July Stuff!!

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Phew! I don’t always say this but I CANNOT believe June is already over. I wish it wasn’t. I wish I could do it all over again. June was pretty cool. I feel like April was a big gigantic downer but June was different. It was full of a lot of productive work on my book. Lots of failed recipes. I’m talking TONS, but a few really good winners.

In between work and more work, were moments that were pretty amazing, mainly CORG-A-BUNGA. We’ll get to that later, but first…

I want to share a picture of the pie that bugged me to no end. After a million times making it I realized it wasn’t my fault. Peaches leech way too much water and it messes up the custard over and over again. So goodbye, peach custard pie. Goodbye, I will not miss you.

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Amelia hung out with a watermelon.

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I finally met Billy in person (!!). We talked about our dogs, ate dinner next to Susan Surandon and her boyfriend or son (?) and had drinks at Stella in Silverlake.

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I made lots of marshmallows.

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Peonies were in season, which meant that every girl on the internet posted a bouquet or five on Instagram. Can’t blame them.

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Amelia and I took a selfie.

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I ate a bowl of udon noodles with clams and it was AMAZING.

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I made my first ice cream of the season: just plain ol’ vanilla. Sometimes you just want to nail down the classics.

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I got some new sunglasses from Cynthia Rowley and a Claire Vivier bag, which were both stolen out of my car! UGH. It felt violating and dumb all at the same time.

I’m just glad they didn’t charge TVs and lots of gas on my credit cards. I got off cheap, actually.

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I had the best grey hound at The Hungry Cat before seeing An Obvious Child, which by the way is an ABSOLUTE MUST. Jenny Slate is my hero.

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I made delicious sweet tea; one of my favorite things to drink in the entire world.

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Amelia loves nothing more than to lick the inside of a jar of peanut butter. Good gracious, if I’m ever annoyed with her, the cure is an empty jar. I won’t see or hear from her for hours!

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This past weekend I drove down to Huntington Beach to attend Corgi Beach Day.

I’m not exaggerating when I say that it was one of the best days of my life. It really was.

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What I found the most surprising, yet totally understandable, is that people came who didn’t even own corgis.

They just came to see and hang out with corgis! Isn’t that incredible. Aspiring corgi owners!

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My friend Samantha attended with her stud muffin of a corgi named Georgie. He loved Josh and felt the need to totally lean on him when he was sleepy from running around.

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There were tons of corgis, all different shapes and sizes and ages. Some were dressed up for the costume party. Some weren’t.

Amelia was obsessed with this baby corgi. She was sniffing and licking him. I don’t know what her deal was but it was sweet.

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After Corgi Beach Day, we drove to Manhattan Beach to finally check out Fishing for Dynamite.

Beautiful Peruvian scallops and oysters and rose.

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The next night I went to see Robyn at The Hollywood Bowl, my favorite music venue in Los Angeles. It’s quintessential summer.

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She was so good live! Ahh…she was a good time. I once saw her at Whole Foods and she was a dang vision. She’s tiny, cute and really sweet looking. One of those people who leads with a smile. I love people like that.

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July is going to be filled with a good amount of writing, testing and eating. I’m excited about it all. Tell me, how was June?!

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Lynn Lovejoy July 2, 2014 at 7:19 am

LOVE all of these photos!! Looks like you’ve had an amazing summer so far! And yes, every girl I know has posted pics of peonies :) Happy July!

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Nicole July 2, 2014 at 8:56 am

I’m not ashamed to say I would totally be a non-corgi (er, non-dog) owner who would show up to Corgi Beach Day. Because CORGIS! OMG THE CUTENESS!

And I was at the Robyn show, too! So much fun! It was like a giant dance party with all the fun people. :)

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Adrianna Adarme July 2, 2014 at 10:14 am

Haha. I totally understand this. If I didn’t have Amelia I would’ve DEFINITELY been one of those people.

