All things Gold

June 29, 2011

Goldishsomewhere within the last two years i've started to be drawn to all things gold and metallic. here are some of my gold favorites.
one. gold scalloped glass two. painted stripes thank you card from rifle paper company three. jonathan adler brass hippo four. jenny ann by kate spade five. whirl flats by jimmy choo six. twril by kate spade

DESIGN BY JCHONG

Weekend Highlights

June 28, 2011

Mt. Baldylast weekend - in preparation for my trip to manchu picchu some friends and i did a ten mile hike up to mt. baldy. the hike is definitely a butt kicker but the views on this hike are one of the best. it never fails i've always seen pretty blue skies on this hike.

PHOTOS BY JCHONG

HarLex

June 27, 2011

HarLexi've completely fallen in love with harlex etsy shop. a husband and wife duo based out of hong kong. you can see the love and craft in every piece in their shop. i need to add alot of these items to my wishlist!

VIA THIS IS GLAMOUROUS PHOTOS BY HARLEX

Happy Weekend

June 24, 2011

looking forward to a weekend at home before i start traveling again. sadly i had to turn down an awesome food adventure this weekend – but hoping that the opportunity arrives again. wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

PHOTOS BY JCHONG

G

June 23, 2011

lovely wooden type G - from guru a design store in mexico city.

PHOTO BY NICK SHERMAN

At Last Cafe

June 22, 2011

atlastcafeeveryone knows i'll travel for food, but i hardly ever explore my own backyard. at last cafe is only a few miles away from my house, and i've heard raves about the brick chicken from james. friday night – sarah and i headed over to try the famous brick chicken and mac n'cheese with ham. the chicken was tender and juicy but i wished the skin was crispy like aframe's beer can chicken, but still delicious. our favorite was definitely the mac n'cheese though, cheesy but not overly cheesy, and the chunks ham was the perfect touch. for dessert we ordered orangeade cheesecake [definitely recommended!] and strawberry shortcake [will pass next time]. overall a good meal in my backyard.

PHOTO BY JCHONG

Whisknladle

June 21, 2011

whisknladleone of the my favorite highlights from the weekend was getting brunch at whisknladle in la jolla. we sat out on the patio – and the day was absolutely perfect. we shared the porchetta + egg tartine and the ricatta lemon meyer w/blueberry pancakes. the porchetta was perfect and one of my favorite dishes from the entire weekend – a savory open faced french toast with hint of maple syrup. the pancakes were also delightful not too sweet as some may think – they were both the best brunch duo. the service was one of the best i've had in a while (ask for colin!) – i would definitely recommend it for anyone who is in the area.

PHOTO BY JCHONG

Weekend Highlights

June 20, 2011

what a wonderful weekend with sarah – filled with lots of laughter, good food and beautiful scenery. as always we had some awesome food adventures! here is a photo from la jolla beach, san diego where sarah will be a resident of one day ;)

PHOTO BY JCHONG

Dotted with Gold

June 17, 2011

i love everything about this dotted 23k gold mug. they are so pretty.. i would probably never use them. you can purchase them at bailey doesn't bark.

PHOTOS FROM BAILEY DOESN'T BARK

Happy Friday

Hooray-for-Summer
it's friday! hooray and my dear friend sarah is in town. like all my visitors i like to take them out to all my favorite food spots. this time we are changing it up a bit and heading down to san diego for the day for new food adventures. hope to have some yummy things for you to look at next week!

did you know next week (june 21) is the official start of summer?

ILLUSTRATION BY SAMANTHA HAHN

Tara Donne

June 16, 2011

Tara Donnei love food. love love love food. beautiful foodtography captures by tara donne

PHOTOS BY TARA DONNE

WANTED / Camera Strap

June 15, 2011

Roberu-Straplovely camera strap from union los angeles. (it's amazing how some of the simplest things can cost so much!)

PHOTO FROM UNION LOS ANGELES

Happy Birthday Little Sister

June 14, 2011

happy happy birthday to my cute, funny, and weird little sister. i hope your day/week/year is filled with lots of joy and happiness. i miss you!

LEFT PHOTO BY MARVIN KUO / RIGHT PHOTO BY TCHONG

Rosie Hardy

Rosie-Hardyi've followed rosie hardy on flickr for a while now and i absolutely love her images and processing. typically im not a big fan of overly processed images, but rosie's seems to get it just right for me. not only does she have amazing photos but she is beautiful and has a great self portrait series. you can check out more of her work on flickr or rosiehardy.com

PHOTOS BY ROSIE HARDY

Frosted Cupcakery - Smore's

June 13, 2011

for the past few weeks i've been on a health kick trying to recover from all the not so healthy things i've been eating while friends were visiting. i've been doing a really good job... but i felt like i needed something sweet (plus i have to get my stomach ready for SN's visit!) i got a smores cupcake (graham cracker cake with milk chocolate buttercream topped with a toasted marshmallow) from frosted cupcakery. it's the flavor of the month so get it before it is gone!

PHOTO BY JCHONG

Sweet Olivia + Happy Friday

June 10, 2011

Sweet Oliviameet olivia - the cutest baby ever - daughter of my friend sophia lee. these were a few pictures i took of her she was visiting in san diego. she has so many expression - it's so adorable. i mean really - how can this face not make you smile! anyhow wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!

PHOTOS BY JCHONG

Old Faithful Shop

June 09, 2011

OldFaithfulShoploving all the things from the old faithful shop – great package design and accessories.

one. noble tonic two. day planner three. walter wenger utility knife four. log salt and pepper shakers five. milk bottle

ALL PHOTOS FROM OLD FAITHFUL SHOP

Thomas Saliot

June 08, 2011

Thomas_Saliot_01loving this painting by thomas saliot

PAINTING BY THOMAS SALIOT

WANTED /Eames Molded Plastic Armchair

June 02, 2011

EamesMoldi've been eyeing these eames plastic style arm chairs for a long time but still haven't been able to pull the trigger because of the $500 price tag. there are a few sites that make replicas for half the price. even though i really want the original eames... i am curious to see how the replicas stand up next to the real things.

PHOTO FROM DWR

Type Clock

June 01, 2011

TypeClockScreenshot_05beautiful display of type on the ipad/iphone typeclock app. get the app for .99 cents.

PHOTO FROM TYPECLOCK

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