September ’14 Stuff!!

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This month was a blur. Lots of making food, shooting food, remaking food and shooting it again. The days were long but they left me energized. My body sort of started to ache after a few days but every day my mind was still going strong. This stuff makes me happy. I’m grateful I can actually call it my job.

These monthly round-ups are kind of my favorite because usually I think my life is super boring and plain and then when I go to write them and search through my photos, they make me stop and go, hey! this month was kinda kewl! But not this month. I took no photos on my phone. None. I was too busy with my head down.

I will share the few that I did take, though.

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My month started off by my car getting hit by man in a parking lot. I wasn’t in the car, thankfully, and my car is fine. Just a little dent. But I did have to go to police station and found this lovely cookbook the police offers wrote.

On sale for $10! I wanted to tell them their efforts would probably be better spent starting a food blog but figured I’d stay out of it.

I went to the deep valley to search for marble surfaces for the book.

I took a photo of this scary yet beautiful liquid coming from one of the buildings.

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When I take Amelia on a walk, I pass by this house and it reminds me why I like my neighborhood so much.

This basket is always full of stuff; sometimes I take a few.

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Amelia was super scared of this tiki statue. Super normal and understandable.

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On this particular night it was around 100 degrees at 8pm but the sky was beautiful.

My goal is to find a place that can set a sunset like Los Angeles. I’m not sure that place exists.

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Lindsay from Suite One Studio (do you know her stuff?) made a custom line of gorgeous ceramics for my book! WHA! They are so incredible in person.

We might sell them? Would you be interested in buying them? Yes, maybe?

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I went to the flower market bright and early one morning in search for holly for a Christmas shot, but they didn’t have anything. Too early in the season! It did feel like fall, though, and it got me super excited.

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There was ice cream destruction.

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I really want to do a Los Angeles guide where I tell you all my favorite restaurants. Night Market Song would be near the top of the list.

It’s one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants. This chicken sandwich was everything and I love the Cindy Crawford poster in the background.

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I was Whitney’s date to dinner at our friends’ house, Dylan and Jeni. Their place is super cute.

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For the occasion, I baked my first apple pie of the season.

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I took tons of pictures of squash and pumpkins and fall things because I’m so excited they’re finally around.

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I bought a few more plants for my living room. Honestly, the more plants the better.

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Last week I splurged and bought Josh and I tickets to go see Larry David In Conversation with David Steinberg. It was very much of a treat yo’ self moment that I needed.

I wasn’t sure what we were going to end up seeing since it wasn’t a planned stand-up show. Larry David ended up speaking a lot about his career and his path to getting to where he is. Of course, he was funny and ridiculous, himself.

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A lot of the things he said were funny but some were really true and stuck with me. He said, “There’s so much power in the word NO.” It made me think a lot.

Now, October.

October is the time for pumpkin-everything.

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    Reply Belinda@themoonblushbaker October 1, 2014 at 2:46 am

    I think I need do that basket thing! I have so many lemons, bunches of cherry tomatoes, and other things from my garden. You had a Stella month! ( even though it started off on the wrong foot)

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme October 1, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      Everyone in your neighborhood would love you. Also, who wants to deal with having to clean up/throw away rotting fruit. No fun!

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    Reply Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) October 1, 2014 at 3:54 am

    Sounds like a pretty exciting month to me!!! I want to go on a marble-hunting trip with you. That sounds like my dream day, haha. Albeit, heavy.

    Love the pictures of Amelia, per usual 🙂 And those Suite One Studio pieces! I might add a few to my wedding registry!

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme October 1, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      The marble-hunting was AMAZING. I ended up finding a fabricator who ended up giving me some “scraps” (the scraps were huge) for a really good price.

      And re: wedding registry pieces: DO IT! If was registering, I think I would register for all sorts of interesting ceramics. Why not?!

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    Reply Abbie October 1, 2014 at 5:43 am

    I just want to say thank you for your blog. Thank you so so much. My heart aches in the happiest kind of “it really does exist, even if I don’t get to experience anymore it kind of way” from all your beautiful SoCal photos. There are no sunsets like Los Angeles sunsets in my opinion. What a happy way to start October. 🙂

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    Reply Ana October 1, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Yes I would be super interested in buying those ceramics! And I love your black sneakers that made a few cameos. Please do share your favorite LA restaurants 🙂

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    Reply Heather October 1, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Please make your LA list immediately! I’ll be there this weekend for the first time in five years. Don’t tell, but I trust your recs more than the friend I’m visiting. Shhhhhh.

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme October 1, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      I won’t be able to do a guide by this weekend but I can give you some recs! What part of town are you staying in?

