Wednesday, April 23, 2014

What The Pho?

Its back to rainy weather in PDX. I refuse to give up my one true indulgence, eating my lunch out.  Today, post therapy I walked down to SW 2nd and Taylor and had some veggie Pho at Luc Lac.  I had to wait in line, then eat at the bar, but it was worth it. Totally delicious and the perfect accompaniment to the book I am reading "Z A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald"

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Birds of A Feather

Last week I heard through the grapevine that Jane Mayle was creating some exclusive pieces for the 15th Anniversary of Bird. The first thing that went through my head? White noise/static. I was excited. Then I remembered, I am not working again, so much like the soup Nazi told Elaine on Seinfeld, "no new Mayle for me." 

Yesterday Moya was kind enough to see Mayle and think of me and forwarded me the link to this great article in yesterday's T Magazine blog.   I have to say that there is a part of me (well more than a part of me) that is so curious about the long dress in the different patterns.  Not knowing what it looks like or how much it costs, I found myself last night dreaming about swanning about town all summer in said dress.

If you do go to Bird, please feel free to send me photos of the dress and the patterns.  I know that eventually it will go on sale online (I asked). And I hope by then, I have a new job and can buy said dress. I miss Mayle and miss having new Mayle in my life....

Link to T Magazine Blog

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

This Week

This week I read the following books. In one day each.  I highly suggest.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Soup Is Good Food

Monday & Tuesday night were the first nights of Passover. On Tuesday we had some friends over for a casual holiday meal of brisket, salmon, roasted veggies, chopped liver and a yummy matzoh ball soup that I made. Its been ages since I made a good chicken soup and I must say that my "balls" came out shockingly light and fluffy for a first timer. Its comforting soup for rainy weather. I plan on making another pot this week...


The past few weeks have been busy. I have been reading a lot. It seems like daily I am taking books in and out of the library. I am also exercising a lot.I walked 13.8 miles on Tuesday. Needless to say, I trippled my fuel band goal and burned 1138 calories.  I must lose the weight I gained from February to April.  This past weekend my dear friend Jen's band played at Roseland, I was so happy to hang out with her even if it was for a short time. I also went to my friend Stephen's birthday party at the Northlight Lounge (opening this week!)

Happy that the dress I dropped off in October to be altered fits perfectly.  I love some vintage Proenza! I like to think of this look at "punk princess" Pictured below with Brian Wilson - not the beach boy, but the guy running for office. A good Cassell party is always full of politicians!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Leggy Blonde

Now that I have all the time in the world again, I figured its a good time to start reading, After working 45+ hour weeks and collapsing with exhaustion on the weekends, book I picked up would languish on my bedside table.  I put in a long list of books into my library request cue and am trying to power through them as they come in.

Yesterday was rainy and dreary. At around 3, I picked up Aviva Drescher from RHONY's new memoir and couldn't put it down. It wasn't the most well written but it was interesting.  Interesting enough that I read all 248 pages in about 2.5 hours. If your a fan of the show don't look to it for gossip. Its really all about Aviva's life - which for the most part was interesting/page turning. In fact as I was reading I could hear her voice in my head telling the stories - almost like an e-book.