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Culinary Craving's : The Cat and The Custard Cup

Ever find yourself eating out at the same places? Bored and ready for something different? I know I do, all the time. For some reason though I'm scared to venture out and try something new. But today I was summoned by myself to get out and go somewhere different than Olive Garden or Panera Bread. Today I was in Whittier/La Habra just driving along and I saw a sign for a restruant " The Cat and The Custard Cup" and instantly knew I had heard of this place before. I quickly did a "legal" U-turn asap. I parked in the lot and walked right up and fell in love. First of all I was intrigued because of the whole "cat" concept, secondly there is a nicely set up courtyard, third the buildings architecture fourth the decor inside was really warm and rustic, and fifth I saw food on the menu I can afford to savor. Butternut squash pumpkin ravioli French onion soup banana coconut creme pie a glass of wine and an Autumn Maple from the bruery WOW Definitely going to take a …
Happy Thanksgiving from Me and Momo(my black cat). A big thank you to all of my followers, readers and even people who have accidentally stumbled up Deco Aurora. I began blogging a few years ago to document interior design inspirations, but over time it has changed into a lifestyle blog. I love sharing with you all the fun places in Socal and great products and stores. Blogging has opened up a world a whole new world for me. It has been a way for me to communicate with people all across the world and see how life is like in other countries.
Thank you to all of the bloggers who have inspired me to share my life and passions with others alike.

Celebrity Engagement Rings and their Knock-offs

Tis the season for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Celebrity Engagements!
Seems like every other day a couple in the celebrity sphere is either getting engaged, married, separated and or divorced. Is marriage just becoming a publicity stunt now? Whatever happened to to Al Green's anthem "whether time's or good or bad, happy or sad.Let's stay together" ???
Just the other day I did one of my favorite creeper things, listening in on someones conversation. The topic was marriage...and how can you base a 3 year relationship on a lifetime together? I don't know. Do you know? I was talking to one of my friends about how our parents sleep in other rooms, and I'm coming to realize that maybe this is a normal thing? I heard that Katie Holmes has a whole wing of the house just for her, and her clothes. Haha. I wouldn't mind having my own room. Especially since I'm so used to it. I grew up with just one other sibling, who is always gone so I kin…

4 women one Jcrew inspired look

I noticed a few days ago that Dina from My Superfluities posted about her outfits inspired by old Jcrew catalogs, before they went wacko. Then I saw that Slastena from About All and Nothing At All did her take on the same look. Then today while getting dressed I thought hmm I wanna try this look out too. So here we all are in the same look. Isnt it kinda funny? It's like adult uniforms. I felt soo preppy wearing this today. From left to right Jcrew model, Dina, Slastena and myself, Maggy.
What do you think did we get it right? BTW the only Jcrew item Im wearing is the tank and its form like 3 years ago possibly 4. Im looking forward to another look alike outfit. Makes getting dressed easy. And since I live in CA I feel like I stand out against all of the ugg boots, hoodies and yoga pants.

Cuban Collective

I figure if I cant go to Cuba I will just have to take my imagination there. Im looking for a new Cuban based book and have been thinking about "Dancing with Cuba". Featuring a woman who travels to Cuba to teach dancing, but later finds her calling as a journalist.
As far as movies go I came across "The Lost City" An artsy film about a privileged family and their life in Havana. Thriving night life, music, and love all taking place in the glamorous days of Cuba's past.

With Christmas right around the corner why not listen to latin Jazz tunes. I listened to this cd on amazon and its not bad. It's kinda jazzy lots of guitar. To top it all off I gotta go to Habana to have some plantain crusted chicken.

Coffee Break: Share The Holiday Spirit With Starbucks

All you Sbux fans are gonna love this :) At Starbucks, the holidays are all about sharing memories and stories with the people in our lives, drawing each other closer and sparking that connection of the holiday spirit.Spend time at home with friends reliving stories over a cup of Starbucks®Christmas Blend, or take a spirited afternoon jaunt with a colleague for a Caramel Brulée Latte, Peppermint Mocha, or Gingerbread Latte. Remembering to make connections with the people around us helps bring the holiday spirit to life.Now you can ignite the holiday spirit everywhere you go — whether you're on the slopes or at the rink, new Starbucks VIA® Ready Brew Christmas Blend will warm hands to match the spirit.From Nov. 18-21, 2-5 p.m., buy one holiday drink and get one free to share!

