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this & that... 30 Nov 2010


...wear this brevity necklace, decorate with that julie peach tea towel...


a bagel romance... 30 Nov 2010


...so so sweet...love this illustration by Mount Royal Bagel Bakery {who make a mean Montreal style bagel like these}...

{oh joy gift guide} joanna loves... 30 Nov 2010

{Joanna loves...1. Ferm Living pillow ($120), 2. butterfly globe from Art on Globes ($399), 3. Warby Parker glasses ($95), 4. watercolor Mighty Wallet ($15), 5. Kate Spade book clutch ($325), 6. Tovi Corrie iPad case ($90), 7. Hepper pet pod ($99), 8. Gabe Lacktman Tom's ($68).}

locks of yarn... 29 Nov 2010

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...gorgeous play on color and texture photographed by Dawn DiCarlo...

budino love... 29 Nov 2010


I'll admit it. I've found a new love in a dessert. Lately, I've been seeing many a budino on the menus of some of my favorite restaurants. A budino simply means "pudding" in Italian, but there's something about a budino that elevates the pudding of your lunchbox days to a new delicious adult level. My favorites: the Chocolate Budino from Cucina Urbana in San Diego {left}, the Salted Caramel Budino from Barbuzzo in Philadelphia {right}, and the Butterscotch Budino from Pizzeria Mozza in LA {not shown}. It's seriously one of the best things to fill up a spoon since ice cream.

If you're up for trying to make one yourself, here's a recipe for Pizzeria Mozza's Butterscotch Budino and one from Leslie Sarna. As for me, I lack patience for any desserts that take over an hour to make, so I'll gladly continue to consume them at my favorite stops!

{photos by Oh Joy}

{oh joy gift guide} bob loves... 29 Nov 2010

Hope you all had a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving! With the gift-giving holidays quickly approaching, we've put together our first ever gift guide featuring some of our favorite things that we hope will give you some inspiration for gifts to give {or receive} this year. Starting today through Friday, we'll share some favorites from all five of the Oh Joy contributors in a range of price points. Today, we're kicking off the series with a few favorites for the guys from Bob...


{Bob loves...1. Eyebobs reading glasses ($75), 2. Corgi for J.Crew socks ($13), 3. Penguin sneakers ($110), 4. Paul Smith striped cufflinks ($275), 5. Sovereign Beck necktie ($75), 6. Temple leather iPad case ($189), 7. Jack Spade leather flask ($125), 8. Alexander McQueen for Puma sneaker ($150), 9. AcmeMade e-reader case ($50), 10. Decoded by Jay-Z ($19), 11. airplane cufflinks from Barneys($375), 12. Alexander Olch gingham bowtie ($105).}

happy long weekend + a bright holiday... 24 Nov 2010


Happy Wednesday all! Since it's Thanksgiving tomorrow in the States, we'll be wrapping up the week early today. Wishing you a happy beginning to the holiday season and many bright moments with family and friends during this long holiday weekend. See you back here on Monday!

{Photo by Oh Joy. Socks from Charlotte Russe, shoes from past season Aerosoles}

bacon jam goodness... 24 Nov 2010


If you've never had bacon jam before {and assuming you eat and like bacon} then you've pretty much got to stop whatever you're doing now and get {or make} some STAT. Bacon jam is like savory, sweet, delectable morsels of bacon in spreadable form. I bought a jar from Perishable in LA, and it's been the shining star of my condiments shelf ever since. I put it on toast {topped with eggs, blue cheese, and/or avocados}, on burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, scrambled eggs, apple slices...really, anything {I bet it would be amazing on maple ice cream too!}.

If you don't have an artisanal or gourmet shop near you that sells it, this version from Skillet Street Food and this recipe will give you more reasons to salivate.

{photo by Oh Joy. Above: sourdough toast topped with bacon jam and Point Reyes blue cheese}

this & that... 23 Nov 2010


...wear this yellow owl workshop necklace, decorate with that krita rug...


graphic ladies... 23 Nov 2010


...from the wild and wacky world of illustrator Julie Verhoeven...


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