Friday, April 30, 2010
Midnight Snack! New Zealand Spinach and Glazed Carrot Salad, Baked Tofu and Brown Rice Cooked in Duck Stock!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
This sofa was purchased by my friend and mentor Marla Weinhoff for "The Guitar" directed by Amy Redford. After the film wrapped they had a big prop sale and I talked a sofaless girlfriend into buying it for $150 bucks! When she moved to LA she gave it to me!!! And I couldn't resist a psychedelic redux!! Thank you Martin Albert Interiors! Crazy. Just Crazy.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Photo by Marla Weinhoff. From the window of the Kravet Showroom
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
A rainy day... Maybe... A Blue Blazer at Dram Bar! Cure your chills. Tom Chadwick pours a tasty fire. Dram Bar. New. Ish. A beautiful space on South 4th street specializing in mixology and soon... small plates.. I love the location. The design. The layout. The vibe. The bathroom with the wooden spoon that acts as your door lock. Its the old ChickenBone for those who remember... I will never forget.. where I spent the first evening of the NYC black out... they had to cook all their food before it went bad.. so neighbors brought out barbecue's and they took I owe you's.... Same owner new concept. Stop by. A nice chill place to relax and imbibe. 177 South 4th street. WilliB. BK.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Last night a new friend leaned in and said.. "Can I ask you something personal?" I was intrigued. "Of course! what?!" she leaned in closer "What scent are you wearing??"... I laughed!! My favorite scent right now is Cyprés from Diptyque but they only make a room spray.. its a larger bottle and its cheaper than the perfume so it works out!!! This was a hot tip from my favorite perfume store in NYC> Aedes de Venustas... Go smell and be smelled.
Because a good scent is not cheap... you can order 7 fragrance samples from Aedes for $15. Includes shipping.
Friday, April 23, 2010
I first read about Big Bambu in The World of Interiors (Nov 2009).. The Starn brothers, identical twins, and 15 mountain climbers were building this massive structure out of bamboo in a giant warehouse in Beacon NY. The piece was designed to constantly change, removing pieces from one end and adding them to the other it would appear to "walk" across the warehouse.. "Its like an organism", says Doug. "It's a reflection of what it is to grow, change and develop anything - a person, family, city.... whatever. Whether it's individual molecules in a body or entire societies, they are all made up of individual parts that are catalysts that affect and change one another. The progression of life is chaotic." Featured in todays NYTimes Doug and Mike Starn and their team of mountain climbers are currently installing Big Bambu on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Big Bambu will continue to grow and change from its opening on Tuesday April 27th reaching a final height of 50 feet by mid July!! Pathways will be open to timed guided tours only... So you know where I will be!!!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Just look at those prints. The wallpaper matches the drapes matches the bedspread matches the upholstery. And as a contrast we have the pattern in two different color ways! HA!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Great documentary. I grew up in a farming community and bought into the lies being sold to the consumers today. I've also been the "low-income" individual that couldn't afford to eat "right". The cold reality is that the consumer can only make a difference by buying responsibly and/or boycotting products that are unsafe or unethical. The FDA/USDA will not protect you, nor will the industry rush to ensure your safety. The case of rBGH is a proven point. An educated public chose not buy products that contained rBGH, and the industry had to respond by eliminating it from the farms. Money will always force the hand of politics and big industry, ethics/moraltiy will never/seldom win. Take care of you and your family by becoming eductated, and then demanding full product disclosure. Use your wallet and your brain. Pass the info along and vote appropriately.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Olso is certainly no new news here in Williamsburg. It has its hardcore fans who line up to get their fix while the one barista takes time creating your custom cup..... Shameful but I have only been to Oslo twice in all the years they have been open. Once for a cappuccino and once for a black cup of coffee and I was never drawn back by the brew. So in an effort to understand the hype.. and as I was out of coffee beans.. I decided to do a brew at home test on their Brooklyn roasted beans. I bought one half pound of every bean available and ran home to grind and brew. I drink my coffee black - grind and cone drip everyday - so I am especially sensitive to the flavor of the bean. I like it dark rich and smooth. While their house blend THOR and the special TORAJA left me unenchanted both with a bitter taste.. I was pleasantly surprised to find two new favorite beans... FREYA dark and yummy and ODIN smooth and rich. Always nice to have a new bean 3 blocks away from home. And now I finally understand the rave reviews. Shout out. Holler.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Last week I went to Pies & Thighs to taste the heavily praised Eggs Bacon Biscuit Cheese breakfast sandwich.... Today my husband brought me home the Eggs Bacon Biscuit Cheese breakfast sandwich from Marlow & Sons... There is simply NO comparison. Marlo & Sons wins HANDS DOWN. The best eggs bacon cheese on a biscuit in Williamsburgh! It melted in my mouth and didnt leave me with a heavy tummy ache... mmmmmmmmm yes its 8$ but totally worth it!! On another note Pies and Thighs did receive honorable mention for their Cinnamon Roll from our bakery editor and connoisseur Josh Werner.