Friday, May 21, 2010

A New Verb for the English Language

My boyfriend just posted this on my facebook:

Word definition
Cerruti (verb) current American English. Urban. To make something incredibly cool, and precious by hand, quickly. As in: "Look at that painting. It is amazing, and perhaps just as good as a Leonardo. Did you just cerruti that?"

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Gelée de Thé - A Delightful Treat!

A new find! The rooibus tea called Bourbon (Thé Rouge Bourbon) by Mariage Freres is one of my favorites. This past weekend we discovered this delightful jam or gelée they make in the same flavor. Admittedly, this would be a very easy jam to make, just tea, pectin, sugar and lemon juice. But one of the indulgences of Mariage Freres is their dramatic packaging, noir et jaune vivant. Atop hot buttermilk biscuits, it was delicious!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Alicia

Once upon a time I sat next to a girl on a bus in the middle of the French countryside. Little did she know only weeks later she'd be sitting in a bathtub full of mud in a field in Camus while I snapped pictures of her trembling frame... this is how I met Alicia...

Today is Alicia's birthday and I think back to our year in France, the many photo shoots we did, the hundreds of pots of tea we drank and innumerable bars of chocolate consumed all in the name of a French sejour. Joyeux Anniversaire!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Lovely Birthday

28 today! My day was full of treats, finds and sunshine... oh and Bergamot Cotton Candy from Miette...
les macarons from Paulette's...
ribbons from the Ribbonerie...

...and other lovely finds!

The afternoon ended with tea at Crown & Crumpet.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms, Step-Moms, Grandmas and women who spend their lives taking care of little ones. Each moment you give shapes who they will become...

Thank you.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Recent Life in Pictures...

Some favorite pics taken over the last few days...