All posts tagged: holidays

Glassybaby Thanksgiving

  Thanksgiving is enough work.  All of the cleaning, the prep work, the cooking, the carving, the serving, the packing of leftovers, the turkey hangover.  I find that I tend to neglect my table each Thanksgiving with all of that work, so this year, I have vowed to make that extra effort without adding any real additional work.  Enter Glassybaby.  Gorgeous in full-spectrum color, these hand-blown votives would light up any holiday table.  I like how easy they are, while still impressing.  I picture them lined up down a long table, lit up with candles–all in one colorway or perhaps in groups of colors (neutrals or browns or bolds) or maybe even one of each.  They could also be filled with single stems of dahlias. Even on their own, their cheerful presence will certainly bring any holiday good cheer. Glassybaby Shop online:  http://www.glassybaby.com/home.aspx NYC boutique: 555 Hudson Street New York, NY 10014 917-546-6850

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Spring is among us.  Bulbs are sprouting, temperatures are rising, and cardinals are flying in my backyard.  The cheerful pastels of Easter eggs sing Spring to me, so in that vein, I drove to Michael’s and picked up an old stand-by from my childhood… a Paas dying kit. To get the art project started, I began by using my dad fool-proof method of hard boiling eggs. Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs from my father, David Rothschild Place eggs in a pot and cover with cold water.  The water level should be about one inch above the tops of the eggs.  Add a big pinch of salt.  Place the pot on the stove and turn the heat to high.  DO NOT COVER.  Set your kitchen timer to 16 minutes.  Let the eggs come to a boil and boil away. When the 16 minutes are up, immediately rinse the eggs under really cold water.  Place the cooled eggs into a bowl and place in the refridgerator.  Chill.  TA DA!  You will find perfect hard boiled eggs–no more green …