nola: a few favorites.

new orleans guide / sfgirlbybay

new orleans…i wish i had a few more days to spend with you. it was every bit as darling as i remember, but even more so thanks to the many suggestions you provided. so a big thank you! today i’m sharing some photos and a few favorites from my recent visit. i know there is plenty more to see and experience, so perhaps there will be another trip—and soon i... 
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around l.a. / grand central market DTLA.

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Located in the heart of downtown, The Grand Central Market has sought to celebrate the cuisine and cultures of Los Angeles since it opened it’s doors in 1917. It really is a sampling of the city’s best food (with a side of excellent people watching). Grab a lunch and then stock up on a fresh cut of meat some fresh fish or a wide variety of vegetables for supper!... 
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wear this there: bar basquiat.

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amsterdam has long been known as a hub for eccentric design, beauty, and off-beat hang-outs. so who’s shocked to learn that they have yet another cool café we wish we could transport ourselves to in time for sunday brunch. bar basquiat is not only a nod to art legend jean-michel basquiat, but it’s also right up our alley in terms of places we want to grab a cocktail... 
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curl up with your favorite chocolate & a good book.

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as you can probably tell from the built-in bookcases i added to my living room, i’m a bit of reader. well, more than a bit — reading is my favorite escape, and i inherited that from my mother who always used to read to me. i also inherited her indulgence of reading with a nice glass of wine, paired with some good, dark chocolate — the ultimate treat. so,... 
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vegetable containers: weekend project.

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i’ve been wanting to plant a little vegetable garden here at the new house, but haven’t been able to find just the right spot. until i decided on these galvanized troughs i found on amazon. i’d been looking for these for a while after seeing something similar in stable cafe’s herb garden in san francisco, but i guess it hadn’t occurred to me that... 
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