Monday, May 28, 2012

time for taps

extremely grateful
for all the brave
men and women
who serve or have served our county
thank you.

reid, playing taps at sunset. instagram by monbz14.

lunch, lately

brunch, really...
plain 0% fage greek yogurt
fresh raspberries
pistachio bits
agave drizzle
ice cold coconut water

Thursday, May 24, 2012

lunch, lately

quinoa caprese salad
organic vegetable juice
this just seems like the perfect lunch
to eat on the back steps
while taking a gardening break

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

cupcakes, in bloom

i spent last friday baking and decorating 
hydrangea cupcakes
for a springtime bridal shower

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

love for mum

may is a busy one in our family
my parent's anniversary
mother's day
my mum's birthday
(also my sister's and a few great girlfriends...)

so, while there has been a pathetic lack of blogging
we haven't forgotten to celebrate...

mother's day was spent on cape
with a lovely little luncheon outside
for my mum, mother-in-law and gram-in-law
my father and i prepared
chicken salad bursting from fresh, flaky croissants
a crisp rose (well, not for me!)
and a lemon-berry tart for dessert

this weekend
 was spent celebrating
this special lady
a bit more

with lunch
a mini bedroom makeover (more soon on that...)
and gardening
i just love this high school pic of my mom
i think she looks like ali macgraw!

lots to catch up on here
but couldn't let another day go by without a shout out to my mum!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

lunch, lately

i have to say, i was totally prepared to have CRAZY cravings during my pregnancy
but luckily, i've had no aversions to anything 
and aside from giving into an after-diner scoop of ice cream more often, 
all i really crave is milk, ICE water and citrus- anything! citrus!

lunches tend to be a smorgasbord of left-overs, fresh fruits and veggies and fresh bread...

organic milk, avacado, hummus, sun-dried tomatoes, great harvest high five fiber bread, sliced parmesan
happy baby belly!

layered as an open-faced sandwich

simple goodness- ripe avacado with a drizzle of olive oil, sea salt and pepper, eaten right out of itself!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

city scenes

last week
i made a quick trip
to the big city

to sit as a critic
on the parsons senior thesis presentation panel for childrenswear
 insanely impressive work coming from those kids, let me tell you!
being in my old stomping grounds always gets the inspiration pumping...

of course, i couldn't resist lunch at le pain quotidien
still craving another glass of mint lemonade!

all things glam- peonies, vogue and diptyque
capped off with an evening catching up with great girlfriends...
new york at it's best

back soon, i hope!