Tuesday, March 23, 2010

bravo joan!!!!












during our time in california, we spent alot of time at joan's on third
we ate breakfast and lunch many times with friends...
sat at the vintage pine communal table and felt right at home...
it is one of the most wonderful places in the world...

joan is a very dear friend and the most gracious hostess...
we sampled just about everything in her amazing marketplace...
we were simply spoiled rotten.
i think i gained 5 pounds ... oh well, every bite was well worth it.

and a HUGE congratulations to joan and her crew... they made the cover of bon appetit magazine february 2010 ... the most fabulous sandwich... grilled cheese and short rib sandwich. go here to read more



special note there is a big celebrity in one of these photos... whoever names them first wins a prize!
my amateur photos + last image bon appetit

24 comments:

Heather Bullard said...

Oh I love Joan's! They have the best granola.
As for the celebrity?? Is it Will Ferrel with his back turned? I'm terrible at guessing games...and celebrity sightings. Fun post!

red ticking said...

heather you win!!!!!!!! congratulations!!! yes, we had soo much fun and when will came and sat down 4 seats away at the communal table it was a bit surreal... i need your address and will send your prize!
xx

vintage girl at heart said...

Yay for Heather..and for all of that fab food fun and friendship!

A Refocused Life said...

Yum! Sounds like my kind of trip. What wonderful photos...the food looks delicious!

DustyLu said...

Great place! I will try it out with my family! Thanks for sharing! I can't see who it is!! ugh!! ~lulu

liza said...

Cool! I would never have guessed Will Ferrell. Amazing.

m.e (Cathie) said...

that looks like a great place to gain 5 pounds and enjoy it!

The Brocantess said...

Love her entire space....from the penny tiles to the all white vintage bathroom. Then there is the food:) I got hooked on Le Labo candles after smelling the one burning in the ladies room. Oh so lovely!

red ticking said...

brocantess
you are sooo right. joan totally gets it... even down to the candle and flowers in the bathroom! i we laugh about it...

Renee Finberg said...

i would have loved that.
i could see in your post too many of my favorite yummies.
xx

Jacqueline said...

What a fabulous place and the food looks amazing. I love places like that. Friendly, good food and a celebrity thrown in for good measure !! It doesn't get better than that. XXXX

Julienne said...

Oooooh yes please! Just my sort of place and the last sandwich looks unbelievable.

Desde my Ventana said...

Thank you for visiting and leave your comment.Now I can visite you too.I like your blog,very interesting information and lovely photos.
Hugs,
Cecilia

Debby Lee said...

The food looks amazing! Great photos!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Pam
well all that wonderful food, conversation and good friends... AND a celebrity siting... sounds like you had loads of fun and a terrific holiday.. xx Julie

annechovie said...

You are making my mouth water, Pam! Looks like a fabulous place. Have a lovely Wednesday! xx

Claire said...

Looks like a great place! I'm in love with the details, especially the floor!

Morning T said...

Great job Heather! This place looks incredible.

Uncle Beefy said...

OMGood gracious!!! I've been DYING to try Joan's forever! I go to the website all the time just becasue the whole thing is just so gorgeous, so perfect. You can tell Joan, "Well done!" for me and I'll just live vicariously from my lil' island for the time being. :)

Millie said...

An Australian outpost of Joan's pronto please!
Millie ^_^

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

now that's delicious-you've made me hungry and I am sooo trying to be good xxBarbara

Aron said...

I love joans--We used to go there all the time when we lived in LA. It was there that we were introduced to the concept of honey and blue cheese. Life changing.

Ms. Robinson said...

SHUT UP!!i have to get one of those sandwiches!!!!!

Heather Bullard said...

I can't believe I guessed correctly! What a surprise! I don't know your email to send you my address so I'll post it here. Feel free to delete it later. :-)

Heather Bullard, Inc.
231 E. Alessandro Blvd.
Suite A-480
Riverside, CA 92508

Thanks so much. I've really been enjoying your blog and will be sure to visit your shop when I'm in the area!