Thursday, July 2, 2015

Moment to Remember


Sometimes the best vacation find isn't a physical object that you can take home, but a perfect memory or tableau that you keep in your mind.  This moment, admiring the famous LOVE sculpture in Philadelphia, the US's temporary capital from 1790-1800, was one of those perfect pictures to remember. 

Happy Independence Day weekend!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Scent of the Month

This month's scent is Marc Jacobs Mod Noir, described as opening ' with a field of lush, dewy greens, which give way to freshly cut gardenias floating atop sparkling water. Creamy musks leave a sensual dry down on the skin."
Clockwise from top left: earrings, lipstick, dress, bag, scent, sandals, scarf

Monday, June 29, 2015

Recipe: San Francisco Garlic Fries


If you have ever been to a San Francisco's Giants game, you have probably tried - or at least smelled - these amazing garlic fries.  This recipe uses the oven instead of a deep fryer, so this version is a little bit healthier than what you might find at the ballpark, and can easily be made at home... These fries are perfect for accompanying some summer BBQ, celebrating the 4th, or to eat while watching a game.

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil
2.5 pounds of russet potatoes
4 garlic cloves, finely diced
Salt & pepper to taste
2 tablespoons of flat leaf parsley, chopped

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Coat a baking sheet in about 1/2 teaspoon of oil.


Slice the potatoes into 1/2 thick strips, leaving the skin on.  Toss the strips in 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil with salt and pepper to taste.  Start fairly light, but it's hard to ever over salt potatoes.

Place the potatoes on a single layer on the baking sheet.

Cook the potatoes for approximately 30-40 minutes, turning after 15 minutes.  Keep a close eye after the 30 minute mark and pull them before they get too brown.   You want the fries to have some crispiness, but to prevent them from drying out.

Once done, toss the fries in the remaining oil, garlic, and parsley, then season to taste.

Serve and enjoy!


Friday, June 26, 2015

What We're Talking About This Week

We shared our favorite LA candy store this week, which features many amazing Scandinavian treats.  But these delicacies are about to get even more accessible in the rest of the country, with IKEA adding Swedish candies to their US stores.

A few weeks ago we were talking about our foam roller love, and this week we learned that not only can rollers help with myofascial self-release, but they can also be a great tool for healthy waist sculpting.

All this weekend, Hollywood is host to the Los Angeles Culture Festival.  This festival features music, food, and crafts from all over the world.

Right in time for the movie's twentieth anniversary, Clueless the Musical is going to be a real thing, and it's going to be amazing.  We can't wait for the song versions of As If, A Virgin Who Can't Drive, and I Hope Not Sporadically, plus the staging of the nautical wedding.

This Sunday is SF Pride, celebrated in the city's Castro, the historically gay neighborhood.  Many acts will take the stage after the parade, and we would recommend catching local legend Lady Bunny.