Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sound Bites 8.0: Sweet Lady Jane @ Santa Monica

Sweet Lady Jane makes some really beautiful cakes
Every time I drove by Sweet Lady Jane in West Hollywood, I wondered what cakes filled their cute shop.  I wondered no more after HC and I were invited by their PR to try their lunch menu and some sweets at their newly opened location in Santa Monica.

What we tried:
  • Grilled cheese sandwich with gruyere on walnut wheat bread - I had never had walnut wheat, so I was excited to try it.  The cheese wasn't as melted as I thought it would be, but they certainly didn't skimp on slices (there were 4)
  • Apricot tart
  • Triple layer berry cake - highly recommended by others.  I enjoyed the plump, fresh berries

  • Cream of asparagus soup - was thick without being too heavy and overly creamy
  • Albacore tuna salad sandwich on rosemary bread - the bread went perfectly with the scrumptious tuna salad

What to come back for:
  • Red velvet cupcakes
  • Any kind of pie - just because I'm curious how their pies taste
  • Chocolate anything - they looked SO good.  We just didn't have the stomach space for any more food

I know this isn't food-related, but this cute dog was
wandering around our table trying to eat our scraps


Thursday, December 9, 2010

High Note - Glee's "A Very Glee Christmas" Ep: Baby, It's Cold Outside

Usually I find Christmas songs very irritating and this episode was full of it, but the above song (that I've even found certain versions to be creepy) was untraditionally sung by two males and came off as sweet and endearing.  Plus it doesn't hurt that I love Kurt and am crushing on Blaine.

High Note runnerup:  Last Christmas
because it's one of the few Christmas songs that I don't mind hearing constantly.

Friday, December 3, 2010

High Note - Glee's "Special Education" Ep: Valerie

Loved all the dancing in Santana's number and she has a great voice. It never fails to impress.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

High Note - Glee's "The Substitue" Ep: Singin' in the Rain / Umbrella

I thought Gwyneth Paltrow was an odd choice for guest starring on Glee.  Then I was surprised by how many numbers she sang.  Next I actually found her likable (I'm not really a fan of her work besides Royal Tenenbaums).  Finally, I was impressed with the dance number and wondered why no one had thought of doing a mashup of these two songs before.

Looks like the idea occurred to Jamie Cullum last year, but it's not nearly as good or as catchy.