Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Moneyclip News and a Giveaway

win me!

Hi pals, today's the last day for our little moneyclip special but we'll be at the Brooklyn Flea all day Saturday in Fort Greene and will be offering FREE stamping on your bonbon moneyclips. Bring your old bonbon moneyclip or purchase a new one Saturday and we'll be hammering away just for you!

And because I just adore you, leave a comment here by 9 a.m. Friday, June 18th and win this lucky rabbit money clip (and yes ,we'll stamp any initials you'd like on the back to boot). And... go.

June Roses

How could these in April...

have turned into these in June? Vexing, but I'll take it.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Tomorrow at the Brooklyn Flea

photos by Virginia Galvan

One of my favorite jewelry designers (and people), Virginia Galvan, will be bringing some of her beautifuls and we'll be selling Bonbons and Galvans together under my red tent over in E31, 10-5 at the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene. Come by and say hello if you're in town. I love her work. She pays so much incredible attention to detail-so thoughtful and delicate but each small pretty element is also bold and powerful. (I WILL own those earrings in the middle by weekend's end.)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Money Clips Good For:

Father's Day, graduation, groom's gifts, birthdays, anniversaries, anytime really. Can you think of anything else? Clinical Studies* have shown that money clips are good for every man gift in your life and even some ladies have announced they've been using them too and loving them. Hallelujah!

See the new batch over on Bonbon Oiseau (along with some new keyfobs too-see 'em?) and from today until Wednesday, June 16th we'll stamp up to three initials on the back in time for Dad's Day free of charge~! Oh and free gift wrapping always my dears. Just mention you saw it on my blog...

(Spread the word and leave a comment here for free shipping too). Do you have a favorite?

*studies conducted at the bonbon school of bullshit.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Poppies Popping

goofy little seductresses.

A Cabin in the Woods

a little old cabin
cabin style

jar haul from Grandmére Yvonne's

Rob's tiny tableaux

always cooking (notice orange jars of the
hottest delciousest hot sauce)

Our friend Roberto's cabin up in the country is small and rustic, filled with cookbooks, lies in front of a swimming hole on the Esopus Creek and is right down the street from Grandmére Yvonne, a Perigord French woman who grows all her own fruits and vegetables and makes her own duck confit, cornichons, huckleberry preserves (look for her giant sign in the road for "duck pot pies"). Love at first sight.

When we were up, the first flowers were coming out up North and the night was crisp and dark. We grilled and ate dinner late everynight, sitting outside with Rob's infamous mojitos, shaking off the city and the world a little.

Rob greeted us the first day after just having made three big jars of scotch bonnet hot sauce (see orange jars above) which we used to dip homemade tortilla chips, bbq chicken wings and grilled ramps, amongst other dippables .

Roberto's Über Hot Sauce
about 15 scotch bonnet peppers
4-5 carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1/2 cup cider vinegar
maybe a little sea salt, to taste

Purée all ingredients until no coarse bits remain.
This is a sauce to be used sparingly and deliciously.
To dilute add more cider vinegar.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Man Week, Oh Ten

gone fishin'
my father-in-law (in the fish camouflage)
catching the illusive Canadian Beer Fish

jim und päter


come on people

Jim is gone for his yearly Man Week, fishing with the patriarchs of his clan, bringing up the brightest and biggest of Canada's fishes from the the clear blue waters using the power of their MINDS. This is last year's proof, which looks quite nice, but no girls are allowed (with a backwards "S"). I'll never know what Lake Mantrap (it's real name) looks like unless we go up for Girl Week. Who's with me? We can do the most girly things imaginable...what do you think?

(In the meantime I'll be at the Brooklyn Flea tomorrow making girls look pretty with new bonbons and some new things in time for Father's Day)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

And Strawberries, along with everything else

In this life, in this summer, I only planted two strawberry plants. They are in with some very red nasturtium and some lavender. Sounds precious. And now every morning, if the wild animals aren't out, there are usually no more than two ripe ones, one for me and one for Jim. This morning there were four. And in this way, life is very very sweet, every morning. One night I made a little strawberry lavender sauce for our ice cream with a very red nasturtium on top. But I had to buy those strawberries from the farmers market. (I only have two little plants). And that's my strawberry story.