Sunday, August 30, 2015

Palm Springs Summer Vacay

What better way to kick off the start of Summer than a trip to Palm Springs! It's only about an hour and a half drive from OC and it seems like a world away because of the lax desert vibes. If you're like me and think of Vegas and run the other way this is a place for you then ;) I mapped out my two and a half days to have a bit of everything to do since I knew we would want to live it up because we hardly get to go out the two of us! First off we stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel, which was super cool looking but seemed to have lots of hidden fees :/ price you pay to stay at a resort I guess...oh well...onto the fun stuff!!!

We set off to the desert in the morning and arrived at Morongo casino before 10 am! I've never actually been here before, but driven by the tall casino/hotel each and every time we pass into Palm Springs!. I found my fav slot machine (Sex and The City) and an Iced Latte and I was in the zone! After pressing buttons vicariously and not knowing what the hell I was doing, I realized I was hungry and I better find my other half and get along our way. 




We hopped back into the car and drove on over to Aladdin Cafe in Cathedral city and we were in love! Ry and I love Lebanese food & Kabobs so this was our little oasis in the desert! Family owned and it has a deli and market all in one, this is a place that I highly recommend for a simple bite of well made Mediterranean food! 

Here is a look at our Amazing platter from Aladdin cafe! 



After eating it was time to head to town and get situated into our Hotel room and get our drink on! I think it was about 110' that day, which explains the look on my face! LOL



First things first, a drink from Bongo Johnnys where we seem to always have a fun time! Last time we came together was on my birthday and the men here got us TURNT! They LOVE TO PARTY AND DRINK at this place! I got a Moscow Mule, I'm sure Ry got a beer, and all was well in our world.



After drinks we went to the courthouse and got married, GOTCHA! No I just happened to stumble upon this cute little chapel in downtown. 




In a drunken frenzy Ry decided to get a hot shave. Seems like when he has had a few his egotistical self turns up the noise and he suddenly cares about his looks and wants to be noticed by the world for his good looks. I said good for you, and me and decided to leave him at the barbers and explore. Thats how I ended up going on this flight of stairs with pretty Spanish tiles and a great view of the street below! 


My view from the rooftop, was hot as all hell btw!



And the final reveal of Rys new look! HOT PERSIAN NOT PERSIAN LOOK! Hehe thats an inside joke so you may not understand. Anyway he looked amazing :0 thanks to @je_zeus_the_barber 
(that's his instagram if you're in Palm Springs and need a hair cut/shave shout out to him!)



Even after all that we still had time to sit by the pool and drink our Adult beverages and melt into the night! 



During the week the Cabanas at the resort are non-reserved so I snatched one up and thank god I did or else I would have turned into a lobster!


We headed out that night to the Street fair which is every Thursday night in downtown. Here's how I looked, not sure why I wore that shoes, I thought I was gonna die of a heatstroke and day drinking! Oh the memories!~ 



Had dinner at La Terraza, mediocre Mexican food to say the least. Lat time I went here it was really good, this time eh. Maybe it was the Transvestite Acid rock Guitar player from the street fair that was competing with our attention for our meal! NO SERIOUSLY IT WAS BETTER THAN THE FOOD!



Ry and I could barely stay awake after eating so we went on over to the casino and spent our evening living the Air conditioned high life! SO NOT VEGAS LOL



Next morning it was up and at em! We had breakfast at the Kings Highway Diner inside the Ace hotel! Was really good we had a Moroccan Scramble...I'm actually looking at their menu now, trying to think of re-creating it myself! After breakfast it was off to the AERIAL TRAM! After walking around for a few hrs on the mountain top we HAD to have a beer! Lol what would we do without beer...




After having a light lunch of BLT and fries at Sherman's Deli we headed back to our hotel room where Ry stayed in the cave and I headed poolside! Dont ask, he doesn't do pools..I on the other hand love them...can you tell! I was in my happy place! 


Our final dinner of our trip was spent at Greek Islands where we were serenaded by a talented guitar player! We danced with the owner who thought Ry was Greek! Of course! 


All in all we had a great time getting away and treating ourselves to some R&R and spending time with one another! We shared most of our food we ate so we were able to try many things and not spend as much money! Till next time Palm Spring 

CHEERS!




Thursday, August 27, 2015

Summer Musings!

Yeah of course summers almost over and I'm just getting around to talking about it on here. This summer wasn't AMAZING or anything...but it was spent with family and friends so I cant complain. 

As usual it was gloomy in June, lots of clouds and walks to the coffee shop for their new cold brew coffee yum! I was counting down the days till mid June because I was going on my week long vacay from life/work/stress/life/stress/work you know... I'll be sharing more on that trip in a later post...


Basically I started my summer off by getting Loki a life vest! He's a boy but hot pink is just so much fun (and was the only one left in his size lol) he loves it as you can see. Many a day was spent by the pool or in it with a beer in hand and some relaxing world groove music in the background to tune out the sound of my anxious thoughts :0




Another favorite thing I did this summer was go for walks, weather on the trail or in the town I brought Loki with me and sometimes my crazy guy ;) some people said I looked like I lost weight, must be all the walking I do with the dog lately...however I feel like I gained it back from eating vicarious amounts of chips and sweet tea! Ooops! 


I tried on almost every piece from the Summer collection at work and fell in love! Summer is my fav time to buy clothes! Everything looks good on me :) I bought quite a few pieces from this collection. Im actually wearing the green shorts as I write this! So go check out WHBM for the end of Summer SALE! Alrighty ya'll I have to get back to doing my house chores before it gets any later! Can't wait to share more! 


Peace Out!

Friday, June 5, 2015

A Little Birthday Fun

-YOU ARE ENTIRELY UP TO YOU-

Another year tacked off my life as my birthday was a few months ago. I will say this has been a great year filled with lots of newness and an abundance of hard earned goodies. But I'm ready for more adventure and happiness from life experiences! I realized that the physical comforts do fulfill a purpose, but there is something greater in life than saying I have a full time Job and a new car, etc. I think this year I want to go back to the basics. I don't want to become a slave to my job because I have a car payment and bills to pay. I want to travel! I've been slowly urging to go somewhere far away off the grid and play tourist! This may sound weird to those of you who know me...but people change. So all in all, I guess the best gift I had this birthday was to spend it with people I love and to have a great introspect on what's becoming more important to me as time passes and I spend more of it locked away in a boutique vs outside and experiencing it! 


-A few of the places we went to on my Birthday-
Succulents by the sea.

The Anaheim Farmers Market (vendor succulents by the sea).

Afternoon Delights at Les Amis Lebanese Food.

Feeling inspired to decorate inside Les Amis.

Love mermaids, it was a sign. 

Dramatic painting action.

Posing with my mom & pup outside Les Amis.

 -SURROUND YOURSELF WITH THE THINGS YOU LOVE. DISCARD THE REST.-



Wednesday, April 1, 2015

VINTAGE SALE

CHECK OUT THE DECO AURORA ONLINE STORE FOR SOME AMAZING VINTAGE PIECES JUST UPDATED!
EVERYTHING IS UNDER $25











PUPPY CUTS AND A GAP RUN!

The puppy needed a washing and I needed a new pair of jeans, what better idea than to take him to the groomers and myself to the GAP! Aha moment for this puppy mom! I dropped Loki off to our usual place All About Puppies! We really like this place and he always comes out happy and looking fabulous! I was told that Loki falls asleep while their trimming him :0 Anyhoo Mommy was off to the South Coast Plaza to get her shop on! Coffee in hand I was ready to go enjoy myself! Btw I wish I still had these sunglasses...where did they go? This is why I can't have nice things, they go missing LOL! 



I arrived to South Coast Plaza and started trying on the jeans at GAP. I also tried on these really cute tops, but I think they make me look bigger or like I'm pregnant, and so I said NO...but I love this boxier style of tops...ahhhh oh well! 

I ended up leaving with these white jeans! I love them, but they're tight as a...I don't know what...but they make my butt look great! The only disadvantage is I cant wear them to work :( and this Summer was so hot I didn't even get to wear them more than a few times. Maybe this fall I will pair them with something! 



Just when I was getting used to trying on clothes and finding things I loved, I got a call from the groomers! Loki was ready to go! NOOO! But I had to finish up my try on session and drive back to get this crazy pup! Look how happy he was to see me! 



Since Loki looked so adorable I just had to take a picture with the Easter Bunny at Brea Mall! The kids were all loving it, the photo staff not so much, but they let me do it anyway lol! The joys this little guy brings in our lives is crazy! 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Out Of This World Active Wear

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past year, you should be in the know that active wear inspired clothing is so in! I do admit that when this trend came out last Spring I was hesitant...but look at me now, I'm a huge sucker for it! Elevated jogger pants, elastic waistlines, varsity jackets, baseball caps and workout shoes just to name a few hot items from this trend. 

What I love most about this Active Wear movement is that you don't have to actually have to workout to wear it although I should start. Did you know it's only a week till February? Where does the time go? We'll no time to waist here! Take a look at some of my top items on my list, links included if you're loving them too!
 Enjoy! 


Silk drapey Jogger Pant from WHBM I want them!


