May 26, 2010

“To me style is just the outside of content, and content the inside of style, like the outside and the inside of the human body. Both go together, they can't be separated.”

-Jean-Luc Godard-

May 25, 2010

Summer Style

Summer is in the air and I've been rocking a lot of white lately and can't help but notice how fly women in these simple cut white summer dresses are looking. I love summer..

On the stereo I've been jamming: Undersea Poem...Formerly two parts of the trio Mosquitos, Chris Root and Juju Stulbac. The duo released their self-titled debut as Undersea Poem in February 2010. Much of the album was recorded in a small village on the Pacific coast of Mexico and features lyrics in Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

Pics via (The Sartorialist)

May 24, 2010

"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."
-Salvador Dali-

May 21, 2010


I've been on an 80's kick this week and here are a few of my favorite things from the decade of pop culture..

Magnum PI, (1980)

Fast Times At Ridgemont High, (1982)

Scarface, (1983)

Miami Vice, (1984)

Sade, (1985)

Nine 1/2 Weeks, (1986)

Jean-Michel Basquiat, (1987)

Slash, circa, (1987 - 89)

INXS, (1987)

May 18, 2010

New Music: Black Keys

New Black Keys album is released today and pure straight-ahead rock 'n roll. Purchase it here. The Ohio duo never sounded so good..a bit older, a bit jaded, a bit more bluesy rock.

May 15, 2010

Tough Guys

De Niro









May 4, 2010

Sinatra's Spaghetti Sauce

I've recently found myself eating out more lately and I want to change that. One of my goals for the summer is to cook at home more and while I'm at it master some classic dishes. One of them is Spaghetti sauce. When I was growing up my mother made spaghetti sometimes twice weekly, a bit overkill I know but could you blame her? Spaghetti is quick, easy and an instant crowd pleaser which also makes it one of my favorite dishes.

Below is Frank Sinatra's famous spaghetti sauce recipe which he likely stole from his own mother, Dolly who was said to know her way around an Italian Kitchen. I'll be giving this recipe a test drive tomorrow. Frank liked his best with garlic bread and Italian red wine. I think I will do the same.


2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 onion, sliced into very thin crescent wedges
1 (1 lb) can tomato, peeled
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon basil
1 pinch oregano
4 garlic cloves
1 lb spaghetti
Parmesan cheese, grated, can use Romano


1. In a frying pan heat olive oil; add onion and the garlic. Saute until brown and remove the garlic.

2. Put the canned tomatoes and the liquid from the can in a blender and mix gently, less than a minute.

3. Slowly pour the tomatoes into the frying pan. Be very careful because the liquid on the oil has a tendency to explode. Let this simmer for about 15 minutes. Add the seasoning, stirring well.

4. In the meantime, put 3 tablespoons of salt into a 4 quart pot of water and bring to a boil. When the sauce is almost ready, put the spaghetti into the boiling water. Stir occasionally and when the spaghetti is almost done, pour in a colander and immediately transfer to a heated platter.

5. Pour the sauce over the the pasta and mix a little with 2 forks. Sprinkle with some chopped parsley and serve. Sprinkle with cheese,if desired, on top.

May 2, 2010

Rumble Fish

Mickey Rourke in Rumble Fish, (1983)

I've always been a fan of the style in the movie, Rumble Fish..way ahead of its time. From the v-necks and fitted blazers to Mickey Rourke's haircut. Rourke's cut looks more 2010 than 1983 and is a great cut for spring/summer. I just got my haircut today and wanted something different for a change so I'm rockin' the same look as his. The best part of this look, just roll out of bed and go. The messier, the better.