Getting cosy…

24 Oct

Two weeks ago, my husband Sam and I landed in Los Angeles.  One week later we found ourselves a beautiful little sublet cottage in the Hollywood Hills. As we both love to cook and had both begun to feel the onset of homesickness as a result of being away from our well stocked kitchen in Melbourne, we set about making ourselves feel at home.

Purchase number 1… Aprons!

I found myself this gorgeous little 50’s inspired apron from store extraordinaire Anthropologie.

Everything from their measuring spoons to butter dishes to ceramic egg crates is detailed, beautiful and affordable.  Well worth a look:

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/category.jsp?pageName=Kitchen&popId=HOME&navAction=top&navCount=0&pushId=HOME-KITCHEN&id=HOME-KITCHEN

And luckily for Sam, not one for being left behind, during our meander through the Studio City Sunday Farmer’s Market, we stumbled across a fantastic little stall run by Cattle Headquarters.  Here we found some aprons made from old flour sacks, with printed vintage graphics.  Sam couldn’t resist!

Cattle headquarters have many more great designs and an array of products including the above mentioned aprons, pillow cases, t-shirts and tea towels.

http://www.cattleheadquarters.com/

And finally…. to really, truly, 100% make ourselves feel at home in our L.A. digs… we simply had to buy:

Purchase number 2… Sodastream!

For those of you who know us, this purchase will be of no surprise.  For those of you who don’t, please know that neither myself or Sam have any affiliation with the product, but we love it so much we/I could go on and on and on about it till all the little piggies come home.  I think there is a misconception that sodastream involves sugary, syrupy drinks.  You can put flavours in it if you want, natural or otherwise.  But essentially, its a bubble maker.  So if your household is sodastream-less and you’re as obsessed with sparkling water as I am, here is my plug:

1 – bubbles on tap!  bubbles on tap!  bubbles on tap!

2 – you’re reducing waste – nothing to lug from the supermarket and nothing to throw away

3 – the sodastream bottles don’t have the BPA plastic nasties and you can even get glass ones

4 – 60L gas cylinder makes around 60L of delicious bubbles

5 – you know what you’re drinking, we fill ours with filtered water

6 – you can choose how much bubblefication you want – super bubbly or just minimal bubbles

7 – when you’re out of gas, you swap the empty cylinder for a full one and only pay the cost of the gas refill

Seriously, do yourself a favour!  http://www.sodastream.com/

And on that note, my glass is looking a little empty… best I go and get me some soda!

Till next time…

this little piggy xxx

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4 Responses to “Getting cosy…”

  1. mel 24/10/2011 at 7:01 pm #

    CARRY ON MRS PIGGY! (sorry, didn´t mean to yell!). Fab blogging, hope to visit one day and taste one of your ECO-sodastreams.

    xxx

  2. magical_m 25/10/2011 at 3:41 am #

    Short bursts! Short bursts!

    I look forward to following your food-related adventures through Lalaland!

    x

  3. Kate 25/10/2011 at 5:21 am #

    I want one of those aprons! I’m sure everything you make in it will taste delish. Please send samples…just kidding. KJ

  4. Amanda 25/10/2011 at 11:22 am #

    This little piggy loves the soda stream (almost) as much as you guys. Keep it coming Joels, looking forward to the updates xxx

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