Ciao Lucia is a California based label created and designed by Lucy Akin since 2017. The idea of Ciao Lucia is the girl on eternal vacation, lots of light pieces you would want to wear by beautiful seaside hotels. They make everything in Los Angeles. I selected some of my favorite pieces from their new collection.
1 pound Ahi Tuna Poke (Santa Monica Seafood has it seasoned and ready to go)
1/2 pound seaweed salad (Santa Monica Seafood has this as well)
1 block cubed firm tofu (water pressed out before cubing)
1 bag snap peas trimmed
1 1/2 cup shelled edamame thawed
1 package shiitake mushrooms
Sesame seeds for sprinkling
Furikake for sprinkling
2-3 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon asian chili paste
1 package nori seaweed snacks
Cook rice per package directions.
Place tofu on a baking sheet line with parchment, toss with 1-2 tablespoon oil, and bake at 400° F for about 25 minutes or until crispy.
In a medium sized skillet heat 1-2 tablespoons of oil to medium high heat. Add snap peas, edamame, and shiitake mushrooms and sauté. Next add 1 tsp sesame oil, and 1 tsp asian chili paste. Be sure to not overcook (I like my snap peas to still have a crunch).
Now it’s time to assemble your bowls. Add rice, tuna poke, seaweed salad, snap pea vegetable medley, nori, sprinkle with sesame seeds and Furikake.
You can add soy sauce, sesame oil, and chili crunch for extra flavor.
The weather was beautiful in Los Angeles over the weekend. I spend Saturday on Abbott Kinney walking around and stopped by the Abbott Kinney Marketplace (every 2nd Saturday of the month). They had several cool unique vendors. I picked up a pair of Huaraches mules (love!) and a tie-dye cardigan from Kazmik Grace. It felt so nice to be out and about people watching and dining street side.
After chatting with friends it seems like people are traveling to warm weather places for Spring Break. Here are some warm weather poolside picks.
On Monday I shared WSJ’s Capsule Wardrobe picks and today I’m sharing mine. I have a fairly edited down closet and make sure to purge by either donating or giving pieces to The Real Real every couple of months. For me, I have to be comfortable so I gravitate towards natural fibers and practical pieces. It’s important to have a good foundation of basics and mix in different accessories and pops of color to switch up a look.
What is a Capsule Wardrobe? It’s a small collection of clothing, accessories, and jewelry that are the building blocks of your wardrobe. Timeless, classic, and quality pieces.