Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Midnight Turkey {+quiz}

I once co-hosted a Friendsgiving, to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, with my urban NYC tribe.

To paraphrase a friend, we drew on one another's cooking skills to round out (and heck, overstuff) the meal. The turkey was served at midnight, but it didn't matter - the city never sleeps!

To see our Midnight Turkey recipe, just head on over here. :)

Meantime, I've been tagged by Ginta at Hunting and Gathering and Hitomi Neko to answer the I Love Your Blog quiz! Thank you! Ginta has a lovely way of mixing terrific 2nd-hand finds with current pieces to create something utterly new. Hitomi says she's a blogging newbie, but I've already enjoyed her film reviews. :) Here goes...

1. Why did you create the blog? I may have mentioned this before, but because of my nomadic life, it was a way to feel more connected to faraway family & friends.

2. What kind of blogs do you follow? I love blogs by people who have a passion or just good fun writing about their joys!

3. Favorite makeup brand? I'm not terribly loyal, I'll try anything that sounds promising. :)

Jason Wu's Spring 2011 collection
4. Favorite clothing brand? My latest kick is Jason Wu. So classic and feminine.

5. Your indispensable makeup product? Burt's Bees lip balm.

6. Your favorite color? For clothes, lilacs, dusky roses and rich browns. For interiors, bright colours (one of my last apartments was completely in primary colours!) or soothing neutrals.

7. Your perfume? These days, very occasionally, Kiehl's musk. Before that, girly Flor (and I'm not that girly, even!).

8. Your favorite film? Most recently, the French film Lady Chatterley - not at all rubbishy, more like a sensitive love story with the exquisite Marina Hands as leading lady.

Verona, Italia
9. What country would you like to visit and why? I'm dying to return to Italy, and always wanted to visit an old friend in Norway (I owe her several trips!)

10. Make the last question and answer to yourself: What invention would help your life? Something that instantly transports me to any part of the world! And anything that makes me look like I get 8 hours of sleep & workout 2 hours everyday!;) XO

(Images via Channel4, newbatteri, Travel Holiday, Fragrantica, and Destination360.)

47 comments:

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Lovely to get to know more abt you, Jude! Agree~Jason Wu is so pretty!
xo

Signe said...

Mmm, turkey! Best thing ever!
And where does your friends in Norway live? So fun that you know someone in our tiny little country up North :)

justine said...

love reading more about you, I haven't tried the kheils musk - I love their stuff, just heading over to read your turkey recipe!

Rowena... said...

Cute quiz and fun turkey recipe! One can never go wrong with lots of lemon, rosemary and garlic! Don't forget italian grappa for a digestivo.

Zondra Art said...

I love reading more about you!
Big kisses.

Zondra Art said...

I love reading more about you!
Big kisses.

K and S said...

nice quiz! happy thanksgiving!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Oh Jude you're too funny - I'll take one of those inventions as well! I've also been wearing that musk as of late, just took a photo of it last week for a future post.

kirstyb said...

great post and just the word turkey has made me starving xxxxxx

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I want to see Lady Chatterly now!

I am hopefully going to Italy in March - fingers crossed!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh I'm a big friendsgiving person myself! And loved your answers. Fun! :)

Happy Tuesday, honey xoxo

Design Elements said...

love reading more about you

Diana Mieczan said...

For the past 8 years we also celebrate Friendsgivings as we are far from home and our families. We have a group of dear friends who are like family by now:)...I need to check out that recipe and sign me up for that amazing invention:)..I so wish I had one too...hahaha

Happy Tuesday,sweetie pie

Shoe Splurge said...

love this getting to know you more!! And I'd like that invention you spoke about!

http://shoesplurge.blogspot.com

lisa said...

What a great post Jude! I've worn Kiehl's Musk, for I am guessing 20 years or more. Love the stuff!

Have a wonderful day!

lisa.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Love getting to know more about you. And your midnight turkey group sounds like fun!

Pop Champagne said...

ohh i swear by my burt bees lip balm too! and yeah about brands, I'll try anything that looks great too :)

Jen said...

