Sunday, April 25, 2010

Question of the Week

After hearing all the buzz, I finally located a site that runs Project Runway episodes online.  I don't have cable so this was the only way I could check out what all the hype is about.

My question to all of my readers is, if you were a designer and given the opportunity, would you do Project Runway?

I'm not going to offer my perspective, I'm just curious to see what everyone thinks.  Please post your Comments below.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Midnight Cravings, and Learning How to Make French Crepes

This past winter, I finally did it!

Tiring of using thinned out pancake batter, I searched the web for a suitable crepe recipe.  And, lucky me, the first site I found yielded not only an easy, delicious recipe but, thanks to clear step-by-step photos, a fool proof way of using a pan-on-hand rather than a designated crepe-maker.

Just look at this, isn't it beautiful?  (well, to my eyes anyway, especially being a crepe-making virgin, LOL).

My elderly parents, previously crepe-deprived, can now enjoy not only dessert crepes but my more adventurous forays in dinner crepes as well.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Don't You Just Love Surprises

I recently purchased this set of stacking tables at auction because I liked the assortment of colors.  Judging by the embossed metal Made In Hong Kong label I found on one of them, I placed their origin to be early-mid 1970s.
I did think it was odd to have only 5, rather than 4 or 6, and assumed possibly one was missing.  Imagine my surprise when I spread them out and discovered their "little secret"...
I do so love flowers!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Parisian Sweets

And what would a trip to Paris be without sampling some new treats...

Green Tea Cranberry Loaf, Starbucks CDG Airport

Belle Helene Crepes, CrepStory on Rue Rambuteau

Dessert, Novotel Port de Bagnolet

Artisan Chocolates, Joséphine Vannier, Rue du Pas de la Mule

Leather and Lace

The combination of blue and brown are my "go-to" colors

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Color Study, Paris, 3/14/2010

Parisian Sunset, Novotel Port de Bagnolet

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Paris Street Watch, 3/11/2010

This is not an illusion.  Her hair is pure white, glowing in the sun.
 More to come!

Time to Return to What Really Matters

Fashion today is a caravan of celebrities, reality shows, model/ designers, branding, et al.  But, long before Bryant Park and the Red Carpet ever existed, there was only one objective...

Crafting beautiful clothes...

Cuff detail, gown created from a Betsey Johnson for Butterick pattern, circa 1975