I just began reading one of the longest works of fiction in literature, all inspired by this painting by Nicolas Poussin. It's 12 volumes and I'm going to see if I can read one volume per month. This sounds like a New Year's resolution to me!
I am absolutely loving this relatively new (well new to me) show on IFC called Dinner with the Band. Chef Sam Mason hosts different bands at his NYC loft where he cooks and they all sit around talking about music, life....the food just looks delectable and he also creates cocktails that pair with each dish. Check it out, every Tuesday night at 10/central.
Coat: vintage, brooch: grandma's, sweater: J Crew; jeans: Gap; boots: Frye, jewels: grandma's + my own
A couple weeks ago I bought vintage on ebay for the first time. It was really scary because you can't touch it or try it on or anything, so it's hard to tell how quality it is. This is a 60s swing coat. And I forgot to photograph it from the back, but it's really cool because it only belts in the front and then swings in the back. And it feels like the good fur/hair, not the cheap stuffed animal looking stuff.
I debuted it last night for the first time at The Art Conspiracy in Dallas. We had a lot of fun but stayed WAY too long, but it was all worth it when we ended up at Metro Diner scarfing down eggs, bacon AND sausage, pancakes, and coffee. YUMMMM.
Oh yeah, I wanted to share the shop on ebay I got it from. I love them.
With New Years just around the corner, I thought I'd post these photos from one of my favorite bloggers (and most beloved French blogger) Cherry Blossom Girl. I love her spin on the party dress by pairing them with tough boots. Trés cute.
My days and weeks have been incredibly full and delightful and I think the year may end up okay after all. Especially now that I've seen Wes Anderson's adaptation of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr. Fox. Roald Dahl books were so much a part of my childhood, and I'm so happy that they're just alive today as they were when I was young. I can't wait to share them with my children one day. This was one of those movies that when you sit down and see the very first few shots, you just know that you have to savor each moment because it won't last long (especially considering it's stop motion animation). The art direction was of course superb. And I got a kick out of the Fantastic Mr. Fox's wardrobe looking just like Wes'. Yes, we're on a first name basis.