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2 more Weekly Sauce posts! Brie sounds awfully good right now…

-Whitney Manson


Weekly Sauce Update

Please note some of these are repeats of what I post on here, and they just link out to the blog where I am a contributor.

-Whitney Manson

The school I went to for 14 years now has its own TOMS. Yeah, this is not made up and yes, it is unfair that cool things happen whenever I leave (ahem, putting in a 21 Choices AND Lemonade on the USC Campus). Saddle oxfords < HockaTOMS. If you don’t know what TOMS are, they’re sustainable shoes that are typically canvas or made from vegan materials. When you buy them, they donate a pair to a child who needs shoes (this is their One for One movement). Their mission is a great cause, and the shoes are adorable. Buy them.

I wish I had a makeup and hair artist everyday like crazy Jill Zarin. Smokey eyes for breakfast!
“In literature, the messenger always gets killed.” -Kelly Killoren Bensimon

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Fleece and Scarves… in Miami?

My posts for last week are not up on WeeklySauce yet, but I think they’ll be up soon- my latest topics are cooking with goat cheese, drinking on a diet, and vacationing in Vegas and Whistler. I have been wearing my North Face daily. I don’t know what these people are talking about, but so far it is still completely the opposite of warm. The wind is biting and  it is weird.

I’m becoming jaded from staring at a giant Mac all week. My laptop seems like Jules right now, the runt of Macs. Jules finally took a trip to our new vet becuase she’s been really sick :(. Turns out she has an intestinal infection. Jules is definitely like our child, and we both felt so badly that we couldn’t help her get better on our own! She is on three different antibiotics, and is well on her way to being the same bright-eyed healthy pup she used to be. When she is well again, I will try to take her to work for “puppy Friday”. I think she will enjoy running around with Bailey and Bentley all day. The Chinese food from Chef Tian Express was fantastic Chinese take-out, and it was exactly what I wanted. I got my fill of egg-drop soup, sweet and sour chicken, fried rice, and pepper steak. I will go back there when the craving strikes, especially for the price! The Chinese food there was way cheaper than Los Angeles, but you have to say “No MSG”. I’m coming to learn that Miami is sort of slow on the uptake- they still allow texting and driving, smoking in bars, and don’t care about MSG yet. Restaurants in L.A. have signs on their windows with “NO MSG” in lights so you’ll come in there. They’re just a bit more conscious about health I guess.

The work week was sometimes stressful, but I came out all right. Even when the day gets bad, it is nice to know that my coworkers are there to make me laugh so hard I cry during our lunch break, even if it’s because they’re making fun of my lunch. I went to my first book club meeting Tuesday, and we met at my new favorite haunt, Jaguar Spot. I have been here for such a short time, yet I have been there three times now! Vista, the leader of my book club, goes there every other Tuesday for a large order of ceviche and a mango martini. Their food is truly out of this world, largely Latin influenced, and completely delicious. We discussed Doctor Zhivago with one other person, a boy, and all three of us live in the same area. They are also Miami transplants and warned me that living here takes some getting used to, but they all enjoy it here. The guy has lived in Dallas AND was born in Los Alamitos! Hahaha. They saw different things in the book that I missed, and I too brought a different viewpoint to the discussion. I am so glad about my decision to join a small book club that does not read just fluff- it was refreshing to be surrounded by intelligent people who can discuss reading!

Last night we went to Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill, which is a new tapas place in Midtown. According to my coworker Spencer, “Midtown is a good place to get mugged.” It is an area that borders an unsafe neighborhood and is “becoming gentrified”. However, Krista lives there and it is an upcoming area with shops, bars, restaurants, and lofts/apartments/condos upstairs of it all. Sugarcane is known for their drinks- a mojito, The Spice of Life, and … The place was PACKED due to the promotion of Yelp! Drinks. Yelp! Drinks was an event over March 1st-7th and it featured 15 restaurants promoting 3 drinks each at half price. We had a great time there and are planning on going to the Everglades with Krista and Bryan soon!

Today we are preparing a big dish of Bahamian macaroni and cheese for a barbeque on the beach we will attend with people from Swatch. The main dish is a roasted pig, which I will not touch. They told us to bring sides and drinks, and we are making something I can make my main dish since Cameron and I both know I won’t go near, haha. We will head to the grocery store soon for the stuff. I am contemplating making a pie too… we’ll see. Did I mention it is really cold out? We are going to hit up Latin Burger on the way, one of Miami’s gourmet food trucks that is in the neighborhood today. This one has Latin-influenced burgers, tacos, fries, and special sauces for fries. They are starting to develop more gourmet food trucks just like Los Angeles… I hope they get a grilled cheese truck here too!

“He must be excited if he forgot his teeth!”-16 & Pregnant quote of the day. Article about my obsession with the show to follow soon…

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