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        Reply Heather October 2, 2014 at 10:19 am

        Thanks so much! My friend lives in Silverlake. I only know about Sqrl.

        • Adrianna Adarme
          Reply Adrianna Adarme October 2, 2014 at 10:35 am

          Oh nice, that’s my hood! Here are my recommendations on the Eastside:

          Breakfast/Coffee: Sqirl (you know dis already), Proof Bakery, Canele, Grand Central Market (they have good coffee and Eggslut and tons more stuff like my favorite burger at Belcampo).

          Dinner: Bar Ama (Downtown, Mexican, good cheese dip and drinks), Bestia (Downtown, Italian, hard to get reservations but it’s my absolute favorite), Night + Market Song (pictured above, affordable, and in Silverlake!) and Alimento (Italian, also in Silverlake).

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    Reply Ana @ Ana's Rocket Ship October 1, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Pumpkin season!!!!!!

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    Reply Lindsay - Suite One Studio October 1, 2014 at 9:46 am

    What a beautiful month September seems to have been for you! It sounds stressful and undeniably hectic, but there are also some really lovely moments here. I think it’s wonderful that you take the time to reflect on those really great moments. I loved this wrap-up! It’s way too easy to get caught up in the day to day rush and forget to take a breather to remember the good things really did happen. I appreciate the beauty you shared here, but also the bigger importance you’ve highlighted– reflection and appreciation are SO important, especially during our busiest times. Oh, and obviously I squealed a little when I saw my pots included in the wrap-up! Thanks for the shout-out!

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme October 1, 2014 at 6:14 pm

      Lindsay, That is exactly why I do these posts! It always makes me appreciate the small things in my life. XOX

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    Reply Squirrel October 1, 2014 at 10:11 am

    I’m with Heather on this point. Stop everything you are doing and put together that LA guide. 😉
    In all seriousness, I will also be there this weekend celebrating my birthday. Can you recommend a bakery or a place with awesome desserts? If they are special, ie vegan or GF, all the better. The bakery at Stater Bros is the extent of exciting pastries out here!
    Thanks! Love your blog! <3

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme October 1, 2014 at 6:14 pm

      Hahah ok, ok. I think it might need to be a bit of a sectional guide because LA is so vast and spread out.

      What part of LA are you staying in? Let’s start there.

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        Reply Squirrel October 2, 2014 at 11:47 am

        You are so sweet! We will be in Eagle Rock and Alta Dena, but I love Forage which is in Silver Lake or maybe East Hollywood, so we will probably be down there. But really I would go just about any where for an amazing unique dessert at this point!

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    Reply Maralyn Woods October 1, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Those downtown shots tugged at my heartstrings. I worked on the 48th floor of that round building on the left in your sunset picture. I miss Socal like crazy. Except for the traffic of course. But the food and the availability of the most obscure ingredients is what sets LA apart. Thanks for a great post.

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme October 1, 2014 at 6:13 pm

      It really does. I used to never go downtown (the parking is a bit of a nightmare) but the more I go, the more I love it so much. The architecture and signs of old Hollywood lure me in every time.

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    Reply Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blog October 1, 2014 at 10:56 am

    For a lax month, you’ve captured some great moments!! That beautiful liquid … you’re right, it is scary but that colour is amazing! Those dishes – GORGEOUS!! And the flower market, stunning!!

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    Reply Abby @ The Frosted Vegan October 1, 2014 at 11:39 am

    YES to those ceramics, so pretty! Your month looked pretty good, girl!

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    Reply Emma October 1, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    WOw, you make really beautiful pictures! I love them! Greetings from the Netherlands!

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    Reply Julia @ Sprinkled With Jules October 2, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Beautiful apple pie! And cute dog too 🙂 Happy October!

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    Reply Kate @ ¡Hola! Jalapeño October 5, 2014 at 6:22 am

    These round-ups are the best, love getting a peek into your world. That apple pie is….wow!!

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    Reply Marion - The Flying Flour October 20, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Hello Adriana !!

    Let me begin to tell you how i love those monthly round ups on the blog, it’s always great to read you, and I always look for Amelia on the picture, I love this dog 😀

    And second, I’m SOOOOO in love with that pink-whitish bowl on the down right corner of the picture. Pleeeaaase if you sell those, let me know about that bowl, I’m ready to pay for shipping and stuff !!!!! 🙂 I think beautiful piece of ceramics and other dishes are like persons, you can really a “crush” (or some sort) for them ! And I do !

    Plus, it would be a great addition to my collection, and maybe to be featured on the picture of my food blog too 🙂

    Thank you !

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