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union square holiday market

lolabean union square holiday market
We have opened shop at the 2015 Union Square Holiday Market. Please come see us!
Booth A43 (two booths in from Farmer's Market - northwest corner - across from HSBC)
Open daily from Nov. 19th - Dec. 24th
Weekday hours are 11am-8pm, Saturdays from 10am-8pm, Sundays from 11am-7pm 

dance + art

dustin yellin via the new york times
I went to Lincoln Center to see Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance. I loved it. The performance was so inspiring and accompanied by a full orchestra. I wish I could dance like that! While leaving, I noticed an art installation by Brooklyn-based artist Dustin Yellin. It blew me away - this tall glass structure forming a body out of tiny clippings of collage and when you moved to the side of the glass structure the image would completely disappear. I researched and found that Dustin Yellin is responsible for the nonprofit Pioneer Works in Red Hook that is both a residency for working artists and a public art space. I can't wait to go. This is what I love about living in New York City. You can be walking down the street and happen upon something amazing that excites and inspires you. Check out Artsy's Dustin Yellin page for up-to-date Yellin exhibition listings.
Paul Taylor Dance Company at Lincoln Center, March 10 – 29, 2015 David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center
Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation, Brooklyn, Open to the public Wed. - Sun., from 12pm – 6pm

winter recipes

shitake bok choy soba bowl via a house in the hills
broccoli strascinati via saveur
brussels sprout fried rice via connoisseurus veg
italian kale sprouts via raleys
salt and vinegar roasted potatoes via the wholesome dish
southern chess pie via she wears many hats
Oh my gosh, it's 3˚ here in NYC! Luca is on winter break so we've been going on little adventures throughout the city. Today we had plans to go downtown to Chinatown for dim sum but it's way too cold so we're staying in. I found these savory winter recipes online that would be great on a cold day like today and I've been craving Southern Chess pie like my Grandmother used to make.

our home tour: the nest

all photos by Alexis Johnson for the nest
I was so excited when Alexis Johnson, Style Director of The Nest reached out to me about featuring our New York City apartment in a home tour. It was such a great experience and she was just the sweetest! See the complete home tour here on The Nest. 

a jewerly studio

One of the main reasons for wanting a little country house is to also have a tiny studio in the backyard so I can do more metalsmith work. I've had a fine jewelry line in my head and sketched for almost 10 years now. It's time! It's almost impossible to do metalsmith work in a small apartment for safety/ventilation reasons and studio rentals in New York City are astronomical. I'm able to do a little sawing, hammering and drilling but not much else. I found some really beautiful studios online and a few modern prefab sheds that would be perfect. The last one is a DIY. It would be so cool to build my own.