36 Hours in NYC

May 22, 2013

wooh! i had a short 36 hour trip to NYC last week to preview the target fall home collection, i can't wait to share those images with you but you'll have to wait for that. i usually make it out to nyc once a year – it's not somewhere i could ever find myself living in but i love visiting. there are so many things to see, places to eat and faces to visit, here are some of the places i checked out while i was there.

Roasted Rosemary Almonds

May 20, 2013

Roasted Rosemary Almonds / blog.jchongstudio.com
Roasted Rosemary Almonds / blog.jchongstudio.com
roasted almonds are one of my go-to snacks, i decided to step them up a bit by roasting them at home with some rosemary and cayenne. great tasty treat when you are on the go!

ROASTED ROSEMARY ALMONDS
2 cups skin-on whole raw almonds
2 tablespoons rosemary (dried works too!)
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon cayenne petter

1. pre-heat oven for 325ยบ
2. in a bowl mix together all of the above ingredients, make sure almonds are all coated
3. on a sheet pan evenly distribute the almonds into one layer and bake for 20 mins or until lightly golden
4. allow almonds to cool and store in air right container

Roasted Rosemary Almonds / blog.jchongstudio.com
Roasted Rosemary Almonds / blog.jchongstudio.com

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

Featured on Design*Sponge

May 17, 2013


happy friday! design*sponge was one of the first blogs i ever read so i couldn't be more thrilled to share my fruit and nut bar recipe on their blog today. *happy dance* please hop on over to d*s to check out the rest of the photos and full recipe. special thank you to kristina and grace for having me!

have a wonderful weekend, i'll see you guys here next week with a little bit of what i did in nyc.

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

Oh Hello Friend | Orange County

May 15, 2013

Oh Hello Friend / blog.jchongstudio.com
have you guys heard of oh hello friend the cute and craft blog of danni hong? she recently opened up her very own brick and mortar store in orange county! you can find an assortment of great gift ideas and vintage finds at very reasonable prices. i got the chance to ask danni some questions about the store and her blog, her is what she had to say!

can you describe the process of starting oh hello friend, what were you doing before you started?
starting oh, hello friend was a slow process and has been a labor of love. this year actually marks the 5th year we’ve been in business. i was working as a graphic designer when i started the blog and etsy shop.studying graphic design in college really helped in starting my own business since i could do all the design myself.

how did you expand from having an online shop to your very own brick and mortar?
we started selling at craft shows shortly after i started my shop on etsy. we did our first craft show in 2009. people have always asked us if we owned a shop. last year, we decided it was time to open a retaillocation and our shop opened in february 2013! our online presence is still very helpful and people who don’t live in the area still support us by ordering online.

Oh Hello Friend / blog.jchongstudio.com
Oh Hello Friend / blog.jchongstudio.com

Panang Curry with Coconut Cauliflower Rice

May 13, 2013


a few weeks ago i was a guest blogger on sonia monagheddu's blog "oggi pan e salame domani" – she's an italian food blogger! i shared one of my favorite go-to recipes, panang curry with coconut rice. be sure to check out sonia's blog for some delicious eats!

The OC Mart Mix | Orange County

May 08, 2013

The OC Mart Mix / blog.jchongstudio.com
The OC Mart Mix / blog.jchongstudio.com
The OC Mart Mix / blog.jchongstudio.com
after visiting rolling greens my friend jon told me to check out the oc mart mix. fun space filled with lots of little shops for everyone including a cheese shop, outdoor home store, clothing, and yummy snack/eateries. i enjoyed a pitaya bowl with pineapple, kiwi, bananas and coconut so delicious.

The OC Mart Mix / blog.jchongstudio.com
The OC Mart Mix / blog.jchongstudio.com

The OC Mart Mix / blog.jchongstudio.com
The OC Mart Mix / blog.jchongstudio.com
OC MIX MART
3313 Hyland Avenue Suite C
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

May Round Up

May 06, 2013


1. PORCELAIN JAR   •  2. COTTON BOWL   •   3. SHELL WOOD SPOON   •   4. LEATHER TOTE   •   5. TWIG PENCIL   •   6. ENAMEL STORAGE BOXES   •   7. WILLENDORF BOTTLE   •   8. CORIUMI TRIBAL POUCH   •   9. GEOMETRY SET CANDLESTICK

+ PHOTOS AS NOTED ABOVE | LAYOUT BY JCHONG STUDIO +


Rolling Greens | Orange County

May 01, 2013

Rolling Greens / blog.jchongstudio.com
Rolling Greens / blog.jchongstudio.com
i admit i don't have much of a green thumb but when i saw my friend lindsay instagram rolling greens i was intrigued and wanted to check it out. it's a beautiful space and definitely not your average nursery. they carried lots of things you'd find in a nursery but also home decor, furniture, kitchen goods and even a few jams and salts! they also offer classes for floral arrangement and terrariums. i've always loved the way terrariums look, i just might have to take a class!

Rolling Greens / blog.jchongstudio.com
Rolling Greens / blog.jchongstudio.com

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