Link Roundup (June 2012)

Bar prep has been both overwhelming and mind-numbingly boring at once, complete with administrative snafus along the way that made me question whether I’d be able to sit for the exam at all.  I won’t bore you with the details — it’s bad enough one of us has to deal with it — but blogging has gone by the wayside a bit recently.  To keep my sanity, I’ve managed to squeeze in a few trips, a couple long overdue visits with good friends, and some exploring in my new neighborhood in the District which I can’t wait to share with you.  I have photos, earmarked pages, and bookmarked websites at the ready, but they remain an incoherent mishmash of “to do’s” that I’m still trying to get in order.  In the meantime, here’s a little link round-up of interesting things I’ve come across lately:

These GIFs are so elegant.

Z and I are making it to Cork for this one of these Sundays.

Waiting for this to arrive.

The first online addition to my growing list of offbeat museums and monuments.

I would love to study at this desk

 … sipping cold brewed iced coffee

… lunching on these or these.

Responsibilities aside, I’m making to at least one Screen on the Green movie this summer.  (Schedule TBA Monday?)

Living right near the stadium and our baseball-loving group of friends have made for a quick-like-a-bandaid transition back into the good ‘ol US of A.  I’m with her.

I’ve found a new favorite pizza and beer spot, Seventh Hill Pizza.  (Although these “stones imported from France” give me pause — and not just because French pizza is notoriously terrible.  I searched high and low for a “pierre à pain” and finally just schlepped one from out of the country.  I know I’m not alone.  What gives?)

I also have to sing the praises of our best recent kitchen buy: a pizza peel (did I mention how much I love pizza?).  Something I shunned as unnecessary kitchen crap has ensured our perfectly-topped pies no longer crumple into a goopy mess.

That said, I still hate stupid kitchen tools hogging valuable cupboard real estate.

I wish I was in Paris to see this exhibit (by Phillipa Campsie of Parisian Fields).

Along the same vein, I’m desperately missing good bread.  Any suggestions for baguettes in the District?

The sincerity and approachability of this post is a prime example of the writing that keeps me coming back to Luisa’s wonderful blog.

I want this duo to make my dream farmhouse table (via Heidi at 101 Cookbooks).

Speaking of furniture, I love this blog (So many cool chairs and sofas!) and her weekly round-up, Phenomenal Finds on Prince of Petworth.

“Any mayonnaise that doesn’t look like that is no mayonnaise at all.  And, that’s really one of the best things you could possibly eat.” Amen. (on Food52.)  Her forthcoming cookbook is on my list too.

I missed kale in Paris, and a really fresh bunch just showed up in our CSA.  Not sure what I want to do with it yet, but this is high on the list.

And finally, a bit of self-promoting news, which I hope you’ll forgive me for sharing because I was just so delighted: The Guardian picked up my article, on the musée d’Edith Piaf which originally appeared on Vingt Paris Magazine.  That a few other folks might make it over to this little Paris gem as a result is so exciting.

More to come soon!

à plus and Happy Pride!


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One Response to Link Roundup (June 2012)

  1. EllenR says:

    Thanks for the shout-out! Love your blog!



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