Category Archives: out & about LA

summer getaway | big bear lake, ca

These pics are from a summer weekend getaway to Big Bear Lake this past July.  We hiked, kayaked and paddleboarded our way in and around the lake, then spent evenings cooking and drinking wine in our cozy cabin.  It was … Continue reading

Posted in con mis amigos, out & about LA | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

gastropub | the parish, dtwn LA

Deviled eggs Wood-grilled bone marrow with celery salad Poutine of fried oysters Mojama (salt-cured tuna) with truffled fingerling potatoes & fried duck egg Haricot verts with grilled peaches, garam masala & burrata Grilled corn with honeycomb butter Fried chicken with … Continue reading

Posted in con mis amigos, out & about LA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

chillin’ | tsujita LA + blockheads shavery

Cold tofu appetizer Sake on ice  Shaved ice cream, aka “snow cream” (left: black sesame; right: green tea) An al fresco dinner at Tsujita LA with Pands and Shane, followed by a cool “snow cream” treat from Blockheads Shavery.  It was … Continue reading

Posted in con mis amigos, out & about LA | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

silken tofu & tonkotsu black | robata jinya

Soy milk + magnesium chloride (a mineral coagulant) = tableside silken tofu  Tonkotsu Black ramen Robata Jinya = the best ramen in and around Mid-City.  The chashu pork… just… melts.

Posted in noodle time, out & about LA | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

lobster crab cake benedict | larchmont bungalow

Lobster crab cake benedict from Larchmont Bungalow School’s… out… for… ever!!!  My second lazy Sunday funday in a row since graduation.  I rolled out of bed around midday and eventually ventured out to grab a late brunch with C at … Continue reading

Posted in out & about LA, SF bay | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

afternoon tea | peninsula hotel

Major QT with Mom this week, ladies of leisure style. Afternoon tea at the Peninsula Hotel, then seedling shopping at Sunset Nursery, followed by hours spent unwinding at Wi Spa, a mineral sauna and jjimjilbang (Korean spa) in Ktown. So … Continue reading

Posted in out & about LA | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

diver scallops | craft

Diver scallops with piccolo basil & Meyer lemon Graduation dinner with the fam at Craft.  The entire tasting menu was delightful from start to finish, but I’d say the first course was my favorite of the night, the diver scallops. … Continue reading

Posted in out & about LA | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

sweet saturday | scoops

 Strawberry-balsamic & pistachio-fig ice cream cone I woke up Saturday morning with the sweetest feeling of personal accomplishment.  Just the day before, I donned my cap and gown and walked across the graduation stage on UCLA’s Wilson Plaza.  Three years … Continue reading

Posted in con mis amigos, out & about LA | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

taste of the nation 2012

(Photo credit: Lauren Herman) I spent most of this sunny Sunday dishing out cupcakes, cookies and confections from Lucques/A.O.C./Tavern at Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation 2012 fundraiser in West Hollywood for No Kid Hungry.  It was a great event with tasty … Continue reading

Posted in out & about LA | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

beef bourguignon | canelé

Bday dinner for Pands at Canelé in Atwater Village.  I had the beef bourguignon.

Posted in con mis amigos, out & about LA | Tagged , , | Leave a comment