October 2012 archive

New Book: True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps

Ever wondered what the grits taste like at Merlottes Bar and Grill in Bon Temps or how good Grandma Stackhouse’sPecan Pies really were? True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps recently published by Chronicle Books is equal measures campy fun and serious recipes that celebrate Bayou country cooking inspired by the the popular HBO show […] Read more…

Sunday Brunch: Bangla Tortilla Española

Another recipe from my family tree – my uncle Debraj Ray has submitted a lazy Sunday brunch recipe – Bangla Tortilla Espanola – check out his sister’s [my mother’s] Hand-Me Down Coconut Lamb recipe from last year. A quick, easy, filling and super spicy tasty dish Debraj was particularly hungry on a beautiful Autumn morning […] Read more…

Exhibition: Tim Walker: Story Teller

Returning from the newly opened Tim Walker: Story Teller exhibition at Somerset House today, I stirred up a whole load of controversy at work by innocently announcing that I enjoyed certain aspects of the exhibition but overall I thought Tim Walker was overrated… My reasons – because although I am the first person to jump […] Read more…

Online Shop Love: Leif

We have a slight obsession in the office with the delicate offerings of online shop Leif curated by Brooklyn designer Stacy Anne Longnenecker. I always feel that if I had a store, i would want it to be simple and sweet like this. Stacey has the perfect eye for sourcing delicately coloured poetic and affordable […] Read more…

Autumn Instagram

A seriously lazy post but I thought i’d share some of my Autumn Instagram’s with you… A super realistic Autumn Berry wreath that now has pride of place on the inside of our front door. Purchased at a very reasonable price from Butlers [I am thinking I can add Ivy to make it last through […] Read more…

Halloween Reading: Practical Magic

This book review is technically cheating [i like to always review new releases] but if you can’t recommend an old spooky favourite during Halloween I don’t know when you can. Long Island based writer Alice Hoffman is one of my favorite authors, her books about love and relationships are simple, heartbreakingly poetic and full of […] Read more…

New Love Affair: Napeansea

A slightly off subject post as I don’t usually write about fashion here, but this is a fashion label with a difference. Napeansea, I am very proud to say is the first leather outerwear collection from my mother Reena Ray-Wahi. Busying away in the East End of London supplying the finest sheepskin and leather to […] Read more…