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Sunday, March 2, 2014


For those of us in drought-stricken California, the last few days have brought us 4 inches of rain, a blessed gift, although not enough to bring us out of the current 3-year record dryness...

Instead of going in my studio on Friday, I sat in front of the window and reveled in that glorious downpour.

I have been doing a lot of cooking lately...from my favorite Jerusalem cookbook, of course...

Very good, with unusual flavors...

Outstanding...the Pomegranate Jam is wonderful and could be used in many ways

This one is from the NYT, also Middle Eastern. Very Good!

Friday, we went out to lunch in the pouring rain...I got to wear my new Polish
Gray Fedora, which I'm using to link to The Style Crone's monthly Hat Attack...
The lovely Judith shares her love of hats with us all...

Back to the studio today, where I'm working with a special fabric from Thailand which I've had for 10 years...



  1. Isn't the rain wonderful! We have so needed rain. We have more on the way, too. I love the roasted broccoli.

  2. LOL. You look amazing, Margy! Wow, you are rocking it. I am so glad you are enjoying the downpour! Have fun in your studio!

  3. 10 year old fabric - perfect. Nothing like rain after a drought. We had about 7 years of drought before it broke. I never complain about the rain anymore!

  4. Happy to hear of the rain! And your roasted broccoli with tahini garlic sauce is right up my culinary alley.

    I'm loving your Polish Gray Fedora! I have a similar chapeau, and you have inspired me to give it a twirl. Thank you for sharing with Hat Attack!

  5. Thanks for the reminder about the Ottolenghi books. I have all three, shopped for all of the ingredients, now I have to try a few recipes!

    You rock that hat!

  6. I would LOVE to look that chic in a hat - you are gorgeous!

  7. You are always vision of stylish elegance mixed with personal hutzpah! You are Forever an inspiration my dear! We drove through your town recently on our way from SoCal to San Luis Obispo to visit our daughter during her senior year at Cal Poly … I always hope per chance to run into you… as I am awe of you … and enchanted always by Los Olivos!! Perhaps someday it will happen… and I will be ever so honored! I am forever inspired and motivated by not only your zest for life … but your impeccable style as well!


  8. Eek gads, that is one might fine fedora you have on! Heads must turn for sure. I'm glad your good earth got a little moisturizer recently. I'm VERY curious about what you're up to in your studio...!

  9. We have just been declared in drought too. I understand why you wanted to watch the rain. Fab hat!