Here’s my favorite video from my weekend in Rome. It’s my mom translating Latin off of Trajan’s column. Not a lot of people can do that, but she can. After I stopped recording, she insisted that she didn’t do a good job with the translation and that it was a jumble of words, but I still think it’s top notch.
…will be a blast from the past. Since I don’t produce product columns for a magazine anymore, I created one for myself…and for you!
I’m off to Rome with my mom tomorrow for the long holiday weekend (Italy, not Georgia), and I wanted to do a quick post before I left…I already have a million things I want to post, and even more fun stuff will be added to the queue in a few days! But alas, it’s 11 at night, and I have to get up very early to get to the airport, so a quick post is must be!
This a couple of my favorite shots from my portfolio. I did the food and prop styling, and Kamin, one of my favorite people on the planet, did the photography. I love these shots because the natural lighting is gorgeous (K’s amazing at that), the angles are fun, the props and background are simple (I’m obsessed with slightly tarnished vintage flatware), the food is friendly, and I think (hope!) it all combines together for a very approachable picture. Thanks, Kamin!
Today, my food editor, Betty, and myself trekked to Atlanta for the Market. It’s always fun, but nothing to write home about. However, today as we were getting on the escalators to make our first stop in the press room, a sign catches my eye that Rocco DiSpirito, the sexy TV chef, was giving a demo/book signing in the new gourmet kitchen/West wing of the mart, and lo and behold, it was today!!!
So after some finagling with the Mart employees (and a helpful hint from my friend/work associate Rick), I got one of the 150 tickets to meet Rocco and get his cookbook signed. His presentation was so much fun! He cooked some great food (and looked so, well, just so cute doing it) and told some great stories and was quite the entertainer. I gave him a copy of my magazine, which I hope he was impressed with, and got my picture taken with him. And I do that whole girlie-taking-pictures thing where I press the side of my face to the other person’s face and give a big toothy grin. He was like “our foreheads are forever fused together!” and when I walked away he pretended to almost fall out of his chair, which, I guess you had to be there, but it made me giggle like a dumb 5th grader. He is quite the charmer!
Raise your hand if you’re as bummed as I am that the holidays are over and done with. I leave you and 2008 with some of my favorite images from around my Christmas that I never could quite find the time to blog about.
Fantastic gift wrap, compliments of Anthropologie. I can’t get over those little buttons and the jingle bell!
My choice in gift wrap for this year: cut-and-stretched t-shirts, old ribbons, magnolia leaves, stamps, twine, and yarn.
Our handy memo center, turned into a fun greeting card display!
Only 354 days till next Christmas!