Friday, December 28, 2007

Olafur Eliasson

SF MOMA is featuring an exhibit by artist Olafur Eliasson through February 24th. The exhibit consists of sculpture, lighting, and other elements which for the most part are interactive. This exhibit is an amazing experience not to be missed! The artist will be in San Francisco on February 27th for an Artist Talk at the museum.

Pretty Dresses

These dresses are two of the most comfortable, yet still polished and flattering, items of clothing I own. They are my "go to" clothing for work on mornings when I just need to get out the door, feel comfortable, and look good. I usually pair the chain link dress with cinnamon colored heels and the black sweater dress with black patterned tights and black pumps. They are both on sale right now at Banana Republic.

La Palma

Mexican food is quickly becoming somewhat of a Christmas Eve tradition for us. Last year we had Naomi's delicious enchiladas with all the fixings from La Palma. This year we had chili con carne made with ancho chilis and sirloin steak - no chili powder and ground beef here! Tyler and I headed to the Mission to do our grocery shopping at La Palma and Casa Lucas Market right next door. Tyler enjoyed browsing the store for the all the exotic candy and sodas.

From La Palma, we picked up fresh made tortilla chips, salsa fresca, and masa for tortillas. You can buy the prepared masa for a little more than $1 per pound and make your own fresh tortillas. You'll never want to eat store bought tortillas again.

For the tortillas, you need a tortilla press, a clean plastic garbage bag, and a griddle. I bought my tortilla press next door at Casa Lucas Market for about $10. Cut a wide strip of garbage bag or similar material to sandwich the masa in between the disks of the press. Roll a piece of masa into a ball about the size of a ping-pong ball, place the masa in between the two sides of the plastic bag, and press. Next open the press and peel the tortilla from the plastic. Don't press too hard, it doesn't take much and the thinner the tortilla, the more difficult it will be to peel it off the plastic. Put the pressed dough onto a hot griddle and cook on each side until slightly golden.

Fresh tortillas might be one of the most heavenly foods ever invented and are definitely worthy of becoming a Christmas Eve tradition.

I Got My iPhone!


Look what I got for Christmas! This phone is truly amazing. With the touch of the screen I can see the weather in SF, Vernal, Philly & Paris, read and send e-mail, download and listen to music, browse the Internet, watch YouTube, check stocks, plan my calendar, take a picture, and more.

Make sure you are photo worthy next time I see you, so I can take your picture for my contacts.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Bridge View

We love our new apartment. We have a view of the Bay Bridge and the city from our living room and bedroom windows. Our favorite view of the bridge is from the pool and hot tub. This picture was taken a few weeks ago when some friends stopped by for an evening visit. See more on Pepper's blog.

Kicking It With Marlo

This is my new favorite person to hang out with.

Tough Tyler

Adam took this picture of Tyler on the ferry back to the city a couple months ago.

One Sunny Friday Afternoon

I cycled across the Golden Gate Bridge for the first time with Tyler and Adam last weekend. It's just what we needed the day after our delicious, coma-inducing Thanksgiving dinner. We stopped in Sausalito for lunch and then took the ferry back to the city. The trip from our neighborhood is approximately 11 miles including a few big hills, some strong headwinds, and stunning views. It's been years since I cycled on a regular basis. I think I'm going to take it up again.

All I want for Christmas...

Eames Plywood Chair in Light Ash (X2)


Paris, Je T'aime

Olafur Eliasson's Take Your Time

Christmas Tunes

Oddly enough, some of the best holiday mix CD's I've ever purchased are from Old Navy. They usually find the classics with a twist or remix. The music is particularly good for parties, because they use the same energetic music that makes you feel fun and carefree so you will shop more. You will have to trust me on this one.

Cozy Soles

This might be the best $20 I've spent this year. I love these booties!! They are so comfy and warm and I smile every time I look at my feet. You can get them in red or blue too. As an added bonus the soles are perfect for dancing on and sliding across wood floors!

Working Girl

I'm finally back. I've had some major life changes the past couple of months.... a new job, which I started in the middle of busy season, a new apartment, my BFF had her first baby, and I have a renewed dedication to getting in shape. I think things have stabilized though, so I'm ready to get back on the blog wagon. It's probably not realistic for me to try to blog everyday, but I will try to get few posts in on the weekend at a minimum.