Retro Swimsuits

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It’s summer time! Forget about getting your body “in shape” for summer! What about finding a cute swimsuit you feel good and confident in? Now there’s the challenge! Luckily for many of us, vintage inspired swimsuits are back in style. What I like about these swimsuits is that they offer more coverage. I’m a skinny […]

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Squash Blossom Quesadilla

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If you shop at farmers’ markets you know that baby zucchini is in season, as well as their blossoms.  I asked my husband to get zucchini at the farmers’ market and instead he bought the flowers.  I had never cooked with squash blossoms, but I remembered my grandmother making quesadillas de flor de calabaza as […]

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Farmers’ Market

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My Sunday mornings consists of making a trip to the Farmers’ Market in Beverly Hills. I like that it’s small, yet it has all my favorite farmers like Harry’s Berries, Weiser Family Farms and Dry Dock Fish Company. I make sure to get basics like onions, garlic, and whatever greens are in season (right now […]

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Japanese Garden

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This August will be my 9th year in Los Angeles. First of all, time really does fly by. Second of all, I am surprised at how much I still don’t know about this city and all that it has to offer. This weekend I visited the Japanese Garden in Van Nuys. It’s surrounded by the 405 […]

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Carne Asada

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It’s starting to feel like summer.  Longer days, warm weather, avocados at the farmer’s market.  And of course carne asada for dinner.  Carne Asada is one of my favorite dinners. It’s easy to make, inexpensive, and it reminds me of Sunday dinners with my family in Napa.  And of course it’s delicioso! Here’s how you […]

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Happy Earth Day! Vegan Food Edition.

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One of my other freelance jobs is being an expert scout for Citysearch LA. Since today is Earth Day I thought it would be appropriate to make a Guide with my favorite vegan restaurants in Los Angeles. Do you eat vegan food?  What’s your experience with vegan food?  Do you have any favorite vegan restaurants […]

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Pretty, Fun, and Colorful Socks

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Say goodbye to boring black and white socks and bring a little color to your feet. Socks are the easiest way to accessorize an outfit. Recently there have been a bunch of companies making really fun and colorful socks. These socks are an easy way to add a little funk to an outfit and show […]

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Fire Escape Shelf

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  This isn’t your typical Ikea bookshelf. Made from hand-welded steel, this Fire Escape Shelf by Design Ideas is strong enough to hold candles, potted plants, books, and other prized possessions you might have laying around. You can find it featured on for the next 3 days or at Design Ideas.

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Nick Cave Heard NY

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On Sunday I witnessed one of the most beautiful and creative art exhibits I have ever seen by Chicago based artist Nick Cave.  In the middle of the hustle and bustle of Grand Central station, 30 colorful straw horses were on display in the Vanderbilt Hall, waiting patiently to became alive twice a day to […]

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First Day of Spring at the New York Botanical Garden

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While Spring seems like it will never come, the New York Botanical Garden currently has a beautiful exhibition of orchids to help remind you what warm, tropical weather feels like. There are over 7,000 orchids on display. The uniqueness of these plants and their beauty is truly remarkable. Orchid show is open now until April 22.

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