Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Babies

The Babies is a side project of Vivian Girls and Woods.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Fun with camera phone: Holiday edition

The last photo is my BFF Rachael's holiday cocktail - a white cranberry spritzer - and it is so good. Find the recipe here: White Cranberry Spritzer Recipe

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Orla Kiely

File under: Stuff I love and can't afford.
Wool check coat: $640
Multi stem scarf: $145

Fun fact: I accidentally typed "Wool check goat"... twice.

toddland + the motherland

Toddland is a clothing company started by my friend Todd. Todd's mom is so cute. She now calls herself "Motherland". She lives in Michigan, and shipped us homemade caramel popcorn! I got my very own!

Here I am enjoying it... A LOT. Thanks Motherland!

Last night was the Toddland Festivus Feast of Meats. Or holiday dinner. Whatever. It was at Northwoods Inn in La Mirada. If you live in Southern California, you have probably seen this place and wondered what the heck it was. It's a log cabin-looking building with a fake snow-topped roof right off the 5 freeway at the Valley View exit. It's a kitschy lumberjack wonderland, with sawdust and peanut shells on the floor.

(I tried to save space by putting the pics side by side. You can click them to see them bigger.)

Here are some more pictures from dinner.

For some reason, Todd brought one of the Toddland 5-pound Gummy Bears, and I had no idea why it was there. Until it was time for dessert!

Left: Paul proudly holds his creation - the packaging for the 5 lb. gummy bear! 
Right: Todd operates.

Ewan always wanted to bite the ear off of one of these guys.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Fun with camera phone

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Eating out... or in?: Chef Deborah Schneider of SOL Cocina

I am fortunate enough to work somewhere really cool. Every year we have a holiday breakfast. This year, Chef Deborah Schneider of SOL Cocina in Newport Beach cooked for us. It was not only the best tasting holiday breakfast we’ve ever had, but the best tasting breakfast I have ever had, period.
Left: Chef Deb, Right: Papas "Papi" - fried breakfast potatoes & onions smothered in melted cheese, crema, bacon, pork chorizo, serrano chilies , green onions and pico de gallo.

Seasonal fruit platter.

Left: bacon and chorizo. Right: mango mimosas being poured.

SOL Chilaquiles Verde - corn tortillas sautéed in medium-spicy tomatillo salsa with queso fresco, topped with Huevos Mexicanos, crema, cotixa cheese & onions, served with Bacon & Chorizo on the side.

The best damn scrambled eggs I have ever tasted.

Souffle Carlotta - SOL’s version of French toast – rich & creamy bread pudding spiked with Patron Citronage & lemon zest, butter sautéed & drizzled with organic agave syrup, topped with mango, berries, vanilla whipped cream, almonds & powdered sugar.

Chef Deborah Schneider's website
SOL Cocina
251 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach

Friday, December 10, 2010


Tuesday, December 7, 2010