Friday, April 30, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

24 hours to go

I'm leaving to Korea tomorrow morning!

I'm putting in a final few hours at work, then running around frantically for a few hours with last minute errands, and then finalizing my packing--including downloading new jams and podcasts to get me through the 13 hour flight! (Any recs?)

Then in the AM, B and I are going to a much-awaited breakfast (after this past weekend's vegan juice fast), then we're taking a zipcar to the airport!

Here's a sneak peek at opening ceremony red carpet outfit:

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sun and Rocks

via olivia malone

I love this photograph. I'm yearning to feel what she's feeling. It strikes a memory in me, one I haven't felt yet but expect to feel (as if memories and times were cyclical), of how I'll feel when I get to Morocco. I'll sit on a beach in Tangier just like that a feel freedom and happiness and achievement.

B and I finally bought our guidebook. We're inching our way closer to Africa day by day. Have been looking into all the affordable riads we can stay at. Mesmerizing.


This is what I want to look like when I'm a mom.

Jane Birkin, via the thinking tank



via ginny branch

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dress Peak

A sneak peak into my shoes/dress...finally got them last night at Maryam Nassir Zadeh's blissful store.

Friday, April 16, 2010


Where have I been? That's the question that's probably on your mind, reader. I know what it's like to inquisitevly check a blog, only to see the same stale post that's been sitting around the internet inactively for days, practically snoring.

Well, my answer is that I've been all over the place. I flew out to Los Angeles for a few reasons, mainly to work on a cafe I'm opening with my parents in a few months. We were doing pastry tastings with some fabulous local bakeries, including Cake Monkey (OMG their scones, apple galette, and all of their snacks!) and Hotcakes (try their canneles and danish!). I also celebrated the first night of Passover with my family for the first time in years, contributing with my annual Brisket with Merlot & Prunes. We also went to Osteria Mozza for my parents' 25th anniversary, which was a real treat. I'll tell you. Best dishes: Butter Lettuces with hazelnuts, bacon, gorgonzola dolce & egg, Burricotta with radicchio, spiced walnuts, honey & fried rosemary, Linguine with clams pancetta & spicy Fresno chiles, and Butternut Squash Mezzalune with amaretti.

Then when I got back, I had a whirlwind week of work coupled with a Long Island Easter trip and a final-night monumental Seder that I hosted. Needless to say, I was exhausted for a bit.

But the most exciting news that I will let you in on, that crept upon me in the middle of that hectic week is this... I'm going to Korea! In 10 days!


So, two years ago I worked on a feature film with a well-regarded Korean director living in New York after completing his MFA at NYU. This film was to be his feature film debut. I auditioned for nearly 4 weeks in November of 2007 and participated in preparing for the shoot for 2 months, and then we filmed it in February of 2008 on a shoe-string budget in 18 days. It was fantastic. I can't wait to do it again.

Anyway, that film has been selected to be the Opening Film of the Jeonju Int'l Film Festival in South Korea, premiering on April 29th at 6pm following an opening ceremony. I am being flown out to Korea to attend the festival, including the press conference, opening ceremony, premiere, additional screenings, and q&a's. This is all very exciting, overwhelming, unexpected, and over-my-head. It's taken my this long to announce it here as I have been undergoing a wealth of emotions over this.

I'll try to post more often than not, as I have a lot on my mind and plenty to share. But do forgive me in light of my hectic schedule. And also know that last night I overdosed on allergy medication, as if I knew that was possible.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Spring Travel

I can stand to visit any and all of these places featured in New York Magazine's Spring Travel write-up.

Especially, this one:

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Boys Will Be Girls VIDEO

I am so proud of these guys... nearly 300,000 views in just a few days! And they're going to be on CBS Early Morning Show this Friday!! Good job Harvard Sailing Team and you too, Biu!

Cooking show

So, this is my main source of inspiration for my forthcoming cooking show...