Saturday, June 30, 2007
That's where the bf and I were last Wednesday.
One word: sublime.
I liked the opening band (The Broken West) and looooved The National. Don't tell the bf, but I think I can see myself marrying any one of the members. Especially since they were yuppies before. I mean I've only played a recorder in 1st grade, but THAT (yuppie-ism) is something we have in common! How bout an uber talented Hobbit-like (in a strangely attractive way) guitarist? There are 2 to pick from. Brothers you see. Or the "cool dude" in the aviator glasses. Yum. Drummer? Everybody loves a drummer.
Ok I'm not myself.
See the lead singer in the video? We were standing right in front of (or beneath) him, leaning against the stage. Aside from the noisy LA dude whose breath reeked of ciggies and the pretty dumb blond "hair-twirler" who squeezed her boobs right into everyone's faces, it was a great show.
And they ALL wore Diesel jeans.
Friday, June 29, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Ladies and gentlemen, let me present to you:
Oh how I love this man’s books
At first view, it may seem as though this is a child’s book. It could very well be, but it’s really not. In Monsieur Lambert, Jean-Jacques Sempé captures the French essence ever so charmingly in just 58 illustrated pages. Page after page, secrets and conversations of different frequenters of Restaurant Chez Picard unfold before your eyes. It’s so quaint and lovely I can’t believe I own it. This is going to replace The Audrey Hepburn Treasures as my bedside book.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
My agency had a wine tasting night. What can I say?
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
...has got you down
When you've had a bad day, and none of the following helped:
- Boss acknowledging the fact that you've "had a shitty morning" by bringing flowers to your desk
- Hour and a half worth of yoga
- Multiple hugs and kisses from the bf
- Jumbo crab cakes and fries at Houston's
- Fresh laundry courtesy of the bf
- Perfectly round macarons staring at you from inside a tupperware
Monday, June 18, 2007
but never says no to a Snicker's bar
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Despite being bored to death this morning, I had my head blissfully rested on the bf’s chest as he stared fixated at the TV. Come , we headed to Whole Foods where I stocked up on almond flour, other baking needs, Hoegaarden and Honest Tea while the bf picked up tickets to The National at Bimbo’s. Curious for more baking sources (I’m really going broke pursuing this hobby of mine) I suggested we check out Rainbow Grocery.
Upon entering the surprisingly huge market, we were stunned by characters who shopped there. Never have I encountered such an eclectic mix: lanky moms with tattoos of dragons and snakes; old women in long bohemian skirts smelling faintly of gardenias; young women in braids and candy-striped socks; and men in flannel shirts sporting cowboy boots. We were the only non-vegetarians there without a single tattoo on our L’Occitane scrubbed skin. A hurried man brushed past the bf roughly as if to say, “There’s no room for yuppies here buddy.”
I knew then that I heart Rainbow Grocery (especially having been a “vegan”-who-ate-dairy-stuff for 3 whole months, sophomore year in college). They have a huge selection of everything for vegans and vegetarians (Tip Nora!). And not to mention organic soaps and cosmetics. Yes, organic cosmetics. Amidst my awe, I forgot to ask about their mascara selection for lil’ un.
After stocking up on more unnecessary groceries, the bf and I hit the
Lazy Saturdays are the reason why I’m still alive and kicking.
Random pics from the store:
Sometimes it ain't bread we need
You heard 'em. Stand back
Poor lone red bench accompanied by rich ol' ATM
Random pics from the Mission:
Thunderbird stuffed with garbage
Spencer caught the bf's eye
I got this as a peace-giving for my vegan friend during college
Apparently I "ruined his life" by revealing the fact that gummy bears
are NOT vegan (what with gelatin and all)
Now it's my go-to snack whenever I'm feeling "good"
Grilled monkfish and rosemary lamb chops
with a side of Japanese rice
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Went to Melinda and Ed's new place for dinner tonight. Refreshing Japanese salad and homemade Zhajiang Mian!!! Thanks for inviting us. It was all really nice and you have a GORGEOUS apartment. Moreover, I got to meet Oliver and Lola who changed my mind about small dogs.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
…jewel-like lemon thumbprints, lavender macarons, and coconut crisps. Which trailed off to more cookies. And even more cupcakes.
Then came the bright violet flowers in a pot… colorful mismatched mugs …and more flowers in pretty bright pink from Borina (thanks darling). Like the Mad Hatter from
Small and cozy with no one yelling “Off with her head!” Just how I like it.
making browned butter frosting
Clockwise from left: Raspberry macarons,
raspberry thumbprints & lavender macarons
All set up
Gently crackling a basil eggling - gift from Siow Wei
More captioned pictures from her cam (link below):
Takeaway box for everyone
Clockwise from left: coconut crisp, matcha cupcake with petal frosting,
hibiscus macaron, matcha cupcake, raspberry thumbprints (hidden: lemon thumbprints),
raspberry macarons, lavender macarons and coconut cupcake
Glad you could make it guys! I can’t wait to hear your feedback on the stuff. *Hugs
(Clockwise from left: browned butter cookie sandwiches,
coconut cupcakes, assorted macarons)
...and the bf immediately
started prepping his grill for dinner
The Soprano's season finale, a glass of wine,
and fish grilled on cedar wood. Ahh... bliss