I love, love MUSHA in Santa Monica. They have plenty of dishes that will have you wishing you lived on the West side including my favorite– Itame Somen. You just can’t go wrong here; everything I’ve ever tried at Musha has been delicious. A very popular local hangout, seats fill up quickly during dinner service.… Continue reading MUSHA IZAKAYA


On Saturday night, we headed to MUSHA for T’s birthday get-together. Westsiders have been telling me about this place for years. The staff was great and the food was fabulous. I’m still thinking about the Itame Somen (garlic noodles). Our top picks: Spicy Tuna Dip: Spicy tuna with crispy rice cracker. $8.95 Kakuni: Pork belly… Continue reading MUSHA


We’re obsessed, obsessed with this light by Japanese company CONOF. The lamp head swivels 270 degrees and the base pulls open to expose 2 USB hubs as well as an additional power outlet. Simple. Brilliant. $239 White, Mocha, Green Gizmine

Yohji Yamamoto

We’ve always loved Yohji Yamamoto- his current collection, pictured above, was beautiful. But, organic shapes and avant garde fashion is hardly realistic for most of us. His new collection Coming Soon (licensed to Italian manu¬≠facturer SINV SpA) is made up of more “practical” pieces- denim, wovens, black, white, navy, olive, khaki. Simple. Exclusively at Odin,… Continue reading Yohji Yamamoto