I have fond memories of a family vacation to southern Spain some ten years ago, particularly of Seville. It was springtime, and the city was perfumed with orange blossoms; during a sudden gust of wind, little oranges would come loose from the trees and rain down on the terraces. This recipe, taken from the October 1993 issue's "Cooking with Cinnamon" feature, incorporates the succulent flavors of oranges and raisins, while the Sherry in the sauce gives it an unmistakably Spanish flair.Read More
After five hours of watching movies, you'd think your brain would be too fried to contemplate anything other than a stroll around the block. Yet we were buzzing when we emerged around midnight from a fantastic double feature of The Odessa File and The Day of the Jackal at the newly-renovated Quad Cinema. Both adaptations of Fredrick Forsyth's thrillers, the movies were packed with enough suspense and intrigue to keep you watching well into witching hour, but it was the fashions in both films that really had my mind going - particularly The Day of the Jackal. And this is how I came to take some spring style cues from the character hired to assassinate French President Charles de Gaulle.Read More
Two of my favorite things happen in April: spring flowers and the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Anyone who knows me knows how much I adore the New York Rangers ice hockey team. More specifically, they know how much I love the Ranger’s Swedish goaltender, Henrik Lundqvist.
The Rangers are fighting their way through Round One of the playoffs, and their erratic playing -- swinging from brilliant to horrible in a 24 hr span -- has called for drinks to both celebrate and sulk with.Read More
Next month The Melangerie will hit its one year anniversary (!), and we’d like to recognize this milestone by also congratulating Monocle Magazine on its 10-year anniversary. Monocle’s influence in the creation and curation of The Melangerie cannot be overstated. With that in mind, we wanted to create a small ode to the magazine and the many ways that it has and continues to inspire us.
In an era of digital content distribution, it’s rare to find a print publication that can a. survive, and b. successfully navigate a balance between analog and digital. Monocle has done both. The magazine was created in 2007 by entrepreneur and Financial Times columnist Tyler Brûlé, whose interests in global affairs, art and design, and business are reflected in Monocle’s content. Some have described the magazine as Vanity Fair--meets--Foreign Policy, but I don’t think that description captures the sheer breadth of topics that Monocle covers. Not to mention its commitment to the design and distribution of its content.
Here are a few of our favorite things about Monocle and how it’s inspired our site:Read More
I spent this past weekend shoving winter into boxes and sticking it in the back of my closet. I never do much in the way of spring cleaning, but there’s something about putting away my winter clothes and sprucing up my apartment that always leaves me feeling refreshed and energized.
In January, Alexandra celebrated the new year with the completion of her epic bathroom remodeling, which is never an easy task in a NYC apartment. Her renovation inspired me to make some changes to my own bathroom to make it feel a little more luxurious. While I couldn’t do a full bathroom renovation, I found a few small hacks that helped me turn an otherwise boring space into something indulgent and useful. It’s amazing what you can do with a couple turkish towels and fresh flowers.Read More
Despite fundamental differences between the American and European film production models—free-market profitability versus state-supported culture—the desire for transatlantic projects is stronger than ever before. The opportunities for the two production models to converge, and the related challenges and successes, were the subject of a March 2nd panel hosted by French in Motion, UniFrance and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, as part of the annual “Rendez-Vous with French Cinema” series.Read More