Wednesday, August 11, 2010

new hair and a trip to porto's bakery

new hairnew hair
la dama crystal bullet necklace, t by alexander wang striped top

Quick trip to LA, no time to do anything but see family, cut my hair (bleh), and attend the Real Madrid game which has been, by far, the highlight of my summer. I still can't believe I was right behind Iker Casillas, the best goalie in the world (even though my favorite Mexican player Chicharito scored against him today, har har har...) while also seeing so many of my favorite players in action. It was so surreal. Other than that, this weekend was uneventful. I usually make a point of swinging by Porto's on my way to my parent's from the Burbank Airport but this time I went right before my flight. I'd only been here for lunch once or twice (the rest of the time we just pick up pastries to go) but I had time to kill before my flight so hey, why not?

But before we get to the food, I'll state the obvious: YES, I cut my hair again. I'd been wanting to do it for a while (the last time I cut it this short was four years ago before college) and finally bit the bullet (lol necklace, get it). I really like it but my hair won't airdry well with this cut so I'm stuck styling it until it grows out a little. Oh well.

ham & cheese croissant
steak torta
medianoche

Mom had the ham & cheese croissant, my brother had the steak torta, and I had the medianoche which contained layers of ham & pork between buttered buns (oh dear) with mustard and pickles. See those plantain chips? I could eat those all day, every day. Also worth mentioning is their horchata smoothie which includes a bit of caramel drizzled on the bottom... so decadent. I remember 7-11 tried to come out with frozen horchatas but they weren't this delicious. I must try making that one day. Brenty and I made homemade horchata once (which was quickly spiked with rum) and it came out quite well.

steak torta
medianoche
horchata smoothie

150 comments:

eleanor said...

While I have no idea what you are talking about because I am not sporty at all, I'm so pleased for you! That sounds amazing!

Your haircut is GORGEOUS. And how good do those chips look? Mmmmmmmmm

X

YJ said...

The food looks DELICIOUS! And your hair is gorgeous =) Super shiny, and I've always been jealous of people whose bangs lay perfectly across their forehead like yours do =( My hair has a mind of its own!

Hiroko said...

I think you are the blogger with the best food entries, they make me envy your location of good places to eat! The plantain chips are what it's all about, they should offer them as an alternative to fries in places. I like the new hair cut :)

FASHION SNAG said...

Love your hair!


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X'tian Ou said...

i love love love your bangs! I was thinking about cutting my bangs like that too, now seeing how cute it looks on you, I am more determined :)

LaGiesbrecht said...

Your new haircut looks superb on you! You look very pretty with that hairstyle.

becka said...

your hair looks so good!

The Sheep in a Box said...

Wow! you look FANTASTIC!! and so does that sandwich of yours :P haha jks :)

Briana said...

Loveeee your haircut!

Emmy said...

You always look cute! I so wanted to see Mexico play bud I had to work today! Still, I'm proud sooo proud of them for not losing against the world champions!!!

pink horrorshow said...

lol, you look nothing like Dora the explorer!

Dude, that steak sandwich looks RIDICULOUS.

Kat said...

I love your haircut! I had short hair all throughout college and then finally decided to grow it out... but I'm totally wanting to cut it again after seeing yours!

Archives said...

ohh, delish! :)

fatwhoreface said...

Next time you go to portos, you need to get the mashed potato balls. I would stop being a vegetarian for those babies.

Dani said...

your hair is soo cute, it really suits you! :)

Kirsty.Billie said...

Oh my gosh everything looks so good!

xx Black Adder Fashion

Anne said...

You have some SERIOUSLY shiny hair. I love it! :)

style-haus said...

you look amazing with your new haircut! i know what you mean, i prefer wash and go cuts, some cuts involve more styling maintenance...

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Carissa said...

you look cute!! i read your tweet about your new hair and disagree :p don't worry, it always grow :D

Bella said...

your hair looks great! and I really shouldn't read your blog at night, I somehow end up hungry again!

Hannah said...

Shocking - but yes, your new haircut does look lovely. I find it takes time to find the right short haircut, it's not like long hair where it is only really... well.. long.

Everything looks delicious!! Make me feel like something with mustard...

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Ashley said...

I love your blog so much! It's a perfect mixture of food, personality, and fashion. And I love that the fashion is understated and comfortable but still wonderful and practical.

