Wednesday, November 24, 2010

explorer of life, explorer of the internet

i have been LOVING the super cold, cloudy weather in los angeles lately. it finally feels like fall and the holiday season! which means i get to wear super warm, cozy clothes and sip gingerbread lattes everyday. mmm!

{addiction in full swing}

i've also been making some great new discoveries, both in real life and in blogland. here are a few of them:

if you live in los angeles and just happened to wonder where to get the best chai latte in the world, then let me tell you, it's at the alcove cafe & bakery! along with the best desserts, a cute outside patio, and a plethora of cool characters.

there have been tons of awesome giveaways lately all over blogland! perfect for a little pre-christmas gift perhaps? here are a few of the fantastic giveaways i've found:
+ eshakti clothing giveaway on not your average ordinary {act fast, it ends tomorrow, nov. 25!}.
+ brilliance found ring giveaway on after 'i do' {ends friday, nov. 26}.
+ happy serendipity makeup pouch {and shop discount} on sandy a la mode {ends nov. 29}.
+ bird in flight necklace giveaway on it's simple love {ends nov. 29}.
+ jung jewels necklace giveaway on m loves m {ends nov. 29}.
+ grateful for you giveaway extravaganza on kind over matter {ends dec. 1}.

brandi blogged about the turkey cake last week and i just had to share the cleverness/disgustingness here. it's an entire thanksgiving dinner all rolled into one giant cake. please go read the ingredients, it's sort of mind-blowing in a totally amazing and *gross* sort of way.

if you are living in the states, and celebrating thanksgiving tomorrow, then you might enjoy the cute free printables found on kind over matter. there's all sorts of thanksgiving cards, decorations, and art {including a "keep calm & gobble on" print}!

tomorrow's thanksgiving!!!


  1. ah I'm getting kind of sick on the cold now! But I'm guessing we've had it for a bit longer over here.. loving your boots though!

  2. It was 30* here this morning! Brrr! It's officially winter!

    Love your outfit! Super cute :)

  3. You look just adorable in that outfit. I kinda want to go shopping with you -- I feel like you'd be such a great person to help me sort through all my shopping indecisions. And thanks for mentioning my giveaway (make sure you put your name in for another entry for that). I too am still amazed/disgusted by the turkey cake. Luckily, I don't have to eat anything so strange tomorrow. An early Happy Thanksgiving to you, Kim!

  4. i still haven't found a good chai latte here. so so sad :( have a great thanksgiving tomorrow!

  5. Thanks for plugging my giveaway lady!

    Would you believe I'm not a chai fan? I like chai in my latte but otherwise not by itself. Maybe I need to come visit you and you can show me a good chai!

  6. i like the cold...
    until it hits 30 degrees or less.
    utah got hit with a huge blizzard last night.
    i have 7" of snow sitting on my car & i'm working from home today...
    i think i need some good chai right about now :)

  7. You look so adorable and Fallish in this picture! I'm glad you guys are having some cooler weather, that must be nice!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  8. Gingerbread lattes sound awesome (I've actually never had one)! I have to admit that I'm sick of the cold weather though... and it's only the end of November, so we've got a long way to go, ah! Have a great Thanksgiving!!

  9. LOVE the bird in flight giveaway! thank you for sharing!!

  10. Love this post and I agree with Brandi... you look adorable in your outfit and drinking that enormous latte! (Yum)

    That turkey cake was disgusting and hilarious at the same time. It reminded me of the time on Friends when Rachel mistakenly made a trifle/shepherd's pie combo! Ugh.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and Dannon!

    PS: When you get a second, can you email me your new address in L.A. please? I've got a Christmas card here with your name on it!

  11. you look flippin' ADORABLE!!! the boots, the facial expression, the coffee cup...perfect fall/winter look!

  12. Hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving this year. Also, that is one adorable photo--love your outfit!