When SoCal meets NorCal, Sqirl Dinner at Camino with Jessica Koslow
The famous LA-based chef Jessica Koslow, whose culinary journey started by making delicious jam, and has grown into Sqirl, one of LA’s favorite breakfast & lunch spots is releasing her first book on Oct 4th. We are sure “Everything I Want to Eat: Sqirl and the New California Cooking” will be everything WE want to eat. We have already pre-ordered our copy, have you? To celebrate the release, another celebrated California chef, Russell Moore of Camino in Oakland, will be cooking a family-style feast, inspired by Jessica’s book, in restaurant’s famous fireplace. The event is part of Camino Collective – a series of dinners hosted in collaboration with well-known food writers and accomplished cookbook authors. On Oct 6th you can experience the fusion between these two innovative chefs who are shaping the California cuisine movement. The event kicks off at 6 pm with snacks, drinks, and book signing, followed by the dinner. We can only imagine how delicious this evening will be.
Here are the details:
When: Thursday, October 6th from 6 PM to 10 PM. Dinner served at 7 PM.
Where: Camino (3917 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610)
Details: Drinks, snacks, and book signing begin at 6 PM; Dinner starts at 7 PM. Copies of Everything I Want to Eat: Sqirl and the New California Cooking will be available for purchase.
Tickets: $100 (including drinks and gratuity). To purchase, please see here.
The Light Lab
When incredibly design savvy minds come together, things like The Light Lab happen.
The lovely author, stylist, and blogger Anne Sage, together with her friends and photography duo Caroline and Jayden Lee of Woodnote Photography wanted a studio space to work and create, host events & workshops, and build a community of creatives. So they rented a run-down warehouse in LA neighborhood of Atwater Village, teamed up with the amazingly talented interior designer, Sarah Sherman Samuel, and The Light Lab was born. Ok not immediately, it took the team six months of renovations and decorations, but the result is more than eye pleasing. Bright, white-painted brick walls with splashes of color everywhere, custom-designed wallpapers, (how crazy cool is this pink bathroom? ), organic textiles, and midcentury-tinted furniture are the trademarks of this gorgeous space. The Light Lab will start hosting event and workshops soon, but luckily, it will we also available for rent. To find out more about the Light Lab, click here and for more pictures click here and here. ★ lightlabla.com
*Image via Sarah Sherman Samuel
Cuvaison Wines + Andy Warhol
Ask a superstar artist for his opinion, and you will undoubtedly get it. So happened in early 80’s, when Alexander Schmidheiny, a Swiss businessman, had Andy Warhol over for dinner. Schmidheiny, who two years before had bought Napa Valley’s Cuvaison Winery, proudly presented his new wines to his guests. Interested in Warhol’s thoughts, Schmidheiny just got a “What a lousy label!” After glass or two, Warhol accepted the challenge to design new labels for Cuvaison. He created 50+ labels, which unfortunately got forgotten, until now. Starting this year, Curvasion is releasing the first series of three. The limited edition features a 2014 chardonnay from Carneros Winery and a red bordeaux blend from
Brandlin Vineyard, with original artwork by Andy Warhol, all nicely packaged in a collector’s box, at the cost of $250. ★ cuvaison.com, 1221 Duhig Rd, Napa, CA, (707) 942-2455
Good for you skin care can also be good for your wallet. Cocokind, the San Francisco-based company is creating a new wave of honest beauty products, using only natural, organic ingredients, to help you feel great in your skin, while not breaking the bank and even supporting non-profits. We at California Weekend are huge fans of the organic chia facial oil – few drops before bedtime and we wake up with glowing skin. And their all-purpose salve belongs in every bag. You can get their products online or check out stockist near you. ★cocokind.com
*Top image by Jeff Mindell.