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September 28, 2009


This weekend after a little jog (a prenatal-friendly jog), and trip to the farmer’s market in Santa Monica, we stopped by Huckleberry for some take away bread and treats.

The line was huge so I took a few photos while we waited. The space has such nice light and lots of little details, very hard to resist when the camera is near.

I should first say that we’ve never actually had a meal at Huckleberry. We’re in the habit of picking things up to take home so I can’t properly review their food. But I always get this roasted carrot salad and it’s never that good. The idea is there… roasted carrots with cumin, avocado, and cilantro… but the flavor isn’t. Poor carrot salad. I actually bought carrots at the market so I could make my own version. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

HOWEVER the white bean dip we tried this time was delish. And their country boule is really lovely. And their scones are good and buttery. Apparently it’s loosely inspired by Tartine (where Zoe, the co-owner learned to bake), a very necessary stop on our Bay Area road trip. Soooo excited.

One of these weekends were going to get there early enough to avoid the brunch crowd and actually have breakfast.

And now that the baby news is out, here’s the belly progress so far…

Just slightly obscuring the laces… But after dinner it’s quite a different story.


  1. Maggie said on September 28, 2009

    Ahhhh! I missed your original post sharing the news – how exciting! Congratulations!!!

  2. Lu* said on September 28, 2009

    In Argentina, (where i'm from) pregnant women don't have to wait in the line, they get what they need rigth away!!!

  3. Allison said on September 28, 2009

    the food and the shop look hard to resist. congrats on the growing belly!

    p.s. – is it wrong that my first thought after seeing the post title was Val Kilmer in Tombstone? 'I'm your huckleberry.'

  4. Denise said on September 28, 2009

    Cute pic! Okay… I must know… Do you always carry your SLR camera with you?? Or, do you carry a point and shoot? I just purchased a Leica point and shoot -love it! – and am looking at a Canon SLR, but don't know that I'd keep it close enough at all times to get great shots like your's. LOVE your pictures!

  5. Rachel Dangerfield said on September 28, 2009

    This looks so delightful. It's motivated me to walk down to the local bakery for a pastry.

    …Really though… perhaps I should jog there… burn off what I'm about to eat?

    Lovely shots. I wish I was there!

  6. nicole said on September 28, 2009

    Congratulations! All I can say, it's gonna be a really pretty baby. Enjoy your growing belly!

  7. Johanna said on September 28, 2009

    Yum! Looks delicious. And what a cute obscured view of your shoes! Hehe

  8. Lyndsey said on September 28, 2009

    I always think your pictures are so lovely! What kind of camera do you use?

  9. Kim B. said on September 28, 2009

    how nice to take the moments that others could consider 'wasted' (waiting in line) and finding beauty instead! thanks for sharing your beautiful images with us.

  10. lahmode said on September 28, 2009

    Wow these are amazing photographs. I love the contrast of clear and blurred. What camera do you use?

  11. jora said on September 28, 2009

    This was another place that was recommended to us that we didn't get to on our little trip to LA a couple of weeks ago. The baked stuff looks great!

    By the way, we had brunch at AXE and it was great!!

  12. lovelymorning said on September 29, 2009

    Hi everyone!

    Allison – no, of course not. I think of Doc Holliday everytime I hear the word too.

    Denise – I definitely don't carry my SLR with me everywhere. And often times, even when I do, I don't take any pictures. This just happened to be a good day.

    lahmode- i have a canon rebel xti. Just your basic, entry level SLR. But the key is the lenses, And of course the light. It's all about nice, filtered, natural light.

    jora – oh yay! i'm so glad you guys liked it.

  13. Sprouted Kitchen said on September 29, 2009

    ha so cute! love your new belly. Eat up pretty lady!

  14. Caroline said on September 30, 2009

    Tartine is a must stop!!!! I love your photographs… simply delightful.

  15. Sara E. Cotner said on October 2, 2009

    Aaahhh! You are so sly. I read the word "prenatal" and thought, "That can't be the word I think it is. I must be entirely too tired and hungry to think straight."

    Congratulations, Christina! First you paved the way with the chickens, and now you're paving the way with a baby. Thank you!

  16. destined to design said on October 4, 2009

    ooh i've been meaning to try this place FOREVER! it's right down the street from my work now, so no more excuses.

    …great photos.

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