Wedding Venue

Just over a month until our big day! The estate in which we are getting married at was featured as the GR Symphony showcase house for their big fundraiser. Here is the link, pretty cool to see how the building once looked back in the day:

Click here to see Wedding Venue


I am not a baker

When I was younger, I never wanted to make the cookie dough, I only wanted to eat it. While my older sister enjoyed throwing together the butter, sugar, and whatever else goes into cookies or cakes, I much preferred using a box and adding a little oil and eggs.

It was Nate's birthday this past Tuesday and knowing that he isn't a big birthday cake fan, I decided to make and decorate a giant cookie for him, just as his mom did. I emailed her to see if she had a special recipe, but she often just used the one from the nestle's toll house bag, which I have yet to see here in the UK.

After looking up lots of recipes online, I settled on ole' trusty and bought a mix...easy peasy...just add water! Unfortunately, the dough was a bit sticky and the rolling pin was not an option. As I tried to spread this sticky dough into a big cookie, I seemed to get more of it on my fingers than have any success at "rolling" it out. After throwing some icing on it, wah-lah!

Thankfully(!) it was easier on the tastebuds than the eyes and we devoured it quite quickly. Maybe next year I will give a real recipe a try...


Youth & Art

This is a link to a video describing a project that Tate Forum is part of, sponsored by Louis Vuitton. When I interned at the Tate Britain, this 3-year project was just in its beginning phases. 5 Art Gallery youth groups are involved in the project, which is endorsed by the likes of Tracey Emin and Jude Law (whose sister is apparently an established artist - who knew?!)

Check it out, awesome progressive project!