Monday, September 30, 2013

Instagram Diary - weekend of eating..

Roasted figs- I drizzled with honey, olive oil, and a little balsamic. They were delicious with the cheese!
 Cheese, bread, roasted figs, stuffed mushrooms, olives, pear, wine. Perfect dinner.
Saturday morning homemade baked donutsI used a variety of flours mixed together to make these a little healthier - including white whole wheat cake flour (you can make cake flour by adding cornstarch to regular four); oat bran flour; oat flour; and buckwheat flour. I also always cut down sugar in recipes by 1/4 cup.  The texture of these donuts was amazing, and although I just topped with some cinnamon and sugar, these would be delicious topped with chocolate ganache. mmmmm!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Instagram Diary

Murray Hewitt looking cute on a cowhide.
 oooff... trying to organize
 organized and clean!
 hanging on the couch with Sophia

 Sunday roast.

 photo shoot for new items!!

mani / pedi and pretty rings. Twisted ring and 'V' ring from this shop.
Little diamond stacking rings from this shop.
 Sven clogs = Amazing.. I want all the styles
 Celebrating on Wednesday for launching the new line!!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Ironic Dish Ware...

I am so loving this dish ware by LA PHILIE.
Evelyn Bracklow hand paints vintage china pieces to look as though they are becoming infested with ants.. in the most beautiful way possible.

To me, it makes me think of the original use; and users of the beautiful china.  As though a biscuit crumb or drop of honey was left behind, and is just now getting discovered by ants, and by us.

I mean, I would totally understand if this isn't your thing..
but I'm slightly obsessed


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Instagram Diary 9.3.13

Hope everyone had an amazing long weekend!
We went home to Massachusetts. We had a great time, even though is was thunder storming the whole time! Always great to see the fam, and stuff my face with good food. :)

Now that I'm back, and it's the start of fall I am really hustling to get the new line out! Time to get to work!

Sophia doesn't want me to go back to work either:

Friday - on amtrak with a lot of nuts :)   Emerson fry shoes; A.P.C. Jeans.

family cook out with my stylish sister and cousin.

Monday- on Metro North my Emerson Fry shoes matched the floor perfectly.

Obsessed with my new It's Okay My Dear 'prowl shorts'. So good! Black and white embroidered top by J.Crew.  (Also dying for this top)

Back to work also means back to the gym..
These nikes are even more comfortable than I expected, the cushioning is amazing! I actually hate running, but I love to take power walks; go to step classes; and Pilates classes.

Also back to a healthful diet. This was a good one, oatmeal with cinnamon with sliced figs. The flavor combination is divine!

I have more totes to bleach this week, which I am dreading. If I didn't love the effects of bleach so much, theres no way I would be doing this.. oh, what I do for my customers. :)
I'm really happy with how this batch came out, can't wait to show you all!
(below is a close up of the new hand-dyed bleached totes)

New season means new packaging. Here are some thank you cards, with a thank you and a reminder on the back to tag your photos with #giftshopbrooklyn or @giftshopbrooklyn. I love seeing all your pics!!

Going forward I am also attaching itty bitty lavender sachets to your order, to make it even more special.  You can hang it in your closet, put it in your lingerie drawer, or under your pillow for a fresh burst of lavender.

Ok, like I said I am working very diligently to get everything done for fall asap. We are doing the look book photo shoot this Friday with my sister modeling, and my friend and amazing photographer Justyna, I am so excited! Will definitely keep you posted on the progress!

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All of my items are hand crafted by me in my Brooklyn, NY studio. I believe in USA hand made, supporting local, and supporting quality. All materials I use are sourced and purchased from vendors in the USA. I truly am inspired so much by nature. Just walk outside and there's millions of things to be inspired by, whether city or country. At different points in my life, or year, or day I can look at the same thing and see it in a completely new way. I realize Im not the first person to be inspired by nature, but I find it amazing how we can all be inspired so uniquely by it. I am a pretty practical person; I feel designs should have form AND function. I USE all of my designs to ensure ease of use, aesthetic appeal, and versatility. If at the end of the day I don't love it, it goes back to the drawing board; or on the back burner; or just tossed on the 'prototype' pile. I also make sure all my designs are items I personally would love to give as gifts.