around L.A. / botanica restaurant & market.

Gal pals and tastemakers extraordinaire Emily Fiffer and Heather Sperling, met in Chicago years ago when they were each working as food writers and editors. Fast forward and they’ve traded the Windy City for L.A.’s year-round sunshine and swapped their pens for aprons and knives. Their combined passion and experience has realized itself in one of the most literal... 
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feast for the eyes.

there is essentially no other reason for this post, other than i was inspired by these images and found myself collecting them on pinterest like some kind of maniacal fruit hoarder. so, there you have it. i’m giving you fruit today but hopefully, you’ll see it as something a little more — some colorful (even healthy!) inspiration. it’s almost summer... 
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a petite guide to visiting france.

apologies for the tardiness of this post, but with so many photos to edit and links to gather it’s taken me some time to pull it all together, but at last, here we go — to france! so often, paris is the it place everyone wants to go — and ouí, it is a dream. but on my recent travels abroad, i visited a few other french cities and found them to be trés... 
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friday finds.

it’s finally friday — and even though it was a short work week, i still feel like, “whew! we made it!”, and darn it but if i don’t still have the travel itch. labor day has come and gone, and still no summer holiday for me. i’ve got to get out of town! or at least pretend like i am. happy weekend, or shall i say, bon voyage everyone! xo,... 
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let there be lights!

one of the things i miss most about living in san francisco, are the bridges and the way they make the city truly unique — connecting san francisco to the ‘mainland’, i can attest that driving across them never gets old. the bay bridge has been refurbished and with that industrious restoration, it’s been reborn. it’s also being re-lit —... 
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