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Food for Thought…

April 25, 2016 by

Omaha is a foodie town. Sure, we love our steaks, but we also love sushi, ramen, farm-to-table fare…you name it. Omahans always knew this, but what about people outside the city? Liz Claman, FOX Business Network anchor for “Countdown to the Closing Bell,” also loves eating in Omaha.

“Honestly what’s so interesting everywhere I’ve eaten has been so amazing,” says Claman.

She says her crew is just as particular, and they have had a similar reaction. Claman, among tens-of-thousand others, is coming to town this week and will interview Warren Buffet on May 2 following the Berkshire Hathaway weekend. She eats at her favorite restaurants, which often align with local favorites.

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“We have to stop at the Twisted Fork on our first day,” she says. “There and Stokes. We love it (Twisted Fork). We call it The Fork.”

Like many locals, one Old Market spot, and its signature appetizer, tickled her tastebuds. 

“The crew will be so disappointed to hear about Ms because we loved the lavash,” says Claman upon hearing it burned down in February. She also noted she liked to purchase her “annual pair of jeans” at Nouvelle Eve.

Claman claims one reason she loves the food scene in Omaha is because it can accommodate her diet through the entire trip.

“I am a Californian so we try to eat as healthy as possible,” Claman says. “I always get the Good for You salad at Stokes. How easy is that? I make sure I do lots of veggies and lots of protein.”

Her schedule involves working 20 hour days during the annual shareholder’s weekend. If she eats unhealthy foods, particularly sugar and starch, she crashes. She admitted, however, to treating herself each Sunday night with the meatloaf and mashed potatoes she orders from the Hilton’s room service.

Claman also listed Crescent Moon as a favorite for their service.

“We’re treated so nicely. We feel so welcome, and it just puts the cherry on top of everything every time we come to Omaha.”

As for steak?

“We have about seven places we like,” Claman says. “801, Passport, Omaha Prime, Happy Hollow when I can with Warren. V. Mertz is incredible. There’s a little Omaha Steaks store at the airport, so on my way home I always order about 15 filet mignon for home. I have a contrail of great steaks that follow me.”

So how are local favorites also favorites of a New Yorker-via-California?  She bypasses Yelp and the hotel concierge and asks locals where they like to eat.

“That’s how we found The Fork,” Claman says. “We were in Nouvelle Eve and asked where to eat. And we love it.”

Claman and her crew think that Omaha is one of their favorite places to visit, and the food scene is a big part of that.

“We sink our teeth into Omaha both figuratively and literally.  The people and the atmosphere make it just as wonderful of an experience for us.”

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Fashion: Seeing Red

November 8, 2013 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

Modeled by Carey of Lincoln. Styled by Jared Spence. Hair and makeup by Mj Hartig. First assistant: Keith Binder. Photographed at Lakeside Auto Recycling and American Auto Parts.

Photo 1: Black faux leather and sheer top
; black leggings with faux leather detail. Nouvelle Eve
Stainless steel bib necklace; 
sterling silver cuff. Goldsmith Silversmith
Fox fur vest
; red leather boots. Overland Sheepskin Co.
MZ Wallace Prussian blue bag. LeWonderment

Photo 2: Red sheath dress with black panels. Nouvelle Eve
Black leather and rabbit fur jacket
; black leather boots; black fur handbag. Overland Sheepskin Co.
Stainless steel mesh with oxidized silver clasp necklace and matching cuff
; stainless steel with gold plating bracelets; 
sterling silver braided chain bracelet
; gold-plated druzy sterling silver ring
; watermelon tourmaline in brass and sterling silver earrings. Goldsmith Silversmith

Photo 3: Oversized wine top with black faux leather detailing. Nouvelle Eve
Oxidized silver and gold-plated necklace;
 oxidized silver braided chain; 
watermelon tourmaline necklace in sterling silver and 14ky;
 brass fox on sterling silver chain necklace
; 24kt gold and oxidized silver cross with diamonds;
 oxidized and gold-plated silver necklace. Goldsmith Silversmith
Black boots with back stitching detail. Overland Sheepskin Co.
MZ Wallace moss handbag. LeWonderment

