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Le Nozze

Buongiorno from breathtaking Taormina, Sicilia! I have been away from blogging for a time, and will be for a while longer for with sunrises such as that which I am witnessing as I type, I am afraid this clavier shall

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Le Nozze

Buongiorno from breathtaking Taormina, Sicilia! I have been away from blogging for a time, and will be for a while longer for with sunrises such as that which I am witnessing as I type, I am afraid this clavier shall

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's COSTUME INSTITUTE Benefit Celebrating the Opening of China: Through the Looking Glass - Red Carpet Arrivals

Red Carpet Fashion Flash: 2015 Met Gala Through The Magnifying Glass

Yesterday was Met Monday: the evening on which fashion and its purveyors descend with grand heave and gallant grace upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in celebration of the annual style installation at the museum’s Costume Institute. Choosing to ignore – in light of the occasion which called for a commitment to risk – the safe ensembles, here is a round up of the attendees who brought the paradisiac drama and those that dragged us through the gyre of hell itself.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's COSTUME INSTITUTE Benefit Celebrating the Opening of China: Through the Looking Glass - Red Carpet Arrivals

Red Carpet Fashion Flash: 2015 Met Gala Through The Magnifying Glass

Yesterday was Met Monday: the evening on which fashion and its purveyors descend with grand heave and gallant grace upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in celebration of the annual style installation at the museum’s Costume Institute. Choosing to ignore – in light of the occasion which called for a commitment to risk – the safe ensembles, here is a round up of the attendees who brought the paradisiac drama and those that dragged us through the gyre of hell itself.

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A Cut Above, Down Under

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia (#MBFWA) just came to a close. What’ that you say? You are not up to speed on your Aussie fashion pantheon and royalty? Oh, my dear, you owe yourself the education. From the laser-sharp, crisp structural precision of Toni Maticevski (a personal favourite I discovered on Moda Operandi some many moons ago), to Michael Lo Sordo’s bias cuts and diaphanous drapery fit for the denizens of Mount Olympus, to even the sometimes sordid and always decadent lace, beading and appliqué workings of Steven Khalil that present an intermingling of levity with weight, the runways Down Under were certainly anything but average, serving full-tilt drama and delight.

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A Cut Above, Down Under

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia (#MBFWA) just came to a close. What’ that you say? You are not up to speed on your Aussie fashion pantheon and royalty? Oh, my dear, you owe yourself the education. From the laser-sharp, crisp structural precision of Toni Maticevski (a personal favourite I discovered on Moda Operandi some many moons ago), to Michael Lo Sordo’s bias cuts and diaphanous drapery fit for the denizens of Mount Olympus, to even the sometimes sordid and always decadent lace, beading and appliqué workings of Steven Khalil that present an intermingling of levity with weight, the runways Down Under were certainly anything but average, serving full-tilt drama and delight.

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year: Rhubarb Season

Rhubarb season is notoriously short– well at least it is in Georgia, given that it is not grown here. I believe the season lasts approximately 12 hours: you blink and it is gone. For this reason, once I catch wind of rhubarb’s return, strawberry rhubarb pie (and other such strawberry-rhubarb dalliances) must happen.

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year: Rhubarb Season

Rhubarb season is notoriously short– well at least it is in Georgia, given that it is not grown here. I believe the season lasts approximately 12 hours: you blink and it is gone. For this reason, once I catch wind of rhubarb’s return, strawberry rhubarb pie (and other such strawberry-rhubarb dalliances) must happen.

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In Defense of Winter

So many of us are getting our panties all up in a bitter, twisted bunch because it does not feel enough like spring yet. Though I am happier for the longer days, thrilled to have sunlight still filtering through my

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In Defense of Winter

So many of us are getting our panties all up in a bitter, twisted bunch because it does not feel enough like spring yet. Though I am happier for the longer days, thrilled to have sunlight still filtering through my

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Encore Tricolore!

A winter afternoon at one of my favourite NYC haunts, Jody William’s Buvette, prompted this stroll in the West Village.  Matching the restaurant’s red door was certainly inadvertent, even if delightful. Buvette is a french Gastroteque which is at once

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Encore Tricolore!

A winter afternoon at one of my favourite NYC haunts, Jody William’s Buvette, prompted this stroll in the West Village.  Matching the restaurant’s red door was certainly inadvertent, even if delightful. Buvette is a french Gastroteque which is at once

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Roasted Squash and Caramelised Shallot Pizza

I’ve had a whale of time playing with winter squash in the kitchen for the past month. There was the recreation of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Kabocha squash toasts with apple cider vinegar and maple syrup onion jam, and then there was

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Roasted Squash and Caramelised Shallot Pizza

I’ve had a whale of time playing with winter squash in the kitchen for the past month. There was the recreation of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Kabocha squash toasts with apple cider vinegar and maple syrup onion jam, and then there was