Friday, October 04, 2013

on my wishlist

Musings of a Muse posted up Benefit Cosmetic's holiday sets recently, and this caught my eye:

It's a set of bestsellers from Benefit! It's $36 and available at Sephora, Benefit, and other department stores. I think this would be a great gift for people who haven't tried Benefit before, and even for Benefit lovers like me, because they would be great for travel!

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

fall cravings: pumpkin

Not that it feels like fall yet in sunny Southern California, but with Halloween coming up, I've been seeing orange everywhere. Pumpkin spice lattes are popping up in all the coffee shops, pumpkin spice candles in the naturally, I've been dreaming of pumpkin pie. Last year, while I was still in Japan, I tried to make pumpkin pie myself, but...that was a disaster. Pumpkin puree doesn't exist in Japan...they have this squash called kabocha, or Japanese pumpkin, and although it is delicious, it's just not the same.

This is really old, but Smitten Kitchen never fails, so here's a link to her silky smooth pumpkin pie recipe. Love!