grits, monkey bread, other goodies at Peels on Bowery

Shrimp and jalapeňo grits with a fried egg

Fried chicken sandwich with honey mustard and french fries

Monkey bread and mascarpone frosting

I wrote a quick post on Peels a while back ago but I thought I'd share some food shots from a recent late breakfast. I really enjoyed my plate of shrimp and grits although I had hoped the monkey bread would've lived up a little bit more to the name! The line here for brunch gets a little bit crazy but I'd definitely recommend it for a late breakfast. They also make great brunch cocktails if you like to keep the party going after a raucous Saturday night.


i remember you as you were

I remember you as you were in the last autumn.
You were the gray beret and the still heart.
In your eyes the flames of the twilight fought on.
And the leaves fell in the water of your soul.

Clasping my arms like a climbing plant
the leaves garnered your voice, that was slow and at peace.
Bonfire of awe in which my thirst was burning.
Sweet blue hyacinth twisted over my soul.

I feel your eyes traveling, and the autumn is far off
gray beret, voice of a bird, heart like a house
towards which my deep longings migrated
and my kisses fell, happy as embers.

Sky from a ship. Field from the hills:
Your memory is made of light, of smoke, of a still pond!
Beyond your eyes, farther on, the evenings were blazing.
Dry autumn leaves revolved in your soul.

- Pablo Neruda, I remember you as you were

Holding onto the last bits of winter. I remember how nothing could keep us cold this night.

details: rick owens mohair scarf, alexander wang mesh hoodie, t by alexander wang maxi dress, yves saint laurent boots, self made body chain, bottega veneta silver rope ring, 1960s vintage bag, Chloé cashmere fingerless gloves


rag & bone + smith westerns tonight at saks new york!


please come join me at Saks New York tonight to celebrate the launch of the new Rag & Bone shop on the 5th floor at Saks Fifth Avenue. The Rag & Bone team will be there including the designers, David and Marcus. There will also be a live performance by the Smith Westerns and free drinks!

What better way to spend a Thursday night after work :)

See you there!