Photo 4: Ombre coat
black and gold belt. Nouvelle Eve
Leather and rabbit fur gloves. Overland Sheepskin Co.
MZ Wallace charcoal bag with gold chain. LeWonderment
Gold plated and sterling silver earrings. Goldsmith Silversmith

Fashion: Roomies

April 25, 2013 by
Photography by Christian Behr

We’ve all lived with a roommate or two who was a little less than ideal. That one was high-maintenance, this one was a slob, and that one was just plain loud. But sometimes to chase after what we want—a new job downtown, a presence in the music scene, a competitive arts fellowship—we have to live with some setbacks. For now. At least we can look fabulous doing it.

Models Sidney, Carey, and Mariah of Sasha Models wear fashions provided by Nouvelle Eve, Souq, Ltd., and The Flying Worm. Hair & Makeup by Cassie Broniecki with Bungalow/8. Thanks to Ally Behr and jLofts on the Market.


Photo 1: Watercolor Dress ($90) and Gold Chain-Mail Necklace ($38). Nouvelle Eve, 1102 Howard St. – nouvelleeve.com
Photo 2: Denim Jacket ($68), Gray Tank ($46), Denim Shorts ($89), Leather Band ($115), Bridle Belt ($99), and Bullet Necklace ($18). Nouvelle Eve, 1102 Howard St. – nouvelleeve.com. Tights from Flying Worm, 1125 Jackson St. – omahavintage.com
Photo 3: Floral Hi-Lo Hem Dress ($98) and Owl Necklace ($18). Nouvelle Eve, 1102 Howard St. – nouvelleeve.com. Peace Wrist Corsage ($175) by Michelle Zacharia with Souq, Ltd., 1018 Howard St. – souqltd.com

Kat Moser’s Photographs

February 25, 2013 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

Kat Moser “fell in love with photography” while watching a cousin develop pictures in a home darkroom, and although she was only 6, her heart was won. It would be more than 50 years before she acknowledged herself as an artist, but there was no hesitation in her choice of medium. Watching figures emerge onto the paper floating in emulsion had seemed magical to the child. Today, she still attests, “It’s all about the alchemy.”

There does seem to be a spirit of the ancient mystical pursuit of transformation in Moser’s photographs. Women’s gleaming bodies float effortlessly in sun-sparkled bodies of water; branches reflected in streams write runic formulae in the sky; rough buttes are recast in silver and shadow. “Ethereal, mystical, spiritual—these are just some of the words I use to describe my work,” she says in her artist statement. “All three represent the primal connections we have with Mother Earth and her female qualities. I am deeply moved by the powerful yet often unseen worlds that surround and link us to life’s profound mysteries.”

"Morning at Fontenelle"

“Morning at Fontenelle”

Moser’s direction is intuitive, sensitive. She is attuned to myths and fairy tales, and the wordless understanding nurtured by decades of yogic practice. At the same time, her work is honed by learning from contemporary masters and enriched by discerning study of the genre and perspectives widened by travel. She is knowledgeable and demanding of the process necessary to achieve the desired finished effect—the look of infrared film.

Infrared light exists just beyond our range of vision; cameras using this spectrum capture a view we can never see—strong colors and contrasts, milky-white foliage, and porcelain skin. With IR film no longer readily available, Moser has customized two digital cameras to produce infrared’s other-worldly images.

“I’ve always been interested in spirit photography [of the late 19th century],” she says. “I loved the romantic, Victorian, ethereal quality of infrared from the first time I saw it. The longer I use it, the more interested I am in its possibilities.”

"Frozen Blooms"

“Frozen Blooms”

Moser’s photographs transform the familiar into images as fragile and foreign as dreams. A title, “Mahoney Retreat” from the series “Other Worlds – Inner Life,” leaves viewers retracing their own memories of the nearby park. In “Pool of Tears,” the pattern of overhead branches echoes dark-wet strands of hair. Delineated against a broad white back, the composition is both the scene and its reflection, illustrating the series’ title, “Illusions of Water.”

