Thursday, September 29, 2011

Joanna again.

You know how much I love this lady's music and sense of style, but when I came across these stunning photos of Joanna Newsom while browsing this interesting blog it took my devotion to another level. She's such a babe in her floral bustier (totally reminds me of the Irene Gardening) and pink tutu, and so sweet and charming in short shorts on a country bike ride (but who isn't?). I have been hunting the internet for the music video...where is it? 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Faux Suede Sandals

Just as I am searching for a pair of synthetic ankle boots for winter, these faux suede beauties find me. I would happily wear a pair of sandals every day for the rest of my life if given the right weather. Vegan shoes are an especially tough find. They are either overly on trend, cheaply constructed or look too much like a trail shoe. I'm really excited by the darling selection of shoes at Vickerey, a vegetarian and vegan (with the exception of honey & lanolin in some products) online shop.

Alas, Portland is a grey, wet place and I must continue the hunt for boots. I bought a pair of vintage leather booties and the sole ripped off the first time I wore them. So friends, let me know if you see any cute vegan booties please!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Roasted Tomato Basil Pesto


While most of my garden is withering away, the tomatos are still quite persistent. I've been snacking on an endless supply of cherry tomatos, layering delicious yellow taxi tomatos on slices of toast with hummus, and finally this evening whipped together a roasted tomato pesto over orecchiette with mushrooms and lentils on the side. I snagged the recipe from one my favorite food blogs, Oh She Glows, but roasted the garlic before adding it to the pesto and served it with a roasted tomato on top so we could savor in this simple summer delicacy.