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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Kånken


courtesy JCrew - pictures do not do it justice
If you read this blog, you know I love all things Swedish. Summer has arrived and I spend even more time walking and riding my bike. Shoulder bags are no good for those activities and so I treated myself to a Fjällräven Kånken rucksack today and it's awesome. It looks small but fits a lot of stuff and has two side pockets that fit my umbrella and stainless steel water canteen perfectly. Oh and it is made in Sweden. s it.

Things To Do

If you are in Los Angeles check out Transplants a show featuring work by Emily Shur, Amanda Friedman and others. Find out where to see it by clicking here.
If you are in New York on May 8th and interested in historic architecture this Saturday May 8, 2010 the Brooklyn Heights Association is sponsoring its 26th annual house and garden tour of five privately owned historic townhouses in Brooklyn Heights. From 1-5 PM. Find more info by clicking here.
And of course Marina Abramovic is still present at MOMA. I was thrilled to see artist Monica Bravo sit across from Marina Abramovic the other day.

Summer, Food & Friends

Summer is here! The Jasperinos had us over for brunch this weekend and it was lovely to sit in their garden. Blueberry Pancakes & Bellinis. Lecker!
The week before Miss Ida and Bill brought over some Apple Cider from the Farmers Market and I have been using it to make Popsicles. So yummy. Thank you guys.
This weekend Emily was in town and we ate dinner at Takahachi, just like old times, which was awesome and Tak is as good as ever, vegge friendly and open late.
Hank and I had breakfast this week too (at Pain Quotidien, a chain restaurant but a good one in my book) -- at 8 AM! Things have changed but it is nice to have the constant of friendship. As a kid going out to dinner was the most annoying thing for me, but now I understand the enjoyment my parents and their friends and family received from it.