Some eyeliner inspiration from Gabi:
Vacation, all I ever wanted:
Total shoner, courtesy of Zana:
YES! It’s a work in progress, but it’s already beautiful.
It’s a nasty, rainy day in the district so to combat the blues, I’m listening to YACHT’s super chill, sun-soaked album See Mystery Lights (sorry it’s loud neighbors) My favorite song on it is “Psychic City (Voodoo City)”. The keyboard melody is inspired by the bassline of Althea and Donna’s “Uptown Top Ranking”. Can you believe these sexy ladies were only 17 and 18?
Let’s not talk about how devastated I get every time I watch Pretty in Pink and Duckie doesn’t end up with Andie. I know I know John Cryer= poor man’s Matthew Broderick.
This scene (amina’s top 5 movie scenes) with Duckie banging and stomping the floor as the song reaches the pinnacle is classic.
PS: I watched footloose for the first time saturday. WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME IT WAS SO CRAZY?!* who is that lady playing kevin bacon’s lover? WHY IS SHE SO CRAZY? why didn’t sarah jessica parker play her part (cf. girls just wanna have fun)? I thought this was a movie about dancing. I really did like it though (just disappointed it was so weak dance-wise and seriously that chick was s00 zanie) Is flashdance better? Help you guys, I need to rethink my netflix queue.
*to be fair I thought this was flashdance so I was waiting for that sexy water+bucket scene to come on. (stop laughing Brittany Morgan! I didn’t grow up here… so much to catch up on)
Thank you, Josh, for reminding me how much I love this.
just back in from the city of roses, and holy smokes! those cats can make a meal. but the pinnacle of my left coast culinary adventure was executed by the magnificent naomi pomeroy and mika paredes of beast. i then proceeded to spend half my paycheck on food (cooking my own beast inspired thanksgiving) and it was worth every penny.
Now warning: I will try my best to explain what happened at Beast, but this restaurant gave me a boner of such epic proportions that I’m not sure I can possibly do it justice. I will try….
Their website explains that the name Beast implies:
We are frank in our appreciation of meat.
Our food is simple, refined, and- dare we say- feminine.
We let our moods and our sensual appreciation of what the fields, forests and oceans are yielding dictate our weekly menus.
Hot tip: this is clearly not my photo (as you’ll see below) and they change the menu every week, but there is a FOIE-GRAS BON-BON with a SAUTERNES GELEÉ on that plate, aka the most amazing bite you’ll ever taste in your life. ever. and then i definitely see steak tartare and a perfectly placed quail egg on toast sitting there, too. Whah? Whah? I know.
We are inspired by French Grandmothers, (bisous!)
( Timeout: We need to address the music. Because I tried to get the playlist and was told their playlist changes all the time and is whatever these goddesses feel like playing. in other words, i didn’t get it. but good god i sure would love to. our djs mastered a tempo for both preparing and enjoying the menu. it was orchestrated beautifully.
I was overwhelmed, enjoying every tiny morsel entering my mouth, watching them prepare each bite, while trying to laugh at and ponder the chalked quotes and recipes written all over the wall, as rock harmony filled the room, that i’ve completely blacked out on what any of the actual songs were.
Seriously guys, music danced around the meal, leading you to crescendo into each bite, of all. six. courses. are you comprehending the magnitude of this?
Then, just when you thought things might get too intense, they softened the tone, soothing you (with a clot de l’oum st. bart vielles vignes cotes du roussillon- 2005 so yummy!!) into their meaty magnificence.
and that was only half way through.
Then came the arugula, shaved persimmon, soft goat cheese, fried almonds and they started to rock out again sending you peaking into rolling mountains of foodgasm…
cheese, shortbread, perfect honey, champagne poached apricot…..chocolate custard tarts with huckleberry sauce. oh, oh, oohhhhhhh huckleberry sauce. with pistachios and whipped cream
over and over and over again. phew.
srsly. take a moment. have a cigarette, and think about it. foodgasms. to music. with art. at a community table. that’s pretty freakin awesome. dc are you listening?? more of this, please)
but that’s not even it. they continue…
we work just like we would in our home kitchens, and as our guests- we hope you can tell, and that our ease translates to your comfort and enjoyment.
Well, let me tell you ladies: yes, yes, yes, yes, yesssssss, yessssssssss, YEEEEESSSSSS! I had no idea Portland could bring it so hard, thank you.
and just when you think it’s done……
WOW ladies, just wow.