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A Day in the Food Life: Sandra Sanchez of


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What does a hip, hot eco-blogger eat when she spends a day working from home? Today we are pleased to feature the food diary of our friend Sandra Sanchez, founder/editor-in-chief of A vegetarian since birth, Sandra keeps her her daily food choices ecologically responsible by abstaining from meat and eating mostly organic foods. Make sure you subscribe to Orglamic for daily updates on sustainable luxury living.

A Day In The Food Life – Sandra Sanchez of

7:45am Coconut Cream Pie Lara Bar

I am completely obsessed with these.  I love that they are made of such pure, vegan ingredients and add a perfect punch of protein and fiber, which is generally what I look for when picking out energy bars.  Also, I know that eating nuts is super healthy, but I don’t really like eating them plain so this is a good way to get them into my diet.

Water in Vapur Anti-Bottle

I love this reusable, portable water bottle (or anti-bottle, shall I say.)  It is super lightweight and fits easily in my purse so I can carry it with me throughout the day.  I pretty much only drink water, unless I am socializing with friends in which case I drink wine or vodka sodas.  I also love a good fresh-squeezed fruit juice and tend to get that when I am out to breakfast or brunch.

9:45am Beverly Hills Juice Club Banana Manna Shake: Apple Lemon Double Ginger w organic banana and almonds.

I love love love this place and totally think it is worth the price!  Sometimes I’ll try to do a 3-day juice fast so I’ll get all my juices from here.  Most of the time I just swing by for a protein-filled pick-me-up smoothie.  I just moved across town though, so I am going to check out Pressed  Juicery, which is just down the street from me, and hope that it is as good.

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12:45pm 2 mini 100 Grand chocolate bars

Yes, despite my best intentions to eat healthfully, I have a perpetual, insatiable sweet tooth and will literally pull into gas stations and 7-11’s for a fix.  I know, it is tres tacky, but I can’t help myself, nor do I want to.

2:00pm vine ripened tomato, fresh mozzarella, olive oil, dried oregano, French bread and 2 dates

I went to the Brentwood Farmer’s Market this weekend and picked up some goodies, so I am trying to eat more at home this week.  More often than not, I am out to lunch (either business or with friends.)  As for the dates, I always have to end my meals with something sweet, so these were my attempt at being healthy.

3:45pm 6 avocado rolls and 2 dates

Okay, so maybe I didn’t make my sandwich big enough, or maybe it is bc I am working from home just a stones throw away from the kitchen, but I am inspired to have another mini-meal.  The avocado rolls are from Whole Foods.  Simple and yummy.

5:00pm ½ fresh mozzarella ball

Now I swear I am just eating because I know that I have to write it all down.  It is almost like when I tried to diet and only ended up eating more than usual bc I was thinking about food the whole time.  Nevertheless, the mozzarella is mouthwatering.

6:10pm about 15 Snapea Crisps

More snacking…

6:45pm 2 mini 100 Grand chocolate bars

Must really build a wall between my office and kitchen…

9:45pm spinach and tomato sautéed in olive oil and pepper and a bowl of Pacific Natural Foods Curried Red Lentil soup

Again, I usually go out to dinner with my boyfriend or friends, so this is quite uncharacteristic.  I am trying to use the fresh spinach and tomatoes from the market and they turn out great when paired with a hearty bean soup.  This reminds me of the kind of European-style dinners I had as a child, and I often tend to eat that way…just throwing together a small salad, soup, cheese and bread.  And of course, dessert!

The Weekend Dish


By Sarah Lagrotteria

Friends, what do you have planned for this beautiful weekend?

Lydia and Drew are hitting the courts for her grandmother’s annual family tennis tournament.  Angus and I will be toasting our friends’ upcoming wedding  with dinner in the garden at Gjelina.

Here are some great posts-new and old–for your reading pleasure…

The Sartorialist misses Gourmet as well

A collection of pretty décor ideas for fête-ing al fresco

We’ve celebrated French-themed and vintage-themed bridal showers.  This lingerie theme, courtesy of Mochatini, makes gorgeous inspiration for the next!

Springy speckles plates from Anthropologie — blooming freshness for your table

The top 5 OrGLAMic kitchen items, courtesy of Sandra

Sunday Styles is featuring one of our favorite companies– Deck Towel–this weekend!


P.S.  Do you tweet?  We’ve only just begun. Follow us for more recipes and entertaining tips!

French Themed Bridal Shower


by Lydia Ellison

A few weeks ago I co-hosted a bridal shower for a dear friend along with her sister Nicole. We were fortunate to hold the shower at Kiki de Montparnasse, a fantastic Los Angeles party location. Take a walk through the event and see for yourself…

guest book

Guests were greeted by a trio of mirrors and a polaroid guests book

Kiki courtyard

they entered the courtyard strung with French cafe lights

drink tubs

helped themselves to a drink of lemonade, rose wine or champagne

bellini bar

added peach puree and St. Germain liqueur to their champagne cocktails

kiki food table

nibbled on a simple spread of French inspired sweet and savory platters

crudite with tapenade

crudite with olive tapenade

french macaroons

French macarons from Paulette in assorted flavors and colors

gruyere cheese straws

and gruyere cheese straws. Rustic chic purple flowers by Sandra!

kiki tub

The mood of the party was set by Kiki’s romantic and whimsical decor outside in the courtyard

kiki store

and inside the shop.

gold hand cuffs