Lana has been designing jewelry and “playing shop” in the Boston area for over 12 years. Her first retail venture, Lazuli Jewelry on Newbury St, named after Lana’s own jewelry line, launched her career as a jewelry designer and boutique owner and over the course of the decade functioned on all retail, wholesale and ecommerce fronts.
December Thieves, Lana’s newest concept, is a combination of a lifestyle boutique which houses small batch emerging designer fashion, accessory and home brands from independent designers from around the world, and a creative space which is being used to promote the work of Boston’s artistic community through intimate and interactive in-store events.
She is passionate about design and fashion and has short term plans to launch an in-house December Thieves brand, which will encompass jewelry in addition to other personal accessories. She is also in the midst of opening a second December Thieves location on Charles St this month.
When she’s not in design mode, Lana spends her time exploring and enjoying the many special nooks of the South End. She can be seen anywhere from sitting at Cinquecento’s bar with her husband Christo, to ducking into one of the neighborhood’s many specialty shops, to playing hide and seek at Peter’s Park with her two highly energetic toddlers.
First clean your octopus and gather your ingredients.
Tenderize with copious amounts of salt and pretend it’s a ball of dough that you’re kneading. After about 8 minutes of this the octopus should be nice and foamy.
Give it a good rinse and place in a pot with wine, bay leaves, oranges & corks. Braise in liquid for 90 minutes (till tender), then pull it out and let it cool to room temp.
Season with salt and olive oil and grill till it’s cooked but not charred. Refrigerate.
To order cut into bite size pieces and into a hot saute pan with olive oil and cook till crisp. Remove the octopus and deglaze the pan with lemon vinaigrette releasing all the fond and adds the needed acid to the dish. We serve our octopus over celeriac and taggiasca olives, but feel free to get creative in your home.
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