Category Archives: eating

My favorite stories of 2011

Last year on this day I posted my own version of a year-in-review with my 13 favorite stories of the year. (Why 13, everyone wanted to know? Was I superstitious? Unlucky? Honestly, it just worked out that way.) This year, … Continue reading

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All lit up

Los Angeles is practically abandoned this week, which makes it a perfect time to get out and enjoy the city. Last week I watched the sun set from behind a tall orange cocktail at The Perch, a little bar perched high … Continue reading

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Words to live by

If I had a manifesto, I think it would look something like this. Tips for life and living by the great Jonathan Adler, the designer of one of my favorite possessions. This manifesto was called out in this delightful article … Continue reading

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Fall colors

Guava, persimmon, pomegranate, all in a row. How I love autumn in LA. More fall.

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Soup’s on

Okay, okay, so it was 85 today. But there were Santa Ana winds, somewhere. And I swear I saw a few yellow leaves on the street, maybe. So autumn must be right around the corner, right? Right? Perhaps to nudge … Continue reading

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Magic forest

Last week my friend Liz and I slipped away to the gorgeous Enchantment Resort in Sedona for less than 24 hours of much-needed R&R. We got up early the next morning and took a hike through Boynton Canyon, the steep tangerine … Continue reading

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#wining

Why do we love going to wine country so much? Is it because it’s the one place where it’s totally socially acceptable to down three flutes of bubbles before noon? Because you’re wandering fields of wildflowers? Or surveying infinite rows … Continue reading

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OMG STL

I headed to my hometown of St. Louis last week to speak at the Society of News Designers conference and got to breeze through the city for a few days. I saw a bit of the old St. Louis. And … Continue reading

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Sign of the times

What might be my favorite warning of all time, captured just inside Kings Canyon National Park during our trip. Only a few weeks of summer are left, you know. It would be wise to stop and enjoy them. I hope your … Continue reading

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Tomato tree

So we thought we’d grow some tomatoes this year. We bought a few varieties and stuck them in our planter box that we built last spring. But things didn’t go as planned. The plants either didn’t like the hot sun … Continue reading

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