1 ART I’m looking for a spare wall so I can fill it with Kari Herer’s beautiful photographs, that combine whimiscal sketches and full blooms. Start collecting here.

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2. Fashion A new season means a wardrobe overhaul and restock of good transeasonal basics. Zara‘s new collection has just dropped and has it covered. Just try and resist…

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3. FLASHBACKS Vanity Fair has always had the knack for spotting the big next thing. Check out this gallery for some of their best calls. Here are some of mine…

Rob Lowe aged 19, February 1984

Rob Lowe aged 19, February 1984

In June of 1990, a 25-year-old Barack Obama was newly appointed the first black president of the Harvard Law Review when he was photographed for V.F. 23 years later, he would be newly inaugurated as the first black president of the United States of America.

In June of 1990, a 25-year-old Barack Obama was newly appointed the first black president of the Harvard Law Review when he was photographed for V.F. 23 years later, he would be newly inaugurated as the first black president of the United States of America.

Pre-Pretty Woman - Julia Roberts aged 23, October 1989

Pre-Pretty Woman – Julia Roberts aged 23, October 1989

Marc Jacobs, April 1989. Back then, the scrappy designer with the long hair was the newly instated head designer of Perry Ellis. More than 20 years later, Jacobs sits atop a veritable fashion empire.

Marc Jacobs, April 1989. Back then, the scrappy designer with the long hair was the newly instated head designer of Perry Ellis. More than 20 years later, Jacobs sits atop a veritable fashion empire.

Young, fresh, and drowning in what would become her famous red curls, Aussie actress Nicole Kidman is a vision in a summery yellow dress in this portrait. Shot by Annie Leibovitz, the 23-year-old beauty was dating leading man Tom Cruise at the time. Shot July 1990.

Young, fresh, and drowning in what would become her famous red curls, Aussie actress Nicole Kidman is a vision in a summery yellow dress in this portrait. Shot by Annie Leibovitz, the 23-year-old beauty was dating leading man Tom Cruise at the time. Shot July 1990.

4. QUICK LUNCH – The ideal lunch for days when you are working from home, this avocado bowl with citrus herb white bean salad (via dashandbella) is easy, low-fat and packs a major flavour punch.

via Food52

via Food52

Avocado Bowls with Citrus Herb White Bean Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 cups of cooked white beans (if you’re using pre-cooked beans just make sure they’re rinsed and patted dry)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons of light-colored vinegar (white wine or champagne)
  • 1 clove of grated or chopped garlic
  • the juice and zest from half a lemon
  • a big pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh herbs (any combination of mint, parsley, basil, or tarragon). Stir and taste.
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts

Method

  • Combine the white beans, oil, vinegar and garlic.
  •  Toast 1 tablespoon pine nuts in the oven or on the stove top.
  • Halve, pit, and peel an avocado.
  • Fill an avocado half with an overflowing scoop of white bean salad. T
  • Top with coarse flaky salt, parsley, pine nuts, and additional lemon zest. Drizzle with olive oil.
  • Eat as is or smear on a piece of grilled bread.

5. KID’S BASICS A great go-to for kid’s basics, Goatmilk NYC turn out 100% organic prewashed tops and bottoms that are beautifully crafted and simply styled.  Buy up at goatmilknyc.com

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6 FLASHBACK Because satin pantaloons are never a good idea.

Have a great weekend everybody.

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