on wednesdays we wear drink. (miraval rosé paired with french tips on @essiepolish peachy pink 'van d go' and gold stripe)
On Wednesdays, we wear…drink.


  • essie ‘fill the gap’ ridge-filling base coat, which is an ultra subtle shade of baby pink, pretty enough to wear on its own {amazon.com}
  • essie ‘van d’go’ polish – a slightly creamy baby peach/pink, $7-$9 {amazon}
  • Sally Hansen 5-Minute French Tip Pen, about $8 {amazon}
  • gold nail striping tape – a dime a dozen, and I don’t remember from which vendor I bought mine, $2 for a multi-color pack of 1-12 rolls {amazon}
  • essie ‘good to go’ Quick Dry Top Coat $8 {amazon}
  • Miraval Cotes de Provence Rosé – tried it at Cooks County restaurant, available at Whole Foods Market (!),  Wally’s Wine, Westwood and Wine House, West LA, about $25

aperolspritz2{Aperol Spritz image via instagram. follow: The Delicious}

There was that eerie heat wave with back-to-back-to-back 100°F days.

Then Memorial Day weekend.

And now it’s the first day of June.

But if you missed, or just straight up ignored, all those early warning signs, and are still nowhere near beach/bikini/babe-ready, you have three weeks until Summer officially officially starts on June 21 to get it all together.

Ok but first, as always, a cocktail!

(Wait, what do you mean “no wonder I have this procrastination problem in the first place?”) … [click to continue…]

St Germain Chamapgne cocktail{image via instagram. follow: The Delicious}

No Champagne, no gain.”

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Miso Tahini Sauce on Soba Salad
For insta-friends who asked

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ramen grilled cheese with kimchi, cut, side view
A couple of years ago, I made the original Kimchi Ramen Grilled Cheese, just your regular ol’ grilled cheese sandwich, but with ramen noodles between two slices of bread. Your move.

Recently, I heard about the Ramen Burger, a burger with a burger patty between two “buns” made of ramen. Oh, next level, I see.

So this week, I made a Ramen Grilled Cheese with Kimchi, a grilled cheese sandwich with parmesan crusted, fried ramen noodles as the bread.

I win.

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meyer lemon thyme olive oil cake{image via instagram. follow: The Delicious}

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If you’re in a dining rut, try a new neighborhood!

I went to Venice and had dinner at Barnyard. The food was good.

And nothing will make you appreciate the commuting convenience and uber cost efficiency of your geographically narrow little dining rut like trying to get all the way out to Venice. [click to continue…]