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{oh joy eats} eggslut in los angeles... 30 Apr 2014

Eggslut Los Angeles

One of my favorite things in life is an egg sandwich for breakfast. There is something so soothing, so filling, and so wholesome about having eggs in the morning. It feels like a somewhat healthy meal (even if surrounded by butter and crispy bacon). I've visiting the Eggslut truck before, but so happy they now have an actual location open every day of the week at Grand Central Market in Downtown Los Angeles.

Eggslut Los Angeles

Eggslut Los Angeles

And then this coddled egg over potato purée poached in a glass jar—it's like savory breakfast by the spoonful. If you're an egg lover or egg sandwich fan, you must go. They have one of the best egg sandwiches I've had (and I've had a lot of them).

Eggslut | Grand Central Market | 317 S. Broadway | Los Angeles, CA 90013

{Photos by Casey Brodley for Oh Joy}

a {giveaway} for your next adventure...NOW CLOSED 29 Apr 2014

Baggu-giveaway

Baggu has some of the best easy travel pieces around. In preparation for my trip to London next week, I'm starting to think about the things I need to organize and pack. So in celebration of my next adventure (and to help you with yours) I've partnered with Baggu to give away this set of five bags (which retail for $152) to one lucky reader.

To enter, simply visit Baggu's website, and then leave a comment here telling me your favorite piece from the site (My other favorites are this zip bag and this leather clutch). Entries must be posted by this Friday, May 2nd, at 8 a.m. PST, and one winner will be chosen at random*. Good luck!

UPDATE: Congrats to Casey D. from Washington, D.C. for being our winner this time!

*Sorry, limited to U.S. readers only. Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. $152 USD total value. Winner will be contacted by email once comments close, and announced at the bottom of this post soon after.

floral friends... 28 Apr 2014

Oh Joy / Floral Friends

If you've been reading this blog from back in the day, you may know that I have a growing collection of quirky vases. They are my favorite things to find and collect. I love ones that have their own personality especially an extra sweet floral hair-do. It's been a while since I share some of the latest pieces in my collection, so just in time for spring, we pulled together some of our favorite florals in my favorite vessels...

Oh Joy / Floral Friends

This is Winkie. My friend Emily gave me this vintage vase for my birthday last year, and he's become one of my very favorites. Winkie is wearing his favorite shade of orange dressed in ranunculous and kumquats. For this little arrangement, the focus was one off-centered flower with the others surrounding it to make his 'do feel complete.

Oh Joy / Floral Friends

This is Diva. She's elegant and bold, and she knows it. All other geese hope to be as graceful as she is. Diva doesn't need much and completes her look with a simple and beautiful peony in full bloom accented with a little bit of wheat and sprigs of rosemary.

Oh Joy / Floral Friends

Goldie is the newest member of the collection. She's vintage and made of brass. Although she is beautiful on her own, we gave her a tropical coat for the spring with ranunculus, lisianthus, and some mint leaves—which means, she looks (and smells) amazing!

Oh Joy / Floral Friends

Daisy is the sweetest baby goose you'll ever meet. She's part of a set of measuring cups, but we love her as a little vessel for baby flowers, too. She's holding a collection of chamomile, ranunculus, and green trick dianthus. She loves soaking in the sun on the kitchen window ledge.

Oh Joy / Floral Friends

Alfred is the wild one of the pack. He can't hear you because he's too busy finding things to adorn his ears. Today, he's wearing a combination of blue irises, kumquats, chamomile, ranunculus, and green trick dianthus. He never wears the same thing on both ears, and he likes it that way.

We had such a fun time updating these little guys with their latest spring 'do, and will share more with you as I add to the collection!

{Art direction by Oh Joy, photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester. All available vessels linked to above, the rest are vintage.}

happy friday + london! 25 Apr 2014

Notting Hill, London

I can't believe it's almost May, and I just realized I'm going to London in a little over a week! I'll be the keynote speaker at Blogtacular and heading to London for the first time ever. I'm super excited for the adventure and would love any tips of where to eat and shop and explore? I'm definitely in need of some new adventures and inspiration, and you guys always have the best suggestions.

