what i wore

Dress: thrifted/ Sweater: Old Navy/ Belt: borrowed from my mom/ Tights: We Love Colors/ Shoes: Villians/ Headband: made by my mom/ Necklace: Anna Blair

griffith park

Just some photos from Griffith Park.



Pies I ate this weekend:
Homemade Pumpkin Chiffon (pictured above)
Homemade Apple/pear with rosemary crust (also pictured above)
Homemade Apple
Homemade Carmel Walnut
Me-made Pecan Pie
Mozza made Pumpkin Date Tart (below)


happy thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving (a.k.a. Jewish Christmas) is my favorite holiday. There's no religion or awkward gift giving - just eating and drinking! Hope yours is a great one!!
Plate from here via here.

nice pj's

It was recently suggested that I get this poster for my guest room.


canvas bags

Even though we already have about seventeen canvas bags, this one is pretty fantastic.
Via BB-links.

what i wore

Skirt: Anthropologie (altered)/ Shirt: H&M/ Sweater: Vince via Jeremy's/ Tights: We Love Colors/ Shoes: Kenneth Cole/ Purse: gifted vintage Gucci


lemony bars

Here are some lemon bars I made this weekend. The recipe came from a friend, so I'm not sure of its original origin. 

for the crust:
1/2 pound unsalted butter at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
for the filling:
6 extra large eggs at room temperature
3 cups granulated sugar
2 tablespoons grated lemon zest, (about 4 to 6 lemons )
3/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 cup all purpose flour
confectioner's sugar for dusting on top
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
For the crust, cream the butter and the sugar until light. Combine the flour and the salt, and, with the mixer on low, add the butter just until mixed. Dump dough onto a well floured board, and gather into a ball. (I didn't do this - just put it directly into the baking sheet.) Flatten the dough with floured hands, and press it into a 9 x 13 x 2 inch baking sheet, building up the edges to 1/2 inch on all sides. Chill minimum one hour.
Bake the crust for 15 to 20 minutes, until lightly tanned. Let cool. Leave the oven on.
For the filling, whisk the eggs, sugar, zest, juice and flour. Pour over the crust and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the filling is set. Let cool to room temperature. Dust with powdered sugar. Enjoy!



interweb randomness

Just some stuff that I've been liking online, like this awesomely knitted leather Prada purse.....
....this sticky toffee pudding recipe...
....a poster with some words to live by....
 ...and a Dutch girl who only wears the clothes she made!

Side note: One of my photos was used for an article about re-purposed materials! Yay!


homemade twix bars

There are a couple of steps involved in making these homemade twix bars, but the outcome is so delicious, it's well worth it. You make the bars in layers - shortbread, caramel and then the chocolate. It's especially helpful to have a colorful apron, fancy salt, and a baking buddy. Find the recipe here.
Recipe from Not Without Salt. Photos by me.


what i wore

Dress: Shareen Vintage/ Belt: H&M/ Sandals: Steve Madden/ Purse: gifted vintage Gucci/ Sunglasses: Paul Frank
Photos by Anna


chinatown: signage

All photos by me. More here.

chinatown: color

All photos by me.


Anna and I took an excursion east to visit LA's Chinatown this past weekend. To say I took a lot of photos would be an understatement.
All photos by me.


democratic camera

Some highlights from the William Eggleston exhibit at LACMA - definitely worth seeing if you are in the Southern California area.


short gray boots

I'm in the market for some short gray boots. So far, the top contenders include this cap-toed pair (above), this two toned pair:
A not-quite-as-cute version of the former:
This boot-ish style:
Completely-out-of-my-price-range pair (but so cute!):
Buckled version: