Happy Thanksgiving!

i hope you’re having a wonderful holiday weekend!

we’re in Rhode Island for the weekend and the weather is just stunning.  we are going to walk down to the beach soon to smell some salty air and watch the waves crash on the rocks…  and we wont even need coats!

every year my mother and i cook Thanksgiving dinner for my whole family.  Adam helps by chopping and prepping, my father makes a cheesecake and everyone else shows up with some sort of appetizer and healthy appetites!

Happy Thanksgiving! I Love You Nonetheless

Happy Thanksgiving! I Love You Nonethelesscarrot soup with sweet pea cream, served in my great grandmothers china.

we only use the Meito gold encrusted china a few times a year, and i just adore it when we do.  i love to think about all the special meals that have been served on these dishes, how many family members and friends that have used these over the last 80+ years…

Happy Thanksgiving! I Love You Nonetheless“the” meal

turkey, cranberry, mashed potatoes, yams and butternut squash, stuffing, string beans and braised brussel sprouts with bacon and a maple syrup glaze

Happy Thanksgiving! I Love You Nonetheless

pumpkin spice cheesecake — the perfect balance of creamy goodness, fall flavors and just the perfect amount of sweet

happy halloween!

♦ halloween 2011 ♦

a couple of hallowindow projections on our front window

Adam’s homemade costume consisting of spray painted giraffe spots on a khaki jacket and trousers — tip: if you make a spray painted  piece of clothing, make sure you have enough time to wash and dry it.  otherwise you wont be allowed in anyone’s apartment!

the motley animal crue

featuring adam as giraffe, anneliis as le business tiger, carl as a pile of cats — yes i said pile of cats (cat jacket provided by yours truly) and me, as a leopard

my outfit is almost completely from rainbow, particularly excellent are the leopard print shoes — they’re going to be a shoe staple now. and if youre wondering how i found a bolero and pant of the same print, i didn’t.  they’re all pants.  top and bottom.          pants.  boom, leopard costume created.

oh i almost forgot.  the faux peplum im wearing is actually real leopard collar just tied around my waist.  but don’t hate me — it’s vintage!

masks from the super rad jungle store… i actually got the masks to have during the second half of our wedding reception — i thought it would be amazing if all of a sudden there were all these animals dressed in suits and dresses celebrating… but alas, the bag of faces masks were forgotten at home, never making it to the site.  i have to say tho, that was the only thing that went wrong at our entire wedding, so, big ups to that!

oh sorry, back to halloween.

alexii is wearing one of the Holiday 2011 I Still Love You NYC pieces — to be unveiled soon!♥ trouble makers ♥

ok enough pre gamingour host, theodore roosevelt ¤¤ a hockey player so into his costume he was wearing rollerblades insidethere is totally an apparition of a flapper above this girls left shoulder! ↑hostest with the mostest frida kahlopowder, batman, dionysus. yes.creepy clown — meow!tommy’s homemade death by pabst the witching hourwell, maybe just a little post gaming in my studio with a couple of cool cats..