Clothes Call

It’s been a long time since I’ve gone clothes-shopping.  I don’t know if it’s because I outgrew the process, costume fittings have made trying on clothes “work,” or because I attend enough swaps to keep my closet rotated every season.  I tried to be extra picky at the last one (hosted this past weekend by Autumn and Jenn) – turns out, I am really into blue clothes.  (By the way, that’s what color I see the dress as.)


At any rate, I still like a good sale and one of my advertising sponsors, Shopbop is having one – up to 25% off, starting now through Sunday the 8th.  This shirt was already discounted, but I honestly think it would feel a little cozier if I had bought it today.


Another few items I’m pretty gaga about – J.Brand Jeans, and these socks from Uniqlo – they were about $13, come in a pack of 7…


…and make me so freaking happy.


The pants below are from Target, which, as far as I’m concerned, is the best place to buy sweats…I’ve gotten more expensive brands, and they still fall apart/get dirty!


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Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop – Hollywood

Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop is one of my favorite local chains (and places to spot celebs) – I’ve visited the Beverly Hills/Century City locations – and now there’s one just up the street from me in Hollywood, right next to The Pantages and Delphine.

Greenleaf Chopshop

Greenleaf Chopshop

The outdoor patio has a view of Hollywood Boulevard, and their herb/lemon tree garden…

urban herb garden

We opted to sit in the back dining room (which can be rented out for private events) while looking over the menu.

Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop

Greenleaf Chopshop

This was a hosted meal; they brought out some recommended items like juice…

Green Juice

…and AWESOME (vegan) Spinach Artichoke Gratin with Flatbread Chips.

Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip

We did do a little bit of customization – which is totally cool at a place like this – Abe got his California Vegan Burger on a Pretzel Bun/upgraded his side to a Farro Salad…

pretzel roll


…while I concocted my own mad creation.

salmon salad

salmon salad


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Julius Turns 11

Happy birthday to Julius – who has been my baby since 2004…

Jack Russell

…and has grown into my favorite helper…

Jack Russell


Jack Russell

…and photo subject.  Watching him turn into a senior hasn’t been easy, and this past year, it got scary too…
Jack Russell …but every single moment with him – each and every one – has been special.  I didn’t grow up with a dog, and I wouldn’t say that I’m even a “dog person” as an adult.  But this guy…
Jack Russell

…he can pretty much do anything and I’ll love him forever.  Happy 11th birthday!