Claire Cottrell

I like her photos so much I posted about them on the Need Supply Co blog earlier this week. 

short hair

(1. 2.)

Yes to blunt short cuts.

New Home

 All moved into my new place. 

Guest Blogging: Need Supply Co.

Hii! I'm guest blogging for the month of March over on Need Supply Co. Fun times ahead:

For the month of March, we’ve asked Kate Merchant of thank you, ok to contribute to our blog. Now living in Toronto, Canada, Katie started her blog while living in South Korea a few years ago, and it has become a mainstay around here. She’s got an enormous love of magazines, especially Bad Day, Apartamento, Acne Paper, etc, and spent time working at Worn Fashion Journal, an independent fashion publication in Toronto. Some of her other favorite things are cooking, traveling, beauty products, and over sized black clothing. We can’t wait to see what Katie’s got to share with us.

I'll be posting a few times a week throughout the month over there, and I wanted to share the first post I did here, as well.  Toronto-based artist Winnie Truong is one of my favourites, and her latest exhibition, A Slow Immersion, is currently on display at ESP Gallery - if you live in Toronto go see it, right this minute!  Ahhh:

Céline Fall 2013

Céline Fall 2013 RTW - oversized cozy grey sweaters/coats - perfect for today/all the days.


February = flowers needed in every room.


confetti system at MOMA PS1 // magazines at Opening Ceremony // MMMG at American Two Shot // sunshine // balloon light at New Museum // best egg sandwich // nice styling at American Two Shot // smoked trout salad at Cafe Gitane // greenery at Reformation

wild at heart interview

  thank you, ok indulges that irksome want for reverie against the pragmatism  of our days and the irrepressible elitist practices that stand as a relentless source of conflict in our culture. The optimistic temperament, often forfeited for a cultivated kind of confidence is a familiar discord but one that defines and differentiates a well-appointed maven like Katie Merchant.

With a discerning eye and an indelible appetite for the unfeigned, open hand, Merchant retains a certain grace and reactivity in the epicurean sensibilities that frame her daily pursuits. Shop fronts, interiors, still lifes and a few toothsome table settings, each carry their own richness, coquetry  and intrigue.
I have an interview on wild at heart - you can read it here.  I'm in good company, with Natalie, Siri, and Jennilee so far.  Thank you, Zoe.

Also, in her interview, Jennilee mentioned this editorial from the NYT, on being not dead, which truly came at a perfect time for me to read.  So perfect.


Blood orange season!  I've been eating them on their own lots and also in this winter salad inspired by one of Bernadette's beautiful posts.  I used: 

pomegranate seeds
blood orange sections
goat cheese
a drizzle of olive oil/red wine vinegar
sea salt

Pretty and delicious.


(cakes at Nadege/peonies from my mother's garden)

 (sick day in bed)
(chocolate bar phone case)

 (New Year's Day brunch at home)

(new reading material)

 (secret Santa gift that made me very happy/bear pancake set
  from Magic Pony)

(feast at Deluxe)
 (crystal soap from the Drake General Store)

(red roses from Coriander Girl/sandwich date)

 (beautiful new issue and redesign of Worn Fashion Journal)

HAPPY 2013, EVERYONE <333333333