I know, I know I've been a bad blogger this week and this is probably going to roll into next. I am moving around the corner and yes, it's close it doesnt make the process that a whole lot easier.
You will survive without me - have a great weekend!
Friday, March 27, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Mia amiga Nicole is a published playwright about to roll into 3x over. Her upcoming play 'Fedra' will launch in Chicago (she is part of Looking Glass) in the Fall. When she started telling me about the premise of Fedra, after about 2 minutes I glazed over and asked for the Cliff Notes. It was so complex, creative and out of this world!
You can hit her blog for more on the play and whatever else she feels like bitching about....I mean sharing. Her blog - http://www.doctaslick.blogspot.com/
That's her photo - it's up there just because she probably doesn't it want to be.
Posted by Jen Sall at 7:33 PM
Ahhhhh - WHAT a Spectacular day!
Me & my electronic buddies are at odds of late, endless blackberry issues and my computer pops offline whenever it damn well feels like it.
My trip to Sacramento had a huge Palo Alto, San Jose hell lets take the 101 detour back. So I missed the Vivier show Thursday night. If I attended I would have surely bought the messenger bag (top right) in dove grey. Soon you will be mine, my sweet~
Posted by Jen Sall at 7:24 PM
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I am up in Sacramento for the CA Green Summit. The show has been exceptional and rumors were swirling that Arnold would be stopping by. When we learned that he was going to meet up with Obama in LA tonight we thought they were just that, RUMORS. Today I was watching the booth when a man approached me and started asking questions. Next thing I know, he tells me he is scouting for Arnold, get ready we will have a minute, literally a minute to talk to the Governor. We find Bill, our CEO, and wait and Arnold enters the hall hits and few booths and then BAM. He and his huge entourage arrive..Bill's minute with the Governor becomes 10 and Arnold says - This seems like the solution. Case closed, end of day.
Posted by Jen Sall at 3:23 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2009
I've said many times that eco is as much about sustainable style and reuse as the purchase of a new product with an organic fabric. Take the fab accessory line Vivier I recently discovered. And made right here in the City of Angels.
I am off to the CA Green Summit in Sacramento next week so no blogging for Moi!
Have a great weekend.
Posted by Jen Sall at 12:11 PM
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I am a good cook and a GREAT 'assembler!' I assembled a variation of this recipe last night, I omitted the pasta, upped the lettuce, added yellow tomatoes. Had they been in season, heirloom tomatoes would have been delish.
Anyways - here's the actual from Bon Appetit if you are curious
Pasta with Peas, Asparagus, Butter Lettuce, and Prosciutto
6 to 8 servings
Recipe by Molly Stevens
Photograph by Lisa Hubbard
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil plus additional for drizzling
1/2 pound spring onions or green onions (dark green parts discarded); white parts cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices, pale green parts cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
2 tablespoons minced shallot
Coarse kosher salt
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup low-salt chicken broth
1 1/2 pounds asparagus, cut crosswise into 3/4-inch pieces
2 cups shelled fresh peas (from about 2 pounds peas in pods) or 2 cups frozen petite peas, thawed
1 pound campanelle (trumpet-shaped pasta) or medium (about 1-inch) shell-shaped pasta
1 head of butter lettuce or Boston lettuce (about 6 ounces), cored, leaves cut into 3/4-inch-wide slices
1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese plus additional for sprinkling
1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
4 oz thinly sliced prosciutto, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-wide strips
Melt butter with 2 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and shallot. Sprinkle with coarse salt and pepper. Sauté until tender (do not brown), about 8 minutes. Add wine; increase heat to medium-high and simmer until liquid is reduced to glaze, about 3 minutes. Add broth and bring to simmer; set aside.
Cook asparagus in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender, 2 to 4 minutes, depending on thickness of asparagus. Using skimmer or slotted spoon, transfer to large bowl of ice water. Return water to boil. Add peas and cook until just tender, about 2 minutes. Using skimmer, transfer to bowl with asparagus. Drain vegetables.
Return water in pot to boil. Cook pasta until tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally. Drain, reserving 1 cup pasta cooking liquid.
Meanwhile, reheat onion mixture. Add lettuce and stir just until wilted, about 1 minute. Add drained asparagus and peas; stir until heated through.
Add pasta, 1 cup Parmesan cheese, and parsley to skillet with vegetables; toss, adding reserved pasta cooking liquid by 1/4 cupfuls if dry. Season with salt and pepper.
Transfer pasta to large shallow bowl. Sprinkle prosciutto over; drizzle with olive oil. Serve, passing more cheese alongside.
Posted by Jen Sall at 1:50 PM
Monday, March 9, 2009
After spending Friday and Saturday in Anaheim I am still recovering...one item of note, especially considering I am a sucker for packaging. The Kor Water bottle. This is a BPA free plastic bottle that has a beautiful streamlined shape. As I carried around my bottle Friday it was a definite conversation starter. For more info visit their website - korwater.com
Posted by Jen Sall at 11:29 AM
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Shit (pun intended)!!!!! A year ago March when I heard airlines were charging for pillows and blankets I half-joked on this very blog soon you would have to pay to make use of the toilet - http://goldandsilverstars.blogspot.com/2008/03/extra-bag-costs.html. Turns out, unfortunately I was on to something. I have to say this is ridiculous and totally disgusting. If Ryanair can't afford to run an airline without charging extra to go the bathroom then perhaps you should rethink having an airline.
Here's a link to coverage - click here
Posted by Jen Sall at 11:49 AM
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I am a huge fan of Isabel. And for better or for worse the store right around the corner Heist carries her in multiples. It seems Isabel is getting a lot more press in the American Fashion Rags too. These boots were shown in her runway collection - fab but wayyy out of my ballpark. At $1000+ a pair I do find it interesting that a number of stores in NYC are reporting they can't keep them on the shelves.
What are in my price range (well kinda) are these boots from Coclico on Shopbop.com. As far as shopping on the web, I've had really good luck with this site. Good selection, GREAT sales (there might even be one now!) and nice staff. Check it out!
Some of you may question why someone (meaning me) who works predominately in the green or eco world is posting about new shoes, bags, etc. I think it is a much about sustainability in terms of design and quality as it is about organic materials, same goes for craftsmanship and production. Design and style over trends.
Posted by Jen Sall at 10:17 AM
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
...when you have secret mob signals. I love this post on A Cup of Jo
I have to admit, my friends and I always had certain signals and codes but nothing as cool as this!
The photo above signals 'bring more drinks' but jump to A Cup of Jo for all the deets!
Posted by Jen Sall at 6:46 PM
Monday, March 2, 2009
Is an oxymoron. Growing up in DC I can tell you this city is seriously lacking in the fashion dept. Go downtown during business hours and the women can be seen in herds rocking their favorite white tennies with their powersuits (yes they still wear powersuits). Michelle Obama Will definitely help to shake things up but I couldn't help to wonder what would come from her sleeveless (Albeit lovely) choice for the B's address to the Congress. To some degree those in and around 'The Mall' like to think of these buildings similar to a visiting a church in Europe = no bare shoulders. I hear there is a bit of grumbling going on back in the hood. Even huff post has a mention - click here
Posted by Jen Sall at 11:43 PM
What is with me and the Lanvin lately??? First the shoes and now the clutch. Its actually the reverse but I am only getting around to blogging on the clutch. Back to the clutch, perfect for riding around Venice with no basket on my bike. Humm, perhaps I should focus more on a practical basket than a beautiful clutch. F that - where's the fun??
Maybe someone wants to gift me a basket?? Or me the first to donate to my clutch fund...
Posted by Jen Sall at 9:27 PM