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the prettiest tavern in {brentwood}...

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Tavern in Brentwood is a spot where I could spend a whole afternoon laughing, lounging, and lunching with friends. The gorgeous, sun-filled dining room feels like your dream outdoor patio mixed with a swanky indoor hotel lounge. I found their Sunday brunch {with lunch desserts} to be quite lovely as well as the French Macarons I grabbed on the go.

Final thoughts...4.5 out of 5 happy ladies for food, decor, comfort, and the attached bakery!

{photos by Oh Joy}

feeling tiny bits of gold...

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{left to right, top to bottom: metallic dot wool scarf from jcrew, max steiner crane necklace, tatcha gold flecked blotting paper, tonfisk milk & sugar set, areaware light switch, and anya hindmarch patty case.}

outdoor assistance...

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Eating outside is always a treat, why not get a little help from these friends?

{1. heart luncheon napkins, 2. Kuhn Ricon Paring Knives, 3. Not Neutral hurricane, 4. French Bull salad servers, 5. Slate Cheese Board.}

all taped up...

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...with tinted mint's washi tape dispenser...

concrete jungle...

Verdant-gardens

Having spent most of my adult life in a big city with no outdoor space, I really love seeing greenery incorporated into urban dwellings. Therefore, I'm loving the work of New York's Verdant Gardens and the extra green bit of green they offer city folks.

style shots...

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Over on Twitter, I often post various snapshots of things I'm eating, wearing, or doing. I love sharing these behind-the-scenes moments, so for those of you not on Twitter, you can check out some of the tweet photos right here!

get your milk on in {los angeles}...

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I love it when my dreams become realized and food stops on my Lust List are fulfilled. On Friday, I made a post-lunch dessert stop at Milk in Downtown LA. The tiny shop is home to an incredible array of desserts–mostly ice cream and cake based. I devoured the coffee macaron ice cream sandwich which was the icing {of ice cream} on top of the cake {of French macarons} that I already adore. I watched a fellow foodie friend indulge in the delicious coconut ice cream sundae, and the floats were also a big hit among our crew.

Final thoughts...4 out of 5 happy ladies for originality, quality, and for indulging the child within.

{photos by Oh Joy}

happy tweeting...

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This Happy Lady loves to tweet! Over on Twitter, I often post various snapshots of things I'm eating at home, on-the-go, or from new culinary adventures that aren't always posted here. I love sharing these behind-the-scenes moments, so for those of you not on Twitter, you can check out some of the tweet photos right here!

{studio tour} with ban.do...part 2 + treat for readers

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...part 2 of the Ban.do studio tour includes the gorgeous pieces they create, and a bit more of the inspiration around the studio. Today only (until 12am PST), the Ban.do girls are offering 20% off any non-sale piece for Oh Joy readers. Simply enter "ohjoy" at checkout to receive the one-day only discount. And, you can see more photos from the Ban.do studio right here.

{photos by oh joy}

{studio tour} with ban.do...part 1

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On Friday, I took a day trip to LA and stopped by the Ban.do studio to catch up with the hilarious and super fun Jaime and Jen in person. If you know their work, their studio is what you might already imagine it to be...and then even better. Color upon texture upon stacks of material and baubles–a bejeweled space it certainly is. There were so many great vignettes to share, so here's part 1 with peeks at their inspiration and materials...stay tuned for part 2 coming next with a special something for Oh Joy readers, too.