Friday, January 20, 2012

la churreria

A beautiful new cafĂ© opened in the Nolita neighborhood of New York City this month. It’s called La Churreria and it serves mouth-watering golden churros with chocolate for dipping and delicious pressed Spanish sandwiches. I had the privilege of making aprons for the staff and when I visited yesterday to drop off a new batch, I was so excited to see how amazing the aprons looked in action. It’s exactly the kind of place where I would want my linens to find a home so I’m very grateful to Livia, La Churreria’s extraordinary manager, for finding me and supporting my work. If you’re in NYC, anywhere at all in NYC, make a point to stop in and relax at one of the cozy tables. 284 Mulberry Street bet Houston & Prince.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

wish list

The funny thing about wishes is that sometimes you don’t even realize what they are until they come true. Every year we pick names for Christmas in my family. The plan is that everyone will buy one "big" gift for one person and little stocking gifts for everyone else. That’s how it should go down, but it rarely does. What actually happens is that everyone is much too extravagant and nothing is small enough to fit into any stocking. This year was no exception. Thought I’d share a few of my wonderful new belongings, all of which I absolutely had to have, I just didn’t know it until they were mine.

Clockwise from top left: One-of-a-kind handmade snowflake (medium: paper, crayon, glitter & pipe cleaner), Handmade Amethyst bracelet with found Vintage clasp, Vintage Kantha embroidery quilt, Barbara Eigen Metropolitan Opera mug, Red Vintage tool box, Obama 2012 tee, Luke Lamp Co. Industrial light wood lamp, P.D. James novel.