Wednesday, October 30, 2013

get your {{Halloween}} week on

After researching the Halloween events in the area I have made a list of all the spooky places you want to check out, in order to fully engage in the Halloween spirit this year. I am in love with all things scary.. I really enjoy that feeling you get in the pit of your stomach and when the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. So for everyone who lives in the Bay Area, enjoy your Halloween Weekend!!

San Jose Costume Pub Crawl

Saturday November 2, 2013.
Starts at 4:00 pm at The Old Wagon
Here are the rules: 
  • Must wear a costume- No costume than you'll have to stay put at home!!!!
  • I'll have a Pub Crawl Golf Score Card for all participants
  • Will be at each Bar for no more than 32 minutes
  • Prizes to be awarded for top 2 scores and voted costume
  • A total of 6/7 bars our Group will participate in and end up at a Food Location

Thursday October 31st
Starts an 7:00pm at Blackbird Tavern

The JurassiC and the Blackbird Tavern are throwing a costume party with three local bands that blur the lines between jazz, soul, funk and RnB. The JurassiC mashes classic songs with hip-hop beats. Mixed with the chill vibe and good drinks of the tavern.. it's sure to be a good night. 

2501 Tully Road, San Jose Ca
7:00-11:00 pm

The Halloween experience is not to be missed and has been San Jose staple for years now.. With two events to choose from at the same location, you might just want to do both. From the reviews, this looks like a scary one.. just perfect for tomorrow night!

233 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos
6:30-12:00 am

Offering trick or treating early in the evening for the little ones.. but the haunt really begins for the adults after sundown.  hear the characters even follow you out to the parking lot. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

fit and fruity

Came across these great articles in Runner's World the other day and thought I would share them with you. As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, the idea of coming home from work and posting on the couch, sounds more and more appealing. With all the extra sitting, it might be a good idea of getting in the habit of stretching so you can stay limber. While your relaxing on the couch, grab a basket of blueberries and nosh on those instead of the regular bag of popcorn or potato chips. (see the health benefits below)

Friday, October 25, 2013

get your weekend on

Willow Glen downtown
Saturday October 26th 2-6 pm

Stroll the Lincoln Avenue in Downtown Willow and discover all the shops, art galleries, and great restaurants. All while sipping on great beers and enjoying the social enthusiasm of shopkeepers and beer lovers

250 S Mathilda Ave
SunnyvaleCA 94086
October 26th + 27th 10 am-4 pm

Bring your dog dressed up to the pet parade in Sunnyvale, where you can dress up too. There will be a lot of vendors and freebies for you and your pooch. Plus a costume contest.

 Saturday 4:00 vs Canadiens 
Sunday 2:00 vs Senators.
Hockey is on this weekend but both games will be away, as the Sharks are on their road trip until November 2nd. Tune in or listen to support your Sharks on the road. Trust me, they can hear your cheers all the way from California. 

Alameda County Fairgrounds
Saturday October 26th  9-4

A fun 5K obstacle course that is a women's only event. Similar to the tough mudder but with much funnier obstacle names (PMS- pretty muddy stuff) rounds go every 15 minutes and last all day. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Spooky Inspiration

Brainstorming a really good Halloween costume can be hard. You don't want one of those generic bag costumes (or maybe you do, I don't judge) I have been stalking the pinterest site for some good inspiration.. and I think I found some. Head over to my Halloween Pinterest Board for more ideas, but here are a few of my favorites that I have found. I still can't 100% decide on one..


Homeless Bums

Crazy Cat Lady

Cereal Killer

Comic Book Character

I just really love the makeup

Daria and Jane

Apple vs Android

Dion and Cher

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Nothing makes a lady feel better than a new pair of shoes. So why not step into the fall season with a fabulous new pair of booties. They add a little more sass than a pair of heels when paired with a dress.. and look edgy when paired with distressed denim. Here are a few styles that I have been lusting over lately. 

1. $99.95  2. $194 3. $159 4.  $36 5. $170 6. $328 7. $158 8. $109     

Friday, October 18, 2013

get your weekend on

Sharks play Saturday at the SAP Center, first game back after their road trip and without Dan Boyle. read more about that tradegy here

7:00 pm

Oktoberfest is happening in this weekend, and this is always a fun and free event. Promising lots of good food, arts and crafts, beer and brats. I hope they have the amazing apple cider from last year! Arrive early for good parking. 

Saturday 10:00-6:00

This Sunday in San Francisco is the famous Nike Women's Marathon and half marathon. The route is beautiful and is throughout the entire city. Plus, to see so many people fulfilling their dream is such an inspiration. I'll be up there near the Marina cheering everyone on, including my best friend Lou!!. 

