The first is Forever 21. I honestly don't know where my life would be without this store. I will admit it takes some skills to come out of this mega-shop with good finds (which, not to brag, but I think I have these) and when you do it's like winning the lottery. The clothes, shoes, accessories, and nail polish I get the most compliments on hands down are from this store. Well maybe that's because most of my closet is made up of items from Forever 21. If you ever want help shopping here, tell me!! I love taking people to my favorite store :)
Little Big Burger. This restaurant has turned my burger world upside down. Obviously In-N-Out will always hold a very high spot on the burger charts and a special place in my heart, but LBB has made my separation from In-N-Out bearable. I crave these delicious little burgers constantly and love seeing the success this new business has had (they are two blocks away from me and I was there on opening day so I like to think I play an integral role in their business). Make sure you try the homemade ketchup when you go. It's bomb.com.
|From Portland Monthly Mag|
Apple. I will never own a computer that is not an Apple. And I will probably talk you into why you need one and every other product they make as well (unless you're some weird computer nerd that needs the fancy programming and gaming capabilities). In college I lived with four other girls my last two years and when we started I was the only one with a Mac. By the end of the two years, 4 out of the 5 of us had them. I'll take credit for that conversion rate also.
I'm not exactly known for my culinary skills (yet), but there is one secret weapon I have that has made my average dishes true crowd favorites. I believe I have heard more than once that I make the Best Scrambled Eggs ever. I would love to humbly accept that award all for myself, but the truth is that they couldn't taste the way they did without Jane's Krazy Mixed-Up Salt (best known as Jane's Krazy). My lovely mother introduced this to me when I was in high school and I have been hooked ever since. I actually had her ship me a bottle when I was studying abroad in Rome and mine ran out (yes I did pack my own seasoning while traveling). I use it on everything, buy it as gifts for people, and make sure I have back up long before mine is due to run out. So that is my brilliant cooking tip for you today.