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Inspiration Series The Table

England! A life (a little) disrupted…

April 2, 2018

I spent my 33rd birthday in England.
With friends, at a wine bar, then out later for dancing.
33 is the Jesus year. I remember the year approaching, feeling excited, overwhelmed, and completely shocked that I was actually 33. Already. How did that happen? Life- it just goes and goes and turns and sometimes we find ourself in spaces we never would have foresaw.

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Inspiration Products I Love The Table

A HOLIDAY DIY PARTY: MAKING YOUR OWN COCKTAILS + GIFTS + TOASTS

December 28, 2017

The season of holiday festivities has been a wonderful one and I was thrilled to kick it off with this evening of custom made cocktails, gourmet toasts, and the loveliest gift boxes! The other week, I gathered with some good friends from Jardesca California Apertiva, The Know Space, and Haute Hope Gives to put together a Holiday DIY Party to inspire others to create their own gifts, and find ease and excitement in playing with some new recipes.

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Bigger Bits Food What I'm Eating

summer kale clean salad with a fried egg

June 20, 2017

I recently got to do a little series of videos with some of the world’s greatest humans, Paper Antler.

They’re the kind of friends that last through every season, and working with them is just FUN. We did a series of easy, quick, and nourishing videos, all in tune to Jonny’s amazing beats.

Food, eating well, nourishing our bodies- these things we do on the daily have the power to heal. I’ve been thinking a lot about the gut. It’s this part of our body that we have to fine tune our selves to listen to… It’s a practice. It’s a discipline to slow down enough and pay attention to the way that something feels internally.

This afternoon over a conversation with a friend, we spoke about how everyone can identify with pain, because we all spend our lives trying to run from it. I think often with food, with nourishment, we are absent minded to it’s effect on the way we feel- we spend our days running too fast to notice what a meal makes us feel. But truthfully, it’s one of the greatest practices you can begin to value. Because when you slow down to listen to your gut, everything else begins to illuminate. You begin to notice other small things. You learn to listen more intently. You tune in.

This salad, is simple, it’s so darn good, and it’s a gut friendly one. Make it. Slow down a little bit. And give a pause to how and what you feel today. You’re worth your time.

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summer whiskey wednesdays!

May 4, 2017

You guys! I’m so excited to bring Whiskey Wednesdays back to Los Angeles this summer! I started Whiskey Wednesdays in 2013 on a whim while drinking whiskey on my floor with my friend Heidi.

“We should invite people over to drink whiskey with us,” I say. (We are both HIGH extroverts). I will cook for them, I say. And we could have dinner parties with strangers. We keep ideating and ultimately come up with this idea of “Whiskey Wednesdays”- a bi-monthly dinner party for strangers. Creating space for people to connect around food and drink in an authentic and genuine way.

In a city like LA, where time is precious, space is expansive, pretense is heightened, and life is chaotic, this kind of REAL connection is rare.

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Breakkie Food Series

brunch at firefly + a lobster scramble

April 12, 2017

I am such a fan of brunch. Any day, anywhere. I love a good avocado toast, a mimosa, and lingering over the best meal with a few girlfriends. That is the beauty of food to me really, that it creates an experience and space to exist with one another. To linger. To actually take time to ask questions, be present and enter into one another’s lives. Brunch in my mind, is the perfect setting for just that. The beautiful Firefly (which happens to be this mysterious almost secret-like) entrance in Studio City recently started doing a brunch that has a reputation of being delightful, so I knew I had to pop in for a visit.

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Products I Love Series

my morning beauty renewal routine

January 30, 2017

It’s crazy that January is already coming to a close! This month has been full of transition and chaos- we’ve experienced quite a bit of division and hurt in our country this season, and with tensions high, we could all use a little extra dose of compassion and love. This month, I’ve been focusing on renewal. The word itself means “to make like new: restore to freshness, vigor, or perfection.” I love the concept of restoring something and making it like new, and feel like there a lot of ways this definition can be applied and executed in one’s life. So- all that said, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite beauty products that are renewal-oriented and are sure to start off your days with refreshment and intentionality. Because it begins with the small things.

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Bigger Bits Series

avocado toast with a crunch

January 3, 2017

Happy New Year friends! I could not be more excited about 2017- there seems to be so much anticipation around the beginning of a year. It’s a time to reevaluate what you hope for, what you are working towards, and set intentions that can narrate the rest of your year. I love choosing a word each year to give voice to what I’m hoping to set in motion. This year, I chose the word commit, with the intention to commit to presence, to the people around me, and to the things I’m working towards. In this season of focus, I also love to take on mindful practices towards health and wellness, committing to a life of healthy indulgence and balance. Enter one of my favorites- avocado toast.

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Places Series

fritzi’s downtown brunch magic

November 30, 2016

It’s no secret that I love a good brunch. Eggs and bacon and all the things that accompany a good breakkie tend to be my love language. One of my downtown favorites for lunch is a darling little spot called Fritzi, headed up by Chef Neal Fraser. Boasting the best rotisserie chicken and the most incredible condiments around, this spot has become a go-to for me over the past few months. So when I heard they started doing weekend brunch- I got giddy. And boy, it did not disappoint.

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