12.31.2013

Visuals | Color Block


I've fallen in love with color block clothing, I actually own a few and didn't realize how much I liked them. My wardrobe is pretty dark in colors and mostly solids because I enjoy accessorizing. Thus let me introduce you to the color block. Color block still gives the sense of solid colors and easy to accessorize items while creating a new effect. I still stick with the dark color blocks of black vs gray and gray vs white, but I have to say I have grown to like color block fashion lately and see them in every day objects.

Wall | Nails | Pillows | Coasters | Cakes | Ice Cubes

11.18.2013

Edibles | Salmon & Soba in Ginger Broth

The city is starting to become chilly with the cold weather. Here is a simple recipe to make some salmon in ginger broth with soba noodles adapted from Food & Wine's recipe!

ingredients
1 pack soba
dashi stock (2 - 3 cups)
1 tbp soy sauce
ground ginger spice
1 carrot
shiitake mushroom
enoki mushroom
1 salmon fillet
1 bunch spinach leaves

directions
in a large pot, cook soba with the directions on the packet
in a medium saucepan, cook the dashi stock, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and dash of ginger spice and bring to low simmer
add in some chopped spinach ends and sliced salmon fillet and let simmer for about 10 minutes
add in the carrots to cook fully through (another 5 minutes)
add in the enoki and shiitake mushrooms to the broth until everything is fully cooked (roughly 10 more minutes to ensure complete softness)
scoop into bowl some soba and top with salmon and broth

11.17.2013

Luncheons | Juliette Kitchen & Bar, Newport Beach


I recommend going to Juliette Kitchen if you are ever at Newport Beach after a trip to Fashion Island. Although we all stick with small plates I had to say it was worth it. It was like trying out tapa dishes!

[Top Row] pork cheeks | drink | farro risotto | pimm's cup
[Bottom Row] bramble| grilled peaches | affogato + sea salt chocolate chip cookie | grilled prawns


Juliette Kitchen & Bar
1000 Bristol Street
N Ste. 11
Newport Beach, CA 92660
mon 11am - 930pm
tue - thu 11am - 10pm
fri 11am - 1030pm
sat 4pm - 1030pm

11.16.2013

Oasis | Legoland, San Diego


My favorite spot at Legoland would be the musical instrument section. The creations were incredibly cute and they were also ale to play music and spray out water! I know I sound like a kid, but seriously, these legos were pretty darn amazing.

11.13.2013

Visuals | Flower Fashion

Given the recent Victoria's Secret Model Fashion Show to watch here, I was impressed by how low key this year's million dollar bra was! Nonetheless, what other perfect way to embrace the long forgotten flower items that used to embellish our fashion statements.


11.12.2013

Edibles | Poached Salmon & Egg on Kale


Want a healthier version of salmon instead of the baking or the frying? Try this poached salmon with egg for an twist to the classic salmon eggs benedict adapted from Yukari Elliot's recipe.

ingredients
2 leaves of kale
salmon fillet
2 eggs
sake
mayonnaise (kewpie mayonnaise)
wasabi

directions
add 1 cup of water to a pan and bring to low simmer
add 3 tablespoons of sake and let the water and sake simmer for a few minutes
place the salmon in the pan and let the salmon poach until bright pink
meanwhile cook the kale leaves (stem removed) in a pot of boiling water
take out the kale leaves once it turns bright green
place the kale leaves (either entire piece or chopped) onto plate
while the salmon is poaching mix together 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise with wasabi (about 1 tablespoon)
when the salmon is done poaching remove the skin carefully
crack 1 egg open and poach in the pan for 8 - 10 minutes
remove the outer whites of the egg
place the salmon on top of the kale and the egg on top of the salmon
drizzle with the wasabi mayonnaise mixture

11.11.2013

Luncheons | Nick's Laguna Beach & Gelato Paradiso


A place to get a quick bite (careful there are long waits during the weekend) is Nick's Laguna Beach. A very laid back American restaurant that has some really delicious deviled eggs that are fried! After Nick's, stroll down the alleyway and you will find yourself some really delicious geltato to try!

[Top Row] Mac & Cheese | Salty Pear | Fried Deviled Eggs | Prime Rib Dip
[Bottom Row] Arnold Palmer | Blackened Halibut Sandwich | Pistachio + Cookies n Creme | Mixed Berry + Raspberry


Nick's Laguna Beach
440 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
website
mon - thu 11am - 11pm
fri 11am - 12am
sat 7:30am - 12am
sun 7:30am - 10pm

Gelato Paradiso
448 S Coast Hwy, Ste A, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
website
mon - thu 11am - 9pm
fri - sat 11am - 11pm
sun 11am - 10pm