30 October, 2009

30 October, 2009

Duck confit.

Coriander soap.

Gourmet condiments.

Muddy paws.

Pantry dinners.

Mr. Monk and Shelby.

Diet Coke.

Putting the finishing touches on my costume.

29 October, 2009

29 October, 2009

This video.

The best dog ever.

Sweet vermouth.

Improvising a delicious dinner.


Jenn, for making me an amazing costume, and being a great friend.

The Bee's Knees.

Tracy Morgan.

28 October, 2009

28 October, 2009

Phone calls from Providence.

Getting paid.

Sunny bears.

Checking things off.

The pumpkin selection at Monterey Market.


Being organized.

The slight sting of chili on my lips after dinner.

A relaxing evening.

27 October, 2009

27 October, 2009

Plowing through.

Convenient phone calls.

Flapless bags.

Clean laundry.

Chick flicks.

Ice cream before dinner (malted banana- mmm.)

Catching up with friends.

Best selling book proposals.


26 October, 2009

26 October, 2009


Seymour's leaf hat.

Mole rojo on a cold night.

People watching.

Feeling older and wiser.

Monday night shows.

25 October, 2009

25 October, 2009

Being complimented by the clerk at the store on the contents of my basket (seckel pears, P'tit Basque, goat cheese, thyme, arugula, Plymouth gin, local honey, capers, Italian tuna, sweet potatoes, Acme levain, proscuitto, lemons).

Homemade croque madame- the best!

Trashy television.


Changing leaves.

Dinner party ideas.

Crossing things off my list, albeit a bit late.

Sweet potatoes.

Staying up late!

24 October, 2009

24 October, 2009


Goat cheese.


Neighborhood walks.

Making dinner.

Sonic Youth on Gossip Girl.

Emails from Taiwan.

Bully sticks.

23 October, 2009

23 October, 2009

Leftovers for breakfast.

New tattoos.

Beating traffic.


Sweet potato and goat cheese quesadillas.

The Office.

22 October, 2009

22 October, 2009

A gorgeously sunny day.


The way all of California turns green after a rainstorm.

Making plans.

Sweet lassis.

Movie dates with Jessica.

The Hotsy Totsy.

Where the Wild Things Are. Beautiful.

21 October, 2009

21 October, 2009


Hanging out with Isaac.

The fluffiest dog ever.

Vacation photos.

Planning the next adventure.

Top Chef.


Girl talk.

Staying up late.

20 October, 2009

Celebrating Seymour's third birthday!

Frog Hollow nectarine jam.

Catching up.

The patio, post storm.

Having a recovery day.

Satisfying cravings.

19 October, 2009

19 October, 2009

Good goodbyes.

Pate de fruits for breakfast.

"Aeroports de Paris" magazine.

Window seats.

Ryan Reynolds.

Major Lance.

Making my connection.

Breathing in Bay Area air.

Baby Phat scrubs.

Being fed.

Finally getting home with Seymour.

18 October, 2009

Being lazy.


Morning walks.


Pate de fruits.

Jardin des Plants.


Deciphering menus.

Talking things through.

17 October, 2009

Weekend Markets.

Brioche with pearl sugar.


New vocab: hirondelles.

More crepes!

The Longchamp flagship store.

Enormous steak frites at the local brasserie.

Japanese cartoons dubbed in French.

16 October, 2009

Croque Poilâne at Le Nemrod.

Christian Constant.

The most buttery, flaky apple tart ever at Poilâne.


Eiffel Tower jewelery ideas.

Giving my feet a rest.

Le Cocktail Club.

Chez Omar.

Butter and sugar crepes (my favorite!).

European eyeglass trends.

Feeling oriented.

15 October, 2009

Sleeping in.

Rubis- the best little cafe/bar (thank you, David Lebovitz!).

Claffoutis with pears.

Dutch masters.

Les Archives de la Presse.


Fish in olive sauce at Le Petit Prince de Paris.

The Curio Parlour!

The Bee's Knees.

Hanging out with some genuine ex-pats.

14 October, 2009


Gooseberry yogurt.

