• Triple berry cinnamon swirl bread

    triple berry cinnamon swirl bread

    Lesson learned: Always trust Joy the Baker. When Joy posted a baking bootcamp challenge a few weeks ago, I was super excited to attempt the baking part, but also concerned that I wouldn’t like the result. You know I am a big weirdo with all sorts of strange food issues, and one of those issues is […]

  • Camp Pendleton Mud Run

    so muddy

    I was super bummed when my eye doctor told me I shouldn’t do the Camp Pendleton Mud Run with Toby and my dad, as planned, but I was still able to go and take photos. It turns out it was probably a good idea for me not to do it, because it was quite a […]

  • Orange-glazed chicken stir fry

    orange glazed chicken stir fry

    Because of my pickiness, my weirdness and my shellfish allergy, I didn’t really eat Chinese food growing up. But my mom LOVES Chinese food, and once I learned how to order something that won’t kill me, I realized I actually do like things like General Tso’s chicken and fried rice. You know, the healthy stuff. […]

  • An open letter to jeans manufacturers

    Dear jeans manufacturers: Y’all, I love jeans. I have dozens of pairs – from deepest indigo to perfectly distressed cornflower, straight leg to boyfriend cut – and I wear them constantly. I hate how my hands, legs and even shoes turn blue after wearing the darkest pairs, and I could do without this trend of […]

  • Karlie Kloss + Warby Parker

    Photo courtesy Warby Parker

    I’ve always been kind of terrible about remembering to bring and wear sunglasses, but since moving to sunny California, I’ve been making a conscious effort to wear them more often — especially when driving and at the beach. I have several pairs already, of course, but I’m always on the lookout for a new pair. […]

  • Strawberry coconut milk ice cream

    strawberry coconut milk ice cream

    Though mint chocolate chip ice cream and coconut gelato tend to be my favorite frozen treats, sometimes only strawberry ice cream (or a strawberry milkshakes) will do. This is particularly true of homemade ice cream, which is definitely better (and easier) in certain flavors — like peach and strawberry. But as obsessed as I am with all […]

  • Fab Fave Friday: What to eat at Disneyland

    mickey ice cream sandwich

    If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that Toby and I are basically obsessed with Disneyland, and go there constantly. We also tend to eat quite a lot while we’re there. So today, I wanted to share some of our favorites with you, in case you’re hitting the park and didn’t bring your […]

  • What I’ve been reading

    Thanks to all the traveling I’ve been doing this year, I’ve been doing a bit more reading than I have the past few years, which is definitely a good thing. But I just realized we haven’t talked about any books around here for a while. So let’s get to it! The Goldfinch: It’s not exactly […]