Monday, August 18, 2008

Birthday weekend!

Took a last minute flight to Portland to surprise our nieces for their birthday party.  Portland is soo cool and we were sad to only have a short visit.  But boy, was it worth while!

At the start of the egg race!  Kaden was not tricked by his pinecone "egg".  Look at his skeptical face! 

Clever girl!  She knows exactly how to run with an egg in a spoon and not let it fall!

How adorable are the hand knit kitten ears?!  Leah's friends give the best thoughtful gifts.  No bullshit Barbie's from Wal-mart for this group of friends...

Ham and eggin' it up for Uncle Noah and the camera!

The start of the potato sack race!  Some kids fit better than others... Sometimes you forget how enjoyable the simple games are.  No cheesy "bouncy rooms" for this group!

Come on! You can do it!

This is probably one of the cutest, most iconic child photograph we have taken.  

Wheeeeee!!!!!  It has been so much fun to watch my nieces grow up, make friendships, and learn.  It is the first time in my life that I think back to my own childhood and realize that my parents and their friends were enjoying the same things I am now when I watch them.

Sunday, August 3, 2008


Congratulations Noah on receiving Angeleno magazine's Best New Restaurant of 2008! Check it out at:


I am so proud!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Food porn

We were stoked to have the owner of Summerland Winery outside of Santa Barbara offer us use of his condo the other weekend. Santa Barbara is a mere 1 hour 15 minute drive away from LA and truly, seems worlds away. The condo was at the Santa Barbara Polo Club. Check out our view on Sunday from the patio...

I've always loved to take photos of Noah preparing food. He is such a perfectionist. Dicing shallots becomes a sensual moment...

Noah was so excited to find a Viking range in the condo. He couldn't wait to start cooking...
Noah bought some beautiful scallops from Santa Monica Seafoods. We brought them with us.
His parsley chopping skills are truly an art form...
This is what I consider food porn.. Look at those insane scallops cooked perfectly. You want to suck the juice right off of them..

The next day we celebrated my nieces birthday on the Santa Barbara shoreline..
Happy 6th birthday Mayan!