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Lobster Risotto Dinner Party: Recipe & Tabletop Design

Lobster Risotto Dinner Party: Recipe & Tabletop Design

Summer is still holding on tightly around these parts and you won’t hear me complaining about the extra weekend evenings eating outdoors. I am, however, feeling a bit conflicted. Romantically craving the crisp autumn air and heartier meals…but not quite ready to let go of the ridiculously flavorful tomatoes and beefy avocados that seem to...
Feeling The Love: Heart Shaped Design For Your Kitchen & Table Top

Feeling The Love: Heart Shaped Design For Your Kitchen & Table Top

I’ve got a thing for my kitchen…we’re in a relationship, actually. She treats me well and I like to shower her with gifts to show my appreciation. I also rent a house and let’s just say this 1940s darling is charming, but girl’s gotta get a design update up in this place! Holler at me...
Style Servings: Floral Denim, Wine Popsicles & Bloom Design For Your Home

Style Servings: Floral Denim, Wine Popsicles & Bloom Design For Your Home

I’m a pants kind of gal. There, I said it. I’m also really into this whole printed denim craze that’s taking over autumn. Leopard Print! Polka dots! Flooooooraaaaaals!!! Now, I know myself too well to get attached to such fleeting moments in fashion, so I pick trendy items with caution. Like test drive a pair...
Mushroom Growing Kit: Oyster Mushroom Pintxos & Fungi Inspired Design For Your Kitchen

Mushroom Growing Kit: Oyster Mushroom Pintxos & Fungi Inspired Design For Your Kitchen

(1) Did you know you can grow beautiful Oyster Mushrooms straight out of a box?! (2) Did you know that said mushrooms are massive, only take 10 days to mature and make for one bang-up meal?! (3) Do you realize how incredibly fun it actually is?! Answer: Obviously Yes to all the above. The fine...
Design Crush: Nicole Porter's Painted Wood For Your Tabletop

Design Crush: Nicole Porter’s Painted Wood For Your Tabletop

Do you ever have those moments while floating around the internet and you see something that makes you literally gasp out loud? Oh man, I love those discoveries!! I know that the painted and dipped wood trend has been all over the place, but Nicole Porter Design’s Etsy shop stopped me in my tracks. The...
BBQ Kebab Wraps & Homemade Tzatziki

BBQ Kebab Wraps & Homemade Tzatziki

It’s still surprising to me when my weekday dinner instagram photos get much more love than the other (more carefully) composed shots. You know the kind of photos you probably shouldn’t be uploading that are all grainy and muddy looking from your lack of decent kitchen lighting. Yup, those photos. The kind of photos I’m...
The Art Of Soup: Andy Warhol 50th Anniversary & Pop Art Kitchen Design

The Art Of Soup: Andy Warhol 50th Anniversary & Pop Art Kitchen Design

I was scrolling through my Instagram the other day (when am I not) and I came across the most magnificent sight on my bloggy boo Chocomeat’s feed. I’m talking about one of those “stop your picture scrolling-send out the carrier pigeon-where are you-are those what I think they are-shortness of breath” kind of moments. I...
Hiding From The Heat: Peach Ice Tea Infused With Mint

Hiding From The Heat: Peach Ice Tea Infused With Mint

It’s been HOT in these parts for far too long. Working from home with no Air-Con has proved…delirious. I’ve been seeking refuge in coffee shops, libraries….and mint. It’s funny how this mighty herb can trick you into feeling a few degrees cooler. I’ve been on an infusion roll, stuffing handfuls of the green machine into...
Style Servings: Black Cutouts & Squid Ink Squash Cracker

Style Servings: Black Cutouts & Squid Ink Squash Cracker

Summer might be slow dancing with the autumn months, but the heat has been a’blazin here in Los Angeles. Ten straight days of oven door open, hair cowlickin’, do I really bother putting on pants type of heat. Let’s just say I’ve been taking advantage of my “air conditioning” (a wet washcloth on my face...
Slow Cooking With Style: Well Designed Tagine Cookware

Slow Cooking With Style: Well Designed Tagine Cookware

You may have seen my recent Lamb Tagine recipe  and witnessed my firework like urgency for you to purchase some proper cookware to execute said dish. I will not apologize for my enthusiasm. Clearly I’m a big fan of slow cooking and boy you better believe I like to do it in style. Regardless of...
Dwell On Design 2012: Drool Worthy Picks

Dwell On Design 2012: Drool Worthy Picks

This past weekend  the design obsessed flocked to downtown Los Angeles for the Dwell On Design expo and helplessly drooled over the latest and greatest must haves for your abode. I, too, was short of breath and dizzy from all the perfection. If only I could have gone grocery shopping at each booth to create...
Throwing In The Towel: Best Designed Kitchen Textiles For When Mess Strikes

Throwing In The Towel: Best Designed Kitchen Textiles For When Mess Strikes

I have quite the collection of tea towels…that I never use. I mean, I use them if you count hanging on the oven door for display as “use”. But for dish washing?! Heck no, get your saucy sticky paws off my tubular textiles. NOW! I’m crazy. I know this. I believe we should consider our...