RUE MAGAZINE: TEXAS ISSUE

I finally have more pictures of my new home in Dallas!  Thanks to Rue Magazine for featuring both Jane and me in their first ever all Texas issue!! For more, click here. All Photos Manny rodriguez. I hope you all enjoyed the photos–I wanted to wait until I had a really great photographer.  Thanks Manny! Carol just arrived back at her school in Wales, and Jane is in Brazil for the week.  This is the first time on my own in a while, and I’m trying my best to adapt–I’m feeling a little sad without them. If you are in …

A LITTLE MORE OF SAN MIGUEL

Here is the famous Parroquial in the main square of San Miguel.  My photo was almost really good–too bad I didn’t notice the giant hedge in the corner of my view finder.  Curse my bad eyesight!  Anyway, it’s magnificent and always takes my breath away. On this trip to San Miguel, Jane and I had the pleasure of visiting the cutest boutique hotel I’ve ever seen.  It’s called L’Otel.  Imagine an old colonial mexican home converted into an amazingly luxurious hotel with only four rooms.   If you were traveling to San Miguel with a group of friends or family, …

LAST DAYS IN SAN MIGUEL

One of our favorite new places to eat in San Miguel is Cafe Rama.  A small tapas cafe near the Instituto de Arte.  Here are a few pictures from our evening there–but honestly, you can find so many cute little cafes now in San Miguel.  You would need a couple of weeks to have time to try them all. This was a wonderful polenta dish. Butternut squash pasta. I’m always fascinated by repetition. Graffiti. This is the picture of the grounds of a very old and grand hacienda that has been turned into a bed and breakfast. This bed and …

SAN MIGUEL DIARY DAYS THREE AND FOUR

Sorry for not posting yesterday, the Internet was acting up a little.  The last two days we have just been exploring San Miguel on foot.  My legs are so sore from walking.  Here are some snapshots from the local open air market that goes on for several blocks.  I love all of the repetition! More soon!  We’re off to an arts and craft show, then tapas at Cafe Rama!

SAN MIGUEL DIARY DAY TWO

Here is another round of photos from our second day in San Miguel.  The weather continues to be fantastic.  It was actually freezing cold when we went out to shoot this morning–a welcome change from the oppressive heat in Dallas.  Picture of Carol on our way home from Monet’s–one of our favorite breakfast haunts. Carol snapped this photo–I absolutely loved her eye for composition.   I chose very practical shoes for this trip.  The cobblestone streets are especially tricky. Jane running through the park. Ginger in the park. Look at all of these cute dogs!! So long for now–I’ll have …

SAN MIGUEL DIARY DAY ONE

I’m up early after our first day in San Miguel.  I wanted to share some of the photos we took yesterday afternoon.  Jane and I are having fun with a new 1.2 lens.   The weather here is perfect, with highs only in the 70’s, and you need a coat at night.  Here are a few places we visited. This is the entrance to the new and very beautiful Rosewood Hotel. This is a brand new group of condos right across from the Rosewood–they looked so cute! Stunning old pot in an Antiques shop. Elegant table setting at a little boutique …

NEON

Hi everyone!  Sorry for my absence of late–getting ready for a photo shoot at my home, so I will finally be able to show you more of my new place soon.  Can’t wait.  Also packing for a week in Mexico–I’ve had time for little else, but Carol and I did a little back to school shopping this week, and I was happy to find this J. Crew jacket marked down 60%!  It was great to pair with my very old Dior neon sandals.   I love the trim on this jacket. Shelly says “hello.”  She looks like a puppy with …

VEGETARIAN SUPPER

  I made this simple vegetarian dinner last week for Carol and me.  It consisted of English pea pancakes, and a cold quinoa salad.  The quinoa salad is surprisingly the same recipe I posted a couple of weeks ago for the filling of my stuffed peppers.  When I initially made the stuffed peppers, I had much stuffing left over, so I put it in the refrigerator, and was amazed at how great it tasted cold and on it’s own as a side salad.  We keep this salad on hand all the time now. Cold Quinoa Salad for Vegetarian Suppers from …

SNAPPED

Snapped at the Timothy Oulton opening wearing my new favorite Rag and Bone jeans.  Purse by Meredith Wendell. There’s a sale going on on the site! I’ve got a great vegetarian dinner for the site tomorrow–stay cool till then!

MY FAVORITE PASTA

I’ve been making this pasta since the girls were just babies–it’s the perfect pasta to throw together when it’s just too hot to deal with a bunch of ingredients.  Serve it warm  or room temperature.   The original recipe is from an old Tricia Guild decorating book, and the recipe is at the bottom.  (I know I’ve been too heavy on recipes lately, but I have one more great one, then I’ll get onto to something else.) Start with cooking the pasta–I chose a whole grain penne. Slice as many grape or cherry tomatoes as you like– Grab a couple of …