My first time to Austin and to SXSW. Went for work and couldn’t have asked for a better place to capture fun summer trends. Great music, people watching and food! Saw some bands including Solange, Chvrches, Alt-J and Vampire Weekend to name a few. All in all a fun week of work + play.
I think I’ve mentioned before, I’m far far far from a foodie. I prefer yummy food from a hole-in-the wall just as much or more than a fancy meal prepared by so and so famous chef.
That said, I loved reading about the restaurant NOMA in the weekend WSJ. Their dishes look like mini works of art. Food that has had that much effort and love and creativity put into it must be tasty too!
It really is the small things in life that make you sigh deeply with satisfaction. For example. Recently we acquired half a dozen glass jars from the Container store and transferred a ton of our loose pantry items into these uniform storage containers. Now, opening the cabinet to reach for almonds, flax seed etc. is even more of a treat!
These jars are far pricier than the ones we decided on, but how lovely are they?
$42 at Merchant No. 4, Image via Remodelista
For Mother’s Day this year I sent my Ummah these adorable ceramic farmer’s market baskets. I think she’ll have fun thinking of what to put in them. I purchased them at Moon River Chattel, a great store in Brooklyn that my friend introduced me to, but you can also get them online at Jayson Home & Garden.
Anyone who knows me knows that while I am true to my first love of Fashion I do occasionally have an affair with another “F” word, Food. Now, I am far far from a foodie, I couldn’t name the latest and greatest chef, restaurant opening or cook book. However, like so many others, I really enjoy food. I enjoy reading about clever food combinations, drooling over foodie blogs’ photos and just plain eating.
My favorite food is kimchi. This has caused minor problems over the years. Growing up hapa in a predominantly caucasian neighborhood, insisting to my Ummah (mom) that I wanted to pack kimchi in a school lunch; well let’s just say it had some consequences in my social life. I can admit, kimchi is not always the most aromatic of foods. So discovering that kimchi is becoming more main stream and enjoyed by a wider audience creates a real sense of joy in my heart, dare I even say pride!
Two of these recent discoveries are below. A new PBS show to air in 2011 called Kimchi Chronicles. Another is a kimchi brand called MIL (Mother-in-law kimchi) that is sold in places like Dean and Deluca and Whole Foods. This brand was established in 2009, but is new to me.