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Turntable Kitchen’s SXSW 2014 Photo Diary

March 20th, 2014 IMG_4680-002

Despite the increasing visibility of mega pop stars such as Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, Jay Z and Kanye West, SXSW still offers a great opportunity to catch rising bands on their way up – long before they’re able to embark on full world tours. With a few exceptions, that’s how we like to approach […]

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The Ultimate Food and Music Guide to San Francisco

November 11th, 2013

We’ve done a number of City Guides here on Turntable Kitchen, and the other day, as I was taking a stroll through Golden Gate Park, I realized that I’ve never actually done a City Guide for the city that I live in. The one I’ve lived in for the past 8+ years! How crazy is […]

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San Francisco’s Inner Sunset Neighborhood

August 12th, 2013 Hollow SF

I’ve been living in the Inner Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco for nearly 10 years (what?!) and the reaction I get from people when I tell them where I live has gone from, “Where is that?” to “I love that area! I want to live there!” It’s been strange and satisfying to hear my hood […]

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Turntable Kitchen City Guide: Tokyo and Kyoto

July 24th, 2013 Turntable Kitchen City Guide: Tokyo and Kyoto

Last month, Matt and I were presented with the opportunity of a lifetime to go to Japan on an ‘inspiration trip.’ We were selected to join a small group of creative influencers as part of UGG Australia‘s Creative Council. You can read more about that here and watch a little video that UGG Australia’s team […]

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Turntable Kitchen City Guide: Nashville, Tennessee

June 18th, 2013

Although we just returned from a trip to Japan, my Nashville City Guide has been a long time coming, so I’m finally sharing it (don’t worry, Japan is soon to come!). Nashville has been on my ‘to-do’ list as a city to visit for quite some time. I must admit that country is probably my […]

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Turntable Kitchen City Guide: Louisville, KY

April 25th, 2013

A few months ago, I was flipping through Flipboard (ha!) on my iPad in bed when I came across Lonely Planet’s list of Top 10 US travel destinations. The number one place on their list? Louisville, Kentucky. I yelled out to Matt, who was brushing his teeth in the bathroom to relay my curiosity about […]

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Turntable Kitchen City Guide: Mendocino, California

March 26th, 2013

One of my favorite things about living in the Bay Area is being only a few hours’ drive away from some truly magical places. Getting away for a long weekend isn’t quite as easy with a baby (though we certainly aren’t cutting travel out of our lives; we’ve just accepted that it’s a little more […]

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Turntable Kitchen’s Vinyl Record Collector’s Gift Guide

November 28th, 2012

Pictured: 1) Pro-Ject Speed Box; 2) Pro-Ject Debut Carbon in red; 3) Al Green’s Greatest Hits LP; 4) Grado SR80i headphones; 5) Acryl-it Platter; 6) Audio Technica AT-LP60; 7) Music Hall Cork Mat; 8) The xx – xx LP.  In the past few years, vinyl records have made a well-deserved comeback. They are collectible, they […]

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Single Serving: The Walkmen – Heaven

August 3rd, 2012 The Walkmen Heaven 640x640 Musical Pairings: The Walkmen Heaven

It was 2002 when I first saw the video for “Wake Up” from the debut album by The Walkmen titled Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me Is Gone. I was watching my most recent VHS recording of the MTV2 show 120 Minutes, when on came a promo featuring a group of smartly dressed lads playing […]

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Turntable Kitchen’s Guide to Sicily

July 23rd, 2012

The Sicilian sun is very hot. Or, perhaps it is the combination of the sun and the dry winds that blow in from Africa. Sicily is located at the tip of Italy’s ‘boot’ and parts of it are actually geographically closer to Tunisia than Rome. I knew this before I went there, but only when […]

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