I had been dying to try chef Kris Morningstar's California brasserie, Terrine, on Beverly Blvd.. Mainly a dinner-serving restaurant, they also serve brunch Friday-Sunday, in the late morning. I thought it would be the perfect place for Sis and I to take Mom for a Mother's Day girls' brunch. And of course, "girls' brunch" means Miss Mila is in our crew too! She'll probably write her own piece for her toddler blog. 

I love all of this - brick walls, bentwood chairs, booths and mirrors. It reminds me of a restaurant in Paris where I had my 30th birthday dinner.

Gorgeous French-style bar.

Cozy lounge spot, perfect for cocktails, out on the pretty patio.

Really nice vibe out here.

Time to get down to business and order from this great brasserie menu.

First up: Charcuteries plate and really good bread!

Four delicious craft cocktails: Paloma, French 75, Terrine Mauresque and Gordon's Cup. I might need to call an Uber after this party. Who knew Mom was so wild!

Avocado toast. Enough said. 

Super delicious spread! Clockwise from top left: Fish and Chips, Brisket Hash, Butter Lettuce Salad, Avocado Toast, Fried Chicken and Grits.

The fried chicken and grits was everyone's favorite dish of the day. Two thumbs up!!

Happy Mother's Day! Love you, Mom!! xx


Just yesterday my super adorable gal pal Ellen (apron designer to the stars!) took me to lunch at Silverlake's new Taiwanese-Chinese institution, PINE & CRANE. It was just as delicious (and pretty) as all of the rave reviews said it was.

I love the sleek black and wood decor. The concrete floors and walls added a super cool and modern feel, while the wooden ceilings warmed things up.

Great lighting everywhere! Upon arrival, you order at the counter. Then a waiter will help you find a table. If you plan to go for lunch, I suggest arriving right at noon (or even a few minutes before). The lunch rush got pretty intense very quickly! ALSO NOTE: They are closed on Tuesdays.

You can peruse shelves lined with beautiful tabletop items while waiting in line to order.

Loving this gilded pendant.

Spicy Shrimp Wontons (beyond delish!!) and Minced Pork on Rice. Love their stainless steel chopsticks. Great touch.

Pork Buns and Beef Noodle Soup

Three Cup Mushroom and Pea Shoots Rounded out the meal. (Photo cred: Ellen Bennett)

Loved it!!


Pine & Crane is located at:

1521 Griffith Park Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90026

*NOTE: They are closed on Tuesdays