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My blog has three categories: create, where I photograph, cook, make art and write about the creative process; travel is about my travels, both local and afar; and inspire - photographers, artists, & designers who inspire my work, and interviews with artists, photographers, & creative couples.
Popular blog series include Tovah Cooks where I "made modern" my mother-in=laws 1960's Mad Men era recipes, Creative Couples interviews, fab takes on art & fashion history in Art One Oh One, & Fashion One Oh One, and conversations with Jen Cooper of Classic Play in Talking About Creativity.
This week began with more of that PNW spring rain. We broke out what we call around here "bubble juice" and hung out on the front steps under the overhang.
Here are some inspiring and intriguing places that I visited this week...
More analysis-paralysis of Don Draper's new apartment with details on the specific items. I am in the midst of planning a redo of the basement media room (fancy words for couch + tv) and that grasscloth wallpaper is calling...
Take a peek at the beauty that is the making of a book. I have an e-reader (Kobo for me) but I still have bookshelves full of books and still buy books. There is something about holding a new book in your hands - the feel, the smell, the weight. I don't think that I will ever give up 100% on paper books.
I sooo want to make this and eat it RIGHT NOW! Rhubarb and Meyer lemons - throw in Colin Firth and you'd have me for life...
You know the Sartorialist, right? Amazing, fashionable people. Well, I just recently discovered Betsy over here where she is spending a year revamping her style. She's inspired me to up my game a bit - or at least come close to wearing all those clothes hanging in my closet.
Just because I love the show, here's an interview with Merritt Wever from Nurse Jackie. The new season starts this weekend! I know I had a Harvey Wallbanger for Mad Men and a Seattle microbrew for the Killing but I REALLY cannot think of what to have for Nurse Jackie. More beer perhaps because of Kevin's bar?
And if you want to get to know a bit more about me and other creative families, check out Jen's blog here.
Have a lovely weekend everyone - get out and move, see some art, and laugh a few times. Maybe make something. Next week I have another peek at someone's space in my series "where we create" and will also be announcing a new series. And another "before and after"...
Another week has flown by. Confession time - I often, no I usually take on way more than I can ever accomplish. Between life stuffs, photography classes, making art, crafty things, writing, and trying to see friends and family - it's a lot. How about you? Too much on the go? It's all good - just a little TOO much goodness.
Some links to places that I have seen this past week...tv-related. As the media maven/coordinator/chief entertainment officer around these parts I keep track of our favourite tv shows, movies and podcasts.
Nurse Jackie is coming back Sunday, April 8th!
This Sunday is the second season of The Killing. Still trying to get my hands on an english sub-titled original Danish version that will play on North American DVD players. My friend in London saw it and LOVED it. Last week we drank Harvey Wallbanger cocktails and ate chips and dip from our chip 'n dip during the premiere of Mad Men. I have been scratching my brain about what would be "Killing"-esque for Sunday. A Seattle microbrew perhaps? Ideas?
Did you know that the opening scene from Mad Men last week was pulled straight from the pages of the Times on that very day in 1966? I love love love adore that kind of attention to detail. Such respect for the viewers!
On the Mad Men theme, take a look at Paola's blog post on Don Draper's apartment. She breaks it down for you in her usual stylish way.
Another new show getting HUGE buzz that premieres on April 15th is The Girls.
What are you up to this weekend? My favourite bluegrass band, the Foggy Hogtown Boys are in town so I will be catching them for a set or two. When I lived in Toronto I'd drag the girl and the man to their Saturday afternoon family gigs at a basement bar called the Dakota at Dundas and Ossington.
Otherwise, it's Friday night dinner, taking the girl to her drama class, and a bit of yoga. And photography - always photography! Oh, and finalizing the plans for my friends' first trip to NYC. Theatre and restaurants are booked - now filling in the spaces with museums and galleries and a run or two in Central Park.
See you Monday!