Thursday, July 2, 2015

INTERIOR

churchhaven
in the small fisherman's village of churchhaven tucked away in a nature reserve on south africa's unspoilt west coast, honest simplicity, tranquility and wide open spaces soothe the soul. this is a place where time stands still and the heart is at peace. beautiful images: robbert koene and liezel norval-kruger via taverne agency. click on read more to see more.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

BOOKS & MAGAZINES

george mendes' portugese kitchen
in my portugal, george mendes, chef and owner of restaurant aldea, introduces us to the world of portugese cuisine. dishes like a salt cod, potato and egg casserole, and mozambique shrimp and okra with piri piri.


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

THINGS

summer mules, concrete wall & red silk shirt


mules,  perfect for your summer wardrobe, via asos. love this raw concrete wall with composition of artworks. silk for a military pocket blouse, via topshop

Friday, June 26, 2015

FOOD

every year around this time i make a cherry clafoutis


cherry clafoutis, the ultimate desert for an early summer dinner. images: john dummer via taverne agency, recipe: leonoor ottink, after the break

Thursday, June 25, 2015

INTERIOR

little greenhouse
when you live in a big city without a garden it's so nice to have a little greenhouse not far from your apartment. this family, helma bongenaar, designer, and jeroen alberts, photographer, and their children are the luckily ones who have found this place. images: dana van leeuwen and jessica bouvy via taverne agency. click on read more to see more...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

BOOKS & MAGAZINES

iris, fashion icon and interior designer
IRIS
documentary master albert maysles's last film, iris, about 94-year-old fashion icon and interior designer iris apfel

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

THINGS

colorful flowers, bar luce & tropical slip dress

wow, all these colors……..flowers via pretty stuff . bar luce, designed by wes anderson absolutely at fondazione prada , so worth a visit when in milan. ultimate summer dress, topshop

Friday, June 19, 2015

FOOD

salsa mexicana
fresh salsa mexicana from jerez. a great side dish, by diana kennedy. image: mikkel vang via taverne agency, recipe after the break.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

INTERIOR

feels like home...
photographer anne dokter visited, together with stella willing, this beautiful paradise in mexico. 'once you have been in coqui coqui you never want to go back home because it feels like home'. imagine the most blue coloured sea, white beach, soft breeze, beautiful fabrics, wooden beds, the smell of natural oils and the sounds of the waves. that's all you get in this special hotel. click on read more and you will see more...

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

BOOKS & MAGAZINES

more than twenty-five years ago, when diana kennedy published the cuisines of mexico, knowledge and appreciation of authentic mexican cooking were in their infancy. but change was in the air. home cooks were turning to julia child for an introduction to french cuisine and to marcella hazan for the tastes of italy. through diana kennedy they discovered a delicious and highly developed culinary tradition they barely knew existed. the cuisines of mexicomexican regional cooking, and the tortilla book became best-sellers, and diana kennedy was recognized as the authority on mexican food.
now a new generation has discovered that mexican food is more than chimichangas, that they can find fresh hierbas de olor (pot herbs, including marjoram and mexican bayleaf) and chilacas in their markets. the book that will become indispensable in their kitchens is the essential cuisines of mexico.


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

THINGS

old cafe, fabric tote & caramba leather pumps 


Charlotte Olympia 
this seems like such a nice place for a capuccino in the morning, reblogged from arty show, , sole society and ay caramba pump by charlotte olympia, embroidered tribal-printed bucket tote

Friday, June 12, 2015

FOOD

pork belly sandwich
pork belly sandwich. image: kitchen trinity via taverne agency, recipe: leonoor ottink, after the break

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

BOOKS & MAGAZINES

pork & sons, a pig cookbook
in this book, by stephane reynaud, there are 150 simple yet wonderfully original recipes presented by a three-generation-old family of pig butchers and farmers in rural france. it provides insight into the history of the pig, those who raise them, and how to flavour, cook and transform pig into an array of mouthwatering dishes.



Tuesday, June 9, 2015

THINGS

pink plate, restaurant & copper confiture



pink plate with pig, by kuhn ceramiccopper confiture, ideal and so beautiful for making jam, the gallery at sketch, interior by india mahvadi

Friday, June 5, 2015

FOOD

let's make pickled beetroot
beetroot, they're so beautiful, deep dark red, golden yellow, or even red & white striped, and also very tasteful and versatile, i'm a fan. image: melina hammer via taverne agency, recipe after the break

Thursday, June 4, 2015

INTERIOR

treasure in the bush
when visitors are expected at sophie raben's house in the goldfields area of the southern australian state of victoria, she gives them directions to the local general store. from there they would be told to go back over the river and down the first gravel road on the left. they drive through the australian bush for 5 kilometers until they reach the little blue house on the hill. images: mikkel vang and christine rudolph via taverne agency, after the break

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

BOOKS & MAGAZINES

as a holistic nutritionist and vegetarian chef, sarah britton creates healthy and mouthwatering meals. "one of my goals is to demonstrate that by eating whole foods, we are relieved of heaving to obsess over calories, fat grams and carbs", she says. " i believe the obsession with the 'elements' of food has forced us away from what is truly important in what we eat - simplicity, taste, beauty, and pleasure." visit her award-winning blog for her book and more of her amazing recipes.


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

THINGS

fun jewelry, wallet with eyes & gold ratsnake with leopard-print for statement footwear
i'm in love with vanesssa arizaga's jewelry, zip around wallet with eyes topshop, gold candy ratsnake platform sandals, by saint laurent 










Friday, May 29, 2015

FOOD

tasty strawberry trifle for nathalie's birthday!

strawberry trifle with pistachios. image: reetta pasanen, recipe wanna kekalainen, after the break.