I just discovered this amazing How to Cook video collection on Martha Stewart’s website. I love the layout and design of the videos. They’re short, simple, sweet and they cover a range of culinary topics: How to Butterfly, How to Julienne, How to Clean a Mussel, How to Cut a Fennel Bulb… I want to watch the knife skill videos. Doesn’t cutting fast make you feel like such a pro? I need to practice. I also want to try roasting beets. Beets + goat cheese is so delicious! And look at that lobster up there! I’ve never made/bought a lobster. Lobsters make me think of the movie Julie & Julia…”Lobster killlaa!” :) I was so impressed with these videos. Check them out here!
This is an excerpt from Erick Larson’s, The Devil in the White City (pg. 196). Frederick Law Olmsted was famous for co-designing many famous parks including Central Park. Along with a man named Daniel H. Burnham, Olmsted redeveloped Jackson Park in Chicago transforming it into the fairgrounds for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. They had a very short amount of time and at this point in the book Olmsted was very ill, so he instructed his right-hand man, Ulrich, to not fear simple decor. “Let us manifest the taste of gentlemen.” Well said.
The painting above is featured in the exhibit called, Impressionism, Fashion, & Modernity that just opened in Chicago yesterday. The painting is by James Tissot and it’s called Le Cercle de la rue Royale (The Circle of the Rue Royal). I went to the exhibit with my sister and was blown away. I’ll post more on the exhibit later this week.
/merəˈtriSHəs/ apparently attractive but having in reality no value or integrity
I’ve heard it said that you will meet five pivotal people in your life. These people make a deep impression on you, influencing how you live. My friend Grace is one of my five. We met in college…. Continue reading
Isn’t that gorgeous? I’m not even into octopi/octopuses—will the plural of octopus please stand up? ..Apparently you can say octopuses or octopi. (??) allllll that to say…I love the colors and perspective of this watercolor. Maybe if I had kids I’d put the print in their room/bathroom. Maybe I should buy it now (my husband would say no!) and put it on my desk. : ) I do think it’s one you can look at for a long time. It reminds me of this stunning room. Elena has many other lovely watercolors available in her Etsy shop. I like the giraffe and look at this little dude and his glasses–now that would be a good one to have around. He’d definitely make you smile. For original artwork her prices are incredibly reasonable, $90 for a 13×11! You can find her prints for sale in her Etsy shop, fairysomnia.