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los angeles: part 1

January 22, 2011

ever since i was kid, i harbored this midwestern dream of moving to southern california, becoming a marine biologist (save the whales!) having a surfer boyfriend and just chilling on the beach. but since living in the bay area, i’ve developed a slightly more jaded view of all things so-cal: hollywood, smog, porn, fake...
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go nuts!

December 26, 2010

every year around the holidays i go a little nuts baking and preparing snacks as gifts for parties and family and friends. this year, in memory of my grandmother who died in the spring, i’ve been trying to make more of her recipes, including this one for the traditional german christmas market snack,  gebrannte...
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baking with roy g biv

December 22, 2010

via girlhula my birthday’s not until february but i’m already having dreams of a RAINBOW CAKE with vanilla frosting topped & coconut!!!!! what could be better than that?!?!! then i started googling and got some pretty intense and slightly sickening results…i think i already have a sugar headache. via serious eats via omnomicon via...
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wish list! part 1

December 17, 2010

this is not my tree and not my holiday (chanukkah’s already over!), but just in case there are some stragglers out there looking for a gift for yours truly, here’s part 1 of what i’ve got my eye on this xmas/new year’s season (don’t forget the festive wrapping!!): the vera book!!! i’ve been collecting...
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BIG THINGS HOLIDAY SALE!

December 15, 2010

we know how shitty it is to do your holiday shopping downtown with the mobs. you get dehydrated, the lights start getting halos around them, the pine scent gives you a headache….and after six hours of torture, all you end up with is some lame stationary set for your sister-in-law. that’s why BIG THINGS...
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augie turns two!

December 11, 2010

last sunday we celebrated augie’s 2nd birthday with a MONSTER party at trina & sean’s! i finally got to meet little sister laurie lou (lalou!!) and her mile-long lashes. we gobbled dim sum, sugar cookies, cupcakes and i even wore my monster pants! this year’s decorations were comparable to last year’s hat party, with...
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eight crazy nights!

December 5, 2010

the holidays are upon us! chanukkah came quite early this year, but we managed to throw together our annual party to celebrate the 3rd night with friends. i made my aunt’s sufganiyot recipe again (jelly-filled doughnuts!) and a “healthy” version of latkes with zucchini and carrots. latke toppings this year included the traditional applesauce,...
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BIG THINGS AHEAD: SHAADEE

October 26, 2010

shaadee came to model for us at metier when the latest shipment of isabel marant came in. she looked awesome in the clothes and we had a great time playing dress up and shooting her in the alley behind the store. when we asked what she “did,” she proudly replied that she was recently...
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farm hand

October 3, 2010

i just came back from chicago for my dad’s surprise 60th birthday party! it’s always great to get back to the midwest for family time and to see the friends i grew up with. my best friend since i was a kid, dorothy, is working on an organic farm up in michigan near ann...
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san foodcisco!

July 31, 2010

between my last big trip and the impending southwest roadtrip (leaving tomorrow morning! woah!!!) i spent a few weeks here in san francisco getting back to work, packing my stuff, looking for a new place to live. and as always, nourishing myself (more often than not to the brink of excess) on the incredible...
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