Do you live in LA? Do you like art, adorable art critics, and cupcakes? Well then, you’re in luck! On Saturday, March 15th at 1pm, the Flower Pepper Gallery will be hosting a panel discussion focused on the future of art in Los Angeles.
See a full list of the panelists above. The discussion will last about an hour, and will be moderated by The World’s Most Adorable Art Critic, Daniel Rolnik! Also, cupcakes! I’m going to do my best to take a break from birthday festivities and stop by, so maybe I’ll see you there.
Flower Pepper Gallery is located at 121 E Union St. in Pasadena. Check out the gallery’s official site for more information, and make sure you RSVP for the event on Facebook.
Last week, it rained in Los Angeles. You might have heard a little something about it. Yes, us dumb Angelinos made a big deal about getting a bit wet, because the rain drives us crazy. We don’t know how to handle it. The streets flood, the traffic gets worse, and few of us own raincoats. This was some much-needed rain though, so it came with a sigh of relief.
The Academy Awards were also last week, and as I mentioned, I was invited to an awesome party with some seriously impressive themed food. The lovely hosts asked me to help out by making some Dallas Buyers Club chili, and thus — a new crockpot favorite was born. A reaaaal meaty one.
Well, those were some Oscars, eh? It felt like most of the categories were preordained, and Ellen played it a little safe (as did most of the red carpet), but all in all it was a perfectly fine ceremony. (And I won my group’s Oscar poll, so, heeeyyy.)
Now that we’ve all come back down to Earth, here are a few of my top picks of the night:
They’re here! The Oscars are finally here. If you’re anything like me, you realize that the Oscars are not only a joke, they’re pretty fucking exclusive (see a deeply depressing infographic on the matter here), and yet… I LOVE THEM. I absolutely adore the Academy Awards. I cry during nearly every speech, I have a blast checking out all the red carpet fashion, I desperately attempt to win Oscar polls, and I try to attend an awesome party where everyone nerds out as much as I do. Luckily, I have found such a group (I basically just stalk Alexei‘s friends) and have been counting down the days to my friends’ soirée for weeks.
If you, like me, are getting ready for an Oscar bash this weekend, never fear! There’s something for everyone here, from the baking queen to the movie novice.
Originally I was going to post this recipe on Valentine’s Day, but on the day of, I thought better of it. First off, I considered the fact that I’m not a huge Valentine’s Day celebrator, and while I do like kitschy cards and chocolate, this is (probably) never going to be the blog that throws an elaborate heart-themed party or teaches you how to make DIY valentines. There are plenty of passionate, talented bloggers out there covering that sort of stuff, and I admire them for their talent and patience. (Now, throwing an elaborate Game of Thrones party on the other hand…)
Also, this meal is not really conducive to uh, strenuous physical activity. For that I’d recommend scallops maybe, or a chicken piccata, but not braised lamb and creamy parmesan risotto. Osso Buco IS, however, a great winter meal for a cosy night in. Turn up the heat, throw on a movie, and dive into some braised lamb.