May 30, 2012

nice package



My day job is as a graphic designer, a job I love, having been lucky to work for & with organizations & people I can really get behind. Designing packaging for my own ventures - extra love!

May 28, 2012

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Outdoor art openings with friends. Croquet court opening avec amis. Sunday drives to delicious destinations. I love summertime.

May 26, 2012

May 25, 2012

May 22, 2012

bespoke


Custom monogram pendant in Big Caslon, with a copper filigree chain.

May 18, 2012

happy weekend

Enjoy the blooms!

May 17, 2012

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Lovely, artistic baubles that capture the colors of the season.

1. juliana hung // 2. the garden studio // 3. minoux // 4. my cakies //  5. last prize // 6. snug studio // 7. unknown // 8. between the lines // 9. erin smith // 10. love sexton // 11. noir jewelry // 12. altiplano // 13. holst + lee // 14. jewiseha

May 11, 2012

happy weekend

I've been busy as of late, starting new projects & jobs I find exciting & which have started pushing me further in directions I'm interested in, unveiling new perspectives & kindling creative fires. As invigorating as it is, I've really been looking forward to weekends for time to relax & get out of doors. This weekend we plan to explore a new hiking trail, & probably do some reading on the porch, perhaps with a sunny glass of rosé. Enjoy yours - cheers!

May 7, 2012

scenes from a vermont weekend










You certainly eat well in Vermont, & perhaps because of the long & dormant winter months, it seems most explicitly so in the springtime. Shoots & leaves spring out & cover the landscape in a tide of green, & produce from local farms begins appearing in droves in the roadside farm stands, markets & shops. One of the things that attracted us to this corner of the world was the close relationship one has with the natural world, & with the cultivation of the very stuff of life, our food.

The first Farmers' Market of the season certainly drove this point home. After picking up a flat of organic herb starts & freshly harvested salad greens, we sat down to a humongous breakfast of local chef Shital's palak paneer & aloo gobi, with piquant garlic pickle & fragrant coriander chutney. Oh how I missed this food over the long winter months! As if that weren't enough, we each got a beautiful & delicious pastry from Patricia, whose artistry, as someone interested in the chocolate arts, I hold in very high esteem. My tender & feather-light meringue cookies had creamy hazelnut & dark chocolate ganaches sandwiched between, & were absolutely swoon-worthy. A cup of Neil's expertly blended hot chai was the perfect compliment. Heaven.

Seeing the Market's newly landscaped common area dotted with picnic tables brought back memories of last year's devastating floods, & was testimonial to this area's commitment to coming together as a community & helping each other in times of need. We sat not far from a spot where J & other volunteers helped shovel fill onto the scarred terrain & rebuild the soil that was swept away.

I love living in a place where we know the people who grow our food, & know the land from whence it came. Our own little garden plot is now populated with herbs & greens that started their lives just a few miles away.

We topped off the weekend with a hike on some of our favorite trails, a place with a colorful history & miles of hilly & rocky terrain. Although we visit this particular forest during each season, I must admit that I like springtime the best; the mosquitos & biting flies have yet to come out, & the riot of green & birdsong is invigorating. Our hike was punctuated every several feet by the alarm chirps of territorial chipmunks, & the astringent smell of pine needles flooded our sinuses & made me feel dizzy.

I certainly slept well last night.