Tracey Jackson

THE TOMATO WHISPERER

THE TOMATO WHISPERER

For me summer is about very specific things, one of them is farm stands. I know every city now has a Farmer’s Market, but there is nothing quite like pulling over on the side of the road and filling your trunk with fresh produce. There are many wonderful stands out here in… Read More

Sep 2 2016 | 3 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

DON’T MAKE ME CHOOSE

DON’T MAKE ME CHOOSE

These are the words I have been whispering to my thirteen-and-a-half-year-old bulldog Ramu Gupta for the last three months. I would say that, and on nights when I was really confused I would say,  “If you’re ready please give me a readable sign.” It got to the point where I was secretly… Read More

Aug 29 2016 | 23 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

BLACK LIVES MATTER

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. ~ James Baldwin

Jul 7 2016 | No Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

BOBBY/ROBERT LEVITHAN – TWO IN A MILLION

BOBBY/ROBERT LEVITHAN – TWO IN A MILLION

Everybody loved Bobby/Robert Levithan. EVERYBODY. If you don’t believe me it’s evident in this email I sent him in December 2012. It’s amazing I’ve never met anyone like you. When we walked away X said,  “He is wonderful. If I were gay I would have sex with him.” Men, women, dolphins, you… Read More

May 23 2016 | 6 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

BLINTZES AND BANDANAS

BLINTZES AND BANDANAS

  Yesterday morning, the day after the MET Gala, which I did not attend and I won’t even comment on this year, I felt the need to go to a museum and see some clothes. Truth be told, I had been wanting to see Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History which is on… Read More

May 4 2016 | 1 Comment | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

MINI WINNIE THE MINI DACHSHUND

MINI WINNIE THE MINI DACHSHUND

  I was so not going to do it this way.  I mean that. I had the whole thing planned perfectly.  And one thing I am really good at is planning. I knew after Sofie’s death we would get another dog.  I am a believer in getting new dogs when one passes… Read More

Apr 25 2016 | 16 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

THE SPACE LEFT BEHIND  –  GOOD- BYE SOFIE

THE SPACE LEFT BEHIND  –  GOOD- BYE SOFIE

  I write this from an airplane headed back to the city where I live, to an apartment where for the last seventeen years there was always one thing I could count on when I walked through the door, Sofie Horowitz would be there to greet me. My husband is often there, but… Read More

Apr 2 2016 | 13 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

MOBILE – ALABAMA

MOBILE – ALABAMA

Last week I was lucky to be invited to Mobile, Alabama with my Gratitude and Trust writing partner Paul Williams to speak at the Drug Education Council’s 20th Annual Luncheon. But we got to grab a bit of Mobile life during the 48 hours we were there. I love the South.  I… Read More

Mar 21 2016 | 4 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

GAME OVER

GAME OVER

I seldom bring blogs over here from Gratitude and Trust. Today I am making an exception.  We posted this insightful, moving, important blog by a friend I made through another website.  I met Carl Rahn Griffith on Fred Wilson’s AVC.  We become cyber friends.  He wrote this for us early in the… Read More

Mar 9 2016 | 1 Comment | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

ROASTED PEPPER AND ARTICHOKE PUFFS

ROASTED PEPPER AND ARTICHOKE PUFFS

I promised yesterday I would post this today. This has been my go to hors d’oeuvre  for decades.  It’s super easy and no carbs. If you care about that.  The weird thing is I thought I had this unique thing that was tucked away in a handwritten recipe file, but when I… Read More

Feb 29 2016 | No Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

BRINGING BACK THE DINNER PARTY

BRINGING BACK THE DINNER PARTY

I used to give a lot of dinner parties.  A lot. I used to go to a lot of dinner parties.  Though not so much anymore. This week I took 40 plus years of journals out of storage and put them in my office. While going through them I found a book called… Read More

Feb 28 2016 | 3 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

BEAUTY AT THE COOPER HEWITT

BEAUTY AT THE COOPER HEWITT

I’ve been here in New York and not traveling so much. I  must say I’ve been enjoying it. In the winter there are no crowds. It’s basically the people who live here and a smattering of tourists who don’t mind the cold. Since I have been staying put I have been making… Read More

Feb 24 2016 | No Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

RALPH RUCCI UNDER ANY NAME IS STILL RALPH RUCCI

RALPH RUCCI UNDER ANY NAME IS STILL RALPH RUCCI

There is a lot of playing musical designing these days.  Designers are jumping from label to label like they are all playing musical chairs.  The result of this is there are very few visionaries left. Designers who do the daring thing, sticking with one label, theirs  and staying true to one vision… Read More

Feb 18 2016 | 4 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

ALL IN THE ROW

ALL IN THE ROW

It’s been fashion week here in New York  the last seven days.  I don’t go to most of it.  I’m not embedded enough in that world to get too many invitations. But I always seem to snag a few and for those I am eternally grateful. This year I got three, one… Read More

Feb 17 2016 | 2 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

MOTHER HONORED AT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

MOTHER HONORED AT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Santa Barbara Historical Society has mounted a show in honor of my mother, Beverley Jackson. It’s not your average show.  It’s part fashion retrospective, part photo journalism to show the vibrancy of Santa Barbara in the 70’s and 80’s and  it’s part sociological study through my mother’s perspective  during her long career as… Read More

Feb 8 2016 | 4 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...