If you've had a chance to peek the new arrivals in the shop lately you've probably noticed an incredibly awesome selection of books...while I'd love to take credit for the great curating job the masterminds behind it are the two lovely girls of Annodia, Meriah & Nancy...and today they are dropping in to share some of their spring inspiration - thanks ladies!
Over here at Annodia we are getting very excited about Spring! I think Spring is the most exciting season of all because you get to start thinking about all the wonderful ways to spend time outside!
We are currently planning an outdoor party at our Brooklyn studio on the Gowanus canal. For our inspiration we looked to the wonderful descriptions of Gabrielle Hamilton's parents parties in her delicious memoir, Blood, Bones, and Butter. They were voluptuous affairs, with loads of wonderful food, and plenty of perfectly crafted atmosphere. The yearly bbq was a simple party for hundreds with spring lambs roasted in a pit, plenty of delicious salads made by Hamilton's French mother, and beer chilled in the creek running through their yard. Yum.
Though our party won't have a fire pit dug in the ground, we will definitely be making some recipes from Hamilton's sister, Melissa's incredible quarterly cookbook, Canal House. Together with her cooking partner, Christopher Hirsheimer, these ladies gather some spectacular and approachable recipes that are accompanied by beautiful photographs. And they are written with the same spirit and love of making and entertaining that the Hamilton's must have inherited from their parents.
Here are some inspiration images that we are pulling to help get us in the mood!
Meriah and Nancy at Annodia, Brooklyn