Today I met up with fellow Apartment Therapy/Kitchn blogger Leela Cyd. Home for a few days, we both soaked up the sun, ate some good tamales and took a ton of photos. She was here photographing homes and delicious food…so I tagged along for the day.
First home we visited in Montecito, was her Godmother’s. A lovely bohemian and artistic spread of colorful art, books, food, and a ton of greenery.
… and the art studio.
Quick stop at Leela’s family home, to prepare the ingredients for the avacado pudding. Her father is a photographer and her mother is a journalist.
This is Charlie, who greeted us at the second location we shot. This is a neighbor’s home where Leela actually lived when she was younger…. the homeowner is a dancer. Not only does she have this incredible home complete with a tower room that gets 365 degree view of Santa Barbara…but she also added a two story addition…where she has a dance studio and guest apt.
Leela and the mousse
Avacados, in a processor. Whip them up with agave or honey or really any natural sweetener. Mix in a tablespoon of vanilla. Sprinkle on chopped almonds. For a sweeter chocolate flavor, you can add organic cocoa powder. YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stick it in the freezer and serve cold.