Tropicana Leggings Trina Turk makes me wanna go to Brazil or to the coffee shop, whatever happens first! 


Evie Leggings Anthropologie such a cute outfit for running errands lol. Did you catch get my joke? 


Blush sweatpants Kings Of Cole I could just sleep in these? Right? NO need to workout! 


Logo Baseball Cap GAP

There you have it, it's a start to either dressing up to workout or just getting a coffee and a target run! You be the decider of your destiny. 

Check back as may be adding more to this list of active wear!







Sunday, January 18, 2015

CENTER STREET PROMENADE WALKING TOUR

A rooftop  view of the Anaheim Packing House & the Santa Ana mountains in the distance. 
    On my day off I tend to do anything that involves not staying home and sitting on the couch! There are cafes to try, places to be seen and cities to be explored So when I get a random day during the week by myself I do exactly that, EXPLORE!

  This week I spent both of my days off pretending to be a resident of Downtown Anaheim. I always rant & rave about it and most people don'y have a clue what I'm referring to...so if you're one of those people welcome to my blog I hope you love it :) You can find yourself parking the car and having a mini day trip on the Center Street Promenade and here are a few of the places I visited this last week.

Although I didnt stop in this particular visit I have gone to Healthy Junk which is anything but. Its actually a very healthy place to eat that offers a vegetarian/vegan  menu I believe. 

Here is a view of the promenade, lots of benches and palm trees line the streets. Great for walking :) 

Of course I had to make a pit stop at Gypsy Den! Love their Vegan Chili and Chai Tea Latte is to die for! And no the Vegan Chili doesn't taste weird or anything. Its surprising quite tasty, try it out sometime. 

Here is an outside view of Gypsy Den. It's quite charming and great for people watching...I know I've done my fair share of it. LOL

Here's Loki after he dumped his water all over the place...silly pup! 

Here is my server Alyse who loved Loki as much as he loved her! So cute!


After my little snack with Loki at Gypsy Den we took a stroll down the walkway towards the new Goodwill Boutique called RARE! Have you heard of it? It's a super curated Urban Outfitters inspired thrift store! Must check it out! 

Did you know that you can learn how to trapeze in Downtown Anaheim? Well apparently you can and it looks pretty fun! If you're interested here's the # to call 1-877-9-SWING 


After walking by the trapeze place I was coming up on RARE! Here's a few pics of the place below. 
Tell me this doesnt look like Urban Outfitters! The only exception is it isn't $50 for a tank top...

Here is the main womens section that has all kinds of goodies and there is a rotating weekly deal like 25% off skirts etc. 

Can I just say that I want this table and set of chairs? Of course I would reupholster it some psychedelic colored fabric. DUH

After stopping at RARE I walked on back to the Center Street Promenade to check out some other stores. There's quite a few I've frequented and some that I finally got a chance to go into and chat with. 


Some super cool birdhouse action going on at the Ice Skating Rink! Did you know you can do that here? 

I stopped by LOOK this cute boutique that has just charming things for sale and fun jewelry. I remember one time I went in here and went on a rant about something with one of the girls who was working there. Don't worry I just can tell if I have a good connection with people right away and we clicked. Don't you love when you can to a store and there is a person working there that's honestly cool? 
This is the inside of LOOK! I bought one of the candles on the left of the table...makes our bedroom smell amaze. 


After leaving LOOK I walked into the store right after called HOME ECONOMICS! It's really cool in there. They house ECO friendly, local and American made products and anything that isn't made in America is part of a charitable company. I was there for a bit talking about dog training tips for Loki and ended up finding a beautiful set of Quatrifoil Earrings...my fav. 

Here is one of HOME ECONOMICS shopkeepers fav products they carry. The MAN CAN, a unique spin on soup cans, male inspired scents...read more about it here

The really cute kids section inside HOME ECONOMICS! 

Need some greeting cards, books or inspiring wall decor? Look no further! 
 After a few hours of walking through the Center street Promenade it was time for some coffee from INK & BEAN!  This place has my heart in love with their iced coffee both Nitrogen brew and whatever the other one was lol...It's strong and smooth with really moody decor and a chill place to immerse yourself into whatever it is you do. 

Shameless selfie..because I can. 

The entrance to INK & BEAN. 

The inside view of INK & BEAN. Can you see the floating books? Very creative. 

Outside the window is just the cutest patio with an Airstream camper!
 Well there you have it, my walking tour of Center Street Promenade! Hope you enjoyed, and if you have any questions let me know! And if you see me there say hi! 

Since you made it to the end of my post, here's a special insider on whats going on at the Center Street Promenade this week!