Nothing at the Classic induces more excitement than Saturday night's big ticket, the Best New Chefs Dinner. It was my favorite event last year for a multitude of reasons: superb flavor combinations, a jaw-dropping view of the mountains at sunset, fantastic energy, and the best people-watching in the world. The annual by-invitation-only event was opened up to the public this year, which meant lots of crowds, but the opportunity to meet and eat with trendsetters still made it all worthwhile. Here, you'll get to know this year's Best New Chefs and their signature dishes.
Fashion In 50 Seconds 12/30/08 A New Hotelier, Blackbird Goes E-Commerce, American Apparel Strips, Fall 2009 Predictions
Rumor has it Erin Fetherston is getting into the hotel business. A tipster revealed that Fetherston might like to do such things in Asia. Makes sense.
WWD reports on rampant conservatism in fashion. Fall 09 just got a whole lot less interesting. Well...there's always Paris.
Part of the reason I love to be outside is because of the astounding wildlife I get to observe, especially birds. The end of the summer is a great time to catch glimpses of all types of birds getting ready to migrate to warmer places. I love bringing binoculars along when I hike so if a hawk or some geese fly overhead, I can get a closer look.
This play list is in honor or those gorgeous winged creatures. When I look up and see them, I think about what it must be like to soar overhead and gaze down at our beautiful earth. It makes me feel small in a way, and it reminds me to appreciate the important things in life.
"Blackbird" - Sarah McLachlan, 2:20
"And Your Bird Can Sing" - The Beatles, 2:01
"I'm like a Bird" - Nellie Furtado, 4:06
"Bye Bye Blackbird" - Ray Charles, 3:30
"Little Bird" - Annie Lennox, 4:37
"Rockin' Robin" - Jackson 5, 2:33
"Broken Wings" - Rick Springfield, 4:06
"Noah's Dove" - 10,000 Maniacs, 4:31
"I Saw a Bird Flyaway" - Dar Williams, 2:51
"Free Bird" - Lynyrd Skynyrd, 9:09
"Winter's Come and Gone" - Gillian Welch, 2:14
"Redtail Hawk" - Joules Graves, 3:53
Total PLOW = 44:52