• The Grand Budapest Hotel Trailer

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    Rejoice, Wes Anderson fans, rejoice. Our favorite director and conspirator of worlds quirky and eclectic, has recently released the trailer for his latest work “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” The ensemble comedy about a hotel concierge who strikes up a friendship with a lobby boy at the ritzy hotel at which they work in 1920s Europe is fantastically rich (the mustaches are a nice touch). It might be his most ambitious film to date. Anderson enlists a star-powered cast of Ralph Fiennes, Adrien Brody, Jeff Goldblum, Willem Defoe, Jude Law, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, and usual suspects Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, and Jason Schwartzman. “The Grant Budapest Hotel” is set to release March 7, 2014. Which Wes Anderson film is your favorite?

    Sep 18, 2013 | Permalink (11) View/Leave Comments

    Alex left a comment on 11/3/2013 at 4:21 AM:

    @ Dylan Russell:

    A 12 year old kid listening to The Creation? Can you get any cooler than that? I’m in my 40s now, and I started listening to The Creation when I was about 17… And they were far before my time too! Same with The Faces, The Kinks, The Who or The Beach Boys whose music can be found on several Wes Anderson film soundtracks.

    Keep it up, young man. Your music taste is red with purple flashes! ;-)


    Brian left a comment on 10/30/2013 at 10:54 AM:

    Rushmore!


    Ben left a comment on 10/30/2013 at 5:59 AM:

    Even though it might be a little odd: I love “Fantastic Mr. Fox”!!!


    Colter left a comment on 10/30/2013 at 2:54 AM:

    The Aquatic life, of course!!


    Dylan Russell left a comment on 10/29/2013 at 10:21 PM:

    I have some diverse musical taste now because I saw Wes Anderson’s Rushmore and Moon Rise Kingdom. Which is why Wes Anderson is my all time favorite director. I am 12 years old and the only one who listens to Hank Williams senior and the creation.


    Kimberly left a comment on 10/29/2013 at 10:08 PM:

    Rushmore is by far my favourite!


    Esposito left a comment on 10/29/2013 at 10:04 PM:

    Thanks for the view of the trailer. I love to watch Wes Anderson films with my two sons. We get on these kicks where we quote Wes Anderson dialogue in most everything we do.


    Orgastic Future left a comment on 10/29/2013 at 6:00 PM:

    “I SAVED LATIN!”


    cam left a comment on 10/29/2013 at 5:48 PM:

    The Royal Tenenbaums. Did you catch SNLs Wes Anderson spoof?


    emjkmj left a comment on 10/29/2013 at 3:35 PM:

    Made my day.


    Sarah left a comment on 10/29/2013 at 2:40 PM:

    My favorite is, by far, The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders. Or, at least, it would be, if it was real ;)


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  • Apples to Apples

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    "Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall."

    —F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

    The New York air is crisp again. The cool of autumn rolls in, slow and steady, like an ocean liner. This signals not only a permanent respite from the heat of summer, but that apples are ripe for the picking. Apple picking in New York and New England is an idyllic way to waste a Saturday. With my boys in town for the week, it means the perfect chance to escape the city for the weekend, create some lasting memories, and actually eat apples plucked right off the branch. Just the way Mother Nature intended.

    We head up to Masker Orchards just an hour outside of Manhattan with some friends. A haze of fog lingers just above the stunted tree tops. The Hudson Valley morning is overcast, the air still wet from the night before. It quenches whatever thirst we've mustered on the drive up as we breathe it in. Apple donuts (tasty), hot dogs (not even remotely close to tasty), a haunted house, pony rides, and suburbia cover the base of the orchard. We make a beeline to the Red Delicious patch, meandering from tree to tree like pollinating bees. I reach to the sky and come down with a Delicious that swallows my hand. The first bite is crisp, light, and makes that hollow cracking sound.

    It's clean. Pure. Crisp. It tastes like life starting all over again.

    Sep 4, 2013 | Permalink (3) View/Leave Comments

    NJGlenn left a comment on 10/10/2013 at 1:57 PM:

    Love Masker Orchard, it’s an annual tradition for my family! And I concur, the hot dogs are atrocious. It’s a couple of months away but if you’re going to be looking for a Christmas Tree, Palmer’s Tree Farm in Bethel, PA is a great place.  And tailgating is encouraged.


    Leith left a comment on 10/9/2013 at 12:35 PM:

    I am going to go ahead and leave the expected “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” comment here.  Your sons look exactly like you.


    CMQ left a comment on 10/9/2013 at 11:35 AM:

    What lucky boys to have a dad who so beautifully photo-documents such moments! A beautifully done post about a much-loved fall tradition.


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  • A New SocialPrimer.com

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    Good friend and colleague, K. Cooper Ray, just relaunched his Social Primer eCommerce site this morning. It has me pining for Charleston lately as fall visits New York again. The Holy City has a landscape that encourages intimacy. It's the warm thickness in the humidity that works its way into everyone's relationships. This particular photograph from the Social Primer campaign I shot earlier this summer perfectly captures everything I love about this town—civility, dignity, and grace. Let's get back.

    "You can be moved profoundly by other vistas, by other oceans, by soaring mountain ranges, but you can never be seduced. You can even forsake the lowcountry, renounce it for other climates, but you can never completely escape the sensuous, semitropical pull of Charleston and her marshes.”

