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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fall Baking with Jonny & Jenny

I'm sorry for the unexplained absence.

My bestie Jonny came to visit, so I sort of put my life on hold for a few days and had fun.

It was a lovely weekend. On Saturday night, we met up with Jonny's friend, Greg, who was visiting from NYC. We went to an art show, dined at a fancy restaurant, and then headed over to my favorite lounge to listen to live jazz music and sip cocktails.



On Monday, Jonny and I had a lazy day.

We made pumpkin pie and pumpkin challah.

Well, Jonny baked everything while I sat by and chain-drank grapefruit raspberry cocktails, let's be real.









If you're fascinated by pumpkin challah, here is a recipe.

I hope everyone is having a cozy week!

52 comments:

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Bonjour Jennifer. Well, I have to ask: Is there anything Johnny can't do??? You are one lucky girl to have found such a friend. Glad you had a fun weekend. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

StarletStarlet said...

Pumpkin pie sounds great now, with a dash of whip cream on top and a coffee. I can have that for my lunch, to think of it..

I still think it's weird how we suddenly fell into fall already (all these pumpkin and butternut squash are starting to grow like crazy in my garden) - while I don't think I've truly enjoyed the summer sun!

You shouldn't feel sorry about being absence, especially when you had a great quality time with your best friend. That's the best kind!

A BRIT GREEK said...

Well hey there shiny locks! Bloody Nora, is there anything this guy can't do? Mr. Multi-tasking talent!

Hope you enjoyed pie, send me a slice sugar!
x.o.x.o

Shannon said...

what kind of booze goes in a grapefruit raspberry cocktail? i kind of need to know this.

Mouthwash said...

I loved this:

"Well, Jonny baked everything while I sat by and chain-drank grapefruit raspberry cocktails, let's be real."

AHAHHAHA made my day.

I love this post, these photos, and that yummy-ness happening over there.

lapetiteblonde said...

ummm..so delicious!!
kisses=)

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Tamara Nicole said...

Glad you guys had fun, as always!!!

Meri said...

Even if you didn't do as much of the baking work, I'm sure your presence was very important in the crafting of those goods! The challah is beautiful!

The Rule of Mr Kane said...

Love meeting up with my friends!
thats great you had some fun!!!

Kisses
JK
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Gayatri said...

Everything looks and sounds so delicious. I want some. Now :)

Gayatri

Vix said...

What handsome guys and your hair, wow! Loving the sound of that pumpkin dish (and the cocktails!). x

Sarah said...

It looks like you had a lovely time :)
x

debbiecutieface said...

oooh challah!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Homemade pumpkin challah? I'd love some of that. Jonny's a keeper. Glad you had a great weekend.
xoRobyn

Kavery said...

He's perfect. Why isn't he taken already ?

Mimi said...

that sounds like a fantastic weekend! and i am definitely interested in pumpkin challah -- i will check out that recipe. :)

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Angela of "Grahangela" said...

Looks like you had a great time! Pumpkin pie is my absolute FAVORITE!

~ Angela
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Rachel {Da Paura ♥} said...

Wow, sounds like such a fun time and what a great friend Johnny is! Cocktails and having someone cook for you?? A dream! :)

xo
Rachel

Josie said...

Oh, I'm so glad that you two got to spend some time together! And seriously, how yummy do those baked goods look?
xo Josie
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Marie said...

Oh wow, those look delicious and good to know you had fun with your best friend.:D

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David L Macaulay said...

smashing pumpkins and all that...

Bonnie said...

I want to party with you and Johnny. I think that would be a good time.

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Mary and Dyer said...

That looks so delish & you are so gorgeous! You seriously have the best hair ever! xox

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Bree said...

Sounds like you had a rocking time with the boys. :]

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indianmakeupways said...

great pics and nice to know that u r having such a fun time with friends. reminds me of my friends who are not near me anymore :(

Sherin said...

Sounds like a perfect few days. The pumpkin pie looks delicious!! Can I befriend Jonny as well?

Pratishtha Durga said...

Just repeating what "French Girl" asked. Is there anything Johnny can't do? Does he have an elder brother who might be looking for a girlfriend? Just kidding! looks like a great day spent with your best pal.

Take care.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Gah! Fall baking is my favorite - now I'm hungry! :)

Miksu said...

It's been forever since the last time I baked something!!!!

xx
absofuckinglutely

Courtney Erin said...

That all looks so yummy! So glad that you enjoyed yourself as well.

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Haute World said...

Looks like you had a great time! All those pumpkin pastries look fab by the way. I'd be the one sipping coctails and watching too... smart move ;-)

Couture Carrie said...

Fun and yummy, darling!
Love that first pic!

xoxox,
CC

P.S. So exciting about your vintage sweater :)

Silver Strands said...

sounds like a great time - there's nothing like spending time with a best friend!

The life after said...

Nice pics! It seems you had a lot of fun!

Penny Lane said...

you have the kind of nights I want; art, dining out, jazz and alcohol.

Awesome!

Leia said...

I wish I could come hang out with you! Those pumpkin treats look delish!

Leia

My 2 Pesos said...

I'm hungry now. :D

Ancia said...

Thank you for your comment :)
Sounds like a great weekend and this pie looks delicious!
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Sheela said...

looks delicious! my mother is german and my father is from india, what bout you? Thx for your comment same to you:) if u want we can follow each other:)

hope to hear from u soon

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Le Salt Lake said...

Why is pumpkin always so delicious!? This looks like fun.
-Julia
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Kristin said...

I am indeed fascinated...That looks delish! Yay for bestie bonding!

Ka$h! said...

awww yum, pumkin pie!!! it's such a fall thing, too cute! i want some now, really badly ! :)
it's always amazing when besties come to visit! :)

XOXO Kasia
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Bones said...

looks tasty :)

Natalie said...

Omg looks soo good! & don't worry I'd prob def be the one sitting back drinking the cocktails too ;P haha!

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laura said...

thanks for the link for the challah. oh man. that just sounds (and looks) super delicious!
♥ laura

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Fash Boulevard said...

holy yum. this looks so tasty. super glad i found your blog. adore it already. i'm following. I'd love if you'd check out of my latest Lauren Conrad inspired outfit post. I took the pictures in front of her old house on the Hills. So pretty. Love to hear what you think.Thanks love. xoxo

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Chyrel Gomez said...

Don't fret. Enjoy your offline time with your friends other than the ones online. :)

Nastassja (My Eye) said...

lovely food! Looks like a fun weekend!

Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

How fun I swear girl you have the most amazing and caring friends. This looks and sounds like such an amazing time! Thx for sharing.


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azu said...

You're such a hottie, Jennifer! You need to post more pics of you lol.

Jonny looks like such a great, fun friend. And that pie looks delicious :D


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StyleIDnet said...

Wow, everything looks delish! he sounds like a great friend.... and cooks yummy plates.
PS: your hair looks great.

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Damsels said...

ive never tasted challah before .i wonder where i can get that im sure theres a place in nyc.
i havent even really tasted too much of pumpkin except once when i had a really good pumpkin soup. that looks so delicious