Recipe File: Avocado Toast

Looking for an easy breakfast or a simple snack to get you through the day?

Try avocado toast! (Yes, I've hopped onto the avocado toast trend and it's totally okay). Not only does this quick meal take 5 minutes or less to make, but it's also healthy and delicious.

Keep scrolling for an easy avocado toast recipe...

Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast

What You'll Need:

  • A really good and thick slice of bread. It's all in the bread for avocado toast. Choose a thick piece of toast (a nutty whole grain is preferred, but a simple sourdough works great, too!) as the foundation.
  • Ripe avocados. The amount of avocados you use depend on how much avocado you want on your toast. I used half an avocado for one slice of sourdough for a semi-thin layer.
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • A pinch of salt and pepper
  • A shake of red crushed pepper


  1. Toast your bread! You can either choose to toast your bread first, then drizzle a little olive oil over it, or toast your bread in the toaster oven with a drizzle of olive oil.
  2. Mash your avocado(s) in a small bowl with 2-3 drops of lemon juice (for half an avocado) and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. After your bread is toasted, spread your avocado mixture on top.
  4. Shake a little red crushed pepper (again, to your liking) to finish it off.
  5. Enjoy!

Do you have any favorite avocado toast recipes? What do you like to add to it? Share with me in the comments!

xx, Leila


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By | 2017-04-17T15:28:18+00:00 March 25th, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Target’s Next Designer Collab Launches Sunday: Peter Pilotto for Target

Jump straight into spring fashion and make a statement with Target's latest designer collaboration: Peter Pilotto for Target.

The men behind the London-based fashion brand are Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos. In December 2009, fashion brand Peter Pilotto was awarded the best emerging talent award at the British Fashion Awards.

The Peter Pilotto for Target collection will include 70 pieces, ranging from dresses and skirts, swimwear, and accessories. Most of the pieces will also cost less than $60, making the collection happily affordable.

Bold graphic prints, different silhouettes, and an explosion of complementary and contrasting colors make up the highly anticipated collection. If you ever had trouble with mixing prints, the Peter Pilotto for Target collection has got you covered. It's fun, beautiful, and bold - a perfect combo for spring fashion.

Peter Pilotto for Target will be available in Target stores (in the U.S. and Canada) on Sunday, February 9. You can also shop it online at and starting Sunday. Net-a-Porter will carry a curated assortment of the collection.

Peter Pilotto for Target Lookbook

Peter Pilotto for Target Lookbook

Peter Pilotto for Target Lookbook

Peter Pilotto for Target Lookbook


All photos courtesy of Target

Take a look at the full lookbook on

What are you planning to get your hands on when the Peter Pilotto for Target collection makes its debut?

By | 2018-02-16T20:29:37+00:00 February 8th, 2014|Categories: Fashion|Tags: , |0 Comments

Gourmet Cheese Shop Fromagerie Sophie Brings a Little Piece of Paris to SLO

Right in the heart of San Luis Obispo, Calif., you'll find a new gourmet cheese shop that is bringing a little bit of the beauty (and delicious-ness!) of France to SLO.

Fromagerie Sophie (French for "Sophie's Cheese Shop") isn't just a cheese shop. It's a gourmet cheese shop that offers cheeses and other select items from around the world. Sophie Boban-Doering opened Fromagerie Sophie just a couple of months ago in November 2013.

Walking into the gourmet cheese shop, you'll notice a glass case filled with an amazing selection of cheese, charcuterie, olives, pates, and other select items. Each cheese has a placard that has a little bit of info about the cheese: the name, where it's imported from, a brief description of the cheese, the price per pound, and a beer/wine pairing.

If you're new to cheese or already just an avid lover of great cheese, Fromagerie Sophie will satisfy you. Their staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the products they offer. They will help you explore their offerings with samples and provide suggestions for what may tickle your taste buds.

While you'll find cheese imported from all over the world (Italy, France and Switzerland, to name just a few countries), Fromagerie Sophie also offers cheeses from local creameries.

Fromagerie Sophie SLO

Selection of Cheese at Fromagerie Sophie
During my first visit to Fromagerie Sophie, my friend and I were welcomed by a friendly staff member who quickly asked us if we would like to try a sample. What's great about Fromagerie Sophie is that you don't need to worry about knowing what kind of cheese you're looking for. You can wander in, have a lovely conversation with a staff member, experience the cheese, and walk out knowing a little bit more about cheese with a delicious cheese in hand.

The first cheese I tried at Fromagerie Sophie was Brillat Savarin-Plasse from France (seen below). I don't know how else to describe it besides simply saying that it was amazing. The Brillat Savarin-Plasse is a triple cream cheese with a hint of nuttiness that is very light and extremely creamy. It happily melted in my mouth and I could imagine spreading it on a baguette slice and eating it all the time. (I wish I was kidding).

I then tried a sample of Shallots Confit (also seen below). I loved these. The shallots confit were sweet with a hint of tartness. Sandy, an employee at Fromagerie Sophie, suggested pairing the shallots confit with cheese and a baguette.

My first visit to Fromagerie Sophie was also the first time I tried pâté. I tried two types of pâté and I was pleasantly surprised by the flavor and texture of both. I am now a pâté lover.

Overall, there is no doubt I will be visiting Fromagerie Sophie to pick up some cheese, pâté, a baguette, and maybe everything else.

Fromagerie Sophie SLO

Wander into 1129 Garden St. in San Luis Obispo, CA and experience a little bit of France with a great selection of delicious cheeses and a friendly staff. The fromagerie is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am - 6 pm.

Happy cheesing! 

xx, Leila

By | 2018-02-16T20:29:46+00:00 February 3rd, 2014|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Worth Visiting: Scout Coffee Co. in San Luis Obispo, CA

Hi everyone! I'm introducing something new on chicisms. As someone who loves fashion and is a self-proclaimed foodie, I couldn't keep myself from not writing about food. That's why I've decided to begin incorporating my food adventures into chicisms. I hope you enjoy!

If there was ever a coffee shop to fall in love with, it would be Scout Coffee Co. in San Luis Obispo, CA. The employees here are friendly and obviously love their coffee, the atmosphere is open and inviting, the coffee is delicious, and the branding as well as the interior design is beautiful.

Scout Coffee just opened in downtown SLO yesterday and it is, without a doubt, my new favorite coffee spot. Everything is absolutely lovely about this local coffee shop and their cappuccino brightened my morning.

The specialty coffee shop is owned and operated by husband and wife team Jon and Sara Peterson. In addition to the delicious Verve coffee Scout offers, you'll find  teas, milkshakes, house made sodas, and homemade baked goods.

You can visit Scout at 1130 Garden St., San Luis Obispo, CA  93401.

Scout Coffee SLO

Scout Coffee SLO

Scout Coffee San Luis Obispo

If you're looking for good coffee and a great atmosphere, I suggest Scout Coffee Co. Let me know what you think of it!




By | 2018-02-16T20:29:54+00:00 January 21st, 2014|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment