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Malibu Wine Safari

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Malibu Wine Safari When the event of my birthday came rolling around, I knew I wanted to do something different and not-standard of the typical birthday going out activities. I opted for something a little more personal and intimate with just a few close family members and the boy, in hopes that it would make me forget the slow, dawning realization that I was getting older. And likely have wrinkles the day after. We set out for Malibu to Paradise Beach Cove Cafe for an…

Birerria at Eataly

Ok so I’m cheating just a bit. This isn’t just our visit to Birerria at Eataly. It’s everything me and my brother did the first day we got in to New York but I couldn’t figure out how to pack it all in and organize it all just so! Me and my younger brother took the redeye out of Los Angeles in to New York  to meet up with old friends and my older brother Dan, who had come up from D.C. for the weekend. Me and…

Spaghetti Squash

So! As part of my whole new year’s resolution thing, I made a list of somewhat ambitious or adventurous recipes I wanted to try, spaghetti squash being one of them. Also on the list was get a Victoria’s Secret body (again), save lots of money (also again) and travel to some new destinations! I’d like to think that spaghetti squash is helping that whole Victoria’s Secret body because guess what…you’re eating vegetables! It’s amazing! It’s like pasta but it’s not! It’s super healthy and actually…

Blue Heaven

A quick recap of the family trip to the Florida Keys for this winter break! I’ve been working from home this week and can’t say how nice it is to work from bed in full on pajama mode. I think this is the life meant for me. A view I could get used to! #wheresthecoconut 🌴 #travel #florida A photo posted by Kylie Ladd (@kyladd) on Dec 12, 2014 at 7:30am PST So me and the family did something we haven’t done in ages- take…

Ethiopia: a Vimeo video

Upon waking next morning about daylight, I found Queequeg’s arm thrown over me in the most loving and affectionate manner. You had almost thought I had been his wife. The counterpane was of patchwork, full of odd little parti-coloured squares and triangles; and this arm of his tattooed all over with an interminable Cretan labyrinth of a figure, no two parts of which were of one precise shade—owing I suppose to his keeping his arm at sea unmethodically in sun and shade, his shirt sleeves…

Eating fat won't make you fat but these 10 things will

I pondered some time without fully comprehending the reason for this. Father Mapple enjoyed such a wide reputation for sincerity and sanctity, that I could not suspect him of courting notoriety by any mere tricks of the stage. No, thought I, there must be some sober reason for this thing; furthermore, it must symbolize something unseen. Can it be, then, that by that act of physical isolation, he signifies his spiritual withdrawal for the time, from all outward worldly ties and connexions? Yes, for replenished…

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

It was admittedly, at my mother’s behest that I think of a Thanksgiving side dish for this year’s festivities. My natural inclination was to say no and return to bed and Netflix my way through the day. But then I got hungry and saw that we had an unnatural assortment of ingredients, ripe for preparing the perfect and probably best brussels sprouts side dish you’ll ever have! So get ready. Ingredients:5 Slices of Bacon1 Pound of Brussels Sprouts1 Tablespoon Olive Oil1/4 Cup of Parmesan CheeseBalsamic…

Fizzy Blackberry Lemonade

Last year when I vacationing in London, me and my best friends dined at thisperfect little restaurant by Buckingham Palace. Once there, we met Donald, awonderful little Irish professor who was passing through London by way of alayover and had headed straight to the bar (I like a man with hard goals). He told us story after story of his life. He also slathered us up with the “bramble”,the most refreshing blackberry cocktail I’ve ever had, while he regaled us with hisstories. Somewhere along the…

Chapter One

It’s not often I get to spend quality time with my little brother but when I do, I definitely try to make the most of it. We headed out to downtown Santa Ana for alate brunch. My brother is many things, but a photographer he is not. It took a lot of arguing for him to even take this sucker. It’s times like these when I wish I had even just one sister. (Mostly kidding) The restaurant we chose was Chapter One and appropriately has book…

Baths and Markets: Budapest Day 4-6:

The time I spent in Budapest did truly fly. I can’t tell you how wonderful it was to wake up late, enjoy a cup of coffee around noon and then set out for a little miniadventure each day with Sam. Clearly, being incredibly lazy suits me. One day we’d pop up to the baths at Szechenyi, immersing ourselves in to the medicinal,thermal waters until our toes and fingers would get all wrinkly. Then the next day, we would setoff to the Central Market where it was food…