Thursday, June 6, 2013
We are very excited to announce this intimate evening of Baroque Music with Paul Luchkow and Michael Jarvis. Paul is a regular customer who unbeknownst to us is an accomplished early music violinist. He approached us with this idea of playing in the café and we couldn't be more honoured.
The recital will be held in the shop so spots are limited. Wine will be available for sale before and during the intermission. We are planning another evening in July if you can't make it to this one.
To learn more about Paul Luchkow please click here and Michael Jarvis here
please bring cash the evening of, and please RSVP subject: concert
Monday, May 27, 2013
Aside from the shop, I also have a studio in a back closet of the building. It may be the most unglamourous studio there ever was but it has also been my most prolific one. Maybe because there is nothing to be distracted by, no gazing out the windows, no re- arranging my collections or getting side tracked by visitors. I just go there to work.
Almost a year ago I received an email from a stylist in New York who wanted to buy some work for a cook book. She was unable to tell me whom it was for but did tell me that the photographer would be Ditte Isager. I had a little freak out. I know both Ditte's work and that of her frequent stylist Christine Rudolf very well. I knew it would be a good.
In early April I was informed that it was Gwyneth Paltrow's new cookbook "It's all good" It is thrilling to see my pots, that were made in a closet, on the pages of such a beautiful cookbook.
April also marked the opening of Andrea Carlson's new restaurant Burdock and Co. If you ever go for dinner there, you will likely be eating out of one of my bowls or plates.
If you find yourself in London England you can now see a small selection of my work at Mouki. A brand new boutique on Chiltern st.
Thank you to Christine, Rebecca, Andrea and Maria for the opportunity to see my work in such beautiful places!
photo's 1-3 | Ditte Isager
photo 4| Con Poulos for Martha Stewart
photo 5| Janaki Larsen for Burdock and Co.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
There is something wonderful about spending an entire day cooking. I love the idle chatter and ease of focused company. Although I spent most of my time setting the table, I enjoyed watching the arrival of boxes filled with burrata, tomatoes, fava beans, basil, home made bread that took days to make, olive oil, mint, carpaccio and Tonio's families grain sieves and linens. The day unfolded into a painterly scene, a still life of colours and textures, followed by the robust aromas of Puglian cooking.
These kinds of days require a lot of planning, a lot of help and a lot of knowledge. Even though there is tremendous work involved, there is something very rewarding to hear the din of people enjoying themselves late into the evening. I couldn't ask for better days than this.
Thank you to everyone who came out, coats and all and special thanks to the crew,
Tonio, Jennifer, Kelly (whose outfits were incredible)Tom, Daniel, Sheila, Ehrin, Alistair, Nino, Pascal and Klee.
I wish we could do this everyday!
photographs| Klee Larsen