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 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,


The Vegas

By |June 18th, 2012|travel|

Another epic Vegas trip in the books. My smart man is graduating from UCLA Anderson and the graudating class ended things right- with a Vegas weekend. I of course, gladly accompanied him! We stayed at the Palms and had a fun filled weekend including pool parties, clubs, craps, black jack and a white party in a killer suite. It was so much fun to have so many friends all in one place.

Roomies in da club :)

Hard Rock Pool Party with our stunners on.

Ready for the white party!

It was bittersweet seeing all of our fun Anderson friends- they are all so fun and wonderful and many of them are moving around the country and globe to do amazing things, they will be missed!

Although I didn’t win at the tables, I will definitely chalk this one up as a WIN!