Saturday, July 30, 2016

salad style

sometimes in life you have to stray from avocado toast, so on my last visit to le pain quotidien's community table, i ventured into new territory with the seasonal grain bowl, featuring sorghum, a protein packed, gluten free, whole grain.

truth be told, it was really the Burrata, the nectarine salsa and the lime that were the lure... 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

be drunken

happy hour, brought to you by the ocean breeze, with a luminous moon to follow ...

Faena Hotel, Miami 

Friday, July 15, 2016

after Bastille Day

i was thinking of Nice and France all morning, then had a welcome chance encounter with Paris in the afternoon... 

Place des Vosges No2
oil on canvas, 1928
Stuart Davis

Monday, July 11, 2016

Set in Stone

Or, crafted in concrete if you are designer Clodagh, focused on building, interiors and renovations...

In her own words: "There is a universality about the presence of concrete. Used for years as a building material, it is perfectly comfortable invited into a room as a piece of furniture. Warmer to the touch than stone and malleable as putty until it sets, it lends a powerful presence to a room."

Clodagh's love affair with concrete began when she left a fashion design career in Ireland.
"The reason I left fashion was that it was too ephemeral, and what I love about concrete is that it is eternal, and it takes on a gorgeous patina over time."

At Thursday evening's "Summer Soiree," Clodagh and Trueform introduced the Clodagh Collection, celebrating concrete forms and Clodagh's happy, new East 23rd Street Studio.

Railroad Concrete Bench
Studio view of the concrete jungle
Tables were staged with reclaimed wood accents, Tufenkian area rugs, Chista artifacts and flowers by Floreal.   Vegan fare was served.  Fresh, chilled Rose was enjoyed along with Clodagh's own homemade raspberry vodka.

Primitive Concrete Table
fresh refreshments...
The big surprise? One lucky raffle winner went home with new Doggie Dinnerware, well equipped to tackle the dog days of summer now upon us!

Clodagh and Trueform share their story...
Nomadic Coffee Table
Doggie Dinnerware
(quotes from press release)