April 1, 2015

April Fool's Fun

April Fool's Fun | Fashion Blogger Outtakes | Luci's Morsels
I'm not big on practical jokes, but I do believe in being light-hearted as often as possible. It's no secret that all the photos around here are meticulously planned, curated, and edited, but it's what happens between those shots that can tell the true stories. When we first started taking outfit photos for the blog, my guy was so focused on figuring out the photography situation that he didn't talk during the shoots. So here I was, supposed to look happy, calm, and collected, yet it felt like I was on a little remote island of despair - sort of! After a while, I improvised and started making funny faces between shots to loosen up and make us both laugh. When I started shooting with Karen, she quickly caught on to my act and now makes it a goal to snap as many photos as she can during those slightly ridiculous moments. So in lieu of a practical joke today, let's giggle at some of those silly moments of funny faces, over exaggerated movements, and contemplated debauchery that are now forever on record!

March 31, 2015

Key Lime Cookies

South Carolina Key Lime Cookies | Luci's Morsels :: LA Food Blog
I'm off for Chicago today and I'm so excited. You all have given me so many great recommendations for where to eat and what to do, I need to start planning three more trips and might need to move. I'm still in need of a few coffee places, however, so if you have any suggestions, please send them my way!

One of my favorite things about traveling is trying local foods. It can be hard to try the more basic local favorites, so you have to be on the lookout and not be afraid of asking around. Our trip to Charleston was a bit tough on the food front for me when it came to anything fried or garnished with bacon, but there was also no shortage of tasty dishes that I loved. All the shrimp and the local, farm-to-table cooking had me head over heels. One tasty surprise were key lime cookies. The ones we had were small and crunchy, which I loved. The slightly tart, crunchy morsel was a great afternoon, evening, and late night treat. 

March 30, 2015

Weekend Ritual

Weekend Ritual | Luci's Morsels :: LA Blogger
When my guy and I first moved in together, we were trying to save what few pennies we had - grad school is not where you go to make money! Instead of meals out, we opted to eat dinners in and go out for dessert. And every weekend, we indulged our love of coffee. Each week, we'd pick a cafe to visit - a new find or an old favorite. We'd order our coffees and morsels and enjoy the laid back atmosphere. When we moved to LA, coffee spots were the first thing we searched for because this tradition has become so ingrained in our routine. This inexpensive indulgence and the calming time together before we get on with our days is always so enjoyable and each week we look just as forward to it.