Thursday, December 18, 2014

Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookies

Danielle and I decided to treat our coworkers with some homemade salted caramel cookies! They were a big hit and the batch of 20 disappeared within the first half hour!
Serves: 30 Prep & Bake: 45 minutes
What you need:
1 C butter (or 2 sticks) softened or melted
1 C sugar
1 C brown sugar
1/2 C cocoa powder
2 eggs1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 1/4 C flour
2 C chocolate chips
1 package of caramels
kosher salt-optional
Instructions:
Preheat your over to 375 degrees.
Cream butter and sugars. Add in cocoa powder and eggs and mix till combined. Add dry ingredients and mix then stir in chocolate chips.
Place the dough into the refrigerator for 15 minutes. 
Unwrap the caramels and cut them in half (if they're too large). Roll a ball of dough about 1 to 1 1/2 inches big and place caramel inside. Make sure the caramel is covered on all sides (or else they'll come out of the sides when baking).
Sprinkle the cookie dough with salt (optional).
 Bake for 8-9 minutes. 
Let these sit for a few minutes to cool. The cookies are good warm or cool!

Recipe from
crazylittleprojects

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Holiday Dress

If you know me, you know I'm all about the comfort.. and I can't describe how comfy this sweater dress is. You can dress it down with some flats and dress it up with some jewelry and booties! And most importantly, it's not tight around the waist so you can eat as much as you want! :)
Super excited to wear this to the Christmas party.
photos by Ryan Feng
Dress - Nasty Gal | Bag - Madewell | Booties - Steve Madden
Necklace - J.Crew | Sunnies - Warby Parker

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Commissary

I grabbed breakfast at the Commissary at The Line Hotel opened by Roy Choi. I love the green house idea, and how peaceful it made the restaurant feel. Definitely a great brunch spot with a group of friends! My tummy only had room for one dish unfortunately, and I chose the eggs benedict - which is now one of my favorites I've had so far! They used hash brown in replace of the english muffin, and sprinkled green onions on top. The dish tasted like a mix of Asian and Western fusion, which is very unlikely for such an American breakfast item. 

I am definitely going back to try other dishes that many reviewers have been raving about. I personally like this over Pot - which was a little bit too spicy and salty for me..

Monday, December 8, 2014

Knits for Fall

Knit Sweater - Urban Outfitters | Leggings - Asos | Patent Chelsea Boots - Jeffrey Campbell
photos by Ryan Feng

Thursday, December 4, 2014

DIY: Marble Background

what you need:
a wood board - Plywood Sheet-12"X12"X1/8" 

Remove one side of the protector and stick the marble paper onto the wooden board. 
Be sure to flatten the sheet and align the edges with the wooden board. Pull the bottom sheet slowly, while running your hand against the marble paper to smoothen and stick the paper onto the board.
Once the marble paper is covering the whole wood board, turn it around and cut the edges to fold down. 
Wrap the marble paper over. I put tape on the back to make sure the corners would stay down. 
Voila! You can even use this contact paper to cover pencils, table, and even walls!
inspired by a pair and a spare