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Things Are Warming Up

June 28, 2017
The sun is coming out and we're letting down our hair, because Summer is finally here! Fortunately, we designed our Eco Friendly Collection with you in mind. Guaranteed to ease you right through this sunny season, each and every piece is made lovingly in Downtown Los Angeles from recycled fabric. We've put together a guide to shop some of our favorite summery picks from the collection, made to beat the summer heat in style. 
Long, flowy and breathable, the Ella Maxi is the ideal uniform for those calm, nature stroll kind of days. Featuring a classy v-plunge in both front and back, and side slits at either side, you'll feel and look as laid back as the Ella on any given day. Dress it up with strappy heels, or dress down with a pair of your fave slides and a tote. Comes in Tan + Pink Floral and Black Dots.

If you're exploring a nearby town or just spending time out and about, the Kira Romper is a loose fitting, low maintenance romper with semi-open sides bound to keep you Summertime fine. Did we mention it comes with pockets, too!? Ideal for storing wildflowers and love notes. Shop the Kira in Black, Gingham and Black Dots, to match all of your moods.

If kickin' back by the pool is more your vibe, the Rosie Shift Dress will be your new bestie. Features a high neck and sophisticated draped shape, so you can slip it on over your swimsuit effortlessly when you're going in or out of the pool. Pair the Rosie with flats for a casual feel, or dress her up with some heeled sandals. Shop the Rosie in White Linen, Black Viscose and Blue Jacquard.

Meet the new Jane Dress

June 13, 2017
Skip into summer with this vintage inspired maxi dress! The new Jane Dress comes in two colorways: all black or in black & white floral. This dress is easy to wear with its flowy, feminine design and side pockets. Going to the beach? Both color choices make for a perfect casual bohemian feel with your sandals and sun hat. What about a night out on the town? Try this dress with a leather jacket and heels! Grab this bestseller before its gone! Remember nothing haunts us like the things we didn’t buy!
 
Handmade in LA from recycled fabric!
 

Meet the Valentina Set

April 30, 2017

 

A top bottom combo, you can't live without! Seriously though, it's so comfortable you will want to live in it! When we dreamed up the Valentina Set we knew it had to be in all Linen. It was like a needle in a hay stack, searching through rolls of fabrics to find the best ones. We cut it in four different colorways, all super unique and high quality.

 

 

So to give you the low down, The Valentina set is two pieces:

 

1 - A versatile wrap top which can be worn in front or back depending on your mood. We specifically designed it this way, because we know how important it is to have options. Wear the Valentina with the tie in front for the coveted deep-v plunge, or reverse for a timeless high neck and peek-a-boo back. It's a win-win situation all around. 

 

2 - A wide leg, cropped trouser designed for maximum comfort and effortless style. Featuring a stretch waist and tie-belt, the Valentina pant is meant to sit right at the high waist to accentuate your frame in the most sophisticated of ways. Oh, and did we mention she comes with pockets? We also had practicality in mind when dreaming up this set. 

 

 

Food For Thought:

 

It takes 1.5 yards to create the Valentina pant & 3/4 yards for the top. Essentially, all of the excess fabric from the pants are used to create the top, so nothing goes to waste. Plus, it gets better! We didn't use any water to create them. So you can wear the Valentina set rest assured that it is as gentle on our environment as it is on your skin. 

 

Made of 100% Recycled Linen, the Valentina will only get better with age. With each wash, the linen becomes softer and more absorbent. Making it the best companion for warmer seasons when you'll spend all of your days adventuring and chasing the sun. The more worn, the better; so wear it well and wear it plenty.

 

Pro-tip: When it comes to giving your linen a bath, opt for a hand or machine wash and let air dry. Not only is this better for our environment than a trip to the dry-cleaners, but your linen will also thank you.

 

 

You Should Know:

 

When we find fabric we utilize only what is available, and we never create more fabric to add to the wastage problem. We'd much rather minimize our eco footprint and create a piece that we know is practical both in process and design.

