30.11.10

in my head, you're already mine

things I have been enjoying lately:

  • sunny winter days in londontown (if only it wasn't so bloody cold!)
  • ladurée macarons in salted caramel. I die a little with each bite.
  • 'the flavour thesaurus' by niki segnit aka 'the book I wish I had written myself'.
  • work (yes, it's possible!)
  • 'country living' magazine aka my porn.
  • jamie at home, christmas special (old but still good. if only for jamie's laughing fit in the final scene).
  • chickpea sauté from 'plenty' by yotam ottolenghi + cooking with the seasons (kale, brussel sprouts, yumm).
  • period tv dramas - all the jane austen classics + the unbelievably beautiful 'downton abbey' (mourning the end of the season...). you can say many things about the Brits, but boy do they know their period drama. the interiors, the music, the landscapes, the dialogues, the acting, and have I mentioned the interiors? (they may also be the only ones who can make great rom-coms).
and now I realise that almost all of my posts revolve around food and/or jamie oliver...

now a big winter post, here's to silent white winter mornings, sparkling snow, morning walks through the countryside and cozy early afternoons of curling in front of a fireplace with a mug of tea and a piece of cake.



new york times style, weheartit, my tumblr, flickr

14.11.10

I love the sound of you walking away

some things I've been enjoying lately:
  • many good books, including: 'everything is illuminated' and 'extremely loud & incredibly close' by jonathan safran foer, 'cosmos' by carl sagan, 'rifke. an improbable life' by rosalie wise sharp.
  • so happy that my favourite contestant in Poland's Got Talent got through yesterday. his voice is like a golden afternoon at the beach, a melting chocolate fondant, sipping baileys on a winter day curled up in front of the fireplace, like everything's gonna be alright no matter what. god, I sound like a crazy groupie. check out his first performace here and the one from yesterday's semi-finals here.
  • crisp and sunny almost-winter days in the square mile, the buzz and energy is palpable.
  • alex kapranos sounds especially good in november, tried and tested over the years.
  • as always, self-promotion time - since I often abandon this place, you can find me at nonchalance almost every day. I've just installed an elegant new theme that supports large format photos, so I'm pretty smitten with that space.
  • last but not least, here's to someone who doesn't have my issues with irregular blogging - check out this male fashion blog run by Lucas from sweden.



benoit peverelli for elle china may 2010