Monthly Archives: April 2015
Hochman and Steele share a vision of relocating Chestnut Lane near the previous location at 44th Street and Camelback. “ We really want to find a space that is a bit larger and that will have room for a wine bar and a dedicated area for children,” said Steele. Both women are busy young Moms, but they have always had a dream of opening a restaurant together. Hochman came up with the idea of approaching Polly Levine, the original owner of Chestnut Lane, to try and persuade her to reopen. But with time, the idea was fostered that Hochman and Steele would reopen Chestnut with Levine’s guidance. “Working with Polly has been nothing short of pleasure. She is hands on and committed to teaching us how to continue forward with all the Chestnut Lane favorites,” noted Hochman. “In fact, just yesterday, we spent the afternoon in her kitchen mastering the chocolate chip cookie recipe and we all had so much fun.”
A couple weeks ago I was browsing through the books at Anthropologie and came across this one. As soon as I saw the words NYC and Sibella Court I grabbed it and headed to the register. Sibella Court wrote one of my all time favorite design books, Etc. Her photos are always perfection and her writing style is a dream. One of my favorite lines from Etc. is, “My mother called me Silver. Part precious metal, part pirate.” The Stylist’s Guide to NYC is her own personal record of all her favorites throughout the city. They are divided into areas of interest and laid out in a day to day itinerary. It may be a travel book of sorts, but, if you are anything like me, you will gobble it up like it is a novel. And I may have immediately gone to my computer to check airline prices, as the book will have you dreaming of walking the streets of New York City. If you are planning a trip to New York, you absolutely must get this book. And if you are simply a lover of design and beautiful things, then this book needs a home on your book shelf, as well. It is full of amazing photos, collages, snippets of wisdom and humor and so much more. Like this…
I promise it is so fantastic. If you haven’t already discovered it, go treat yourself.
|In honor of Frozen, the girls built a sand/snow man|
|rinsing off after the beach.|
|only in California – dogs out for coffee|
Last week we had a little cocktail party for my husband’s birthday. Nothing special, we just threw together some snacks and drinks and all hung out and had some good laughs. Of course, I only got pictures of the food… oh, well. My current favorite appetizer is the absolute simplest. Figs, sliced in half with some goat cheese and balsamic, bake and done. Give it a try sometime.
Do you have any go-to appetizers, drinks or desserts for parties? Do share!