March 30, 2013

Scrumptious Saturday: Christopher Michael Ice Cream

Nutella . Fresh Mint Chip . Double Scoop . Ice Cream 

Its not summer yet but the temperature reached about 85 degrees Fahrenheit the other day (~ 29 degrees Celsius) here in southern California. On these more than warm spring days, when our tastes buds screams "ICE CREAM!", Christopher Michael Ice Cream is here to save the day! Their selections of handcrafted organic ice cream flavors, waffle sandwiches, and chocolates  are...

March 28, 2013

OOTD : Skipping, Skirts & Sandals

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lace cardigan . polka-dot tank . teal pleated skirt . kate spade leslie small . pink belt. chain bracelet. eiffel tower necklace . gladiator sandals. 

Good day! This past weekend marked the start of Spring Break and that meant I was able to reunite with some old friends. We indulged in ice cream, waffle sandwiches, pastries  hot pot, boba drinks, and shared many stories throughout the day. It was amazing! This whole week has been eventful, it seems like new and amazing things await at every corner!

March 26, 2013

SPRING BREAK! 5 Road Trip Tips & Tricks

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Spring Break is the perfect opportunity to get on the road, de-stress and embark on a mini journey! It has been nearly two years since graduation (whoa..time flies). While it's true that I no longer get to enjoy a week of pure, carefree spring break bliss, I love planning blissful getaway weekends here and there. 

Just last weekend, my cousins and I traveled from southern California to the Bay Area for my cousin's wedding reception and loved every minute of it!

Having returned from such a long road trip, I thought I'd offer up some must-have tips and tricks that I love or wish I knew about before! Whether you're planning a trip across the country, getting ready for Coachella, or just a getaway weekend to a nearby neighborhood, whatever you do, don't leave home without...

March 23, 2013

Scrumptious Saturday: Haven Gastropub

And speaking of lovely eateries  transformed into faraway destinations, this week's Scrumptious Saturday features Haven Gastropub in Orange (and Pasadena). 

Walking into Haven Gastropub will instantly transport you from SoCal right into a real, charming British pub! No jet lag required. 


March 21, 2013

Copy that Cat : Pretty Little Liars Outfits

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It's Thursday - almost Friday!  Let me share with you some affordable and wearable looks inspired by the Pretty Little Liars cast from Entertainment Weekly's March 1, 2013 issue.      

March 19, 2013

Macarons, multicolored delicacies

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As we flow into spring and let go of warm hues & comfort food, this time of year makes me appreciate the mood-lifting qualities of all things multicolored. Mimi's beautiful shots of  pink and yellow cherry blossoms from her garden inspired me to [...] 

March 17, 2013

Happy St. Paddy's Day, from Love J'adore to you

St. Patrick's Day themed Sprinkles Cupcakes
Sprinkles Cupcake

Happy St. Paddy's Day! 
We hope you donned your prettiest of greens today in the spirit of celebrating 
the beautiful Emerald Isle... Cheers!]

March 16, 2013

Scrumptious Saturdays: Morning Crème Brûlée

Print Recipe .. Morning Crème Brûlée 

Today on Scrumptious Saturdays, we are busting out those ramekins and making us some yum yum Crème Brûlées! Now, we are going to add a little twist to the original vanilla Crème Brûlée with a hint of coffee (or anything you prefer)! 

. . . . . Ingrédients . . . . .
. 2 cup heavy cream (16 oz) .
 . 4 egg yolks (bonus at the end) .
 . 3/4 cup of sugar .
. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract .
. 1 tablespoon instant coffee (optional) .
additional items : water, fruit for garnish, and some pinches of sugar 

March 14, 2013

Light Floral Notes

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 marc jacobs watch . j'adore dior perfume . pastel lacquers . kate moss spray . handmade jewelry 

Spring's official debut is in a week, but some of the flowers in my garden are already up to welcome in the new season. One of my favorites has got to be the cherry blossoms. They always serve as a reminder to splash on my favorite floral fragrances, nails lacquers, and sparkling accessories to toast to the coming of Spring.  

March 12, 2013

Blooming White Birthday Tulips

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Just last week, a coworker surprised me out of the blue with these lovely fresh white tulips. It was a belated birthday present, and it brightened up my entire week! I love the arrangement of the bright, white tulips backed by a single layer of bright pink tissue paper.

March 9, 2013

Scrumptious Saturdays: Teatime at Queen's

Tucked away in the midst of the industrial center of Costa Mesa is an unexpected hidden gem: The Queens Bakery

After parking next to what seemed to be a small warehouse, we walked into the adjacent bakery and tea shop not knowing what to expect.  Just outside the bakery, there is a small patio filled black steel tables and chairs. The steel fence are lined with colorful flower pots. Inside, we were instantly struck by the colors: bright, fuscia pink and sunshine yellow.

The Queens Bakery is every girl's perfect playhouse: filled with dainty furniture, royal pictures in mirror frames and picturesque chandeliers. It felt like we walked right into Alice in Wonderland!

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