MANNA Mamma: Zeva Bellel

I met Zeva at a dinner party hosted by a mutual NYC friend towards the end of my first attempt at living in Paris.  Zeva was literally the life—or really the laugh—of the party! She had this exciting energy and a laugh that was loud and contagious. Everyone around her that ...

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Noomi’s Indoor Garden Birthday Party

This past Spring I threw Noomi an indoor garden party to celebrate her 2nd birthday. Yes I know—we are well into Summer now, and the lovely ladies over at Camille Styles wrote a wonderful feature on our party already, but I want to post a few of my favorite images  from the party by the talented ...

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Folks & Sparrows

If you lived in Brooklyn or New York circa 2001-2008 during the French bistro craze (Pastis, Balthazar) you remember Sunday brunch at Bar Tabac on Smith Street. Michael Arenella’s 1920s jazz band, steak frites, escargot, moule frites, fountains of Ricard, and blocked streets for Bastille celebrations. It was loud, lively, ...

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