Entries by inbounddesign

Savoring Sicily

lucky me, i got to travel to Sicily to work on a cookbook that will be published next year by Rizzoli.  what an amazing way to experience the wonderfully warm, generous people and incredibly diverse regions.  the wines and food and landscapes are out of this world. and i learned of the deep, rich, layered […]

Vietnam, Food Monsoon

  i just got back from vietnam where it’s monsoon season. lucky for me, the weather was spectacular. my brother and sister-in-law live there. through them and their wonderfully eclectic circle of friends,  i experienced central and northern vietnam in a unique and adventuresome way. plus, the food…was…incredible! here are some highlights    (had to […]

New Zealand, Summer. Love.

i ventured to new zealand for a few weeks of r&r at the end of their summer. i fell hard for the place. i found extraordinary:  coffee, cafés,  baked goods, eggs,  creativity, humor, wines and landscape. i didn’t want to leave and can’t wait to go back.

Issey Miyake: Fashion as Food

A photographer friend turned me onto this 20th Anniversary campaign for the Pleats Please Issey Miyake brand.  Gorgeous!  I tadaki mas-su. First edition: Wine   Second edition: Japanese sweets Third edition: Soft-serve/ice cream Fourth edition: Whipped cream and pancakes… …chocolate cream and toast. Gochiso sama deshita to Taku Satoh, Art Direction and Shingo Noma, Design.

Alder NYC

  My lucky day!  I’d just arrived in NY for work and from the taxi window I spied 157 2nd Ave.  When I searched the address online, I found Alder — Wylie Dufresne‘s newest venture, just one week new.    I walked over to Alder just before opening to wait on line.  People passing by […]

Drawn to Devour

  Around the holidays, I was asked to be a judge at a groovy potluck event for Slideluck, a non-profit  organization committed to unifying community through slideshow-and-potluck dinner events all over the world.   Check ’em out!   This event was in SF and during the slide show of local photographers and artists, these lively food […]

Japan: Oishi

 I was recently reminiscing about travel to Japan in Spring.  That conversation left me longing for the absolutely phenomenal food and hospitality I was introduced to by Japanese friends and colleagues there.  ‘Oishi’ is the Japanese word for delicious and a word I used often. These soba noodles with tempura at a little mom and […]

Namu Gaji

I was already looking forward to Namu Gaji moving to my hood and on the first visit, I was officially hooked (returns have been frequent). The space is casual chic and the vibe friendly. Small little touches like individual baskets to stow your bag/jacket/helmet are spot on. If you find yourself hungry/thirst on the early […]

Glen Ellen Star is Born

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am that Glen Ellen Star has moved into the tiny downtown of, yes, Glen Ellen in Sonoma — a mere hour’s escape from the foggy summer skies of San Francisco. [For those of you who knew Saffron, Glen Ellen Star is in that still charming, […]

Local’s Corner SF

The folks behind Local Mission Eatery recently added a new member of the family a couple blocks away at Bryant & 23rd, Local’s Corner. It’s got lots of sidewalk space, soon to be filled with outdoor seating. The daylight streaming in from the walls of windows is phenomenal and the decor is decidedly vintage-hip, fresh […]