    —Pat Conroy

    Aug 16, 2013 | Permalink (6) View/Leave Comments

    K. Cooper Ray left a comment on 10/2/2013 at 1:36 PM:

    Thanks, F.E. Always appreciate your support. And God bless your curious and insistent readers to whom we say: We are a small company on the rise. We do things our way and we do things on budget. And we do it all with an eagle eye to quality and originality. Oh, and we insist on Made in America, which takes time and perseverance these days. Big news a coming. Big things on the horizon. And yes, we are a tie company with dreams of grandeur. Thank you.


    Henry left a comment on 9/25/2013 at 8:39 AM:

    I thought he was expanding his line and that this campaign and relaunch were part of that - no? I was just on the site and it’s still basically all ties…..I’m confused. It seems that the marketing (which we’ve been hearing about for more than 6 mons) may have been (very) premature - ?


    Lauren left a comment on 9/23/2013 at 7:06 PM:

    That is a beautiful photograph! It captures the South perfectly!

    Lauren,
    http://atouchofsoutherngrace.blogspot.com/


    Andrew left a comment on 9/23/2013 at 1:26 PM:

    @F.E. Castleberry hahaha! That’d be one hell of a campaign.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 9/23/2013 at 1:17 PM:

    @George—How else would one suppose to sell and show a line of neckwear? On nude models just wearing the product?


    George left a comment on 9/23/2013 at 1:15 PM:

    I’m confused. The ‘campaign’ displays all sorts of items and clothes but the new web site still just sells ties and a couple additional accessories? Am I missing something?


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  • Afternoons at Surfside

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    Photographed on Nantucket, MA

    Jul 19, 2013 | Permalink (7) View/Leave Comments

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 8/12/2013 at 9:50 AM:

    @James—Ralph Lauren swim trunks.


    James left a comment on 8/12/2013 at 9:38 AM:

    Where can I find those awesome floral shorts!


    George left a comment on 8/10/2013 at 9:54 PM:

    Well, yeah, I mean who doesn’t like the beach with accessories like these?


    Leith left a comment on 8/10/2013 at 11:57 AM:

    @Francesca: My first thought exactly!  Will be scouring the Jack Wills website for it the rest of the day.  Thanks, F.E., for the tip! - Leith http://outsidelanddiaries.blogspot.com


    TBS left a comment on 8/10/2013 at 7:59 AM:

    Are these your interns? You have the greatest job ever


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 8/9/2013 at 8:17 PM:

    @Francesca—The romper is from Jack Wills.


    Francesca left a comment on 8/9/2013 at 6:59 PM:

    Where is that pinstriped romper from?


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  • Sailing Nantucket Sound

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    Nantucket is an escape. If you didn’t grow up spending your summers here (like me), it’s also a privilege. We’ve all packed into Mackenzie’s family home for a week of The Juice Bar’s hand-rolled cones, outdoor showers, and home-cooked meals (a perfect occasion to whip up my signature spaghetti sauce). It’s a full house. And by full I mean Mackenzie, me, Carly, Amy, and a slew of interns, cousins, and siblings. Somehow we all managed to pile on The Endeavor and escape toward The Sound near dusk. You know you’re in a good place when all you feel is the chop of the waves and the wind across your face.

    Jul 15, 2013 | Permalink (11) View/Leave Comments

    tracy tolles left a comment on 9/5/2013 at 9:57 PM:

    where did you purchase that lovely split-back sweater?


    Rosalyn Gambhir left a comment on 8/13/2013 at 5:38 PM:

    Great shots, love the east coast! What type of camera do you have?


    Alexander left a comment on 8/8/2013 at 11:20 PM:

    This is why I read this blog. Fantastic photos man.


    scaleworm left a comment on 8/8/2013 at 10:11 PM:

    I love the outfit, in white: Top (split back over-lap) and jeans.
    A beautiful outfit,
    on a beautiful woman,
    in a beautiful photograph.
    Well done.


    Leith left a comment on 8/8/2013 at 12:42 PM:

    I often wish I grew up on the East Coast.  And then I see pictures such as these and know I SHOULD have been born on the East Coast.  You have all the luck.  http://outsidelanddiaries.blogspot.com


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 8/8/2013 at 11:39 AM:

    @AMS—While the very nature of a “signature” recipe implies secrecy, I will tell you this: I sauté bell peppers, mushrooms, and red onions before marinating them in my tomato sauce over low heat.


    AMS left a comment on 8/8/2013 at 11:32 AM:

    @FEC - Would you consider sharing the recipe for your signature spaghetti sauce?


    E.N. West left a comment on 8/8/2013 at 9:43 AM:

    This may be the most perfect collection of photographs ever assembled simultaneously on a single web platform. Looks like an utterly fantastic time.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 8/7/2013 at 11:34 PM:

    @Ryan—I am accepting applications for fall internships; however, you must have completed at least your freshman year.


    Ryan left a comment on 8/7/2013 at 9:55 PM:

    Are you accepting high schoolers for your internship next year? If so, is there a limit to the age?


    C left a comment on 8/7/2013 at 1:25 PM:

    Love the pictures!


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