Monthly Archives: May 2012

Neon Brights

After being pretty resistant to this trend since it first it showed up on S/S 2012 runways.. I have gone through the 4 stages of S.A.R.A

S – Shock – because I remember when Neon was all the rage…in 2nd grade and in my mind I am not old enough to see a trend for the 2nd time in my life.

A – Anger – Being angry at the fact that in all REALITY I AM actually that old…

R – Resistance – Thinking Neon is tacky..

A – Acceptance. – After having time to process the news that neon is indeed a trend for this season, coming to terms with my age, and after gathering evidence I have concluded that if neon is executed right… it can look.. well .. pretty great!

My advice in keeping it on the side of super edgy and fashionable and NOT venturing on the side of a GEM reincarnation…start small (accessories) and wear with neutrals. A Neon shoe looks dynamite with a black dress, bold jeans look great with a white t-shirt. If you feel adventurous, pair with other neons… (I would only recommend this if you are at an advanced level).

Regardless have fun with it!

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The Larder @ TAVERN Brentwood

Having enjoyed myself very much while dining at Tavern in the past, I had always made a mental note to come back in the day to try its cafe’ called “The Larder”.

Last Sunday when deciding on a brunch spot my dining companion and I decided Brentwood would be the perfect pit stop, as we were on our way to attempt the daunting task of the Santa Monica Stairs.

Tavern Outside

Quite Busy on Sunday morning at 12pm, we were nervous about finding a table while ordering. In contempo-casual cafe’ style they have you order at the front, take a number, and then find a seat.

Reading many reviews, I was slightly distraught on what to try. Their bakery itself has an overwhelming variety of choices…Not to mention they have a deli case of salads and a full brunch menu.

We decided on a coffee and cappuccino, Eggs Benedict (highly recommended), a side of blueberry toast (also recommended), vegetable melody salad, and a berry and cream cheese Danish ,all for the two of us to share.

Eggs Benedict

The Eggs Benedict was delicious! Using Brioche instead of an English Muffin and prosciutto instead of ham, it was probably the best take on Eggs Benny that I have ever had. The Blueberry toast did not disappoint either.

The Cream Cheese Danish was very enjoyable although slightly disappointing, since my comparison (which was the last time I had any type of pastry) was in Paris at Laduree’ … (which is supremeley tough competition!!!) Nonetheless it and the cappuccino were very good. Where the The Larder lost points was service… I had to practically stalk two different wait-staff for water on two different occasions… as well as clean off our own table before we sat down.

Regardless it is a super fun, tasty, casual brunch spot! I will go back.