28 October, 2011
Take a look at the holiday photo cards I designed for Hello Lucky's new collection! You can order them here and here.
27 October, 2011
christopher patrick ernst via junkculture
rojan via 50 watts
oh happy day
leslie david via all the mountains
jeana sohn (this vintage skirt makes me think of school paper cutters)
lynn woods turner via arthound
marcel van eeden,
homesteading roasters and idear papergoods via scrapbook
public school via printeresting
cannelle et vanille
scout's honor co.
miranda skoczek via the jealous curator
above via white walls
heirloom recipe via the goldsmith
christian herr via scrapbook
randy hage via junkculture
lines bros. 1937 dollhouse via an ambitious project collapsing
régine ramseier via unruly things
unknown source via old chum
brice marden via printeresting
double merrick via sfgirlbybay
This weekend I took a trip up to Seattle to visit with some good friends, and it was lovely. All of us are foodies, so as usual we did more eating than anything else. Highlights include pizza at Delancey, dinner at The Walrus & The Carpenter, Brunch at Sitka & Spruce, my friend Chris' homemade roasted squash pasta and Piper's homemade sourdough bread, a pilgrimage to the Seattle Pie Company, dinner at Momiji, breakfast at the Skillet, and drinks at Canon. In between meals we did a lot of sitting by the fire, watching movies and YouTube videos, and shopping. I love my friends! Here are some photos from the trip.
more antiques from around town
smoked black cod with pickled beets and creme fraiche from sitka & spruce
shawn and chris' beautiful home
chris ricing squash for pasta dough
tower of pie!
another shot of shawn and chris' home
biscuits and gravy, and poutine from the skillet
the sunrise from capitol hill
16 October, 2011
I have fallen behind on my weekend reports again, and as usual lots of fun things have been going on. Here's a bit of what I've been up to lately.
This weekend, my friend Jessica and I attended Le Diner en Blanc in Golden Gate Park's Music Concourse, conveniently scheduled on one of the warmest evenings of the year! I made salad Nicoise and a pear clafoutis, and Jessica brought some lovely rosé, cheese, charcuterie, and bread for our picnic. I wasn't totally sure what I was getting into when we put our names in the hat for an invitation a few months ago, but the event was truly magical. 3,500 people dressed in white, dining in candlelight al fresco... incredible! You can see a glimpse of Jessica and me in this video, at 2:10.
In the past couple of weeks, I also took a walking tour of Craftsman homes with my friend Christine, organized by the Oakland Heritage Alliance,
took a ferry ride across the bay,
had brunch at Doña Tomas with Erik,
saw an exhibition of photographs from the 1991 Oakland Firestorm at the Berkeley Art Museum with my friend Elka,
went swimming at the Coppola Winery pool with some girlfriends,
enjoyed multiple avocado smoothies at the Sweet Booth in Oakland's Chinatown,
attended my dear friends Jenn and Ajax's wedding,
finally ate dinner at Una Pizza Napoletana (exceeded its reputation!),
made it to an Oktoberfest Monday at Camino,
spent an afternoon going through the clippings files at the Oakland History Room,
participated in a big board game night,
went to Oregon for my family's annual vacation, along with two of my favorite lady friends,
attended Home Movie Day screenings at the Oakland Museum,
cooked a lot and was cooked for,
visited the Santa Cruz County fair with Marina,
toured the historic Fox Theater in downtown Oakland (built in 1928),
as well as the gorgeous Paramount Theater (built in 1931),
played bocce ball,
and even took a gondola ride on Lake Merritt!