SPRINGTIME IN PALM SPRINGS

April 1, 2017

My friend Anna has a birthday tradition of doing a girls weekend in Palm Springs. It's something we all look forward to every year, in particular because it's in end of Feb / early March and we're all usually VERY over winter weather around that time.











We mostly people watch (which has gotten more interesting as the years go by), lounge by the pool, and drink fruity blended cocktails with fun names. Above on the left I'm drinking an "Electric Slide", sadly no longer on the menu, RIP. 

We've also taken to bringing a polaroid camera, which always gets some fun, truly candid shots. Those ones always end up being my favorites because we can't take 10 of the same pose, agonize over which one to pick, edit, etc....it's just in the moment. Just ya know like LIVING IN THE MOMENT YOU GUYS.









Why is room service so luxurious? The best coffee and avocado toast. No, this isn't a sponsored post. Although totally open to it, Ace Hotel. Call me.

One tradition that we try to uphold every year is taking a group photo in the lobby. The photos vary depending on the skill level of the lovely people at the front desk. Here are alllll three!

2017
2016
2015

Until next year! Special thanks to the very handsome stranger who took 5 version of this group pool photo.

A FLOWER ARRANGING PARTY

March 1, 2015

Last Saturday, because the pink peonies at Trader Joe's were so very much at the TOP of their instagram-ready game, a few girlfriends and I got together for a flower arranging party. I mean, have you seen these babies?! They're just achin' for some arrangin'.




To fancy things up a bit, and because I'm a sucker for all things pretty on paper, we picked out these invitations from tinyprints.


Our "flower menu" included peonies, snapdragons, hypericum, hydrangeas, garden roses and mums.

 These two cuties were very supportive of our creative process.


Posing with our works of art, feeling very accomplished, in touch with our inner Martha Stewart, and slightly buzzed. All in a days work, ladies. ;)

CLARA.

February 25, 2015


This is Clara. We adopted her from the Burbank Animal Shelter last week after many months of the great cat debate. We woke up on a Wednesday and I was like "Today. We're getting our cat today." She was a stray kitten who was brought into the shelter when she was a month old. The picture on her file shows her when they captured her and she looks so little and so scared; it broke my heart. They had her in a socialization program at the shelter to help get her more comfortable with humans, and she "graduated" (the most adorable ceremony ever?) the day we went in to look for a cat. We were told that she was very shy and would need a lot of patience and socializing. Cut to a week later and she is so sweet and cuddly.

A few fun facts:

Clara loves car rides, being brushed, sitting on the couch and watching TV with you (during the hours of 5-9pm Pacific Standard Time). She is slowly learning that the can opener means food, and every day she is more excited for breakfast than the last. She was so popular at the vet's office because she let everyone hold her and was very chill and didn't bat an eyelash (which are very long and grey) when they clipped her nails. Her favorite toys are her mouse and her catnip french toast. She loves to sit in the window sill and is starting to embrace morning cuddles. We're still working on her pouncing on our feet while we sleep.  Sometimes she looks up at me and stretches her paw out really gently to touch my cheek and I swear she is half human.

SANTA BARBARA + MORE DOG BORROWING

February 9, 2015


I spent some time housesitting for Greg's family in Santa Barbara and Daisy was a cute and fluffy perk. I was there for a glorious week and got to take morning walks down to the beach, instead of my normal route at that part of Vermont that meets Sunset, sprinkled with homeless people and Scientologists shoving pamphlets in my hands, so this was a welcome change of pace. ;)







TWO YEARS

January 10, 2015


We spent our anniversary eating prime rib, talking about the last two years and how they've flown by and what we want to do together this year.

I love that it takes us a half an hour to pick a movie to watch, mostly because I don't care and you care 5 times enough for the both of us. I love when I've started to fall asleep I feel you rub my back and say I love you sweetie. I love that you take ugly pictures of me while I'm sleeping and send them to me, so I can wake up mortified and force you to delete them.  I love that you always hold my hand and open my door. There's no one I'd rather get stuck in traffic with, or eat a fancy dinner with, or go on a Netflix binge with. Thank you for loving me, for supporting me, and for making me feel so safe.

2014 IN A NUTSHELL

January 1, 2015

J A N U A R Y




F E B R U A R Y



M A R C H


A P R I L

M A Y

J U N E





 J U L Y




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S E P T E M B E R


O C T O B E R




N O V E M B E R


D E C E M B E R





2014 was so fulfilling for me. I left San Francisco and made the move to LA with Greg, created a home together in our apartment, worked with amazing people, made new friends and reconnected with old ones. I'm used to moving around a lot as a young adult; it feels like every two years I'm hopping around to a new city. And while I enjoy the adventure that comes with that, it feels so good to build a life here. I can get cozy and hang things on the wall and know that I'll be here a while. 

Happy New Year!

(2013 here and 2012 here)

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