vintage girbauds, cotton candy grapes, outer banks
Vintage Jeans: trying to find a great pair of vintage jeans is like looking for a needle in a haystack, but when you find the right pair it’s a thrilling win. I found these vintage Marithe Francois Girbauds on Poshmark. What caught my eye was the yoke detail and cut of the pockets. They’re ultra high waisted. The seller also had a photo of them on, which helped me visualize the fit better. It’s very important to go based off the garment measurements because vintage sizing is all over the place.
Cotton Candy Grapes: You can find these at Trader Joe’s! (At least in California). If you’ve never had cotton candy grapes, you need to try these. They taste so sweet—with a vanilla/marshmallow taste. I love eating them with a turkey sandwich (garlic mayo/swiss/turkey/butter lettuce) for lunch. Also delicious frozen.
Outer Banks: I am typing this as I watch Season 3 Episode 9 in the background. One thing about me is that I absolutely adore YA movies and shows where I can vicariously experience the rebellion and adventure I didn’t get as a teenager. The writing is a bit corny at times but the plot moves fast and the setting of the marshes/gulf is beautiful. It’s like 90210 meets National Treasure meets Riverdale.
Ranunculus: This is currently my favorite flower - the droopy curly stems make for interesting arrangements. I am planning to get a flower frog so I can play around with arranging vs. sticking them in a vase. I’ve only seen orange ones being sold and want to find some pink ones.
Red Cabbage: Last fall, I was invited to an acquaintance’s party and the hostess made this perfectly tangy and crunchy cabbage salad with a home fermented dressing and nori. I was grocery shopping last week and spontaneously grabbed a head of red cabbage to try and improvise that salad. I grated it extra thinly, and used a dressing of rice vinegar/soy sauce/sesame oil/lemon juice. Topped with seasoned roasted nori and toasted sesame seeds. Finally able to chew toothsome things and this salad will be on the meal prep list this week.
MAYUMU: My internet friend and fashion icon Abi of @theduskykitchen is on a press tour of her cookbook! Thumbing through the cookbook, my top recipes I want to try making are the Taho Panna Cotta and Vanilla Bean Cassava Cake. It’s also a nice read as a Bay Area native, as Abi includes some fun references like the Fenton’s Challenge :)