Saturday, March 13, 2010

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Look at the rain come down today – absolutely crazy. There’s wind. And some thunder. This is my favourite type of weather. Etta James. Waking up late. Olive oil and a baguette. One Big Island shortbread cookie, chocolate-dipped, from Shann. And lots of hot tea.
It’s a day to reorganize the apartment! Yes, those are calcium gummy bears on the bottom right :) The hat collection is getting out of control. A-coffee-a-day, a-hat-a-week, is quickly turning into my personal motto.
This is the rabbit beret from Barbara Feinman. Purchased on a whim last weekend. A funny hat, so buttery soft. It is completely shapeless and if you don’t pay close attention to how you wear it, the hat can look very odd! Shower cap and mushroom are a few words that come to mind. I have nothing against fur, each to their own.
Only one reason to venture out in this weather: coffee.
Shannon and I took the L out to Brooklyn. Three blocks off the Bedford Street stop to the newly opened Blue Bottle Coffee. Lattes and Hot Chocolate. They ran out chocolate financiers (by Patisserie Colson), that was the only sad part.
Look at the space, I’d love to turn this into an apartment. All this open space! Blue Bottle’s set of Japanese slow-drip coffee makers can stay too ;)
From the NYT: “But then there are the show-stoppers — five Japanese slow-drippers, each three feet tall, that look like a Victorian aristocrat’s science experiment. The wood and brass frames support stacked glass globes and adjustable nozzles that mete out liquid at 88 drops per minute.

Blue Bottle Coffee
160 Berry Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

  • Cassaendra
    November 30, -0001

    Hi Kathy, Back in HI, my favorite time of year was when everything turned grey and rainy. Great set of pictures! Love the colors in the vitamin image. The warehouse space is what I picture as NYC.

  • Gar
    March 13, 2010

    Olive oil and baguette. What an interesting combination. I arrived home with soggy socks and wet feet. Internet surfed, then baked some matcha cookies. Rainy day. A day to stay in…half of the time. It's also a perfect day to avoid crowds at places that are usually crowded.

  • Shine
    March 15, 2010

    Those Japanese slow drip machines look like they are part of some madcap professor's time machine experiment. I adore them. I imagine coffee simply must taste better coming out of them based on aesthetics alone?

  • Kathy YL Chan
    March 16, 2010

    Hey Gar!Oh man, DEFINITELY matcha cookie weather, hehe :)Hey Cassaendra!That's when I loved Hawai'i best as well! Especially when it was pouringpouringpouring rain in the Manoa Valley :)Hey Shine!Aren't they gorgeous?! I would be inclined to agree with you!

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