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…

Just Add Imagination

If you're looking for fun summer projects, add one of these 100% recycled cardboard creations to your list. All your child needs is a bit of imagination and a big smile to enjoy these pint-size shelters by Kidsonroof. You can get them here.

Stylish Sachets by k studio

I like keeping a running list of good gift ideas. Here, these sachets combine design elements that I love, fine art and sustainable cloth. The pouches are $36 for a pack of three, which would make a nice gift for a hostess, teacher, or friend. Another idea is to break up the group, add some…