It's that time of year again!  We are thrilled to be represented once again at Huichica, our favorite annual music festival in Sonoma CA. This festival features the best in folk rock... psych pop... so much feel goodness.

This year we are switching things up! We will be featuring limited edition prints by Nathaniel Russell and original work by a selected group of California based artists. BUT... this year we are also featuring a small carefully curated shop featuring some of our favorite makers's work. This shop will include small ceramic pieces, jewelry by Fanny Penny, art based leather goods, candles by Ritual Marfa, fragrances by Nagual Marfa and more!

Huichica music festival is held at the beautiful Gundlach Bundschu winery in Sonoma, June 7th and 8th. See you there.


Hey friends!

I'm psyched to announce that I'm hosting a group art show at the rad Huichica Music Festival on June 8th & 9th. It's gonna be at the Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma, California. Some fave musicians and buds like Vetiver and founder of the fest, Fruit Bats , will be performing. I'm honored to be the first pop-up art gallery at this sweet festival. Some of the artists that I've included in this art show are:

Jean Jullien 
Nathaniel Russell
Kyle Field
Jay Howell
Terri Loewenthal
David Kilpatrick
Morgan Carter
Nathan Hayden
Julia Hauben
Simone Rubi
George Quiney
... and me !

The Côtes d'Armor in Brittany

Before heading west to California, we frolicked on one of our other favorite coastlines, the Côtes d'Armor in the Brittany region of France. From fresh mussels, clams, oysters and scallops to buckwheat crepes in their place of origin and lots of incredibly beautiful cove beaches... the Brittany coast is one of the most magical places on earth.

Les Bouchots, the mussel farms in the Fresnaye Bay
Fresh steaming mussels from the seaside flea-market stand

Quilles, a wooden vintage french bowling game found at the flea market. Love the breton striped men with berets!
Anton and I chilling by the Erquy lighthouse
two favorite plages sauvages, Plage Lourtouais and Plage Portuais & oysters from Nicolas Nonnet

Back from a hiatus while pooring all of my time into my food and travel based material over at . Out of the connections, experiences and inspiration from 3 years of working on food and travel documentary television... birthed our very own project. We've shot a film! It's called "Prestige Ingredients" and stars Alia Shawkat, Pierre Jancou and Redouanne Harjane. What a whirlwind it's been. We are in the post-production stage and have a production diary over here.

Pierre Paillot walks through a meadow in the french countryside with Alia Shawkat

Our cinematographer Ethan Mills with Pierre Jancou (chef) and our assistant director, Hélène Sevaux

Redouanne Harjane and Alia Shawkat on the Pont Neuf in Paris

Pierre Jancou and Alia Shawkat in the Palais Royal in Paris


Its been a while since I've published stories and photographs here on my Paris Diary. After some time reveling the new me (I became a mother!), and working on a ton of new projects in the little spare time I had during my babe's newborn days... well I've come out from the cave. Hello. Happy new year to all of you and look forward to sharing more magic with you in 2014. 

I invite you to discover my gastro travelogue on Featuring stories from around the world about the special hidden corners and the standout food experiences there. I have been putting lots of good energy into it and it's blossomed more than I could of imagined. All organically so, which means so much to me. Between working with Anthony Bourdain on his emmy award winning shows, "No Reservations" and "The Layover", and attending some of the most memorable dinner events of my life... well, The Trail of Crumbs is a labor of love that has turned into something that has loved me back. And the rest of the world as it turns out. Thank you.




"Greetings" show in the Huffington Post

Click here to read what arts writer and curator, Yasmine Mohseni, wrote about the show I curated at the Brachfeld Gallery in Paris for the Huffington Post.

Greetings / Behind the Scenes

To see photos and video snippets of the full Greetings art show experience, visit the Greetings blog here.

"Greetings" - CA Exhibition in Paris at Brachfeld Gallery


Kyle Field
Nathaniel Russell
Alia Shawkat

Greetings is a collection of new work from Californian artists, Kyle Field, Nathaniel Russell, and Alia Shawkat. The work will explore the literal and abstracted meanings of a greeting: the first words from an unknown being, a message from a foreign land, a signal from the afterlife, a connection of the individual with the infinite, a personal plea to the universe, or a presence emerging from the dark. Most simply, a greeting is the turning point between the unknown and the known. As well as having actual origins in a land far from Paris, France, these three artists create work that originates from the far reaches of inner space and describes fantastic worlds, mutated beings, cosmic dreamscapes and metaphysical symbols. Greetings will meet you at the threshold of their other worlds and your own.

Kyle Field, Nathaniel Russell, and Alia Shawkat will be bringing many pieces from their homeland, but will also be creating work for Greetings in France during an intensive creative residency in a medieval village in Burgundy during the weeks leading up to the opening. They endeavor to further explore the implications of the concepts behind Greetings while existing and creating as foreigners in an unfamiliar setting. During this time they will also realize the collaborative musical experience that will be performed at the opening event. Kyle Field has been performing and recording for years under the name Little Wings; Nathaniel Russell plays and records music under the name Birds Of America; Alia Shawkat has recently been performing jazz standards in New York and Los Angeles.

The Gallery has created a blog that follows the 3 artists during their residency in the countryside where I'll be posting photos daily:

Curated by Danielle Rubi

Brachfeld Gallery, 78 rue des Archives, Paris 3rd. May 24 - June 25 / Opening reception May 24th, 6-10pm, with a live musical performance by the artists

The hand silk-screened posters designed by Nathaniel Russell are for sale here. Posters are signed by all 3 artists and will include a one-of-a-kind doodle made during their residency in the medieval village of France. All for just $45./€35 a pop. The sales of these posters will help cover costs of their experience in France. Thank you/Merci !

Posters are in a limited edition of 100.

Hanging at Alia's

I just did a super fun photo shoot in LA featuring my beautiful friend, actress and artist Alia Shawkat. I asked her friend, actress and director Sarah Ramos,
to join us as well. What dear ladies.

Michael Cera jumped into the mix when he stopped by to help Adrian with a furniture piece he was creating for Alia in her garage.

The full story is featured on Opening Ceremony here. Have fun!

California at Dusk

LA x Santa Barbara