Pictures Of Things + Le Love List :: 6/52

February 12th, 2017 - posted under: Furthermore » Feedback


♥ My man, in his natural habitat. ♥

This week was awesome, because this week Jeremy started his new job! And it’s a super exciting job (running the retail wine program at Les Merchands Wine Bar and Merchant) with a really exciting company. It’s a wonderful move for his career, and I’m so happy for him!

Les Merchands was founded by Master Sommelier Brian McClintic. Have you seen the movie Somm? It’s a really great documentary, super fun and lighthearted and an awesome introduction to the wine world.

Well, Brian was sort of the breakout star of that movie, and right after Somm debuted, he opened Les Merchands in the heart of Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone. It was fun having a rockstar Master Sommelier in our city, and Brian is a super nice guy. Jeremy and I used to go on dates at Les Merchands, and Brian would always be there, sitting at that giant desk in the middle of the room.

And now, a few years later, Brian has moved on to other projects. And now my Jeremy is sitting there, at that giant desk in the middle of the room. And I’m so proud of him. ♥

Here’s what else happened this week:


Sunday was the Super Bowl! And we had a Super Bowl party, and we watched the game and there were Patriots fans and Falcons fans and it was all very official and sporty. And also, Jeremy busted out the deep fryer and we made ALL THE VEGAN FINGER FOODS, like those sriracha barbecue meatballs and buffalo chik’n wings up there, and also loaded sweet potato skins, and onion rings and tater tots, and amazing soyrizo 7-Layer Dip, and jalapeño poppers, and omg it was all so delicious.

Tiny sports fans, watching the game.

A long, lovely, 2 hour walk in the drizzle with a dear friend. From my house, 2 miles all the way down to the beach, out to the end of the pier, then along the waterfront and into the harbor, then all the way back 2 miles to my house. By the time I got home I was soaked through, and so, so happy. ♥

Stormy seas are enchanting me this winter.

Winter gifts from my garden, which I shared with the kids at my newest school: curly kale and purple kale and frisée, lemons and mint, borage and calendula.

Loose tooth + green juice.


♥ ♥ ♥


And now, it’s time for the one, the only, Le Love List!

Hearing Jeremy singing in the other room. // Spending a super lazy Monday (my day off) laying on the couch marathon-watching this amazing 8-part docu series about the 1980s I LEARNED SO MUCH WOW, there is so much historical context for this mess we’re in now, and I didn’t see it because I was a kiddo, and it all makes much more sense now. WOW. // Blood oranges. // Pad see ew. // When I open my purse and seed packets fall out. // Muddy garden shoes. // Wines that were made in qvevri, mmmmm my current obsession. // Black lace corsets. // Being challenged and standing my ground. Knowing that I am on the right side of history. Not being afraid to stand up and speak out. Not being intimidated. Staying strong and fighting hard. Never normalizing. Never giving up!


Alright guys, now it’s your turn! I really love reading your own Le Love Lists, so please leave them down in the comments below. What are the little things in your life that make you smile this week?

Happy Sunday, I hope you have a most wonderful week!

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