Saturday, February 19, 2011

Women in Menswear

Who ever said a woman can't wear men's clothes? Tomboys, unite.

{image via the sartorialist}

Monday, February 14, 2011

What Day?


I am not a big fan of Valentine's Day, whether I am single or not. Of course, I have no problem with doing a little something special today...but why not something special EVERY day?! Love is not a one-day-gig.

In other news, I'll be on hiatus for the next couple weeks. Life gets hectic at times, so I'll be paying more attention to certain projects and less to others. Here's one project that is pretty close to my heart at this moment. To keep you occupied in the meantime, some extra reading/watching material...

Garance Dore and her public ladies restroom debacle...one for all!

Adele's Tiny Desk Concert.

Next knitting project, perhaps? (and my most recent project.)

Watch this documentary. Waaaay better than "So You Think You Can Dance."

Love this backsplash for a purple splash of spring. God knows we all need it.

and Happy Birthday to Miss Oregon...she is 2 years old today!

See you all in a couple weeks :)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

How To Taste Chocolate

Tcho chocolate has these cute little taster sets. Who knew that 8 tiny squares of chocolate could go such a long way in satisfying your craving?

Along with your sampler, you also get an instruction card for "How to Taste Chocolate." Follow these six simple rules to becoming a chocolate connoisseur:

1. Look for a consistent color and shiny finish on your chocolate; this signifies well-crafted chocolate.

2. Listen for a clean, bright snap when you break your chocolate; this is an indicator of good tempering.

3. Smell is a significant determinant to taste; gently rub a piece then inhale deeply and note the aromas.

4. Taste by placing the chocolate on your tongue without biting into it; let it soften to release the flavors.

5. Feel the chocolate's texture in your mouth; it should melt evenly and feel smooth and silky.

6. Aftertaste, or the "finish," can sometimes be very different from the initial flavor you tasted; as the chocolate melts on your tongue, notice how it changes.

Thanks, Tcho.

Maybe your next event could be a chocolate tasting?!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Dancers Among Us


see Jordan Matter's entire series, "Dancers Among Us" here. Cannot. Get. Enough.
Happy Friday.

{via here}