Next stop on my quest to learn to can is a lesson in rhubarb jam making. Rhubarb is kind of intimidating for some reason. I, for one, have never cooked or baked with the vegetable myself. Perhaps one of the reasons it is intimidating is because the leaves of the plant are toxic. So: don’t eat the leaves, problem solved! Also you should know that there are two kinds of rhubarb varieties readily available; field-grown rhubarb has an intense flavor with green ... Read More
 Here's a friendly reminder that the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players will be playing tonight at NYC's The Bowery Electric ! The Trachtenburgs previewed songs from their upcoming album, Lost and Found (to be released on July 12th), at a residency this month at The Bowery Electric in NYC. Also featuring performances by Light Spells, Roughstars, Long Distance Poison, and Eric Demby aka DJ Treeboy. Doors open at 7:30 PM and tickets are $8. Pick up a free ... Read More
    So, tour ended two days ago. Since we last spoke, the  Assembly of Light Women's Choir and The Body played in Atlanta, DC, Greensboro, Jacksonville, New York and at a sold-out hometown show in Providence.  The audiences from each city responded to the Assembly of Light Women's Choir  and The Body with overwhelming enthusiasm and respect at venues from bars to warehouses, from New York to Jacksonville.   The best part ... Read More
Summer is officially is full swing and while I might be lacking in funds to buy all the pretty, summery things I love, I decided to make a “Summer Wishlist” of fashionable items that add some summer fun to ensembles lacking the colorful tights and cardigans of autumn and spring. I'm a total Fall girl who loves to layer, but getting creative with colors, prints, and accessories is what I love best about summer. I hope you enjoy peeking into my online ... Read More
While Mad Men won't be back till early 2012, if you're missing the fabulous style created by costume designer, Janie Bryant, fear not, you can still get a dose of it come August when her 65-piece collaboration with Banana Republic's creative director, Simon Kneen, emerges. Check out some of the looks below and my thoughts on some of the pieces.   I'm definitely digging the men's wear, I'm a sucker for a bow tie or sweater vest, but I'm not ... Read More