Have you heard of the cronut? I won’t ask if you’ve tasted one, because apparently this is the pastry equivalent of asking if you regularly dine at the French Laundry. Apparently the bakery that coined the donut/croissant hybrid is right around the corner from my studio and apparently the lines to taste this “frankenpastry” are very long and start very early in the morning. People will get excited over anything, won’t they?
I personally am opposed. Granted, I haven’t tried one so maybe I’d change my tune after eating one. But, from a purely analytical perspective, it’s offensive in the way that snuggies are offensive. Think about it – the snuggie came from the marriage of two perfectly tasteful parents. Just like the donut and the croissant, the sweater and the throw blanket were complete in their own right. Both respectively an important part of a well-appointed home, but their progressive offspring, the snuggie, is the laughingstock of the lounge wear community.
This morning as I was enjoying a traditionally crafted, plain croissant (no jam or butter, shaken, not stirred) I realized for the 100th time that the croissant is perfect. It should never be cross-bred… but… if you happen to get a break this afternoon and want to meet up in line on Spring Street to sample the future of pastries I could be persuaded to pop down stairs….
Meet Ali and Bri of Rack It Up! This is their new blog header illo and part of the branding I helped them with for their new online sale-alert based website that helps you create a virtual closet of everything you’ve got your eye on purchasing. Cool right?
If you become a member you can browse various sales and even add the Rack It Up button to your favorites bar to pull items from other sites to keep tabs on. Your virtual closet will keep tabs on these items and let you know when they become affordable. And extra fun – you can follow the closets of other members – like me! Social and thrifty, isn’t that wonderful?
So go join up so you can see all the things I can’t afford so we can commiserate about how unfair life is at full price.
And congrats to Bri and Ali for unveiling their new site!
Congratulations to the graduating senior dancers of the Dance Academy of Loudoun! I’m becoming something of a tradition around the DAL, as each year the moms ask me to paint the seniors as their farewell gift. Loved getting to sketch this group – they each had such a unique style.
Meet Rachel of Suitcase Secrets! Rachel blogs about staying chic, no matter where her travels take her. I was so happy to meet Rachel and to sketch her blog header because I love a woman who respects the adventure of travel by dressing nicely. And I respect a woman who even wants to look chic in her blog header. As I always say, when you look good, it happens to make the adventure all the more fun… both on the road and on the web.
Speaking of travel, there’s been lots and lots of talk lately of where a honeymoon might take me and my wanderlust-filled fiancé. We’ve spun the globe but haven’t quite put our finger down yet to see where it stops. It seems so absurdly luxurious to just pick a place in the world to go, purely for the sake of exploring it together. How do you ever chose!? Wherever we pick, I hope I’ll be as streamlined in my travels as Rachel is in her outfit posts.