Monday, April 30, 2012

grilled cheese festival

saturday was the day that tay and i wait for all year long
the grilled cheese festival!

the weather was perfect,
the grilled cheeses as good, if not better, than we remembered

i think we counted that we tried over 15 sandwiches
dessert, veggie, breakfast, meaty, one that tasted like an in-n-out burger...
needless to say we had a rainbow of grilled cheese
and at the end we were both bent over, head in our elbows,
stuffed out of our minds...
but allll with complete satisfaction

until next year!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

photo shoots

heres a little sneak peak from taylor's furniture business photo shoot last weekend 
in taylor's ex-coworker's fabulous venice home
it was a grand ol' time with miss stella and her little sister lucia (the models)

taylor has a big sale going up on thursday, may 3rd at
check out to get amazing deals on all his stuff
hes been working like a maniac the past three weeks getting everything in order
i miss my boyfriend!
so get out those wallets and make all my lonely nights worth the while!  ;)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

chargrilled pizza

sunday night taylor had a good friend from work over 
to do what we love to do best on the good o'l fashioned barbecue
grill pizza!

taylor's friend is a pro at making bread and dough 
so he brought over all sorts of homemade dough - garlic, wheat, regular...
and his pizza stone
(i must get taylor a pizza stone for his birthday!)

we made a total of three pizzas
pesto, mozzarella and sun-dried tomato 
arrabiata, burrata, mozzarella, and basil
and lastly
arrabiata, mozzarella, portobello mushrooms, spicy chicken sausage and basil

i must say 
we're becoming quite the professionals when it comes to grilled pizzas

Monday, April 9, 2012

green thumbs

what a beautiful weekend it was
temperatures in the mid-70s, sunshine... 

it was a perfect spring weekend to plant a farm!
ever since i was a little kid i wanted my own fruit and vegetable garden
and i'm so excited to start one with tay 
who shares the same passion for gardening as i do.
 we spent easter sunday hopping from one nursery to the next
trying to find the right soil
and during it all
taylor bought [another] new japanese maple... and seeds
and a jasmine plant - my favorite springtime scent

i got some wine crates from the local wine shop (for free!)
and planted strawberries, lettuce, spinach, basil and tomato
to start
i'm sure we'll learn a lot in this process
and i can't wait!

stay tuned to see the progress!

Friday, April 6, 2012

blog of a blog

my dearest friends
i started another, new blog!
i have folders and folders of photography on my desktop that inspire me
recipes that i'd love to try
diy projects im ready to jump on
and architecture that i admire i decided to put them all in one place

please check out my new site:
i hope to inspire in the way i'm inspired everyday

...if only i could get paid to blog and tweet (@chelsea_lyn) all day 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

the muni diaries

from downtown to ocean beach
standing room only
elbow to elbow with that perfect stranger
soaking up the s.f. sun at the nearest stop

the poverty epidemic
the young, the old

morning, noon, and night

transfer please!

blue bottle

a little blue bottle lovin..
..or rather, obsession!
i'm dedicating a whole post to my beloved s.f. coffee spot

one of the first things i do once i get to s.f. 
is stop by blue bottle just up the street from the hotel taylor and i usually stay at in union square.
the coffee is divine, the interior classic and modern, the food is out of this world!
its my favorite spot to lounge for an hour on an s.f. morning
and that we did!
(and apparently ellen page's favorite, as i was standing right behind her in line!)

my brother and i enjoyed a soy latte... me with an (s) after latte ;)
and taylor a kyoto coffee
which is the strongest coffee i've ever tasted
its like drinking whiskey - you get a total buzz from it!
fun fact:
 blue bottle imported a handblown kyoto coffee maker from japan
its cold brewed coffee with a high concentration of caffeine 
(enough to keep you caffeinated for a whole day!)
aaand it takes 24 hours to make!
this time around i took a little blue bottle home with me 
so that i can enjoy and reminisce over one of my favorite cities
until next time!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


a few faves on instagram 
from my long weekend in san francisco
if you're not following me already on instagram, please do so!