Sunday, November 29, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

kika's treats

i'm positively IN LOVE with locally made kika's treats. cristina beshar was born and raised in brazil until she came to SF in 1999. she's got several varieties of shortbreads and graham crackers that are enrobed in chocolate (milk and dark available). everything is made with local ingredients including straus creamery butter and guittard chocolate. my very favorite kika's treat though? her braziian honey cakes.

darling packaging, too.

it's a dense, slightly spicy honey cake, dipped in dark chocolate.

another cool thing about cristina beshar, she started out working with la cocina, based in the mission.

from the la cocina website:
The mission of La Cocina is to cultivate food entrepreneurs as they for­malize and grow their businesses by providing afford able commercial kitchen space, industry-specific technical assistance and access to mar­ket opportunities. We focus primarily on women from culturally diverse and immigrant communities. Our vision is that entrepreneurs will become economically self-sufficient and con tribute to a vibrant economy doing what they love to do.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

lubalin now

i really wish i could go see lubalin now.

info from the website:

Herb Lubalin (1918–1981) is best known for his wildly illustrative typography and his groundbreaking work for the magazines Avant Garde, Eros, and Fact.

On view in Cooper Union’s new gallery, the installation includes recent posters, publications, and motion graphics by internationally recognized graphic designers that spotlight an emerging trend toward expressive lettering and typography.

Original sketches, magazines, logotypes, and posters selected from the Lubalin Center Archive will illuminate Lubalin’s influence on contemporary graphic design.

Thursday, November 5, 2009, 6 – 8pm
The Cooper Union
41 Cooper Gallery [ MAP ]
This event is free and open to the public.

November 5, 2009 – December 8, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

belvoir fruit farms elderflower presse

i bought this belvoir elderflower presse the other night because the label. and i keep meaning to open it but i think part of me is scared that it won't taste as pretty as the label looks.

and also because i'm lazy.


stay tuned. the excitement doesn't end over here.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

weekend highlights

seeing two really good people get married in the middle of redwood trees on a beautiful fall day.

red tights with turquoise shoes. (not mine, i can only dream of having such style).

a night out with g, while the little man was home with grammy.

painted nails.

a picnic at the botanical gardens.

the library at the botanical gardens

sleeping in. if you consider 7:00 sleeping in. i do.

the face, the belly, the smile.

a sunday morning walk with my guys.

Friday, November 6, 2009

oh the cuteness

tally earrings available here.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

i'm not feeling very motivated this week. sorry for the lack of posts.

i love the following from k g + a b:

bears in love


Monday, November 2, 2009



made in oakland, available here.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

our halloween

dad and devo

halloween peeps


we went to belvedere street in cole valley. maegan calls it "castro for kids," which is an apt description.

devo was a little testy and not so into wearing his hat. he also tired very early on. it's okay, though -- i was tired, too.