90’s Vibe

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I love baggy clothes.  I know they may not be the most flattering, but they are by far the most comfortable.  They remind me of the 90’s when everyone rocked the baggy jean look.  When I was in Vermont last week it was quite chilly and perfect temperatures for chunky sweaters.  I maybe get to wear things like this in LA once in a blue moon when the temperature drops or if I journey off to the mountains.  So the opportunity to wear fall/winter clothes is quite fun for a day or two.  Btw, I should have worn a jacket this day, it was windy as fuck and I froze my butt off.

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Sweater: Urban Outfitters

Jeans: Levi’s

Boots: Rocket Dog

Location: Burlington, Vermont

Grey Day

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I found myself wondering the other day: people who live where’s it’s cold…WHY DO YOU LIVE WHERE IT’S COLD!?!  I ask because I am such a wuss when it comes to the blistery, cold weather and so I’m curious how other people deal with it.  After living in California for the last 18 years, my blood is so thin and when the temperature drops below 60, I’m dying.  Ok, maybe that’s being a little dramatic.  I can kinda handle the 50’s but below that I’m a whiney bitch.

I’ve been in Vermont for a few weeks.  My boyfriend grew up here and his family is still here so we come back often to visit.  It’s so gorgeous here this time of year.  You get to see all the leaves changing and can snuggle by the fire.  That’s the stuff I really enjoy.  We take lots of long drives and we passed by this covered bridge and I made Adam pull over so we could take some photo.  I froze my butt off but it was worth it 🙂

Dress and Scarf:  Marshall’s

Boots: Rocket Dog

Location: Ferrisburg, Vermont

Pingala

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Since this is my first review of anything related to food, let me state for the record that I am not a foodie.  I could eat the same thing every day for the rest of my life and be totally happy, but that would make for a horrible blog.  In addition to being vegan, I’m also gluten-free (not by choice, I have Celiacs Disease).  But I’m starting to cook and branch out more so this is going to be fun for all of us.

The last time I was in Burlington, VT I went to Pingala for lunch and it was amazing so as soon as I got to town, I knew I had to go back.  It’s located in The Chace Mill which is this great old, brick building.  Actually…I have no idea if it’s old.  I just said that because it seems like an old building. front

 The entire cafe is vegan and a large portion of it is gluten-free which is awesome.  The menu is pretty extensive and it’s all local and organic!!! 🙂 menuI wanted to order everything but we decided on Spring Rolls (Vermicelli noodles, fresh spinach, sesame seeds, and pickled vegetables) to start and then my boyfriend, Adam, got the Karma Burger (veggie burger with mixed greens, roasted tomato, red onion, cheese crisp & creamy chipotle aioli on toasted GF millet bread) and I got the California Club (roasted dijon tofu, kale pesto, grilled tomato, red onion, avocado, eggplant bacon, and mixed greens on GF millet bread).

foodThe spring rolls were so good!  They came with this Thai peanut dipping sauce which was delicious.  I want to say that my club was also so good but to be honest, I thought it was meh.  To start things off, when the club came out it had mayo on it.  No where on the menu did it list that there was mayo on the sandwich.  *Here might be a good time to let you know that I DESPISE mayonnaise.  Like, HATE is not a strong enough word to describe how I feel about it, but I digress.  The tofu was supposed to be dijon but it tasted plain to me.  I’m pretty sure they forgot the kale pesto and the millet bread leaves something to be desired.  However, the eggplant bacon on the club was BOMB!  I gotta learn how to make that shit.  And the homemade vinaigrette dressing on the salad was also great.  Adam enjoyed his Karma burger.  I didn’t try it because it had aioli on it.

The desserts looked scrumptious but I was pretty full so I didn’t end up ordering any.dessertThis experience at Pingala was mixed but I feel like I need to give it one more go round to really decide how I feel about since the first time I was there was so epic.  For more info on the restaurant you can go to http://www.pingalacafe.com.

Lastly, here is a photo of me eating.  Don’t ask me what I’m doing with my fingers and please excuse my nails.  bite