Team Work: Leica + Hermes

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Seriously, Leica?   Does it get anymore gorgeous than this?   This classic M7 35mm gets the special treatment with a silver chrome finish and thanks to Hermes, a choice of either orange or tan calfskin leather.   Orange please!  This beauty can be delivered to your doorstep in a linen-covered, silk-lined box for a mere £8,550 (about $14,250).

*via engadget

Discovered: Ice Melts. Whisky Rocks.

1 We're big fans of whiskey.  I like Oban and D prefers a Lagavulin.  So when I came across these Whiskey Stones design by Teroforma, I was pretty darn excited.   Made out of natural soapstone from Vermont, they take advantage of the fact that soapstone has a unsual ability to conduct and retain coldness, making it a perfect solution for chilling our whiskey without watering it down.  Can't wait to give them a try.

moment: Evan's birthday brunch

20090807_portland_360 On a perfect Tuesday morning we enjoyed:

Homemade Watermelon Agua Fresca Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice Siphoned Courier Coffee Moo's famous banana bread Local blueberry scones Chocolate chip scones with an espresso glaze Olive oil granola Local blueberries, blackberries and raspberries Creamy papas con chiles Homemade tortillas! Scrambled eggs with queso fresca Carlton Farms Bacon Pico de gallo Guacamole

Quotable: A Moveable Feast

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"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty  feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans." -Ernest Hemingway

Next weekend I will be on the South Shore of Massachusetts enjoying some of these beauties myself.