Thursday, April 25, 2013

annapolis. baltimore. jfx farmers market.

pictures taken on a recent trip to maryland- mostly of the jfx farmers market/bazaar in baltimore. in scale and diversity (of customers and produce) this baltimore market is better than any in manhattan. it leaves union square in the dust! farmers, cheese makers, crafters, artisans, watermen with crabs and shellfish, flowers, organic meats, fish and local produce of every kind are housed under the jones falls expressway.

the market has been going for over 30years, and it's not just for yuppies and hipsters; here locally grown chanterelles and artisanal mustard pickles are for the people! baltimore is home to immigrants from all over the world so many types of cuisine are available here. prepared food ranges from vietnamese shrimp dumplings to cambodian crepes, from caribbean jerk chicken to traditional chesapeake fried soft shell crabs. more pictures here and here.

Monday, April 22, 2013

boston marathon aftermath

sadly, it turns out someone i know spent marathon day evening in the hospital with two friends who were injured by the bombs. one, severely.  she lost a leg.  my friend mary forwarded this link to her recovery fund.

though less than 200 were wounded by the bombs in a city of half a million, it's strange- so many people have just small degrees of separation from those who were hurt.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

freeman's. good bloody mary. pictures from easter

found the vintage italian leather boots and barbour cartridge bag at housing works thrift.  accordion pleat hmong skirt from nomad

ralph and brenda took us out for easter brunch!  we went to freeman's which serves my very favorite bloody mary anywhere.  and i got my favorite roast pork pickled zucchini sandwich- thank you so much ralph and brenda!!!!!

Monday, April 15, 2013

in boston today.

i'm in boston today.  not a happy day for this city, or the many thousands who came from all over the word for 2013 marathon.

i was working in cambridge when news of the bombings broke. people began calling from all over to make sure we were ok. and we started our own calls, to friends and relatives we feared might have gone to see the race finish.  one friend, a professional masseuse, was working on runners who crossed the finish line.  we were so glad to get a text that she was ok. but although she wasn't amid the carnage, she saw the explosion from a distance, and was on the crime scene; which was in lock down all day. when we saw her later she was still visibly shaken.

the subways are at crawl while police investigate the bombings, so i took a commuter train across town from cambridge and am sitting in the emptying north station below td garden, where the boston bruins hockey game was cancelled tonight.  over the loudspeaker announcements are being aired continually every 2 or 3 minutes. "ladies and gentlemen, we ask that all persons remain vigilant at all times. we ask for your cooperation. please report anything suspicious to the mbta transit police, at 617 222 1212."

maison harlem. hell's kitchen flea market. mooncake foods.

just hanging out-

sun drenched brunch at maison harlem-endive roquefort salad, merguez sausage, croissants, eggs benedict.

hell's kitchen flea market.

mooncake foods' pungent short ribs is one of the best $10.00 meals in nyc. shanghai home style, glazed with sweet thai chili sauce.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

my picks were on etsy's front page!

including the five mile road owl skirt christina and i produced!  available here.

Monday, April 8, 2013

evolution now shop

Friday, April 5, 2013

last week. marianne boesky. ted stamm.

bob watanabe took us to an opening at marianne boesky gallery. currently showing ted stamm. gallery head preparer and artist ted riederer is producing this cool project- never records.