Saturday, December 31, 2011




not sure how to make that one happen...


happy new year baby.

Monday, December 26, 2011

before you go

christmas is total magic, but tonight i'm looking ahead and behind and thinking about the blessings of the last year and next.
let's drink blood orange gins and pick at platters of braesola and olives and fine sheep cheese.
we'll push the tables together and hunt for a fourteenth chair so we can all sit and drink east van red wine from thin glass tumblers while we eat bowls of ragu with a twisted and unpronounceable noodle.
etta james and ethiopiques will segue into jamaica funk,  and we can all go to sleep with smiles on our faces.
all our days are gifts.

images here, here, and here, all via pinterest.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

TDF nooodles

speaking of noodles, these are our new favourite thing at DTF....
noodles with sesame sauce that come to the table looking so pretty then you stir it all up + enjoy.
these are TDF (to die for!)

Monday, December 12, 2011

canal house cooking volume 7


the new volume of canal house cooking just came out and made me immediately think of you...
i would love to be reading through this entire set right now as the rain drizzles down on this grey monday morning.

your handbag choices are divine and my heart is right there with yours on the birken...
la dolce vita indeed!

see you soonish for some dumplings and noodles.
hungry cat

Sunday, December 11, 2011



love love love the baby blue.
my handbag wish list starts with the nifty little celine number at top. black, snake, and suede.
it's quickly followed by this kelly green and camel proenza schouler ps 11 tote.

but of course my heart really belongs to one of these, preferably in slightly battered natural leather. like maybe my great uncle used to smuggle cheese back and forth across the channel with it.  or my grandmother used it as a baby bag when she lived in biarritz.

a girl can dream.

anything else on your christmas wish list?
(besides learning to identify the men's version of red flag...???)
(it smells like it came from the drugstore.)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

red flag


from "i'm fucking crazy" SLS...

j bird

p.s.hope things are a success at toque this weekend.

Friday, December 9, 2011

tongue twister

baby blue balenciaga..
try saying that 10 times very fast :)
and how divine would it be to have this for spring?
a girl can dream..
girl friday

Monday, December 5, 2011



how nice would it be to wake up here christmas morning?
or for that matter, any morning.
the image taken from this beautiful blog jb turned me onto.

we had the 'weekend only small dumplings' on saturday at DTF
which were good but not epic like the noodles with sesame sauce we tried...
they were absolutely divine and i have been craving them ever since.

then we headed to the Norton Simon to check out the print show
that you must come and see... seriously!
it's on until Apr. 2nd so we have to get you down here before then.

i am back in drawing land today
wishing instead i was shopping for some Marni at H&M with you....

badly drawn girl

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

marni for h&m


would molten meteor qualify as garden folly?
i wish i had a grand estate where i could pepper the landscape with those beauties:
imagine after gazing upon the espaliered heirloom apples, then stumbling around the lake populated by a pair of rare pink swans, you happen upon a glaring metallic boulder?

and here's something else i could get behind. marni for h&m. might even line up for that one!

later gator,

ps i made up the rare pink swan part. but if you can colour flamingo's with radioactive shrimp feed, why not a swan or two? and why stop at pink...?

jim hodges

i would like to go stand in a room of shiny rocks with you...
spotted here.

Friday, November 25, 2011

jive turkey


i think i am going to need to do that dance routine a few times in order to work off some of this beer can bird ....

giving thanks that you are in my life.

double j

Wednesday, November 23, 2011



been working on a routine for when you are next in town.
something like this.

swamped here,
looking for a lie in,
and some sunshine,
and a tall drink of water.

with love and affection,

Tuesday, November 15, 2011



am back here in one piece albeit with a bit of a cold.

the monk came by yesterday and turned me onto these bits of lucite loveliness
that might look great with that dress which i j'adore!

will be back up there before you can blink and we will 'lin' and 'jade' and thrift then...


Thursday, November 10, 2011

the dress


oh delicious! i am drooling just thinking about your lunch
(but i have to say, our lunch today was delicious too!)

thinking i need a dress like this. neat and tidy with some lovely boots, but lots of room for long lunches in foreign cities. and occasionally unknown parts of my own city.

hope you are sparkling tonight like an orpheum chandelier!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

pasta on the river

a few of the birthday primi's at the river cafe... pappardelle with a rabbit ragu, linguini with fresh crab, lemon and parsley and pumpkin ravioli in butter with sage...
every single bite absolutely incredible.
we shared appetizers which included a punterelle salad, sea bass carpaccio and burrata with chickpeas and sauteed greens...
by the time our 'secondi's' came, we had way too much wine in us to remember to photograph anything and i was absolutely high on the setting, the company and an absolutely perfect meal on this perfect day!
hawaii five o

Monday, October 31, 2011

tate modern


today we are off to the tate to see gerhard... bonus points for diane + taryn as well...
wishing you could be here too.
have a happy hallowe'en with the little ones tonight + please send me a photo of them.

royal t

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

mash me up

The Arbiters "Missing Sweet Love" from SYNCHRONIZE on Vimeo.

start warming up for our dance party...
(watch this full screen with volume at max)
dee double jay

Monday, October 24, 2011

sigh.. it's cy

darling ess,
so when i was in nyc last month, i went to the moma to see the incredible De Kooning retrospective and stumbled upon these lovely sculptures by our man Cy and took the top photo...
today SLS is there and just sent me the bottom one....
great minds...
can't wait to see you and make our new iphone cases together.

