I did a photoshoot for the hair salon I go to, p!ay. Here's a little teaser! More to come soon!
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
[oh hello lazy mornings reading A Storm of Swords on my Kindle. wearing Chanel sunglasses]
[date nights spent at A'Cuppa Tea with the DB studying and me reading/blogging]
[keep an eye out on my food blog for cinnamon rolls soon! while you're over there, why not enter my $100 Olive Garden giveaway?]
[saturday morning cuddle seshes and futurama marathons]
[wore this out to a new bar/lounge that opened up by us, freehouse. i ordered the PB & chocolate bread pudding, which was quite a disappointment. wearing: everything H&M except for the f21 shorts]
[boba drinks-- lychee with mango jelly]
[california roll from my favorite fast restaurant]
[valentine's day gift from the DB. obsessed.]
[and my latest purchase from autumnequinox on etsy to match my kate spade ring above]
Monday, February 13, 2012
I had two days off of work so I went out to brunch with a couple of friends at 900 Grayson.
It was overcast and cold outside, but we still sat out on the patio and enjoyed every minute of our meal. They always say laughter warms the heart (oops, that was cheesy).
I ordered the Demon Lover.. Can you say fried chicken and waffles?
My DB ordered the Grayson burger, which was equally as good. The meat was cooked just as we had ordered-- medium rare-- and it was seasoned to perfection.
I also went out shopping with the girls to the outlets in Napa and got some great finds! I was on a mission for a leather jacket for work and I got a faux leather jacket for... $23.99! Overall, the entire day was fileld with a whole bunch of win.
Wearing: Forever 21 headband and shirt, Current Elliot pants, Longchamp bag, and random boots from Nordstrom.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The Weird Sisters, by Eleanor Brown, was another great read in my opinion. The title alone drew me in because I feel like it describes my sisters and me. I have two sisters of my own and we are all unique in our own way. Even though we can all get along, we aren't always on the same page.
In the book, the thing that reunites the three sisters together is their mother, who's fallen ill. It takes something that dire to bring them together, which shows how different they are from one another. I think that Brown nailed the personalities of the three sisters depending on their age. There's always the responsible one, the one that feels left out, and the wild child.
One thing about the book that I found interesting was the narrator. I tried figuring out who it was, picking up on any clues throughout the book that I could find, but there were never any. I realized that the story was told by an anonymous point of view... almost as if someone was watching the sisters from above and telling their viewpoint.
All in all, it's a great book about family bonding and getting through life's challenges. Read more about it on Blogher's book discussions!
*This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
I bought a groupon for a tour of the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield a while ago and just went with my DB yesterday. We got to see how Jelly Bellies were made and got to try them at each stage in the process-- before they got their hard shell, while they were putting on the hard shell, and the finished product. We also got to try some of their new flavors that haven't been released yet.
It was a lot of fun and totally worth it! If you're ever in the area, I'd highly recommend going on the University tour. My favorite part of the whole process? Getting to eat the Sunkist Fruit Gems right after they're made. They're SO much softer than they are in stores.