Friday, May 20, 2011


Good people of earth...  The sun has finally come out of hiding, the wind is a steady westerly, the world is shite, and the closest I can get to truth and beauty is a naked woman.  I'm going sailing.  May you all have a wonderful Friday afternoon.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Insatiable Need...

My father has had this ancient set of English Fox Hunting coasters for what seems like forever.  I've made clear my intention to nab them, but he is keeping them to the end.  Though I can find similar ones with gaudy black or red borders, these are the ones I am  looking for, should anyone see them.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Not crazy about the short hair, nevertheless...

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Never Again, Martini & Rossi...

With great thanks and admiration to Tintin over at The Trad, I can now honestly say I'll never go back to the sweetness that is Martini & Rossi for my Manhattans.  Thanks to his budget Manhattan recipe, I have now found this raison d'etre:
The Dolin sweet vermouth.  As promised, it pairs sublimely with any of the rye whiskies I've had the pleasure of consuming on this balmy and pleasant evening.  What's more, it's not too shabby on its own.  I'll admit, I never looked past the Rossi on the shelf when it came to vermouth, and am kicking myself now for such shortsightedness. 

I've always taken my Manhattans with rye. Was of the understanding that there is, truly, no other way about it.  Though with the arrival of these warmer nights I imagine I'll be moving more towards one of my two late-spring staples: the ever-charming whiskey and soda, or my European staple of Martini Bianco on ice with a twist.  I keep it simple.

Now if I can just find an equally suitable female with which to enjoy these languid libations...