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Kitchensurfing Launches in Seattle

Readers, I am very excited to announce that Kitchensurfing, a company that I blogged about just last month, has officially launched in Seattle as of July 15th! You may or may not remember, but Kitchensurfing is a company that allows you to host the dinner party of your dreams without actually doing all of the work. You actually hire a local chef in your city who will come and prepare a meal for your significant other, friends, or family – ingredients, supplies, and cleaning included for just one price. I know it sounds like it’s too good to be true, but that’s why it is amazing. I am itching to try it out myself, but since I haven’t had the opportunity yet, I’m counting on my Seattle friends to take the plunge first for me!

To learn more, visit their website here. Seattle is the sixth city that Kitchensurfing is opening in.

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Malvi Marshmallows

Truth. I am most hungry when I am browsing the internet for inspiring content. The other day I stumbled upon Malvi marshmallows and was immediately intrigued with what I saw in front of me. First off, these marshmallows are perfectly square AND chunky. They are wedged between two shortbread cookies and come in a variety of very interesting flavors. Flavors that I have never even had in ice cream flavor form. I think that’s sort of like the ultimate test of uniqueness.

  • Raspberry Hibicus
  • Spiked Espresso
  • Vanilla Salted Caramel
  • 80% Chocolate
  • Mint Chocolate Malvis

Curious yet? What do we need to do to get our hands on some of these?!

PS: I’ve decided that sweet treats like these make some of the best gifts. I’ve been finding all over blogs recently various companies that make really interesting desserts that you can ship all over and could make for some pretty great surprises on your doorstep.

We’re in love with Malvi.

To view their online shop, click here.

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Five Favorite Pins: The Great Outdoors

I am very fortunate that where I live has a pretty decent set up of a hot tub, grill, pool, and outdoor fireplace for community use and even more fortunate that I have my own personal balcony. I haven’t had any parties here yet, but every weekend I catch my neighbors throwing events and wonder someday if I’m ever going to do the same. Last weekend, Ashley mentioned to me that I should take the initiative and throw one myself. I’m still thinking about it and probably won’t make up my mind until the last minute. But that got me to thinking. I have a great space now, but the type of party I want to throw down the line will hopefully be in my own backyard and won’t have to be shared with “the community.” I’m really looking forward to when that day comes and I’ll sort of get a taste for that when I throw a party at my co-worker’s place at the end of the summer. Here’s some inspiration for now on some of my favorite backyard spaces!

[Made By Girl]

Oh boy, two levels.

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Currently Craving:

I was informed this week that I just missed the Ballard Seafood Festival back in Seattle this past weekend and all I could think of was how badly I was craving Ivar’s Clam and Chips and a bowl of their Clam Chowder. It was a tradition for my family to have dinner out at Ivar’s every so often and the clams and clam chowder were always my favorite. As we got older, we started eating out less, but that didn’t stop my dad from purchasing the clam chowder packets from Ivar’s that you could buy at the store and make at home yourself. If I have a chance to eat it here, I typically order it, but let’s be real – it just doesn’t compare.

I’m headed home in a couple months and flying out of my favorite terminal that just so happens to have an Ivar’s stop in it. Nailin’ it, you guys.

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Currently Craving:

As a child, I loved the idea of having tea parties and nomming on tea sandwiches. I was a fan of all kinds of little food and that preference of mine is still something that rings true today. Donut holes. Sushi rolls. Sliders. Noticing a theme here? I would always make my dad cut my sandwiches into triangles or squares and even though I couldn’t appreciate cucumbers as a child, I am completely fine with them down. What I wouldn’t do for a few tea sandwiches right now…with the crusts off of course.

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Currently Craving:

I read about this new restaurant in the financial district in SF on Quora today called Sushirrito and HAD to check it out. They’re pretty much calling it a sushi burrito, but doesn’t it also kind of look like a sushi hand roll. Either way, I would be happy with it. I hear that the lines for this place around lunch time are around the corner and crazy. They don’t have a very diverse menu, but do they really need to? I think the one above is the tuna option and I’m so hungry right now I wish someone would Postmates this to me. Yum.

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Currently Craving:

photo cred | Jennifer Chong

I’ve eaten at Plow in Potrero Hill several times and each time I’ve always ended up with meals that I have been satisfied with, but haven’t stuck around to be a regular order. Today, was a game changer. At brunch with Mandi, she introduced me to the fried egg sandwich and it was pretty much the most amazing meal I’ve had in a long time.

fried egg sandwich   two eggs fried soft, cheddar, aioli, frisee, crispy potatoes  11  add Nueske bacon  13.5

In fact, I’m craving it HARD right now because I had dinner at 4 and now I am starved. Not only do you have the option to add bacon to your sandwich, but you can also add avocado which we all know is like the sprinkles of sandwiches. It’s a little messy since your second bite might make your egg crack, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it’s the best. Runny eggs. YES.

