Lovely Lady Cakes

Friday, February 26, 2010

Gourmet Food on Wheels-Is it here to stay?

The new crave here in LA, is Food trucks. It all started with the Kogi BBQ Truck.
"Quality Korean barbecue meets traditional, homemade tortillas and fresh veggies to create a taste that carries the rhythms of LA street culture and exudes the warmth of all that California sun. Under the direction of Chef Roy Choi, Kogi has developed a menu that delivers high-end food at street level prices."-

Is it now the new trend? Last weeks Variety even states they are becoming the new trend with such high end foods such as gourmet sandwiches, hotdogs, tacos, and even the latest crave cupcakes. There are award winning Chef's setting up shop, in a truck and serving you and me on the streets of LA. When I was in Santa Barbara I went wine tasting in the tiny town of Los Olivos and even they had this amazing cupcake truck.

This crave is so infectious, I even myself sat down with a good friend yesterday talking about setting up Lovely Lady Cakes in one.

Is this one of those trends like scrunches, cupcakes, myspace, or the color nude? Is it just going to die soon, or will it stick?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

When Father's Visit

So my father came to visit, and man did he spoil Damon, and I. We ate at so many great places, and ones we have never been to. My Dad must have done his research on LA, (What's hot and what's not) because instead of us showing him around, he drove us, and showed us around...Man, I do have to say I was hugging my tums from all the over-eating. Sorry for all the pics these are for you Laura! Miss you! my sister. And THANKS DAD!
This should be my Dad's Businesses card! Hot Asian lips behind him...LOL We were at Katsuya in Brentood, Ca. best sushi!1st place we took him to is the famous Gladstones!
Century City
SkyBar at the Mondrian Hotel

The Viceroy Hotel
Yummy seafood along the Marina in Marina DelRey at the Chart House

Drinks @ Shutters
Lover Bugger-Pooka Love

Ahh, to die for Sushi-Crispy Spicy Tuna

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentines

My hubs and I took an early Valentines dinner with my father who was in town from Texas. We had amazing sushi at Katsuya in Brentwood, Ca.

I recommend the
-Creamy Rock Shrimp-Crispy bite-size rock shrimp tossed in Chef’s spicy creamy sauce.

-Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño-Fresh yellowtail, ponzu, and jalapeño Light and refreshing.

-Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna

-Seared Albacore with Garlic Soy Lemon Butter Melts in your mouth. A rich, flavorful version of traditional albacore sashimi.

And wash it down with

Katsuya Fresh- and inspired aperitif of hand crushed English cucumber kissed w/ Finlandia Vodka, sake, & freshly squeezed juice.

Thanks hubs!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Beach Themed Baby Shower

All my hard work planning my dear friend Jessica's Baby Shower finally paid off. Of course I couldn't have done it all without the lovely hosts backing me up. Thanks to the wonderful hosts Jill, Julie, Sandra, Tamela, Katie, & Gosia. We had the event in Manhattan Beach at Julie's wonderful, beautiful home. You walk out side of her home and look to your left and there is the beach. No joke I felt like I was standing outside the beach house on Weeds..LOL

One of my favorite parts was Friday night when Jessica and I went to get a mani-pedi before the shower on Saturday, and in mid massage of the feet I told her to look to her left and there was her mom, Cheryl. Cheryl, flew in from Atlanta, Ga. to surprise her. Jessica was so excited and the 1st thing out of her mouth was "You are coming back after the baby's born, right?" LOL... yes she is by the way...

My idea for the party came from
The cake & cookies were of course from