Last year we were at a lovely rental in the Dordogne, the Chateau de la Bourlie, and the homeowner showed us one of his latest rental projects, Les Bories. We love the way he used inexpensive pallets to make very moveable furniture. Some were stacked to become extra bed platforms, some to make a coffee […]


Here’s a way to take all of the bits and pieces you collect when you’re on the road (or you may not, and I’m jealous of you)…See, every time we’re away, I have to take a little piece of where I am, a coaster, a business card, a postcard, a sticker…because in that moment, these […]


I had this raw asparagus and avocado salad at Company, a great pizza place in West Chelsea in NYC. The asparagus ribbons were shaved length-wise using a vegetable peeler and the whole thing was tossed with a lemon vinaigrette. So simple and delicious and a nice alternative to roasted or grilled asparagus–the idea of eating […]

A new twist on sorbet and fruit

We love everything about Suzanne Goin’s beautiful American brasserie, Tavern, in West L.A. We wanted to immediately replicate her artful—yet simple and doable—presentation of fruit and sorbet. Good for kids as well as for a dinner party, you simply layer beautiful seasonal fruit between tiny scoops of ice-cream or sorbet.

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