Chalkboard Vases and Fine Jewelry

Viviane’s booth at the Great Park Farmers Market is so chic that you won’t be able to resist stopping by to say hi and browse the trendy handmade chalkboard vases and fine jewelries. Alternatively, you can visit her at the San Clemente Village Art Fair on the first Sunday of every month. Links: Great Park […]

Art by Liyan

Looking for that handmade embellishment that will compliment your bohemian style? Then you’re going to want to stop by the Great Park (Irvine, Ca) Farmers Market and look for Liyan. I, myself, fancy necklaces that have a unique one of a kind character. Art-Liyan Website: artliyan.etsy.com Farmers Market: Great Park Farmers Market

Lavender On My Mind (Santa Barbara Lavender Farm)

My recent day trip to Santa Barbara included a quick drive-by a lavender farm, hoping to snatch a pouch of this aromatic flower or maybe some oil. Upon my arrival, there was a quiet stillness in the air… though quite peaceful, there weren’t any blooms to tickle my senses. (I seem to forget that there’s […]

Rancho La Vina – Walnut Oil Anyone?

I stopped at the Hollywood Farmers Market a couple of weeks ago and recognized a familiar face that I had seen at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market — Rancho La Viña.  The decadent walnut oil they sell, La Nogalera Walnut Oil, is unique, rich and so nutty, I can’t wait to put a recipe together… or […]

Oh So Majestic (Garlic)

Garlic… I love the aroma, but that taste does not sit well with my taste bud. As such, I’m not an expert when it comes to garlic (I am one of those who pleads for the cook to “please, please don’t put any garlic”), but there are a lot of culinary experts who can’t have […]