How about some more film? I am currently sitting in the Denver airport waiting for my flight to Aspen. What better way to spend a 3 hour layover then to share some more film with you guys! I am heading to the Food & Wine Classic, were I will be shooting the event for Stella Artois. The weekend will be jammed pack full of delicious food and beautiful scenery. I am part of a unique new way that Food & Wine is showcasing the event, read more about it here. We will be sharing images daily on Food & Wine's tumblr and my personal tumblr account and of course on instagram. I'm super stoked to meet some of my favorite culinary professionals. Thank you Stella Artois for including me on this awesome project.
Last week, amongst the chaos of the usual day to day. My friends Kristy, Laura and I got together to have a little picnic in Central Park. Taking a couple hours from your hectic work day really does make you stop and appreciate that summer is here in all its glory. We dipped radishes and carrots into a this delicious lemony white bean puree from Love & Lemons. Kristy made yummy sandwiches of ham, mustard & cornichons on baguettes, and a lentil salad. Laura made Abraço's famous olive oil cake and I brought along macerated strawberries to top it off. We laid in the sun, sipped on Rose and took a couple of hours to relax. I mean what else are you supposed to do on a Monday? Ahhh the freelancers life :)
It's 91 degrees in the city today (as I sit with an ice pack on my lap), three days ago it was in the 50's... and people don't believe in global warming or climate change, hah!
I've been shooting a lot of film lately, for a number of reasons. One of those being that I wanted to create a division between my personal and professional work and the ease of carrying a small camera around has me bringing it out on the daily. I've also been rather bored with my style and wanted to dabble in something different. I love the excitement of waiting for my film scans to return. I appreciate that its making me slow down and look at my compositions thoughtfully. These images were shot while lunching with the lovely Julia at The Smile. I love their interior and thought you would too.
Shot with a Canon AE-1 | Portra 800.
Whew May was particularly busy, anyone else? I went on some fun day trips. Worked my but off. Had a mental break down. You know, the usual.
I've been obsessed with flowers this month, oh wait that's every month. Lilacs, Lily of the Valley & Irises have been on the rounds in my apartment. I put them next to my bed so I can inhale them in the morning, they make me happy. The weathers been strange but I dont mind. As long as everything is green and I see the sun often, I'm good. Spring produce has been so inspiring, the freshness is hard to beat. My local grocery store and bodega will miss my business, as I plan to avoid them as much as possible this Summer. They can keep their sad wilted greens until next winter when I'm desperate.
We had a margarita party on the roof last week, I drank too much. I'm giving myself clean slate for the next couple of weeks. Speaking of Clean Slate, have you had that sandwich at Salties? Its bomb. I am trying to loose some winter weight, anyone else? Gosh why does it seem to get harder the older we get? Go away flabby arms! You are not welcome here. I probably just got a little too personal but hey isn't that what a blog's for? Conscious cleared.
I love these cooking videos that Weird and Ravenous made for Food52. That Julia Turshen is one badass chick ;)
I need these bowls.
This post, because Sarah makes me laugh out loud.
I wish this was my no fuss outfit.
My friend Mauro makes these awesome canvas bags, like the one I've been sporting around.
Rhubarb & Gin Sorbet with Rose Cream. SAY WHAT? Yes please.
One day I hope to be cool enough to get one of Ariele's spoons.
Oh and how could I forget, some tips on how to take better phone photos via Conde Nast Traveler. Thankful for being included in the round up.
Last week I went out to East Hampton to help my dear friend Kari for an event she was working on. More on that soon.
We had 15 minutes at the beach and a lobster roll before making our way back to the city. It was magical, I can't wait to go back.
In other news.
I was featured over on SF Girl by Bay, an honor and in one of my favorite Australian magazines Est, there is more where that came from here.
On April 27th Kinfolk Magazine hosted a Flower Pot-Luck around the world to celebrate the beginning of Spring. I attended the Brooklyn gathering which took place in the back garden of one of my favorite home stores; Moon River Chattel. Amy Merrick was the floral mastermind teaching the informal flower arranging class, where each student contributed their choice of the flower, hence the name "Flower Pot-Luck". They made ivy crowns studded with flowers and wild spring arrangements. We sat and enjoyed an afternoon meal prepared by the lovely Anne Parker who was in town from Portland. A beautiful selection of charcuterie and cheeses and an assortment of salads made from the greenmarkets finest. All served on some of Francis Palmers gorgeous hand-made plates. A lovely afternoon indeed, I cant think of a better way to welcome my favorite season.
A couple of weekends ago, I got together with a few friends to cook from Bon Appetit's new "The Grilling Cookbook". You can read the full review over on Bon Appetit's website. A big thank you to Camille for cooking, Kira for the beautiful props and Patrick for being an amazing host. A delicious meal and fun times were had.