altitude design summit 2012

I spent last week in Salt Lake City for the Altitude Design Summit. It was an incredible experience! There were speakers, classes, dinners, parties, gifts, goodies and a ton of networking! I met so many creative and inspirational people that at times it seems like it could of all been a dream! I’m already looking forward to Alt. 2013!

My Alt. experience began at The Viking School of Cooking where I had a delicious meal prepared by two super cool food bloggers: Lindsey of Cafe Johnsonia and Jen of Delightful Delicacies and their assistant Becky of The Vintage Mixer. Everything was fresh, local and oh so good! The main course (pictured below) was a creamed polenta with braised hearty greens, sun dried tomatoes and pine nuts. I could eat this everyday! You can find the recipe here.

Thursday night was The Winter White Party and everyone looked fabulous!

Dariela Cruz of Mami Talks and me at the moss+isaac photo booth!

Friday night Alt.Summit held different themed mini parties in the 3rd floor suites of the beautiful Grand America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City.

Me and Lisa Mok at the Girls With Glasses Go To Paris Party! Photo by Carolee Beckham Photography.

I met one of my favorite bloggers Gala Darling who was sweet as pie!

Thanks for everything Alt.! See you next year!


dear diary

I have always been a fan of journaling. For most of my life I have used paper diaries and “old fashioned” date books. Then the internet introduced us to LiveJournal, Myspace, and Facebook. They have all served as a way of documenting the passage of time. It’s been a few years since I have actually written in a paper journal. Several months ago I found this beautiful, little Erté daily journal in the LACMA gift shop. It inspired me to want to write again in the era of ical and social media. The blank pages await adventure in the New Year! Hello 2012!


cooking with someone you love

Wade and I were recently interviewed and photographed by our amazing friend Matt Armendariz of Matt Bites for San Pellegrino’s “delicious conversations” series. What a fun afternoon! The article is about couples who cook together and you can read it here.

photo by Matt Armendariz


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