Monthly Archives: June 2009

fresh-squeezed fun

The first real weeks of warm summer weather are here and our backyard citrus trees are finally bearing some good fruit. After being scorched in the much too close for comfort California wildfires a year and a half ago we weren’t sure they would ever recover.

Over the weekend we picked a basket full of limes, grapefruit and oranges and put them to good use: slices and juice for the kids, wonderful fresh cocktails for the grown-ups.

We made some of our favorite drinks with the fresh-squeezed orange juice: tequila sunrises and harvey wallbangers. Here are the recipes:

 

 

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illustrator: aleks sennwald

Don’t you just love this illustration by Aleks Sennwald? One of the things I like best about Aleks’ work is the sense of fun and whimsy that comes through in each illustration. This one, called “Art in Bloom,” appeared in Vegetarian Times for a story about the art of Ikebana flower arrangements.

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summer fun

I was having a really terrible (sad, upsetting, annoying, stressful, blech) day yesterday. But at 2 o’clock I had a “date” with my son at the San Diego Fair. After one carmel apple and a spin on the ferris wheel with the little guy I discovered that it’s impossible to be sad at the fair. I ended up having a perfect afternoon.

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delphine sneak peek on design*sponge

Thanks Grace and Anne at Design*Sponge for posting a Sneak Peek into our home! You can check out the post here, and there are more photos of the house here and photos of the studio here.

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the flavors of summer

Some of my favorite flavors of the summer include fraises du bois, apricot, fresh corn, and sweet mint (juleps, mojitos, tea…). And this long stripe graphic reminds me of those absurdly good frozen ice sticks that come in a clear plastic tube. Are those still around? What’s your favorite summertime flavor?

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in the press: better homes and gardens

We’re in Better Homes & Gardens this month! It’s so exciting to be featured in a color trends story (you know I’m a sucker for color stories). You can see a bigger photo of our Yellow Flower eco-friendly recycled cotton shoulder tote bag here.

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