Table for one

By |August 8th, 2013|Life, travel|

I don’t remember the last time I dined out alone at a restaurant. I’m sure I’ve done it before, but clearly it wasn’t very memorable.

So here I am solo on a work trip- in Vegas of all places- forced to eat alone among the masses. Here are my scattered thoughts on the topic after chowing down on some delicious Mexican fare- and perhaps a margarita. It is Vegas after all!


The pros and cons of dining alone:

Pro: Eat less chips because I’m painfully aware of the bottom of the basket growing near and there is no one else to blame

Con: End up eating more chips because I’m bored

Pro: Writing blog posts because no one is distracting me with mindless dinner table banter

Con: Writing blog posts because staring at my iPhone and typing fervently is less awkward than staring into space or at the people next to me. Or pretending to be enthralled with the Little League World Series. Who watches that anyway? Really ESPN?

Pro: Stares from people because I’m eating alone. “How liberating! She’s so independent!”

Con: Stares from people because I’m eating alone “how embarrassing! No friends at all!”

Pro: My server trying extra hard to chat with me because she thinks I’m a badass.

Con: My server trying extra hard to chat with me because she feels sorry for me.

In summary, awkward and liberting all at once. So, anyone free for dinner when I get back?

love and candy,


Weekend Roundup: 7.28.13

By |July 30th, 2013|travel, weekend round up|


Sunday night I got that horrible feeling of panic that the weekend was coming to an end. I sometimes think that if I could just have three day weekends every week I would be happy. Although I’m sure if I had three day weekends I would want four day weekends. I digress. As short as the weekend seemed, we had such a fun time in the mountains. One of my besties has a family cabin in Big Bear and we drove up Friday for a little couples getaway. We got there before they arrived and although she gave us the alarm code, I still managed to set off the alarm. The cops came and everything. A very dramatic and comedic start to our trip! Thankfully no arrests were made. The rest of the weekend was a whirlwind of wine, hikes, good eats, boating and game playing. It was a ton of fun and somehow very relaxing at the same time. There is something so peaceful about being out in nature, away from noisy city streets and smog. I love you DTLA but sometimes it’s nice to get away! Another thing I love is that we don’t get cell reception at the cabin. It was a good reminder of how dependent I can get on my phone. When I am lounging around at home I find myself constantly checking emails, or instagram, or facebook. Not having the option made me realize that it’s a distraction that I can and should cut back on. Oh- and I also learned that I am terrible at the card game Spades.









So fun to get away with good friends.

love and candy,


Vines and Vino

By |July 11th, 2013|Photography, travel, Us, weekend round up|

My birthday was spent in Temecula and was just PERFECT! More details on the weekend later but wanted to share some wine tasting photos from our trip. The weekend proved once again how well Steve knows me and how much he cares. I feel so incredibly blessed to have someone in my life like him. Someone who loves me and knows me well enough to silently hand me candy when I’m getting grumpy. Yup, that’s love! Thankfully grumpy Lindsay was nowhere insight this weekend, too much birthday fun to be had! Now I just want to open a winery. Who’s with me?

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love and candy,