Just a few of my favorite Food Fashionista Instagram shots for April 2012:
Greeking out on this salad at Troya, San Francisco
Celebrating our best friend's birthday!
A (chocolate) twist on Red Velvet Cupcakes at Whole Foods
All you need is LOVE (at HD Buttercup)
Limon's Pollo ala Brasa w/sides
The lone pink blossom left on this tree – Japantown, SF
A dangerous combination at the Gilt City Warehouse Sale
Couldn't resist a second serving of El Tonayense's Veggie Burrito at SoundCloud
Just kickin' it in studs & sparkles
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"There's no place like home" – Dorothy
No matter what age or where I'm at in my life, I can never switch the channel when I find the Wizard of Oz playing on the television set. Besides the mesmerizing colors, lovable characters, and feel-good music, it's an ageless classic and timeless reminder of what's most important in our lives.
As life goes on, we often discover, that everything we had hoped and craved for, were actually within our vicinity and reach all along.
Long live courage, brains and most of all…love ♥
Kin Medai Snapper w/Geoduck, Papya, Peanuts & Coconut Foam paired with a Grieve Sauvignon Blanc, Napa 2009
Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto hosted an exquisite wine-paired luncheon as part of the Lexus-sponsored Los Angeles Food and Wine festival. The event was held at Wolfgang Puck's WP24 located high above the L.A. skyline at the Ritz Carlton. Although there was no sighting of Wolfgang, WP24 Executive Chef Sara Johannes along with pastry chef Cassie Ballard worked seamlessly with Morimoto to create a lunch one will soon not forget.
Peking Style Duck Breast, Warm Chantrelle Salad, Ten Spiced Confit Figs, Smoked Duck Cracklin' paired with a Recuerdo Malbec Mendoza, Argentina 2010
Washugyu Flat Iron with Veal Cheek Tempura, Compressed Apple and Chili Soy paired with Blackbird Vineyards, "Arise", Napa Valley 2009
Caramel Roasted Apple, Butterscotch Miso, Sesame Crisp, Edamame Ice Cream paired with Ice House, "Vidal", Niagara Peninsula 2006
For more photos from the 2011 Los Angeles Food and Wine Lexus Grand Tasting, visit HERE.
Today was a very sad and reflective day. A brilliant innovator, genius, and role model was taken away from us much too early. My father also lost his battle with cancer at the tender age of 56. I learned from a young age that life is precious. Life is short. Life is right now. Steve Jobs seemed to know all of that and much, much more. He proved by great example that every day was meant to exist on this earth to the fullest. Even after his diagnosis with cancer, Steve Jobs lived, loved, and created products that changed the world and our lives forever.
Below are some favorite quotes from Steve Job's 2005 Stanford Commencement Address. If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend taking 15 minutes out of your busy life to watch it. Like Steve Jobs, the speech is inspring and memorable.
"Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose Faith." – Steve Jobs
"The only way to do great work is to love what you do." – Steve Jobs
"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking that you have something to lose." – Steve Jobs
"Stay hungry, stay foolish" – Steve Jobs
2005 Stanford Commencement Address
When it comes to the HBO series True Blood, there are three things that come to mind – sex, gym, and red wine. If you watch the show, you will know what I am talking about.
Big thanks to our chic and ultra-talented novelist friend Kyra Davis who shared this photo of Eric Northman -the sultriest bar owner in Shreveport with us. Oh yes, some of you may know him as the keeper of vampire-bar "Fangtasia", while others may recognize him as the most powerful bloodsucker in area five of Northern Louisiana. For those in the minority who do not watch HBO's True Blood, you may have no idea what I am even talking about. In that case, just focus on the pictures.
We here at Food Fashionista have been addicted to True Blood since its inception and so it seems have a lot of other folks. Therefore it comes as no surprise that you can now purchase and gulp down the vamp's beverage of choice Tru Blood at Merlotte's. According to the drink's website, it's "a delicious blood orange carbonated drink inspired by Bill's favorite synthetic blood nourishment beverage. Tart and slightly sweet, Tru Blood pours like a regular soda but appears stormy and mysterious when poured into a glass."
Although we are guessing you'd like to sink your teeth into Eric Northman, take the consolation prize and sink your teeth into a bottle of TRU BLOOD HERE.