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December 12, 2012

Filed Under : AROUND LA - EAT

Ludotruck / the style eater

Ludotruck / the style eater

I usually don’t post giant photos of meat on the blog, but I’m making an exception for Ludotruck.  They literally have the best fried chicken EVER.  PS, it’s the holidays so my healthy-factor has gone out the window and I’m now exclusively eating things like this.  Goodbye kale salads.

Kyle and I got Ludotruck on Sunday at the Renegade Craft Fair, splitting the crispy breast strips and the honey garlic-glazed wings with a side of slaw and fries.  Just typing this out is making me feel hungry, which then makes me feel bad for only liking things that are cooked in deep fryers.  OH WELL.

Plus – and I can’t say this without getting extremely sad about it – word on the street is that Ludotruck will be closing shop for good in the very near future.  Just stab me right in the heart!!!  You better believe I’m going to eat this as much as I can until that truck is no longer.  Long live Ludo!!


July 30, 2012

Filed Under : AROUND LA - STYLE

This weekend, my dude and I amazingly had nothing planned so we hightailed it down the 10E freeway (have you guys seen the SNL skit “The Californians”?) and spent a leisurely afternoon in downtown.  We had a really great lunch at Little Bear in the Industrial District, complete with the most delicious Belgian fries and beer.  Then we went up to the Arts District so Kyle could do some sample sale’ing at Apolis and I could visit the new Poketo store.  Finally, we headed over to the LA State Historical Park for the Renegade Craft Fair.

After a few hours of craft-mania in the hot sun, we had fresh fruit popsicles and called it a day.  All in all, a beautiful afternoon spent in one of my favorite parts of the city.

Downtown Los Angeles / Little Bear

Downtown Los Angeles / Industrial District

Scenes from Renegade

December 14, 2011

Filed Under : AROUND LA - DIY

renegade craft fair

I know I’ve posted about Renegade craft fair several times before, i.e. here and here, but it’s just so dang fun!  I go whenever they’re out here (July and December) and have a new experience with great new vendors every time.  Also, I can’t help but take photos of all the awesome things so here we are with a 3rd Renegade post…

renegade craft fair

renegade craft fair

renegade craft fair

renegade craft fair

renegade craft fair

renegade craft fair

renegade craft fair

*these are my favorite green pants EVER.  kyle got them for me for my birthday (yesss my birthday is not until the end of January but we like to give early birthday presents around here…no judging).


July 19, 2011

Filed Under : EAT

Forage Silverlake

We’re going to start this off with a dessert photo because why not?  Dessert is my fave-town.  Forage in Silverlake displays all of their goodies right up front under a glass display.  I’m sorry but I have no resistance to dessert.  Especially when it’s all up in my face.  So I got a gooey, fresh chocolate chip cookie and a chocolate tart.  Yes, just for m’self.

But let’s go back in time (before I ordered the dessert) to set this scenario up a little better.  After the Renegade craft fair, mister boyfriend and I decided to push our Carmageddon luck a little further and drive over to Silverlake (mere minutes from downtown but across the universe from West LA) for some lunch at Forage.  Now Forage is boyfriend’s favorite so he was one happy camper.  The food was unbelievably good, so that made me a happy camper as well.

Forage changes their menu daily but you can always expect it to be fresh, seasonal, and unique.  From white bean couscous to beet, egg, and potato salad, they offer delicious combinations of all my favorite things.

I had the jidori chicken, fattoush salad (consisting of cucumber, tomato, cauliflower, radish, mint, cilantro, and pita chips), and lime creamed corn.  I don’t mess around when it comes to Saturday lunches.  Oh, and of course, I went back in line for round 2 to grab my cookie and tart.

forage silverlake

forage silverlake

forage silverlake

Crafty Times

July 18, 2011

Filed Under : DIY - MY LIFE

First of all…
405 freeway

That is one empty freeway!  Speaking of empty freeways,
LA was a complete ghost town this weekend.
We got to Renegade in 10 minutes from West LA (unheard of)
and also ventured over to Silverlake for the rest of the afternoon
(more on that later).
So “Carmageddon” turned out to be quite nice.  No traffic anywhere!

renegade craft fair

Renegade Craft Fair was amazing once again.  If you ever get the chance to go
in one of your cities, I highly recommend!
Beautiful handmade and vintage jewelry,
letterpress, stationary, custom-made stamps,
washi tape galore, baker’s twine,
art art and more art,
handmade soaps and candles,
basically anything and everything you could ever want.

I didn’t take that many photos because I’m a really good blogger
and forgot my camera.
Oh, and I spent all o’ my time spending cash too.
What did I buy, you ask?
Several bracelets and rings, a handful of cards and stationary, a “hello” stamp,
another washi masking tape, a craft magazine called Uppercase, and piece of wood art.
Renegade has so many great things to offer and I was happy to support!
But here are a few instagrams from the day:

renegade craft fair [it was a HOT day so thank goodness for this breezy H&M skirt]

renegade craft fair
[we got one of these carved woods of the Los Angeles skyline]

renegade craft fair
[table after table of the neatest jewelry]

renegade craft fair
[I wanted to order one of these custom address stamps so badly!]

renegade craft fair
[2 bracelets I found & loved]

renegade craft fair
[my goodies from “Oh, Hello Friend” – LOVE that table/blog/girl]

renegade craft fair
[downtown LA makes me happy]