Thursday, October 20, 2011



i know you understand how hard it is for me, being such a hard core individual in this gentle world.

so when i saw this do-it-yourself i was of course overjoyed (and thrilled to find a source for studs)
it can even be done for the outmoded iphone 3!
and it will match our bracelets!

can't wait to see your har gow hat.


ps i love this idea too...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

well miss bubbles is a lovely little style dumpling isn't she?
and with a nod to her, i just may turn these fine handmade dumplings you and erin sent into a hat!!
i love them! what a clever idea to sew some dumplings up!
thank you so much... always so lovely receiving something in the post.

would like to be enjoying the real thing with you today for lunch...
hopefully soon..
har gow

Sunday, October 16, 2011

susie bubble


i confess i've never visited susie bubble's blog, but i'm rather charmed by this one. Very impressed how she can make a glitter head band and a body chain sound so appealing.

and looks like she posted the same dior pinball machine, so she can't be that bad!

ess, the dance machine

Friday, October 14, 2011


Arcade Couture: Mise en Dior on

some baubles for you and some pinball for me...
nice hair and delightful patterns
this just came out today and all is good.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

all is well here


josef frank

cheddar head

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

lovely chatting with you last night...
forgot to mention our troubles are over as i just planted this for us.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

hi lovely,

are you having a lazy turkey infused day off?
we celebrated with a bird and all the fixin's on SLS's patio last night with fine wine and lots of laughter.
it was delicious! this is the end of evening photo as i forgot to take one of our dinner.
the bad part is today is not a holiday here and i've got to get moving with a very foggy head...
talk to you soon doll.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


lady j

indeed, for $28 how could you say no?

i too am flying by the seat of my pants, too much to do, too little time.
but thinking of you always.
thinking today esp of ss' playlist you brought to gambier.

i need some music!

love on a sunday

Friday, September 30, 2011

one shoulder

my darling ess,

my apologies on my absence here as i seem to flying by the seat of my pants these days when all i really want is to be flying by something with one shoulder thanks to you and the loan of that beautiful dress for the opening.
pleats, draping, ruching and one shoulder... bring it!
(although i did spot something simple + black at ms. sozzani's shop)

somehow in my present foggy state, i did manage to order that suit last night and how can i go wrong for $28?

will report more on my nyc trip as soon as i recover.

miss you lovely
lady j

Monday, September 26, 2011

carla sozzani


how goes the big apple?
i hope you took a bite out of it!

think on this lovely lady,
so charming...


Sunday, September 18, 2011


yes it was.
but also just plain dreamy.

Friday, September 16, 2011


it all just a dream ?....

Wednesday, September 7, 2011



spotted this the other night, and it of course reminded me of this post.
fairly goth, but what's wrong with that?

via pinterest.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

that was heaven

if i was on facebook i think this would have to be my profile picture.
can't believe i was up there eating all that deliciousness with such fine company...
lucky me!
and even luckier in 3 more sleeps.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

that was delicious

oh my!

what a perfect respite that one was!

poached eggs en "pomodoro,"
bruschetta with greens and burrata or roasted cherry tomatoes,
never mind this deliciousness. 

where is my the roast chicken and potato salad picture?
(sounds humble doesn't it? NOT!)

and now i get to come to you?

could life get any sweeter?


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

bjork biophilia

björk biophilia app intro narrated by david attenborough from Björk on Vimeo.


as i post the app loads on my iphone.
TGIF has got to be good today if i'm starting it off with bjork...


Thursday, August 18, 2011

it's showtime

i can't wait to see you here for the opening but i am still trying to figure a way to come up and eat bruschetta at gambier with you before...
here is a FB link with more deets of the show that i hope you can access.
soon soon,

Thursday, August 11, 2011

missing you


finally made it up to paradise this last weekend, my first time since our ladies' retreat last year.
so magical, so delicious.

(that's an anchovy with roasted tomato, and a sauteed greens with burrata, both bruschetta'd.)

i can't wait for my bolani.
maybe i WILL come for your show -
children be damned, and i don't think i can bear to wait past then!

love you

Monday, August 8, 2011

breakfast for you


welcome back to the www and all the goodies you seem to find on it.
i love the shoes and actually think i have that exact handbag in red ... great minds...

the potato salad was good but not quite as delicious as yours.
why don't you come back and make it for me again and i will make you this for breakfast.
the spinach bolani is a middle eastern crepe type thingy that i buy at the farmers market, topped with a poach egg and then i add a fresh tomato salad to finish.
it's my favourite breakfast at the moment especially since tomatoes are at their peak.

monday, monday once again and all i really want is a new swimsuit , a pool and a book but instead it's off to paint land.

ms. pomodoro

Thursday, August 4, 2011


yum. i have been a-craving that delicious salad. must find some new potatoes. and dill.
more important than one would think in a summer salad. frank stitt (another chez panisse alumni) makes a buttermilk dressed salad fully loaded with dill that is outta this world. of course the home made bacon bits help. see frank stitt's southern table for details.
and i found you some shoes.
i hope they will fit. pretty beautiful.
and while on a ferragamo kick, the bag is for me.
that's all.
back to work.
you too!

Monday, August 1, 2011

your potato salad

barefoot ess on the sandy shores of savary,

i went to the hollywood farmers market yesterday and did a repeat of our shopping adventure there complete with that delicious rotisserie chicken, a small bag of potatoes and the fixins' for this.
am going to make this later this afternoon but forego the white wine + chicken stock and like you did, add haricot verts, olives and capers...ohhh and a tiny bit of mayo....because that potato salad you made was divine!

p.s. maybe i can make this and still go to the heirloom truck ? it is monday after all.