Sunday, March 30, 2014

Literature in Anthropologie

Smart fashion, smart house wares, smart books. Anthropologie has it all.


Took a stroll on a movie lot and walked down their BIG city street. I think I saw David E. Kelly!

Kakaako Kitchen

One of my favorite places to have lunch which always ends with their famous bread pudding!

Market Day at Mililani Middle School

Lots of planning, time, and energy went into this event-students and teachers alike! Recycled products turned into merchandise. What a fantastic lesson! Way to go Mililani Middle!

Spinach in Puff Pastry

Puff pastry is the essence of sophisticated French cooking! I wanted to honor my vegetarian friend Maha with something elegant and delicious. My husband, who is a picky eater devoured this healthy treat!

Pastels Art Worksop

I'm currently reading Jennifer Scott's Lessons from Madame Chic 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Parisand can't put it down. I've been trying to incorporate her advice into my life and one of the lessons is art. "Learning to appreciate art can change the way you see the world around you." Visiting the LA museums has ignited the appreciation and when I came home I hosted a pastels class taught by my dear friend Maha. It turned out to be a colorful, productive, and lovely day.

Happy 12th Birthday

Another birthday celebration at Au's Chop Suey.

Dance Island at Ala Moana

The annual recital at Ala Moana. Anna's now taller, more graceful , and just a joy to watch!

Getty Villa

Found this gem by accident and what a gem it was! Not only was the museum free, but the collection was phenomenal-paintings, Roman statues, and a sarcophagus. I especially enjoyed the interactive art room where we could channel our inner artist-painter and actor.


With a name like this, I had to plop myself at the bar and try one of their egg creations.


The Los Angeles County Museum of Arts. No such thing as too much art. Metropolis, Monet's Water Lilies, and Amedeo Modigliani's Young Woman of the People were my favorites. I'm just so thankful that my husband enjoys museums as much as I do!

babycakes bakery

It took another hour of driving in sunny LA before we found thisvegan bakery that had lines out the door. Is it because the owner was on the Martha Stewart show or is it because everyone in LA is health conscious? I made myself enjoy the overpriced, lackluster tasting baked goods because I knew I wasn't coming back.

Olvera Street, Downtown Los Angeles

If you need anything Mexican but don't want to go south of the border, head to Olvera Street. Ponchos, marionettes, even Mexican dulces can be found at this colorful market.

In N Out

Burgers were mediocre, fries...cold. I don't know what the fuss is all about.


This restaurant has been featured in several Southern California blogs that I had to check it out! It took hours to find, but worth it. Relaxing atmosphere, gorgeous interior, excellent service and delicious food. Everything is so stylish, even the patrons look good. Then I had to remind myself that I was in Southern CA.


A trip to the Mainland equals a trip to my favorite store, Anthropologie where everything is beautiful! I could spend hours in this store!

Burrito Shop, San Pedro

I expected a tacqueria, like they have in San Francisco's Mission district but it's really a restaurant featuring home style Mexican food. I still have yet to master Spanish rice and this place serves the best I've ever tasted.