Have you ever found the most perfect cookbook, absolutely proportionately filled with both delicious pictures and innovative recipes? I have. This cookbook is one I have been coveting for months. Not sure why I have yet to buy it other than the fact that I’ve practically read the entire thing considering how many times I have picked it up while wandering through bookstores. But I am going to buy it. It’s called Plenty. Written by London’s super famous chef and restraunteur, Yotam Ottolenghi. This cookbook is filled with vegetarian contents like you cannot imagine, the most hardily delicious and mouth-watering recipes and images you have ever seen! With this cookbook (and this is saying a lot) I could be inspired to be vegetarian…at least until I got through all the recipes. You have to check it out. It is exquisite. Wander through a bookstore and see for yourself!
Grammys Most Pleasant Surprise.
Grammys Best Dressed.
I just recently watched Midnight in Paris - the majestically original Woody Allen film about a writer (the beloved Owen Wilson) longing for the richer and more colorful life of another time…a time seemingly greater than the present. We all seem to find such nostalgia in the eras to which we do not belong, eras before our existence. And though the message of the movie reminds us that even those who lived the richest of eras felt the same of a previous time…I still find myself longing for the richness of the ’60s, the ’20s and beyond. The personification of the fabulous creative artists of the 1920s is truly fantastic in this film. See it for yourself and enjoy being swept away to another time.
No words can do this inspirational heroine justice, just music.
So you know the dinner party game, right? The… “if I could set my dinner party table with anyone that ever walked this earth, who would it be?” Well I love to play that when I’m bored. I am constantly changing my mind, though. Some days the table includes authors - the Bronte sisters, Shel Silverstein, and William Shakespeare. Or fashion icons - Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli, Halston, Alexander McQueen. Other days the seats are filled with political figures - the Kennedys, the Obamas, Abraham Lincoln. And sometimes I am set on pop culture icons - Chris Farley, Daphne Guinness, Ina Garten, and the cast of Saved by the Bell. Needless to say I have never truly decided on a guest list. But the one constant in all of my indecisiveness is captured precisely in this picture: my grandparents at my age. The wise and beautifully aged words of a grandparent are unmatched. Some of us were lucky enough to be blessed with these words years into our adult lives. However, the heads of my dinner table are reserved for my 20-something year old grandparents - unknowing, optimistic and young. With all of the subtle elegance and poised beauty of a 20-something in the 1930s and 40s. Such an amazing photo recently forwarded on by a relative, and what an amazing dinner that would be!
I want an orange tree. So I can sit under its shade, drink fresh-squeezed orange juice, and listen to this song. Heaven. At the top of my bucket list is owning an orange tree one day. Look at this little beauty in Scottsdale. Sigh, amazing.