An instant fave and inspiration. :)

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Michelle Elaine said...

loving your hair dvrling! i wish i could pull it off :/ i look weird with short hair. maybe ill just cut some fobster bangs again!

KeepItFvncy,
M.E.

Almost Exactly said...

Love your hair! doesn't feel good to have a new hairstyle? i love Porto's too. I can't get enough of their guava and cheese rolls!


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alyssa said...

porto's is freaking delicious! will drive the 30 minute (with traffic) drive over there for their cheese rolls!

Mari said...

Chic and awesome as always! Though I am going to miss your longer bangs. and the food is mouth-watering.

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Catherine said...

Your new hair looks adorable! And ahh, all that food makes me so hungry, even though I just ate!

Jessica said...

your hair looks so lovely. i love it!

TristanEmma said...

Mmmmmmm! Looks like I need to take a trip to Porto's next time i'm in LA!! Loving the T by Wang!

xx

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Carolyn said...

horchata smoothie? sounds sooo delicious!!

bravegrrl said...

i love portos and you hair looks cute!

Diana said...

Ahh, so jealous! Casillas is a goalie god. I was in Spain for their last five world cup games, but I wasn't in town to catch them play in LA. My friends met the Real Madrid team because they were practicing on UCLA's soccer field.

Shelby said...

omg i am so hungry right now! you have made it worse for me!

monA.mie ♥ said...

You looks really good. :}
Love your smile. :)

Alexis Holden said...

That all looks delish!!!!! And your hair looks absolutely adorable!!!!!:)

dizzy_izzy said...

Oh, Portos I love you!!! Your hair looks great!

Fashion Intel said...

Portos is the bomb.com and I wish there was one in the SGV! I don't mind a little drive for delicious food though. I LOVE their empanandas and croquettes!

Mani said...

Ah, your blog always makes me so hungry... I want everything!

Deanna said...

hell yes porto's rocks! whenever i'm in burbank I try to go there and get a smoothie with pastries.
i love your new haircut. so modern and feminine.


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margarita ts said...

you are so cute with your new haircut!!!!

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cloudo3 said...

i love your hair! and the striped shirt really compliments it as well.

Carina Mancinone said...

The new haircut is cute and suits you.
My gosh food! Looks delish...especially the smoothie

Style_Pursuit said...

You look incredibly cute with the new haircut!
And I want one of those sandwiches, PLEASE!!!! ;o)

x

Lauren Ellingham said...

Your hair is adorable! Really suits you x

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eclectic raccoon said...

iker casillas!? o gosh you're so lucky! my fav player is gerard pique. did he play? lol.
btw, i love your new hair. sooo cute.

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berrieslovebeauty said...

your hair is so gorgeous, love it! yes, your blog always makes me hungry...yummies!

TOPCOAT said...

I always love coming to your blog bc I know there will be these amazing photos of good food.. yum.
Your hair looks gorgeous!!

xx
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Jess said...

I absolutely love your new haircut!
You look very pretty!

xx!

Jennifer - Stylish Clin d'Oeil said...

Sooo cute this new hairstyle: very lovely. It suits you very well and it highlights your face^^

Gela said...

aww, your new hair makes you look younger! of course, you still look adorable, as always. :3


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endimion said...

aw you should have gone to japantown beauty clinic here in sf! ageha has magic fingers.

Lucy said...

I love your hair!! It it sooo cute!!

More than Mode said...

Yummy!!!!
Your hair is lovely!! You look beautiful!
xoxo

Marta.

Caroline said...

Love your new hair do

MELISSA Z. said...

love your new har so much! Cool striped shirt too!
And that food seems delicious! yummy!

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lamia said...

You look so cute with your new hairstyle!!!! and that food looks yummy!!! oh god!! It's first day of Ramadan here in Morocco and I'm already starving!!
xoxo
lamia
http://ginger-chocolateandhoney.blogspot.com/

Karoline said...

Your hair looks good!
Great food porn as well!

Chloé said...

hey there,
beautiful new hair cut. I had my hair cut as well a few days ago - can see it on my blog.
Oh and I looove your necklace - I've been meaning to order one like this from fashionology but wasn't sure.
But it looks really good :) could you tell where you got yours from ? :)

chloé

the style crusader said...

yummmm that food looks delicious! and your hair cut looks adorable. i like it. good luck on the styling - wouldn't be able to handle having to style mine... wash and go only for me. xx

Anonymous said...

