Yolk is an independent design store in Los Angeles' Silverlake neighborhood with a beautiful collection of home decor, accessories, gifts, toys and kids' fashion.

The owner, CY, is lovely and has such great taste.

I'm crazy for these wooden toys from Japanese company, Kiko. And they had just gotten a big shipment of Janod the day we were there, so we scored a Picnic Hamper and Safari Story Box.

They always have some great Mini Rodini pieces on hand.

Yolk is open 7 days a week and located at 1626 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026.


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