovely summery dessert of a flan-like ginger tofu in a white wine and honey glaze, and tasted two different rice wines, along with lightly sweet traditional Korean sweet snacks (I'm hooked on the spongy, chewy sweet potato cake!) and an iced roasted barley/corn tea. Delicious! I'll definitely be going back for dinner service soon.

Monday, July 20, 2009

cute pattern shop

Just found this cute pattern shop, Colette Patterns, via Frolic and I'd like to give sewing one more try!

Thursday, July 16, 2009



Hopefully one day I'll have a reason to get beautiful invitations like these printed....

via decorology

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

i like this mahdole

gutter garden

This is such a great idea for small outdoor space gardening, like so many of us do in Brooklyn! Gutter garden by Suzanne Forsling.

found via Reclaimed Home
Beautiful photos of bubbles popping by Richard Heeks

Monday, July 06, 2009

"First of all life is beautiful!"

Words to live by from a friend. Rest in peace Beth.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Pendleton for Opening Ceremony

perfect corner


Adventure in the midwest

I had a great getaway to Detroit and Chicago last week, after some very busy months at work. This was my first trip to the midwest. The scenery was beautiful, the people were friendly, and it was fascinating to see practically vacant Detroit. All-in-all, I had an amazing time with the best travel companion there is.