 

Speaking of eco-footprints, did you know that that the textile industry is the #1 polluter of water on the planet? Thousands of gallons of unregulated, untreated water are discharged into our environment everyday. That's not all though, up to 2,000 chemicals are used in textile processing, and many are known to be harmful to both human and animal health. While some of these chemicals evaporate or are dissolved in water, these toxic chemicals often lay residual in the fibers of our clothes, and have been responsible for causing many health problems. 

 

 

So fear not, because you can wear Whimsy+Row knowing that our process requires no water waste and less pollution to our Earth.
 
Handmade in LA from recycled fabric!

 

A Floral Story

April 19, 2017

Spring might just be our favorite season, everything is so lush and colorful. This year we went to Lake Elsinore for the super bloom. We teamed up with photographer Michelle Terris to shoot our new earth friendly pieces among all the wild flowers.

 

 

The Pink and Brown Floral Wrap Dress + Rosie Dress in Black

 

 

Valentina Tie Crop in Multi Linen paired with the Delia Pinafore in Tan + Nellie Black Bodysuit with the Valentina Wide Leg Trouser in Multi Linen

 

 

Jeanne Crop in Black Floral

 

 

Ella Maxi Dress in Black Dots

 

 

Marianne Wrap Dress in Brown FloralElla Maxi Dress in Black Dots

 

 

Ella Maxi Dress in Black Dots + Jane Maxi Dress in Black Rayon Twill 

 

ALL MADE IN DTLA FROM RECYCLED FABRIC

A Launch Party To Remember

April 04, 2017

We leaped into Spring with the launch of our second eco-friendly collection! We hosted a fun night full of music, mingling and shopping at our storefront. We were so excited and surprised to see that the turnout was even bigger than we had expected! It was a full house as everyone browsed, snapped photos, mingled and shopped the new collection. A big thanks to everyone who came and hung out with us. We are so grateful for everyone's support! 
The theme for the night was Tropical Oasis so naturally, the shop was totally decked out in our favorite big leafy plants, tropical flowers and cacti. Everything from the photo booth to the snack table was covered with green, just the way we like it! Some of our rad and generous sponsors included OneHope Wine, The Giving Key, Back Beat Rags, Eva Ozon,and P.F Candle Co. They all helped to make the night incredible for us and everyone who showed up.
We even had a fire pit in the back, an awesome snack table, mini dance floor, photo booth and two wonderful live performers. The night opened with singer-songwriter and face of our new collection, Brianna Falcone as she serenaded us with her whimsical acoustic-folk tunes to get the night started. Heaps 'n' Heaps followed her performance with their dance-y alternative jams that got everyone movin' and groovin' for the whole night. It was a lot of fun for us to host such a unique shopping experience that brought everyone together to have a great time. 



Photos by Michelle Terris 

 

SS '17 Eco Collection

March 18, 2017

 

Sustainability, style and comfort - our top priorities. Why you ask? Because for us, we are not going to settle for clothing that is anything less. This latest collection we worked hard to make sure these three goals were achieved and we succeeded!
The main reason we dove into making clothing is because we felt there was a lack of eco-conscious brands that aligned with our aesthetic. We took everything we learned from our last collection and tightened our focus. All our styles are handmade in a small factory (we visit everyday) in Los Angeles using dead-stock recycled fabric. 
Dead-stock fabric is excess or slightly flawed fabric from huge companies. Since we make small quantities, we can work around imperfections, and use unwanted fabric to create really stunning pieces that are well-crafted and made to last! Even our labels, tags and packaging are made from recycled materials. 
This lookbook shoot was by far our favorite! We teamed up with photographer/friend Kate Rentz to create a unique shoot that combined our love for nature and good design. The shoot took place at Vasquez Rocks and The Valley Capri house in North Hollywood, a well styled home filled with vintage furniture. Even our hair and make-up was organic and cruelty free, we worked with  Dianna Esteves Vieira who specializes in organic beauty. A big thank you to our team, our vision is finally fully coming to life!
Click on any of the photos to shop the collection!!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographer : Kate Rentz
Stylist : Whimsy + Row (Rachel Temko)
Asisstant Stylists : Corrine Snow & Jacklyn Dewenter

Let's be real.

