Every year I think, "Next summer my life is going to change and I'll take a long vacation by the ocean." Cotton dress, straw hat, pink bicycle — the whole Ralph Lauren fantasy that my ancestors (and Ralph's) left Russia to assimilate into.Read More
I found Los Angeles County Store the way my best relationships start lately, on INSTAGRAM. There were so many imaginative, witty, beautiful, colorful - just irresistible gifts and jewelry and books and art and - well you get the picture, that the farm-to-table idea instantly morphed into the IG-to-car-to-Los Angeles County Store-concept.Read More
I live downtown in the Arts District and work in Orange County so every morning I get on the 5 South at Santa Fe Avenue.
The new Chris Jacobx single, Abbot Kinney is out! - and this Digital Diaghilev - Millennial Marketing Strategist (Kardashians, Time/People Magazine, LA Times) & Pop Star is totally Baking It In LA!Read More
Outside my window and two miles west I can see the L.A downtown skyline. Granted, it’s a junior skyline, given the skylines of New York and Tokyo…Read More
Like El Gallo says in The Fantasticks, “You wonder how these things begin,” which is always my first question about anything that anyone is baking. But it’s especially intriguing in the case of Berda and Andrew’s pitch perfect INSTAGRAM: the_daily_noir.Read More
Now that it’s turning toward summer again, and in the spirit of Proust’s madeleine and recapturing the past, it’s fitting to post this amazing piece Liz Walker, co-owner of The Humble Abode Wellness Center wrote on her Facebook page when last year’s evening lights were just about to say goodbye.Read More
Celebrating 30 years of being delicious on Melrose Avenue, Sweet Lady Jane is where over-sized lattice topped berry pies and deep dish crumbles defy any diet’s will to live.Read More
If there's a better definition of chaos, I'd like to know what it is because how does a blue anklet disappear between the washer and the dryer when it hasn't left the premises?
We met at the first intermission. By the second, there was champagne. More after the show at a late-night, downtown bar.Read More
In my social media job, I curate a ton of content so I read a lot of different publications. The other day I came across this article in Forbes about how single people get a lot of “much-needed alone time,” aka “restorative solitude.” Um yeah, restorative solitude is great, as long as it doesn’t happen from Friday night to Monday morning.Read More
Anyone who's ever tried to extract a sliver of eggshell from of a bowl of cracked yolks knows the agony of defeat as it slides back down into the depths of the slurpy whites.Read More
Pie doesn't get more noir than this. Not only for how fatal it is for carb addicts, but for the sheer difficulty of pulling off the crime of making it.Read More
Pie Noir lives on at this hot #DTLA #ArtsDistrict grocery with great food, cool jazz (live on Wednesday nights), and…Read More
Aussie Fork-In-Pies is a sidewalk storefront on Main Street - not beach fancy - just pies with a breeze chaser.Read More
For years I fumbled my pie crusts. No matter what I did, they turned out bitter. And finally I realized, since the basic recipe for pie crust is flour, butter, salt and ice water, the problem had to be the salt. And if you lose the salt, the butter better be magic.Read More