Friday, December 17, 2010

This may be my favorite collection...

I discovered this slide show on The New York Times last week and can't stop thinking about it. These are two shots by Valerio Mezzanotti of Chanel's Metiers D'Arts Collection. The collection is a special showcase for the decorative crafts of the Parisian ateliers that have worked with Chanel for decades and those that the company have recently acquired - Desrues the costume jewellers, Lesage the embroiderers, milliner Michel, feather artisan LemariƩ, cobbler Massaro, floral designer Guillet, and silversmith Goosens.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Amazing 1920's cape by Caroline Reboux. French, of course, and made of silk. Inspiration!

festive lunch

This past Monday I decided that a relaxing long lunch was in order and so booked a table for lunch at Chez Pannisse Cafe. We started with a lovely glass of bubbly and settled in by the bar before we were seated in the beautiful atrium. I was secretly hoping for this seat! I had the most delicious avocado and beat salad followed by a pesto spaghetti. It was all very delicate and perfectly seasoned.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Summer Kitchen

My hubby and I popped into Summer Kitchen yesterday and enjoyed a perfectly cooked crispy chicken sandwich and blue bottle coffee!It is such a cute, welcoming space with a great communal table and open kitchen. We will definitely be back to try the brick oven pizza.

Thursday, December 9, 2010