Have a great weekend guys!

{Photo by Casey Brodley}

flowers + cookies... 24 Apr 2014

Cookie Gram by MK/BITA

Cookie Gram by MK/BITA

How beautiful is this cookie gram for Mother's Day by Matchbox Kitchen + Blooms in the Air? It includes a dozen shortbread cookies paired with a handmade paper flower. So, so beautiful!

P.S. The girls at MK/BITA are offering Oh Joy readers a special 20% discount on their cookie grams through May 5th. Simply enter OHJOY20 at checkout. 

oh joy for feed diaper bag 23 Apr 2014

Oh Joy for Feed Diaper Bag

Oh Joy for Feed Diaper Bag

Ever since becoming a mom, it's become more important than ever to help other families whenever possible. I'm thrilled to partner with FEED to bring you this very limited-edition FEED + Oh Joy diaper bag. Covered in a colorful and whimsical Oh Joy pattern, the bag holds all of your little one's daily essentials. And, the best part is, for every bag purchased, 1 mother and 1 child will be provided with micro-nutrients for 1 year.

Here's a special video we made showing a peek into our adventures and the making of this bag...

// CREDITS //
Brought to you by FEED + Oh Joy
Art Direction by Oh Joy
Video by Jenner Brown
Music is "Together" by Natalie Prass
Photos by Casey Brodley

the best tuna fish sandwich... 21 Apr 2014

Fancy Tuna Sandwich Recipe by Black Hogg

I have to admit, I love sandwiches. But I rarely make them at home because I feel like what I make at home is never as good as the sandwiches I can get at a really good sandwich shop. But sometimes, nothing is more satisfying and quick to make than a sandwich. Today, I want to show you how to make a variation on an often under-rated sandwich—a tuna fish sandwich. They're often seen as a default "cafeteria" sandwich, but when made well, it can be so good (and good for you!) full of protein, iron, and potassium.

Our friends at Black Hogg (who recently opened their new sandwich shop in Downtown LA called Hero Shop) showed us how to make their very tasty version of a tuna fish sandwich. And, it can even be made without mayo, for who want a lighter version. Here's how...

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happy feet... 18 Apr 2014

Bonne Maison socks

Bonne Maison socks

Bonne Maison socks

...because these socks just make me smile. Have a great weekend guys!

a little party celebrating sweet slumber... 17 Apr 2014

Oh Joy for Nod Launch Party

A couple weeks ago, we held a launch party for the Oh Joy for Nod collection at the amazing Fig House space here in Los Angeles. Typically launch parties are at night and with adults only, so it was extra fun for me to have a daytime party that was made for kids to enjoy, too!

Oh Joy for Nod Launch Party

Oh Joy for Nod Launch Party

Oh Joy for Nod Launch Party

Oh Joy for Nod Launch Party

Although the Fig House (designed by the talented Emily Henderson) was intended for weddings and other evening events, it's amazing how beautiful it was in the day time, too, surrounded by all of the colorful bedding, decor, and florals by Yasmine.

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make a RAD pop-up card! 16 Apr 2014

RAD Pop-up Card DIY / Oh Joy

RAD Pop-up Card DIY / Oh Joy

One of my favorite things as a kid were pop-up books and pop-up cards. There's something about seeing something flat become dimensional that is so fun. Even now as an adult, I still love getting pop-up cards from people.

So, today, we're showing you how to make this RAD pop-up card for anyone you think fits the description (maybe even mom for upcoming Mother's Day!). Simply watch the video, download the template below to make one, then decorate it to your heart's content!

// CREDITS //
Brought to you by Oh Joy + Target
Art Direction & Pop-Up Design by Oh Joy
Video by Jenner Brown
Still photos by Casey Brodley
Production and Craft Assistant: Julia Wester
Title Animation by Anthony Maiuri
Music is "Only One" by Johnny Stimson
My dress by Sonnet James

// SUPPLIES USED //
Print on white or colorful thick paper stock
X-Acto knife: can be found at your local arts and crafts store
Glue stick
Various decorations including washi tape, confetti, color pencils
Download the template to make this pop-up card right here.

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