February 03, 2017

 

January is already over and I don't know about you, but keeping up with our healthy 2017 goals is getting harder and harder. So let's set realistic goals that are so much easier not to break. Genius!

 

1. Let's cook more. When you cook at home you know exactly what's going into your meal. None of that funky stuff, just whole ingredients. 

 

 

Here are a few recipes that are easy to make and oh so tasty...

 

Grain Bowl with Roasted Veggies :

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 2 red beets & 2 yellow beets
  • 1 bunch cauliflower
  • 1 spoonful Ghee or olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Pepitas
  • Parsley 

Quinoa : Boil two cups low sodium chicken stock. Once boiled add 1 cup quinoa, salt, pepper and cover. Should take 30-40 min. 

 

Cauliflower & Beets : Preheat oven to 375º. Peel the beets. Chop up both the cauliflower and beets into bite size pieces and place onto tin foil lined baking sheet. Keep them separated or on separate sheets. Drizzle with ghee or olive oil and sprinkle garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cook for about 10 min - turn them over and stick back in. Cook for another 10 min or until tender. Once finished toss some chopped parsley and pepitas on top. 

 

 Pesto Lentil or Chickpea Pasta with Olives :

 

Ingredients

  • Lentil or Chickpea Pasta - brands we like... Tolerant & Banza
  • Basil
  • Pine nuts
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Parmesan
  • Olive Oil
  • Olives
  • Salt & Pepper

First things first, boil the water. Once boiled add a pinch of salt and the pasta. Cook pasta until al dente. When finished, drain. Meanwhile, combine torn basil leaves, pine nuts, chopped garlic, olive oil, parm, salt & pepper into a food processor. Blend. Add the pesto to the pasta, toss in some olives, salt & pepper and serve.

 

 

Kale Salad with Strawberries : 

 

Ingredients 

  • Bundle of lacianto kale
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon
  • Garlic
  • Shallot
  • Dijon mustard
  • Whole grain mustard
  • White wine vinegar
  • Strawberries
  • Marcona almonds
  • Salt & pepper

 

Wash the kale, pat it dry with a paper towel. Cut up into bite size pieces. On cutting board, drizzle olive oil. Massage each piece of kale to be covered in the olive oil. Put into large mixing bowl. Grab the strawberries, chop off the top and quarter into bite size pieces. Do a rough chop of the marcona almonds. Add both to the the mixing bowl.

 

For the dressing : Add 1 chopped garlic clove, 1/2 tbsp of vinegar, juice from 1/2 of a lemon, 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard, 1/2 tbsp whole grain mustard, 1/2 finely chopped shallot, and 1 tbsp. olive oil into a mason jar. Close the lid and shake well.

 

Drizzle dressing on salad, toss and serve.

 

Paleo Roasted Organic Herb Chicken :

 

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp butter or ghee
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh sage, finely chopped
  • 1 whole organic chicken (about 4 lbs.) cleaned and dried
  • 2 lemons, zest both
  • 1 small onion, cut into wedges
  • Salt, pepper and paprika to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425º
  2. In a bowl, mix the ghee, garlic, thyme, rosemary, sage and zest from 2 lemons. Add a little salt and pepper.
  3. Place chicken (patted dry) inside a roasting pan
  4. Slice one of the lemons and place inside cavity along with the onion wedges and a few extra rosemary and thyme sprigs
  5. Tie legs together (optional) with water-soaked twine
  6. Brush chicken with the butter/ghee and seasoning mixture you prepared in the bowl. Place some under the breast skin if possible.
  7. Squeeze juice from the remaining lemon over the chicken, then sprinkle skin with salt, pepper and a little paprika
  8. Roast in 425º F oven for about 1 hour (using a meat thermometer is highly recommended – when the temperature reaches 165º F, the chicken is cooked through)
  9. Remove from oven and let rest for 15 minutes before slicing and serving

Tip : If skin starts to darken too much while roasting, lightly place aluminum foil over the chicken and leave in place for the remainder of the cooking time

 

Feeling lazy? Just pick up an organic one from the market :)

 

Healthy tips -

  • Use Ghee instead of butter or olive oil
  • Use Amino Acids instead of soy sauce
  • Eat Almond butter instead of peanut butter
  • Try to buy just organic

 

Click here to get a closer look at our kitchen goods.

