one shouldered cashmere, Worth New York | burn marks on right arm, classic culinary perks
Last May, one of our mentors (we’re talking to you, Wendy), talked a bit about her ‘gap’ year at a high-profile event here in BUF, and we were listening. Our heights and accomplishments not equal to hers by the usual measure, yet her message was clear: it’s okay to work hard, do some good stuff, check a few things off the ambition checklist and then re-evaluate, take stock, and begin again. We here at every day dress love women that are constantly designing, whatever that may be or have meaning to them, uniquely.
We’ve had a bit of a gap, perhaps not a true gap year, never say never, yet definitely a gap.
While we love beautiful clothing and dressing women (hey, I’ve done that since I’ve been about 12, starting sewing my own clothes and little accessories for others), we also truly love cooking and feeding others.
we love white flowers and white votives
and not arranged too precious, and wine on the counter
rustic beef stew had two bottles of beer and red wine and yes, we did take the eyes out of those potatoes
flowers by Lexi, elegant and simple
weeknight family dinner
So, now we’re working on adding a little credibility to our culinary hobby: we’ve made stock and uploading photos and being graded on our work, all for a certificate if we pass 538 tasks and a final exam come July. Two youngest daughters say it’s the best thing that’s ever happened and bonus I’m always on time for lacrosse drop-off and pick-up now having taken a breather from corporate life.
all this for stock and they say it’s easy lol
you need to have warmed clear stock and cold gelatin omg
chopped stems and crowns we can handle, and that onion is easy to dice, slice, whatever
they hide yet like the results, building a culinary notebook, even have the hole puncher out!
it’s really better tasting than it looks, #truth
Yes, Lace & Day, this is what goes on underneath the apron 🙂
we’re okay with the eyelid droop as long as we are serving some good wine
Yeah, the blog has had a bit of a gap, 9 days since last post!, professional life definitely has a gap although we’re still loving quarterly trunk shows, and LOVE keeping in touch with our women.
mise en place for vegetable stock
in the copper pot
minestrone is now one of our weekly things, pic from the iPhone
beet, pumpkin seed & feta salad, good thing I roasted and saved those October things, iPhone photo, yet really delicious
Even though we’re a bit off we’re really not that off, food and good clothing, definitely a life-long passion. xoxo
May we all have opportunity to pursue what brings us meaning, and joy.
Okay, off to walk the dogs now for about an hour, that definitely gives our day meaning, and joy.
Had a big gap in my last twelve months myself – still haven’t finished re-evaluating and that’s okay. Thanks for reminding me. Blessings to you and your family, always.❤
Attagirl. If not now, when?