Monthly Archives: July 2009

How You Know That Time Is Passing


I love to cook. I’ve been buying stuff to cook with for 30 years. As such, and as a Californian besides, I’ve always looked for the best ingredients. Going to Asian markets for actual Chinese long beans. Googling aji amarillo to find out where I might buy Peruvian chiles in the Bay Area. (Failing but [...]

High WASP Entertaining, Online Invitations Finale


I’m not alone in this online invitations wave. Just the other day even Abby at Style Me Pretty (on her way to challenging Martha, no?) posted a digital save the date. Offbeat Bride has another one here. These are video. You see, in the case of video, the tool set is already in the hands [...]

What Shoes To Wear With Khaki?


I can’t go on and on about how khaki without proposing some solutions to the shoe problem. It wouldn’t be responsible. Not the done thing. Shoes For Khaki by High WASP featuring Old Navy Because khaki was, originally, military, I recommend that you stay away from navy. Stay away from green. Shun primaries. Shoes with [...]

High WASP Entertaining, If Online Invitations Were Perfect


Just imagine if online invitations were layered, interactive, beautiful, evocative. (Given that I am not a visual designer, the imagination part is key.) Imagine that there are designers out there and you love their stuff. That part’s not hard. For example, Erin at inkOBSESSIONdesigns. I think her graphics are adorable. This birdie, for one.My personal [...]

High WASP Entertaining, The Artifacts


The question is, when to bring out the artifacts? For example, Should we put guacamole in this? Too small. Camellias? Maybe. Nuts? Too big unless someone REALLY loves Brazil nuts. But it’s yours. And it’s family. And it’s pretty. So you bring it, and its peers, out along with the grapevine glazed platters from Crate [...]

Tag, 6 Things That Make High WASPs Happy


Ashley at Paisley and Pearls tagged me to list 6 things that make me happy. How about 6 things that make the High WASP in me happy? 1. Cooking chicken in Le Creuset on an old stove . We like Le Creuset because they’ve been around forever. Because their pots are made from comforting and [...]

Saturday Morning At 7:02am


All day meeting yesterday for my job that plays peekaboo. Mostly boo at this point. Another meeting today. I’m stiff from sitting for hours. Listening to business stories. Still tough times. We’re well-run. Tightly run. We have a great strategy. And were surprised by the extent of the economic events of last fall. Our strategy [...]

Since We’re Friends…


If I really needed to call this khaki, you’d let me, right? Such a benign form of madness. No harm, no foul. The small and the innocent are safe. All is still right when you wake up in the darkness. I knew you’d understand. ImageMiu Miu via style.com P.S. And no I wouldn’t wear black [...]

Online Invitations Continued, Pingg Gets Closer


In the inexorable march towards premium online invitations, pingg takes huge steps. Oh I am sorry. Can’t you tell I’ve done marketing writing for a living from time to time? Anyway, I want to show you that much of what we don’t like about Evite is in fact being solved. Meet pingg.com. Above is their [...]

High WASP Entertaining, Yes, The Online Invitation Is The Way Of The Future


The online invitation is the way of the future. There. I’ve said it. But, we aren’t there yet. The state of online invitations is currently defined by Evite. To the point where people use the word “Evite” to mean online invitation. Like Kleenex meaning tissue stored in a box to blow your nose with. People [...]