The Silence Of The Farm Box: Fava Beans

May 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Dinky Manor, Noted

May 1st is The Day of the Worker all over Italy. In Rome, it’s also The Day of the Fava Bean. Okay, I made that last sentence up. But May 1st is the official start date of Fava Bean season which goes until June, and Romans traditionally include Fava beans as part of their picnic […]

Shoe Fetish: Vintage Cherokee Wedges

May 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Capsule Travel Wardrobe, Noted

One of the style icons of my life is Ms. Fernandez, my middle school French teacher. As a 14-year old girl, I was obsessed with Ms. Fernandez’s clothes. Middle school French teachers obviously don’t choose the job for the money. But, even on what I imagine was a tiny salary, Ms. Fernandez always looked chic. […]

Farm Box: It Was Bound To Happen Eventually…

May 9, 2013 by  
Filed under Dinky Manor, Noted, Sticky Acres

Eggplant in the farm box. So gross. How is it that a vegetable that is so easy on the eyes is so yucky on the tongue? Luckily I was able to pawn the eggplant off on some poor sap who actually thinks her, “husband makes the best stuffed eggplant on the planet.” But I can’t […]

Farm Box Confession: I Am A Selfish Wife

For the third week in a row, I’ve gotten fresh strawberries in my farm box. And, for the third week in a row, my husband doesn’t know this. Why? Because I’ve eaten all of them before he’s gotten home (and composted the evidence). When it comes to snacks, I have no scruples. I mean really. […]

#richpeopleproblems What To Wear To The Punk Themed Gala At The Met

May 1, 2013 by  
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Today’s New York Times explains the plight of rich people attending this year’s Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art–What to wear to a punk-themed event that costs $25,000 per ticket? The article asks: will any of the guests get it right? The answer is no. None of the guests, even Vivien Westwood […]