Monday, August 29, 2011

Iphone Super 8

My husband shot this little video at our friends Brian and Casey's wedding this past Saturday with the Super 8 app on his phone. Yes, on his phone. Song is Holocene by Bon Iver. Brian and Casey look so sweet and happy, I just love it.
Nice work honey!

Friday, August 26, 2011

just pretty

From here via snippet & ink. I just like the photo, but it could serve as great bridesmaid dress inspiration. Nude dresses in different textures/degrees of sparkly?

Monday, August 22, 2011


Sunny Saturday morning stroll around the lower East side of Manhattan.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

back to school

My good friend Rachel spent a rainy crafternoon getting a jump start on Halloween decorations.

Monday, August 15, 2011

cilantro lime butter

Put this on your corn right away. you will not be sorry.

Cilantro Lime Butter:

2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves

1 lime, zested and juiced

2 teaspoons salt

3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Put the butter in a mixing bowl and, using a rubber spatula, mix in the cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, salt and cayenne. Use immediately or refrigerate.

Yield: 3/4 cup

You can roast the corn in foil with the butter (in oven at 400F, 25 minutes). From Food Network. We just grilled it and buttered it.


The Shedd aquarium hosts "Jazzin at the Shedd" on Wednesday evenings after close. Nice to be able to stroll the aquarium with a cocktail in hand. And who can resist a penguin cookie?
We were gifted some nice jalapenos straight from our friend's vegetable garden so fajita night was in order. Finally, gorgeous weather made for a great visit to the farmers market. The purples were very purple.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


We were so inspired by the photographs that we made our meal straight from this article in the latest issue of Food & Wine. Not the whole feast but the beet salad with watercress and pecorino, the potato salad with celery and radish, and lamb chops.

Monday, August 8, 2011

parlor textiles

Have been recently searching for a fabric for a bench cushion meant to pad the bench at our kitchen table. Looking for casual but interesting in a blue or green and love these prints from Parlor textile. So pretty and eco-friendly (organic cotton and hemp blend).

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

not enough time...

I realized its been ages since the last posting of flowers of any kind. Have been on a crazy schedule, can't wait to get back to looking at/playing with/sniffing some pretty flowers!! Will have to drop by A New Leaf tomorrow and make something fun. In the meantime, pretties from Saipua.

Monday, August 1, 2011


Went to the Blu event at the Shedd on Saturday night and was amazed by the Jellies exhibit. No blood, brains or bones in there! Would never want to encounter one on my own in the wild, but they really are so weird and beautiful.