Abbot Kinney

October 26, 2012

Life is simply too short to not enjoy a wonderful meal and a glass of wine with great friends.  Trust me, I absolutely love a great work out, but I realized that you’re not fully living until you allow yourself to fully enjoy an amazing meal, and by this, I mean…not worrying about the calories.  I love finding new restaurants to try, and I especially, love sharing this passion with my friends.

This past week, I had dinner plans with a great friend of mine in Los Angeles.  I love catching up with friends over a delicious meal, and when alcohol is involved, it’s even better!  You are never too busy to spend time with the people you love…remember that :D

Gjelina in Venice is beyond amazing! Ok, but really…it’s so good that I want to go back every night to try the whole menu.  My foodie of a best friend and I both loved everything that we ordered that night.  The ambiance is great for a date or a night out with friends.  The people are attractive. The food is delicious. The music is good. What more can you ask for?  It is easily one of my new favorite restaurants in West LA.

lamb sausage pizza
maitake mushroom toast with creme fraiche & truffle oil
roasted cauliflower with garlic, chili & vinegar
butterscotch pot de creme with salted caramel

Cozy Up!

October 22, 2012

Now that it's officially Fall, the sun sets earlier and the night gets cooler - cozy nights in are the perfect way to end a long day.  We all have a crazy schedule and a never-ending-to-do list, but sometimes you just need a relaxing night at home to enjoy the fall season. 

Baby Shower Fun

October 9, 2012

I'm going to be an auntie!  Over the weekend, I attended my first baby shower - what's even more exciting was that it was my brother's baby shower.  I'm the only girl of three boys and the thought of shopping and spoiling my new baby nephew is so exciting!

I was looking forward to this for weeks, but soon realized, I didn't have a gift.  With some inspiration and last minute shopping, I was inspired to make a 'Baby Diaper Cake' to help the happy couple welcome a new addition to our family. Baby clothes are seriously the cutest!

the gifts.
of course, you will be handsome!
step 1: roll up all diapers and clothes

Twenty-Four Things...

October 4, 2012

my beautiful & loving friends.
This past weekend was my 24th birthday CLEbrations!  I am forever thankful to be surrounded by family and friends that love me for who I am and for all the birthday love and wishes.
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