How extraordinary are designers that can articulate their visions just as well as they can physically create them.
Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s words on MOCA‘s exhibition of their work:
Rodarte: States of Matter
I have been following the designers’ work since attending a show five years ago. At the time, watching the dresses moved me. But if someone were to ask me why, I would have been completely lost for words.
A new place never quite feels like my own until I’ve cooked in it. I wish I had a recipe to share, but I have a habit of looking at a lot of different recipes and stealing thoughts from each to make my own. Next time I’ll write it down and give you something you can use!
What They Wore: Pitti Uomo, The Details from Mr. Porter
I have always had an affinity for menswear. Mi manca Firenze.
Probably because I am finally settled in one place for at least the next few months and have been frequenting Houndstooth Coffee the past couple of days. (Did you know that their normal espresso is actually a doppio?)
The past week I have been busy preparing to move back to Austin, so I’ve reserved very little time to think about New Year’s resolutions. If anything I hope to continue doing more and thinking less. And to be honest, I almost never follow through with them. I scribble them on a sticky note and then forget them an hour later.
With this habit in mind, I thought, “What if I scribble them multiple times, lose them, then discover them over and over again?” But then I realized how frustrating this game would become. While digging for spare change, I would pull out a slip that says “Meditate.” Thanks. I’m sure everyone in line wouldn’t mind waiting for their coffee, I need to Om.
Anyways, that idea was quickly discarded. But I do believe in taking time out every day to clear my mind. And it seems to be quite popular this year.
In celebration of 2013, my sister and I made some vanilla bean macarons and sprayed them gold. We used the recipe from La Duree Sucre Cookbook to create the outside and then made vanilla bean ganache by following this recipe.