Monday, November 24, 2014
I made these for a potluck friendsgiving-style party that we went to on Friday. It was a fun time. Our friend lives in an apartment building-cum-gallery, and she and some of her artist/art-history-buff friends came up with a game called "Drunk Art History," inspired by the show Drunk History, of course. Everyone picked a piece of famous artwork out of a hat and, after some drinking, we gave 3-minute boozy lectures with the aid of a projector.
I got the recipe here, but I used raspberry Jell-O because I couldn't find cranberry. They were delicious. The cranberry juice combined with the raspberry Jell-O for the perfect cran-raspberry taste.
I wasn't quite sure how to roll the cranberries in honey and sugar, so I just drizzled honey over them in a bowl and stirred, then added a few tablespoons of sugar and stirred again. That method worked well, and I'd recommend it if you give these a try. I was able to get 28 shots out of the recipe, so I only sugared about 40 cranberries, saving the rest of the bag for Thanksgiving cranberry sauce.
Looking for a last-minute Thanksgiving contribution or a quick way to get your family drunk? Look no further.
Friday, November 21, 2014
I wasn't kidding when I said I could live in Madewell. Lately, I've been loving neutrals and tomboy silhouettes with French-girl feminine details, and Madewell covers all those bases beautifully.
Neutrals are not only effortlessly cool looking, but they also make getting dressed in the morning so easy since everything goes with everything else.
"La Superbe" sweatshirt – Madewell et Sézane
Colorblock Streetcar coat – Madewell
Skinny jeans – Gap
Brown leather"Cast & Crew" ankle boots – Jeffrey Campbell, Free People
Wooden collar necklace – Madewell
Dinosaur bone rib cage cuff bracelet – Noir Jewelry
Mismatch ankle socks – Madewell
Friday, November 14, 2014
When Ryan and I went to Mood while we were in New York (photos, video), I told him how occasionally I'll see the same textile used for wildly different products from different brands, and I like to imagine that Mood was the source for both. Two different designers, each living in New York and shopping at Mood, see the same textile and give it two separate lives, each as far reaching as the other.
I once spotted a really lovely pattern I recognized from an Anthro top used on a Crosby record player. These pants happen to share their fabric with an Anthro top as well. When I first saw the top, I loved the pattern, but I didn't really love the shape. I even thought that I would prefer the fabric as pants. Then, a few months later, there they were at Madewell. Thank you, Mood.
Everly ankle boots – Jeffrey Campbell, Urban Outfitters
"Delancey Slouch Trousers" – Madewell
Lace and leather shirt – Prabal Garung for Target
Necklace – J.Crew Factory
Belt – Madewell
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
01. Anthropologie, 02. Madewell, 03. J.Crew, 04. Madewell, 05. Amazon, 06. Madewell
Monday, November 10, 2014
When we travel, I sometimes like to make a short video to keep as a souvenir along with all the vacation photos. This one will give you an idea of some of the sights and activities we enjoyed in New York. And, if you're interested, you can check out a video I made last year of a fun day trip Ryan and I took to the very charming Columbus, Indiana. Find it here.