Saturday, December 29, 2007

d and s between the buttons...





s is for sarah and d is for damian... i know, it's so 50's but what can i say... i love my man...








Then i decided to sew the buttons on my favorite jean jacket...

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

christmas wrapping

Christmas 2007




Sonia made our Christmas card this year. I think it's amazing. She found an old photo from a JC Penny's catalog and with the magic of photo shop, the rest is history.



Christmas miami style...Mom's yearly light up nativity scene.



Christmas Dita!



Presents under the tree...



Damian surprised my roommate's and i with the biggest, prettiest christmas tree...



Christmas ginger bread cookies... I like the lil scarf on the one cookie dude...



Best ornament ever... Thank you, Damian...



MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

art basel 2007

Art Basel was a blur of art, color, food drinks, Iggy Pop and The stooges on the sand, family and friends . I overheard someone on the plane calling it the Walmart of art. This year it was bigger than ever and it was a little overwhelming at times. It was a good warm time.




















Thursday, November 29, 2007

one man's treasures is another man's...

It's amazing how many cool things New yorkers throw out. These are some of the treasures i've found on the curb.



Cool teal typewriter Damian found in our neighborhood!



Strange lil painted dude we found outside of a Chelsea gallery. I think it's street art, it might be worth a bunch some day.




Huge yellow arrow we found in Chelsea. We had to hail a cab to take this one home. Maybe we can use it for a photo shoot one day!



I always call Damian eagle eyes. He spotted these chairs while we were driving through our neighborhood. They now reside in my living room!


Other things we have found... One night Damian and i found crates of records on the curb in St. Mark's Place. We ended up with 125 lp's... Damian found a whole box of expired polaroid film... mannequins ... All i'm saying is "keep your eyes peeled"!
There are many treasures to be found and people are way too lazy to get rid of things properly.

Monday, November 26, 2007

I left my heart in arizona...

I hate when vacations come to an end. You get use to your new environment and the people around you. Though your ready to go back home you kind of have that feeling you would get on Sunday nights when you were little. Your weekend is over and you have to go back to school. Anyways, thats how it makes me feel. It's ok, I have a feeling i will be having more Arizona adventures in my future.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

adventures in pizza making

Another day in amazing, relaxing and warm Arizona.I must admit, I'm a little surprised at how much i like this place. Though i can't seem to get use to getting shocked by everything i touch and the dry air is a little tough on the skin. Today we made pizzas in the stone pizza oven Mr. and Mrs. G. have in the back yard. We got the pizza dough from a local pizzeria, rolled out the dough ourselves and added tons of delicious toppings. I think our pizza was the best... caramelized onions, sundried tomatoes, kalamata olives and a sprinkle of cheese.







Chuck showing off his high school pizza throwing skills.

Honorable mention goes to Nick and Sarah G. for their fig, caramelized onion, gorgonzola pizza.

Friday, November 23, 2007

coyote cup 2007

The Genuardi clan has a Thanksgiving / Arizona tradition called the Coyote cup. It started off as a golf competition and this years has grown to include golf, tennis, thanksgiving dinner and table settings and costumes ( my fave).





I was the official Coyote Cup photographer cause i can't play golf.





Next was the tennis competition. Once again i don't do tennis but i did wear a cute tennis outfit.



Damian catching some air...



We made up some costume points with our impromptu pool side outfits. I'm wearing one of my mom's old dresses which she bought in Jamaica in the early 8o's...amazing!





The Coyote Cup honor went to Catherine.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

tofurky day

Damian and i were in charge of the table decorations this year. We decided to make these place cards with everyones initials on them and then tie them to a gourd or corn husk. Everyone was impressed with the table setting and i must thank Martha Stewart's craft line for the stamps and rub on letters.



D is for Damian...




Here they are all ready to go...




The lovely Thanksgiving table...



Joy made these adorable menus...



I made the Tofurky...



The Thanksgiving spread. I had succotash for the first time and have a brand new appreciation for Brussels Sprouts...



Then we enjoyed some fine cognac by the fire...



Then we played some music with the kiddies... What a perfect day...

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

desert rose

Today we had fun with nature. We took walks in the desert and did some off-roading. Our Mamiya came along for the ride and we took some great photos.




majestic saguaros



Then we drove around the desert and got lost on some steep, winding, mountain roads. We found this area where there had been a desert fire and took some photos with our Mamiya.





My first Arizona sunset. Damian's parents said it wasn't a good one but i thought she was just fine...