Otherwise known as the best season ever. What’s on your list for fall?
Photo: via Pinterest
As the summer quickly fades (stop already, August!) I find myself more and more in need of a really good backyard BBQ. Of course, Mark and I have only a little pittance of a back yard, so we might need to get creative, but never you mind… what I’m really craving is this…
These shots make me long for a potluck… good friends sharing their favorites. How come those aren’t as popular as they used to be? Just the word evokes images of June Cleaver dresses and JELL-O molds.
That’s right, with the big JELL-O letters those molds.
But maybe it’s time we brought it back. And not just the practice, but the word. Maybe it’s time we had a good old fashioned potluck.
Say what you will about the pop-up concept; I’ll be happy to defend. Because for each and every flop, there is a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing just waiting to wow. The pop-up ideal (in which a restaurant quite literally pops up for a day, a week, or a few months at a time) allows chefs to unleash their creativity in a way that they never would in a traditional restaurant. If it works, the chef finds him or her self in a better position to launch their next venture… if it doesn’t, they don’t.
This particular pop-up, set in the old Capri space on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, is so loved that it has extended its original lease and is reportedly in search of a permanent home… all for good reason. The evening we spent strolling the beach, watching the eclipse, listening to one of the biggest drum circles I’ve ever seen (I kind of love Venice), and sampling our fair share of the menu above was easily one of my favorites on this trip… and pretty high on the list of ever.
I have been in love with Enjoy Cupcakes for some time now, so when it came time to book a baker for my wedding, I knew just who it would be.
Of course, all of that would make sense if I had already tried their cupcakes. But… I hadn’t.
Instead, I booked Enjoy based purely on their fantastic reputation and their even more fantastic personalities. It is impossible not to love Amber, Kevin, and their entire family from the first moment you speak.
(That adorable trailer may have also had a little bit of say in the matter.)
But oh my goodness… I had no idea what I was missing. I am seriously not kidding when I say that Enjoy makes *the best* cupcakes I’ve ever had. And I promise you I’m not saying that just because I’m biased. Those of you coming to the wedding won’t be disappointed.
Our tasting included all of the flavors in the picture above, but that is nowhere near the end of the list… and every. single. one. was delicious.
Now for the tough part. How do we choose?
Photos: Our own.
Of course, I can’t help but compile some of my favorite dress details before our trip this weekend.
I love a classic dress with an extra little detail. Some lace here, a ruffle there… the perfect touch that makes it stand out from the rest. These are a few of my favorites I’ve pinned over the past few months.