Filed under: My favorite things
A little late today, but here nonetheless. This week was spent recovering from a hectic summer, and ultimately attempting to get centered again. Last Saturday we had the Thai monks come down to the restaurant for a small ceremony, which we try to do a few times a year. I always feel rejuvenated and balanced after a morning with them, but usually it’s just the start to a long journey of meditation and reflection. And so it began…but I did manage to also feed my soul by eating quite well. And I also ran into some wonderful friends at the Melrose Steet Fair last Sunday! A good start I’d say.
Hoping you have a wonderful long weekend ahead. Kiss!
Chocolate whiskey cake from Columbia City Bakery. No need for any utensils when you can shove it right in as you walk the farmer’s market. I even managed to share a few (and by that I mean two) bites with my sweetie.
A visit from the monks. Positive vibes, getting back to “center”, sharing a special meal with family and friends.
Date night with Meem at Sitka & Spruce. Mom’s are great for feeding the soul, and with my guy away I needed extra love…and three glasses of sparkling wine. It was the perfect night out. (This was the spiced lamb. It was awesome.)
In the sea of new fall shoes at Barney’s these stood out in every way. Wingtips look good with a platform, no? Ok so maybe at first glance they’re not your thing, but trust me when I say they are gorgeous. The perforated details and layered trim are perfect, but the best feature is the color. The light and delicate patent grey make it more lovely than vamp, which could have easily been the case with this silhouette (notice the square “blade” shape of the heel). With pants or a dress they’d be quite versatile and wearable for years to come.
Givenchy Wingtip Platform Bootie, Barney’s $1,295
There’s something about the glossy black that I love for the kitchen. Maybe because, for me at least, it’s unexpected.
Mosser Glass is a great company as well. Check out their cool story.
[From School House Electric & Supply Co. $54 for the set]
I’ve never seen this guy before but he’s super cool. A ribbon eel from the oceans of Indonesia.
Filed under: Fashion
A new season and a new beautiful gown to lust after. Oh, I love it so! The stretchy-tight contoured fit, navy front, white back, with the nude mesh cut-outs at the sides, and the metallic belt are all just unbelievably perfect. If only I had the party (and the wallet) to support such a lovely dress.
If you’re out and about in Seattle on Sunday you should swing by the Melrose Street Fair in front of Melrose Market. We’ll be celebrating its 2 wonderful years with food, booze, and coffee. My very favorites stops Sitka & Spruce, Bar Ferd’nand, and Taylor Shellfish will have snacks, and my very favorite guy and I will be working the Stumptown Coffee Cold Brew station. Come by and grab a brew!
In the meantime I’ll be contemplating preparations for the changing season. Autumn is in the air and while I’m really, super excited I’m hoping that there are still some of bits of warmness ahead. I’m just not quite ready to give up my favorite Summer accessories. Here’s to warm (and dry!) Indian Summer days, and cozy cool Autumn nights.
Cole Haan mini purse. Just big enough to hold my phone, cash, and lipstick. I got it so long ago it’s probably considered vintage by now.
T by Alexander Wang tee. Seriously the most wonderfully soft and stylish t-shirt ever. From cut-off shorts to fancy skirts it’s perfect.
I’ve never quite understood the whole coaster thing; perhaps because I eat dinner at my coffee table where there are no rules as to what can be placed atop, or because I love my linen cocktail napkins. So really what it comes down to is that I have never had a need for a coaster set. But then I saw these referred to as trivets and that was something I could understand. And what perfect timing as my guy and I were just talking about looking for a trivet. This is probably not what he had in mind but perhaps I can sneak a couple into the kitchen anyway. They range between 5-6″ so as a single it’s perfect for my teapot or his Chemex coffee, or for larger pieces a few of them might be needed. From Leif $20 each.