Cool people in cool clothes in cool places. Go.

I am hearting how effortlessly chic all of these people are as captured by
Facehunter on his blog...these were shot at all the various fashion weeks in
all the major places...when you see how easy it is to get it right, you
wonder why so many people get it wrong. Oh and special shouts to the swiss
dot stockings- my newest "old" obsession. I will surely be working them into
my fall rotation.

Best Rum Punch Recipe

As always, I am yearning for Jamaica...thinking of the coolness, the sun,
the beautiful beaches and the good vibes. If I can't be there at least I can
close my eyes and pretend and so can you...this recipe will take you
straight to the islands...I made it for a party at my house and was super
well received...

Step 1

Pirates and sailors, who were no stranger to the Caribbean, are said to have
created this unique melding of East Indian and West Indian culture. The word
"punch" is said to originate with the Hindi word "panch", which means
"five". An easy way to remember the proper proportions for a rum punch is
this poem: One of sour / Two of sweet / Three of strong / and Four of weak

Step 2

In a large punch bowl, combine:
3/4 a bottle of Appleton Dark Jamaican Rum
1/2 bottle of Wray & Nephew White Jamaican Rum
1/2 bottle of strawberry syrup or 3/4 bottle of grenadine
1/2 can of pineapple juice
Fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice to taste
Water & Ice to taste

Step 3

Try cutting up tropical fruit to float in your bowl. You can cut the fruit
to garnish glasses, or use the classic umbrella or palm tree cocktail glass
accents. For those who are very bold and/or seeking a truly authentic punch,
add a handful of pimento seeds!


As I sit here in smokin' hot Miami, I am reminded that yes indeed I do love
some winter sometimes. In New York, it was always a testament of wills to
put up with the weather...but living in Soho when those first flakes fell
was pure heaven- until it all turned black and soppy that is. These photos
by the amazing Rinze Van Brug ( tell the
story beautifully and capture the magic (and sometimes misery) that an NYC
snowfall can bring.


Check out the work of Daryoush Asgar and Elisabeth Gabriel and their epic
bacchanalian mind fuck paintings. Orgitastic.