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oh joy eats: compartes in century city...

Compartes in Los Angeles / Oh Joy Eats!

One of my favorite chocolate brands, Compartés, just opened a beautiful new shop! So we went on an Oh Joy Field Trip to the new Compartés store in Century City! It was designed by Kelly Wearstler and is STUNNING. Come take a look...

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Happy (almost) National Ice Cream Day!

Somi Somi Ice Cream Los Angeles

Happy Friday! In honor of National Ice Cream Day this Sunday, here's a look back at several of our favorite ice cream spots in Los Angeles if you're looking to pick up a sweet scoop. There are quite a few—and as you might be able to tell—we really like ice cream ;). Take a look...

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mini fruit cookie tarts!

mini fruit cookie tarts!

July 4th is next week...yessss!!! So today, we're sharing a simple but fun snack/dessert you can make and bring to a summer BBQ. We're calling them Mini Fruit Cookie Tarts. They mix fresh fruit and toppings with a crispy waffle cracker for a refreshing treat that tastes like summer!

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dark chocolate olive oil cake...

Dark Chocolate Olive Oil Cake by Karen Mordechai

Happy Friday! If you're looking for a for dessert to make this weekend, we're sharing the recipe for this Dark Chocolate Olive Oil Cake by Karen Mordechai of Sunday Suppers. I've been a fan of her blog forever, and her newest cookbook Simple Fare is a beautiful and inspiring guide to make delicious and simple recipes. And for a fun twist, most of the recipes have alternate options for you to customize to your particular taste! See how to make this delicious chocolate cake...

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oh joy eats: botanica in silver lake...

Botanica in Los Angeles

Happy Friday! Last week, our friends at Botanica opened their new restaurant in Silver Lake! It's GORGEOUS...and the food is SO beautiful and delicious. Come have a gander with me... 

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oh joy eats: yolk & flour in cypress park...

yolk & flour in los angeles

If you want some delicious, good-for-you, and BEAUTIFUL food...one of our favorite Los Angeles caterers, Heirloom LA, just opened a new casual restaurant called Yolk & Flour in Cypress Park. Here's a peek...

yolk & flour in los angeles

yolk & flour in los angeles

yolk & flour in los angeles

yolk & flour in los angeles

When I say that this place actually makes me want to eat vegetables, I am not kidding. You will actually want to eat them! But you'll also want to eat the insanely good Detroit pizza, roasted fish, lasagna cupcakes, pasta, and more. Yolk & Flour is currently doing Friday pop-ups this month (go tomorrow if you're in LA!) until they open normal hours next month.

Yolk & Flour | 3232 1/2 Figueroa Street | Los Angeles, CA 90065 (currently open Fridays 11am-7pm, with hours expanding in May).

{Photos by Casey Brodley}

make a tropical breakfast basket...

Breakfast-fruit-baskets-blog

I have the hardest time making time to eat breakfast during the weekdays because I'm so busy getting everyone else ready to go, go, go in the mornings! So anything that can be prepped in advance is always a big help. And since I love having a mix of different things, we want to show you how easy it is to put together a mini breakfast basket like this one!

a tropical breakfast basket

You'll need:

A variety of easy-to-eat fruit and other healthy morning favorites like:
- Grapes
- Papaya
- Dragon Fruit
- Bread
- Yogurt w/ Kumquat slices
- Kiwi
- Banana
- Watermelon
- Mandarin Oranges

a tropical breakfast basket

Then, simply assemble a variety of items mixing colors, textures, and variety. In some cases, you can prep them the night before so it's ready to go in the morning. And then, simply add any super fresh items like yogurt or sliced fruits right before enjoying.

a tropical breakfast basket

These also make for a fun breakfast option to prepare for the whole family or for a having guests over. It's healthy, easy, and looks beautiful!

Items shown: Target napkin (past season), Local + Lejos turquoise & pink baskets (past season),Indego Africa pink woven basket, Indego Africa black woven basket (past season), Leif spoons (past season).

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester, and crafting by Jess Hong.}

a Brie, Apricot, & Blackberry Grilled Cheese...

Brie, Apricot, & Blackberry Grilled Cheese

In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day, we're sharing an office favorite—Brie, Apricot, & Blackberry Grilled Cheese! It's the perfect mix of sweet and savory, and oh-so-comforting! Here's how to make one...

Brie, Apricot, & Blackberry Grilled Cheese

You'll need:

- sourdough bread

- butter

- arugula

- mint

- basil

- dried apricots

- brie cheese

- blackberry jam

Brie, Apricot, & Blackberry Grilled Cheese

Grill the buttered bread and brie cheese on a pan at medium to high heat until cheese melts. Then top with everything else, sandwich it together, and give one last quick grill on both sides. Garnish with chopped mint.

Enjoy! 

Items shown: Anthropologie plates, Ikea glasses, CB2 napkins (past season), Oh Joy! for Target citrus shaker (past season).

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester, and assistant styling by Jess Hong.}

oh joy day trip: arts district...

oh joy day trip: arts district

For our newest Oh Joy Day Trip, we're heading to a hotspot...the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles! This area has seen major revitalization in the last few years and has turned into a mecca of cool shops, restaurants, and places to be inspired. Come see!

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honey chickpea salad!

honey chickpea salad

The Oh Joy Office is on a bit of a health kick right now (except for me who will continue to believe that ice cream is high in Vitamin C ;P), so we're sharing this simple, yet delicious, recipe of an office favorite—Honey Chickpea Salad! Here's how...

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