At A Glance, January

What I find new and notable for the month.

Cucumber Salad (Serves 6)

3 Large English Cucumbers (any cucumbers will do)
Pinch of Kosher Salt

Sauce
3 Tablespoons soy sauce
2 Cloves minced garlic
3 Tablespoons of rice vinegar
1 Tablespoon of white or brown sugar or honey
2 Teaspoons of sesame oil
1 Teaspoon of chili paste or red pepper flakes
1 Teaspoons of sesame seeds (optional)
Bunch of scallions

Cut cucumbers in slices, sprinkle salt them over paper towels for 5 minutes. Rinse with water and pat dry.
Mix sauce then add cucumbers and let sit for a few minutes. They will continue to marinate when you keep them in the refrigerator. Adjust sauce ingredients for your preferences.
Ulla Johnson. These lean more feminine than the usual combat boot. I like the color blocking.
Nili Lotan. I am not sure gaucho pants or culottes will be universally accepted but I like they have the look of a skirt while maintaining what is easy about wearing pants.
Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris is a light and fluffy movie streaming on Peacock. Was it realistic? No. Was it sweet? Yes. It’s not high brow but if you need something to watch that is non threatening, or scary before you go to sleep-this is the ticket.
Faherty velvet overalls. I just finished a collaboration with Faherty. If you use my link with the code, Harrow20 you will get 20% off your purchase.
Tiffany & Co. The silver modernizes the pearls in this necklace. I will be using the combination for inspiration with my silver and pearl pieces.
Gap. I am loving these wide leg jeans that are wide through the leg but contour the waist and butt. My eye is even more accustomed to the wider leg style and I think I am heading even wider.

At A Glance, December

What I find notable for the month.

December is always a notable month for me not because of the major holidays but because it’s my birthday and my wedding anniversary. I am not a birthday cake person. My favorite cakes always lean toward coffee cake types. Plain rather than rich. Sour cream, apple, milk, chocolate loaf, chocolate chip crunch (recipe below.) I don’t need them to be fancy–in fact, I prefer a cake that looks imperfect. Far better to slice a piece off as I walk by it as it sits on the counter.

Chocolate Chip Crunch Cake
The Fabelmans. This is Steven Spielberg’s newest film. While it’s a semi autobiographical take on his childhood- it also is a story of marriage, family, loyalty and passion. It was long- but I saw the length as a necessary device to make sure that I slowed down enough to take in all the details to note-of which there are many. I enjoyed this film.
Christian Dior I really love a spectator shoe. This one has such a square toe. I wonder if it will be become timeless or dated.
I am listening to this biography of Mike Nichols b.1931, d.2014. I love biographies-they remind me that icons and legends are just humans. Mike Nichols had an epic life story as a theatre and film director, actor, producer and comedian. Some of the details of his life go deeply where I have no interest but since I am listening to this book as I fall asleep at night I will say that is actually a good thing.