Sunday, October 25, 2009


Went to the Boxcar bar today for brunch at 22nd and Christian.
check out the yummy food!

...we all got spicy bloody mary's!!

Katie got: spinach and black bean tortilla wrapped omelet with crispy potatoes and mixed greens.

Chris got: open face Huavous ranchos with crispy potatoes and greens.

Heather got: egg, melty cheese + mushrooms on grilled toast with crispy potatoes and mixed greens.

I got: yummy pulled bbq ribs and melty cheese sandwich with side of mixed greens salad.

....then we all shared a chocolate chip cookie sandwich with chocolate + vanilla ice cream !!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

hanger art.

while i was on west 38th in a NYC showroom of one of my vendors last week for work, i saw some amazingly inspirational hanger art made from antique metal and wooden hangers.

time to get inspired.
bend and twist some metal.
get going.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

sunday autumn dinner

After a very rainy and cold autumn weekend there is nothing like a great home-cooked meal with friends...

we started with a hearty minestrone
with tri-color tortellini, white beans, veggies, rosemary + thyme

Then moved on to the main course of

* eggplant parmesan lasagna with a meaty onion sauce
* avocado and tomato salad with balsamic vinaigrette
* fresh crusty sesame seed french baguette

....and of course a nice smooth cab sav

After a bit of resting ...and some much needed digesting, onto the next course!

A yummy dessert
of triple berry pie!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


one of my favorite new fall accessories is the snood .

(I like pronouncing it with a British accent)
AKA the circular scarf (although not as much fun to say)

Knitting a snood is the perfect 'first-time-knitting' project because its super easy to make.
Just cast on to your knitting needles and then knitting for as long as you would like your snood to be (single, double or triple-wrap - way extra long) .

Being a scarf-lover (its possible that own 52 of i might have a problem.) the snood is a great refreshing update for the cold weather.
Throwing on a cozy one can double as a blanket as well as being a great way to add a pop of color to your fall look.

I am going to make a tomato red one thats a bit smaller --off to the yarn store to find a nice wool blend thats not too itchy!


Thursday, October 1, 2009

the BEST apples around:

Greensgrow CSA, located in Kensington, is the best place to get your autumn produce.. especially honeycrisp apples.

Loved for their exceptionally crisp and juicy texture, they have a strong 'appley' aroma and eating one really makes you feel like fall has begun.
Honeycrisps are well worth waiting for and can be found in season only from mid September through early October.
So go get them while you can! Yumm
Thank you to the great state of Minnesota (which is where they are grown and harvested)

Try this Great fall feast! : yellow tomatoes, yam, roasted beets, honeycrisp slices + arugula