 

2. Buy less of the bad stuff. Limit your amount of bread, grains, sugar, french fries and cheese. I know, all the best foods :(. Not saying to completely cut them out, but don't eat as much. The thought is, the less we eat of them the better we feel and the better they taste! 

 

 

3. Read your labels. Being in the know can really help influence what you put in and on your body. Rule of thumb for food & beauty products - if it has more than 4 ingredients or contain words you don't understand, probably shouldn't be consuming it.

 

Click here to take a gander at all our organic beauty products!

 

4. An hour for you. I think taking an hour out of your day to be you, without a phone, whether it's stretching, walking, running, or doing a workout class, you need that time to focus on yourself and your body. I get it, It's a struggle everyday when your busy AF and it's hard to make the time for it. Doing this will release stress and anxiety, I promise!

 

5. Drink more tea, less wine. Try to cut down your drinking to just the weekends. If you slip up I won't tell.

 

Check out our tea blends here

 

 

6. Quality over Quantity. Buy classic and well-made styles that will last you a lifetime.

 

Explore our Eco-Friendly Collection here

 

 

We got this!!

Holiday Gift Guides

December 07, 2016

This Holiday season we've got you covered! So many options to shop for your sister, mama, best girlfriend, brother and dad. We selected our favorite gifting items to make your present hunting easy. Click on the links below the gift guides to shop each item. Happy Holidays Whimsy + Row !

 

GIFTS FOR HER

 

Yellow 108 Fedora // Red Wolf Mountains Ring // Ceramic Palo Santo Bell // Make-up Bag // Fern Napkins // RootFoot Spirit Animal Oil // Dolce Vita Black Bootie // Ceramic Cactus Incense/Jewelry Holder // Bridge & Burn Stripe Tee

 

 GIFTS FOR HIM

 

Big Sur Cabin Spray // Norden Ceramic Planter // Norden Soap // Norden Candles //PF Candle Diffuser // Yellow 108 Hat // Field Notes Notebook // Raen Sunglasses // Steep Tea & Enamel Mug

 

Odessa's Song | Part II

November 11, 2016

 

The second part of this lookbook highlights some of our favorite Fall and Winter styles. We'll walk you through them...Odessa starts her day in our favorite loungeware outfit - Striped Crop Longsleeve & Swing Cream Goucho Pants. She goes through her daily routine of Harlow Skin care Body ButterFace Elixer, Rootfoot Essentail Oils, and throws them all in her Manos Zapotecas Clutch.

 

Her first outfit is the Knot Sisters Spade Tank, Fifth the Label Born Free Skirt and MIA Black Clogsperfect for that 9am coffee meeting. Once back, she slips into her Nightshade Black Jumpsuit to sit down at the piano to get some ideas flowing. She is in good company with her Norden Ceramic Planter and Candles. Cruise our Decor Collection to view more handmade goods to fill your home. 

 

 Enclosed in a gorgeous tent and surrounded by hand crafted ethnic pillows, Odessa jots down a few lyrics. She sits pretty in her Black Amelia Button Down Dress and Yellow 108 Black Fedora. In the kitchen for her afternoon snack, she uses all handmade ceramics by Easy to Breathe. For a casual timeless look, she's wearing our Curator Matty Natural Tee with Fifth the Label Black Born Free Skirt.

 

Relaxing on the deck, Odessa is dressed in our favorite Ribbed Bodysuit paired with Capulet Suede Skirt and Nisolo Harper Chukka Oak Boot. Wearing our Knot Sisters Neilson SweaterFifth the Label Born Free Button Up Crop Top and Courtshop Dark Denim Skirt, she unwinds with a glass of wine and her guitar.

 

For her Late afternoon stroll, our eco-friendly Jane Maxi Dress in Gold is her go-to piece. Pairs well with out Dolce Vita Tessey Boots and Vintage Faux Fur Coat. Our Courtshop Denim Jacket is the perfect layering piece for those southern California nights. 

