bites of life: may edition

Some of my favorite blog series are always “Buys of the Month” or “Monthly Favorites”, so I figured I’d do my twist on the series. Each month I’ll do a recap of my favorite “Bites of Life” for a peek at what made my month especially delicious.IMG_6710

sweet: Milk Bar Store’s “Cereal Milk Soft Serve”. I don’t think a more perfect thing has ever been created. Christina Tosi (owner and founder) you are a goddess and can do no wrong. If this were available in LA, I’d be on a first name basis with the staff. It’s that damn good. PS: ask for crunch topping, but only on the outside, that way you get more CMSS in the cup.

savory: Jon and Vinny’s “Bucatini Cacio e Pepe” + “Burrata and Peaches Salad” a tie I know, but both were so damn tasty I couldn’t choose. One, if you haven’t tried bucatini noodles, cancel your plans tonight and order some…you can thank me later. Cacio e Pepe is a simple prep (literally just cracked pepper, lots of cheese, a touch of pasta water, love) and theirs won my heart. Their burrata and peach salad also haunted my dreams-in the best way. Peaches are just coming in season (f yeah) and J+V paired theirs with burrata, arugula for some peppery-ness and market tomatoes; simple goodness.

wine: 2012 Matteo Correggia Roero Nebbiolo“. I love Nebbiolos, always a good call. This one, from Piedmont, IT, I shared with friends at La Perla in NYC. We loved the earthy overtones, hints of red fruit and light tannic structure. Best described as Pinot Noir’s sexier older sister; more experienced and worldly.  We finished the bottle and could have polished off a second.

IMG_7383coffee: Flowerboy Project’s “Lavender Boy Latte”. A store after my own heart: part flower shop, part coffee shop, part curated boutique. And everything is yummy. Nicest staff too. Worth a visit when you’re on the west side!!



culture: Create + Cultivate: DTLA“. I could write an entire post about this day. I made an annoying long Snapchat story (follw me: @nat_pelletier) and met some #bossladies and badass bitches. Their next conference is October 15th in ATL-100% go if you’re thinking about it. I owe my blog in part to the conference! It got my ass in gear to get it launched, imperfections and all. Special thanks to Grasie Mercedes of ‘Style Me Grasie’.

quote:do the things and make the stuff that make you say ‘fuck yeah’” life motto right now

What were some of your May highlights?! Curious minds want to know! Comment below.

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