i think the perpetual sunshine here in southern california has marred our already balmy brains.
last week, we had a slight change in weather, known to the rest of the country as this thing called “winter,” and us angelenos responded with a chicken-little like panic, waving our mittened hands in the air, yelping out “it’s in the 60’s! it’s in the 60’s! it’s in the 60’s.”
i heard fema had to come in with disaster relief; mainly in the form of cashmere pashminas, ugg boots, and caramel salted lattés.
meanwhile this weekend, in utah, where i was playing my most mannerly “bosses wife” part, it was a toasty 13 degrees.
camel coats and long-johns were de rigueur.
and i was faced with the hard, cold truth, that as much as i love my riding boots, they’re not snow boots;
nor are they really for riding either….
pomegranate bellinis coaxed out the merry in my frost-bitten, bah-humbug soul.
and we of course made a stop to atticus’ book shop in park city; my only must-see of the granite state.
old, new, and rare, atticus stocks books that get you to linger for hours.
and they’re vast and creative espresso bar, think red velvet lattés + cookies and cream mochas, also lends to dawdling amongst shelves lined with limited edition david foster wallace and vintage cooking books.
i spent more time in the tub than i did exploring our funky hotel.
this was the only spot where i wasn’t freezing my woolen socks off; in fact i tried to get hunkiest’s christmas party moved to our bathroom so i could stay warm and still participate in the merriment, but he wasn’t having it.
why so fancy you ask?
some people dress up for parties, some dress up for the theater, i dress up for cheese plates.
this showpiece of stinky, artisanal happiness rocked my salt lake city world!
pago, a farm-to fresh, local+ sustainable sourced restaurant, located in a dreamy, early 20th century, brick building, delivered a rapturous, hands up in the air-inducing cheese plate. with one yummy combo bite of beehive’s salty promontory, a smidge of fresh blackberry jam, and topped with their homemade walnut/mustard sweet compote, i was ready to myself to the nearest mormon temple for utah conversion.
and as much as i complained about utah’s arctic weather, this 80 degree-plus hoo-haa we’ve got going on right now in southern california is a bit ridiculous…much like us californians…