Tuesday, September 28, 2010

more chandeliers


you know me well, that's exactly the kind of crazy fun i like to have after a few drinks.

i think if we didn't have enough panties we could instead raid the pantry (ha). pretty great chandelier (and the pillows are icing on the cake) (ha ha).

oh dear.

from the moschino hotel in milan. more here.

love your

panty raid

i'm hoping the next time we roll down the hill from a barnsdall wine tasting you say
"let's go home and make an underwear chandelier"
more details here for you.

Monday, September 27, 2010

a platter of happiness


guess what cookbook is featured this week at my new local green grocer? that's right your man david is the highlight of yumminess this week + strangely enough i made the salmon and cucumber salad last night...perfect eating for this insane heatwave going on.

later x alligator

September 27th - October 3rd


Salads & Vegetables:

Flageolet Beans with Olive Relish and Red Wine Vinegar

Wild Salmon Salad with Vietnamese Cucumbers

Salad Nicoise, Just No Tuna

Grilled Turkey Salad with Corn, Zuchinni and Jalapeno Aioli

Pickled Turnip Salad with Grilled Raddichio and Roasted Cavolo Nero

Wild Mushroom and Potato Salad with Lemon and Thyme

Baby Eggplant with Dandelion and Heirloom Tomato Romesco


Shredded Niman Brisket with Horseradish Aioli and Watercress

Grilled Whitefish Marinato with Chili Flakes, Pinenuts, Red Onion and Raisins

Roasted Sweet Peppers and Buffalo Mozzarella with Capers and Basil







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Thursday, September 23, 2010

in a while crocodile


remember the hot and sour soup from the phnom penh? i dream of that soup.
especially tonight, when it is raining, and we are all fighting colds, and i'd rather be lying on a beach somewhere...

instead, let's talk about this little crocodile number from cartier.
when mexican actress maria felix commissioned the piece, she delivered a bowl of live alligators to the cartier workshop in paris as inspiration.
(her snake necklace in this video is a decent substitute if crocs don't work for you...)

i may be a bit absentee in the next while. flattened by deadlines, but i will do my best.



soup's on

happy first day of fall my essness!
have you got on a fabulous cape and some great boots on as you walk through the changing leaves?
it was feeling like fall here all week which lead to some soup adventures but now it is back to blue skies + sunshine.
when i want a convenient and delicious soup hit, i head to a place near me in atwater village called viet. it's a fresher version of your traditional pho soup and hits the spot everytime.
the top bowl is a vegetarian pho with tofu and shitakes in a lemongrass broth.
the next is a ginger fish noodle soup finished with fried onion bits + bean sprouts.
both are so full of flavour you won't even miss the beef.

and then there is the pot of soup under construction on my stove top.
the chicken stock is made but not sure which direction to go with the soup.
any suggestions? feeling like something outside the chicken noodle box.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

moon cake


i hope you see this posting tonight while the moon is full...
this came to me today from my dear friend GM

"happy mid-autumn festival (aka moon fest).

eat a moon cake tonight while gazing a the full moon

hope your first day of fall is going swell (coincident that the chinese special day and the fall equinox landed on the same day this year)."

sending moon cakes your way
lady j

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


darling ess,

just coming out of my napa coma and thinking that a pair of those shoes you posted might make rehab much more glamourous + fun.

from the top -
our cottage at the carneros inn
pasta followed by shortribs at bottega ( so much more yumminess but only sharing these)
the bakery
the vines
and a favourite wine of the weekend.

heading back to the drawing board now but with a copy of your man's book.

Thursday, September 16, 2010



while i am still thinking of those sparkly flats
i found these the other day and am quite in love.

we all should wear pompoms on our toes, no?

or at least these.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

the opening


thank you so much for the lovely flowers.
the opening was such a good time and we all wished you were there.
here's one wall of drawings and my favourite photo of the night with the shrub and her friend NK who happens to own this lovely little vintage shop right down the street from me.
AV and i are having such a nice time and have added a delicious new pinot to our repetoire.
Feeling it's the prelude to our Napa trip.

sending sunshine,
lady j

Saturday, September 11, 2010

to you


for you today,
i wish you flowers from saipua
(these blooms tempered by her wicked humour)

also, in no particular order, tequila, new shoes, electricity, sun showers, av, empanadas, and stevie wonder on the radio.

good luck tonight,
wish i could be there,
sally ann

Friday, September 10, 2010

marfa, texas

figured if i put this on our 'vision blog', along with your donald judd posting,
our trip to marfa may come true.
we'll have to pop by the prada store there and do a little shoe shopping.
big skies, delicious mexican food and never ending margaritas...
oh and art. = heaven.
let's put this out to the universe + make it happen.
lady j
p.s. AV coming in tomorrow for opening... i am in shock and filled with joy
wish you were coming too.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

i wish i was a boy

this is definitely song of the week for me found via AS's recommend.
sipping a delicious cup of peppermint tea as i get ready for the day.
wish me luck.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

almost showtime

taking care of the last details for my show
on this grey day here in LA.
wish you were coming to the opening
and once again, can't thank you enough all your help with the film.
love those photos of kate moss and sad to hear of ms. day's passing.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

corinne day


when these lovely, even dorky photographs of kate moss first appeared, they made me reconsider fashion, or perhaps finally consider is a more apt description. taken by the photographer corinne day in 1990, when moss was just fifteen, they were kind of revolutionary.

just look at those freckles!

day died of a brain tumour last week, at just 48.
but she started something, that maybe got lost somewhere along the way but i love all the same.


Friday, September 3, 2010

fine stitchery


went by the gallery yesterday and when i saw these immediately thought of the conversation with you and TR on meeting guys while you sit in the bar talking about craft projects.
smiled when i saw these by artist lisa borgnes and thought you would like.
they are quite large as well 54" x 44" and are embroidered cotton thread on burlap.

good double rainbow clip ... makes me yearn for you and the gals and our shenanigans in the woods.

love you,
j bird
(ca caw, ca caw)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

double rainbow

Untitled from VJ Peter Rand on Vimeo.


i actually had posted something else this evening, but as soon as i saw this one i had to change it up.
so perfect, via the always brilliant reference library.

here's to marfa and gambier and world's colliding.