On the subject of loves...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009



These are all courtesy of one of my sister’s favorite places to have lunch. It was the best break I’ve had all week (thank you Anna!)





Also, I’m working on a mixed cd for my friend Louie and am having such a hard time making it. Haven’t made a mix in years. The video (below) is track number three (so far)… such happiness. Whenever I make a tape I remember one of my favorite quotes from the film High Fidelity: Now, the making of a good compilation tape is a very subtle art. Many do's and don'ts. First of all you're using someone else's poetry to express how you feel. This is a delicate thing. (Very true don’t you think? )



Last, but definitely not least:



Above (right to left): Diana of Our.City.Lights has the most lovely holiday inspired photography posted in her etsy shop, and Sam of Matou en Peluche has this wonderful new print in her shop entitled ‘Bianca’ (perfectly named isn’t she?). Also, Rebecca of the Clothes Horse is hosting a giveaway of Anna of Much Love’s work and Lady Thirty is giving away this adorable tote… be sure to enter today!

Hope you’re having a good week!

46 comments:

lancelonie said...

That's a very nice video clip you made. I also like the song. What's that? It sounds so cool and fun!

I like the images, too. Cheers! :)

Ladyulia said...

Ouuugh,,,
umake me hungry
^_^

Keith said...

You made me so hungry with this post. That food looks so delicious. Great post. Hope you had a nice day. Cheers!

emma wallace said...

Oh, the pomegranate picture is poetry! Loved all the loves. And now I'm craving sushi...

Elizabeth Marie said...

Yummmy! That looks so good! And I adore the High Fidelity quote! So very true, indeed!!

Such a lovely post, as usual!

Sam said...

Thank you for including me in your favourites sweet heart!! Always so flattered - you have no idea! .. and in such good company too!!

Love your sushi shots - a fine piece of Japanese sushi is a thing of beuty I think - and very true words spoken by Mr Hornby there - terrific movie that! I actually only appreciated it the second time I saw it for some reason...

I will watch your music clip when I get home...I'm at work (booo!).. So glad you're opnline again!! Have a lovely evening...Sam.XOXO

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Love your favorites Gabbi!
We have such talented bloggers with wonderful things to share...Sam's ladies always make me feel so joyful!
xo*

Kelley Anne said...

Oh I love that movie! And I do agree about mixed tapes as well. My brother, sister and I make mixed cd's for one another quite frequently. He used to design cd covers for us individually and spend months putting together the right playlists to suit our tastes and open us up to new music. It was always such a wonderful gift. I'm sure with the deliberation you're putting into yours it will be superb!

Diana said...

I love the scene in high fidelity where he says a mixed tape is like an art and i know what you mean!

i'm still on the lookout for dairy free frozen yogurt but your pics *almost* make me give in!

Thank you so much for your support!! I just got sam's order in the mail and it's amazing to see other's work, too!

Certain Creatures said...

That quote is so true!
I really like that song! So great to listen to in the car :)
I haven't made a cd mix in ages either.. I actually find it quite tricky because to create a good mix there has to be some balance and some symetry..
mmmmm and I Love sushi! it is so scrumptious yummy yummy!
have a happy day
Fran

Mondo said...

Love it what a piece of perfect pop - and food looks fab, what sort of restaurant was it Gabbi? I use Ableton for my comps, but have you tried Audicity software (it's a freebie too)for mix/comp's? It allows you too overlap/crossfade the ends and starts of tracks, andor

Hey Harriet said...

Oooh there's lovely Bianca again. I just spotted her in Sydney a few minutes ago! She gets around ;)

I love making mix CDs for friends. Have fun compiling yours. I'm sure it will be perfect! If your friend is a friend of Jack Black, be careful about including any Belle & Sebastian tracks on there! (My fave scene from High Fidelity was the Belle & Sebastian crazy rant. Even though I like B&S!)

miriam said...

what a treat, great video too!

and oooh, the blogosphere is full of fantastic giveaways. sweet!

thereddeer said...

mmmm making me hungry!

abril en paris said...