Final Feeling Cute In Fall

I have to admit I was having a bit of a style slump, wearing all black and or sweats when I wasn't even working out. I guess I have just been tired lately and the two options were easy. So when I started to feel like I was in a rut I just had to try something new. I went to Claremont last Friday and wore this cute shorts with tight combo. I have always liked the look but wasn't sure if I could pull it off. Well turns out I can and I felt like a new person and the funny thing is...everything I'm wearing in this outfit it at least a few yrs old. Looking forward to another fun outfit from old clothes.

Bubbly

When life gives you soap make bubbles.

Coffee Break: Jonathan Adler For Starbucks (RED)

I suggest getting this cute mug and gift card NOW! These items will sell out.
~Starbucks (RED) Coffee Mug designed by Jonathan Adler~

A portion of the proceeds will go to the (RED) foundation, and every time you use it it means one less paper cup is being thrown out. Cost $10.95

I caught a glimpse of this mug last night, so cute and here is a matching Starbucks Gift Card!

Both will be available on Tuesday November 16th 2010.

Gwen Stefani - Rad In Plaid

It's fall It's getting cold And darker earlier Time to break out the Plaid!
Over the years Gwen Stefani has worn a wide variety of plaid infused outfits. I picked out a few photos that really make plaid look rad. Maybe you will find some plaid-spiration!












All photos from Justnodoubt

Sheridan French Spring 2011

Spring cant come quick enough for me, not with all the bright, eclectic, candy colored pieces from Sheridan French's new line. Just when I was starting to get used to California' so called cold weather I'm beginning to think it's going to be a long winter. At least a girl can dream a.k.a. browse Sheridan's fun website and blog and count down the months, days, hours and seconds till March 20th also known as the first day of spring!
A few fav's from the Spring 2011 Collection 1.Isabel Tunic:Cabana 2. Petra Tunic: Cupcake 3.Anik Shorts: Brown Tribal
4.Yara Dress: Lemon Drop 5.Neve Dress:Bali Blue 6. Petra Tunic: I love you
Images Via Sheridan French

Natalie Portman Website Feature

My photo was featured yesterday on Natalie Portman . com for myBlack Swan halloween costume. Check it out here . So exciting to have been asked to be on their website. Thanks to Dazza of NP.com

Culinary Cravings: Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good

I have a special recipe that has captured my heart since I first heard it on the radio yesterday afternoon. I'm soo intrigued by it that I had to share it with everyone I know. I'm not much of a cook or cooking show person, however when I listen to KCRW's Good Food hosted by Evan Klieman she makes food seem so interesting. There is something more magical about listening to recipes on the radio, it really gets me wondering about what they're cooking and talking about. So the latest recipe that has caught my attention will most likely be made this weekend by my foodie bf. Without further ado I present to you the pumpkin stuffed with everything good!
It looks very similar to what I imagined it to be, and looking at it makes me very very hungry. Before reading through the recipe I invite you to listen to the short radio interview with the creator of the "Stuffed with everything Pumpkin, Dorie Greenspan. Dorie Greenspan is best known for her cookbooks on baking. Her…

OBJCT GALLERY

OBJCT Gallery 548 West First Street Claremont, CA 91711 Tues - Sat 11 - 6 Sun 12 - 5
DESIGN/PROCESS is an exhibition about the DNA of design and how inspiration travels the chain from mentor to protégé, from concept to execution. Featured are the objects/products of professional artists/designers who have mentored students in the design process displayed alongside the products of the next generation of young designers. This generational “passing of the torch” demonstrates that the flame of inspiration can spark new ideas and innovations in design that continually respond to the ever-changing currents of contemporary culture. Included in the exhibition are selected works by esteemed educators who represent a consortium of schools and prestigious art/design programs including Otis College of Art and Design, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Pilchuck Glass School, USC, UCLA, LMU (Loyola Marymount University), Cal Poly Pomona, and CSU San Bernardino. Central to this theme is the d…

Sparkle

90 degrees in November

This week in California temps will be in the mid 90s! Can you believe it? Its November people, not July! How ever will I manage? Well I actually like warm weather, so I will be keeping cool by looking at the new Trina Turk Spring collection. It has my favorite colors and vintage cuts that make me wish it was summer again.