Daily Archives: March 22, 2012

I Feel Prettily

product review

Hey guys! I’m about to go consume chocolate for 3 hours with Dessert Darling – while eating breakfast, I wrapped an appropriate gift for our tour guides, who are quite the foodies…

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…received an epicurean delivery for myself too, from Flor de Sal!

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This tin contains 5 gourmet salts from Spain:

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A perfect present for any gastronome, since they’re packaged so prettily!

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(“Prettily” is a funny word.)

Other mail-order gifts I’d recommend, just off the top of my head – DeLuscious Cookies, Brody’s Bakery (for vegans), YouBars (customizable energy bars), a SodaStream Seltzer Maker…any you can think of? I (prettily much) only give food-related things these days so I’d love your suggestions for products you’ve received and loved.

See you on the other side of the sugar rainbow…

Dealer Wins

sandwich - soup/stew

Yesterday was all about the bargains! I went for my monthly massage at my favorite place, “Radiance of Life” – they have an INSANE SPECIAL right now where you get a 50-minute rub down for $35…

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…and afterwards I scored a late lunch for 1/2 off via Scoutmob -

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The Village Kitchen is in the Westlake area, right before Beverly Blvd. turns into Downtown L.A….

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…small n cozy…

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…and the customers seem to be regulars! They were all so cute (and vocal).

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The cafe is staffed by women from The Good Shepherd Center, a homeless shelter where all the cafe proceeds go to. They gain experience, opportunities, hope…

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…and share recipes with one another. Everything is made from scratch – and their baked goods (which looked incredible) were selling out quick!

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It was late in the afternoon, so I ordered a sandwich to go…

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…the Vegetarian, so I could split it with Abe. They even wrapped it in two halves for me!

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Mustard greens, tomato, onions, cucumbers, avocado, and feta on Homemade Rye. Mmmmm….

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….why do sandwiches taste so much better when they’re made by others?

For dinner, Abe and I both got our frozen chili on…

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…mine was the one made of meat

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Also unearthed from the freezer – cookies from San Francisco!

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God they were good.

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Abe got the more photogenic half, but mine had crumbs – meaning more cookie…a rather good deal, if you ask me.

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We raised nearly $7000 in our first day of Kickstarter for The Man’s Guide to Love (that’s pretty much the goal we are currently aiming for with the Daylight Savings one!) and I’ve been blown away by everyone who has been contributing, tweeting, face-booking, spreading the word, etc. We have 28 days to reach our goal of $200,000 so we’d appreciate your keeping at it – here’s the link again: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/flackett-levin/the-mans-guide-to-love-movie

THANK YOU!!!

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