A few things...

Audrey Kawasaki-  You will forever be a favorite obsession

Audrey Kawasaki-  You will forever be a favorite obsession

If you are new to Things We Heart, welcome!  If not, then you already know a little bit about our newest column, A Few Things.  

A few things is a look inside our brains, hearts and spirits to see what we are loving at this moment.  Things we are obsessing over, pining for, dreaming about or just something that sends our spirits soaring.  

In this weeks edition of AFT we are all over the place from our bellies to fashion to decor.   But the funny thing is we must be dreaming of the crisp air of fall to hit us because our picks are all about inviting warmth.

Miyoko's Creamery.  The diamond standard for all non-dairy cheeses.

Miyoko's Creamery.  The diamond standard for all non-dairy cheeses.

Whether you eat non-dairy cheese because you are vegan, want to save the planet, allergic to animal dairy or just like the way non dairy tastes and feels you will kiss us again and again after trying Miyoko's Creamery cheeses.  You will never have a more decadent, creamy, obsession worthy, taste explosion than her plant based cheeses.   They are all hand made with love, compassion and culinary art.   

We have given her cheese to anti-vegan friends/family and they were LITERALLY licking the wrapping after the cheese was devoured.  

Her message is save the world one person at a time through compassion and better food choices.   She became a chef after her mom forced her to make her own food as a teenager and fell in love with the idea of plant based food.   You will never miss the richness, texture and flavor of dairy cheese ever again!

Her Winter French Style Truffle is stuff dreams are made of.

Her Winter French Style Truffle is stuff dreams are made of.

They ship all over and select retailers carry her products.  When we can't wait for our shipment we make a (very short) pilgramage to our favorite boutique grocery store, Organix LA

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Once upon a time (a few weeks ago) a certain jinxy and myself came across the most gorgeous Milliner, Gladys Tamez.  We both tagged each other in posts we found about her amazing Zodiac Hats.   We had never seen anything like them.  Beautifully created, delicately detailed but more stylish than imaginable. 

Her instagram will make you go into virtual debt!  The Zodiac Collection.

Her instagram will make you go into virtual debt!  The Zodiac Collection.

Gladys became obsessed with being a milliner when she visited a 4th generation milliner in Spain.  She fell in love with the craftsman ship and delicate designs.   Her own work embodies that of the past generations of hat makers.  Each is hand made to order with love and care.  Dear Santa....

 

We have pinned this gorgeous yet inviting room over and over again.   

We have pinned this gorgeous yet inviting room over and over again.   

The designs worth a thousand pins.  There is no doubt you have pinned or seen these images again and again on the web.  They are that of the incredible designer, Tamara Kaye-Honey.  

The gorgeous store front of HoH before it was cool to do all black.

The gorgeous store front of HoH before it was cool to do all black.

We discovered Honey not after our 104th pin of her rooms but after driving by the coolest store in the most random place called House of Honey.  We got honks from drivers behind us because we couldn't take our eyes off of the amazing all black store with white life-size (faux) sheep in the windows.  

Hello dream space!   You are being pinned right now!

Hello dream space!   You are being pinned right now!

Honey got her degree in fashion and merchandising at FIT and quickly became a clothing buyer for Bergdorff's.  You can see her love of fashion in her work.  It is tailored and edited at the same time as being eclectic and opulent.  Never sparse but totally modern and timeless at the same time.  Yup that is possible.  She never follows the trends but instead seeks to create spaces that stand the test of time.     Her retail stores are just as gorgeous as her designs.  

 

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A Few Things.  This is everything.  No words can describe the way it feels to have your kids watch their parents do what they do best.  This moment will last forever.  

A Few Things.  This is everything.  No words can describe the way it feels to have your kids watch their parents do what they do best.  This moment will last forever.