Hello, World!

I love being able to work on both coasts- all I need is an apron and a knife, and maybe the Bartlett truck in town on Nantucket for my fresh vegetables and fruit.

"Let them eat cake"

   I first discovered Caroline's cakes at my friend Ashley McDermotts house in Nantucket. It was so good that I ordered my self my very own birthday cake from them! At Caroline's cakes you can order half of two of their delicious cakes and they will ship it to you in one of their signature red tins. I got half the classic caramel cake, which is what they are known for and the infamous coconut cake. Not only do they look beautiful displayed on a cake plate but both were scrumptious. I used my vintage cake breaker (a birthday gift from my good friend Sally Horchow from Current Vintage) to cut the cake. This cake breaker is one of my favorite birthday presents yet.

Find of the week. Fashion for a cause

  On a recent trip I took to Nantucket I came across these bracelets and immediately bought a bunch for myself and as gifts for friends and family. Erica Wilson Nantucket works together with the women in Djenné, Mali providing them with a viable means of support and are sold to raise funds for L'Empire des Enfants, a school for homeless children in Dakar, Senegal. You can purchase them at http://www.ericawilson.com/maliBracelets.html#

Find of the Week

I just discovered these great bags by Stephanie Johnson. With out even knowing, the print I picked is called Nantucket Natural, I subconsciously gravitate towards anything Nantucket. She offers a wide variety of patterns and shapes including traveler bags and iPAD cases. I like to get as much use out of a single item as I can. This weekend I am using my LAURA Large Trapezoid cosmetic bag as a clutch for a wedding I'm attending. I like to throw my phone, pens, stickies and change into the IRIS Small Box and of course one of my personalized sharpies, you never know when an idea will hit me! See picture below. There's a million uses for these bags, be creative!


  I love lobster! Who doesn’t? Since the lobster truck started in LA I have been obsessed! It’s not always easy to catch the truck so when I was walking down 3rd street in West Hollywood and spotted it you can imagine how thrilled I was. Being an East coaster, my love for lobster started at a very young age and continues on. Megan, an old Nantucket friend, who happened to be visiting from New York said, “some things never change!” and she is right! A couple years ago when my good friend Matt Coffin from Machius, Maine aka the “Blueberry Capital of the World” introduced me to crab rolls, I began my love affair with them too. Guess what, the Lobsta Truck has crab rolls too! My husband Stevie has actually started referring to me as the seafood whore. I love everything from clams to caviar! So for you LA based lobster and crab lovers out there, check out their schedule at Lobsta Truck.

Lulu's Lobster Rolls

Serves 8

1 cup mayo 1/4 cup chopped fresh tarragon 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 shallots, minced 1 teaspoon sugar Juice of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper 4 cups (2 pounds) cooked lobster meat 8 hot dog buns, toasted

In a medium bowl, combine the mayonnaise, tarragon, garlic, shallots, sugar, lemon, salt and pepper. Place the lobster meat in a separate bowl and add as much of the mayonnaise mixture as you like. It purely a matter of taste, so mix carefully and adjust the proportions as desired. Spoon the lobster salad into the toasted hot dog bun.