Weekend Round Up 7.15.13

By |July 15th, 2013|weekend round up|

The weekend in review (aka iphone photos):






Friday we had great intentions of working out and having a rare quiet evening at home. Instead, I met up with Steve at The Edison where he was having happy hour with his coworkers. Happy Hour turned into happy hours and we ended up staying there all night! We came home and watched Game of Thrones until we I fell asleep. I lasted a solid 15 minutes. Saturday we made it to Crossfit which killed me! It was so hot out and there was a lot of sprinting involved. Just when you think you are starting to get in shape, you get your butt kicked and realize you are far from it! In the evening we went to the Long Beach Grand Cru, a charity wine tasting event. It was a beautiful evening and we enjoyed trying all the wine and fare from local restaurants. I am a huge sucker for silent auctions and walked away with some wine and a weekend stay at the long beach Marriott. Staycation time!

Sunday was packed with fun festivities! We hit up the Rose Bowl flea market (check it off the summer bucket list!) and then had a mimosa filled brunch at Sonoma wine garden in Santa Monica. Such a great spot to eat outside and enjoy the warm weather. After a mimosa- or two- we did some shopping. A lot of shopping. Hey- it’s still my birthday month, right? I got some gems from Nordy’s, Urban and Zara before rushing off to Pasadena to celebrate my mommas birthday! Her actual birthday isn’t until next week but she will be out of town so got to celebrate early. We had dinner at a cool Argentinean joint in Pasadena, Malbec. And of course, had to have some Malbec. It’s only right.

Hope your weekend was fab!

love and candy,


Weekend Round Up 7.30.13

By |July 5th, 2013|Life, travel, weekend round up|



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This weekend my cousin Nick got married on a beautiful golf course up in NorCal. We had so much fun at the wedding! I am lucky to say that not only do I love my family but I truly enjoy their company. My mom is from a family of six so family events are always large and loud.  Our extended family all live in the bay area of further so I always look forward to seeing them on special occasions like weddings and holidays. We drove up Friday which was pretty hectic. We left at 3 and didn’t get up there until 1030. Thankfully we had In N Out, candy, and satellite radio to get us through. I also bought David Sedaris’ new book “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” and started reading it aloud to Steve while he drove. To be honest I’m not hooked on it yet- I really love his book “Me Talk Pretty One Day” and so far this one has left me underwhelmed. I’m only on the fifth chapter so hoping it grows on me!

The wedding on Saturday was perfect. Hot, but perfect. We danced the night away. One of my favorite moments was Steve leading the crowd in the Cupid Shuffle. Hilarious. Congrats Nick and Sam!

On a more somber note, we stayed at my grandma’s house and it was tough to see her health and memory really fading. She has always been a role model to me as a strong, intelligent, independent woman. She graduated from Berkeley with a  journalism degree at a time where most women, if they went to college, were studying home economics. She worked at a newspaper her whole life and was a career woman even while raising six kids. She is one of the most intelligent people I know- a total trivia buff, and the reason I am obsessed with crossword puzzles. In the past couple years she has been suffering from some health setbacks and Alzheimer’s has been creeping in. It’s a really tough thing to see. As much as I want to spend time with her, it’s also hard to be around because they seem like a different person.  Regardless, I treasure the time with her and am so thankful for the many years I have been blessed to have her in my life. The family is working to get her into a care facility which is another tough issue to navigate. It’s hard but also a reminder of how fragile and short life is. Hug those you love close, and be thankful for every moment!

love and candy,