At A Glance, May

What is notable for the month.

Crying In H Mart. I am late to reading this book, as it was published last year. I still want to share that this deeply moving memoir by Michelle Zauner is a worthy read.
This COS outfit is so me. Wide leg, no pleat, high rise trousers with a fitted 3/4 short sleeve sweater. I don’t know why they didn’t list the sweater on the COS site-I’m sorry I don’t have information on it.
Loft riviera shorts. I have a thing for plaids and gingham. If you are are shorts wearer, these are lightweight and can be styled so many ways. First way would be with a black cable mock neck sweater (see below) and some black fisherman sandals.
Joe’s Jeans mock neck sweater that I referenced above. I know some of you will think I am crazy for recommending a sweater for summer. Sometimes, I love the clean line of a sweater instead of a jacket when dealing with a cool evening or an agressive a/c.
Summer Rain Boots. It rains all year so why shouldn’t we have summer specific rain boots?These Asos boots are your lighter looking functional summer footwear. Even if it stops raining while you are out and about, you will still look cute.
Use Miso in your recipes. One of my sons’ girlfriend* made these delicious chocolate chip cookies–made with miso. Another sons’ girlfriend* made a miso pasta dish that was incredible. The umami taste of the miso is a welcome depth in both sweet and savory recipes.
*Grammar nerds come for me. I have 3 sons. Each of whom have a girlfriend (well, one has a fiancé.) So I want to impart that one of the women made cookies and another made pasta- did I punctuate correctly?
I don’t love hearing too much about a book, television show or a movie before I get to it, because if the hype is too much, it may disappoint. This was the case with, The Silent Patient. I had heard such good things about it. I didn’t dislike it-but the build up was too great to reach.
GAP Factory I went into the store to purchase navy pants but really loved these pink pants more. They run a bit large.

High Maintenance

I am obsessed with white shoes this spring. I tried on a gorgeous Mary Jane pair from Aeyde (see photo below.) Within one minute of fastening them on my feet, I noticed I had scuffed the supple white leather. Thank goodness the scuff was quickly buffed out, but it got me thinking about high maintenance clothing and accessories. The patina of wear on white leather shoes is to be expected, patent leather doesn’t have this problem. High end shoe cream and light touch with a magic eraser helps. I am usually up for the care my clothing and accessories require- but I think those white shoes may be too high maintenance even for me.

Aeyde
Clergerie
The Row
Everlane
Prada
Loewe
Aquatalia
Sam Edelman
Re/done
Gucci
Dadawen

The Row

At A Glance, April

What I find notable for the month.

Harrowstyle Falafel Recipe

1 28oz can of chickpeas rinsed and drained
1 red onion rough chop
1/2 cup of parsley, rough chop
5 cloves of garlic minced or pressed. 
1 ½  teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of pepper
½  teaspoon of cumin
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
¼ cup chickpea flour
Avocado oil

Preheat the oven to 250°. 
Spread out chickpeas on aluminum foil or parchment lined baking sheet. Place in the oven to dry out canned chickpeas while you are preparing other ingredients. 

Place onion,parsley, garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, red pepper flakes in a food processor, add chickpeas. Pulse gently until chickpeas are in small but still recognizable pieces. Do not over pulse mixture. 

Move mixture to a large bowl. Add chickpea flour (any flour will do if you don’t have chickpea-it’s just to help bind.)

Make the mixture into balls. Lightly fry in avocado oil and transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet. 

Prior to serving, preheat oven to 350° and bake until fully heated through about 15-20 minutes.

Serve in a pita or a bowl with tahini sauce, mediterranean salad, pickled onion or pickled turnips. 

Loeffler Randall metallic sandals
I thoroughly enjoyed this book by Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe. I listened to it as an audio book. Anderson Cooper’s voice is familiar yet authoritative. I can’t get enough of how the Vanderbilt family built, spent and squandered their wealth. The very rich are just as enviable and abhorrent as you may imagine. This book delivered with details, poignancy and a little bit of caution.
Aeyde I have recently became aware of this brand and love this classic Maryjane pump.
I love this cropped denim jacket by Me + Em. The rivets have a plus sign detail.
Has anyone tried this newer Ralph Lauren Unisex cologne? I am intrigued.
Julia. I I feared that this HBO Max series wouldn’t be as good as the 2009 movie about Julia Child, Julie and Julia. No fear, I am loving Sarah Lancashire in the title role. The other incredible actors include, Bebe Neuwirth, David Hyde Pierce, Judith Light, James Cromwell, Isabella Rossallini as well as many others.
This Saint Laurent quilted leather bag is a great example of my new obsession with vertical bags. Also, take note: no loud hardware.
I have a thing for shallow bowls. I prefer them to using a straight plate. They also also great as serving pieces for hummus, chips, and vegetables.
I am enjoying this Apple TV, fictional series, but based on the true story, about the rise and fall of the WeWork as told through the lives of its founders. I love watching Anne Hathaway in anything-and she doesn’t disappoint in portraying Rebekah Neumann. Jared Leto, who’s performance in the House of Gucci was incredible, is equal to the task of portraying the dynamic Adam Neumann. It’s a fun ride albeit, a little dragged out. I have fun looking at the clothing, the sets and watching entitled behavior run amok.

