12.08.2009

12.06.2009

chambray



loving my new j crew chambray shirt. worn with cheap mondays and l'autre chose pumps. wheeeee.

10.25.2009

arrival



what i wore to pick up my favorite frenchy from the airport.

j crew trench, french connection dress, fred flare necklace, l'autre chose pumps.

10.16.2009

little piggy



seen on the walk home from school last week.

oink, oink.


10.08.2009

these boots



thank heaven for hunter boots. i have been wearing them non-stop since i moved here.

outfit details: j crew trench, american apparel dress, urban outfitters tights, and the greatest wellingtons ever.

10.06.2009

shoe porn

image via sea of shoes

somebody please send these louboutin booties to me, stat.

thanks, guys!

10.05.2009

the queen elizabeth



the font is straight out of a wes anderson movie.

10.02.2009

nikki



i miss you so much.

9.27.2009

rainy sunday



it is gray and rainy in montreal today. so i'm curled up in bed with "secrets of the flesh," judith thurman's biography of colette (it's for class, i swear), and a grand bol of café au lait, just like they serve at mamie gateau in gay paris.

love.

balzac


"balzac has invented everything"
--colette

9.10.2009

cheese



currently missing: delicious british cheese from neal's yard.
currently hating: my downstairs neighbor who blasts techno music all day long.

9.07.2009

the (long) weekend in pictures

one lost and lonely shoe:
from which we learn a valuable lesson:
beauty from within the depths of drudgery (ie, richardson's clarissa)
and the return, enfin, of my curly hair.

9.05.2009

last hurrah




poison girl. 25 august 2009. before an insanely early flight to montreal.

9.01.2009

a room of one's own #2



i am kind of in love with my room here in montreal. soft light, check. cloud-like bed, check. pictures of people i love, check.

8.30.2009

graduate school



begins soon, so here's a picture of bedford square in bloomsbury to inspire my literary endeavors.

8.03.2009

oh, rouland mouret

"we all dress to undress."

thank you, new york magazine.

7.30.2009

a room of one's own #1



from my apartment in paris, easter 2007.

7.27.2009

7.20.2009

au bon marche


my favorite grand magasin in paris.

7.06.2009

borough market





my favorite place in london.  june 2009.

7.03.2009

somerset house



home of the cortauld institute.  london, june 2009.

6.23.2009

arcade-ia




the burlington arcade, london, and the galerie vivienne, paris.

6.21.2009

packing it in


and up.  i'm leaving rennes soon, for a summer séjour at home in houston, before starting grad school at mcgill university in montréal.  but i'm still taking pictures and cooking up a storm.  to wit, apple compote:  peel and roughly chop three or four apples (i used golden delicious), bring to a boil along with a couple tablespoons of water, then turn the heat to medium, add several tablespoons of sugar (depending on your taste), reduce until all the liquid has boiled off (about twenty minutes), then add a knob of butter (i used jean yves bordier butter, made here in brittany), and voilà.  feel free to add cinnamon, but mine was super good without it.

6.20.2009

addicted to




monmouth coffee, at borough market.  i love the brews, obviously, and the white ceramic cones they use for drip coffee.

also, everyone who works there is super cute.

6.18.2009

oxford




christ church college, oxford.  i like the guy in the first photo, leaning out the window in a red sweater.

6.17.2009

blenheim palace



in woodstock, outside oxford.  designed by sir john vanbrugh and nicholas hawksmoor.  avoid the animatronics show at all costs.

6.16.2009

happy bloomsday!

image from c.p. curran collection, ucd library.

(From a corner the morning hours run out, goldhaired, slimsandalled, in girlish blue, waspwaisted, with innocent hands.  Nimbly they dance, twirling their skipping ropes.  The hours of noon follow in amber gold.  Laughing, linked, high haircombs flashing, they catch the sun in mocking mirrors, lifting their arms.)

ti trema un poco il cuore?

back later with some diana pictures of london and environs.  if you need me, i'll be breakfasting and reading in bed (as molly), and possibly sun-worshipping in the parc thabor.

6.02.2009

dreaming of



the pizza at princi in milan.  luckily there is a branch in london....

off to london for a bit.  forecast says: sun, shopping at liberty and topshop, plays (arcadia, waiting for godot, and jude law in hamlet), over-indulging at borough market, hipstering in shoreditch, visiting blenheim palace, and drinking more tea than is good for ye.

5.19.2009

villandry







from my petit weekend in tours.