Travel Oahu // Where to Eat

I love traveling somewhere and eating like the locals do. We tried as best we could on Oahu to stay away from the tourist traps and hit some off-the-beaten-path spots for killer eats that you can’t get anywhere else. (Although we fully admit to having Starbucks breakfast sandwiches on multiple occasions.) If you’re traveling to […]

Belgian Waffle Recipe

Where my soccer fans at?! I don’t follow soccer during the season but at World Cup time, I just get all swept up. It’s exciting, ya know? Kind of in a way similar to the Olympics; the whole world is tossed together in competition and you just have to pick your faves. What I do find […]

Grilled Pineapple Plank Tilapia

You guys, summer is my favorite. The swimming, the sun, the fresh fruits, the backyard barbeque parties, I love it all. And more than anything I love the smell of somebody grilling. Mr. Lovely made up this sort-of-fancy-but-mostly-easy recipe to celebrate what feels like the beginning of summer here in LA, and I can fully […]

Out & About // Hinoki & the Bird

Happy President’s Day! Since today’s a big beautiful vacation day for most of you, I thought I’d just share a bit about what Mr. Lovely and I did on Valentine’s Day. We wanted to do something a tiny bit special but still pretty chill, so we headed to a V-Day lunch at a spot we’ve […]

DIY… Gin?

Yes, friends. DIY gin. Mr. Lovely happens to have a soft spot in his heart for a good swig of gin. (I think he thinks it’s manly and debonair. Lucky for him, I agree.) His good pal and business partner recently sent over The Homemade Gin Kit, and no joke — my dude’s eyes lit up […]

Family Recipes // Grammie’s Apple Pie

Last year right around this time, I made my first ever pie. It’s my Grammie’s family-famous apple pie recipe, and it’s kind of a big deal in my neck of the woods. When I told my mom last year I wanted to try it her response was a semi-frightened look and, “Are you sure?” Yeah, Grammie’s […]