August 23: Is there anything better than prosciutto di parma and gruyere on crackers? Answer: NO.
(Rachel Garbade)

August 23: Is there anything better than prosciutto di parma and gruyere on crackers? Answer: NO.

(Rachel Garbade)

August 22: I had a crazy Friday night. I went to…IKEA!!! I’m living in a house this coming school year so it’s important that I furnish it well. Many many pictures of the house will soon be on this blog.
(Rachel Garbade)

August 22: I had a crazy Friday night. I went to…IKEA!!! I’m living in a house this coming school year so it’s important that I furnish it well. Many many pictures of the house will soon be on this blog.

(Rachel Garbade)

August 21: This afternoon I walked around Chelsea with my friend Erica. I pretty much introduced her to the wide world of Chelsea art galleries. It was very fun explaining to her how galleries work and answering all her questions about the art world. I tend to walk around galleries and art museums alone most of the time, so it’s always a treat to have someone next to me to ooh and ash with and communicate our distress when we see a pile of thrift store tee shirts on a table that is classified as art.

(Rachel Garbade)

August 21: Does anyone know why there were a plethora of inflatable animals in the Hudson River near the Village on Thursday?
(Rachel Garbade)

August 21: Does anyone know why there were a plethora of inflatable animals in the Hudson River near the Village on Thursday?

(Rachel Garbade)

August 20: When I don’t know what to photograph I often walk around my house for a while, looking for a nice looking plant or some nice lighting. But today I realized I should just photograph my house! Here’s a picture of my bedroom window. 
(Rachel Garbade)

August 20: When I don’t know what to photograph I often walk around my house for a while, looking for a nice looking plant or some nice lighting. But today I realized I should just photograph my house! Here’s a picture of my bedroom window. 

(Rachel Garbade)

August 19: Not pictured: the number of times I ran screaming from this mint plant as a bee chased me away. Pictured: a lovely little bee not disturbing me.
(Rachel Garbade)

August 19: Not pictured: the number of times I ran screaming from this mint plant as a bee chased me away. Pictured: a lovely little bee not disturbing me.

(Rachel Garbade)

August 18: Today my dear friend Jackie visited me! We walked around the reservoir in the morning and then went into my cute little suburban downtown. We sat in the park reminiscing about the past and expressing anxiety about the future, while the sun shined down on us and the wind gently flew through our hair. Oh those summer days…
(Rachel Garbade)

August 18: Today my dear friend Jackie visited me! We walked around the reservoir in the morning and then went into my cute little suburban downtown. We sat in the park reminiscing about the past and expressing anxiety about the future, while the sun shined down on us and the wind gently flew through our hair. Oh those summer days…

(Rachel Garbade)

August 17: Your eyes do not deceive you, my friends. There is icing inside those cookies.
(Rachel Garbade)

August 17: Your eyes do not deceive you, my friends. There is icing inside those cookies.

(Rachel Garbade)

August 16: If you eat pizza, it is a fact that if you also eat salad the calories are negated.
(Rachel Garbade)

August 16: If you eat pizza, it is a fact that if you also eat salad the calories are negated.

(Rachel Garbade)

August 16: When my sister comes home for the weekend it is a well known fact that we are about to be introduced to some new culinary genius that she found on a blog somewhere in the past few weeks. Tonight, she made us pizza with caramelized onions, goat cheese, prosciutto, and a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette. It was delicious. Here are a few photos from the process, from placing the goat cheese to achieving the perfect Instagram.

(Rachel Garbade)

August 15: Perhaps you noticed my earrings in yesterday’s photo? Well I’m in love with their minimalism. 
(Rachel Garbade)

August 15: Perhaps you noticed my earrings in yesterday’s photo? Well I’m in love with their minimalism. 

(Rachel Garbade)

August 14: I’ve heard all artists are supposed to make self portraits. So, here’s my first try. I gotta say focusing the camera and framing the shot was a bit difficult when all I had to use was a make up mirror strategically placed behind my camera. Oh and, #nomakeup. 
(Rachel Garbade)

August 14: I’ve heard all artists are supposed to make self portraits. So, here’s my first try. I gotta say focusing the camera and framing the shot was a bit difficult when all I had to use was a make up mirror strategically placed behind my camera. Oh and, #nomakeup. 

(Rachel Garbade)

August 13: I secretly make my friends come with me to museums just so I can secretly photograph them. Shh. Don’t tell!
(Rachel Garbade)

August 13: I secretly make my friends come with me to museums just so I can secretly photograph them. Shh. Don’t tell!

(Rachel Garbade)

August 12: I’ve spent most of my summer in the search for good art and good food. So today, I was once again on the search for food art. But, this time I went to the Livingston Mall to find it. There was art, everywhere! I’m completely obsessed with ArtEverywhereUS.

(Rachel Garbade)

August 11: This is pretty much how I spend my days now. I kick off my Birkenstocks, open a book or magazine, and lounge outdoors. It’s a pretty chill life.
(Rachel Garbade)

August 11: This is pretty much how I spend my days now. I kick off my Birkenstocks, open a book or magazine, and lounge outdoors. It’s a pretty chill life.

(Rachel Garbade)