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i very seriously have a love affair with lox.  i’m not even sure when it started but it’s my go-to brunch food and i love love LOVE to make these at home.  the capers and onions REALLY bring out the smokey lox flavors and well… who DOESN’T love a toasted bagel with cream cheese??

(the answer is NO ONE people.  NO ONE)

when i was pregnant i thought about this deliciousness daily.  as soon as baby blair popped out and i was allowed to eat non-korean foods again~~ I bought a ridiculous pack of lox and bagels to last a month.  kinda kidding… maybe 2 weeks?  good Lord i could eat this everyday.  starting to salivate already as i stare at the picture above…

my favorite way to eat lox is actually in a sandwich form.  like when you go to urth cafe and they give you lettuce, cucumbers, etc to put on top.  or sprouts!  yummmmmmmm  so freaking bomb.

if you don’t love lox… i feel sad for you.  you cray.  go to urth cafe or some other brunch spot and order it immediately.  your tastebuds will thank me later.


Salt Air on Abbott Kinney


Back in June (whoa time flies fast), I had my 31st birthday brunch at Salt Air on Abbott Kinney with my girlfriends.  The day was nice and hot, the food at Salt Air was perfection, and afterwards we got to shop around and take in the lazy saturday afternoon. <3


if you haven’t been to salt air, PLEASE check this place out.  the service is incredibly friendly, the food is SUPERB, the drink menu is salivating and you always have a great time.  abbott kinney is my favorite place to hang out these days and big brunches like this is exactly why!

favorite items at Salt Air: lobster roll, blueberry pancakes, roasted chicken, and oysters!







perfect little dessert to end the best brunch with my Bs. =)


Cuvee on Robertson

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i have been on the hunt for a shrimp taco salad since my second trimester.  SUCH an incredibly weird craving but i blame el pollo loco commercials.  lol

anyway…i never found the taco salad i had been craving UNTIL i went to brunch at Cuvee off Robertson.  Cuvee is the cutest restaurant/wine bar.  there were a ton of items on the brunch menu that i wanted to order but once i saw the shrimp taco salad my heart literally did a little dance.

hands down this was the best taco salad i’ve ever had.  the shrimp is large, fresh and perfectly seasoned.  the salad itself is generously portioned and has a ton of great textures and flavors.

best part of the meal?  we got free cookies!  (hint: check in on yelp)  and those cookies were BOMB.  mike and i were fighting over the crumbs at the end.  lol

i can’t wait to go back to Cuvee for their taco salad + other brunch items. =)  xoxo

(turkey panini below was yummy too!)

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