Sunday, December 19, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Builders Hardware and Tools Catalog 1926


scroll: computers . to move (text) up, down, or across a display screen, with new text appearing on the screen as old text disappears.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tarte flambée

Tarte Flambee - Alsatian Bacon and Onion [ Pizza ]

Tarte flambée is an Alsatian dish composed of thin bread dough rolled out in a rectangle (traditionally) or a circle, which is covered with crème fraîche, thinly sliced raw onions, and lardons. It is one of the most famous gastronomical specialties of the region

How to Eat Tarte Flambée?

 Tarte Flambée

Venez découvrir le camping Municipal de Molsheim

history tarte flambée - history flammkuchen - history flammekueche

Alsace (älzäs')


Friday, September 17, 2010

Live at The Van Dyke South Beach

Sammy Figueroa was born in the Bronx, New York, the son of the well-known romantic singer Charlie Figueroa and a member of Puerto Rico's foremost musical family. His first professional experience came at the age of 18, while attending the University of Puerto Rico, with the band of bassist Bobby Valentin. During this time he cofounded the innovative fusion Brazilian/Latin group Raices, which broke ground for many of today's fusion bands. Raices was signed to a contract with Atlantic Records and Sammy returned to New York.

Sammy Figueroa has long been regarded as one of the world's great musicians. As one of the world's leading percussionists he has played on countless records, providing the rhythmical framework for hundreds of hits. Well-known for his versatility and professionalism, he is one of the few percussionists equally comfortable in a multitude of styles, from R & B to rock to pop to bebop to Latin to Brazilian to New Age. As one of New York's most sought after session players Sammy played on countless albums, jingles and film scores and appeared often with both The David Letterman Band and the Saturday Night Live Band. He has recorded and toured with Miles Davis, the Brecker Brothers (for 12 years!), Sonny Rollins, Michel Camilo (who wrote the tune 'And Sammy Walked In' in his honor), Chaka Khan, David Bowie, and Mariah Carey (in her multi-million selling MTV Unplugged). Sammy's famed sense of humor, ebullient personality, and open-heartedness is famous within the music industry and has further empowered him in his connection with musicians and audiences alike.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

John Lennon

A fancy shitter that John Lennon had in his home in Tittenhurst Park between 1969-1972 was sold at auction during the Beatles Convention in Liverpool for £9,500 "to a private overseas buyer." Money well spent.

Lennon wrote some great songs during that period, including "Don't Let Me Down." Hidden message?

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Creme Vichyssoise Glacee recipe

slashfood: Cream Vichyssoise Glacée
National Vichyssoise Day!!

Two Fat Ladies was a British television cooking programme starring
Clarissa Dickson Wright and Jennifer Paterson.
The show centered on Clarissa Dickson Wright and Jennifer Paterson, travelling the United Kingdom on a Triumph Thunderbird, registration number appropriately N 88 TFL, driven by Paterson. Wright rode in the sidecar as they travelled to various destinations, such as an army camp or an all-girls' school, where they would prepare large meals, often with unusual ingredients.
Monday, 17 April, 2000, 11:45 GMT 12:45 UK
Creme Vichyssoise Glacee Recipe by: TWO FAT LADIES SHOW #FL1B05

6 Good size leeks
2 ounce Unsalted butter
6 md Potatoes; peeled and finely
; cut or sliced up
2 pt Chicken stock or water
Black pepper; freshly ground
1 6 fluid ounc cream
Fresh chives

Trim the leeks and slice the white parts very finely. Melt the butter in a
saucepan large enough to contain all the ingredients and stew the leeks
until soft. Add the potatoes and stir to mix. Pour in the stock and season.
Bring to a boil, then simmer 40 minutes.

Allow to cool a little, then whizz the whole lot in a blender until smooth.
Leave to get cold, and stir in the cream. Check the seasoning, adding some
pepper. Chill thoroughly for 6 hours to overnight. Serve in nice little
bowls with snipped chives sprinkled on top.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

23 de La Guerra Street

Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery
Address:  7 East Anapamu Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 USA 1266 Coast Village Road Montecito, CA 93108  CA
Sullivan Goss has represented the work of important American artists for 23 years. We hold or manage almost six thousand works, with special focuses in American modernism, California art, and contemporary realism.

