Food Comas, Delicious Dreams And A Time For New Beginnings...

Food Comas, Delicious Dreams And A Time For New Beginnings…

You may or may not have noticed that things have been a little still around these parts lately. Okay, let’s be real… This website has been in a major food coma. I have been in a major food coma. Sometimes you need to hit the snooze button and think about...
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Campari Soda Popsicle #PopsicleWeek

Campari Soda Popsicle #PopsicleWeek

I’ve been enjoying early evening Campari sodas on my stoop this summer. They’re crisp, refreshing and provide a much needed cool down from the lack of climate control in my house. When the highly hilarious Wit & Vinegar asked me to participate in #PopsicleWeek with a handful of other bloggers, I knew exactly what I...
Echo Park Paddle Boat Adventures & Nautical Kitchen Design

Echo Park Paddle Boat Adventures & Nautical Kitchen Design

I’ve been living-up summer like a maniac these past few days. I refuse to knowledge the back-to-school advertisements on television or read any emails telling me to stock up on autumn essentials. It’s just too soon ~ What’s with the rush!?! Regardless of the calendar’s seasonal shift, I will most certainly continue to drink vats of...
Modern Deco Design & The Ebell Of Los Angeles

Modern Deco Design & The Ebell Of Los Angeles

Los Angeles has no shortage of glamorous history and The Ebell is stock piled with decades of elegance. Not only did this building open (and continues) to serve as a private woman’s center offering classes, lectures and seminars by influential people of the world. Judy Garland had her first audition on The Ebell stage aaaand Amelia Earhart...
Angeleno Magazine Live & Dine LA

Angeleno Magazine Live & Dine LA

Summer and food festivals go hand in hand here in Los Angeles. In fact, it seems there’s hardly a weekend to be had between May and September without the opportunity to oogle over chef demos or practice the art of stacking as many tiny paper plates in one hand as possible. I embrace this culinary...
Migas Recipe & The Lingering Magic of Texas

Migas Recipe & The Lingering Magic of Texas

I know, I know. I’ve been talking a lot about Texas lately. Talkin’ about how I love their caviar while toobin’ and their frozen icee cool down while…well, toobin’. But Hey! When something  is done right it tends to stick to a special place in your heart (and in my case in my stomach). I...
Jones Coffee Roasters Pasadena: Educational & Highly Caffeinated Workshops

Jones Coffee Roasters Pasadena: Educational & Highly Caffeinated Workshops

When Eventbrite asked me to pick out my second #SummerEventure, I knew I wanted to simmer things down a notch and go on journey of tamer varieties… I mean, did you see what I did to myself on the  first outing?! Loco on the real. For this round I wanted to educate myself in an...
The SoCal Tomato Battle

The SoCal Tomato Battle

  2013 is the summer of adventure…errr, I mean “Event-ure”. When July knocked on my calender’s door I realized {frantically} that we were already knee deep into summer. I immediately promised myself to start taking off on some mandatory creative and exciting quests weekly. Be it big bon voyage types, a small seasonal soirée or just...
Tiger's Blood Cocktail :: Inspired By Barton Springs

Tiger’s Blood Cocktail :: Inspired By Barton Springs

Oh summer! Ice cream trucks and water-side refreshment huts full of frozen treats and for me… one hot stuffy house where ice cubes, wet washcloths and an industrial-sized floor fan make a stand-in for proper air conditioning solutions. On that note: You’re fired “AC”. When the house burns hotter than the weather map claims,  it’s...
BANG! Fourth of July Entertaining DIY & Recipies for HGTV.com

BANG! Fourth of July Entertaining DIY & Recipies for HGTV.com

I don’t know about you, but I tend to find most store bought decorations for Independence day a little…well, over the top and overly starry and stripy. Don’t get me wrong – I love America and our patterned flag of freedom, I just don’t want to necessarily use it as my table cloth when entertaining...
Hamilton Pool, Austin TX: Texas Caviar Recipe With Chorizo

Hamilton Pool, Austin TX: Texas Caviar Recipe With Chorizo

I’ve just recently returned from one wild-west of an adventure over in Austin TX. After spending a few days catching up with the fine peeps at the BlogHer Food conference and panel-chatting about turning your blog into a business, it was time to kick off my shoes and get to know the local side of...
Message In A Bottle: Unique Wine Gifts To Accompany Your Summertime Vino

Message In A Bottle: Unique Wine Gifts To Accompany Your Summertime Vino

For me (and most), summer is a mandatory time of year when wine should be enjoyed outdoors on the daily. Yes, I know that not all parts of the world have as mild of weather as California, but even us temperate-tamed peeps take special note when the days start getting longer and the wine is...
The Perfect Paddle: Aloe Remedies For Skin & Body

The Perfect Paddle: Aloe Remedies For Skin & Body

_________________ Aloe paddles, like cactus paddles, seem an intimidating kind of of plant for my kitchen. I have tried to conquer the cactus (in taco form) – but results were of the  slimy mushy-mush variety. Read: No Bueno. Preconceived notions aside, when a massive leaf of aloe showed up in my weekly CSA box…I was...