Wednesday, April 29, 2009


For many, the apron represents the stereotypical housewife of the 1940s and 50s, but long before aprons were thought of as a functional piece of the wardrobe. They were used to carry essential kitchen utensils, for gathering and carrying eggs and for transporting kindling wood. Aprons were not only used in the household kitchen and on the family farm. Butchers, welders and bakers have always used aprons to protect both their clothing and bodies from their work.

Ever since I was a little girl I loved to wear an apron. My grandma Annie would bring me into the kitchen, tie one around my waist and put me to work...or at least to observe. Her kitchen was where my love of cooking began. I must admit, I am a messy cook and I have a habit of wiping my hands on whatever is on my body at that time. I have begun making my own aprons for myself and my dearest of friends. I am excited about them. They are pretty and functional.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

going once, going twice....

I attended the Norton Museum of Art's photography auction and was able to bid on a piece for a client...pretty exciting. It was my first time bidding and I was extremely nervous. However, it was not the work I would have been fighting for. I came across a beautiful yet haunting photograph by Michal Chelbin and have yet to get the image off of my mind.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

where the tropics begin

When headed southbound on the Dixie Highway there is no mistaking when you have crossed the city line of West Palm Beach into Lake Worth. Although often referred to by some (myself and Nelson) as Lake Worthless, its quaintness and trashiness has an undeniable charm.

yellow tabebuia

One of my favorite things about this time of year are those amazingly vibrant yellow trees that line the streets. For me, they are the sign of spring in Florida. These beauties are sure to light up the sky on even the stormiest of days.