Friday Daydreams…

Nautical Stripe Baggu

Ketzali Scarf, please! Baggu, organize my life!  I need these in my mom bag to keep a little order.  Done! Delicious and beautiful new blog to follow!  uh oh deliciousness.  The First Mess has beautiful food photography and warm, delicious recipes. Happy weekend and expect some new and exciting paintings on Monday! M  

The Food Matters Project…


I love the blog-o-sphere.  Just joined up with The Food Matters Project and cannot wait to share and cook with some of the fabulous bloggers out there! More from their website about the project: “We hope to inspire, educate, and encourage as we cook our way through Mark Bittman’s book together. From vegans to pescetarians […]


courtesy of Etsy FifiDuvie Shop

Happy Valentine’s Day!  That being said, I am teaching hoards of children in conversation-heart induced comas today. After the fog clears, here are some sweet things to enjoy. 1. An easy Pink Beet and Quinoa Salad.  Yummy and “romantic”.  Are beets romantic?  Why yes, haha! 2.  Great sign / quote by FifiDuvie on Etsy. 3.  Design Crush […]

DC flamenco festival + Picasso’s Drawings

DC Flamenco Festival

I can’t wait for DC Flamenco week!  It looks like such an awesome event full of beautiful dancing and Spanish food. And, at the National Gallery, there is an exhibition of Picasso’s Drawings!  What a fun little Spanish day of adventure this could be! Now all I can think about is sitting outside at a […]

Havana Road in Towson, MD


New restaurant alert! Havana Road in Towson is authentic, delicious and has sparkly twinkle lights wrapped in the rafters. Plus, everything there feels very like “home”. In college I was able to study in Cuba for a couple of weeks and the trip to Havana Road brought back memories of dining in Havana’s popular “paladares”: […]

Washington’s Green Grocer…

Washington's Green Grocer

Suburbanites and City Girls rejoice!  The perfect CSA does, in fact, exist!   It’s called Washington’s Green Grocer and they are absolutely fantastic in every way. Top 5 reasons to love WGG: 1.  Produce arrives in a box, safe secure and perfectly fresh and protected.  (They even wrapped my portobellos in paper for me, xoxo) 2.  You […]

Val’s Masala Chai…

Courtesy of Girly Bubble Blog

My friend Valerie brought homemade Chai tea to a little get together once and it was to-die-for! Recently, I got ahold of the recipe and cannot wait to try it out on one of these frigid January days. Masala Chai Recipe: (serves 2) 1 1/2 c. water 1 inch cinnamon stick 8 cardamom pods 8 […]