Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Santa Cruisin': Part II

{more film for you}

A morning walk in Santa Cruz...

...maybe the best (only?) cure for a post-concert/birthday bash/late-night-dance-party hangover.

Also, I'm obsessed with film.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Santa Cruisin': Part I

{experiments with color film and a really old camera}

Is there anything better than a weekend spent with girlfriends, big hats, the September issue, and a beach?

Friday, August 26, 2011

Beach Weekend

{wishing you a beachy weekend}

What are your plans this weekend, friends?  I'll be getting back to my NorCal roots with a beach weekend in Santa Cruz complete with an Eddie Money concert (who am I?), a birthday celebration, and rumor has it there might even be a jarty!  Can't wait to share with you when I get back!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Oscar's Cerveteca/Take 2

Remember when I said Oscar's was...disappointing?  Well, after some controversy in the comments section, and a personal invite from Oscar himself to give the place a second shot (I'm kind of a big deal around here...jk), I made it back to Oscar's last Saturday.  I walked over with Brian and Leslie (that friend of mine who just moved to L.A.), figuring that if the food still left much to be desired, we could always go across the street to the mysterious Mexican place that looks like a liquor store but could really be a sketchily delicious meal waiting to happen.

But there was no need to venture anywhere this time.  Things have changed at Oscar's -- fewer iPod Touches, better food.

First change -- they have these little fold-up tables on the inside now so when you wait, you can at least have a place to put your drink now.  Oh yeah, they have those now, too -- drinks.  Wine and beer, hooray!  So that's a second change.

{beer!  and chicken empanadas that really were just vehicles for that unreal mayo}

Third change -- the menu.  Some items are the same, like the Southern burger (we didn't order that one again), but there are some new additions that turned out to be really tasty, like beer-battered shrimp with a citrus butter sauce.  So butter-drippingly good that it comes with a towelette, and you'll need it!

Last time, I thought the fish tacos were bland and underwhelming.  But this time, the pork tacos were so flavorful, soaked in a spicy, tangy sauce.

And the corn on the cob smothered in butter, chili powder and parm?  That smile says it all.

It was truly a fab dinner.

Hats off to you, Oscar's, for changing my mind!  I'll be back again soon!

One for Wednesday

Just add goat cheese.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Getty

The Getty Center just might be my favorite place in L.A.

Next time, I'm bringing a picnic.