The Gods

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The Gods

“When a child first catches adults out -- when it first walks into his grave little head that adults do not always have divine intelligence, that their judgments are not always wise, their thinking true, their sentences just -- his world falls into panic desolation. The gods are fallen and all safety gone. And there is one sure thing about the fall of gods: they do not fall a little; they crash and shatter or sink deeply into green muck. It is a tedious job to build them up again; they never quite shine. And the child's world is never quite whole again. It is an aching kind of growing.”

John Steinbeck, East of Eden (1952)

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A Guide to Austin or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying, Start Drinking and Love the Breakfast Taco

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A Guide to Austin or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying, Start Drinking and Love the Breakfast Taco

As a born and raised Angeleno, many people questioned my move to Texas a few years back. I was almost surprised at how many people, both in and outside of Texas, had a hard time understanding why I'd move to San Antonio and later, Austin. I found that the lonestar state had plenty to offer, and much like California, was as diverse a place as any. 

Read on for a list of some of my favorite restaurants, bars, and things to do in Austin…

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Bodega Bliss in Highland Park

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Bodega Bliss in Highland Park

Ensconced inside the historic La Tropicana Market in Highland Park is Monte 52. The sandwich shop is a modest yet thriving operation nestled in the back of a robust bodega offering its diverse clientele everything from coconut water to craft brew, fresh salsa to in-house chocolate dipped strawberries, and iced coffee to fresh juices. On it’s own, La Tropicana Market has been a gem as well as a staple landmark in Northeast LA for decades. Within the past few years the market has begun to sell fresh, organic produce and grass fed meat. Additionally, La Tropicana’s decision to partner up and open their doors to Monte 52 seems to have only made the special location even more of a neighborhood treasure.

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Hair

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Hair

with a curl

or a wave

crashes

into someone

they fall

in love out

love

with a curl

or a kink

in the road.

TEXAS. 9/2013.

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Internal Living & a Nectarine Galette

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Internal Living & a Nectarine Galette

Last weekend, my boyfriend and I headed to Canyon Country to visit my brother and his girlfriend. The day served as a much needed escape from LA city limits. We spent the afternoon swimming, enjoying some charcuterie, and picking fruit that seemed to fall oh so perfectly from the trees in their backyard. 

Read on to learn how to make a fruit galette in its most simple form while managing the internal workings of a rich, inner life.

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