Archive for May 2014

This corner.


Is it me, or has the kitchen become a giant cavern with barstools? And huge chalkboards. Listen, if you need a chalkboard to lay out the entire week of children’s activities and art camps and “crafting” you live in the wrong country. Come to my château. We churn butter and knit. My kids are HAPPY. Also, that marble island is the size of a Steinway grand and I can’t reach the pain au chocolate. It’s making me nervous. Your two-hundred pound pendants belong at Carnegie Hall. Let’s reassess.

Here is the lovely spot where Giselle makes our food at le château. It’s small. And efficient. Really, it’s just six copper pots and a cutting board. She can whip up a lot in this humble space. More than you can create with whatever the hell this thing is. Really? You should not be able to toast a croissant, warm sausage and make a cup of coffee in the SAME APPLIANCE, you lazy assholes.

At half past nine this morning, we were served tarragon omelette, radish tartines and, of course, a pot of Carte Noire. Just a typical Tuesday morning, loves. That’s all there is. There isn’t any more.


  1. Danette said...

    Moins est plus.

    May 27, 2014 at 7:35 pm
  2. Therese said...

    College kids need lazy appliances, Madeline. Brains still forming…

    May 27, 2014 at 8:37 pm
  3. Dani S. said...

    I had a stale strawberry Poptart for breakfast. Feeling pretty good.

    May 27, 2014 at 9:34 pm
  4. Jamie Fure said...

    Madeline. Subway tile is still cool. RIGHT? I just remodeled and now I’m confused.

    May 27, 2014 at 9:55 pm
  5. Helen Seely said...

    I have one copper pot. But I never use it because it’s a bitch to clean. I love your blog!

    May 27, 2014 at 10:13 pm
  6. Rana S. said...

    Is that a dead chicken in a bag or are you just hanging dough?

    May 28, 2014 at 9:18 am
  7. Gabrielle Lacoure said...

    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

    May 28, 2014 at 3:17 pm
  8. Petra Lenz said...

    I want countertops like yours. Something made of wood that’s two hundred years old. I’ll jam my Global knives into them and laugh with glee.

    May 28, 2014 at 5:21 pm
  9. Whitney Schuver said...

    I just saw a giant Eiffel tower in somebody’s foyer courtesy of Restoration Hardware. I cried.

    May 28, 2014 at 5:47 pm
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