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Every once in a while, a salad calling for grilled romaine pops up in a magazine or blog I am reading and I quickly pass it by... somehow it just never sounds appetizing. Grilled lettuce?
But after stumbling upon this recipe on Food Practice, it is starting to sound (and look!) great. Definitely going to give this a try before summer is over.
July 31, 2010
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This summer, I am making my way through our home, zone by zone, purging, organizing and trying to make things feel more "finished." I am currently trying to wrap-up the bedroom. With its wall-of-closet, this is no small task.
I still have sweaters to fold and a mattress to save for, but I can't stop thinking about lighting. Perhaps it is because the lighting is so poor at the moment. With navy walls, and at the back of our loft, the bedroom is cave-like, which I love. What I don't love is trying to read in bed at night. I go all squinty.
Enter my new obsession with bedroom lighting.
Sure, I'd love to spring for a pair of Jieldes.
But that probably won't happen. So I'm surfing ebay for something industrial, but I am also really digging the Hinge by CB2. But at 60W I fear they won't be bright enough....
July 22, 2010
My mom has always been a beach comber. She loves finding shells and odd things on the beach to research and display at home or on my parents' boat. Last summer she took several of the abalone shells she'd collected and assembled them as wall art... I'll have to dig up some pictures to share because it turned out beautifully.
When I saw this Abalone Shell Mirror from Jayson Home & Garden on Mrs. Lillien's blog, I immediately thought of mom. A new project, perhaps?
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In an effort to spruce things up around the house before house guests descend in two weeks, I just ordered a black toilet seat. Kind of a weird detail to think about... but if you're reading this you understand where I'm coming from!
May 31, 2010
I hope you all are having a delightful holiday weekend! We chose to stick close to home and it has been great. We checked out the Pasadena Museum of California Art's exhibit on the LA River, had a spicy sichuan dinner with friends and have gone for a bike ride every morning.
I picked up a new (to me) Schwinn on Friday night and I'm in love! She's perfect for cruising around the neighborhood.
Sadly, I am parting with my old Schwinn cruiser, so I couldn't resist snapping a few photos while taking one of our rides this weekend.
Photos by SparkerShop, more here.
May 21, 2010
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Back from a much needed vacation. We started with our friends' gorgeous farm wedding in San Luis Obispo and then jetted out to New Orleans for Jazz Fest. Pictures and shop updates are in the pipeline... in the mean time, check out these sweet honeymooners in NOLA.
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February 8, 2010
Have you seen A Single Man? Well, you should. Seriously, like now. GO.
Excellent performances, beautifully written and directed by Tom Ford and styled beyond belief. Vintage Mercedes. Lautner. 1960s Los Angeles. Colin Firth. Need I say more?