Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Arrows of the Season

Food and Fashion.


Those are my two arrows of the season.

Sometimes the weather can be deceiving. Our calendars can say that it's Fall or Winter, but here in Houston, we can't always tell straight away - the weather here is quite schizophrenic. Two places that IMMEDIATELY tell me what season it is are:

1) the Grocery Store
2) Clothing Stores


Now that it's cooling down over here, I am doing a lot of poaching and soup-making. And baking lots of bread!

And then I find myself oohing and aahing over the gorgeous window displays at Anthropologie - they always give me a heads-up on the season before I actually feel it in the weather. I walk in and my heart and wallet are kidnapped by their gorgeous clothes and accessories.


What are your arrows of the season?

(PS. The winner of the Babyjives giveaway is Sabine).
(PPS. California bloggers! The SoCal Blogger's Meetup will be on New Years Day in the afternoon. Email me at spotty_zebra@hotmail.com for more deets).
*Clothing photographs aren't my images - totally swiped from Anthro! :)


Sarah said...

Anthro is so swoony isn't it? That food looks amazing!

Nicole said...

I'd have to agree that one of my arrows of the season are grocery stores... anddd coffee shops! In California, I never really experienced Fall or Spring. One season just went into the next and the only way to tell was to look at what special drinks Starbucks had. Pumpkin Spice signified Fall; Peppermint Mocha signified Winter; and Skinny lattes let me know that the holidays were really over!

the southern hostess said...

Your desserts are always so amazing!

Vanessa Mala/HeightofVintage said...

did you make those desserts! you must share the recipes!
and i just loooove anthropologie!

Sophia Almada said...

I would LOVE the recipe for that bread filled with custard, it looks AMAZING! Please share!

Kristin said...

definitely the grocery store! It is nearly impossible to go to Trader Joe's now without coming home with chocolates and treats and candy!

Tamara Nicole said...

I agree with Trader Joes! My thing is def more coffee! And I want more sweaters, so coffee shops and clothing shops:-)

Tender Branson said...

Florida weather is also very schizophrenic. I walked outside last night and it felt surreal. There are Christmas Lights but no cold weather. I'm not sure if I will ever get used to that.

Diana Mieczan said...

The vanilla bean cinnamon paĆ³aches pear looks amazing..Yum yum yum:)
Have a great day,sweetie

Ps: I am hosting a beautiful scarf GIVEAWAY today, just in time for Christmas.

LBB said...

Your arrows of the season made me laugh...because it would be so odd for me NOT to have the biggest arrow be the obvious: the weather! Its been so snowy and cold here lately that I know its time for soups, sweaters, hot cocoa, etc! :)
P.S. Your baking always impresses me! Yum!

Melanie's Randomness said...

I always love your posts. The Mall is my arrow of the season. When I hear the X-mas music I know its near. I love the Anthroplogie displays too! They are always beautiful!! The coca de san juan looks soooo goood!!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Sarah said...

i love what anthropologie has! everything's so beautiful, and their store layout is gorgeous! too bad i don't have an outlet here in malaysia, but my friend in seattle has shown me picturs from it - beautiful! x

p/s: i dont know if i've mentioned this before but i LOVE your drawings/sketches/illustrations. they're amazing!

jennifer ▲ i art u said...

your food looks delicious as always. so pretty! that bread looks phenom dionne!

i wish there was a closer anthro to me..2 hours away!

oh and i saw the logo you design for holly--totally recognized your style! such a good logo!

hope you're having a good week dionne!

a little bit of sunshine said...

bread and custard: definite food groups of holiday season! nom nom nom!

Tali Schiffer said...

It's supposed to be winter here a long time ago... but except for the fact that it gets real cold at night, you would think it's mid summer!
For me the arrows are the holidays. As soon as Hanukkah comes around (which started yesterday) I know it's winter time, and as soon as Passover starts I know it's Spring :)

Miranda said...

I just started following, you have a lovely blog!

Gloria said...

i just drooled on my keyboard looking at the vanilla bean cinnamon poached pears

Fedulab said...

Great THings!!!

Barbara said...

Cooling off slightly in South Fla. today too...yea!
Can never have enough Anthropologie!

chelsea said...

your blog is wonderful!

Dash said...

hey dionne,

thanks for leaving those sweet msgs on my blog. just wrote a new post.hope you like it.
also, my arrows for this season are christmas music (hello glee album!) and hot chocolate with books:)

photojoy said...

Lovely pictures and illustrations! You always make my heart so warm.

photojoy said...

By the way, tell me what "arrow of the season" means. I'm interested in learning new vocabularies and phrases. A question from a English language learner. :D

cookie said...

the poached pairs look lovely on your new plates!