FF: The Martone Cycling Company

FFMCYou know I love bikes and I love the high fashion and design of the bicycles from the Martone Cycling Company.

About the Martone Cycling Company: “Martone Cycling Company is a fashion- and design-driven bike company. Our bikes are a bold statement of personal style: city bikes, created with passion—with a red chain on every bike we make. We believe that, if you’re like us, you’re always carrying something: a tote, a gym bag, groceries, a dog…who knows? That’s why all of our bikes have a basket built into the handlebars, to make your life easier, in style.”

See the cool bikes of the Martone Cycling Company here.

FF: Chicago Theater – “The Jungle Book” at the Goodman Theatre

TJBChicago is a great theater town, mostly due to the many resident theater companies that call the city home, like the Goodman Theatre, who are currently presenting a new production of The Jungle Book.

About The Jungle Book at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre: “From the imagination of Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman, this dazzling new adaptation of a timeless favorite is sure to enchant audiences of all ages. The jungle springs to life in a music-filled spectacle that chronicles young Mowgli’s adventures growing up in the animal kingdom. Based both on Rudyard Kipling’s time-honored children’s tales and the classic Disney film— and with a score featuring the movie’s best-loved songs and original Indian-inspired music and dance—this spellbinding world premiere is the theatrical event of the season.”

The Jungle Book continues at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre through August 11, 2013.

FF: The Dry Cured Salami of Olympic Provisions

ff6It’s been a while since I have posted about my love of cured meats. I think a perfect summer meal is a platter of sliced meats, cheeses and grilled vegetables. For the meat part, I fancy the salamis of Olympic Provisions.

About the Dry Cured Salami of Olympic Provisions: “This is what started it all. Olympic Provisions was Oregon’s first USDA approved dry curing facility and salami producer. First and Best. Under the guidance of salumist Elias Cairo, Olympic Provisions has garnered numerous accolades and recognition. Saveur magazine included us in their exclusive top 100 list. Olympic Provisions’ charcuterie has also been awarded more Good Food Awards than any other food company in the country.”

Learn more about Olympic Provisions here.

FF: “Postcards from Vogue”

FFPVI love a good postcard book, like the Postcards from Vogue book that is a “collection of one hundred postcards from the classic covers of Vogue.”

About Postcards from Vogue: “Launched in 1892 and acquired by Condé Nast in 1909, Vogue has been setting fashion trends and writing cutting-edge social commentary for over a century. Described as ‘the world’s most influential fashion magazine’ by the New York Times, Vogue pioneered the art of fashion, publishing timeless classics by acclaimed photographers such as Irving Penn and Erwin Blumenfeld, iconic imagery by modern masters including Annie Leibovitz and Mario Testino, and classic illustrations by famous artists such as Salvador Dali, Erté, and Eduardo Benito. Over its remarkable one hundred and twenty years, Vogue has served as a photographic and literary authority for its readers: the stylish and culturally sophisticated women of the last century. This selection of one hundred of Vogue’s most iconic covers is not to be missed.”

Postcards from Vogue is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers.