Monday, March 22, 2010

High Tea

High Tea 2

High Tea
We celebrated my Mom's birthday with tea for two at the Biltmore in Montecito. It is only a special special occasion that brings us to high tea at this beach front resort. But oh my is it lovely, complete with fresh baked scones, clotted cream and kir royals. It's afternoon perfection.

Friday, March 19, 2010

baby blows a kiss

Zooey blowing kisses
Muah! ... the sound of California kisses landing on the cheeks of Friday.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

{the photo of Zooey Deschanel is from here}

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Cream Cheese Brownies

I had this insane craving for cream cheese brownies...

... so I decided to make some.

They turned out pretty terrible—not enough chocolate or cream cheese—but we ate them anyway. Every last one.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

eliminating the impossible

I saw Sherlock Holmes the weekend. Again. I do so love a good action movie, especially one that's stylish and carefully crafted.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sea Creatures and Naked Ladies

I'm head over heels for these illustrations by New Yorker, Lisel Jane...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Aquamarine Meditation

Remember how I told you we were repairing our bathroom? Well, it's still in the works. Today we will make yet another trip to the tile store to meditate on the options. Here's what we like so far...

Monday, March 8, 2010

Good and (sort of) Good for You

PB choco chip cookies by Mia
I guess it's been a little while since I've posted any baked goods.

PB choco chip cookies by Mia

PB choco chip cookies by Mia
But to be honest, it's been quite a while since I've baked. Even longer since I've baked anything good. But when my mom gave us a lifetime supply of yummy peanut I just couldn't resist making some PB chocolate chip cookies.

PB choco chip cookies by Mia

PB choco chip cookies by Mia

The recipe was originally from
here, but I adapted it a bit. I added 2 tablespoons of flax seed which gave the cookies a lovely little crunch... almost like eating crunchy little bugs. Mmmm... bugs.

Friday, March 5, 2010

We're All Mad Here

Alice in Wonderland
Happy Friday to all you March Hairs and Mad Hatters. Will you be seeing Alice this weekend? Or maybe you've already seen it... stayed up for the midnight screening. Well please please tell me all about it.

{from the owl go's photostream}

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

left to the 'Imaginarium'

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus was rather disappointing. Were it not for the lovely Miss Lily Cole...

and a final glimpse of Heath Ledger's acting talent...

this film would have nothing at all to offer. I guess they can't all be like Brazil.

{images found on the web}


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