Monthly archive April, 2014
Negroni Cocktail Sphere

Negroni Cocktail Sphere

I’ve always been fascinated by ice. When mixing cocktails, you quickly realize that ice is a big deal. Different drinks call for different types of ice. For example, a mint julep requires a mountain of crushed ice both to account for its sweetness, and to beat the Southern heat. An old fashioned, on the other...
Cool As Cusco

Cool As Cusco

(Tatler UK April 2014 editorial; images via Visual Optimism)
Madewell x Erin Wasson

Madewell x Erin Wasson

Fresh off the heels of their subdued but wonderfully casual March look book, Madewell delivers an edgier and sexier catalog for spring. And who better to be the face of cool than Erin Wasson? Shot against the beaches and stone walled streets of Malta, jeans, blazers, and simple white tees are styled in a way...
Guinness Beef Stew Pot Pie

Guinness Beef Stew Pot Pie

Guinness beef stew pot pie is a regular menu item in our household. I’ve been making it for years and it’s always, without fail, a crowd pleaser – especially on chilly evenings during the fall and winter months. Honestly, it’s comfort food at it’s best. The stew, with Ireland’s famous black stout, requires the most...
Dome Home for just 9k!

Dome Home for just 9k!

When most people imagine their dream home, they probably think of a large, sprawling vacation house that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. When Steve Areen thought about building his dream home, all he had to do was find $9,000 and a place to build. He did just that and, in a few weeks, he...
Janessa Leone Spring 2014

Janessa Leone Spring 2014

Our hat addiction continues with Janessa Leone‘s newly launched spring collection. Whether you prefer a more classic style like a natural straw panama hat trimmed with leather or an edgier look with a wool felt fedora in a perfectly light and neutral color, Janessa has your cabeza covered. (images courtesy Janessa Leone)
Palomaesque Cocktail

Palomaesque Cocktail

I’m a lady about town and  I do enjoy a good happy hour. Yet these last few weeks I’ve barely made it off my bed. I seem to have been in some sort of Spring trance. I blame the rain.  Needless to say, my birthday and spring is around the corner and it’s officially time...
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