This week’s coffee table guest might sound familiar as I’ve raved about her superfood powders in a previous HelloGiggles item of the day post. A wife, mother, and business owner, this lady is balancing it all. Please give a healthy hello to Los … Continue reading
I just wrapped up a certification in plant-based nutrition and launched a new website/food initiative called One Part Plant.The website is a healthy foodie/ lifestyle site with recipes, tips, and practical advice. The site also features partnering hotels and restaurants that offer plant-based dishes on their menus (some for the very first time). There’s even a popular steakhouse on board! After avoiding a major surgery by changing my diet to a plant-based one, I am a huge advocate of using food as medicine. I am so passionate about this project and helping others get healthy, I get giggly just thinking about it.
I have always wished I liked coffee. Seriously. I even attempted to fake-like-it in college. But I just don’t. I make a green juice every morning – which is my version of coffee. And if I am not at home to make my own, I just discovered Suja. Their juices are so damn good.
It’s the Little Things
Words of Wisdom
My Dad’s classic answer to everything, “Live in the now”.
“Rejoice in other people’s successes because there is plenty for everyone”. – Louise Hay
My boyfriend and I are currently putting the final touches on our Spring/Summer ’12 collection of handmade skinny leather ties for Grove Lane; we’re fortunate to be able to source amazing buttery Italian leather and make the ties from our NYC studio. I’ve also been busy running my wedding photography business and am shooting photos of Indie/Rock band, City Walls Autumn Falls next week. All this multitasking surely makes me a true Gemini!
Cappuccino with almond milk! The smell of coffee has always been associated with my father’s morning ritual of preparing a cup of drip coffee in the same porcelain cream mug. I discovered the joy and buzzing benefits of coffee in my late teens, sadly introduced by a Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino–hey, a girl’s gotta start somewhere!—and later on can still recall my first Australian latte upon moving there nearly three years ago. Those Aussie’s sure take the art of coffee seriously! Since then I’ve made my own ritual and love experimenting with different brewing methods, most recently using a Bodum French Press.
It’s the Little Things
- Vinyasa yoga
- Bold red lipstick (I love MAC’s Ruby Woo)
- Wine + homemade pizza movie night with my boyfriend
My Coffee Table
My coffee table doubles up as my work desk/table. Savouring my morning cup of tea or
coffee here helps me settle into the day. The table was actually once my family’s dining table–my mother was a fantastic host and had a penchant for antiques. It’s since been passed down to me and I love being connected to its nostalgic history.
I found this Olivetti Valentine typewriter on ebay, designed by Ettore Sottass Jr. and doubling as a piece of pop art. I love reading about writer’s morning routines and the romanticism of typewriters. Like shooting film, it’s like every word counts, it really makes you think about what you really want to say.
Oil painting is my first love, I rarely paint anymore which is a pity. My paintings are heavily influenced by René Magritte and surrealism. They tend to be a bit weird and dark, everyone who knows me is like “what the hell is going on in your head?!”
Words of Wisdom
“The secret is there is no secret. You just have to keep showing up.” – Tara Stiles
Thanks for joining us and thanks to Falcon for sharing her table. See you next week!
(Posted with love by Kathryn)
…was yesterday. Take a second and think of how far those beans have come, from the farmers who laboriously grow the beans, the roasters who skillfully roast them, to the baristas who artfully brew the beans into the yummy beverage we all enjoy. THE BEST PART IS: There’s nothing stopping us from extending this holiday into a lifelong celebration. A few ways to celebrate:
- Show some love: tip your barista for being wonderfully wonderful.
- Donate: Coffee Kids, the non-profit that helps improve the lives of coffee farming families. Others: Lyon, a collaboration of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation with La Colombe coffee.
- Drink: start your day by treating yourself to your favorite cafe and end the day with a delicious espresso stout.
- Listen: many songs mention or focus around the caffeinated beverage. Get your fix: Dolly Parton’s song 9 to 5 , or just the beginning, starting with “pour myself a cup of ambition, and yawn and stretch and try to come to life”. More: Cigarettes and Coffee by Otis Redding, Coffee by Aesop Rock, One More Cup of Coffee (cover) by Frazey Ford, Black Coffee by Black Flag, Coffee Mug by The Descendents,
- Eat: you can drink your coffee and eat it too, I’m talking dark chocolate covered espresso beans, coffee infused smoothies, mocha chip muffins, etc.
- Read: expand your java knowledge and learn about the history of coffee.
“one can’t think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” -virginia woolf
(photo via thekitchn)
Sept. 9th! 7:30pm! Lyric Hyperion Theater and Café 2106 Hyperion Ave. LA CA 90027.
Check out: “Ellen” and “2 Broke Girls” writer Liz Feldman @LizinHollywood, “Hello Giggles” writer and star of her own upcoming pilot produced by Chelsea Handler, Ingrid Haas @ihaas, “Family Guy” writer and “Dog Days” author, Dave Ihlenfeld @daveihl, Gawker writer Louis Peitzman @LouisPeitzman, Fuel TV producer and actor, Ryan Flynn, @hellogiggles writers and BFFs Amanda Kretzmann and Kathryn Wahl, and more!!!!!