Friday, June 22, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

aged



dearest:
how gorgeous is isabella rossellini? in fact, how amazingly beautiful are all of these women of "a certain age."
ha. i am older than AT LEAST guinevere van seenus, but if this is how it is then yes please.
see the june italian vogue for details.
ess.

PS the light reminds me of this old video.
oh george.

Monday, June 18, 2012

metallica


your essness,

my apologies that i have been so awol here
as i truly live  "new york's a go go and everything tastes nice!"
 + even better now that i've got the metallica nails on !

can you say 'hooker from outer space' ?

you've GOT to put yours on... they're brilliant!!

a beautiful day here today...
i wish we were walking on the highline smiling at 
all the nice people.

oh + we definitely have to table dance next dinner party!

o
x






Monday, June 4, 2012



darling dj

isn't this how all our parties end?
hope we are dancing on a table somewhere soon.

love s

via here.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

congratulations!


doll,
your booth looks beautiful!
i hope you and tams are knocking them dead and selling tons!
look forward to dinner tomorrow.
o
x
j

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

donna summer



ess,
this bit of sadness just came in.
we will miss you Donna!
o
x
lady j



destroyer

s.
walked into z's and saw this sitting on the counter... immediately thought of you and SV.
are you here yet? i can feel you in the air...welcome to NYC! how do i reach you?
o
x
j

Monday, May 14, 2012


s.
thinking i might have to christen the bushwick castle sometime soon with this.
maybe for you and tams?
c u soonish.
o
x
lady j

Friday, May 11, 2012

a ny minute



treva just sent me this and i thought you might need a minute too....

o
x

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

marfa'd



ess,

apologies, got sidetracked with noodles, dumplings and your lovely face...
not to mention CA'S birthday was divine!

as you know, a  trip to marfa would not be complete without a trip to the Prada store.
the monk summed it up nicely here.

i can't wait until we go back there together. magic.

see you in nyc very soon....

o x
brooklyn

Thursday, May 3, 2012

marfa part 3





east van,

saturday went something like this -

  • huevos rancheros from marfa burrito - a small little house/cafe run by 2 mexican women that don't speak any english... delicious!
  • the reception area and ceremony setting outside finished nicely with some confetti system  garlands.
SLS married the lovely couple with the most beautiful, heartfelt ceremony... cocktails and appetizers were up next followed by a delicious buffet dinner ( some crazy good fried chicken) and of course more drinking + dancing until the wee hours... definitely one of the best weddings i have been to.

have just arrived in time to dumpling with you in the rain when you come up to breathe.

ox
cali

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

marfa part 2



ess

from above
  • graffiti spotted on a wall in town
  • the best gin cocktail i've tasted in a while ... the bartender gave me the recipe so i shall make for you
  • our hip motel all lit up at night
spent the next day at the Judd foundation...
the many buildings in town where Donald Judd kept his work, his collection of other artists and slept.
(there is a bed in every space)
no photos were allowed of course but all spaces were gorgeous , minimalist and not a hair out of place... talk about neat freak.
later toured 'the Block' , his compound and residence, where 2 libraries housed an extensive book collection, another minimalist 'studio' with his earlier works and then his living residence where we could only peek through the windows as no one is allowed in.

oh Donald... you were a little cray cray.

more manana,
x
marfa'd


Monday, April 30, 2012

marfa part 1




darling,

needless to to say our trip to marfa was quite the adventure!

we started in el paso for lunch at kiki's where we tried the house specialty 'machaca'...yum!

1st photo - the road into marfa - we took hwy 17 as advised by JB and had a gorgeous ride in.

arrived just in time for a delicious marg and nibble at maia's before heading off to catch feist performing in a tiny theater... she was amazing!
when the concert ended we had a quick drink at padre's then road our bicycles around marfa under the starry texas sky... magical!

the next day we hit the chinati foundation for a whole lot of judd and flavin.
2nd photo is the building that houses judd's 100 milled aluminum boxes and then in the 3rd some flavin for you.
(photos weren't actually allowed so take a look a chinati site to get a better idea)

and yes, there is more to come...

ox
marfa'd

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

lady ess,

i'm sure you've heard...
sadie sadie special lady has left to Hong Kong yesterday with no plans of returning.
she will be missed dearly.

o x o
lady j

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

liberty + boogie + turban + chaise








jowness

first, a liberty dunk with a hidden wedge.
whoah.
that's all i'm gonna say.

second, check out the moooooooooooves. it's how i dance in my imagination. or maybe i actually do, but i am the only one doing it so it's not so effective (i too would get stuck doing the splits).

third, i always love a turban. always.

and last, the sick pink velvet chaise upon which i will recline after dancing all night in my secret sneaker wedges and getting stuck doing the splits. in my turban.

how about you?

ess

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

kids are jerks and ernie monsters with prince valiant hair



j

can't wait to see you.
maybe you can read some bedtime stories while you are here.

for example, where the wild things are as read by christopher walken.
awesome.
via collage collage.

soon
s


ess,

one more sleep...
git yer dancing shoes out!

image from the monkey's blog and kind of reminds me of our magical spot at gambier.

can't wait
ox
tourist









Thursday, March 29, 2012

world tour





dj

butter and sun?!? sounds like total bliss.

it's raining here, but i'm working on a little bit of my own sunshine, making a dance party mix for when you stop by this side of the border.

bring your dancing shoes baby!

ess

ps althea and donna! LOVE!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

spring break


northern star,

i'm back!
but still in a lazy dazy haze of turquoise as i pack up boxes and get ready to go on tour...

st. barth's was delicious..
trouble .. check.
tan lines... check.
not so much there in the way of noodles
but a little piece of warm bread slathered in delicious french butter... yum.

