Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Berry Tart

On July 4th, my family and I hosted a backyard barbecue. All of the food was taken care of, except dessert. I took it upon myself to create a fresh, casual dessert that tasted sweet and pure. I always love fruit tarts from french bakeries and have had past success creating my own right at home. I used a pre-made tart shell from a local bakery called Downtown Bakery and Creamery in Healdsburg, CA. I have no interest in knowing the amount of butter used in the shell, but it definitely makes for the most exquisit tart. Here are some photographs:

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Outdoors

The weather has been absolutely ideal for mid-March. In between classes, a few friends and I were able to set up a time to hang out on the green grass in the UC Davis Quod for some time to enjoy the fresh air, lay under the rays of the sun, and enjoy a smoothie. We got a chance to catch up on every topic imaginable, since we could not meet during the busy past few weeks. After spending some time with my great friends, I now have the energy I need to push through these last few weeks of the quarter, with the final reward being Spring Break! Here are some photographs of our time together and some close-ups of my new favorite things. Have a wonderful weekend!

Refreshing strawberry-banana smoothie, courtesy of the CoHo

Keeping up with a few emails

Rima, wearing an ever-so-versatile Panama hat

Another way to wear a Panama hat

Larissa, wearing the Panama hat, as a part of her effortless, breezy look

Row of bicycles on campus

The bicycle is laying out in the sun also

Favorite bag for everyday use

Longchamp pair

Lovely boots

Hat: Baksheesh in Sonoma
Opticals: Oliver Peoples
Earrings: Target
 Ring: Fred Segal
Shirt: Tory Burch

The cuff of a 70s-inspired Tory Burch shirt

 Classic Sperry Top-siders

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Farmer's Market - Davis, CA

Nothing makes me happier than spending a Saturday morning at a local farmer's market with beautiful weather, delicious foods, and quality ingredients offered for the creation of homemade dishes. Last weekend, I was delighted to attend the farmer's market in Davis, CA where I currently reside as I attend university. I was impressed by the large selection of produce and the fresh foods that were brought from bakeries and eateries from various towns and cities in Northern California. Here are a few photos of what I had the pleasure of seeing and tasting during my visit:

Classic and infused lemonades

Fresh apple juice

Artisanal breads

Local dried fruit

One, beautifully solo flower

An idyllic couple walking with flowers from the market