New Year; New You…a sentiment explored by practically every media outlet every January. Typically revolving around nutrition and fitness (not my favorite subject), it seems everyone looks to wipe the slate clean (so to speak) and start again with fresh eyes, a renewed spirit and greater sense of being. After taking a much needed break from writing about my life to just being and living my life, I realized that living in a pressure cooker can really take away from the enjoyment that comes from stepping outside the rat race every now and then and actually doing some of the things that spark your soul. I spent much of last year worrying about not finding inspiration. This year, my resolution is to relax and let the inspiration find me. When it does, you’ll be the first to know.
A toast to a few of my recent inspirations—they may not be new or outside the box, but they have put a smile on my face. What more could you ask for?
Restaurant I’m Loving: Moles La Tia in East Los Angeles for the most succulent Mole, homemade salsa, corn tortillas and invigorating Aguas Frescas you’ll ever have the pleasure of putting in your mouth.
Book I’m Reading: A Year in Provence, one of those books I’ve always wanted to read has finally made its way to my nightstand. I look forward to basking in the Provençal sun every time I turn the page.
Trip I’m Planning: After a chance viewing of Anthony Bourdain’s Guide to Spain, we knew we had a culinary adventure in our hopefully not-so-distant future. Italy, Ireland & Scotland are still in the running, so stay tuned to see what makes the cut.
Project I’m Finally Accomplishing: Organizing all my family photos into gorgeous books on Blurb. These are not just digital albums, but works of art that can be passed down through the generations. In addition to travel books, you can make cookbooks, wedding books, fine art books…the possibilities are endless.
What are your hopes and dreams for 2010? Escape often. Eat well. Live exceptionally. It doesn’t count if you are only doing it vicariously.
Moles La Tia. 4619 East Ceasar Chavez Avenue. Los Angles, CA. 323.263.7842