Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ella Street Social Club

Nothing prepares you for what can happen, but feeling crappy 2 days later is sometimes the price you have to pay.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Back to the Future

I took a stroll down memory lane via iPhoto this evening and look what I found!

Behold! The origins of Tinsel Tantrum:

That's Chris and I four years ago! What innocent young women we were! And look at us now:


Right Back At Ya

(This is my cat Jose and me trying to high 5 him)

See you tomorrow, Tinsel!

Today was also my last day of working at my law firm til after the bar
exam. Now all I'm gonna do is study & post stuff on the blog when I
start feeling a little crazy in the head.


Freaking Friday

this post is a internet high five to all our faithful readers. So Nicole here is a galatic interwebs motherfucking high five! Good morning happy friday and i am off to portland way to early tomorrow!


Sunday, April 19, 2009

food philosophy

my friend found this in Berkley and met her. Sharing is caring. 


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Do you like to shop?

Then click on this link: Gilt Invite

For reals, this is the best online sale shop out there. Gilt has these limited time only sales on HUGE designers and their stuff is CRAZY BONKERS BEZERKER cheap. For instance, I bought a Gryson bag for $168. Retail? $800. See wha' I mean?

And it's invite only. Everyone likes feeling exclusive now and again.

Miss Manners

This is what you get when you're nice to me: peanut butter chocolate
chip cookies. I made these for my friend who took care of me the
last two days. I kid you not -- they taste & smell like reese's
peanut butter cups.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bananas an' Shit

In times of stress and uncertainty I like to bake and cook. I decided to go with baking this evening since my buddy is under the weather and thats what she would do. BAKE! It's not just for when you are hung-over!

I came across 6 bananas that were too ripe to eat at work so I took them home to make banana bread. I also got 4 totally black frozen ripe bananas from my friend Jesse. I used a very simple old basic recipe and added a couple things.

The recipe calls for 
1 cup butter (never use margarine)
2 cup sugar ( i always use 1 - 1 and a 1/2 cups)
4 eggs
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
4 cup flour
6 large bananas
1 cup nuts ( i use walnuts)

1. mix butter and sugar then eggs
2. mix dry ingredients then sift into wet ones
3. add bananas, i took the 4 frozen ones put them in my oven safe bowl and rinsed with hot water so they start to get soggy, then i put over gas stove and mash till it's a warm smooth liquid banana soup. the other 6 not totally ripe ones i mash into mix but leave some chunks the size of quarters. 
4. i add a tsp of real vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, ginger, lemon peel, cardamom and nutmeg for my extra special spice.
5. grease the pans heavy with butter!

325 degrees for 1 hour and fifteen min.  this recipe will make 2 large loafs or in my case 1 normal and 2 small.


love tin

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Cops and Tinsel

My mother came to visit and we walked to the Ferry Building to check out the saturday farmers market which is pretty amazing in itself when we came across the protest to the bailout. I love the weather in SF and I love that everyone I know is getting married. Fuckin A!

Monday, April 13, 2009

High Fashion Vanity

I just got these pictures back from Josh Elliott, the photographer who shot these pics from a photo shoot we did for Emily Katz. We did this shoot in December. It was FREEZING. But I survived. Anyway, I kinda like the prostitute-on-the-farm look we had going on here. Notice, the Dries Van Notens I'm wearing. This is where my love affair with these shoes began.

Mr. Clair and Mr Morgan as their easter best.

Monday, April 6, 2009

You can't tell...

Because of the glare, but tinsel is getting her picture taken next to a
man with one of the most impressive mullets of all time.

I would post more pics, but I forgot my camera in sf. Of course Tinsel
could upload them in my stead, but..,