 

 

 

Photographer : Michael Giroux
Model : Odessa
Stylist : Whimsy + Row (Rachel Temko)
Asisstant Stylist : Claire Boutwell
Art Department : Rachel & Claire
Listen to her music HERE

Odessa's Song | Part 1

October 06, 2016

Meet Odessa, a self starter and creatively driven woman. Her story is moving--inspiring to say the least. She's a singer-songwriter playing violin, guitar and piano, making music that is colorful and intimate. She also draws and her work has been featured on various album covers. Odessa's unique sound is what really drew us in. We've seen her play in bands such as Edward Sharpe and Old Crow Medicine Show to name a few.

We continue to follow her journey as she breaks into her solo career and have fallen hard for her latest release, 'I Will Be There'. She explains "Writing music is like an expression of what’s happening in life. It happens differently every time. A lot of my songs are so visual to me, so I see them in colors, washes of colors, and lights."

After meeting her at a friends gathering in Eagle Rock over handmade tarts and full glasses of pinot, instantly we knew our 'About a Musician' inspired lookbook needed to spotlight her. Our vision is to capture a true story within our imagery and display our collection in it's natural element. The shoot took place in Topanga Canyon, engulfed in nature and surrounded by instruments. It was a perfect setting for Odessa, a native Californian. 

 

 

 
Photographer : Michael Giroux
Model : Odessa
Stylist : Whimsy + Row (Rachel Temko)
Asisstant Stylist : Claire Boutwell
Art Department : Rachel & Claire
Listen to her music HERE

 

Summer Capsule Collection

September 22, 2016
Summer, we already miss you. Like you always do, you went by so quickly. We wanted to take a moment and reflect. With the launch of our first capsule collection, this was a monumental summer for us. All of our designs are eco-conscious and entirely made from deadstock recycled fabrics in Downtown Los Angeles. We created the line to fill a gap in the sustainable fashion movement, a lack of affordable and wearable styles. Founder, Rachel Temko collaborated with Eva Ozon, an LA based designer with 10+ years in the fashion industry, to create this collection inspired by classic and vintage pieces with modern, flirty twists. It’s a huge benchmark for us and the start of making our own goods, which has always been our dream. Sustainable clothing is the start, but have many more projects and collaborations in the works. 
To celebrate our debut we hosted a weekend pop-up on Abbot Kinney at Milkmade. To kick off the event we had a launch party sponsored by PF Candle and Health Ade Kombucha. The weekend was filled with incredible people, great laughs, major retail therapy and many many cocktails! Along with all these new memories we were featured in some amazing press (see end of post for articles). Keep scrolling to get the full summer collection experience...

Desert Quest Lookbook Video

July 28, 2016

Whimsy + Row // Quest Look Book from William Perls on Vimeo.

Cinematographer : William Perls
Stylist : Whimsy + Row (Rachel Temko)
Asisstant Stylist : Eva Ozon
HMU : Jenny Key

Desert Quest | Part 2

July 12, 2016

Photographer : Michael Giroux

Cinematographer : William Perls

Model : Kaitlyn Rightmyer - Temko

Stylist : Whimsy + Row (Rachel Temko)

Asisstant Stylist : Eva Ozon

HMU : Jenny Key

Desert Quest | Part 1

April 27, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographer : Michael Giroux

Cinematographer : William Perls

Model : Kaitlyn Rightmyer - Temko

Stylist : Whimsy + Row (Rachel Temko)

Asisstant Stylist : Eva Ozon

HMU : Jenny Key

 

Brush Strokes

March 10, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographer : Jameson Baltes
Hair & Makeup : Veronica Chanel
Art Direction & Styling : Rachel Temko & Claire Boutwell

 

