Weekend Round Up 6.23.13

By |June 27th, 2013|DTLA, Us, weekend round up|















Once again this weekend round up is coming in late- I’ll stop apologizing and just accept the fact that stuff is pretty busy around here lately! I really like doing these weekend round ups because not only is it fun to reminisce on the weekend, but when it comes to scrapbooking/Project Life, it makes it really easy to remember what happened!

This weekend by part luck and part design we got to stay almost entirely downtown! Most weekends between visiting with friends and family we end up in some other part of Los Angeles for at least one day/night of the weekend, so it was a happy change.

Friday we had a girls night to celebrat one of my lovely friend Allison’s birthday. We started with a yummy champagne filled dinner at Soleto, and after went to a LA Film Festival event at LA Live. We ended the evening with a night cap at Perch, one of the best views of the downtown skyline. A perfect evening with the ladies, and all within walking distance of my place! Even though I maaay have taken a cab to dinner- half a mile seems a whole lot further when one is rocking heels!

On Saturday I got a chance to work on the blog and crafting. I upgraded to a new framework and am hopefully going to get some formatting changes going here soon. I’m definitely a newbie at coding and website design, but thankfully I have live in tech support-thanks Steve! In the afternoon we went down to Redondo to meet my sisters new dog- Tucker. It was the only time we had to drive anywhere the whole weekend- and was so worth it to see the cute puppy! What a ham.

Sat night we met up with some friends for StreetFoodCinema,which is basically a movie in park with lots of food trucks. What’s not to love? This week the venue was Exposition Park right by the Coliseum where my beloved Trojans play football- Fight On! We brought a picnic filled with wine, cheese, and candy (duh). We bought tickets based on the location and date, and turns out they were showing Rocky Horror Picture Show. None of us had seen it before and we were totally blown away. It was pretty nuts. People yelling things at the screen, props flying by us, and actors acting out the whole show. Not typically my kind of movie- but quite the experience!

Sunday I planned a little surprise date for Steverino. There was a deal on Travelzoo for a ballet at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion so I grabbed us some tickets. I didn’t tell him where we were going and I was all excited to take the bus there and confuse him more/ impress him with my public transportation dominance.  Sadly, we missed the bus and ended up taking a cab.  I swear one day I will master public transport in LA, but not this weekend. We lunched at Tina Tacos, Patina’s little taco stand right by the concert hall. The tacos were a little on the pricey side, but really yummy. We had time for a drink and snacks by the fountains before heading in. I don’t make it to too many dance shows, and I was really impressed. It’s amazing how the dancers can make such complicated moves look SO easy! It was really fun to try something new, and I always love surprising Steve. He does so much for me and it’s fun to give back in little ways.

Now go have yourself an AMAZING weekend!

love and candy,


Weekend Round Up

By |April 22nd, 2013|DTLA, reviews, Uncategorized, weekend round up|

This weekend was just what I needed. After fighting Coachella lung -aka a gnarly sinus infection- all week, I was itching to get out of the house but also wanted to take it a little easy. Friday night Steve took me out on a dtla date night. We started off at Buzz for flight night which is always a hit. It’s only ten bucks and you get to try out 6 or so microbrews. It’s also a fun place to hang out, and only a few blocks away from our place- major bonus.

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After some brews we went and tried out Colori Kitchen an Italian restaurant nearby. The food was decent but the service was suuuper slow! I’m usually not one to complain but I literally think we waited for an hour and a half to get our food. Thankfully we weren’t in a hurry and enjoyed some beverages and conversation while we waited. When our order finally did came they comped our drinks and dessert so it all worked out in the end. Needless to say we were a little buzzed afterwards- thus the awkward elevator selfie below that I find hilarious.

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Saturday we celebrated my dear friend Lauren’s birthday. A group of us ladies took a limo and went wine tasting drinking in Malibu. It was GORGEOUS out and we had a ball picnicking and chatting as us ladies do. The time and wine flew by and we took the limo to Santa Monica for dinner at another little Italian joint, Fritto Misto. The boys met up with us there with yet more wine. Let’s just say the photo at dinner is appropriately blurry. Fritto Misto is delicious and it was so fun celebrating our friend and catching up with everyone. Afterwards we went to West 4th and Jane for a nightcap and some Connect Four before heading home well before midnight. Wine will do that to you! weekend round up 4 21-6

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Sunday I got the chance to catch up with Shawna who was in town for work. We had a yummy brunch with fun champagne cocktails at The French Garden, a cute outdoor French bistro downtown that I had been wanting to try.  Afterwards we crossed the street to Bottega Louie for some treats. It was also CicLAvie , an annual event where they block off streets from Downtown to Venice for bikers and pedestrians. The path went right down our street and it was nuts to see thousands upon thousands of bikers cruising the streets all day. Pretty cool! It definitely put the itch in Steve and I to go out and finally buy some bikes of our own! Well done weekend, you rocked.

love and candy,



Hello, weekend

By |April 20th, 2013|DTLA, Friday Photo|