Tavern LA

November 29, 2011

Tavernhope everyone had a lovely thanksgiving holiday. i am recovering from all the delightful treats i had (probably one too many treats!) - but the time off was great looking forward to christmas and new years now.

last week when sarah was visiting we made lunch stop at tavern in brentwood. it's been on my go-to list for a long time so i was glad we made the trip. the space is one of the best restaurant space's i've been to. they have three different rooms, all with a unique feeling but all cohesive together. you can see a little tour here. you see that tree in the middle of the room, thats real! for lunch we the shrimp & crab and a chopped chicken salad, both light but filling.

PHOTOS BY JCHONG

Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving2011well, where did the year go! it's already thanksgiving time. i am spending the weekend in san francisco where some friends and i will be cooking up a feast. wishing you all a wonderful holiday.

DESIGN BY JCHONG

Meet Logan

November 23, 2011

Logan
meet logan. logan is super duper adorable kid who knows how to put a smile on your face. on our way to prepkitchen he came right up to me and gave me a hug - this guy wasn't shy! logan's dad owns a sushi catering business in san diego, so if your looking for sushi - check him out freshsushicatering.com

PHOTOS BY JCHONG

PrepKitchen

November 22, 2011

PrepKitchenalthough i've been to san diego several times now, and i've been given lots of food recommendations for the city - i always find myself back at whisknladle. this time sarah and i decided to try their sister restaurant prepkitchen. we headed down to the la jolla location for lunch. the restaurant small but absolutely charming, with a covered patio as well as a small indoor communal dining area.

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i ordered the beet, tangerine, goat cheese & avocado salad – sounds weird right? nope freaken amazing. sarah ordered the winter squash panini, squash, gruyere, quince mostarda, pear & fried sage – as soon as we took a bite we kept talking about how we could whip up our own salad version of this delightful panini.

PHOTOS BY JCHONG

Bottega Louie

November 21, 2011

Bottega LouieBottega Louiewhat a weekend! my dear friend sarah came to visit and as always we spent a lot of time eating. we went to my favorite brunch spots - bottega louie. i got the ahi tuna ni├žoise salad and sarah ordered the smoked salmon, two thumbs up for both!

Bottega Louieof course we had to finish things off with a little bit of dessert for breakfast, raspberry beignets!

Big Cookies Small World

November 17, 2011

Hector-Sanchezthese photos from the latest sweet paul magazine made me smile. i am ready for the holiday cookies are you!?

PHOTO BY HECTOR SANCHEZ | STYLING BY PAUL LOWE

MOON

November 15, 2011

do you wear contact lenses? check out this awesome case design by beverly moon. i've always been annoyed at the screw on, pop on cases for at home use. i never even screw them on most of the time, so im thankful for beverly's design. help her fund her project on kickstarter for $40 you can back her up and receive 1 MOON lens case (retail value of $60). yes $60 might be a little steep for a contact case but lets think about it really... when have you ever bought a contact case in your life - you know they are always free from the doctor!

CASE DESIGN BY BEVERLY MOON

Peppermint Pinkberry

November 14, 2011

pepperminthope everyone had a lovely weekend. i got a little peppermint treat this weekend at pinkberry - so delicious!

PHOTO FROM PINKBERRY

Lunch in Atlanta

November 10, 2011

ATLLuncheven though it is still early november i am looking forward to spending some time back in atlanta in december. besides getting to see some familiar faces, there are definitely a few places i want to grab some grub at!

some amazingly delicious fish tacos from taqueria del sol / a sea salt bagel from belly general which also happens to be one of the cutest stores around / shrimp po' boys from star provisions / grassfed burgers and fried pickles from yeah! burger

PHOTO OF YEAH BURGER AND BELLY GENERAL BY JCHONG | PHOTO TDS FROM TDS | PHOTO OF STAR PROVISIONS BY JIMMY

Bacon Chocolate Chunk Cookies

November 07, 2011

sunday morning was filled with rain, so instead of my usual volleyball routine i decided to make some bacon chocolate chunk cookies also known as 'infamous' bacon cookies from the primal palate. since i've started eating like a cavegirl, i've searched for blogs that have paleo recipes with good photography and hayley and bill from primal palate definitely have most paleo bloggers beat. i ordered their new book "make it paleo" and i've been enjoying new recipes, if you're interested in eating primal or just looking for good recipes i'd recommend this book.



PHOTOS BY JCHONG

In Your Arms

November 03, 2011

i've been following kina grannis music for a while now, not only does she have a beautiful voice, her videos always have awesome creative. loving this stop motion, jelly bean video directed by greg jardin.

VIDEO DIRECTED BY GREG JARDIN

La Tartine Gourmande

November 01, 2011

latartineoh, beatrice peltre you have an amazing eye for food. how gorgeous is this photo of roasted root veggies? if you're a food - food photography lover – bea just came out with a new book "recipes for an inspired life" that is absolutely stunning. check it out!

PHOTOS BY BEATRICE PELTRE of LA TARTINE GOURMANDE

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