Monday, May 16, 2011

Featured Wish List: Taylor Kohnstam

A wish list by:
 Taylor Kohnstam

1. An empire-wasted Ivory Peasant Top
2. A Chambray Shirt 
3. An over-sized Grandpa Sweater
4. A vintage couture Evening Gown 

1. A custom Longchamp bag
2. Classic Wayfarers in tortoise shell
3. A pashmina like the one I bought on the streets of Paris
4. A pair of nude Louboutin's

3. OPI Nail Polish in Chocolate Mousse
5. Have a seaweed wrap done at a spa

Taylor's Perfect Evening?

It's early summer in the garden of Molly's L-House in the English Countryside. A wooden pavilion, the sides of which are thick with ivy.  There are heavy japanese lanterns and christmas lights hanging. A perfect 76 degrees.  The sun is setting in the background and you can see it peeking through the trees.  We can hear the cicadas chirping.  A round metal table with glass top, and all of the chairs are mismatched.  The dishes are antique light teal colored china.  Some of them are chipped, some aren't-- it doesn't matter. Because they've been used forever.
Molly Korroch (I mean, it's her house...), Randy Newman, Regina Spektor, Ingrid Michaelson, Paul Newman (circa Cool Hand Luke--and, Molly gets to sit by him), James Dean (circa  1953), Dule Hill, Emily Blunt, Tina Fey, and Rupert Grint

Cocktails and Hors d'œuvres:
Petite sandwiches.  Little sour dough slices, toasted, fried heirloom tomatoes, two pieces of arugula, with a goat cheese spread.

Then we sit down, and some guests have soup, some have salad...

Baby spinach with dried cranberries, chopped walnuts, grilled peach slices, Gorgonzola, walnuts, and a balsamic vinagrette.

A chilled asparagus soup, with creme fresh, with baked garlic crisps as a garnish.
(Red wine with dinner in glasses with long stems and a big bowl, so that the aroma wafts through the air.)
Pine nut-rosemary cous cous with medium-rare grilled beef tenderloin medallions with aioli drizzled on top.  And, a side of oven-baked asparagus with lemon and parmasan cheese.

Champagne.  My dad's sweet biscuits.  (Which are buttermilk biscuits with raw sugar baked on top.) Sliced those in half and put on fresh whipped cream, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries.  Put the top on and Voila!

The Evening's Song...
Dance Me to the End of Love 
By Madeline Peyroux

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