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I love dressing my boys in classic and comfortable clothes. So no surprise that I love the Fall/Winter 2011 Zara Boys collection. [Ok, I admit I'm not a fan of their "athletic" and "character" wear.] I am counting down the days until their September 7 online shop opening here in the U.S.! 



{Photograph by Bonnie Tsang}

Happy Friday, Friends! I'm in the process of updating bits and pieces of this blog and first up is a brand new head shot on my "ABOUT" page. Big thanks to my dear friend Bonnie Tsang for taking photographs of me on her last visit from LA. Stay tuned for an updated "PORTFOLIO" gallery as well as a some fun new posts. Hope you have a wonderful summer weekend!




{Photograph by Sally J Shim}

I love cold fruity treats and so do the boys! We have used our Tovolo Ice Pop molds for years and this summer our favorite treat to make are Fruit Ice Pops. Inspired by the Special Issue Everyday Food magazine the boys and I have been enjoying these fruity treats all summer.

F R U I T  I C E  P O P S

Makes 8

[recipe adapted from Everyday Food]

1 peach

1 kiwi

8 cherries

4 strawberries

2 cups juice [we used 100% peach juice]

Cut the peach and kiwi into slices. Pit the cherries and cut in half. Cut the strawberries in quarters or halves. [We use whatever fresh fruit we have around the house-- blueberries, grapes and berries are also favorites to add.] Place an assortment of cut fruit into popsicle molds. Pour juice to the top of each mold. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze until solid [approximately 5 hours]. Run popsicle molds under lukewarm water to help loosen them up. Enjoy!



{Cable & Cotton}

I love the decorative cotton lights by Cable & Cotton. You can order pre strung lights or customize your own by color and length. The lights would be perfect for a party, wedding or indoor/outdoor space. I'm also intrigued by their Big Lamps which might be a less expensive alternative to the Random Light that I've been eyeing for years.


[DESIGN] Mjölk


If you have an affinity toward clean and simple designs then you will love Mjölk, a beautifully curated lifestyle store in Toronto, Canada. They also have an amazing online shoppe showcasing many minimalistic Scandinavian and Japanese goods. The duo behind Mjölk have a lovely blog, Kitka which inspires me to travel the world on the lookout for beautiful houseware goods.




{Photographs by Sally J Shim}

While the boys and I were in LA we ate our fair share of good food. I admit that I could eat in K-town [Korea town] for every meal since we are lacking good Korean restaurants here in Portland, but I did venture out and try some new restaurants on this trip. One of my favorite new spots is Farm Shop which is located in the Brentwood Country Mart. We stopped by during lunch time but they are also open for breakfast and brunch [and soon for family style dinners]. The boys and I ordered the fried weiser farm potatoes, farm egg salad and Maine lobster roll. Everything was quite tasty. I love the interior of the restaurant which has a lot of bright white accents and beautiful wood tables and chairs. And the branding is amazing, clean and minimal, totally up my alley.