Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Mizuki Blackened Gold With diamonds

Food for the Plane: Sant Ambroeus











We are always looking for amazing and tasty bites to pick up on the way to the airport. Even upgraded, our food is the best on board. Check out Sant Ambroeus, a New York legend on upper Madison. Couldn't resist a shot of the real stuff, which by the way, was NOT on our list!

Trapped Lusting After the High Line Park


Stella McCartney, please set this manikin free! She is trapped in your store window in a suit and 'it' bag and looking utterly miserable looking up and out over the High Line where she would rather be!

Getting High on the High Line in NYC






It is a wonderful breath of air in the sky. Charles & I enjoyed a stroll along the new High Line park in New York which follows the old rail line in the Meatpacking (now Fashionista) District in NY. But warning to parents with kids, you never know what you'll find. Don't be surprised to look up at the Standard Hotel and catch some flashers!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Scenes from August: Kim' Birthday

We had a sugar-infested, champagne infused, heck of a par-tay to celebrate Kim's big day!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New Renee Garvey: Nature's Treasures...

Bad News, Good News at the Capitol Hotel, Little Rock

Last year I blogged about The Capitol Hotel's home baked cheese straws and just couldn't wait to order some more. But alas! when I called, the person at the other end of the phone said he had never heard of them and that the kitchen was under new management. Woe was me. But wait! There's more! Room service suggested I try the "buttered, salted soybeans" or the spiced pecans. Just decided on both. Well those soybeans turned out to be heavenly edamame and those pecans? Why the most perfectly salted with a touch of sweetness and roasting. Yuuuuuuuuuuuuum....

Capital Hotel Little Rock....

Wondering how long I can hold off before ordering those home baked cheese straws....yum!!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

15 Year Old Cooks....Extraordinaire

It was a long day and I was most excited to have Jake call and ask if he and friend Justin could plan, shop and cook dinner Friday night. These guys nailed it. Steak, marinated chicken, potatoes and onions with 'camp sauce' and green beans with almonds. The drink of choice? Why it's non-alcoholic sparkling 'wine' to celebrate August. Yum. They even cleared and did the dishes. Encore guys?

A Wedding & A Memory















We spent a great afternoon in NY in amazing weather. Ran into friends Karen (of Neimans) & Alan Katz on Madison. Caught a wedding outside the Plaza (couldn't even estimate how many guests, all in black, black, black, a true New York moment). And on the top floor of Bergdorf Goodman, walked right into a throwback moment to 1980, when I was wedding dress shopping with Charles. Some things never change. There is still a manniquin to the left of the bridal department door, and yes, I bought the dress (all hand beaded) off the mannequin, which I scored for $300 at the time. Memory Lane is always a sweet ride.

Introducing Pippo Perez

We are thrilled to introduce Pippo Perez, an Italian designer (remember those red driving shoes from an earlier blog????) who does the most incredible micro set diamonds in 18 karat gold. The angel wings "articulate" (yes, they do move a bit). You won't believe the workmanship and detail. We were captivated by this designer who comes from a family of jewelry designers, including his father who made the ring that Joe DiMaggio gave Marilyn Monroe when they wed. Check it out....Amazing!