In the current issue of Anthology Magazine there is a story I shot of my pal Caroline Z Hurley. Caro is a multi talented artist, she's a painter and designs a line of home goods that ranges from throws to napkins to pillows that are hand stamped in her signature style. Her adorable loft apartment in the West Village is a true charmer. I love her instagram too! Be sure to pick up the current issue and you can view the full story here.
Prop Styling by Kate Jordan
So get this, you know how the world is really small? It always blows my mind on just how small it really is. Back in the day (10 years ago) I used to live on a small island in the Caribbean. I worked in a fancy smancy restaurant and went to the beach during the day. Then one day this beautiful young lady walked in the door. Long brown hair braided to her butt, earrings shaped like cherries in freshly pressed chef whites. She was the new pastry chef in straight off the boat (literally the boat) from Napa Valley. I worked with Ann for a year or so, our paths continued to cross and we kept in touch. Her and I both have lived many lives and traveled around. She now resides in Charleston and makes beautiful jewelry. Then sometime last year I stumbled across the insane photos Brian Ferry took for Voices of Industry. I was in awe of the color palette and light he captured in the shots. I pinned a couple photos and my good old pal Ann wrote me and said "That's my sister!" I had no idea she even had a sister.
So here we are. When I was in San Francisco last May I went and visited her studio on a whim. Her beautiful space is in Heath's Tile Factory in the Mission. Only a few creatives have the privilege of calling those spaces their home. Adele Strafford makes hand woven textiles off a loom, made with variety of domestic fibers. They are so luxurious and beautiful. Learn more and view her online shop here.
About an hour from Santa Fe near Cochiti Pueblo is Tent Rocks National Monument. Layers of volcanic rock and ash were deposited here some 7 million years ago after an explosion within the Jemez Volcanic Field. Years of weather and erosion left Tent Rocks which is made up of a series cones and canyons made of soft pumice and tuft.
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
New Mexico | June 2014
It's been a very long time since I have posted anything with a recipe. Sorry dudes! This recipe from a recent shoot I did with Saveur felt very suiting for a quick and easy summer dessert. Its super straight forward and takes very few ingredients.
Blueberry Crisp via Saveur
6 cups (3 pints) blueberries, washed and stemmed
½ cup granulated sugar
1¼ cups flour
⅔ cup brown sugar
Pinch of salt
10 tbsp. cold butter
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Toss together washed, stemmed blueberries and granulated sugar in a bowl, then transfer to a medium baking dish.
2. Combine flour, brown sugar, and a pinch of salt in another bowl. Using two knives, work cold butter, cut into pieces, into flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle mixture evenly over blueberries.
3. Bake until berries are bubbling and topping is golden, about 50 minutes. Allow to cool for 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature with heavy cream spooned over top.
Summer is here, and its hot. What a better time then to share a couple refreshing bevs to cool a gal down. While rhubarb may be out of season, Morris Kitchen's rhubarb syrup is not. Make up a pitcher of Pimms at your BBQ and you've won this gals heart. Check out all these recipes and for more cocktail ideas over on morriskitchen.com
I was in Portland a couple months back. I am just now having a moment to review the photos from that trip. I really loved Portland! Its a beautiful city filled with tons of cute shops, great restaurants and lush foliage. I came up with a Portland list based on what I was able to see while I was there. If you haven't been you gotta check it out. Also getting out of the city is a must, as you can see in this post.
Ace Hotel & Stumptown | You gotta.
1022 SW Stark St. Portland 503-228-2277
Pok Pok | Andy Ricker's amazing Thai food. Worth the wait, grab a drink at the Whiskey Soda Lounge across the street.
3226 SE Division Street, Portland 503-232-1387
Screen Door | Southern food, amazing brunch. Portland likes their brunch, be prepared to wait hours.
2337 East Burnside Street Portland 503-542-0880
Canteen | Fresh, local, organic.
2816 SE Stark St. Portland 503-922-1858
Ox | Argentine inspired Portland food, Greg and Gabrielle Quinonez Denton were named Food & Wine's best new chefs in 2014.
2225 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Portland 503-284-3366
Toro Bravo - Tapas, patatas bravas y sangria por vida.
120 NE Russell St. Portland 503-281-4464
Tasty N' Adler | Local hot spot, great brunch.
580 SW 12th Ave, Portland 503-621-9251
Sweedeedee - Freakin delicious breakfast/lunch spot.
5202 N. Albina Ave. Portland 503-946-8087
¿Por Qué No? | Legit tacos and Mexican beer, si.
3524 N Mississippi Ave. Portland 503-467-4149
Clyde Common | Domestic & Foreign Cooking.
1014 SW Stark St. Portland 503-228-3333
Lowell | I heart Lowell, a beautiful selection of new and old goods from around the world.
819 N Russell, Portland 503-753-3608
Beam & Anchor | A must, home goods, featuring the best artisans, jewelry, bags, you name it.
2710 N. Interstate Avenue, Portland 503-367-3230
Canoe | Beautiful selection of home goods and ceramics, downtown.
1136 SW Alder St. Portland 503-889-8545
Imogene & Willie | Nashville based jean company. Get a pair!
1306 West Burnside St . Portland 971-302-6024
Frances May | Boutique - Acne, Rachel Comey, Assembly, SUNO etc.
1013 SW Washington St. Portland 503-227-3402
Tanner Goods | The best leather goods, their camera strap is everything.
1308 W Burnside St. Portland
Pistils Nursery | Plants and home goods.
3811 N Mississippi Ave. Portland 503-288-4889
Schoolhouse Electric | Lighting and home goods.
2181 NW Nicolai St. Portland 503-230-7113
Hand Eye Supply | Tools, books and clothing for the practical person.
23 NW 4th Ave. Portland 503-575-9769
Alder & Co. | A little bit of everything.
616 SW 12th Ave. Portland 503-224-1647