Catalina Island

Catalina Island

  It’s difficult to mention a day at Catalina without saying, “It’s the f&ck*ng Catalina Wine Mixer!” And while there was no Will Ferrell singing Josh Groban tunes or even a wine mixer, the day was still filled with plenty of good things. A good majority followed by one of us in the group saying, “It’s the Catalina Wine Mixer!” just for good effect. For those who don’t know the reference, I strongly recommend you watch Step Brothers right this instant and thank me later. The…

Bedroom Decor

  In lieu of doing a typical blog post, I’ve snapped a few pics of my bedroom decor as simple decorating ideas for the bedroom.   On a side note, Miss. Lady Dog, doesn’t always usually look this tired.                                                                            Alright, back to bed it is for now. I think she truly…

Griffith Observatory Hike

Griffifth Observatory Hike On our second day of me and the boy’s staycation, we went and did the Griffith Observatory Hike. But aside from that, we mostly just ate. Like, a lot. We went for bottomless mimosasfor brunch, we had burgers for lunch AND we had a full picnic basket to take with us laterthat evening. Our waistlines grew by inches on this one weekend. But it was all so delicious. We started out at breakfast at Eat This Cafe . The food was perfect, simple,…

Santa Monica Day Trip

Santa Monica Day Trip So when me and the boy heard about everyone’s Memorial Weekend plans, we grew a little envious.  Friends were going wine tasting in Napa and beer tastings in Pismo Beach. Another couple was headed to the Hamptons for the long weekend. And we had effectively planned absolutely nothing. But determined to not waste a perfectly good long weekend, we planned a quick-mini staycation and set our sights on Los Angeles! The boy’s not native to California so it gave us both…

Granville Island Public Market

The second day we were in Vancouver, we made our way to Stanley Park and Granville Island. These were by far, my favorite spots and it was so great to walk around and get to see a little bit more the city.  Vancouver doesn’t feel too exotic or different to the American traveler but its’ parks and markets were no less pleasing. Stanley Park is 1,000 acres large and feels more like a small forest than an urban park. Complete with totem poles too! So, there…

Capilano Suspension Bridge

So a while ago I took a weekend trip up to Vancouver to explore some Canadian terrain and for a quick mini adventure. Regrettably, it’s taken me way too long to actually get these pictures up on the blog. Life’s gotten a little too hectic lately but looking back at these pictures has made me seriously itch for another trip or at least a camping getaway to detox and breathe. Who’s with me? Our first day out in Vancouver we ventured to the Capilano Suspension…

Tea at Langham Hotel Pasadena

Happy to return back from the windy and freezing East Coast, a friend, my mom and I ventured out for a mini outing in Pasadena, and lapped up all the sunshine. We went British and opted for high tea at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena. Tucked away in a corner of Pasadena, the Langham Huntington Hotel has an air of refinement and old school Hollywood class. The grounds are beautiful and well-maintained.               We plopped ourselves down at one…

Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge

Having lived in New York for five years, I feel like there’s not a lot I haven’t done  tourist-wise. But that’s how New York always surprises me. Even after so many years of living there and visiting, there’s still new sites and places to explore. So I was wrong, but in a great way.  I tried to find an activity that all three of us siblings could do and haven’t done before, so we settled on crossing the Brooklyn Bridge and checking out D.U.M.B.O. But not…

Beauty and Essex

To begin with, sorry I’m crazy behind and slow this month! This past month has been quite the whirlwind between trips, work and moving out. But definitely a good kind of crazy. And now that I’m mostly settled in, I can get back to the important stuff like blogging. And back to where we left off on the latest adventure at the Beauty and Essex on the Lower East Side of New York. While me and my younger brother Connor, had flown in to NYC. My older…

Birerria at Eataly

Ok so I’m cheating just a bit. This isn’t just our visit to Birerria at Eataly. It’s everything me and my brother did the first day we got in to New York but I couldn’t figure out how to pack it all in and organize it all just so! Me and my younger brother took the redeye out of Los Angeles in to New York  to meet up with old friends and my older brother Dan, who had come up from D.C. for the weekend. Me and…