Friday, January 29, 2010

tgif: redbox and things to the rescue!

Being sick in bed for more than a day can be very, very boring.
Thank goodness for redbox, the interweb, and

We watched Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs last night.

(I might have also watched it a few more times today.)
If you didn't get a chance to see it in 3D at the moovays and you enjoy being tortured by images of delicious donuts and things falling from the sky, then you should definitely rent it.

here's one of my favorite scenes...

In other sick day news,

I also found this hilarious website via The Foodinista

These new Time Warp videos from the Discover Channel.

and this new "Upular" remix from Australian dj Pogo.


Thursday, January 28, 2010

simply stated..

a few of Mel Bochner's mad rad paintings...


"Go Away"

"Blah, Blah, Blah "

read & see more about Mel's work here.

Monday, January 25, 2010

In September 2008, a nasty fire left the world's best
(in my opinion of course)
brunch/lunch/dinner spot

looking something like this...

but fret not,
according to their website,
they will be serving turtle soup and other deliciousness early this year.
'bout time!
and just in case you are food/brunch obsessed like meeee,
I've included Brennan's famous bananas foster recipe below...

Brennan's Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster
¼ cup (½ stick) butter
1 cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup banana liqueur
4 bananas, cut in half lengthwise, then halved
¼ cup dark rum
4 scoops vanilla ice cream

Combine the butter, sugar, and cinnamon in a flambé pan or skillet. Place the pan over low heat either on an alcohol burner or on top of the stove, and cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Stir in the banana liqueur, then place the bananas in the pan. When the banana sections soften and begin to brown, carefully add the rum. Continue to cook the sauce until the rum is hot, then tip the pan slightly to ignite the rum. When the flames subside, lift the bananas out of the pan and place four pieces over each portion of ice cream. Generously spoon warm sauce over the top of the ice cream and serve immediately.

ummmmmmm, yum.

source(s):, google images, drink dogma

Friday, January 22, 2010

tgif: the most beautiful bicycle...

Electra Amsterdam Classic 3iI can totally see myself riding this biiiiiiiiiike, can't you??

Someday. Someday!

DISCLAIMER: this post was not in anyway a hint to the only three people that read this.

(mom, dad, and ben)


Thursday, January 21, 2010

I love Louise Nevelson

one of my favorite quotes:

"I never for one minute questioned what I had to do.

I did not think for one minute that I didn't have what I had.

It just didn't dawn on me. And so if you know what you have,

then you know that there is nobody on Earth that can effect you."

- Louise Nevelson

Louise Nevelson was simply a genius of her time.

below are some of my favorite pieces...
(all made of scrap wood & found objects coated in spray paint)

Bride and Dish - Groom and Dish

Sky Cathedral (1958)

Untitled 1950

Beautiful, aren't they?

read more about the life of Louise here.

read about the Louise Nevelson Foundation here.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

things to check out wednesday..

check out this hilarious love/hate jcrew review from jezebel.

check out this fantastic Claes Oldenburg/Coosje Van Bruggen collaboration

Photo: Attilio Maranzano

check out this amazing grilled cheese action @ a cup of joe

and be sure to check out this foux du fa fa video

(even if you have seen it already)


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

hello! hello!

For my first little hello, I figured I'd try and explain where I am coming from with this "toast & mimosa" blog...

One Sunday morning last Summer, my boyfriend and I both found ourselves in need of some serious hair of the dog. By my (or his??) request, toast & mimosas were served. Who would of thought that a simple little meal of buttered toast and delicious mimosas would prove to be such an exciting pairing?! Maybe we are just really easy to please, but many, many weekends later, we still look forward to our happy little Sunday treat. So much so, that if one finds the other getting a little crabby or blue, one just exclaims "toast & mimosa!"
Smiles all around.

So here lies my idea of spreading the same sick joy on to you. Of course I do plan on sharing a few other things that will hopefully be much more helpful and inspiring than this silly little story.

- below are a few photos of some of my favorite people experiencing pure miiimosa joy!


-now for some of the best spots here in Houston to get your miiiiimosa fix!
(besides at home of course)...

1. Michaelangelos @ 307 westheimer - montrose
tip: mimosas are bottomless. also, you MUST have Fransisco be your waiter.

2. Dharma Cafe @ 1718 houston avenue washington ave area -
tip: your first mimosa is free with purchase of the buffet, pricey but worth it.

3. Farrago's @ 318 gray street - midtown -
tip: have a designated driver. that is all.

4. Tiny Boxwood's @ 3614 west alabama street - highland village -
tip: sit outside.

5. Birraporetti's @ 500 louisiana street - downtown -
tip: sit at the bar if mindy is working. she is nuts and plenty entertaining.

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