ENTERTAINING, EVERYDAY entertaining | January 19, 2009

Little shopping at The Grove

Today, we visited The Grove in LA. It is a superb outdoor shopping mall. We had lunch on the terrace of Morels. It is a French steakhouse and bistro. I ate a quiche lorraine.

Impromptu Cocktail Party Menu

cheese menu

Morels’ cheese menu looks interesting. Reproduce their cheese ordering sheet would be easy. You need a board, a prong steel fastener and to design a cute menu.

For an impromptu cocktail party, create an antipasto platter. Serve your charcuterie with gherkins and small onions. Serve 2 or 3 varieties of olives, cheese and wine. You will be all set.

My new clothes and I

We explored several fashion shops. I bought a funky shirt and dress at the Spanish store Custo Barcelona. We do not have this brand in Canada. I also bought a feminine apron at Anthropologie.

Here the photos of my new clothes.

dressatcusto

shirtatcusto

Tonight, we are craving for authentic Mexican cuisine. We will see what we can find.

+ Get directions to The Grove p 323.900.8080
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, California, United States, 90036

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6 Responses to “Little shopping at The Grove”

  1. Looks like a great time! There was once a clothing store at Cavendish mall that carried Custo, years ago… but I don’t think they exist anymore. Might be worth investigating if any other stores carry a small portion of their collection… :) I love their clothes! Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

  2. Kim,

    Your clothes look stunning.
    Curious, I did a little bit of research and You will be pleased to know that Custo Barcelona has a distributor in Montreal and that you can find their clothes at Soho.

    Check the article (in French) from Egzakt.

    http://www.egzakt.com/fr/coups-coeur/a-voir/custo-barcelona-mode

  3. Looks like a great trip, cool style.

  4. How can one resist the Anthropologie aprons? I have so many and they are always on my gift-idea-for-myself list.

  5. 5 At Home with Kim Vallee said:

    Julie: Their aprons are so adorable. I bought the Lucky Ladybugs Apron with a pair of potholders. I almost got the fruit stand for summer.

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