Material dreams: Southern California through the 1920's

1935 Olive and Gold
Santa Barbara High School Yearbook
Santa Barbara Co. CA
Cordero family

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

Old Lobero Theater and Norfolk Star Pine 1878

Pug people..Valentino, Duke and Duchess of Windsor

 They Liked Pugs 
  And that's the only nice thing to be said about these pretentious bitches. 
At one time they were crown jewels on the world stage, arbiters of international taste and style, flirted with Nazis, rubbed dicks with murderers, committed massive insurance fraud.
The Duke and Duchess of Windsor....adventures with Hitler, a gruesome murder in Bermuda, insurance fraud, and pugs.

Dogs in Vogue...Lee Radziwill taken in 1960 with her pug Thomas. ..

Valentino the Pug Man
Valentino takes his pug babies with him everywhere. They fly on private jets and have a dog butler.

Photos of the Day: Natalie Wood (1946)

Monday, May 10, 2010

The most expensive house in Brooklyn

Or it will be if it sells for the $18 million asking price. The late author lived at 70 Willow St. in Brooklyn Heights for years, writing his most famous works in the very rooms you could now own.
Of course you'll be haunted by a ghost with a very high-pitched voice, which could get annoying. (Though Capote's ghost would, we imagine, be very happy with the house's elite status.) But otherwise, think of the inspiration! And think of the luxury. The Daily News writes:
    With 11 fireplaces, parking for four cars, a mural copied from the Kennedy White House, a back porch and a garden like something out of a Southern estate, the Brooklyn Heights mansion is touted as the finest house in the borough's finest neighborhood. "It's like living in a country estate in the middle of New York City," said Karen Heyman, the Sotheby's broker selling the property. "It takes your breath away the minute you walk in."
Here is said Southern estate garden...
$18 million. Oh, Truman. What would Nelle say?
[Garden pic via NYMag]
Send an email to Richard Lawson, the author of this post, at

Coral Casino

Monday, May 10, 2010
Real Estate Wrap Up: Al and Tipper Gore
BUYER Al and Tipper Gore
LOCATION: Montecito, CA
PRICE: $8,875,000
SIZE: 6,500 square feet (approx.), 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Let's talk about former vice-president turned global warming do-gooder Al Gore this morning, shall we?  photos: Coldwell Banker Previews
Posted by Your Mama at 8:51 AM

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Katharine Hepburn estate

Hepburn's house and home

The Katharine Hepburn Theater - Historical Home
 October 11, 2003:  Asking Price of Fame: $12 Million; What Can Beat Location? Hepburn, Hepburn, Hepburn

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

An Affair to Remember

Actress Ava Gardner, Richard Burton & Elizabeth Taylor. on location during filming of motion picture "The Night of the Iguana.
Location: Mismaloya, Mexico
Date taken: October 16, 1963

Elizabeth Taylor visits Richard Burton on the set of 'The Night Of The Iguana' on location inPuerto Vallarta, Mexico; 1963
An Affair to Remember

Unseen images.....

1960s Taylor/Burton

South Shore Puerto Vallarta
Garza Blanca / Boca de Tomatlan / Yelapa

lap of luxury

Elizabeth And Richard's Puerto Vallarta...

Casa Kimberely.
The house that Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton bought in 1963.

* travel.webshots
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
As Seen by Fred Bruenjes

Y Tu Playa Tambien
The only real reason to sit through Ash Wednesday is to watch lovely Liz and handsome Helmut Berger exchange passionate glances and loaded words until they finally fall into bed together.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


guess where...

Monday, February 8, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Coral Casino

The Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club Pool By the Numbers

Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club
1281 Channel Drive
Santa Barbara, California 93108

Phone: 805-565-8285

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

SAG's Golden Girl

SAG's Golden Girl
Guild to honor TV-film veteran Betty White on Saturday
Posted: Wed., Jan. 20, 2010, 1:00pm PT

Betty White has lived most of her 88 years in front of the camera, starting in the days when the number of homes in Los Angeles equipped with television sets numbered well under 1,000.

On June 14, 1963, White married television host and personality Allen Ludden, whom she had met on Password. Allen Ludden: Allen Packard Ellsworth (October 5, 1917 – June 9, 1981)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New York Social Diary

Friday Night I went to Elaine’s with Paige Peterson.
photographed by Dennis Hopper in 1963

The Big Yellow House

Local historian and photographer David Petry posted a detailed write-up and photo log on the status of The Big Yellow House in Summerland.