Ten thousand things

OK LOVE those nails!!!


{ Manicure from Marie Nails, moon and star confetti from Greenwich Letterpress }

♫♪ Macklemore and Ryan Lewis — Ten Thousand Hours

The Buddhists say that in meditation you trick the mind and shift your focus away from “the 10,000 things.” The 10,000 things being all the crap in life that you don’t need to think about– which is all that I’ve been thinking about lately.

What am I going to wear to this event, what am I going to wear to that event, daydream after daydream, where to eat dinner, oh yeah I haven’t been on Pinterest in a while, tweet, tweet, I should finish my book, I need to download a new book, what’s my Kindle password, don’t eat that, god why did I eat that, should I get a haircut, what’s the deal with white nail polish, and then it all goes on repeat. Again and…

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springtime dinner al fresco for my momma’s birthday

Will need to make these for my family over the summer!

{ fleur de sel }


 {dungeness crab rolls with homemade light brioche buns}

This past weekend we headed down to my parents’ house in San Jose {after a much needed pit stop stop at In N Out for lunch}, and spent the rest of the afternoon around their outdoor table, sipping on champagne, catching up, and relaxing.  To celebrate my sweet momma’s birthday, we prepared Dungeness crab rolls with homemade light brioche buns, a butter lettuce salad with grape tomatoes, avocados, feta and an herbal vinagrette, cornmeal crusted Vidalia onion rings and a fresh raspberry tart with lemon and vanilla scented pastry cream.  A perfect meal to be enjoyed al fresco as the temperatures start warming up!

If you haven’t already tried the New York Times recipe for light brioche buns that is floating around, I highly recommend you do – immediately!  I have always been so intimidated by homemade bread, having experienced bread that won’t…

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That’s a Wrap!

A Dash of Cinema


It is going to be a big movie weekend, and I am appreciative for the time off to visit the theater. I finally saw a movie last week and it really made me realize how much I miss the theater-going experience. In addition to movies, I intend to re-watch the entire 3 seasons of Arrested Development, probably with dim sum leftovers within reach. Have a wonderful weekend!

* This really is how I get sucked into an SVU marathon.

* I am officially obsessed with Arrested Development, and May 26 (the start of Season 4) cannot get here soon enough.

* Lavender lemonade: a perfect summer drink.

* Met Gala 2013 – I wasn’t very impressed with the theme and most of the dresses. My favorites: Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Alba, and Anne Hathaway.

* Indulged in one of the best chocolate lava cakes [photo above].

* Stoked to…

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