Orange you glad: Carrots and Dates
Get the blues: Blueberry Coconut Kale
Seeing red: Strawberry Almond Banana
It isn't easy: Avocado Greens
There is something so fantastic about a cup of blended fruits and vegetables. Maybe its the colors, the cold, the texture, the act of using a straw. Maybe the wonder of packing various, solid objects full of nutrition into a blender and coming a way with a delicious glass of sweet delight that is unlike any that has ever come before it.
Slab City, CA– Just east of the Salton Sea and an hour and a half from Palm Springs, Salvation Mountain rises out of the desert tundra. An explosion of color, a vibrant declaration interrupts the tan desert expanse of Slab City.
Salvation Mountain’s summit is over 50 feet high, it’s base, 150 feet wide and was crafted over decades. An amalgamation of straw, clay, over 100,000 gallons of donated paint along with the sweat and dedication of Leonard Knight- the landmark has been declared “a folk art site worthy of preservation and protection” by the Folk Art Society of America.
A Meadow and Some Orange Mountains, Zion National Park, Utah
A Winding Red Road Whips, Zion National Park, Utah
Stacks of Pebbles For Giants, Joshua Tree National Park
Watchers Watching Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Grandparents Jeans, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
A Mirror Of Mountains, Grand Teton National Park
Board Walkers In A Line, Yellowstone National Park
A Lone Tree Reflected In A Lake, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Midori Sushi, Shibuya
Geisha's in Kyoto
Surf shop Saturdays NYC in Kobe
Cherry blossoms, Kyoto
Jet Set records! Kyoto
Tea Ceremony in Kyoto at Shunkoin Temple, a Zen Buddhist temple where D.T. Suzuki was a frequent guest.
Kyotomizu-dera Temple, Kyoto
A true sandwich artist at Tom's Sandwich in Daikanyama- try the meatloaf.
Bakka pizza truck- Neapolitan delight, Tokyo.
Grandfather's Rock and Roll bar, Shibuya.
Suntory time at Grandfather's.
This Must Be the Place. Grandfather's.
Giant floor to ceiling speakers fill Lion's Club with all classical all the time on vinyl.
No talking aloud at Lion's Club.
Narukiyo: owner, chef and namesake of Narukiyo in Shibuya.
Giant asparagus, artfully positioned at Narukiyo.
The uni. What???!
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, also known as Golden Rock (star)
Offerings of all kinds--candles, incense, fruit, candy-- for the Buddha at Golden Rock.
Sunrise at Golden Rock
Buddha in Bagan. During the kingdom's height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed - over 2200 remain today.
Mohinga, a traditional Burmese rice noodle and fish soup, for breakfast.
Burning offerings for Buddha, Golden Rock.
Aung San Suu Kyi, on the cover of Ladies. Currently a Burmese opposition politician and chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Burma, she was previously a political prisoner, kept under house arrest in Burma for almost 15 years from July 1989 until her most recent release on 13 November 2010.
Sunrise over Bagan
A Ganesh, remover of obstacles, at the pilgrimage site of Mount Popa.
Traditional Burmese lunch at Inle Lake. Rice with toasted garlic, fish and vegetables.
Room with a view at Inle Lake, where most everything is built above water.
Wearing the traditional women's Pa'O headdress, crafted to look like a dragon. As the Pa'O origin story goes, that they are derived from a Burmese shaman, Zawgyi (male) and a dragon (female). Face is smeared with thanaka, a paste made from bark that cools the face when the breeze comes.
Fishing in traditional style at the entrance to Inle Lake. Word on the lake is that this is performed primarily for tourists, as they now fish with more modern gear.
Sunset over Inle Lake
A beautiful Pa-O mama and her baby.
Bagan temples galore
Sleeping Buddhas at Pindaya Cave, home to hundreds of Buddha statues.
Burmese noodle soup. For breakfast.
Burma punks, celebrating Pa-O National Day to remember ancestors, such as King Thuriyasanda, whose birthday is also celebrated on National Day, and past leaders.
Grand parade on Pa-O National Day
Myanmar (Burma)– What consumes most days:
Rising around 4am, to the sounds of chanting monks metallically over loudspeakers, much like the call to prayer.
Lying awake marveling at both the vastness and universality of the world (in spite of sub par internet, our guide recently deleted his Facebook page after he and his gf split and she married someone else. He couldn’t handle seeing pictures of them together, happy) wait for the sun to rise.
HOST is the culinary venture of Katie Hardin and Jaclyn Delorey based out of Portland, OR. Born from their mutual love of throwing an unforgettable party, HOST seeks to bring the masses the magic of well curated meal in a warm space. The goal of each event is that perfect combination of the quiet moment brought on by good food and the flow of effortless conversations with strangers.
all images by Emily Johnston
“I’m always content,”
Miss Gamelon declares to Miss Goering
in Jane Bowles’ Two Serious Ladies,
“because I know what to take and what to leave,
but you are always at the mercy.”
We too felt Miss Gamelon’s disapproving gaze upon us
our first night in Reykjavík
at that bar, Boston
where we tried too hard
to enjoy conversations
that stopped and started like bumper cars
with strange strangers.
Wild mushroom tartine!
Bellocq Tea Atelier's Afghani Chai
Black rice bowl with eggplant and kale
We love Dimes. One of the few places in the city capable of transporting one to the sunlight and nutrient-rich, yet delicious food generally relegated to the California coast- this LES/Chinatown restaurant is striking a chord with many. The place is born from great stock- co-owners Sabrina De Sousa and Alissa Wagner met at the beloved nearby cafe Lovely Day, with combined experience including Natural Gourmet Institute and Northern Spy Food Co.