Thursday, December 29, 2016

around the block

back in new york, a quick morning commute downtown...

around the block...
prince street, crosby street, howard street, etc..

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas cookies

my mother is known to bake over 22 kinds of cookies for Christmas!
some are her mother's recipes, some her own and some from favorite cookbooks.

biscotti on Christmas... 

this biscotti recipe with almond and aniseed comes from the Union Square Cafe Cookbook...

i love these cookies any time of day but they are popular in Tuscany with Vin Santo dessert wine as the recipe points out.

merry christmas to all and to all a good night!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Yes, Virginia...

Yes, Virginia, in NYC we have red and green bagels at Christmas....

Nussbaum and Wu...

Friday, December 16, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

Holiday DIY

calm and bright at abc home for last week's evening of crafting with artisans and makers...

at abc home...

Friday, December 9, 2016

do your dance

Friday is here!

Isadora Duncan c.1910, watercolor, pen and ink, and graphite pencil on paper
by Abraham Walkowitz
The Whitney, Human Interest:Portraits

Thursday, December 8, 2016


in new york, a surprise around every corner, a photo opp in every doorway...

east 63rd street, next door to The Lowell...

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016


trending: my mother baked her first naked cake! 

butter cake with raspberry and whipped cream
top with powder sugar and fresh raspberries...

Thursday, November 24, 2016

give thanks

blue-bird-pumpkin 1939 paul klee

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Wandering In Place

last Thursday's Tribeca Art Night was about many things:  art, architecture, collaboration, color, community, culture, curating, design, discovery, expression, ideas, images, intimacy, language, medium, memory, nature, neighborhood, passion, process, reaction, rebellion, self, soul, talk, tools...  

give thanks for gallery hopping and gathering with the most welcoming hosts who shared with us so generously all evening long!

wandering in pace
paintings by rick lewis