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Weekend round up

By |September 29th, 2014|Life, Uncategorized|

Sometimes you just need a weekend at home. I love travel as much (if not more) than the next girl, but after sticking around town for the first time in over a month I gotta admit it feels awesome. It’s Sunday and instead of being exhausted, I actually feel like I had a weekend!  We still did a lot but not having to deal with airports or suitcases felt luxurious. Here’s a low down on the weekend happs~ wknd 9 29 14 (1 of 10) wknd 9 29 14 (3 of 10) wknd 9 29 14 (2 of 10) wknd 9 29 14 (4 of 10) wknd 9 29 14 (5 of 10) wknd 9 29 14 (6 of 10) wknd 9 29 14 (7 of 10) wknd 9 29 14 (3 of 3) wknd 9 29 14 (8 of 10) wknd 9 29 14 (1 of 3) wknd 9 29 14 (2 of 3) wknd 9 29 14 (9 of 10) wknd 9 29 14 (10 of 10)

Friday we had a “family” date night, meaning we took the pups out on the town with us. It was Steve’s idea and I loved it. It prevented the guilt you feel when you come home from work just to leave the poor dog again. So we took Ries with us. Fam date night started with a walk to Wurstkuche for some eats. Steve of course had to try the exotic meats, such as rabbit and rattlesnake, while I stuck with a classic bratwurst. Some may call my choice boring, I call it “classic”.  We may have different meat preferences, but we both agreed on large fries and some tasty Belgium brews. After our feast we walked to Angel City Brewery which is right across the street and also dog friendly. I’ve been to Angel city a few times, but never on a Friday night. The place was packed! We even had to wait in (a short) line. We played connect 4 and sipped on some beverages while the dog sat under the table and played with another dog also on a family date night. I love being in walking distance to such a fun spot!

Saturday I visited the cutest child in the world, aka my niece Baby V. No wonder USC won. After some quality baby and sister time, it was time for some Trojan football. Every season I feel older and older when I get on campus and see how young the students look. It was fun to hang out with the little sis and I felt better about myself when we beat some college kids at beer pong- woohoo we still got it! And so did USC, pulling off an amazing victory over the Beavers. Made for a happy girl.

Sunday started off the way all good Sundays should- with brunch. We were feeling pretty lazy after an aggressive day of college football, so we went to the dangerously convenient restaurant below our loft, Artisan House. They have this all you can eat buffet on Sundays that is quite ridiculous. Think plates and plates of bacon. At least that’s what Steve gets. After brunching we of course had to hike to feel better about ourselves. We hit up Elysian because it is also super close and not too strenuous for a Sunday. The icing on the weekend cake was having a double date- with our moms! Our moms actually had never met before which is a little nuts because we have been dating for almost four years, but living in different states will do that to you. So we finally got them both in one restaurant and bonded over some delicious Tex-Mex at Bar Ama. It went very well. Phew. Wedding still on!


love and candy,


Weekend round up: Boston adventure

By |November 11th, 2013|Life, travel, Uncategorized, weekend round up|













Happy Monday to you! We spent the weekend in Boston (freezing) and having some fun family time. It was my first time in Boston since I was really young and I was impressed. So much history in such a small area. Fall on the East Coast was also a great experience. The bright reds and yellows of the changing trees is unreal. I also got to bust out some winter boots and jackets that rarely get any action in Los Angeles. Even though it was fun to try experience a real season, I sure loved coming home to 70 degrees and sunshine!

love and candy,


Weekend Round Up

By |March 19th, 2013|DTLA, weekend round up|


This weekend was so much fun (maybe too much in my old age!). Friday night we dragged ourelves to crossfit and then rewarded ourselves wtih a fun DTLA date night. We went to Trader Vic’s at LA Live where we shared a ridiculous TIKI bowl and chowed on some yummy Hawaiin Fare. I had the curry, he went for the surf and turf. We also indulged in Banana Fritters for dessert. Worth every last calorie! Saturday Steve went off to a Bachelor party and I went to a friends birthday party conveniently located two blocks away. Hooray for DTLA friends! It was a lovely time with really great people and amazing food. They made a “bacon explosion” which was epic in every way. It’s basically a jelly roll made of sausage and bacon. Steve was horrified to have missed it. One of my oldest friends Shawna is in town and since Steve was gone we had a good old fashioned slumber party. After the bbq we went to Baco Mercat for some delicious fare and then to Cole’s for some nightcaps. We had their 1928 cosmo which put regular cosmos to shame. They are made with gin instead of vodka and homemade rasberry liquer instead of cranberry juice and sugar. Definitely a convert. It was so fun to catch up with such a dear friend!


Then came St Party’s Day Sunday. My sister and her husband were hosting a bar crawl in Hermosa which we clearly had to join. Who can say no to a themed crawl? Not this girl.

green wig st patricks day Ridiculous. First and most likely last time I will rock a green bob. Good times!

love and candy,