Sunday, November 15, 2015

November Jams

Here are a few of my favorite tracks lately, pulled from my Soundcloud. Enjoy and you can follow me at

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Blue Star Donuts

If you know me, you know that I'm a fiend for donuts. When I heard that Portland based doughnut shop, Blue Star Donuts, was opening right in Venice, I freaked and went to check it out the day after it opened. The blend of the rich, brioche dough texture mixed with the wonderful flavors such as chocolate almond ganache, valrhona chocolate crunch, and lemon lime makes for the perfect donut. 10 out of 10 on my end - all I can say is that it is dangerous that this heavenly storefront has opened up so close to my abode.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Bandana Blues

Dress - Zara (similar here)
Bandana - Thrift Shop
Shoes - My Mom's Closet
Socks - Topshop
Sunglasses - Rayban

The bandana has made a resurgence in popularity recently and I couldn't be happier. It is the ultimate accessory which truly completes an outfit. Lately, I've also been loving loafers with socks. Put this all with a casual denim dress, and you have the perfect Sunday brunch outfit. 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

October Jams

If you don't already know, I have an addiction to music. I am a very inclusive listener, meaning I love a multitude of different genres, artists, and sounds. These are just a few of my favorite picks from this month on my soundcloud (follow me at

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

In Crust We Trust

Pizza, for me, is one of the ultimate comfort foods. This recipe simplifies pizza so that anyone can make it when they have a particular hankering. Feel free to add your own flavor to the pizza in any way(s) which you can imagine.

Makes 2 Pizzas

1 1/3 cup warm water
1/4 cup milk
1 tbsp. dry yeast
3 cups (-ish) all purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. olive oil

Pour warm water into a bowl. Add milk and yeast. Let rest for 2 minutes. Add flour, salt, honey and olive oil. Knead dough until smooth. Rub the dough with olive oil, place in a bowl, cover and let the dough rise to double. This will take about 1 1/2 hours.

1 can San Marzano tomatoes, seeded and diced
2 cloves garlic thinly sliced lengthwise
1/2 cup olive oil
small bunch basil leaves, roughly chopped

Heat sauté pan then add oil, followed by garlic, tomato and basil. Season with salt.

Assembling the Pies:
8 oz. fontina cheese, grated
8 oz. mozzarella cheese, grated

Place a pizza stone on the middle rack of the oven and preheat the oven to 500º Fahrenheit. After rolling out the dough into circular/square shapes, ladle some of the tomato sauce onto the dough  and spread it out, leaving a 1 inch border around the edges for the crust. Sprinkle the fontina and mozzarella cheese over the pizza and bake on the pizza stone until the crust is golden, 10-12 minutes.

Goat Cheese and Mushroom - Ahead of time, sauté about 3/4 cup of mushrooms with some garlic and olive oil. In addition to the fontina and mozzarella, crumble up some goat cheese and sprinkle it on top as well. Then, add your mushrooms and bake for the same amount of time.
Pesto - Instead of using tomato sauce, you can feel free to use pesto as your base. I like to use Wolfgang Puck's pesto sauce (

Monday, September 14, 2015

Mix 'n Match

Striped Tee - Aritzia
Denim Skirt - Zara
Socks - H&M
Shoes - Stan Smith for Adidas

The quintessential striped tee is a staple of my wardrobe. It goes with just about anything, including this patchwork denim skirt. When mixing different shapes and patterns, it generally helps to stay within the same color scheme. That said, me being me, I always love to add an additional pop of color for extra flair.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Casual Khakis

Turtleneck - Zara
Shorts - Uniqlo
Shoes - Unknown

During the summer, there are days when I just want to throw on something completely simple, yet look stylish and chic. This is a straightforward, yet chic look. The neutrals blend together while the ribbed turtleneck adds some flare to basic khaki shorts and rich, slouchy, suede boots. This is one of my all time favorite outfits just because it is so easy and comfortable to wear. If it's really hot, I would simply swap a cream colored tank for the turtleneck. What's your favorite simplistic yet chic look?