Meet Matilda

Matilda Uni Rose the pug, sitting onto of Buddah

I don’t think I’ve properly introduced you to my niece, Matilda Uni Rose. She lives in Los Angeles, too. She enjoys blueberries and sweet potatoes and prefers to sleep on pillows.

Corona Beer, Chips and Salsa

#WorkingFromHome

(Also, how rad is this tablecloth? My Father-in-Law gave it to us—it’s from his childhood! Somehow I feel my life could’ve been dramatically different if I grew up in the Bay in the 60′s and my family dined on this tablecloth.)

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LaLa Simone Rockefeller Weinstein was born four years ago from today and she’s been tearing shit up ever since.

Oui oui, Frenchie. Oui oui.

#welcometoLaLaland

Cinco De Derby

Did you know that Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby fall on the same weekend this year? In preparation for this event I created a cocktail for one of my clients that celebrates both holidays. It’s a wicked combination of flavors: lime, jalapeno, mint, bourbon and tequila. Otherwise known as the pursuit of happiness in a glass. Happy Drinking, Friends.

Jalapeno Mint Julep Margarita for Cicno de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby

Jalapeño-Mint Julep Margaritas

  • 1 bunch mint
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup agave syrup
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, diced and seeded (leave seeds in if you prefer a very spicy cocktail)
  • 1.5 oz. Kentucky bourbon
  • 1.5 oz. Blanco or Plato Tequila
  • 1.5 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
  • ice
  • coarse sugar and salt

1. Make the mint agave simple syrup: Bring water and agave syrup to a simmer. Add mint with the exception of a few sprigs for garnish. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. Strain syrup and discard mint.

2. Combine ice, diced jalapeño, bourbon, tequila, lime juice, and 1.5 oz. mint agave simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.

3. Shake well and pour over ice in a sugar and salt rimmed glass (if you’re fancy like that). Garnish with a mint sprig and lime wedge. Serve and Repeat.

Special Delivery

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You guys, check out the Woodsman Market care package I just received from Carly! That sweet little market tote is hot off the press and I’m totally obsessed with the mushroom design! Not to mention all of these treats—including hometown favorites Nong’s Sauce, Freddy Guy’s Hazelnuts and Nancye’s amazing granola! This gift totally made me homesick, but also really grateful for thoughtful friends.

Portland Peeps, have you swung by the Woodsman Market yet? They have a beautifully curated shop, an adorable storefront, and a great selection of soups and sandwiches (make a point to check out their “Fried Chicken Thursdays”—thank me later). Next time you find yourself on SE Division St., aka “The Most Popular Neighborhood St. in Portland Right Now,” pop in. Grab a pint of homemade ice cream, a fresh baguette and some sheep’s milk cheese. Better yet, make a night of it and have dinner at the Tavern. Treat yourself to a glass of rosé, a Benton’s Ham Plate and the Whole Roasted Trout. And please make sure to tell the gang “hi” for me, while you’re at it. I sure do miss those folks.