i like your macrame project
i vote we macrame some pink bikini's out of that stuff
and head back to the caribbean pronto.

miss you.
o
x
brown betty

Sunday, March 25, 2012

macrame






la la la lovely

how goes?
how was the break?
did you get into trouble?
did you work on yer tan lines?
did you eat some noodles?

i know this crafty fluoro macrame stuff is all over the place these days, but it hasn't grown old yet -
all that gorgeous climbing rope at MEC, that i ALWAYS want to buy yards and yards of, but have no idea what to do with? macrame baby!

think of the possibilities!!!

start here though. not complicated. you can go all sally england on me later.

love
ess

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

noodles + quince








dj
i was looking for quince blossoms tonight for a little project i'm working on, when i discovered march is national noodle month! did you know this???
i will for certain be heading to kintaro (care to join p?), followed by lin's and my beloved bowl of noodles with pork and pickled greens (e?).
(and here's where i found the noodle month tip. their list of spots in la includes din tai fung and a peruvian place i'd be curious to try.)
s
ps still owe you that h&m post. i'll get there...

(first quince and second quince)

Monday, March 12, 2012

212



love the caftan doll!

and kind of loving this gal too!
can't wait to be wit you in the 212!

x
the other lazy jay

Sunday, March 11, 2012

caftan crazy






lady,

i pinned the top image from joanna's pinterest a while ago and have been obsessing over the colours, volume, and length since then.
it kind of clicked for me while rifling through the racks at one of our favourite thrift-spots a few weeks ago, when i found the bottom dress, in full length muumuu (not miu miu) style. one go with the scissors and i had my own version (plus the necklace (awesome)) for a grand total of $9.98.

as for marni, i have a tale to tell.
next post, i promise.

missing you,
ess.

Friday, March 9, 2012

marni at H+M


doll,

i missed out on this yesterday as the idea of waiting in a line for anything is not my cup of tea unless of course you were there to keep me company...
a crying shame really because these pieces were made for us.

miss you
kiss you

ox
lady j

p.s. finally taking my beautiful watercolour ships from you to the framer's today!!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

balenciaga



darlingka

here is a little balenciaga + meisel + marie-amélie sauvé.
there a few bits i'd like to pick out -

as for new york
damn girl.
wish i was there.

ess

a new york minute




ess,

still recovering from an incredible nyc weekend...
bjork was magical but there are no words to describe the Doug Wheeler piece we were lucky enough to VIP our way into thanks to SLS.
hope you are well and enjoying lotsa pizza at D's new warehouse.

ox
ny doll

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

think pink



dahling,

inspired by your bright pink heart card, today is pink day and i will be thinking of you...

here are 2 more reasons why you should be living here...
where else can you walk in to your local drugstore and pick up this snappy 4 pack of white zin?
(note unbreakable bottles not heart)
or pull up beside a brand new hot pink bentley at a red light? 
(my photo does not do it justice!!)

i'm thinking *beetroot risotto tonight but would much rather be hitting a cocktail party with you and our man, karl.

hearts + kisses
f OX y

*where 'open to cool' began...

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

rory brady


hello sunshine

love this graphic by uk designer rory brady -
smart, simple.
and these days it always seems to be one or the other.

on the agenda this weekend:
  • roasting lamb
  • one last batch of blood orange marmalade
  • taking kids to see the kota ezawa installation
  • painting more weeds and mushrooms
  • feeding ducks somewhere
  • laundry
  • eating WHEAT in various formations. because i can.

thinking of you
ess

Thursday, February 2, 2012

c'mon down


doll,
speaking of tacos...our cute taco truck boys have opened a restaurant...
just one more reason for you to c'mon down.
ox
jay

Monday, January 23, 2012

super hot


doll,

so sorry to hear you are not feeling well :(
i'm hoping there is plenty of  hot soup and a big blanket for you on this first day of the dragon....
gung hey fat choy honey!
this is supposed to be the luckiest year ... 2 words...BRING IT!

once you are better, we must start planning your trip down here to see this and of course hit a taco truck or four.... kind of loving the sound of the mexican poutine sans the motherf**cking hot sauce of course. (image courtesy of the taco lovin' JB)

and i LOVE that fashion clip...she's so fab!

miss you,
your
OX

Thursday, January 19, 2012

jun ropé



dj

hmmmm. target you say? too bad up north we need to wait until 2013 for that one.

it was -7 celsius here this morning.
that's cold, actually. perfect opportunity to wear fur hats and boots and parkas with pompoms and all the other things that hide in the back of my closet until the mercury drops.

i love it for a day or too, but by day three those california palm trees and yacht rock are calling me...

ess

video via here.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

jason wu for target


your ess ness,

just thought you should know about this one...
pencil in feb. 5th on your calender + arm yourself appropriately.
more here.

your OX

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

year of the dragon


ess,

pretty cute + clever wall painting...
i think we need to do a little street art next time i am up.

the year of the dragon approaches and i am thinking of making this dish for new year's eve dinner served with some fluffy rice and sauteed bok choy.
this recipe made me think of the david chang chicken dish you shared with me a while back which also could be quite delicious.
thoughts?

it is also a good time to give your house a thorough cleaning (wash/sweep out the bad luck) and get a haircut which i am finally going to do.
more on chinese new year's here.

and speaking of dragons, i think it's time to watch this again...
maybe after the chicken dinner?

miss you.
ox,
not dragon

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

grass is greener





dj

can't say i'm not jealous.
it will be amazing.

wish i could find more on the source of this one
(why i am not a tumblr fan).
from here.

bring your paint cans next time.
ess

ps geoff mcfetridge maybe?

bjork in nyc



doll,
going to see bjork in nyc next month.
pinch me!
ox
lady j

p.s nice kicks