Sunday, January 30, 2011

"This remarkably elegant vintage motorcycle is actually a bit of a mongrel: it’s a Rudge ‘bitsa’ built by Jean-Claude Barrois. This bike has had a chequered life, starting out as a 1928 Soyer—a French brand that produced motorcycles between 1920 and 1935. Like many French makes of the time, Soyer used a variety of engines for their motorcycles, including 
JAP, Sturmey Archer and Chaise. This particular Soyer 07S had a JAP engine but the frame was wrecked, so Barrois built his own frame—and eventually replaced the JAP motor with the 500cc Rudge unit you see here. All unnecessary parts have been removed to make it lighter—including the front brake—and a new quarter-gallon tank has been added, along with a “suicide knee” gearshift."

Friday, January 21, 2011


Recently I bought a new watercolor set that I am very stoked on, and so I was perusing the internet for inspiration and I came across this fair lady, Stina Persson

Saturday, January 15, 2011

I want to go!

L.A. Hot Sale: Les Pommettes Bin Sale

Les Pommettes, the former Vionnet Boutique, kicks off their annual bin blowout sale today! Check out massive discounts of up to 90% off, with sale bins starting at just $5. Plus, spend over $100, and get one sale item for free. Goods include items from Seneca Rising, Shakuhachi, Noir jewelry, Tse, Megan Park, and more.  
When: Friday, January 14, and Saturday, January 15, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, January 16, from noon to 6 p.m.                                                   Where: Les Pommettes Bin Sale, 158 North Robertson Boulevard, (between Alden Drive and Beverly Boulevard); 310-289-9202. 

um can we get married...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

...I feel so blessed, the last year has been a serious whirlwind, fun times, rough times, different people different places... It's as if my life was a semi-stagnant snow globe someone shook up; and, when all the debris finally settled the familiar was replaced by the foreign, life got a thousand times more intriguing....

Monday, January 10, 2011

uh oh...this blog is about to start tracking my eating quinoa

So I'v decided that all my 'cook as I go' recipe's are starting to be too good to just forget and not write down, I mean type down, so now this blog has a cooking section, it'll probably be mostly vegan, and some vegetarian, or who knows maybe I'll become a carnivore tomorrow and teach y'all how to bbq up a mean porkchop...unlikely..

so this is...
Red Quinoa with sauteed Mushrooms, Onions, Spinach, Garlic and Asparagus in a Lemon Aioli sauce... TOPPED WITH FRIED TOFU FETA FILETS.. they're bomb.

8 Oz. of Red Quinoa
4 white mushrooms sliced
1/4 cup chopped onion
5 Asparagus spears
two large hand fulls of spinach
a good amount of olive oil
2 tbsp chopped garlic
2 tbsp Wild Wood Lemon Aioli zezty garlic sauce
Feta Cheese
Extra Firm High Protein Tofu

First rinse the red quinoa in cold water; for every cup of quinoa boil 2 cups of water, add the quinoa and then let simmer for about 15 minutes.
In a large sauce pan mix about 3 tbsp olive oil with a tbsp of chopped garlic and start to heat it up, after you've chopped up your onion and mushrooms toss them in the pan until they're almost done, stirring them around for about 10 minutes and then add in the spinach and the asparagus.

Drain the quinoa, add the contents of our sauce pan and then add two extra large tbsp's of Lemon Aioli and stir it all around.

For the Feta Cheese and Tofu filets

Cut blocks of extra firm tofu into long sections 2' x 2' is good, in a pan heat a little olive oil (3 tbsp for every half of block of tofu)  add in the tofu once it starts to sizzle, turn the heat down to a low medium, turn them over several times until they start to turn golden brown, then slice out thin pieces of feta cheese equal to the size of the tofu pieces and place the feta on the pan and put the tofu pieces on top of the feta and leave them cooking on a low heat for about4 or 5 minutes.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Gypsy Rose Lee turns 100 tomorrow....

Gypsy Rose Lee was an American 
burlesque entertainer, actress,
author and playwright, whose 1957 memoir was made into the stage musical and film Gypsy.