White Woods Gathering

February 26, 2016
       To express how much we love the ladies that influence us everyday, we hosted a 'White Woods Gathering' to admire the women in the arts that are working hard and looking fine doing it! The evening took place at our very own outpost location in the Mar Vista Art Dept., where we sipped on specialty cocktails while perusing the Whimsy + Row new Spring Collection. The shop was filled with bloggers, actors, hair + makeup artists, photographers, writers, models, and makers that all connected through creative passion and entrepreneur endeavors. These women are successful, powerful and an inspiration, check out who joined us at the end of this blog post. 
        We love good eats as much as we like our clothes, so hosting a dinner event seemed appropriate. Whimsy + Row teamed up with culinary genius Nikki Martin (@grillnextdoor) to create a 'Farm to Table' dinner that highlighted our cheese addiction and our love for fresh local produce. From the white linen napkins draped under delicate vintage flatware (by Dish Wish) to the wintery foliage nestled on the reclaimed wood tables, every detail was thoughtful. 
         After we were stuffed with good food and great conversations, we all left with a gift and a bunch of new friends. Special thanks to the influencers who attended and Honest Beauty, P.F. Candle Co., Yoke Apothecary and Led to Believe for contributing your lovely pieces to our incredible takeaway bag.
Photographer : Spencer Wider

A Whimsy Friendsgiving

November 20, 2015
Friendsgiving is always a favorite, how could you not love scrumptious food and friendly faces. It's the best excuse to gather, be thankful and get our hands workin'. Over the years we've discovered that putting the scene together is as important as preparing the feast. This years tribute to Turkey day gives the Whimsy + Row lowdown of how to make your Friendsgiving soiree Whimsy AF.
Key Ingredients for the Table
Foliage - Take a stroll to your local flower mart or farmers market and load up! We love choosing flowers that look like they were caught in the wild. Make sure to select a variety and that well compliment the dinnerware and surrounding elements.
Dinnerware - If you haven't already noticed, we have a thing for vintage. This table setting is a collection of antique plates, wine glasses, linens + silverware. Shop styles similar to these at our pop-up's this season. 
The Table - Having a long table for everyone to sit at is essential. Scattering mix-match chairs is always the case, so go with it. We used tree trunks and white fold up chairs, anything we could find. If you don't have a farm table tucked away, placing tables together and tossing a soft table cloth over will do the trick. Find this hand stitched vintage table cloth in store today!
Garnishes - The simplest way to make your dishes and table look that much more special is adding color or garnish. Be creative with it, pick up some herbs, purple kale, radicchio, lemon, really anything that is incorporated in the dish and that goes well with the greenery you chose. 
The Friendsgiving Menu
Appetizer
Charcuterie Board, Cheese Plate & Assortment of Bread + Crackers
Sides
Sweets
Lemon Roasted Chicken + Thyme
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Remove the chicken giblets. Rinse the chicken inside and out. Remove any excess fat and leftover pinfeathers and pat the outside dry. Place the chicken in a large roasting pan. Liberally salt and pepper the inside of the chicken. Stuff the cavity with the thyme, reserving enough thyme to garnish the chicken dish, 1 lemon, halved, and 2 halves of the garlic. Brush the outside of the chicken with the butter and sprinkle again with salt and pepper. Tie the legs together with kitchen string and tuck the wing tips under the body of the chicken. Cut 2 of the lemons in quarters and scatter the quarters and remaining garlic around the chicken. Lay the bacon slices over the chicken to cover.

Roast the chicken for 1 hour. Remove the bacon slices from the top of the chicken and set aside. Continue roasting the chicken for an additional 1/2 hour, or until the juices run clear when you cut between a leg and thigh. Remove to a platter and cover with aluminum foil while you prepare the gravy.

Remove all but 2 tablespoons of the fat from the bottom of the pan. Add the wine and chicken stock and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes, or until reduced by half. Slice the chicken on a platter. Garnish the chicken platter with the bacon slices, roasted garlic, reserved thyme and 1 lemon, sliced. Serve with the gravy. 
Here's what you need...
  • 1 (5 to 6-pound) roasting chicken
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large bunch fresh thyme
  • 4 lemons
  • 3 heads garlic, cut in 1/2 crosswise
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
Total Time: 1 hr 55 min | Prep: 20 min | Cook: 1 hr 35 min | Yield : 3 to 4 servings
Recipe by : Ina Garten 
 
