I had the luxury of dining at Sobrino de Botín, the world’s oldest restaurant while I was in Madrid. Though the place is a tourist trap and I fell victim to over-priced and over-rated suckling pig, and there’s something to be said about sipping wine in a 286-year-old cellar and good service. By good service I mean the manager offering to let me go in the back to snap this photo of Porky and Co.
Today’s Thing A Day is for lovers of worldly things and wanderluster types. Here’s a preview of a few of the items that will be going into my new online store. MAPPED CESSORIES is a collection of objects and inspiration I gathered while traveling and brainstorming back home in New York. Most of the items in the store will be a one-of-a-kind vintage find or hand-made good.
We were driving north in Namibia with no lights, no people, and the first flood of the Swakop River in years. This all meant maneuvering on rocky paths, through flooded ditches… and surprise! A herd of cows. The best part was that we didn’t run into them. They ran into us.
Today’s Thing A Day is brought to you by the letters “b,” “b” and “q.”
BBQ-ing known as “braaing” in South Africa and Mozambique, is as common as Americans and burgers. And when you have a tropical climate by the water as you do in southern Mozambique, alot of friends from the sea get thrown on the grill. Here’s our attempt in Bilene, Mozamibique:
If you’re interested, here’s the recipe for a perfectly braaied fish. It’s not really BBQ season anymore, but that’s what ovens set to “broil” are for.
Today’s Thing A Day is brought to you by the late, great Steve Jobs. He actually borrowed this line from the Whole Earth Catalogue but it’s one of my favorite mantras of wisdom (or stupidity).
“Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.”
A friend emailed me a few days ago reminding me that I haven’t updated in a while. Guilty as charged. And the suspects are the usual: busy schedule, sleep deprivation and food coma.
So to resolve this, I’m posting A Thing A Day– be it a photo, an idea or just a quote– to keep things consistent. It’s my cure-all to when I’m having a creative block, a packed week or just feeling over-blogged.
Without further ado, here’s my very first “Thing.”
My friend took this picture in Namibia. We found this little critter and his friend hanging by our car in the morning. I know what you’re thinking. Hello rabies shot.