Tasty Tuesday {Cookie Monster}

The ultimate chocolate chip cookie just might be the holy grail of baking. I’ve long been in search of the perfect recipe; read loaded with gooey chocolate chunks, crisp on the outside with a tender center with just a touch of salty to balance the sweet.

I don’t know if it’s because we’re about to move into our new home or because my mom has been visiting but I’ve recently been in the mood to strike out on the hunt again.

Can’t you just see yourself in this stunning kitchen {another loft inspiration!}churning out some chewy chocolate goodness?

I have to admit I’ve yet to attempt the famous New York Times endorsed Jacques Torres recipe. It is revered as the very best. But who has pastry flour on hand or can ever manage to wait the 24 hours required to chill the dough?! {when I’m craving cookies, I’m craving them now!}

What do you think luvies? Do you know the secret to ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe? Are there tried and true techniques? Have you tried the Jacques recipe? I’d love to know what you think.

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As soon as I’ve unleashed our KitchenAid from within our massive stack of boxes I will be doing my own taste test. I’ll be sure to share the results with you!
Full baking directions here images via here and here

Pardon the Interruption

Luvies, I must forgo your regularly scheduled Monday Work Wear inspiration to announce that we’re moving again! Don’t worry, don’t worry – it’s not what you think. After staying in temporary digs since arriving in San Francisco, we finally move into our permanent place this week and I could not be more excited.

This was our first time ever house hunting together and I wasn’t sure how it would go – especially in the crazy rental market in San Francisco. Luckily, we stumbled upon a stunning loft in the heart of the city that we both loved and as of this Friday it will be ours. You know what that means…


loft life

Since we did some serious downsizing when we moved, we are starting with a clean design slate. My brain is currently spinning with couches and rugs and light fixtures – oh my! But don’t worry luvies – you’re going to get to come along for the design ride!

Over the next few months I’m going to be regularly sharing our before and afters, small-space-living tips and wish lists and asking you for your opinion all along the way {remember, I know shoes much better than paint colors!}. I’ve already started banking inspiration on Pinterest and as you can see above, my inspiration boards are beginning to take shape.

Unfortunately, for the next few days our focus will be on the least glamorous part of this whole process – packing and unpacking boxes, but after that it’s game on. I hope you’re as excited as I am…

Let living the loft life begin!

Oh and happy happy Halloween,

images via here

Weekend Wants

The smallest things in life can provide the biggest grins. I love stumbling upon great design and these are two examples too stunning not to share.

The simple style of Fail + Canoe‘s bracelets are a match made minimalist heaven. I’d happily break my no arm party rule and combine two or three.

And if your iPad is feeling a little drab, it can quickly be turned into the hottest one on the block with the leather sleeves from Dew Drop. Because everything is prettier in pink, don’t you think?!

Hope you’re finding some fun this weekend!