Oysters & Sous-Vide

The quintessential West Coast welcome-summer meal: fresh Hog Island oysters, shucked on the patio, accompanied by an amazing homemade peppery minoette sauce and a cream & horseradish mix, silky sous-vide short ribs, wine curated by the guest of honor, blue cheese, and berry cobbler. A true feast, and it's only the beginning.

We Love Fish in a Jar!

What better way to welcome the first day of summer than enjoying fish in a jar? This sweet treat of white chocolate, blue buttercream, and chocolate cake (from my favorite recipe by Emily Luchetti) accompanied my son and his friends on a 7th birthday fishing trip. Thankfully, the glass jars all came back in one…

Steven Alan Sample Sale

I found these lovely pieces at the Steven Alan Online Sample Sale - lots of summery prints and great prices. Get your favorites before they all disappear. Sale ends June 22nd.

New Sweet William in Brooklyn

If I were a little girl, this is where you'd find me, snug between atsuyo et akiko and ESP No. 1, or reclined on a soft chair trying on hair accessories. Now that I'm all grown up (not really) and living on the opposite coast, I enjoy a little Sweet William here. Shop online or visit their lovely…

Holly Golightly’s Breakfast

One of my favorite artists, Joël Penkman, has just released another masterpiece from his fictional food series, a limited edition giclée print: Holly Golightly's breakfast, Milk-Plus, and Edmund's Turkish delight (soon to be hanging on one of my walls). The painting is based on another favorite, "Breakfast at Tiffany's". This and more of Mr. Penkman's magnificent…