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  • Lorenzo Villoresi Classic Fragrance: Patchouli mixed with Vetiver

    January 30th, 2012

      Mary Ellen Mark (the photographer) smelt divine when I was on a shoot with her for the film, Stoker. I asked her what she was wearing and this is it. xo Nic   “Based in Florence, Italy, in a 15th century family palazzo, Lorenzo Villoresi perfumes are made by hand, according to traditional methods. Expertly [&hellip
  • Darrell-Lea Licorice

    January 27th, 2012

      Always on my list! xo Nic   Darrell-Lea soft-eating licorice is one of the most beloved confections in Australia. After years of tinkering with his recipe, Harry Lea developed the perfect slow-eating licorice. Rich in sweetness and flavor, with a signature chewy texture, it melts slowly in the mouth to the delight of kids [&hellip
  • Jane Eyre

    January 25th, 2012

      I just worked with Mia Wasikowska and she is so so talented. Her performance is Jane Eyre is gorgeous. Xo Nic   Mia Wasikowska stars as Jane Eyre in the film directed by Cary Joji and co-starring Michael Fassbender. Fans might also know Mia Wasikowska from her portrayal of Alice in Tim Burton’s Alice [&hellip
  • Pavlova (an Aussie dessert)

    January 23rd, 2012

      Whenever we make this for people they always flip out. xo Nic   A beloved dessert in Australia and New Zealand, Pavlova is made from meringue, fresh fruit and cream. It’s named after Anna Pavlova, the Russian ballerina. Legend has it that the dessert was created in honor of her tour of the region [&hellip
  • Organic Stumptown Coffee

    January 19th, 2012

      I stumbled across a little Espresso Bar in New York in December, and discovered this delicious organic coffee. xo Nic   A Portland institution since 1999, Stumptown Coffee Roasters deals in farm-direct, artisan coffee. Certified organic, all varietals of Stumptown Coffee are grown by family farmers all over the world. The Stumptown Coffee buyer [&hellip