Thursday, September 15, 2011

LF love

It may be old news,
but I absolutely love the LF Spring lookbook.
Over the summer in LA, I loved going into the LF store and just drooling over the amazing clothes.
A little over my budget, but (hopefully) someday I'll be able to go in there and pick out anything I want.
I wish they had an online store since there's a 60% off sale this week...
So have fun & go shopping LA, Miami, Soho, & Boston!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

[fab food] Cornish Pasty Co

I was looking through my iPhone photos the other day and I noticed a similarity between all of the pictures:
most of them are of food.
I love food, I love eating, and I love going out to eat,
so I thought I would create this new (and hopefully regular) section of my blog called [fab food].
My summer in LA opened by eyes to the world of little known restaurants that are so delicious,
so I'm hoping to find a little collection of these esteemed restaurants home in Arizona.
 Today's [fab food] restaurant is Cornish Pasty Co. located only in Arizona's Tempe & Mesa locations.
Their food is absolutely delicious, and the best part is their incredible vegetarian options.
Everything I've tried at this restaurant has been amazing.
I hate mushrooms, but the mushroom soup at this restaurant is one of the best soups I've ever had.
Even things as simple as french fries (or oven fries) are incredible & unique.
The pasties themselves originate in South England as far back as the 1200's.
They were baked by the wives and mothers of tin miners. The crimped edge was used as a handle to hold onto while eating so they would not ingest the arsenic from the mine that was on their hands.

Today, the pasties are paired with delicious salads and a wide range of beers on tap.
Check it out, and if you're ever in must make a trip!

finally no labor on labor day

Olivia and I decided to take a spontaneous Labor Day Weekend trip since we amazingly didn't have work!
We started our little road trip late on Friday night, 
so after plenty of little snacks and coffee/energy drinks to keep us awake, 
we arrived in the valley around 2 am.
Saturday morning, we woke up and had delicious bagels at Bagel Bagel Cafe 
in Porter Ranch where Olivia's sister works.
Afterwards, we drove with the windows down and the music up to Malibu for a beach day!
It was absolutely gorgeous outside.
After the beach, we went to get our nails done (I finally got the mint green I've been wanting!!) 
and headed back to Olivia's parents house for a fun BBQ.
The food was incredible: hummus, baba ganoush, taboule, eggplant salad, veggie burgers,
skinny girl margaritas, and someone brought Diddy Riese for dessert!!
Sunday was filled with fun.
Our friend Oren had a pool party that turned into a night time party as well.
I was carried out of the kitchen on a bar stool and thrown into the pool...totally bat mitzvah style.
We went home to change into our night time clothes and stopped at In-N-Out on the way back...
might I just add that adding the sliced peppers to the "grilled cheese" changes everything.
It was incredible.

We left Monday morning at 6 am and got back to Arizona around 1 pm.
I was insanely tired, but the view of the sun rising on our drive out was beautiful, and it was great to have a full day ahead of us once we got back home.
I hope you all had a fun Labor Day Weekend!
I don't think I've ever celebrated Labor Day...usually I'm working, so it was fabulous!


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