Aug 15, 2014
At the end of July I was invited to photograph the launch party of Hudson Woods by Lang Architecture in Kerhonkson, New York. Growing up in the Hudson Valley has lead me to become a huge supporter of all things upstate NY so I said yes in a heartbeat.
Imagine driving through windy, mountain roads with gorgeous scenery and views of the Catskills, (some paved, some not), hardly any cell service, just you and nature. Then you pull down a stone driveway that opens up into a beautiful home that has a modern cabin feel, chock full of beautiful wood tones, handmade furniture and fixtures and complete with a salt water pool that has a backdrop of the surrounding woods. My only question- when can I move in?
The launch party for the model home was styled by my friend, Meagan Camp. Meagan also styles the home every weekend for viewings, using pieces from local antique stores and makers, as well as high end retailers such as West Elm and Hammertown. For a complete list of the makers and pieces in these photos click here!
Jul 28, 2014
Last Wednesday this rice story I shot for The New York Times took the front cover of the dining section! Very cool. The story included four recipes, one for basic white rice, one for mexican rice, rice cakes and red beans and rice. All were super tasty and my house smelled amazing from simmering the red beans and sausage all morning. If you're looking for a quick side dish or even a main, give these recipes a try.
Jul 21, 2014
The Holiday House Hamptons presented by HC&G (Hamptons Cottages & Gardens) showhouse this year was something really special. It took place in an 1881 historic Watchcase factory in Sag Harbor, NY. The home itself was split into 3 buildings: a loft, a bungalow and a townhouse. The designers did such a great job of creating a summer/beach inspired palette of rooms, here are some of my favorites (see more photos and read more about each space in my article for Houzz):
Huniford Design Studio:
Tamara Magel Home:
West Chin Architects & Interior Designers:
Elizabeth Dow Home:
Jen Going Interiors:
ID Creations by Iris Dankner:
And of course some beautiful Hamptons scenery:
Jul 15, 2014
A week ago I shot these tasty beans for Oh My Veggies. They are Kiersten's recipe for roasted green beans with lemon parmesan panko breadcrumbs. I love the light, refreshing combination of the lemon and green beans and the crunchy, cheesey breadcrumbs are perfection. They're really great for a light summer lunch or as a side to dinner on the grill.
Get the recipe here!
Jun 20, 2014
I love salads. And I love creating new, unique salads that blend all different kinds of fruits and vegetables. The more color the better.
I also love Taproot magazine and the incredible team behind it. Amanda, Jason and Jessie came to NYC for a visit a few weeks ago and I'm so happy that I had the chance to meet them. We had dinner at one of my favorite spots, Lola's in Fort Greene. It was a wonderful night and I'm so thankful that I get to work with such great people.
Taproot's newest issue, SEED, is their biggest yet- how exciting! I wrote my piece on salads (of course), my love of gardening and growing your own food and my childhood experiences at Sprout Creek Farm. Along with the story are three recipes, a citrus watermelon salad, fresh corn and veggie salad and a grilled zucchini caprese salad. Just the thing for a hot summer day!