Los Angeles

Celebrity Week in LA!!

August 18, 2014
Girls Week in Hollywood Resulted in MAJOR Celebrity-Sighting Experience!!

Oh my goodness. You guys. I don’t even know where to begin. I am so excited to finally tell you this story. I feel like I’m finally getting to sit down at the kitchen table and chat with a girlfriend I haven’t seen in forever. And I have a good one to share today. :) It involves […]

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Girls Week in California with Jenny

May 10, 2013
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As it turns out, Kevin happened to be traveling for work the week after The Big Traveling Potluck conference. And since I was already in California anyway… ;) I decided to stay and play an extra week while he was out of town too! :) If you follow me on Instagram, you saw some of […]

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A Wonderful Wonderland Bakery

March 2, 2012
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When I was in California with Jenny a few weekends ago, we had the wonderful opportunity to visit Wonderland Bakery. Oh how I am in love with this fun little store! It is seriously one of the cutest, most darling bakeries I’ve ever been in. Come take a peek inside this cute little place. Everything […]

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Bruxie Gourmet Waffles

February 29, 2012
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When you have a blog dedicated to sharing all your favorite things, it’s hard not to start every post with “Oh my gosh, you guys!” I really, really wanted to start this post with “Oh my gosh, you guys!” Also hard: Limiting the number of times I use words like Fabulous! Life changing! and Gorgeous! […]

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Weekend in LA (and an Apology for the Thousands of Multiple Posts)

February 22, 2012
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First you guys, I just wanted to say I am so sorry for the duplicate posts that went out to the RSS feed! This weekend I moved all my recipes to the recipe section where they belong, in hopes that it will make searching for recipes more convenient. :) I am done moving things around […]

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Where I’ve Been: The Island Hotel, Newport Beach

August 22, 2011
The Island Hotel, Newport Beach

I was back in California for a few days last week and I stayed at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach. I’ll be writing more about what I was up to in California this past week, but for now, here’s a peek at the Island Hotel at Fashion Island. This was the view from my […]

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SoCal Bakery Tour, Day 2

August 12, 2011
Newport Beach Sweet Shops & Bakeries

Hey guys! Yesterday I shared some photos of all the treats Jenny and I managed to find during our quick weekend in San Diego. On Sunday we left sunny San Diego and continued our informal SoCal bakery tour up the coast to Orange County and Newport Beach. Newport Beach is lucky enough to have Jenny […]

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Cupcakes at Disney

December 6, 2010
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So you guys know I couldn’t go to California without sneaking in a day of cupcake taste-testing with with my best gal Jenny, right?! :) Love this girl, she is as passionate about cupcakes as I am. We love checking out as many bakeries as possible whenever we can get together. :) We met at […]

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Whirlwind Day in LA

December 2, 2010
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While we were out in California for the Dole Summit, Maria and Josh, the cooking couple from Two Peas and their Pod, and I decided to rent a car and spend a day running around LA. Being so close to the city, we just couldn’t resist the opportunity to take a few days off and […]

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The Best of LA . . .

May 31, 2010
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My LA posts are coming to a close, but here’s one last post highlighting the very best of my trip to LA: What I’ll never forget, where I’ll definitely go, and where I’ll definitely eat again… next time! :) Arriving in style… Being picked up at LAX by a driver, holding my name on a […]

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Hollywood, Malibu, and The Most Gorgeous Beach in LA

May 26, 2010
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Wednesday afternoon, after our big day with Rocco in LA, Jenny I drove up the coastline on the PCH from Santa Monica to Malibu. We took a little side trip up into the canyons to get a better view of the beautiful seaside town. Stopped for some afternoon milkshakes on the pier! :) Then… El […]

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LA Continues . . . Beverly Hills & Santa Monica

May 24, 2010
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I didn’t get too many pictures of our hotel, but fortunately, Pat, one of the other lovely ladies on the trip got some incredible shots of our room, the hotel, our view from the rooftop and the luxurious streets of 90210 as we stepped outside the hotel lobby. Our very mod rooms. Of course, the […]

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The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills: An L.A. Specialty Store at Its Finest

May 20, 2010

We had one more stop on our wonderful, whirlwind tour of LA before meeting Rocco: the amazing Cheese Store of Beverly Hills. Walking into the Cheese Store, I was utterly blown away. (Get it?? Udderly? Snarf!) You could totally smell all the wonderfully pungent cheeses way before you entered the store. :) Photo via Briana […]

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The LA “Street Food” Scene: Chasing Gourmet Food Trucks & the Most Unbelievable Italian Gelato Ever

May 19, 2010

After our larger-than-life sized breakfasts at The Griddle Cafe and quick stop at the Farmers Market in LA (where I wanted to sample one of everything), we were ready for- what else? Lunch, of course! We hopped in the limo & grabbed our phones where we checked the latest Tweets from popular gourmet food trucks […]

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Morning in LA: Celebrity Treatment & Giant Sized Pancakes @ Griddle Cafe. Then: Exploring an LA Institution: The Original Farmers Market

May 18, 2010

Brittney, me, Jaclyn from Bertolli, my guest Jenny, Jenny @ Picky Palate, Jenny’s guest Mandy, & Shelisa Photo via Mandy Our first day in LA! Last Tuesday morning I was waking up in L.A. & getting ready for our amazing, all-day event with Bertolli. We all met in the lobby first thing in the morning […]

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Welcome to LA! Arriving at Thompson Beverly Hills, Crashing the Red Carpet, & a PJ Party with the girls!

May 17, 2010

I’m back from LA! Last week Bertolli sent me (and one of my lovely readers!) on an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles to experience an unforgettable culinary tour of the city and meet celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito. Everything happened so quickly- Bertolli asked me on a Monday if I was interested in participating, and […]

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