Bundle of Joy

My friends, Annie & Eric, are having their first child this summer. To kick off the new addition to the Brown clan, my mom, some friends, and I put together a party to shower the little one (and the parents-to-be) with gifts! Annie is an animator and has an un-dying love for all things Disney […]

Mom & Pop: Echo Park

I plan to do a “best-of” series over the next few months in both LA and OC (and eventually in NYC)…focusing mainly on mom & pop shops, restaurants, and bars. I want to document my favorite things in and around the city and promote these local establishments so they continue to thrive for many years […]

Tasty treats with Miss Maple LA

A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of spending an evening with the amazingly talented Jessica of Miss Maple. She and I baked gluten free & vegan treats for her to sell at the Bank of America farmers’ market downtown. To be honest, I have always been skeptical of gluten free/vegan items in the […]

Dorothy’s Pecan Pie

Every year during the holidays, I am tasked with the responsibility of making one of my most favorite desserts from an old family recipe for get togethers: my grandmother’s pecan pie. It’s simple to make and it’s absolutely delicious! Here’s what you’ll need to make it! Ingredients: 1 cup pecan halves 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 […]

Soup’s on!

It finally turned to Fall in SoCal this week (YAY-my favorite season!) So I couldn’t think of a better way to welcome the crisp weather than with a big pot of hearty soup! This is not just any soup. It is a pumpkin cheese soup with savory sage…YUM! If you’d like to make this yourself, […]