Your hair id prettyyy! Don't regret it!

seriously, I saw your hair and now I'm going to the hair dressers and asking for this cute bob

Shini said...

Ach my usual response to hair cutting is ACH WHY DID YOU DO THAT but you look exceptionally nice with that hairstyle, really suitss youuu :D

jamie-lee said...

your haircut looks gorgeous - it suits you so well!! and yumm the food looks delish x

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mrsalbion said...

Aah, I'm jealous because of you hair and Iiiiiker! But also happy for you, that's awesome. You look amazing!

hello shopaholic said...

I love your hair, you're lucky you can pull it off. Anything over the shoulders on me looks ridiculous.


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rosanguyen said...

I love how edgy your new hair is and the lunch you're munching on! And thsoe chips! Crispy looking!

Simona said...

wow, your haircut is so cool. it looks really good on you :)

xx
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phurita said...

i like the way you are...^__^

Heather said...

Your hair looks awesome!!
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Joanna Ladrido said...

got so hungry after reading this entry! haha i love your new hair! it suits you! very chic and high fashion!


xx,
JL
http://joannaladrido.blogspot.com

Heini said...

New hair looks great, really fresh :)

kayang said...

I love the hair! It reminds me of Lanvin's fall collection.

I think the length makes it cute and fresh. When it's longer it'll be pretty awesome too.

kayang said...

I love the hair! It reminds me of Lanvin's fall collection.

I think the length makes it cute and fresh. When it's longer it'll be pretty awesome too.

franca maisha said...

greeeeat hair!! really suits you girl :)

xx

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ash said...

congrats with your new hair!
looks good on you :)

Page said...

oh everything looks so delish! :)
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Maggie ☮ said...

looove the hair cut! food looks absolutely delish! =]

Doremy Diatta said...

so ridiculously yummy and cute: the food and you :)




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xiang yun said...

You look adorable as always! And I envy you for seeing Real in action!!!:D IKER YAYAY!!! hehe

Amalina said...

Aw the haircut looks adorable on you!

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andrea said...

I love the hair! It looks megacute :)

palefoot said...

your hair looks adorable and i love the striped tee.

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sagalina said...

your hair cut is so cute and the food looks delicious:)

K! said...

yummmmsssandwich. and a nice haircut too! - it just takes some time to getting used to new shorter hair...

Amy from Forever Curiouser said...

love your new hairr! x

BenchesandChandeliers said...

i LOVE portos!

cute hair btw :)

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perkytoafault.com said...

Your hair looks great!

costra y ampolla said...

food porn!!! Love yout hair!

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Bunny and the Wolf said...

I love Portos! My husband is Cuban and we used to go there when we lived in LA. Lucky you :)

sandraaa_xo said...

your hair!!
you're such a pretty thing :)

Helena said...

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STEFANIE said...

LOVE your haircut! & the food looks delicious! :)

raven said...

You totally got that, "I just left the stylist chair 5 min ago" super-shine on your tresses. Yeah, honestly it's a little Dora right now, but once you wash it, get used to it + start styling it yourself, it's gonna be really rad.

Three things:

1. hey, you've got your vision back
2. there's not a person I know that doesn't think that Dora's cute
3. at least your hair grows MUCH faster than mine does! my hair is coily beyond belief. since I chopped all my hair off in May, I'm assuming it will be 1.5 YEARS until I grow a decent high afro-puff ponytail (I can't muthaf*kn WAIT!!!!!)

anita said...

Adorable hair! ^^

Annabel said...

thanks everyone!! :D

Megan said...

I was just at that Porto's today! I'm OBSESSED with their smoothies.

Your hair looks adorable btw

Brianne said...

I LOVE PORTOS!
such delicious cheese pastries and they're suuuper cheap.


love your blog!

Cella Babee said...

I die for their Potato Balls. Stop going to Glendale/Pasadena. You make me miss home :(

The Velvet Bow said...

Love the haircut!

the gorgeous said...

You look so yommy with that haircut..
Adoring your necklace..
xoxo

Backstage said...

The new haircut is very cute, don't say 'bleh' :P. You look lovely.

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Ruby said...

