I feel so lucky to live just a few blocks away from one of the best markets in the city and I take full advantage of it. And this summer I am making my kids take advantage of it by visiting the Club Sprouts tent for a weekly tasting or chef demonstration. With every taste they do, they get their card punched. It's pretty much like a coffee punch card, only better. A few weeks ago, they had a little cooking demo set up where the kids could make their own Stone Fruit Salsa and let me tell you, it was YUM!
Some of the main ingredients:
topped with cliantro
I am going to make it again this week, it was so delicious!
ok, so my blogging mission may be rubbing off on my son. he pointed out this girl to me in a coffee shop in upstate ny. "mom, mom, you should take her picture for your blog. you probably like her shirt and bracelet." then, i discovered that he had already snapped a few photos on the sly....yea, i may have been tearing slightly after realizing this. we asked if we could take the close-up of her amazing bracelets. i didn't get the bracelet origin, but you can bet i will be doing my best to copy.
if you have children, are they involved with your blog?
photo credit: 6yr old (note the adorable black rimmed glassses / watermelon shirt twinkies in the background)
I'm on the rooftop of The James Hotel New York and
probably on my second coffee. (Yes,
pinch me please for getting to start out my workday this way). I am full on lounging in a chaise by
the pool and have all my vices (paper, magazines, iPad, camera). I'm in awe of the view. It's a cloudy day, 100% change of rain in the forecast, and I have my bare
legs wrapped in a towel. And then,
this ray of sunshines appears onto the deck. She is perfectly dressed, reminding me of Miss Weather with her yellow welllies, for the expected rain. She is perfectly friendly so I instantly strike a conversation and compliment her super fun bag. Turns out she is an account manager for the company behind the bag, Echo Design. A company that began in 1923 on the wedding day of the founding couple, Edgar and Theresa Hyman. What started as a scarf company evolved into much more over the years.
FINALLY...I've been dreaming of this product for years. Well, at least for two years I know for sure - since the time I posted about my morning struggle to get through one hot cup of coffee before having to warm it up.
At some point, my sweet two year old and I started calling each other besties. She has other besties too, like her wa-wa's (aka grandmas), her favorite sitters, sometimes her brother, and other "friends" that live in her crib. One day she received a pair of pink leopard print rain boots and that night she insisted on sleeping with her new goodies....they were brand new, of course, and hadn't been worn. She snuggled those boots like a worn out loved teddy bear. This blog is to keep track of all my besties and pink leopard print wellies. xo