One of Moser’s models, Kristi Mattini, worked at Nouvelle Eve when invited to participate. “I have a long history of ballet,” Mattini says. “Sometimes, there’s a theme, but usually I just go through the dance movements in water. It’s impossible to hold a pose, which shows how good she is at catching the moment.” In the same way that Moser isolates a fleeting image and imbues it with a sense of timelessness, she creates an artwork of an individual. “Even if I’m standing next to my photograph,” Mattini says, “people don’t realize it’s me, and I can appreciate the work without feeling self-centered.”

"Isadora"

“Isadora”

In Moser’s years between little girl and award-winning photographer, there was a degree in fashion merchandising, work as a buyer, and Nouvelle Eve, a high-end women’s boutique in the Old Market. For nearly 40 years she expressed her creativity in developing the store, the brand, and the clientele. The photographs she enjoyed taking liaised with the shop’s sophisticated marketing profile. In those years too, she and her husband renovated a condo and established Jackson Artworks, ahead of the curve in living the Old Market life.

“I loved retail, loved that lifestyle, but I reached a turning point,” she says. “It was very clear to me.” The time had arrived to recognize and embrace the artist that had been waiting all those years. “I believe that everything I’ve done has been foundational to my life as an artist.” In the past few years, the Mosers have sold the shop and the gallery, generating a tremendous sense of freedom, and finally time, Moser says, to “relearn how to play.”

"Mahoney Retreat"

“Mahoney Retreat”

During her long apprenticeship, she gained a thorough understanding of infrared’s characteristics, always moving toward more subtle and mysterious results. [Note: All Moser’s images are created photographically; none are Photoshopped.] Looking ahead, she would like to explore adding techniques, such as encaustic, or printing on surfaces other than paper. The knowledge she has acquired over a lifetime hasn’t dimmed the awe of her first experience. “Oh, no,” she says with a smile. “The expertise allows the magic to happen.”

Kat Moser’s work is handled exclusively by Anderson O’Brien Fine Art (aobfineart.com).

Fashion: Sentimental Journey

October 25, 2012 by
Photography by Christian Behr

The Art Deco style and grandeur of The Durham Museum was the perfect setting for our fashionable homage to the golden age of train travel. In the ’30s and ’40s, stylishly dressed travelers filed through the halls of this former Union Pacific station to board gleaming railcars, sometimes headed to cities in the East for work, other times traveling on holiday. It’s a bygone era when rail travel was a glamorous event, worthy of dressing one’s best.

Models Matt, Jessica, Kenzie, and Zach of Omaha wear fashions from Jerry Ryan Clothing & Sportswear, Nouvelle Eve, Christian Nobel Furs Ltd., and Goldsmith Silversmith. Hair & Makeup by Cassie Broniecki. Thanks to The Durham Museum.


Photo 1: Kenzie wears a one-shoulder gold dress with black peacock feather print, a green pearl and gold statement necklace by Paul & Co., and a black angora dinner jacket with fox and chiffon ruffles.
Photo 2: Zach wears a single-breasted brown metallic suit from Jerry Ryan by S. Cohen with a light blue dress shirt and gold and brown herringbone-pattern tie.
Photo 3: Jessica wears a sleeveless cranberry dress with inset black leather panel by tea r rose and a hand-beaded kidskin 1920s-inspired black cape by Zuki Z.
Photo 4: Jessica wears a sleeveless scoop-neck floral lace dress in “latte” by 1X1A, a pale pink twisted seed pearl choker necklace, and a white fox vest.
Photo 5: Kenzie wears a three-quarter length Swakara jacket with ribbed waistline and cuffs in charcoal gray.
Photo 6: Matt wears a gray linen single-breasted suit from Prive by Baroni and a patterned black cashmere and wool coat by Lanificio for TG di Fabio.