Thursday, February 11, 2010


1. elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action.
2. a pleasing or attractive quality or endowment.
3. favor or good will.
4. a manifestation of favor, esp. by a superior.
5. mercy; clemency; pardon: an act of grace.

It has often been said that the secret to a happy marriage is to concern yourself with your spouse's (girlfriend's, boyfriend's, lover's) happiness more than your own. Last week, Scott Schuman (The Sartorialist) wrote a lovely piece called A Graceful Man, A Gentleman. If you haven't read it, please do. This is perhaps the sweetest description of how to treat the person you love.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


This is a glass of Voyant Chai Cream Liqueur. It is made with aged Virgin Island rum, fresh Dutch cream, black tea from India, and premium spirits from Holland. It is liquid dessert. And today is the birthday of my dear friend and sister, Carol. She is insanely talented and always inspiring, and I couldn't have been more blessed in being born into a family of such amazing women. Please raise your glass - whatever is in it - with me, and wish her a magical birthday!


This is my submission for this week's photo project; growth. It's a tough concept when you're surrounded by snow and ice, but I think all the more poignant when you actually find signs of it.

There is a term in photography that I love; bokeh, which refers to the quality or "silkiness" of the blur of everything that is deliberately out of focus. You get this when shooting something in a shallow depth of field, and the background dissolves into this dreamy blur of lights and shadows. Do you bokeh?

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