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Shallots + Wild Mushrooms
Put oven rack in upper third of oven and preheat oven to 450°F. Toss Brussels sprouts with oil, garlic, salt, and pepper, then spread out in 1 layer in 2 large shallow baking pans (17 by 12 inches). Roast, stirring occasionally and switching position of pans halfway through roasting, until tender and browned, 25 to 35 minutes.
Fry shallots while brussels sprouts roast: Heat oil in a 10-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat until temperature measures 250°F (see cooks' note, below), then fry shallots in 3 batches, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes per batch (watch closely, as shallots can burn easily). Quickly transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain, spreading in a single layer. (Shallots will crisp as they cool.) Pour off oil from skillet (do not clean).
Sauté mushrooms and assemble dish: Heat 5 tablespoons butter in skillet over moderately high heat until foam subsides, then sauté mushrooms, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and tender, about 7 minutes. Add wine, thyme, salt, and pepper and boil, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced to a glaze, about 2 minutes. Add water (1/2 cup) and remaining tablespoon butter and simmer, swirling skillet, until butter is melted. Transfer to a serving dish and stir in Brussels sprouts. Sprinkle with some of shallots and serve with remaining shallots on the side.

Cooks' notes:

  • To take the temperature of a shallow amount of oil, put bulb in skillet and turn thermometer facedown, resting other end against rim of skillet. Check temperature frequently.
  • Shallots can be fried 1 day ahead and cooled completely, uncovered, then kept in an airtight container lined with paper towels at room temperature.
  • Brussels sprouts can be roasted 5 hours ahead and cooled completely, uncovered, then kept, loosely covered, at room temperature.
  • Mushrooms can be sautéed 1 hour ahead and kept in skillet, partially covered. Reheat Brussels sprouts in a preheated 400°F oven and proceed with recipe.

Here's what you'll need...

  • 3 lb Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 lb large shallots (about 6), cut crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick slices and separated into rings (2 1/2 cups)
  • 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 lb mixed fresh wild mushrooms such as chanterelle and oyster, trimmed, quartered if large
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Special equipment: a deep-fat thermometer

Yeild : 12 servings | Active Time: 45 min | Total Time: 1 1/4 hr

Recipe by : Epicurious

Roasted Beets with Thyme + Goat Cheese

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the beets on a single layer on two separate sheet trays. Drizzle with enough olive oil to coat all of the vegetables. Sprinkle generously with salt and a sprinkle of fresh thyme. Place in the oven.

Check the beets for doneness often. The exact amount of time will vary depending on your oven and the size of your cuts, but the carrots will cook faster than the beets. Beets generally take around 60 minutes. They will be lightly caramelized and tender when finished. Let cool slightly, move to serving dish and add goat cheese, sprinkle small chunks generously on top of dish.

Here's what you'll need...

  • Beets, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • Olive oil, to coat
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh thyme (to taste), chopped
  • Goat cheese

Cooks' Notes

  • She highly recommend using latex gloves for peeling the beets to avoid red-stained hands
Recipe by : Culinary Colleen
Lemony Couscous with Dried Cranberries + Pine Nuts

In a small saucepan, combine the broth, lemon juice and lemon zest. Bring to a boil. Add the olive oil, couscous, pine nuts, cranberries, and sea salt. Stir, cover, and remove from heat. Let stand 7-8 minutes. Add fresh spinach (if using), fluff with a fork and serve.

Here's what you need... 

  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup plain couscous
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley (optional) 

Yeild : 4 side servings

Recipe by: Epicurious

HONEY MUSTARD & ROSEMARY GLAZED CARROTS

Preheat oven to 425F. Brush the carrots under running water. Cut them in half lenghtwise and place them in a large mixing bowl. In a seperate bowl, mix olive oil, garlic, rosemary, mustard, honey, salt and pepper. Mix until very well combined and pour over reserved carrots. Mix to coat evenly and spread in a single layer in a shallow baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, turning once or twice, until the carrots are tender and have taken a nice golden coloration. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve immediately.

Here's what you'll need...

  • About 1kg medium sized carrots
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp unpasteurized honey
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp Himalayan or fine salt
  • ½ tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • A handful of chopped fresh parsley to garnish

Yield: Serves 6 | Serves 6

Recipe by : The Healthy Foodie

    Salted Caramel + Chocolate Pecan Bars

    Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray; set aside. I strongly urge lining the pan with foil for easier cleanup.

