Tuesday, May 8, 2012

EAT THIS: SUSIE CAKES

Hello ! I've been on blogging hiatus since moving back to LA... :D I'm back to work, enjoying friends, taking in the outdoors, and favorite eateries (new and old !). It's wonderful.

Sunday was my birthday !!! It was a fantastic day of hiking, wonderful meals, a show at The Greek, and birthday sweets ! CUPCAKES. Not just any cupcakes either - SUSIE CAKES. My boyfriend and a couple of our friends have told me how good they are, but I hadn't tried them until this weekend. MB brought a half dozen (Red Velvet, Strawberry, Vanilla) to share with our friends, but I think I ate half of them... Their Vanilla cupcake is the best I've ever had. So buttery, moist, and the light, fluffy icing compliments the cake so perfectly. God, I love a good cupcake.

Does anyone watch Cupcake Wars? I really want to work on that show - even for a day. :) Any other cupcake lovers? Is there another LA baker I should seek out? Sweet Lady Jane (of course), Nothing Bundt Cakes, and Susie Cakes are at the top for me.

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For those of you that know I eat Primally - a great cupcake is worth the cheat every time. ;)

Monday, February 27, 2012

SAAAAAAAAALE !


Hi. It's been a minute... :) but I'm back with great news. I'm running a SALE this week ! I'm moving back to Los Angeles, my home away from home, and to celebrate everything at Wild Together is 20% OFF ! Just enter "LALA20" when making your purchase !

I'm looking forward to getting back to the sun, sand, and mountains, good friends, and all the stuff that makes LA so great to me (I'll blog about those things later this week). 

The image (found here) by, Brice Bischoff, is of the Bronson Caves - just up the street from where I used to live in Hollywood.

SAIL by Awol Nation. I love this song.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

R29 OFFER FOR NATIVE SHOES !



Anyone else subscribe to Fab, Cool Materials, Huckberry, or R29 Reserve? Lots of cool people creating cool stuff and these sites offer special deals on it all. For example, R29 Reserve is offering $35 off a purchase of $70 or more at Native Shoes ! I wanted to pass it along because I LOVE my Jimmy's (pictured above) and I highly recommend them for the wet weather months to come. :)

Friday, January 13, 2012

COMING OF AGE IN AMERICA









Beautiful black and white images of the youth of America by Joseph Szabo

“Szabo’s camera is sharp, incisive, and young, matching his subjects. One can use many adjectives: revealing, tender, raucous, sexy, showy… in Szabo’s hands, the camera is magically there, the light is always available, the moment is perceived, seen, and caught.” - Cornell Capa (Time Lightbox)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

RECIPE: MEDITERRANEAN PIZZA



I made this pizza after having leftover filling for the spinach pastries I prepared for my November catering job. It's become a favorite in our house, so I thought I'd share it here.

It is DELICIOUS ! If you try it out - let me know. Download recipe.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

PHOTOGRAPHER: EVE ARNOLD (1912-2012)




  
"If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.”— Eve Arnold (1912-2012)

I came across these images on Time.com the other day. What an incredible woman and remarkable talent. Her images are timeless. “I look for a sense of reality with everything I did,” she once said. “I didn’t work in a studio, I didn’t light anything. I found a way of working which pleased me because I didn’t have to frighten people with heavy equipment, it was that little black box and me.”

I found an old 210 Polaroid Land Camera while thrifting a month ago with 6 Polaroid film exposures ! It's like finding two treasures in one. I've been thinking a lot about what I want to capture on those black and white pieces of film. Eve's work and words are inspiring.