Celery Rose

Silvie and I had some fun recently making stamp prints of the cross section of a celery stalk. Can you take a guess as to whom made each of the patterns?

(Hint): I should follow my 2 year old daughter’s lead in breaking the grid!

I was so pleased to see how beautifully the celery printed.

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My First Styling Gig!

It has been quite a busy summer for me workwise. In June I was asked to style a photo shoot for John & Kira’s chocolates, who has been a design client of mine for the past few years. I was extremely nervous going into it, but eventually settled in and found the styling part to be quite natural, especially since I knew the client and their products so well. And I really loved the shopping part! Most of the props were purchased at flea markets and consignment shops in New York City.

Here are a few of the more intimate chocolate beauty photographs. The photos were shot by the very talented John Uher at his studio in New York.

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Lois Ehlert



Over the past few months, Silvie and I have been spending our mornings in the toddler’s section of the
Westport Library. It’s an amazing place; they host free programs for kids of all ages, and they also have really great toddler play areas. While my daughter entertains herself and discovers new-found friends; I sit aside and thumb through some of the artful, inspiring books that surround us.

Recently I discovered the work of Lois Ehlert, a wonderful artist, author and illustrator. I find her books to be witty and wise, and wonderfully associated with nature.

Put down the Haagen Dazs and Indulge Locally

A couple of weeks ago, I picked up a pint of Kulfi-Pistachio Cardomom from Adirondack Creamery. It was probably the most surprising ice cream taste I have ever experienced. Spicy and warm mixed with cold and creamy. 

Adirondack Dreamery, I mean Adirondack Creamery is an ice cream company from upstate New York. They use only real ingredients, with (hormone-free) milk and cream sourced from local dairy farms. Such a yummy treat.