when i was in LA the other week one of my favorite afternoons was spent cruising up and down abbott kinney boulevard in venice. i finally got to see one of my favorite shops, tortoise, in person and i picked up these painfully cute tenugui tea towels. the owners said many people use them as napkins (but cutting them and letting the edges naturally fray a tiny bit) but i’m going to keep them as normal dish towels. tortoise carries a huge (seasonal) collection of them right here for only $12 each. if you’re looking for something colorful to brighten up your kitchen i highly suggest them.
[ps: sorry for the site outage a minute ago- something's up with our server again. i feel like jerry seinfeld with newman, except that i'm always shouting "mediatemple!" angrily]
another thing i loved in la? tiny sampler tacos from loteria in the farmer’s market in LA. tanya aguiñiga took me around for the best city tour (thank you, tanya!) and took me for the best mexican food i’ve had to date. how can you not love tiny tacos? (made fresh in front of you!)