Thursday, April 24, 2014

Putting Away Winter


I took the opportunity while I was on a spring beach vacation to send all my heavy wool and cashmere knitwear to get professionally cleaned. This past weekend, I happily tucked them away in my underbed storage. Ta-ta winter!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Busy Bee


Spring is here! The honey bees are getting busy. I've been a busy bee myself, hence why I haven't had the chance to post as often as I'd like. Quite fittingly, I've been obsessed with products made from honey. I've been getting raw, local honey from my farmers' market but I also keep seeing lots of things made from honey or bee-related. Here are ten American-made things related to bees that I love:

Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday Links

Some news from across the globe about things made in the USA over the past few weeks: an ecofriendly company that pays $17/hr minimum wage, a football player whose accessories line is American-made, a beautiful series of photos of textile factories, one online retailer's public commitment to slow fashion, Governor Cuomo hosts summit on New-York-made beverages, Tesla cars, matzo (just in time for Passover), helicopters, breast implants, and more. Not necessarily in that order.

Here are a dozen articles and videos you need to see if you haven't already:

Friday, April 4, 2014

Gun Hill Brewing Co.


Some photos of my visit to the opening event at Gun Hill Brewing Co. tasting room in the Bronx. I spent the afternoon tasting their beers, eating food, and hanging out with friends. I tried their Gun Hill Gold (easy, golden ale) and Thunder Dog Stout (dark chocolate-like stout). Both very good.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

(Almost) From Head to Toe: The Mini-Golf Outfit


I got a relief from the frigid Northeast on a recent visit to my in-laws in South Carolina. One of my chambray shirts, some gray cords, and leopard smoking flats were the perfect thing to wear to play a fiercely competitive family game of mini-golf.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

How to Cook Everything

This is a post where I spout things about how Mark Bittman is a demi-God. His bible cookbook, How to Cook Everything (or HCTE, for those of us in the know), is the one that I could not live without.