Wonderfull things ..! I'm hungry..
Nunca dejo de asombrarme por tu buen gusto.
Kisses.

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous pictures! I especially love the light fixture in that first one.

Oooh, I haven't made a mixed CD in so long - but I did just bring out a bunch of old ones from years past. Yesterday I was listening to one I made and trying to figure out what time in my life it was by the songs. So fun! And I love that quote. :)

Couture Carrie said...

Delicious post, darling! Those food pics are exquisite, and I love Sam and Lady Thirty's work so!

xoxox,
CC

La chica said...

Qué tiempos aquellos en los que los novios te regalaban cintas con su música favorita. Qué bien que recuperes ese arte perdido.

Down and Out Chic said...

your sister certainly made you some good looking food. now i'm hungry all over again!

Iva said...

that food looks sooo amazing!!!! :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

I'm quite hungry after viewing this post - those pictures are absolutely divine. And thank you for more Little Joy. I first heard of her from your blog last week, and I'm now obsessed - love her sound! :)

Anonymous said...

Jo, get yourself to a doctor quick - like that?

Anonymous said...

still fascinating the pants off you is it?!

Anonymous said...

never phone me again, you are sick!

Anonymous said...

jo and dave are sick - time for a check up

yiqin; said...

Ah I want sushi ^^

boots said...

wow that pomegranate looks delish.

Emily said...

I'm loving that light fixture in the restaurant decor pic! How fun would it be to own one (or several!) :)

Great quote, and yes, very true. Sometimes I'll just whip up a mixed cd for long drives consisting of a random mish-mash with no particular rhyme or reason. (This is when I don't feel like toting along a boat load of cds.) Other times, though, I revel in the ''subtle art'' of mix making and all the meticulous fussing that goes into making sure it's just right.

Clorivak said...

I LOVE making mixes!! I sometimes take 12 hours to make one..There definite is an art to it, I've alway identified with that quote from High Fidelity. You seem to have very good taste in tunes!!!

And that food does look incredible. You always have delicious posts for all the senses. :)

Lady Thirty said...

nice post :D
thank you for the link and I wish you good luck in the giveaway :)

take care!
xoxo

Leah said...

Loving all your loves... and I'm kinda hungry now... craving for sushi.

Hanako66 said...

what a gorgeous post...the photographs are gorgeous!

muchlove said...

mmm.. sushi!!! yum yum!

thank you for mentioning the giveaway :D

Chrisy said...

That quote about making a mixed tape is precious!

TERI REES WANG said...

I have a love/hate relationship with mixed-music-media.

I love that it is a great opportunity to reveal something of yourself in sound-track-story-form, especially as gifted to another.

On the other hand...I hate that there is usually some horrible misstep in the delivery. Either by some random, off-set song that detracts from the mood, or over-kill by playing the same song more than once.

Stéphanie said...

Thank you for this fabulous post !

Anika said...

Yum, looks delish.
And the photographs are fab!

Agree with Keith, I'm craving sushi now. Or sashimi. Yummmm.

ONiC said...

too much food porn. duh its night alredy here, i feel hungry cause of this

Clau! said...

Love giveaways ;) Thanks for sharing!!!

Winnie said...

Lovely photos...the sushi looks yummy! My favourite place to eat at the moment is a little Japanese restaurant too.

I love the mixtape idea!

LiLu said...

That tote is ADORAMABLE!

Kristin said...

Diana is ridiculously talented and sweet. I heart her so!

Anonymous said...

It's not bad waiting for a mix-cd either. The anticipation. The wonder. The eagerness to hear New, NEW music.

And then the decoding. The clumsy, impossible-to-prove decoding of every song and every song's position on the track list.

I take a note from Freud: Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar and sometimes a song is just a song.

LHR

sealaura said...

your friend louie is so lucky to be getting a mix from you. I always enjoy the selections you put on your blog. your collages are always so gorgeous, so I can only imagine your mix will be amazing. i loved making them as a kid, usually from taped songs off the radio! KISSFM KROQ LOL!

Polished Sense said...

That sushi looks so de-lish!

♥,
Jessica

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