you’re my best friend

piper & noah, brooklyn

June 8th, 2012

My weekly outings with Noah are winding down, as he will be in camp 5 days a week this summer (sniffle). So I decided that, weather permitting, I would try to hit as many great parks and playgrounds as possible with our time left. With list in hand we started our “countdown” with #1 – the […]


salty-sweet pistachio crisps

salty-sweet pistachio crisps

June 6th, 2012

I really like to entertain in the summer – we have a lovely patio and my garden is finally filled in and DONE after 3 years. I’m always on the hunt for easy, do-ahead dishes that allow me more time outside with my guests (and ideally, a drink) and less time fussing in the kitchen. […]


she’s a rainbow

birthday layer cake, milk bar

June 4th, 2012

If boxed cake mix and canned frosting had a love child, her name would be Chelsea. Oh, and she would have a sister – Christina Tosi, the brilliant pastry chef of Momofuku Milk Bar. And their favorite flavor would be………. Funfetti. Yes, this child of mine, while appreciating all fine baked goods (both mine and others), […]


my favorite children’s books

this is paris

June 1st, 2012

There have been so many wonderful things about being a new(ish) mom again. All the “big” things, of course, but even the little things too. Like books. It’s been a long time since I’ve been immersed in children’s books and I am loving it. Bringing out all of Chelsea’s and Conor’s old books has been […]