Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I've never been into cooking, but we've been cooking a lot lately *. Tried out pizza recipes from Jean Kelley's beautiful cookbook Blue Eggs and Yellow Tomatoes the other night - tomato, fresh mozzarella, and basil; mushroom, chives and added truffle oil; brie, prosciutto, and arugula - delicious and so much fun. It's a great book for a beginner cook like myself who is familiar with flavors, but had no idea how to get them! I've been having ah-ha moments with flavor, having tasted them at restaurants and then all of a sudden creating them at home. Also made her seriously perfect chocolate chip cookies, which has made me very popular :) and butternut squash soup.

ornament adventures

Also got handmade ornament adventures from Jon. He was inspired by the wonderful pieces of Samma at Maryam Nassir Zadeh via one of my favorite blogs Ermie. Ahh, fluorescent yellow...

Monday, December 28, 2009

dinner at jon's

dinner at jon's...

Thursday, December 24, 2009

card making at the DWC

Spent the morning making cards with the ladies today. Met a lovely lady named Christina. Wishing her a happy and prosperous new year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


beautiful mess of leaves after a windy day! Not so common here in L.A. :)

Monday, December 21, 2009


"Bruise" by Mike Mills. Available here.

Tom Ford

The lovely Tom Ford at a debut screening of his brilliant new movie "A Single Man."

happy herringbone floor!

Happiness in my new herringbone floor!

3"x6" recycled porcelaine tiles laid out in a herringbone pattern; my inspirations here and here; busy pattern takes attention away from the odd floorplan; eternally grateful to the contractors whose knees were beat after installation!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

out and about

Rug at Rose Bowl Flea Market.

Decor at the back bar of Palate.

Yuka's daybed with pillows she made from Mamimekko dish towels by Sanna Annukka.

breakfast at Elements

Polenta, poached egg, and prosciutto breakfast at Elements Cafe - my kind of meal!! They'll be opening a restaurant and bar in the plaza of the Pasadena Playhouse a block away from our Laemmle Theater very soon. Perfect date night. Purple glass sidewalk jewels around the corner of the cafe.

Eley Kishimoto and Anthropologie

Love this dress. Collaboration between Eley Kishimoto and Anthropologie.