Sunday, June 3, 2012

Saturday: LACMA Visit, Salmon, and Martinis!

On Saturday we went to the World Famous Canter's Deli on Fairfax with a groupon I'd purchased!  J got the pastrami sandwich which was sooooooo goood.  It didn't need mustard or anything.  Mmmmm I could eat that pastrami every single day and we gobbled it up before I could take a picture ooops!

Afterwards we walked over to a thrift shop where I got the cutest top ever for $5 :) pics coming soon!

Then we went to LACMA for some culture.  I love LACMA!  I have a membership and it's great because it's good for me and another adult for a whole year.  It definitely pays to have a membership because now we always have something to "do" when we have no other plans and we don't want to spend a bunch of money!  We fed the parking meters two or three dollars and took in a couple hours of culture (which is about my limit at museums!)

Zillions of streetlamps!

Later that night we used a travelzoo deal that J purchased for dinner at The 6 Restaurant where we feasted on corn saute and tacos for appetizers followed by salmon and steak frites.  YUM!!  The deal also included two glasses of wine :) 

I just LOVE groupon and travelzoo deals.  All you pay is tax and tip for delicious meals!!!

We were soooo stuffed but still had just enough room for dessert.  So on the way back to J's we stopped at  Lucys 51 where we had awesome martinis and the BEST creme brulee we have ever had.  I wish I could eat it all day, every day.  

What a great Saturday!  Hope yours was great too xo

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hello Again!

Wow, I haven't been around in a long time but Megan of Mackey Madness left me a sweet comment on an old post thanking me for commenting on her blog!  
So now I feel inspired :)

Life has been good.  I started a job for a cruise line in September and met my boyfriend a couple weeks later.  Been busy with work and my relationship.

A wonderful perk of my job is a free 7 night cruise every year.  At the end of March my mom and I went to Vietnam and Cambodia to cruise the Mekong Delta!  We spent three nights in Siem Reap, Cambodia touring Angkor Wat and all the temples before embarking a 7 nights cruise.  
It.  Was.  Ah.  May.  Zing.

Amazing Temples

My Silly Mama

I loved the columns for some reason

Monks at Angkor Wat!

I will definitely share a few more pics from my adventure later!  
For now I'll leave you with a couple pics from Memorial Day Weekend.  
On Sunday we went to Topanga Days - it has great music, food, beer, crafts, etc.
It's been going on every MDW since the 60s and is a bit of a hippie festival but I love it!  

A few pic from Topanga Days:

Face Painting!  A must at Topanga Days

Me and J.  Big hats are also a must!  Or umbrellas....I brought both!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone xo

Friday, July 22, 2011

Finally Getting (somewhat) Settled

Hello Again!
I know, I know...I'm not a good blogger :(
Just haven't had much to share til now.

The job market is tough right now, as I'm sure you're all aware.
I've been interviewing and it's super frustrating to get all excited for an interview, spend time doing my hair and make-up and getting nicely dressed.
Then to show up and have 15-20 other people interviewing for the same job.
Getting a whooping three minutes to prove yourself isn't very fun.

I interviewed with a Staffing Agency recently and things are finally starting to look up.
"How?" you ask.
I'm working today!
It's only a temp job, but at least I'm making some money.

And I'm supposed to start working for a family friend Monday morning.
He is a Fashion Designer based out of Downtown LA.
I'm excited!!!

And living with my parents has gotten easier too.
A few bumps/detours along the way, but nothing too major.
It's actually really nice getting to share my day to day life with them again.

Well, I really am going to try to update my blog regularly.

Oh, guess what?
I'm house-sitting this weekend for a family friend :)
I'll have my own space for a few days...and
...I'll be making some money!

Til next time!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

I Know It's Overdue

Hey anyone reading this!  
Sorry I've been MIA...just been super busy.
After we last spoke I drove back to Vegas hoping to sell all my furniture.
Things didn't exactly go as planned...

I posted all my stuff on Craigslist and got a lot of calls...
But when it came down to people actually following through...not so much.
In the end, I was only able to sell a couple dressers and a wicker bench :(
Wish I could've sold more, but oh well!

I went to dinner at a great Italian restaurant called Buon Gusto with a few of my Vegas friends.
It was sad to be saying good-bye but it's not like Vegas is too far from LA!
Had crab cakes "MMM" is all I have to say about those.

I spent the next 36 hours doing nothing but packing and cleaning.
I threw sooo much stuff away :(
Would've liked to bring it back with me or sold it, but what can you do?!
People were dumpster diving to get my tossed treasures haha!

I departed at about 1:30pm on Saturday and was positively giddy on my drive back to LA.
I arrived at my new home and unloaded everything right away!
I was in the bubble bath by 9pm and tucked into bed by 10pm haha
Doing Saturday night BIG!

I don't want to ramble on and on too much...
So I'll post again soon with the rest of my updates.
They're more exciting anyways!
See you soon :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It's Not Official Yet

I'm not offically moved in yet, but I am here.
In Calabasas.
On my parents computer.
...for some reason I can't figure out their Wi-Fi so I can use my laptop...hmmm.

I got a ride into town with a friend from Vegas who happens to be from the same area as me.
I only brought three boxes with me, but they're all unpacked.
And I'm going to be going back to Vegas tomorrow to pack the rest of my things...
...then I'm getting the hell out of Dodge!

I just want to be settled in with a full-time job ASAP.
My parents are already gettng on my case and I'm not even officially moved in yet.
I haven't even been here 24 hours...
I hope I didn't make a mistake!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Packing Is Not Fun

Yes, I know it's a pretty obvious statement.
Packing is not something anyone looks forward to doing.
Unless it's for a vacation...
And this, my soon-to-be friends, is NOT a vacation.

As Sheryl Crow once said, "I'm Leaving Las Vegas" for beachier pastures.
I'm moving from Las Vegas, NV to Calabasas, CA(a small town about 10 minutes inland from Malibu)
I know some of you must be thinking "You're so lucky!"

But here's the kicker.....I'm moving in with my parents.
Yes, I said it.
I'm 25 years old and have lived on my own for four years in Vegas.
And now, I return to the nest.

I'm excited to be getting back to the area I grew up in.
Where all my family and closest friends reside.
Where the beaches are beautiful.
And the hiking is abundant and so close by.

Oh, but did I mention...I'm moving in with my parents?
Let the adventures begin!