Saturday, August 28, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Sorry, these are all British measurements, so you need a scale to weigh your ingredients with. Put the plums in a saucepan with the sugar and water, and poach them gently for ten minutes. Remove from heat, stir in gin, and leave to cool for 2 hours.
Whisk together the eggs and sugar until pale and creamy. Melt the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl suspended over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Mix the chocolate mixture and the drained fruit into the egg and sugar mixture. Pour into the dish or divide between the ramekins ensuring that there is fruit in each one.
Bake for 12 minutes for the pie dish or 6 minutes for the ramekins, until firm to the touch, but still slightly wobbly. Leave to cool and serve with cream or ice cream.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
It has been so wonderful being home, I have been seeing old friends, cooking up a storm, and going for beautiful walks. Isn't this necklace amazing? I got it from Arkay, which has tons of fun stuff. Check it out if you're in San Francisco!
Sandals: UO; Dress: F21; Earrings: Handmade; Charm Bracelet: Vintage
Monday, August 23, 2010
The lovely Elsie, of A Beautiful Mess posted this fun idea on her blog. You can find the instructions here, but the general idea is that you pick four simple, life fulfilling goals, and document the time you spend working on them.
4 Simple Goals:
Document my cooking adventures. Anyone who knows me in “real” life knows that I am somewhat of a cooking nut. Well let’s be honest here, it’s really more about the baking. Anything sweet and homemade and I am totally on board. I want to show you guys how I make jam and ice cream, and some of my favourite recipes.
Take more outfit photos. This is one thing I really put off a lot, which is so funny, because it’s the reason why I started this blog. I have to find a way to make it a better experience. I often find that the editing and posting my outfit photos on so many other sites besides my blog take the joy out of it a little bit.
Paint my room. I am moving out to go to New York, but my room has been pretty much the same since I was in 8th grade! My parent’s house is always my base when I come back from my travels and am searching for my next destination, so it would be lovely to have a good creative space waiting for me. It would also be nice for my parent’s guests, who might not appreciate the peace signs and high school pictures adorning my room!
Strive to be happy. I think this job hunt and move are going to be pretty stressful, and I want to make sure that happiness is my first priority. Whether it be taking a break to go for a walk, exploring, doing yoga, or spending time with friends, I want to make a conscious effort not to let myself get too wound up in sorting out the boring parts of my life.
I already started on the strive to be happy one with these pictures. They were all taken during my travels last year, and reminiscing about that never fails to put a smile on my face!
Is anyone else doing this? Send me links to your posts. I want to hear all about it!
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Loafers: Thrifted, Skirt: Thrifted, Lion Belt: Vintage, Shirt: H&M
I kind of like how over exposed these ones are, it gives you an idea of how sweltering the sun was (at 6:00 at night...New Jersey, what is your deal?).
And what would a farewell be without the requisite side view mirror pic?
I bought this skirt at a Goodwill in New Jersey, and I'm having a little quandary about it. The best bit of the skirt is the bottom, which has large peacocks printed all the way around it. However, the skirt is mid calf length, and I don't really think I'm ballsy enough to embrace that style, especially since all it makes me think of is the outfits my mother and all of her friends used to wear in the mid 90s...they were big fans of Laura Ashley. And mom jeans. But that's another story. Perhaps I should just embrace my inner 90s, because according to the New York Times the Elaine Benes style is back, and let's face it, I do love Seinfeld. Anyway, I pinned up the skirt because I love it short, but I couldn't bring myself to cut off the bottom. Any ideas?
I am back in California, after some slightly rash decision making (aka I decided on Thursday I wanted to go home and was back at 9am on Friday morning; thank you air miles!) I have arrived safe and sound and ready to eat delicious farmer's market food, hang out in some weather that is far from the obscenely hot NYC heat, and see my friends and family.
What is your favorite part of visiting home?
Monday, August 16, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Well dear readers, I have some exciting news to report. I am moving to New York! I am so excited to experience a new city. I can’t wait to explore and find my favourite parks, bookstores and cafes. Having lots of bloggers around is going to be so much fun too.
I have been searching for a job in New York for a little while now, but no luck yet. It has been a little soul destroying! I was kind of hoping for something cool and awesome but I think at this point I will probably settle for an admin job. That’s ok because I am constantly moving around so hopefully next year I’ll move onto a different city or adventure and find myself doing something exciting. Is anyone else on the job hunt too? I need someone to commiserate with!
It feels good to do an outfit post again, although I am still without resources because I haven’t been able to go back to California yet and pick up my clothes. I am hoping to make it back there in time to catch a little of the peach harvest...my family told me they are having a bumper crop this year. I’m looking forward to making lots of delicious peach jam.
This purse is a recent purchase, mostly because I need one that looks presentable at interviews. I got it very discounted but even then, it was a bit of a stretch price wise! It is so beautiful though and the leather is like buttah. I was on a long train ride with a friend and she pointed out that I had absentmindedly been stroking my purse the whole time. It is that soft!
Sandals: Gap, Skirt: Thrifted, Shirt: H&M, Scarf: Vintage, Purse: Abro