Friday, July 12, 2013

Foodie Friday 7.12.13

Fried Chicken and (Bacon, Cheddar and Green Onion) Waffle Sandwiches

It has been far too long since I've written post. (In my defense, I'm currently working five different jobs, and feel like I barely have time to sleep). That said, I came across this recipe for Fried Chicken and Waffle Sandwiches, and knew it had Foodie Friday written all over it... Enjoy!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Wire Typography

How awesome is this? Dan Hoopert, an eighteen year-old college student in the UK has re-imagined an alphabet made of virtual wire. Using 3D modeling software, Hoopert striped down a simple serif font to its essential architecture, to highlight the intricate web of lines and curves that make up the backbone of typographical design. 

 The result? An alphabet of naked letters, beautiful enough to stand on their own.

Love it!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Après-ski: Part I - Slim Aarons

Verbier Vacation: Holiday-makers take the sun on a mountain top in Verbier, 1964.

I’ve always been enamored with all things après-ski. Not because I’m a great skier (hardly!), but because I adore the glamorous lifestyle the term represents: Alpine slopes, rustic chalets, hot toddies, stylishly-clad skiers, and the sense of promise and relaxation that can only be found on a sporty mountain holiday.

Celebrated photographer Slim Aarons described his photography as capturing "attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places." He also loved skiing and often vacationed with his family in Gstaad, Switzerland. It’s not surprising then that when the sport of skiing became all the rage after World War II, he could be found among the members of high society, shooting the beautiful people at winter resorts from Stowe to St. Moritz. 

Curling, circa 1961: Heinrich Dite and Leonie Heller play a variety of curling 
in Lech, Austria. 

Vermont Winter, circa 1960: Students from Stowe Preparatory School track through 
deep snow near Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak, Vermont. 

From A Place in the Sun

Klosters: Skiers pass by the Hotel Chesa Grischuna in Klosters, 1963.

Apres Ski: A party of skiers adjourn for drinks 
at Squaw Valley, CA 1961.

Snow Round The Pool: Bathers having a winter dip in a pool 
at Vail, Colorado, March 1964. 

Palace Hotel: The Palace Hotel in Gstaad, 1961. 

Snowmass Picnic: A stand-up fondue picnic for skiers 
at Snowmass-at-Aspen, Colorado which has more than fifty 
miles of trails and snowfields. The village was opened in 1967. 

A glider takes off from the top of a mountain in Austria as photographed by 
Slim Aarons for the January 1981 issue of Town & Country.

Chalet Costi: Skiers outside the Chalet Costi in Zermatt, 1968. 

Aren't these images fantastic? Slim Aarons never used stylists or make-up artists on his shoots. Instead, he utilized natural light and let the people and scenery speak for themselves...

Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Delighted by DelightFULL

CLARK Suspension Lamp

Are you familiar with the amazing lighting from DelightFULL? I am seriously IN LOVE with every single piece they make. Seriously. I droll over each and every one of the jazz-infused, retro, mid-century inspired lamps in their collection, and wish that I had a 100-room mansion, just so I could take one of every style home with me. To live. Forever. 

I’d hang them from the ceiling,

COSMO Suspension Lamp

HANNA Suspension Lamp

IKE Suspension Lamp

BOTTI Suspension Lamp

NEIL Suspension Lamp

SINATRA Suspension Lamp

Set them on the floor,

JANIS Floor Lamp

EVANS Floor Lamp

DIANA Floor Lamp

SINATRA Floor Lamp

SIMONE Floor Lamp

Affix them to the walls,


NORAH Wall Lamp



SIMONE Wall Lamp

And perch them atop desks and tables everywhere...

BILLY Table Lamp

DIANA Table Lamp

TURNER Table Lamp

AMY Table Lamp

Are you as obsessed as I am?? If so, visit DelightFULL’s website for even more illuminating eye candy…

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

All The Best Brunches Have Them

The Best Bloody Mary You'll Ever Have (courtesy Cup of Jo)

Last weekend, my best friend Eleni came down from Boston to visit me. It was a real treat, as Eleni's a doctor and often has trouble getting away. Naturally, we decided that Sunday brunch was in order. And to me, brunch always means a Bloody Mary. I love the spicy tomato-y texture and how the plethora of garnishes make me feel like I'm eating healthier than I actually am. My favorite versions in Philadelphia are those at Farmicia (a local haunt, and scene of Sunday's brunch) and Rittenhouse Tavern (which I visited for the first time about a month ago, and whose Bloody Marys are the yardstick by which all others will be measured going forward). 

Surprisingly, as much I love these comforting concoctions, I've never made one at home. That's all about to change though, as I've decided that this holiday season will be the one in which I master the Bloody Mary myself. It'll take some practice, I'm sure, and a lot of tasting...(but thankfully, I'm up to the challenge). Here are the recipes I'm planning to try -

Brunch in a Cup (by Mrs. Lilien)

Sriracha Bloody Mary (by White on Rice Couple)

Do you like Bloody Marys? Who makes your favorite version? Any recipes of your own you'd like to share? 

Images as linked above