Everyone was at the Robyn show! It was great.

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Hi July 2, 2014 at 10:05 am

Hey, HEALTH is my friend’s band! Great shirt.

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Adrianna Adarme July 2, 2014 at 10:07 am

Whaaa! Really. Health is dope.

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Billy July 2, 2014 at 10:25 am

Hooray for hanging, Hooray for Susan, Hooray for all the corgis, and Hooray for Robyn.

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Cindy July 2, 2014 at 10:48 am

Corgi party! I am so glad you and Billy met…amazing.

I’ve totally had things stolen out of my car AND my apartment before (in not even scary neighborhoods). It really does feel like a total violation and so dumb! Like, WTF? this is my space, and you were not invited into it. So glad you didn’t have to deal with much else besides loss of possesions…not that it doesn’t totally suck.

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sandra July 2, 2014 at 11:17 am
Adrianna Adarme July 2, 2014 at 11:24 am

Straight royalty.

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Christy July 2, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Your June sounds fantastic, even with a few pie disasters in there. I like that you led the post with the failure and then hit us with all of the good stuff. I’m definitely borrowing your concert picnic items for my next outdoor event. MEATS, BREAD, OLIVES. YUM.
Do you have a recipe for your sweet tea? I have finally convinced my Southern boyfriend that I can cook some grits like a Southern girl but I still haven’t nailed a good sweet tea.

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Mary Frances July 2, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Good to see that a few bad recipes can’t dampen your fun, it looks like you’re having a blast! Good luck on your book!

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Alexandra @ Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker July 2, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Love all the corgi beach day photos – so freakin’ cute! And Amelia attacking that jar of peanut butter!!! Totally precious. :)

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Bernie July 2, 2014 at 6:22 pm

corgi beach day looks like soooo much fun, not sure I would like to let my three
courgettes loose, but I’d give it a shot. We also had to give up on the peanut butter jar, three snouts in one jar, does not compute in the friendly stakes.

Corgis Rock.

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Adrianna Adarme July 2, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Oh man, you have three corgis! AHH! I actually didn’t let Amelia off the leash because there was just too much crazy corgi energy. And yes, I totally understand. One peanut butter jar and three corgis is BAD NEWS!

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dervla July 2, 2014 at 7:09 pm

I spy some McClure’s Potato Chips in that last shot – have you had the pickles yet?? Amazing. There is a restaurant here on the upper east side that has 5 or 6 different pickle dishes all made with McClure’s stuff!

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Adrianna Adarme July 2, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Oh yeah, I LOVE their chips! I actually haven’t had the actual pickles yet, but I bet their divine and recipes using pickles are da best!

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francesca July 3, 2014 at 7:02 am

*patiently waiting for your ice cream, yo*

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Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs July 3, 2014 at 10:56 am

Yeeeah summertime fun!!

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lynn @ the actor's diet July 3, 2014 at 6:44 pm

Wasn’t Obvious Child wonderful? Stuck with me for a few days after.

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Tracy | PeanutButter and Onion July 4, 2014 at 4:13 am

ugh, I’ve had my car broken into, its totally violating! Love the corgi beach day, wish they had a Westi beach day, my girl Maggie would love it.

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Karla July 5, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Seriously…I couldn’t stop saying OMG! OMG! OMG! How precious are YOU! To your selfie with Amelia! Must get on down to Marugame Monzo!

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Bea July 6, 2014 at 12:54 am

I wanted to address your peach custard pie. Did you use white peaches at all? If not you must try it. I think you will find it is possible. Your pie looked great from the picture so only you know what it was like but let me know about the white peaches if you decide to do it. I love your Amelia, I have a little Yorkie named Gordo that keeps me sane and grounded. Love your blog an recipes.

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Adrianna Adarme July 7, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Ahh yes, I think white peaches might work since they’re way less juicy. But I was kind of obsessed with the color of yellow peaches. :/

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