Archive for the ‘fishing’ Category

Soujourn Selina

15 August 2011

Selina Van Der Geest’s NL-GB in Millbrook, NY has been on my to-do list for some time now. Until I get there in person, I e-travel via her cool website, to the tunes of her sister, Sophie Solomon.

A quote from the Nov/Dec 2006 edition of Departures sums up the journey nicely: “I know NL-GB, Inc. sounds like code. Which it is—for totally discreet, unrestrained chic.”


Life Mission

8 August 2011

I am feeling the love for the young-at-heart these days. I was yesterday replenished by a spontaneous conversation with a Turkish octogenarian under an oak tree at the farmers’ market. She told me about her folk dancing and I told myself not to worry about my own dying grandfather.

In this spirit, enjoy these Juergen Teller photos of a man who has got my new friend by a decade. Ninety years of living renders strong and sweet and slightly rakish Ottavio “Tai” Missoni.

From the Missoni F/W 2011 ad campaign.  See fuller collection here. Images copyright Juergen Teller.

Far and away

3 August 2011

Carolyn Roumeguere is beyond. I’ve followed her life for a few years now, through Visions of Africa, Gypset Style and her own jewelry work. I recently visited her website where I found the spectacular video below that glimpses at her unique upbringing, techniques and influences, and world a-yonder. She seems to be living—very successfully—a life that I thought only existed in the past. I was especially intrigued by the cameo of her mother, a world-famous anthropologist who fell in love with a Masaai warrior, and, joined by her children from a previous marriage and her new husband’s other wives, adopted a nomadic life in the Mara. Now Carolyn seemingly maneuvers Nairobi, Paris and Jaipur; the earth and air with equal poise.

Carolyn Roumeguere – The Airborn Nomad from Carolyn Roumegeuere on Vimeo.

Lemon Love

26 July 2011

Avalon Organics Lemon Clarifying Shampoo and Conditioner are my new delights. They remind me of the grapefruit bar soap from The Body Shop that I used in middle school, but are even more morning-invigorating.  I can just feel the luscious lemon lather cutting through the grime and sweat that comes from being anything other than slovenly in this summer humidity, leaving me sparkling.  Kinda like dishsoap…in a really luxurious, organic way.


n.b. I also use the unscented body lotion with aloe. This brand is heaven.

(image via google images)

Tennis, ladies?

24 June 2011

I’ve been working this morning to the tunes of grunting Wimbledoners.  I wondered about a time when tennis was more…demure. Katharine Hepburn seems to most adeptly toe the masculine-feminine line.




(image source: google images)

Heart of the Sea

14 June 2011

Rell Sunn, pioneer of women’s surfing. 

Born in Makaha on Oahu in 1947 to a Chinese father and a Hawaiian-Irish mother, Rell was battling with the boys in surf competitions by age 14 and in 1975 became an original member of the women’s professional surfing tour.  After a ferocious, 14-year fight with breast cancer—through which she surfed every day and became a disc jockey in addition to fueling the women’s surf movement—she succumbed in 1998.  The legend of her gracefulness and courage continues to inspire. 





Dry (as in Bordeaux) Friday reading

3 June 2011

I have mixed feelings on economic theory. Most of it seems based on a hypothetical, perfect world, which is alright, but I’m still not sure why people extrapolate findings to explain the actual world we live in.  The repercussions can be quite grand…

But I do love this fun blog post by a most serious Harvard economist that blends economy and oenonomy in a heady bouquet to explain the real impact of terroir on wine prices.  The author, Robert N. Stavins, is one of the founding editors of the major wine journal, whose proceedings are apparently tracked (and mocked) by none other than Stephen Colbert. So, if you’re not an econ geek or wine snob, perhaps that will compel you to read on.

(image source: google images)

Rope a Dope

25 May 2011

I love this rope knot necklace by Lizzie Fortunato, in collaboration with Julia Leach at Chance; I wish so much that I had thought to make it myself!   I bought some cheap clothesline to practice my own take on it, but I might have to just go in for the original. Definitely a chic-woman version of the Nantucket bracelet beloved by youth.

Sold out for a few weeks, it is now available again at Chance (see here).

Last interview with Tim Hetherington

27 April 2011

“When it’s so fast moving, it’s very hard to structure a kind of narrative. It’s difficult to find characters—you know what I mean? I have no idea what’s going to happen. It’s like a complete fishing trip, so it’s also, like, not wanting…for them to understand clearly…what it is.” —Tim Hetherington, photojournalist (1970-2011)

Ain’t that it.

Read the interview on Outside Outline

(photo source: google images)

Good Stockman

24 April 2011

 I love Jaipur-based artist Lily Stockman’s portfolio.

 It makes me think of fresh air…

…the freshest winter air…

and farm-life.