No. / 10

Chef Me

Family Style

I hope when Max is older he’ll like to cook. He recently declared during dinner, “I want to be the chef!”  He then proceeded to get up from the table, open the fridge door and announce that he was going to make us dinner.  Maybe he just didn’t like what I made.  Hmm.  I never thought of it that way until just right now.  Anyhoo, I wasn’t sure how he would react if I bought him this apron and glove set by Odette Williams.  But when he saw this illustration, Max happily declared, “Chef Me!”  I think the set would be a wise investment for our family.

No. / 9

Bisou

Goodies

I love everything about Diptyque candles.  Every time I just glance at the candle I’m transported to Paris.  I recycle the glass candle jars to store my lipsticks, makeup brushes and eyeliners.  What I really want to do is fill one of the glass jars with Rouge Double Intensite by Chanel in all of my favorite shades.  I own the sensual rose shade and the other night, I demonstrated to my friends the application of the color and the top coating of the high gloss.  One of my friends said she couldn’t take her eyes of my lips because of the high shine and another said she wanted to buy the lipstick after my little demo. I’m quite the sales lady.

No. / 8

Ooh La La!

Bon Voyage

Theo proposed to me the night before we flew out to Paris and so our vacation ended up being a celebratory trip.  I stared at my engagement ring the entire plane ride.  The trip was a dream and when I saw this book, Paris En Pyjamarama by Michaël Leblond & Frédérique Bertrand, I connected with the idea of being in Paris in pajamas. Not because I want to roam the streets of Paris in my over-sized t-shirt and sweats but because I felt as though Theo and I were in a dream flying over the Paris sky.  The image of the little boy with a cape flying next to the Eiffel Tower inspired my illustration.  And if I do fly around Paris in my pajamas, I would like to wear this lovely heart printed Equipment PJ set and these yummy Suno socks.  When I’m with Theo, I only see hearts and this is how I remember the Eiffel Tower sparkling nine years ago.

No. / 7

Happy Feet

Bags

My little boys love robots and I love Celine.  I think they’ll appreciate these boots but more importantly, I’ll have happy feet.  I’m also lusting after this belt bag because it’s chic and big enough to fit Dashiell’s Boo bear, an Aden and Anais lovey, snacks, extra clothes and plenty of diapers.  Oh, and I want the coat as well.  I basically want to be in this ad. Is that too much to ask?

No. / 6

The French Laundry

Foodies

Many years ago, I watched this episode of A Cook’s Tour with Anthony Bourdain which featured The French Laundry.  His unbridled enthusiasm for the coffee custard infused with tobacco made me want to go to this heavenly restaurant nestled in Napa Valley.  Reading about the restaurant in this article reignited my dream to one day dine there (even though it takes an eternity to get reservations).  I’m not a huge lover of scallops but the picture in the article made my mouth water and so I had to draw it.  I illustrated the dinosaur because I tend to attack my plate like a T-Rex fighting to stay alive. This custard may not be on the menu when I visit The French Laundry, but I have a feeling the other items on the menu will suffice.