Friday, January 16, 2009

A Few Little Things

I love this heart-shaped paperweight my friend Melinda gave me. It keeps Marie's lovely cutouts from flying away in the Santa Ana winds that have been blowing warm and strong around Los Angeles this past week.

When it comes to style, there's nothing I like more than peppering an outfit with a punk touch - that is why Chloé nicknames me Punkie. So I love this barbed wire eco-plastic skin jewelery piece, worn on my arm with a very simple tee.

Elmo went for a ride last Wednesday at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market. I wonder what he chose for his lunch... I left with flowers, whole grain bread, tangerines and crunchy Asian pears.

When I walk past the RockenWagner Bakery, I cannot resist their 5-grain scone...

20 comments:

A World in a PAN said...

Breakfast time here in Provence ... oh, that scone looks delicious!

J Elaine said...

There is nothing like wholesome baked scones, particularly the American ones full of organic ingredients! I miss the early generation of vegan muffins and scones of my childhood... yummy!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

That barbed wire bracelet- luv!!!
I remember you told me there's a'punkish' side in you...
~You have a great weekend beautiful!

sealaura said...

I too am drooling over that scone. Last time I was in Santa Monica the market was packing up, I hope I can make it there one day soon. Hope you and Benjy have a fun weekend. Let's enjoy this unseasonal weather while ti lasts!

Spangler Cummings said...

You have a knack for elevating the most simple to a thing of beauty. The true "soul of an artist." I, myself, observed a little girl in a toy store tickling the Elmo doll and giggling even harder than the doll each time. Enchanting!

Candace said...

Asian pears. :) I only discovered them at the beginning of last year. Rusty and I love them.

Clementines are my favorite tangerine, and they're just the right size for Selene.

That scone, now there's a tasty tidbit, which requires sampling.

(Side note: Tess treed the raccoon atop the telephone pole in the backyard at five this morning. The little "rascal" has raided the ponds for two nights in a row. He'll probably try raiding the ponds again tonight.)

Mary-Laure said...

J ELAINE - these scones are packed with seeds, which is super delicious and healthy. We'll have some when you visit me.

SEALAURA - I hope you can enjoy the market some time, it's really worth it. You can shop there on Wednesdays and Saturdays, in the morning.

SPANGLER - thanks again for the heart paperweight!
I gave my sister a Tickle Me Elmo years ago and we had hours of FUN.

CANDACE - next time you visit the Cove, I'll bring us back some scones from Santa Monica for a yummy snack.
The Racoon Saga continues...

sølvi said...

The simple little things in life is what puts a smile on my face:-)

Certain Creatures said...

I really like that heart paperweight too!
have a lovely weekend!
x

Annie said...

Love the yummy photos!

Rina said...

Beautiful post! Elmo seems starving!

Mary-Laure said...

SOLVI - yes. that's exactly what I try to do on this blog, share the little wonders around me.

RINA - well, it was almost lunch time, and with all those delicious things around, anyone would feel hungry...

marie said...

that scone looks so yummy :)
thanks for the link! xx

Mary-Laure said...

MARIE - I remember from our conversations in Paris that you like scones as much as I do!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

I like your bracelet, I think I should wear one when I teach school, I might get more respect, or at least some quizzical looks.

Mary-Laure said...

D. MOLL - I didn't know you were a teacher. When I was teaching at a major (MAJOR) Ivy League school on the East Coast, I was known for wearing really cool vinyl pants, ha!

RoyalTLady said...

OOOOOOOOOOOooo that scone... delicious I am sure!!!!!!!!!!

Have to bake some soon...

great picture

Mary-Laure said...

ROYAL T LADY - I love baking scones too, and all baking really. Do share your scone recipe please...

please sir said...

I love your paperweight!

heidi said...

Ya got me with that 5 grain scone. ;-)