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I’m moving!

To the lee of the stone! I moved over to Blogger, so please update your subscriptions! I’m now at And if you’re not already, follow me on Facebook! See you there!

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Superbowl Sundae

I’m not really into football, but I am into wings and beer. City Bakery’s Superbowl flavored hot chocolate was inspired by one of those things, and unfortunately it wasn’t buffalo sauce. The only characteristic of beer that the Superbowl flavor … Continue reading

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Don’t slip!

They say that approximately 75% of what we taste is actually based on smell. City Bakery’s Banana Peel hot chocolate (Saturday’s flavor) had a distinct banana peel smell. It’s interesting because I couldn’t previously have told you what the difference … Continue reading

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Thank God I’m not a ginger.

I love ginger. I like it as a hot drink with honey; I like it with flat Coke; and I like it in my raw apple crisp. My first sip of the ginger hot chocolate on Friday was distinctly gingery; … Continue reading

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Espresso or EX-presso?

Thursday night’s hot chocolate flavor at City Bakery was….. espresso! Not really sure why they write it in Japanese too. To me, this flavor was the best that I’ve had from City Bakery, rivaling the satisfying burnt-marshmallow flavor of the … Continue reading

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One man’s treasure is another man’s…

Is that how it goes? City Bakery’s annual Hot Chocolate Festival kicked off last night with Sunken Treasures, a flavor I hadn’t seen in previous years. For those new to the event, City Bakery is famous for their thick hot … Continue reading

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I got the coolest sunglasses ever! Sunglasses by Alexandra Cassaniti, coat by Jcrew, necklace by Forever 21, sweater dress by 3.1 Phillip Lim (on major sale at Bird!), bracelets by me I think sunglasses are my new thing. It’s possible … Continue reading

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Shibori circle scarves

I’m working on some great new items for the shop! Keep an eye out for silk and wool shibori circle scarves, and some cute new pouches! I’m also working with Raymond to design a leather color-blocked backpack for him for … Continue reading

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Shit Asian girls say

“Hey, that bag? TOTALLY FAKE.”

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Glitter shoes DIY

First I bought these last year on super duper sale: But I never wore them because that leather flower on the side isn’t really my style. So I took it off: And then realized there’s a bunch of holes left … Continue reading

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