You Got Served: Adrianna Adarme, A Cozy Kitchen

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You Got Served” is a DXD Original Series and ongoing creative project where three individuals (bloggers, stylists and/or
tastemakers) are picked to exemplify their own unique styles by sourcing and photographing a
table setting using the same box of provided mystery props. 

Adrianna, A Cozy Kitchen, is a Los Angeles based food writer, recipe tester and in our opinion…one chic lady. An expert in making comfort food cute, we thought she would be the perfect addition to the You Got Served project with her ability to showcase a bight and cheerful perspective in every photo she takes.

Style aside (both on the plate and in her closet), We want to eat everything she posts on her blog (hello breakfast!), laugh out loud when she tweets about her expensive juice habit getting out of control and look forward to her daily instagram photos that make us hungry… and seriously considering adding an adorable corgi to our kitchen asap.

Basically we just want to go out on an ice cream date with her and figure out how to be as equally charming.

You got served…By A Cozy Kitchen. 

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The Rules:

~Subject must choose and work with at least two items and one textile from the mystery box

~Location and surface area up to the discretion of the subject

~One additional textile, prop, and food/botanicals can be selected from the subject’s personal  collection

Do you have a routine or game plan when it comes to styling with props for your photos? 

I’d say I go in with a loose plan. I write a shot list at the beginning of a shoot and pull props depending on those shots’ needs. Usually it’s pretty organic, i.e., which linen do I think goes best with the food, what kind of mood am I in, is there something new that I’ve purchased that I’m super excited about, etc.

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What’s your Serving Style? Brand new/on trend, unique vintage originals, particular colors? 

I’m typically drawn to props that are similar to how I dress…haha. I like mixing highs and lows and old and new. I’d say when it comes to texture, linen is my favorite–it’s pliable and makes pretty waves. My goal is to make it feel warm, casual and how it’d look if I invited you over for dinner. I don’t like too many props or food to look overly messy, which I think looks really fake. And when it comes to color, I’m a sucker for neutral tones and desert rose/blush.

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image: Adrianna Adarme

Do you have a favorite piece in your collection? What’s the story behind it?

Ah yes! This is my second semester taking ceramics and I absolutely love it–it’s become so useful. Some of my favorite little bowls are ones I’ve made, which makes me super excited (even though they’re completely imperfect). This one is maybe my favorite because the lip is thin and purposefully crooked.

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If you could get a hold of any item for your kitchen or tabletop, what do you currently have your eye on? 

I have my eye on these pink and red Ben Medansky mugs that he sells exclusively at this coffee shop I go to after my workout, Go Get ‘Em Tiger. Every time I go in there, I swear they’re begging for me to buy a pair. I’ll break down one of these days.

Dine X Design | You Got Served | A Cozy Kitchen

 image: Adrianna Adarme

Adrianna’s use of mixed textures is one tasteful and sophisticated way to plate donuts – which by the way were already perfect looking on their own…and delicious. Who can resist a donut left unattended!? No one.

We loved watching her play around with different fabrics and seeing the thought process unfold on her marble slab. Just like the styling on her website, Adrianna’s look here is clean, confident, undeniably chipper and allows the food to take center stage. Bravo we say…and fancy donuts for everyone!

Be sure to check out the A Cozy Kitchen website for delicious bites, twitter for amusing insights and a little behind the scenes on instagram! Oh, if you’re into pancakes…then you’re going to love her cookbook. Get on it!

What items would you have picked from the box?!

Tell us below and stay tuned as we release a new subject from Box 002 each wednesday in June – and if you haven’t caught up on Box 001 got take a peep at the magic created by Joy The Baker, A Kitchy Kitchen & Matchbox Kitchen.

Kristin Guy

Kristin Guy is a Los Angeles based creative consultant specializing in a food-focused lifestyle. A lover of stripes and fluent in the love language called emoji...she is the Creative Director & Editor of Dine X Design.


  • Reply June 7, 2014


    I’m loving this series! I’m such a Adrianna fan!

  • Don’t know why I just discovered this post, but I LOVE this series! It is so fun to get a sneak peek of the creative process behind some of my fave bloggers. Love Adrianna! :)

    • Kristin Guy
      Reply August 26, 2014

      Kristin Guy

      Lots of good gems in the archives of this project! Who else would you like to see!? We’re always taking in suggestions for future boxes!


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