    Crust - In a large bowl, combine all crust ingredients and using two forks or your hands (I find hands easier), cut butter into dry ingredients until evenly distributed and pea-sized lumps and sandy bits form. The softer the butter is, the quicker and easier it is. Turn mixture out into prepared pan and pack down firmly with a spatula or hands to create an even, uniform, flat crust layer.

    Filling - Evenly sprinkle the pecans. Evenly sprinkle with the chocolate chips; set pan aside. In a large, microwave-safe bowl, combine 1/2 cup butter, brown sugar, whipping cream, and heat on high power for 1 minute to melt. Remove bowl from micro, and whisk until mixture is smooth; it's okay if butter hasn't completely melted. Return bowl to microwave and heat for 1 minute on high power. Remove bowl from micro, and whisk until mixture is smooth. Whisk in the vanilla and salt. Slowly and evenly pour the caramel sauce over the chocolate chips and pecans.

    Place pan on a cookie sheet (as insurance against overflow) and bake for about 30 to 32 minutes, or until caramel is bubbling vigorously around edges, with bubbling to a lesser degree in center. Allow bars to cool in pan on a wire rack for at least 3 hours, or overnight (cover with a piece of foil and/or put pan inside large Ziplock), before slicing and serving. Bars will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

    Here's what you'll need...

    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, very soft (1 stick)
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
    • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
    • pinch salt, optional and to taste
    • 8 ounces roasted salted pecans, halves or pieces okay; about 2 cups (I used Trader Joe's roasted salted halves)
    • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
    • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
    • 1/3 cup whipping cream or heavy cream
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

    Yeild: one 8-by-8-inch pan, 9 to 12 very generous squares | Prep time: 20 mintues | Cook Time : about 30 to 32 minutes | Total Time: about 4+ hours, for cooling and setting up

    Recipe by : Averie Cooks

      

     

     

     

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    Let's Fall

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    Lookbook Video | 'Portland Trails'

    October 27, 2015
     
    Director : William Perls
    Let us take you on our journey through the beautiful Pacific Northwest. 
    Fall has arrived, and Winter is just around the corner - see how this season's collection functions around the natural environments of amazing Portland, OR in our latest video "Portland Trails". 
    Elli Lauren, William Perls and W+R teamed up to create this visual display of how our gal goes about a typical day. See her trek, shoot, chop, drive big rigs and laugh with friends. We believe in getting dirty like the boys and looking like babes doing it.

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    PhotographerElli Lauren
    Model : Megan Moore
    Location : Portland, Oregon
     
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    • Styling by : Claire Boutwell + Rachel Temko
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    The Care-away Cabin was indeed the perfect location for our promo video (coming soon) and lookbook. The rustic cabin was nestled amongst redwoods that tickled the clouds in Kings Canyon National Park. Our team included our amazing photographer who shot the lookbook along with above photos, Blake Bronstad, our awesome videographer William Perls, who is currently editing the promo video that will appear on our homepage, and our lovely models Soleil Kellar, Hanna Petrini, and Pernilla Ojergren. We had so much fun on this project and will without a doubt be returning to the redwoods for a future shoot.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    DIY : Succulent Garden

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    Hey there! Here at Whimsy + Row we love to craft and dream up new DIY projects. All we have on our minds right now is…”put a plant in it”. Always finding new gadgets and gismos to drill holes in and this time we found vintage bread pans. Since our conventional ovens are a bit too small to use them and let’s be honest who has the time to make 5 loafs of bread, we decided to put some new cactus friends in it!

    So here is how it’s made…

    • Venture to a nearby flea market or internet browser and search for an industrial metal bread pan. Buy it!
    • Pick up an assortment of young succulents and a bag of cactus soil
    • Next, take your new pan to the sink and scrub it down
    • Then grab a drill and take it outside along with your soil and new succulent friends
    • Drill along the center of each loaf pan three times, make sure they are evenly spaced
    • Then the gardening begins! Take each succulent out of it’s plastic planter and place it in it’s new home
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