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I'm Chrysanthe Tenentes.

Co-Founder & Contributing Editor of Brooklyn Based, Co-Creator of The Shed Story Salon, previously Foursquare, outside.in, NBBC, Digital Dumbo.

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I bike most places, prefer dresses to pants, and sneeze in pairs.

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Can’t get enough ASTR lately. One half of this act used to teach great yoga classes at the studio where I go in the city, now I know why she has been too busy to be on the schedule lately… Start with this Drake cover and listen to their whole catalog. 


Some favorites from Of a Kind Collections

I’ve loved Of a Kind since they launched, perfectly curated limited-edition collections from independent clothing and accessories designers I want to own and wear nonstop.

I’ve discovered new brands through them, starting with Ace & Jig and hopefully not stopping anytime soon. Now on top of their daily editions, you can shop a full collection by Of a Kind-featured designers. No more searching all over for pieces from the hard-to-find designers they carry. Great news!

Here are a few picks from their new shop that are must haves:

Earslee fold-over wallet in whiskey

Ace & Jig Tea Coat and matching trousers

Dusen Dusen collared shirt

I can’t wait to see which collections launch in the future! 


Walter Dexel, Ohne Titel, 1969 via modcult.org

Walter Dexel, Ohne Titel, 1969 via modcult.org


Recipe: Kolokythokeftedes (Greek zucchini fritters)

Recipe (plus photos and stories) from Cassie, in Crete:

Kolokythokeftedes (Zucchini Fritters)

  • 1 zucchini
  • 50 g feta
  • yellow onion
  • mint
  • bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • olive oil

Roughly grate the zucchini, put in a colander, sprinkle with salt, and leave for two hours. Press the zucchini to drain the remaining water. Add 50 kg feta, roughly grated yellow onion, chopped mint, and bread crumbs. Fold once or twice. Add 2 large eggs. Add more bread crumbs until the mixture attains a sticky, but fairly dry, texture. 

Pat the mixture into patties about the size of your palm. Shallow fry in a pan with 1/4 inch of olive oil. 

head-to-toe flamingos

head-to-toe flamingos

Look to the shawls; let them show you the way. All night you’ve been ­anticipating their arrival on the Fleetwood Mac stage: the witchy moment when Stevie Nicks, that blonde chanteuse, abruptly dis­appears from view and, with a simple costume change she’s perfected over 35 years, reemerges a woman transformed, wrapped in fringed silk signaling a visitation by Rhiannon or Gold Dust Woman or the livid spurned lover of “Stand Back,” fine fabric unfurling from her delicate shoulders like the banner of an advancing army, heralding not just a song but the coming of an event. There may also be a wind machine, or perhaps you’re just imagining it. This was all to be expected, and somehow it still thrills. Twirling in the outstretched arms of Stevie Nicks, those shawls have magic in them.
— The opening of Jada Yuan’s incredible piece: Stevie Nicks, the Fairy Godmother of Rock. Read it, re-read it.
Lee Radziwill, 1972

Lee Radziwill, 1972


The year in cities, 2012

Places where I spent at least one night during the year:

New York, NY*

San Francisco, CA*

Brookline, MA*

Austin, TX*

Big Sur, CA

Portland, OR

Chicago, IL

Berlin, Germany*

Nice, France

Paris, France

Haverford, PA

Chappaqua, NY*

Liberty, NY

North Bennington, VT* (probably the most time I’ve spent at home since I moved away. Six trips!)

Montauk, NY

Milwaukee, WI (does not technically count since I did not spend the night but that’s probably the farthest I’ve traveled and back in one day)

Monroe, VA

Amagansett, NY

*multiple trips. 

2012. What. A. Year. Truly bittersweet. Happy to be onto a fresh page on the calendar but kind of in awe of everything that happened in one year.

(as an aside, I realized that I used to go through my moleskine datebook/google cal to compile this, whereas now I use instagram and foursquare check-in history to piece my year together) 


Stevie Nicks wearing a mini-skirt, performing Gold Dust Woman with Bob Welch

"It’s rare, not because she’s a guest at Bob Welch concert, but because she’s wearing a short skirt."