Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Make Like a Tree...........

 Christo and Jeanne-Claude

I've been watching a television show about our "multi-verse".

Some physicists have theorized that there are infinite multiples

of our reality.   The good news is that if.....

 there are millions of "us'es" out there doing exactly what we're doing

 Dante Mariani via DearAda

there's a possibility they could be doing it better than us!  (Yes, I'm talking wars, pepper spray, knucklehead toxic "leaders" etc.)

But if they're doing exactly what we're doing, how can we be sure, they're not also

via Sophie Munns' Seed Capsules

screwing up, big time?  I would much prefer to think of us as


Corner View - Joy

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving - Hawaiian Kine

Yeah, braddahs, our was real Hawaiian kine.

The sun was shining strong.  Auntie made her usual pies.

(Pumpkin flav-ah.)  Long lines formed for ham too, edamame salad, sweet potato and coconut.

Every kine stuffings.  Altogether kinda ono.  Rubbah slippahs left at the door........

 The tasty bits (turkey, not slippahs!) saved for Thanksgiving Dog.  (Jake!)

Long tables were laid.

Still plenty fowl to spare, after giant turkey polished off.  But still.......

............more waves to catch.  How was your Thanksgiving?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Monday Bites - Proof: The Best Food in L.A. is Made by Koreans

Yang Soon (Father's Office, Lukshon), Roy Choi (Kogi Truck), Jason Kim (Forage) and now, 

Na Young Ma of Proof in Atwater Village - have gone where NOONE has gone before.  And L.A. and the world are better for it!  These chefs have taken concepts that have floated around for light years in our ever-expanding universe and constructed close to perfect realities with them right here in the galaxy that is Los Angeles.  Though many have copied, none have so far matched (I can only speak for L.A.), the excellence of these ventures and their impeccably delicious products.  Freshness, Beauty, Quality Ingredients, Accessible Low Key Vibe, Showing-Up-in-the-Right-Neighborhood (MINE!) at the right time..............changing the way that food will taste in L.A.  for years to come........

The Paradis family are late-comers to Proof, it opened in 2010 in a little neighborhood on the other side of the L.A. river from our own.  I had been ruminating for some time about the lack of excellent bakery products on our East-side of town, and how one such sort of bakery would make our little world P-E-R-F-E-C-T.  Somehow I missed the opening memo about Proof.  Just as well, I could get into some serious trouble there.  Just as well also, that I am not much of a morning person, because they sell out of their impeccably fresh products fairly well before 4 p.m. when they close.  

Shall I just say that their pain au chocolat and croissant could well be the best in town, eclipsing Bottega Louie's.  Who now needs the Bread Bar over near Beverly Hills (and by extension Maison Kayser in Paris!  Really, uh YES!?) because Proof's Financiers really are THE BUSINESS!  And the little loaves that they make their sandwiches on might as well be potato chips, they are so more-ish with their oil-crisped crust and sprinkle of salty crystals.   We buy as many loaves ALONE as we do sandwiches.  If we happen to achieve an armload on a Saturday afternoon it is guaranteed that they will not survive the fifteen minute drive back up our hill and home.  They are THAT GOOD!  (Marie's/Policastro bread that we consumed religiously for so many years in Hoboken: "Who ARE you? and, Sorry but, We Never REALLY CARED!!!!!!) that we live nearly next-door to Proof's little salty sticks!"

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Serenity Sepia

Ommmmmmmmmmmmm.  Hoping this will help prepare me for the Holiday Season.  Your strategy?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Did You Get Your Turkey?

*  And in case anyone's wondering about the ajarksi khachapuri, link here.  Have you ever eaten one?

Now maybe you can help me find it........I mean, what do you think?  WHERE'S THE BEEF?


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Everybodys!

We're celebrating Thanksgiving Hawaiian-style!  Yeah we have turkeys here, too!  (Thanks for all the nice birthday notes.)  Hope it's a good day wherever you are!  xoxo, Aloha and Ahui Hou!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Corner View - A Different Corner

I posted yesterday in an oblique way about why I'm not quite generating as many of my own photos
for posting as I might have previously.   Which kind of means, I might be kind of bored with my own corner, (or worried that you might be) and yes, ready for another corner - which I haven't yet turned.  And so must borrow someone else's pictures until I've done that!  Anybody still with me?  (I'm not sure I'm following myself!!!!!)

So anyway, the above is why my "(Different) Corner View" this week uses other peoples' pictures and is inspired by somebody else's (Eiline's) post last week about how, when it is grey in Paris, she dreams of a living space that would make the grey seem more comforting...... and more comfortable.  I know exactly what she means.  Even in L.A. when the sun leaves us for a day, or a weekend, I really dream of a space like this.  

That makes me feel sheltered, but not quite buried - as grey days tend to do.  Soothed but not suffocated.

Who GETS to live in someplace with high walls and even higher windows?  (Not me yet!)  But what lucky people, to sit and nap and drink warming things, and have muffled conversations with someone caring, about sorrows or joys.  Until the long dark day has passed.

And the sun shines again.  At which point, I would want MY house, where I can actually see out the windows!

At Corner Views, it's all about the "difference".  See them here: