My four year old daughter, Annabelle, took this photo. In some respects it sums up a lot about my life. I’ve annotated it.
1. A pretty crappy cocktail book, but Annabelle likes the pictures of the blimp-shaped shakers.
2. This would be a Nancy Drew mystery entitled “The Hidden Staircase.” Annabelle very much likes these books even though they’re geared for kids about 5 (or more) years older than she is. Brings back lots of memories of my Dad reading Hardy Boys to me.
4. Chez Panisse CafÃ© Cookbook. One of the many great books from Alice Waters; not just one of our greatest chefs, but – not kidding – one of the most important people of the last century.
So….Cocktails? Check. Music? Check. Kids stuff? Check. Obviously missing a few things (some books on economics, for instance, and wine would probably be more apt than cocktails), but for an unplanned mosaic…yeah…about right.