Monday, June 10, 2013

Bellport: Summer, 1900

I was honored to be asked to guest curate the annual show at the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society,  Bellport: Summer, 1900. I've been time-traveling for the past few months, going through files of old photos, letters, newspaper articles and diaries from  Bellport 1895-1915 putting together an exhibition on the style of this period from sailing to suffrage, picket fences and porches, and work of the artists and writers.  I loved finding material on the suffrage movement and the leaders in Bellport and discovered an amazing woman photographer of this period named Frances H. Toms whose work is timeless. Reading about the first library, cultural events, and community issues from the last turn of the century bring us back to this period and the visual materials bring it to life. The exhibition will be on through the end of July, and we're thinking of a catalog/book as it is so rich in visual material and Long Island history.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

a visit to brooklyn

this time of year, its great to go exploring and visit my favorite shops in's my list!

Moon River Chattel
Emporium chock full of  home furnishings, old and new
lots of great hardware, lighting, linens, books
62 Grand St

Two Jakes
320 Wythe Ave + Grand
Mid-century modern, vintage +industrial furniture 
from Knoll and Saarinen to file cabinets

Brook Farm General Store
New home product, from pencils to frying pans
more storage, kitchen items
75 South 6th + Berry

Marlow + Sons
81 Broadway + Berry
store front grocery with Bklyn artisanal food
(Mast chocolates, breads, coffee)
great little restaurant/bar tucked in back with small menu, great food

Roberta's Pizza
261 Moore + Bogart

Emily Thompson Flowers
57 Jay Street
lovely, unusual flower arrangements 

Mrs. Robertson
vintage home collection - urns, glass, textiles
 88 South Portland
Fort Greene
*** near weekend flea market

Bellocq Tea Atelier
tiny shop with exquisitely packaged teas
104 West Street

Saturday, March 30, 2013

english spring pea soup

the perfect spring soup made with english peas, basil, a dollop of creme fraiche...

Friday, March 8, 2013

snow day

another snow day on long island...time to make a pot of tea, put a fire on and settle in with paperwork... all white, inside and out, today!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

sunday lunch at stone barns

on a cold winter's day, lunch at stone barns restaurant is such a treat ...with a welcoming fire, tasting menu of seasonal produce and freshly baked breads, and attentive service, it is a wonderful way to spend a sunday with family and friends...the january menu included artichoke gnocchi, roasted rutabaga, tiny carrots and radishes to nibble on, and golden beet salads...dessert was a cinnamon apple theme and  disappeared in a minute!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

a long island christmas

getting ready for the holidays with greenery, shells and the simplicity and ease of creating a natural christmas with textures, found objects from walks by the sea and the fragrance of pine trees...all, gifts from nature...tree photos by jeff mcnamara, wreath from martha stewart living