December 20, 2011
You’ve been pacing yourself for Christmas dinner since Thanksgiving; relying heavily on will power, as in 100-calorie packs. Needless to say your taste buds have been left to suffer, and you fear they’re planning a midnight craving of catastrophic proportions. To ward off disaster you visit Nothing Bundt Cakes; to keep your buds playing nice with a sweet offering.
December 7, 2011
Your trainer says the holidays are no excuse to have a set back. All 3 of your Spanx strongly disagree. 3:1 Doughbot Donuts wins. Offering traditional and vegan deep-fried donuts, husband-and-wifey team, Bryan and Dannah, engineer Doughbot’s yeast-raised gourmet donuts by hand and from scratch.
October 17, 2011
You’re young, smart, and single… ish. Seriously though, you love having a boyfriend (especially when there’s a spider on the wall) but as of late you have been re-thinking your one flavor arrangement. Most of the time you like your usual vanilla with nuts. But once and while you’d like to dabble with fresh ingredients. You work up the nerve and head to Devine Gelateria & Café.
August 22, 2011
Let’s clear up a few clichés: Absence doesn’t actually make the heart grow fonder, and time really doesn’t heal all wounds. You know this because he’s been gone for weeks and you’re still mad as hell. You’re done trying to forgive (it always ends up in midnight surveillance). So on to trying to forget. Your first stop – BARWEST – to share a fish bowl with your friends.
August 1, 2011
Your nutritionist thinks you need more protein. But Skinny Bitch says you should give up meat. Your gay husband urges you to go short bob for summer. Your real husband – he threatens divorce if you dare. Which is why you’ve decided to take a break from conflicting advice and get back to basics. Like eating right. You call Lisa Armstrong – a local culinary veteran – who invites you on a Local Roots Food Tour.
June 20, 2011
Your summer weekend forecast calls for Showers. (Scattered baby followed by patchy bridal clouds.) Time to polish up on the ooh’s and ahh’s, and let the California Caramel Company do you a favor. Like with their Gourmet Caramel Apples – hand selected, orchard fresh Granny Smith Apples dipped in caramel, garnished in chocolate and delectable toppings.
June 14, 2011
You’re the most beautiful woman in the world. Nobody can compete with your glamorous lifestyle and beauty. You’re just like Elizabeth Taylor (according to you) and like her you have an obsession with a girls’ best friend. Hers the 70-carat diamond necklace variety; yours the 17-lb longhaired dachshund version. In either case – Cupcake & The City has something for you.
May 31, 2011
He bought you a Mariah Carey album for Valentine’s Day and he always put a little extra Butterfinger in your Blizzards. You had braces and an unnecessary perm. Thirteen was a rough year for some –but for you – it was a rite of passage. You finally put down Sweet Valley High and obsessed over Cruel Intentions. You’re not the only person progressing. Adam Pechal is becoming a little less “chef” and a lot more “restaurateur” with Restaurant THIR13EN.
May 9, 2011
The late 90′s conjure up painful memories: platinum streaks, barely there brows, lip liner in ‘Raisin’, and Mr. Meathead Mistake. Luckily, you’re a virtual master at reinventing yourself (and burning photographic evidence). Which is why you’ll appreciate Mikuni Kaizen now open in the Fountains.