Ok, I just had to say that I LOVE your shower curtain comment! You're my kind of girl!! ;-)

Ginta said...

I agree about Burt's Bees lip balm I couldn't survive without one too! :)

My name is Renée. said...

Next year me and my friends will make a road trip to Italy! I love it there!

a whole lotta love said...

that last one is hilarious!! when you invent that, i'll buy one.

Rosie said...

What an interesting post, Jude! Great to learn a bit more about you! And I'll definitely check out the perfume - sounds good ;-) And thanks for your great contribution to our party! :-))

Annie said...

haha that would be one popular invention ;) So fun that you did a Thanksgiving with friends! I love that idea so much. Your whole Q&A was really fun.. I hope you get to Norway soon! xo

The Breakfast Lover said...

I like to know more aboute you!
I have never cooke turkey, its not so comon in Mallorca!

Fashion Meets Food said...

loved getting to know you better!

xo

Inez said...

I love those anwers, especially why you started your blog, it's a really good reason.
+ thanks for your really sweet comment <3
x

Amber Blue Bird said...

im going to look up that film, it looks interesting and I am a sucker for period dramas

Sandy a la Mode said...

loved getting to know you a little bit better hun~!!! :) i can't wait for thanksgiving turkey!!!

vintch said...

so great to learn more about you through this quiz! i love burts bees as well:) and those jason wu dresses! they are all so ruffly and beautiful.

your blog is one of my favorites-always so inspirational and insightful. i look forward to your posts!

City Girl said...

LOVE Burt's Bees... it's one of those little things I couldn't live without! It was fun getting to know you better =]

Kristin said...

Jason Wu rocks my world!

thelayeredpancake said...

i remember when burts bees was like my only makeup object!
I want to go to italy too.

Jessica said...

If you invent that machine, send one my way! ;-)

One of my friends is hosting a holiday feast in a couple of weeks - which will include a turkey. I'm convinced that he has no idea how to make one. I feel obligated to head to his place earlier and check in. ;-) No faith.

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Oh I want to go to Italy :). I'd actually just like to drink my way through it...dining...drinking...napping...

Claire Kiefer said...

Friendsgivings are the best. I miss my family a lot at Thanksgiving, so it makes it so nice to be surrounded by friends. I don't eat turkey (I don't eat meat), but I cook lots of delicious dishes like my mama's squash casserole, stuffing, cranberry sauce, greens, sometimes my nana's sweet potato souffle . . . delish!

Style, She Wrote said...

Great interview! That turkey looks yummy. My belly is growling for Thanksgiving dinner!

Bombay Beauty said...

when you find that instant teleporter let me know! i'll use it to head directly to enoteca in verona... xo bb

20 York Street said...

You've got Filipino heritage! That is so cool! Yes, that was tagalog and I'm hoping my Mom sees the message!

J, you're never too old to learn and I suspect you're not anywhere close to old! I had to learn french, one of the hardest languages in the world!

I've browsed and browsed through your archives - your blog is truly beautiful!

Nicole said...

Jude, your comments on my blog are always among the sweetest and most encouraging comments that are left. Thanks so much for sharing pieces of your heart with me! How did you endure FOUR years on a different continent from your sweetheart?! How often did you get to see each other?! What did you do on holidays away from family and friends?

Anyway, I'm so glad that you DID create this blog, because I absolutely love it!

Emma said...

Turkey @ midnight sounds like a fun Friendsgiving......love the quiz always nice to get introduced to new bloggers x Emma

Krystal said...

I think turkey at midnight would such a fun memory!!! and great interview answers...have an amaaaaazing holiday!

Vinda Sonata said...

Jason wu is amazing. his designs are daring and fresh, probably derived from his past skill as a dressmaker for dolls.

anyway, love the poster of the movie.
her eyes, her skin, her hair there shout nothing else but melancholy.:)

karen said...

Friendsgiving is the best. I hope that you have a happy Thanksgiving.

Amiana Li said...

I want one of those inventions (number 10) as well!!
:D

Oh, My Darling said...

It was so fun to read your responses to this quiz! Totally agreed on the Burt's Bees.

Anonymous said...

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