dad's birthday.

Keeping to a on-again-off-again tradition, we drove to San Diego to celebrate my dad's birthday. It was a delicious day! We started the European Breakfast at Extraordinary Desserts and its amazing buffet. I highly recommend the following combination: Foccacia, roasted tomatoes, pesto, smoked salmon, capers, and a bit of cream cheese, of course.

European Breakfast }
 Extraordinary Desserts also sells the coolest things, which you can browse through while you wait to be seated. I love their teas and their Tokyomilk products. They smell so good! Tokyomilk's Walts Soap No. 14 is on my wishlist. Perfect indulgence for the guest bathroom.

 We visited San Diego's West Elm store with their beautiful parson desks and pillows. It is quickly becoming one of my favorite stores for home decor. We then headed to Fashion Valley for a quick peek at Crate and Barrel before heading to see RED at the movie theater in Temecula. We ended our day in a surprisingly authentic Japanese restuarant, Sushi Boat, located in the Promenade Temecula. Can't wait to see what we'll do next year!


typography delight!

These would be lovely on my walls! I believe they would also make an excellent gift for a hostess. ♥

The perfect wake-up call for the coffee lover in your life.

Perfect reminder for an office.

An announcement from the no-nonsense cook!


home update.

We are on our way to finally own our first home! After more than a year of agony and frustration, the bank has decided to accept our offer. Here's what I'm dying to put into our home:

Trend Lighting

Isn't it just magical? This will go over our dinning table and illuminate a natural elm table with sleek, black leather side chairs. The photograph mural I've posted below will be the pretty background and industrial track curtains will add a bit of softness to the scene.

I will definitely post pictures once this project is done. But I shouldn't get ahead of myself... we don't even have the keys yet! Can't blame a girl for getting a little excited.