Because Coco loved to ride a bike.


Lately my head has been swirling with dreams of an old bike with a worn out leather seat and a basket for flowers, a loaf of bread, or even my dog should she be able to sit still…
So this month I have been searching high and low for the perfect bicycle. I have been admiring all of the lovely girls in their fall dress who so gracefully pedal down the street on their danish designed beauties. My search began in the paper, but then ended up on line...
I was astonished at what I found. I had no idea just how chic cycling could be.
Not so much exactly what I was prepared to find, but I say: ' Ride on fashionistas!'


September Recipe.

Double Chocolate

Espresso Bean Cookies.

Notes: When forming cookies, you can roll into balls and freeze to bake later – perfect for the busy holidays or to pop in the oven for unexpected guests! Just add a few minutes to baking time to compensate for frozen dough.

Also, be sure not to overbake. These cookies taste great soft, so check the first batch at the minimum baking time, and adjust baking time to your oven.

you will need:

285 g butter, softened

400 g granulated sugar

2 organic eggs

250 g flour

65 g unsweetened cocoa powder

3 g (1/2 tsp.) finely ground sea salt

4 g (3/4 tsp.) baking powder

8 g (2 tbsp) freshly ground espresso beans

225 g whole espresso beans


Mix together flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder in a bowl and set aside.

With an electric mixer cream together butter and sugar until mixture is fluffy.

Add eggs one at a time and mix until combined.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients in waves, making sure all ingredients are incorporated before adding next amount.

Stir in espresso beans and chocolate chunks by hand.

Drop cookies onto baking sheet 5 cm apart, small to medium size – they are rich.

Bake for 8 - 9 minutes at 175 degrees checking baking time at minimum.

Makes 2 dozen medium sized cookies.

Food and styling: Tara Ballantyne

Photography : Birgit Fauske


One for One.

Men's Waxed Twill Cordones
Women's Ash Canvas Classics
Women's Powdered Wool Cordones

Everyone needs a pair of Toms -
their cool, comfortable, casual, and most notably, conscious.
Every time a pair of Toms shoes is purchased, the company gives a pair of new shoes to a child in need. "One for One"
This September, Toms is on the way to donating their one millionth pair of shoes.

Check out their website for more details on the Toms movement….
and how to get yourself a pair!
(images via toms)


Buff City Lights.

This is the newest addition to Jonah Takagi's collection of beautiful designs for Atelier Takagi, his design company based out of Washington DC.
This lamp is constructed of steel, copper, and enamel coated aluminum... and is definitely on my wish list.
If you are in the market for hanging pendants, he also makes a beautiful porcelain lamp that is simple and beautifully crafted.
Definitely worth a look!
(images via atelier takagi)
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