Archive for August 17th, 2009

17th August
2009
written by spd

I’m introducing a new category: Wanderlust.  Just as my Food Porn category showcases what I’m cooking, this category will show you what my eyes are feasting on when I’m not in the kitchen.  Just like my mother… and her mother, I have gypsy blood and experience wanderlust every time I’m stationary for more than a few months.  I hope to spread the bug… with pictures from tour, and my travels abroad.

wan·der·lust (wän′dər lust′) noun an impulse, longing, or urge to wander or travel Etymology: Ger < wandern, to travel, wander + lust, joy: see lust.

David and I took an afternoon in Santa Monica recently, and watched the spectacular sunset from the pier.  Fifteen minutes after I took this, the sky was ablaze with orange and red hues.

David and I recently spent an afternoon in Santa Monica and watched spectacular sunset from the pier. Fifteen minutes after I snapped this, the sky was ablaze with orange and red hues.

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17th August
2009
written by spd
Joan's on 3rd

The cheese counter at Joan's on Third. (img: Joan's)

A mother-daughter operation situated on trendy Third Street, this pricy gourmet market resembles a quaint Dean & Deluca, or the shuttered East Hampton gem, Barefoot Contessa. Their well-curated shelves hold non-perishibles, and separate counters display top-notch baked goods (we loved the chocolate coffee cake) or savory prepared foods (like the baby heirloom and bocconcini salad). Guests can grab their charcuterie and Fromage D’Affinois and have a picnic elsewhere, or plant themselves at the communal table or outdoor cafe tables. If the wait at Toast is unbearable, don’t resist having your brunch here, where a short but spectacular breakfast menu is served daily. The Goat Cheese and Asparagus Omelette is fresh and perfectly cooked!

Joan’s on Third. 8350 W Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90048. ph. (323) 655-2285

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