At A Glance, March

What I find notable for the month.

Jonathan Adler. I gave this little bowl to a friend for her birthday. I always think it’s a good idea to give something you would love to receive.
SomiSomi. This Korean dessert known as “Ah-Boong”, a fish-shaped waffle cone filled with your choice of filling and topped with soft serve. They have locations in TX, WA, and, California where I enjoyed it. I predict it will expand to other states.
Eres This crisp looking swimsuit is my idea of chic.
Tory Burch. This combines my love of fisherman sandals with espadrilles.
Stella McCartney. I love the size of this tiny Falabella tote. It’s almost a cell phone holder but so much more functional.
SKIMS These cozy boy shorts are perfect as the weather gets warmer without being cloyingly hot.
If you get a chance, visit the 2022 Kips Bay Decorator Show House in West Palm Beach. It’s a good one. It’s running through April 3rd. For more information click the link above.
“Better Things” on F/X is one of the best written television shows about motherhood. Season 5 is its final season. It was a treasure to enjoy this series and while I haven’t finished watching this season, I already know I will miss it.
COS This is the perfect little trench.

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At A Glance, February 2022

What I find notable for the month.

I am loving this HBO Max streaming series about The Gilded Age of New York City.
The Official Gilded Age Podcast. More of my obsession about this series. This isn’t just a recap podcast, it full of history and facts that are relevant today.


Fo more Gilded Age fun. Check out @keithyorkcity on Instagram and his website for fascinating NYC history including photography, architecture, industry, personalities, titans etc. He gives walking tours too. Find his website here.
Cos sweater. Just loving the camel/pink combination.
Brown is the new black. I love these brown Mango jeans.
I only have a grand dog, and I live in suburbia, but if I had a dog in a city, I would so love having this paw washer.
COS, I love vests because they pull together an outfit without bulk.
One of the best articles about friendship at middle age and beyond that I have ever read.
Felix. I wear a bucket hat while going on my daily walk for sun protection-not for fashion. This one would be perfect to wear with any outfit as it’s so neutral.
Karhu. This brand is new to me but I really like their look.
Joseph Joseph. I bought this portable sink basin to clean my delicate sweaters and other hand washables. I keep finding other uses, like cleaning fruit and vegetables, separating fine cutlery and knives from other things in my sink, and soaking really dirty stuff without using a ton of water.

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At A Glance, January, 2022

What I find notable for the month.

Harrowstyle Pasta e Fagioli

Harrowstyle White Bean, Pasta and Sausage Soup  Serves 4

Recipe adapted from prouditaliancook.com

This recipe is not vegan, vegetarian or gluten free.

Ingredients

(2) Sausages (I prefer (1) hot pork sausage, and (1) sweet pork sausage)

(1) White Onion Diced

(3) Celery Stalks Diced

(4) Garlic Cloves Minced

(2) 15.5 Cans Cannellini Beans (remove half liquid)

One piece of a Parmesan Reggiano rind (or handful of Parmesan Reggiano grated)

2 Tablespoons of Chopped Fresh Parsley

2 Quarts of Chicken Stock (or takeout wonton soup broth)

Salt and Pepper to taste (if you use takeout soup, you will need much less salt)

1/2 Pound of ditalini pasta made al dente, to add to bowl, at time of serving. 

Instructions

Add a some olive oil to the bottom of a large stock pot. Add sausage with casings removed and brown meat until no longer pink. 

Add onions, garlic, and celery. Cook until translucent. Add beans, stir to incorporate.  Add chicken stock. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Heat to a low boil, then lower heat to simmering. Add parmesan rind or handful of grated parmesan and parsley.

While soup is simmering. Prepare datalini pasta al dente, cold wash to stop cooking. Drain, and save until time to serve. 

Revive the pasta with a quick rinse of boiling water before serving with the soup. 

Enjoy.

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Mango. Colorful Jeans look fresh to me. These are same jeans in red. I would style with either one of the sweaters I show below.
La Ligne
Veronica Beard
Lululemon . Clearly I am embracing color this month. I wear this very functional bag across my chest for long walks.
Trader Joe’s Thai Shrimp Gyoza. If you don’t know what to make for dinner or feel like waiting for takeout to arrive, keep these in the freezer.
I am seeing capes coming in hard as a trend. This one above is Cos. The Loro Piana cape below, is a stunning luxury example.
Loro Piana

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A Classic: Mariner Sweater

A classic item of clothing will often be interpreted by many labels. Here are examples of the mariner style striped sweater with individual design tweaks and at assorted price points.

Alex Mill
La Ligne Cropped
Banana Republic
La Ligne
Old Navy
Kule
Zara
Khaite
Faherty
St. James
Anthropologie
Rails
River Island
Vineyard Vines
Ba$h

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