Orn Hansen | Long Beach

It’s been a while since I’ve done a local small shop. Quite frankly I sort of ran out of local shop ideas, so if you’re a reader and have some long beach favorites please let me know! Anyhow, last fall Orn Hansen popped into town, right next to Lord Windsors. It’s a welcoming addition to this Long Beach corner and it excites me to see shops like these pop up in town. Orn Hansen caters to both men
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Superba Snack Bar’s Cocoa Pasta w/ Butternut Squash, Kale and Ricotta [Part 02]

who would have know that cocoa pasta would be so delicious? when adrianna was telling me about it, i wasn’t sure what to expect. cocoa actually added this beautiful richness to the pasta that was unexpected. it isn’t by any means a sweet pasta – the butternut squash is actually the sweeter enhancement rather than the cocoa pasta. on your next visit to la be sure to stop by superba or if your adventurous in the kitchen continue
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Superba Snack Bar | Los Angeles [Part 01]

this week adrianna and i are taking you inside the kitchen of superba snack bar. located in venice – superba looks like a corrugated box cut in half but in a really cool way. they have house made pastas, small plates and an awesome fried chicken at dinner. i wouldn’t say its quite italian but definitely inspired by. we got together with chef jason neroni to watch him make his magical cocoa pappardelle pasta. stay tuned for a
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Petals and Pops | Seal Beach, California

i just discovered this adorable shop in seal beach called petals and pops of course you can guess what they carry! but besides making beautiful floral arrangements and filling your soda pop cravings, they have an assortment of home goods, magazines and chocolates. while i never typically fill my home with flowers, i really did want to bring an arrangement home with me. really glad to have this cute boutique in the neighborhood! PETALS AND POPS 214 Main
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Sugarbird Sweets

last month i had the pleasure of photographing for kei okumura of sugarbird sweets, talk about fun and tasty! kei recently moved into a new kitchen and their new space is beautiful, filled with gorgeous light. i got some behind the scenes action of her team baking up some delicious treats, it smelled heavenly and it was hard to not devour everything until after we finished shooting. her signature items are scones and teas. honestly i’m not much
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Short Cake – White Peach Crisp with Brown Butter Walnut Crumble | Los Angeles [Part 2]

i loved our visit to short cake and meeting with hourie sahakian, the head baker. you could feel the love by watching her work – and to imagine she has a gluten intolerance is quite remarkable for all the amazing things she bakes up. here is the delicious white peach crisp recipe adapted just for you all to enjoy at home! WHITE PEACH CRISP WITH BROWN BUTTER WALNUT CRUMBLE print this recipe! INGREDIENTS filling: 4-5 peaches, pitted and
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Short Cake | Los Angeles [Part 1]

so excited to share a new collaboration with the ever so talented adrianna adarme of a cozy kitchen. if you’re not familiar with a cozy kitchen, please go check her out right away! she just released a beautiful cookbook all about pancakes! i know a lot of times i am sharing photos of a beautiful restaurant or meal that i’ve had. if you don’t live near by or don’t have a trip planned you can’t do much with
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David LeFevre for Beer West

earlier this year i had the pleasure of meeting and photographing david lefevre chef and owner of manhattan beach post and his newest restaurant fishing with dynamite for beer west magazine. it was truly an honor to meet david, besides having an incredible palate he has a great eye for design. i loved chatting with him about the design and inspiration behind fwd check out his real life pin boards! you can read the article here and be
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Oh Hello Friend | Orange County

have you guys heard of oh hello friend the cute and craft blog of danni hong? she recently opened up her very own brick and mortar store in orange county! you can find an assortment of great gift ideas and vintage finds at very reasonable prices. i got the chance to ask danni some questions about the store and her blog, her is what she had to say! can you describe the process of starting oh hello friend,
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The OC Mart Mix | Orange County

after visiting rolling greens my friend jon told me to check out the oc mart mix. fun space filled with lots of little shops for everyone including a cheese shop, outdoor home store, clothing, and yummy snack/eateries. i enjoyed a pitaya bowl with pineapple, kiwi, bananas and coconut so delicious. OC MIX MART 3313 Hyland Avenue Suite C Costa Mesa, CA 92626 PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG
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