I, too, am lovin' the hair, so cute.
Also wishin I was at that meal, so yummy lookin!
And um that necklace is of my dreams...

anne said...

great new haircut!
and those sandwishes sound delicious!

sagalina said...

love your haircut:)
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Natasha said...

I love your photos and that food looks sinfully delicious. Plus I think your hair looks very sweet :) xxx

d said...

that drink looks delicious
xxx
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Apples & Onions said...

I must get my hands some Porto's delights! Looks excellent, the sandwich and the hair cut.

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Kara said...

Aww... your haircut is so cute- love that 1st pic! That smoothie looks yummy! I have a weakness for caramel.

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Little Woman said...

That hair cute suits you. I LOVE it. :D

Jada C. said...

Oh my goodness, you were right behind Iker Casillas? He's too gorgeous for words. Best goalie in the world...I will somewhat agree with you on that. I love Tim Howard the best, only cause I support the US soccer team :] I love your new hair cut though. The short hair really suits you!


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Anonymous said...

Wow I love ur new hair!

Mary_Sloane

jenni said...

your new haircut is super-cute! Frames your face really nicely! the last time my hair was like that, the hairdresser cut the two sides unevenly!! :D

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SIMONE AND SJANNA said...

The haircut looks great on you!
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Emily said...

What camera lens do you use? Love your food photos! :p

Simoelles said...

The haircut is so beautiful !!
xx

Emily and Abigail said...

love the hair love the shirt!!

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Trivia said...

you eat so many good things x.x and lovely new hair*

Joanna Goddard said...

oh, annabel, you look totally adorable, i love the new hair! xo joanna

nyc lu said...

i lOVE your haircut!! it is so cute. i have the same shaped bob, but longer bangs. ive always been tempted to do those kinds, but i think it would look really weird with my faceshape. oh well. you rock it for me!


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em said...

thats it, this looks so good that im going tomorrow :)

Dip-tea said...

Cuteness !!

claarax. said...

you look so cute!
love your blog <3.

Melissa Blake said...

Love the haircut! And I'm envious of your LA trip! :)

Every Little Counts said...

ah, i miss porto's! the egg and cheese with avocado on a croissant is to die for. definitely one of the things i miss the most about LA!

Nessa said...

Why "bleh"? Didn't like the new haircut???

Food looks so yummy!

xoxo!

Birgitte said...

Love the haircut!

Xoxo Birgitte
http://fashionaccordingtobirgitte.blogspot.com

Could I Have That? said...

love the top and the food looks amazing!

dulci said...

this looks like the best lunch on planet earth.

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The Purple Boot said...

I love you hair! I cut ten inches off my hair eight months ago and have been getting it styled every other month. I just can't decide how to leave it. But yours is perfect, even if it does require a blow dryer and hair straightner

Reina said...

mmmmm. that coffee drink is calling to me!
adorable hair cut!

Anonymous said...

If you like plantains I highly recommend Sol Food in San Rafael, CA its right across Richmond over the bridge. Seriously they have plaintain chips, sweet ones, garlic ones... soooo good. They have two locations really really close to eachother one is more of a take out place and the other is a sit down. I got the camarones empanezados. mmHmmm they are breaded with plaintain crumbs. To die for! Since you are a foodie (and so am I) I figured I would share. Love your blog by the way : )

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Theres a website with reviews and pictures. For some reason their website isn't working which is a shame because it was really cool with awesome photography.

Anna Pope said...

I love the hair, you are completely rocking it ♥

And I might end up getting so fat because I always get so hungry when watching your delicious, drool-worthy food photographs :)

Simone Victoire said...

I love your new haircut!

xo

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Jessica said...

MMMM! That made me sooo hungry

justnoon said...

love your new hair :D

may i ask what kind of camera you use ?

Veronique said...

Your new cut is very cute!

kate, miss twinkletoes said...

love your haircut - suits you well

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The sandwich looks so good. Love your outfits :)


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Nura said...

your hear is gorgeous, i also had this haircut, but it looks great on you! I follow you.
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Bianca said...

How do you possibly remember to take out your camera before the food comes out to take a photo of it before you eat it? It really amazes me. I forget every time and by the time I remember, it's either gone or looking like smoosh. Well done Annabel! Seriously, I don't know how you do it.. (I'm actually not being sarcastic at all)

Olive said...

your new hair looks amazing!
you look prettier than before ^_^

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Georgette said...

your haircut is absolutely adorable on you!