Archive | June, 2010

Shave Ice

18 Jun
Photo: NYT

Popular the world over in many incarnations, shave ice is poised to finally claim its rightful place in the upper echelons of refreshing summer treats. Gourmands are taking to to streets and bringing this once humble, albeit DayGlo, staple of the pushcart vendor to the hippest establishments. Lindsay Laricks of Kansas City’s delightful Fresher than Fresh, sells her all-natural snow cones out of a 1957 Shasta trailer at local markets and art openings.

With so many different flavor combos waiting to be tried and tested, it looks like I’ll be making these all summer! I’m envisioning lavender-lemon-lime-sea salt, blackberry-basil-cracked pepper, vanilla bean-ginger-almond…

Do you have any recipe ideas?


Festival Style

15 Jun

Would that I were Charlotte Gainsbourg, expertly navigating the festival circuit with boxes of Balenciaga. Alas, Mr. Ghesquière cannot play fairy godmother to us all! Instead, we mere mortals must maneuver the mud and music on our own.

Inspired by the V Magazine spread “Kate Moss and the Gypsies,”

Here’s the Coulter Curated Guide to Festival Style:

  1. See by Chloé Ruffle Eyelet Peasant Blouse
  2. Ann Demeulemeester Leather Waste Coat
  3. Earthlover Hemp Rucksack
  4. Kenneth Cole Fedora
  5. Top Shop Hot Pants
  6. Jeffrey Campbell Combat Boots
  7. Ann Demeulemeester Feather Necklace
  8. Oliver Peoples for Balmain Sunglasses

P.S. Download the free ‘NPR Music At Bonnaroo’ sampler!

Love from Bonnaroo: Mumford and Sons, Dave Rawlings Machine, Old Crow Medicine Show, John Prine, and Kris Kristofferson! This music fills my soul!

Music Playlist at

Travel Style

4 Jun
For Him:
  • Mulberry Hand Clipper
  • The Art of Shaving Travel Kit
  • Asprey Flask
  • Canon Digital SLR
  • Hermes Portfolio
  • Tom Ford Sunglasses
  • Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
  • iPhone
  • Bose Noise Canceling Headphones
For Her:
  • Louis Vuitton SC Bag
  • Louis Vuitton iPad Case
  • iPad
  • Bvlgari Cashmere Travel Throw
  • Newbark Flats
  • Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Color
  • Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerit Yourcenar

Gone are the days of café society, when bright young things stole away to Europe with monogrammed steamer trunks aboard transatlantic ocean liners. But that doesn’t mean the modern jet set can’t still travel in style. Think the jungle patterned statement luggage designed by Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton in The Darjeeling Limited.

Whether you’re heading to Capri for the Sun, Gstaad for the snow, or Paris for the shows, you will want to travel with ease and effortless style. I love the elegance of a classic hard-back suitcase, but nothing beats the laid back cool of a supple leather duffel.