Nick Hornby.

The French countryside.

Figuring out the Metro.

Our insanely hip hotel.

Hot dogs in baguette.

Flying buttresses.

Seeing Jonathan Richman perform en Francais.

Lillet Blanc.

Duck breast in peach reduction.

13 October, 2009

Continental hotel breakfasts and my favorite childhood travel treat (croissants with apricot jelly and coldcuts).

Day trips.

Seeing old friends in new contexts.

Pie shops!

Mushy peas.


Bounty bars.

Being able to buy gooseberry yogurt, preserved Damson plums and rhubarb, goose fat, double cream, goat's milk butter (and buffalo butter!), and heather honey in the supermarket.

RIVER CAFE: Bagna Cauda di Bartolo with pumpkin, beets, carrots, fennel, cima di rape, and an anchovy-Nebbiolo sauce, Malfatti Verde with swiss and rainbow chard, marjoram butter and Parmesan, and Stinco di Vitello (veal shin) slow roasted in pieropan Soave Classico with sage, carrots, celery, saffron risotto and gremolata, and an insanely good lemon tart for dessert, served with sour cream.... yummmmmmm.

Being a vacation mooch.

12 October, 2009

Sorting things out.

Sleeping in.


The V&A.


Having a minute to shop.

Fall colors.

Top Shop.

A nostalgic dinner at Malabar.

Getting to bed early.

The best friends a girl could ask for.

11 October, 2009

Looking at old stuff.

The pros and cons of mummification.

Urgent shoe shopping.

The internet.

Eating Chinese pastries in bed.

Sitting next to Jason Schwartzman and Wes Anderson at the Wolseley.

Round trip tickets.

09 October, 2009

9/10 October, 2009

Being too excited to sleep.

The greatest friends and cohorts.

Matching the airplane.

Having someone meet me at the airport.

Afternoon naps.

Planning and executing a trip abroad in 24 hours.

The Tate Modern.

Sicilian Avenue.

Strawberry beer.

Brick Lane.

Salt beef beigels!

08 October, 2009

8 October, 2009

Greetings from Dublin.

More amazing friends.

Unanimous decisions to buy gelato.

Autumn dresses.

Hare-brained schemes.

My furry buddy.

Top 40.

Rubbing elbows with Clive Owen at the MVFF party.

Sweet champagne.

Crazy, last minute adventures.

7 October, 2009

Amazing, supportive friends.

International reassurances.

A bounty of tennis balls.

My final costume fitting!

An Education- this was seriously a great movie.

Nick Hornby, in person.

A good night's sleep.

06 October, 2009

6 October, 2009

Being first in line at the Post Office.

Seymour's fluffy new haircut!

More garden planning.

Gossip Girl breaks.

The Quiet Storm.

Bar Jules.

Jennifer Garner.

Girl dates.

05 October, 2009

5 October, 2009

Being productive.

Costume fittings!

Sweet Adeline.


A perfect plum.

Earplugs for women (as opposed to the usual, manly ones?).


Emptying a can of worms.

04 October, 2009

4 October, 2009

A good reason to get up early.

Spending some quality time with V.

Smoked yams.

Storybook homes and their amazing details.

Hand me down trees.

Naps with Seymour.

Mad Men.

03 October, 2009

3 October, 2009

Buttermilk dill bread at Dottie's.


The talented Jen Lee.

Sea Lions.

Hanging with the Sugar Shack Family Band.

Musee Mechanique.

Good timing.


Goat cheese.

Pay Per View movies.

2 October, 2009

Lazy mornings.

Garden planning.

Marina's beautiful but creepy houses.

Running into Dan when most expected.

Dessert at César.

Intersection encounters.

Getting to bed early.

02 October, 2009

1 October, 2009

Blondie samples.

Winter squashes.

Diana Ross.

Plum sorbet at Cafe Fanny.

Tennis ball preferences.

Working on my Halloween costume with Jenn!

How'd You Get So Rich?, and the myriad of amazing shows on TV Land that are marketed towards septuagenarians.

Text message onslaught.

Little Eva.