December 20, 2012

meet me at noon

The Daily Doodle: Last week was all about lunching, this week it's off to Palm Springs.

December 13, 2012

drip drop

The Daily Doodle: It's not often it rains in Southern California, so I don't mind snuggling in while the sky falls before the hectic days come at December's end. 
Moschino umbrella, Urban Outfitters shirt, sapphire necklace, Lululemon pants, Ugg boots.

December 12, 2012

Secret Santa

The Daily Doodle: Out with Hubby crossing our holiday t's and dotting our under-the-tree i's. Oh, and wrapping paper? Check!

December 10, 2012

shades of blue sugar cookies

The Daily Doodle: Chanukah Sunday brunch; latkas, lox and love!
American Apparel scarf, Thakoon silk top, Brandy Melville slip, Lululemon pants, House of Harlow loafers.

December 8, 2012

my twinkly mood

The Daily Doodle: Tis the season of intimate dinners with friends.
Wessex top, Missoni bowl, Ugg boots.

December 7, 2012

Day Light Night Light

The Daily Doodle: Bopping about dawn-to-dark wearing a silver paillette-striped silk dress, semi-sparkle soft leggings, Jimmy Choo Ugg booties, and a fringy loose knitted scarf.

December 5, 2012

To Holiday Market We Go

The Daily Doodle: Feeling the Christmas spirit in Southern California as I hit the streets and the shops.

December 4, 2012

Pull it Together

The Daily Doodle: In a loose cardi and wide-leg knit pants, I am sprucing up and systemizing before the holidays.

December 2, 2012

Cream and Cotton

The Daily Doodle: Coconut custard anyone? My love for creamy desserts has meant lemon cheesecake, espresso soufflé, chocolate mousse, caramel torte and coconut rice pudding have all been on the menu this week thanks to my wonderful mother.
Haute Hippie dress, Prada ballerinas.

December 1, 2012

Antlers Away

The Daily Doodle: Time to holiday party.

November 30, 2012

Thank You Come Again

The Daily Doodle: Goodbye November, thank you for everything. Hello December.

November 12, 2012

Monday, Errands Today

The Daily Doodle: The beginning of the week, opening hours; that's when you will find me in virtually abandoned stores completing my errands in peace while sipping green, or other colorful, Farm to Fork juices and snacking on Julian Bakery kamut cookies.

November 11, 2012

Sunday Golf Day

The Daily Doodle: Escondido, California: Diligently swinging for the first nine holes, maxin' and relaxin' on the back nine.

November 9, 2012

why not tonight

The Daily Doodle: Keeping fresh flowers, white candles, special chocolates, a stocked pantry and frozen mini-quiches in the home all the time allows for an impromptu dinner party any time.

November 8, 2012

OM before the storm

The Daily Doodle: Practice lots of yoga pre-holiday season; apply no pressure to keep your mat-time  consistent during the festivities.

November 7, 2012

Venice Beach

The Daily Doodle: Cavs vs. Clippers, Book of Mormon, and Abbot Kinney Boulevard here I come.

November 6, 2012


The Daily Doodle: I'm more of a slow moving and breathing type of girl, but I'm also up for anything, such as 'Energetic' yoga "from Santa Monica".  Wearing Lululemon chevron perfect layer T-shirt and light-weight pants, both current.

November 5, 2012


The Daily Doodle: YES on Proposition 37, California; labeling of genetically engineered foods, already practiced in 61 other countries.

November 4, 2012

November Beach Day

The Daily Doodle: Taking long walks on the beach scoping out surfers, spotting dolphins, and collecting sand-dollars.

November 3, 2012

blue vintage

The Daily Doodle: Vintage and consignment is the name of the game this season.

November 1, 2012


The Daily Doodle: In our family November is the beginning of 'Birthday Season'. 

October 31, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Life

The Daily Doodle: Dairy free, wheat free, gluten free, raw, vegan Pumpkin Spice Life Pie- mmmmmm. Shop Earth Cafe.

October 30, 2012

my ashram or yours

The Daily Doodle: With leggings, white works for Fall fashion (when in California).

October 27, 2012


The Daily Doodle: Get your costume on.

October 18, 2012

Pixie Dust

The Daily Doodle: Today was spent reading and daydreaming.

October 17, 2012

Going Native

The Daily Doodle: Home-town bound.

October 14, 2012

Happy Bebe

The Daily Doodle: For your nursery.

October 9, 2012

will travel for Fall

The Daily Doodle: Is it bootie-time yet? The never ending summer in Southern California means I'm still in flip-flops semi-eagerly awaiting a fall wardrobe change. Brussel sprouts, butternut squash soup, baked apples, fresh figs, and pumpkin bread have all made it into our lives... but bikinis reign over the wetsuit still. I'm not complaining. Louboutin Egoutina 70 Spiked Suede Knee Boots above.

October 4, 2012


The Daily Doodle: Oscar de la Renta SS13.

October 2, 2012

Boho Chic

The Daily Doodle: My goal in life lately: to be a fabulous hippie.

October 1, 2012

Hello October

The Daily Doodle: Welcoming fall and its foods! Earthy, comforting foods like roasted sweet potato, pumpkin, and squash, as well as baked apples, pears, and persimmon will ground you during this airy, vata Autumn season. Click! And learn more about the VATA dosha and Ayurveda.

September 21, 2012

Telluride: Dining Guide

The Daily Doodle: Eating myself silly 8,750 feet high above sea level.
The finger licking good finds are as follows-

Top Pick: La Cocina
Great for: A big healthy bite to eat anytime of day. Indoor and outdoor seating.
Highlights: Fresh juices, Hearty Salads, Organic Sides, serve-yourself Chip Bar.
Tip: It's all good.

The Caravan 
(attached to La Cocina)
Great For: Dining al fresco, getting full on health food, mingling with locals.
Highlights: Falafel.
Tip: Chat up the man behind the counter.

The Butcher and The Baker
Good for: Breakfast, brunch, lunch, snacks before 3pm.
Highlights: Truffles, Organic Chicken Salad.
Tip: Practice patience in this bustling joint; do not arrive too hungry or in a rush.

Baked in Telluride
Good for: Quick eats in a relaxed atmosphere with locals any old time.
Highlights: Donuts, Vegetable Soup.
Tip: The porch is the place to hang.

Good for: Bar menu.
Highlights: Sushi, Beignets.
Tip: Happy hour at the bar.

It's a gondola ride up.
Good for: Lounging in the bar area with the 1%.
Highlights: Burger, Wild Salmon Caesar.
Tip: Table by the window, please!

New Sheridan
Good For: Steak Dinner and people watching.
Highlights: Venison, French Toast.
Tip: Sit in the bar area if you don't dig a fine dining atmosphere.

Telluride: Blues & Brews

The Daily Doodle: Three days of music in the mountains.

September 10, 2012

No sign of summer's end

The Daily Doodle: Pacific Beach on a Monday.

August 21, 2012

dessert français

The Daily Sweet: Fruit tarts, chocolate truffles, crepes with marmalade, herbal tea, gummis, fruits, and gelato. After every meal, mmmmm.

Crepes Fine de Ritz Paris

diner français

The Daily Dinner: Ranges from pesto pasta with aubergines to fish soup with pommes frites, always with a side of salad and baguette.

Zucchini Souffle

1 TBSPN butter
1/4 cup olive oil
1 chopped onion
1 tspn minced garlic
2-3 medium zucchini, grated
6 eggs, seperated
8 oz Gruyere cheese, grated
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1 tspn curry powder