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Proud Owner:

think and ink

You know how people kind of hate the nails on a chalkboard sound? That never really happens in real life, but sounds similar to that one have a tendency to make me absolutely cringe! I’ve been using my Apple mouse on my wooden desk at work for about 9 months. Up until recently though, I was really starting to feel the metal at the bottom of the mouse scratch across the wood to the point where my shoulders would perk up and my whole body would tighten. Last week, I had my last straw and realized I just HAD to buy myself a mouse pad. It came today and it’s from Think & Ink Studio. Super cute right? It looks great with the desk and wasn’t all that expensive. To check out some of their other products, click here.

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Currently Craving:

This craving may or may not have to do with the fact that I started off my first meal this morning with Sheila’s homemade ice cream. When I was a kid, I ate popsicles often, but never the ones that were made entirely out of fudge. No, if I had one of those, it was because I was at a friend’s house and they just happened to have them in the freezer. My craving could also be because of two other factors -

  • It’s just too hot here and having a fudge ice pop is absolutely a necessity
  • I had a bottle of juiced vegetables and fruit for dinner

Whatever the case, there is no wrong time to have one, amirite?!

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BCBG Max Azria – Kay Asymmetrical Cutout Dress

Readers, I took the plunge today and made an itty bitty splurge, but not really. It has been awhile since I had a shopping trip to myself, but when I saw Victoria Justice wearing this beautiful leather cut-out dress out recently, I had to track it down. Some Google searches led me to BCBG Max Azria, which brought me to another surprise – the fact that they were having a 50% off sale this weekend!

I have to just give myself a pat on the back for this purchase.

During last year’s holiday party, I found myself under pressure to find the perfect dress and instead I ended up wearing a dress that I already had in my closet. For next year I thought – not this time. This time, I’ll be more prepared.. Six months prepared and killin’ it. Let’s hope this baby still fits by December!

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Currently Craving:

We recently had a frozen yogurt machine installed into our office and as you can imagine, it’s amazing.We get vanilla, chocolate, and if you want – you can swirl both which is naturally the obvious choice for everyone. I’ve had it twice now and I’m trying my best to refrain because I know eating it on a daily basis would be nutz. I feel pretty lucky to have this machine within close proximity to me and also Tin Pot for when I want the really fancy ice cream. Lately though, I’ve been craving just basic dessert items. Little things like pieces of cookies, a simple cupcake, or even mint chocolate chip ice cream (a childhood favorite!) would suffice.

Don’t get me wrong, sometimes I love the candied orange peel or white rabbit flavor at Mr. and Mrs. up in Potrero, but sometimes you just want the stuff you just grew up on.

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Prospect Goods

I may not always be the best “maker” or the queen of DIY, but when I see other people making cool things, I want them. I’m a child at heart so I love all things tassels, confetti, pinatas, and noise makers. Confetti System and Geronimo Balloons? Those are right up my alley! I’d want them for every future party I throw and my dream wedding if I could. So when I discovered recently another company that does exactly that, I knew I had to share it with all of you. I discovered Prospect Goods through my Instagram feed and I guess you could say I made a pretty immediate follow decision. Since I’ve started following them, I’ve been glued to their photos more than I would imagine.

Can I just purchase a pinata to use as a decoration? I just want to hang it up in my home.

Actually, this seems to be a reoccurring thing happening for me. I purchased “Ralph” for my birthday to be smashed during my birthday week and today he is still sitting and smiling at me from the desk across.

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Currently Craving:

It’s that time again. We’re almost at 10:00 PM and no surprise here – I’m hungry. It’s so hard to make ramen look good in photographs though. Google Images pulled up a ton of photos for Shalala and none of them look that appetizing. That’s okay though because most people know what ramen tastes like and that compensates for how it looks in photographs. I tried Shalala for the first time in Mountain View last week and – I can’t believe I’m saying this… – I liked it better than Orenchi’s! GAH!

How is that even possible? Well Shalala has corn so there ya go.

No, actually Shalala, Orenchi’s, Maru Ichi’s – they’re all great.

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The Sill x Madewell

I’m such a huge sucker when it comes to all things decorating my desk. I constantly feel like I have so many ideas for it, but given my role at my workplace, I sometimes feel like I am swimming in papers. Last year, I was given a succulent from my co-worker which didn’t survive. And ever since it died, I’ve been itching to have another one. The Sill is a start-up out of New York that I blogged about back in November and now they’ve gone ahead with a collaboration that is making me love them even more! Working with one of my favorite retailers, Madewell – The Sill has created an exclusive line of planters that I absolutely need to have. If only they could ship it to me…

How great would this look on my desk though? Or even… your desk!

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