Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Icing on the cake

Here are some better FO pics of the Wallis cardigan I made for my mom's birthday. She came up to visit me this past weekend, so we staged a little fashion shoot.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Blackberries for Katie

Who knew there was a farmers market in the basement of the Cannon House office building? Certainly not me. But I'm glad I know now. These blackberries were delicious!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Vive la Révolution!

I love celebrating holidays, whether they have any significance to me or not. So that's why this past Monday I hosted my second annual Bastille Day fête. Last year's fête came about as a result of having to work on the Fourth of July on a freelance project about Paris. The Fourth of July is generally my favorite holiday of them all, so naturally I was very sad, and decided to remedy the situation by celebrating a similar holiday just a few days later: Bastille Day. BD07 was such a huge success -- with me, my stomach, and my Francophile nature -- that I decided to make it a tradition, this time with friends included.

Five friends joined me for soupe à l'oignon gratinée, ratatouille, quiche, baguettes, and that most French of desserts: petits gâteaux. And of course lots of vin. I spent a lot of time in the kitchen last weekend, but the result was well worth it!


turned into these:

And these:

became this:

We also had this:


and of course these:

Bon appetit!