Early Summer Scrapbook
My peonies are out! I’ve waited all year for this week.
My go-to for the impossible dinner guest – vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, egg-free paella.
I upgraded my Vans.
These saved my life in Vegas.
Crazy beautiful orchids greeted me at the door to my suite.
If you look out the window…
No kids. Hello, full night of sleep.
Loving the recipes in this book, which are what the title says.
New Stella sunnies.
Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict at The Wolseley. My favorite brunch in London.
Who doesn’t need a covert flask?
Indicud, by Kid Cudi, is on repeat in my house right now.
Homemade baked beans for 4th of July BBQ. #expat
HKK: 15 course, cutting-edge, super decadent Chinese food in Shoreditch. Am I cool enough for this neighborhood?… Nope.
Photo: Mans Jenson
Corner Room: The best of local and seasonal British with a Portuguese slant in Bethnal Green.
Burger & Lobster: The name of the place is the whole menu, just burgers and lobster done to perfection. Worth braving the long lines for a slice of East Coast heaven.
Yashin Sushi: Small plates and inventive nigiri right off High Street Kensington. As the sign says, no soy sauce.
The Fall: I was totally obsessed with this five episode BBC series. I was devastated when it ended…
But then I found the French show The Returned, which may be even better.
This summer, I finally resolve to try home preserving.
J’adore cette montre de Baume et Mercier.
Butterfly Paradise exhibit at the London Zoo.
Thank you, Amazon.
Putting together the perfect work wardrobe is kind of like constructing a house: Start with a solid foundation—in this case it’s classic shapes with seasonal tweaks and pops of subtle colors—and build from there. Here’s how to do it without spending a fortune.
The more mass, virtual, and disparate our culture, the more (I think) we look for provenance, care and thoughtfulness anywhere we can find it. Thus, the spate of gorgeous hyperlocal restaurants, bringing the 'farm to table' concept even closer - to the kitchen garden. Vegetables never tasted so good.