Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Weekend in Photos

I realize this is late but better late than never!

What a lovely weekend. Friday, the Mr. and I went to a yummy restaurant near our apartment, Fritto Misto and enjoyed some delicious lobster ravioli and sausage and peppers entree.

Saturday morning, I made my first omelette!  Yum.
 Later, I pranced about Santa Monica, picking up fresh flowers and trying not to pass out from the heat.
 I took a stroll into Club Monaco and scored this awesome white, embroidered top with a scalloped bottom. 

Which I can't wait to wear with my new boots. Thanks again Nordies anniversary sale.
 After a bit of shopping, the Mr. and I met up and were surprised when we received a text from one of our good friends that he was in town with a few friends! So we took a stroll down the street toward one of the best places in Santa Monica, Fathers Office.

 Then we quickly realized his friends were at a different Fathers Office..
Woops! So we met up with them at the other one and had an unexpectedly awesome evening catching up with him.

Sunday, after hitting the grocery store and Target, I savored every last minute of the Olympics. One of my girlfriends who just moved back from SF came over for the closing ceremonies and to specifically watch the Spice Girls. How epic were they?!

Have a wonderful week!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Have a Cool Weekend.

It's Friday! We did it!

The Mr. and I will be spending the evening at a TBD restaurant and I plan on enjoying a yummy, well deserved glass of red wine. This weekend I'll be pretending it's Fall with my new booties, planning some fun activities for the Mr. and my mini-moon, hopefully going on my first hike in LA (even though I've been here a year!) and will lastly be giddily excited that one of my girlfriends is moving back to LA.What are you up to this weekend?

Have a wonderful one. xo

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Joanna Goddard's husband's article about making friends as an adult really struck a cord with me.


The Mr. and I moved from Chicago to Santa Monica where we only knew a handful of people (some good friends, some acquaintances). We moved from some of our very close friends and family to beautiful weather, a healthier life and where our jobs are meant to be. The chances of us moving back are slim. We've made some friends through our workplaces, but not those kind of friends that we're close enough to hang out with on the weekends. 

By the way, I have this weird subconscious problem where I can't get close to anyone at work, I try to but it's so hard for me! Does anyone else have this issue? 

Anyway, while the Mr. and I are content and happy spending time with each other, I can't help but be a little sad when the weekend rolls around and we don't have a group of friends to hang out with like we did in Chicago. 

Take a look at the article. Let me know what you think. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bootie Bootie Rockin' Everywhere!

I found them. I ordered them on Sunday. And I saved $50.
Thank you Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Love.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Bookcase Envy

Awesome news! We got a new desk/bookcase and man are we in love with it. It's so much prettier than our old desk - an eyesore that the Mr. had for many many years. It really makes our space feel far more cohesive and taller. We just love it. Now the only problem is, how the heck should we decorate it?

Here's what it looks like now: 

One of my fave Etsy prints. 

And here's some of my inspiration:

love how this blends into the entire room
I dig the wallpaper

 this one is just beautiful

Which one is your favorite?

Monday, August 6, 2012

Weekend Photos 8.6.12

What a relaxing weekend. I'm sure you can tell by my lack of posting that I've been rill busy with work lately. A little too busy if you know what I mean.

So! What keeps me going? Friends, family, my Mr., blogs, good wine and the weekend. Here's what we were up to this weekend.

Cubs/Dodgers game!

A not-so-great photo of the Mr. and I but we had such a good time!

There were fireworks!

The Mr. is a reaaaal good cook and one of his specialties is a mean omelette. He didn't even want me to post this but I just had to. It was too yummy!

I hope you had a great weekend!


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Closets. I. Die.

Ugh. There are no words. Just look. 

all images via

Right?! The last one. That light fixture. I could live in there!