Monday, August 2, 2010

Farmer's Market


fresh seafood


lemon cucumbers


enormous avocados


my fabulous mom

My mom visited me over the weekend and we had the best time. We spent the weekend walking around Santa Monica, relaxing at the beach, eating amazing sandwiches at Bay Cities Deli, and buying fresh produce at the Santa Monica Farmer's Market. We were in awe of all the beautiful fruit and interesting vegetables and enjoyed being outside in the sunshine. I loved being able to spend time with my mom and share my with her my typical summer weekend.

41 comments:

annelise said...

The berries look amazing in that photo! Sounds like fun :) I haven't seen my mum for a month or so, starting to miss her a bit now!

Katie said...

Everything looks beautiful! Sounds like a great weekend :)

style'n said...

don't you love those fresh berries and absolutely love any fresh fruit from a farmers market. Spending time with mom is always so much fun right? my mom is back home in North Carolina but I love it when she visit.
naina

Sydney at PetiteGorgeous said...

I miss going to the Farmers Markets when I was living in San Francisco. The Farmers Markets in Austin just don't look as good. I had never seen yellow berries!

Erica said...

Great photos, Valerie! How interesting are those lemon cucumbers!

Jess said...

Sounds like a great weekend!! Those berries look amazing...

xo

Nikki said...

Sounds really fun!
I love when my parents visit me and get to see my life in the city.
Love your pics, those berries look perfect.

xx
Nikki

Gabriel said...

what a great weekend! I'm glad you got to spend time with your mom. Don't forget about the delicious dinners you had this weekend.

Josie said...

Awwww, you two are so cute! And this farmer's market looks like so much fun -- those berries are gorgeous!
xo Josie
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Bella *Bellgetsreal said...

Lemon Cucumbers? Hmmm they look wonderful, must try.

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Fifth Sparrow said...

This looks like an a amazing farmers market, I wish we had more of those here! I love when the food is so fresh and tasty!

Lindsay said...

Aww the pic of you and your momma is so sweet. LOVE the SM farmers market. :)

Audrey Allure said...

The fruit looks absolutely delicious!

georgia~gigi said...

Aw, how cute are you and your mom! Glad you girls had a good time!
Hm, lemon cucumbers, never heard of them, did you get some?
Hope you are having a lovely Monday :)
Smoochies
gi gi

Jamie said...

The farmers markets are great aren't they? I haven't been to the one on Arizona but I have been to the one on Main St. awhile back. Now I mostly go to the ones down here in the south bay. I love being able to get fresh produce and make a fun day out it!

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Krystal said...

aw, your weekend sounds amazing. And those strawberries look like the most perfect ones ever!

Kristin said...

I'm drooling and it's all fabulously healthy!

Ms. Emily Ann said...

How fun! I love farmer's markets!! ... and thanks for the tip about salmon with herbs and veggies! I have never thought to cook them together!

Melissa said...

Oh, what a lovely Farmer's Market.

Anna Walker said...

YUM!!! I love farmers market! The foods there are always fresher and more delish! :)

melissa said...

Looks like some great stuff at the Farmer's Market! The yellow raspberries (or what looked like raspberries) were so beautiful. And I'd die for those giant avocados! Mostly though I'm jealous you were wearing a jean jacket! I so miss the beautiful California weather which is just perfect all year around. You're a lucky lady!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Glad you had such a fabulous weekend! I hit the farmers market yesterday too and made a pretty delicious dinner. It was bursting with fresh flavors.

Happy Monday!

Diana Mieczan said...

You both look so lovely:) Such a wonderful photo...It always so fun to have mom around for a little bit:) I miss those times too:)

Kisses,sweetie and I am off to read more of your posts:)

Torrie said...

I'm glad that you had a nice weekend with your mom. It's funny because I live close to my mom, yet we often don't have 'concentrated' time together like this. Even though I'm sure it is challenging living far apart, this is one benefit- having fun 'girl weekends' to do LOTS of things together.

Kiki said...

Love, love, love the farmers market! I swear, you can find anything there, just waiting for the pickings...

XOXO
Kiki

Annie said...

fun pics! lemon cucumbers??! I didn't know those even existed - how cool!

this free bird said...

Val you're going to laugh at this one: when I saw your first picture with the roadblock I got a knot in my stomach and actually FELT the stampede!! bahahaha

That is a great farmer's market though and you're so lucky you got to go with your mom. I can't even get my parents to visit. :(

GF you look great in those shorts!! I see 'em!! I've been wearing pretty much a carbon copy of the outfit you've got on there. Wouldn't it be funny if we ran into each other wearing the same thing? Actually kind of amazing...

xoxo,
Carrie

Indie.Tea said...

I've seen lemon cucumbers at my farmer's market, never bought them though.
I've heard that the SoCal farmer's markets are amazing...your pictures make this one look great...

Marcie said...

Your mother is so cute! I can see the resemblance. I get so excited when I have a fun weekend with my mom. I bet your mom was excited to leave the triple digits behind!

The farmer's market looks great! And I love your jacket.

xo Marcie

Join the Gossip said...

Aw, how cute! I love the pic of you and your mom =)

Sounds like a great time. And those strawberries look so perfect!

Elle Sees said...

oh how i love a farmer's market!

Bren said...

What a nice day out with your Mom! Love farmer's markets! I'm such a sucker for the berries! Especially strawberries! yummmm!

xoxo,
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MarchMusings said...

I love how everything looks so bright and colourful

Marcie said...

I forgot to congratulate you on your outfit successes! I love watching your Fabsugar looks grow!!

xo Marcie

Mandy said...

Aw, sounds like you and your mom had an awesome weekend :)

PursuitOfLLT said...

love the studded shorts and the bag. so so cute! and what is a lemon cucumber? am i new to this?? haha

hope you had a FABULOUS weekend with your mom. Love girls' weekends!

hiyaluv said...

i love the farmers' market! looks like you had a great time with your momma!
smiles,
gina

Elle said...

Oo those berries look absolutely delish! I wish there was a farmers market closer to me!

Anna Jane said...

i love farmers markets. the pictures say it was a great weekend for you and your mom! thanks for sharing :)

xx
anna jane

Alicia said...

Aww, I love farmers markets and especially going with my mom! ;)

Nicole Marie said...

oh i want to go to the farmers market!