Sunday 6:30am
Union Square

Don't miss the only Bay Area appearance and final stop on its international tour! STAR WARS: Where Science Meets Imagination, this interactive exhibition that features one of pop culture's most successful science fiction franchises. More than 80 authentic costumes, models and props from all 6 STAR WARS films plus interactive exhibits and design labs related to real-world technologies

Tech Museum of Innovation
Saturday October 19  opens at 10:30 am
tickets $22

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Who are you ♥

A good article I came across the other day on Elite Daily about the different kinds of girls that a guy should be marrying. Funny, it wasn't the club rats who parade around in dresses that are 4 sizes to small and mouths that run on forever. Take a gander... So, if you re a girl and you have aspirations in life, read the profiles and find out what kind of chick you are {{or should be}}. If you're a dude, read the profiles and identify which girl you should be trying to pick up on for proper wifey material. <3
The 30-Year-Old With The Graduate School Degree
This girl took the initiative to further her education, and wants to make something of herself career wise. She’s a hard worker and she chooses to work hard on her own. She is independent and she is the perfect alpha woman. It’s one thing to go to a four-year university and graduate with a degree and get a successful job. Trust me, I commend anyone that does that and encourage all of you to do so.
The thing about a graduate of graduate school that intrigues me is that they knew that it would mean more work and less partying. Not many people are willing to pay ridiculous amounts of money to further their education. I like a girl like this because you know that she’s smart, you know that she has drive, and you know that she’ll keep you stimulated. She is the furthest thing away from that club whore you usually hang out with that is most likely blown out down there by now.

The Best Of Both Worlds
The perfect girl. She’s smart, she reads during her free time, but watches shitty television. She loves to shop and present herself well but feels most comfortable with her feet up on the coffee table, drinking a few beers, watching the game with the guys. This girl can laugh at stupid girly nonsense but can still take a joke when the guys she’s friends with try to bust her balls.
I want guys to end up with a girl like this, because I feel like they’ll never be bored. They’ll get the sexiness and femininity that they crave along with a best friend, because relationships almost never work if you’re not friends with your significant other. My parents have been married for 25 years and still chase each other around the house and play tag and that’s because my mom is a down ass bitch who loves Led Zeppelin and stilettos. Oh shit, I called my mom a bitch, that’s offending feminists, right? Sorry I’m not.
The best of both worlds is truly what it means. It’s the girl that will pig out with you on burgers and hotdogs but still be so hot about it. She may even know how to play Madden. This is the girl that will go and buy beer and steak for you and your friends during man night. There is nothing like being with a girl that is just down with everything.

The Girl Who’s Got Her Own
Just like the annoyingly catchy Ne-Yo song says. The girl who’s completely independent. She wants you but she sure as hell doesn’t need you. She’s educated, she has a job, she pays her bills on time, buys all of her own shit, completely takes care of herself and is more than happy with her life. You want to go out with your guys? Cool, do that, she’ll call you tomorrow, cause she’ll be out doing her own thing.
A girl like this is an absolute keeper. She can be in a relationship, but she doesn’t need you to take care of her because she can take care of you. What guy wouldn’t want this? It’s borderline terrifying when a girl absolutely needs you in her life to make her happy.
So Elite Daily, that’s who I would want my brothers or my good guy friends ending up with. I know what some of you are thinking, “girls like this don’t exist.” I hear it every day in these offices, but guess what, they do. They exist and I’d much rather all of the men out there wait and find one, instead of wasting their time on a girl who doesn’t respect herself. Some may say these girls are unicorns and don’t exist, but I beg to differ, try looking in the right places and not the club you frequently visit.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

new kicks

I have been lusting over these Valentino heels for a while. I felt like almost every person had a pair, and I mean.. who could blame them, they're hot shoes. Well I decided to pick up my pair from here, and thought they had a much better price point than the $1,095 Neiman Marcus was charging. I have been rocking these babies with a bunch of different looks- this was just to show them off at work. 
For more great ideas check here.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

This is Sharks Territory

Sharks Home Opener is tonight at the SAP Center and I cant wait!! If you follow my blog, you know I am a original, ride or die, life long, faithful Sharks Hockey girl. I think ice runs in my veins. I can't wait for the first official game of the season tonight and maybe I'll see you there. 

Don't forget to stop by the San Pedro Square Market for a quick bite and a sweet sip. There are so many new spots to nosh that have recently opened and it is the official pre-game spot for the Sharks games. In the garage area they also show the game, so even if you don't have tickets- wear your swag and grab a brew to enjoy the game. 
My Home away from Home

October's Schedule

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

On wednesdays we wear pink

The only thing I love more than dessert, is a surprise sale. When I went out shopping the other night, I popped into a cute shop and found a fabulous sale rack. I picked up this little beauty (on sale) for only $25 and it was the last one in my size, score!! I love it when the style gods smile on me.

top- Sylk, pants- Express, bracelet- Ann Taylor, shoes- Steve Madden Luxe, bag- Louis Vuitton

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

tell me about it.. spud

Now that it is officially October, I can start thinking about my favorite cold weather dishes. Mashed potatoes have always been a favorite of mine, but not the healthiest of recipes. I have pulled some new favorites to add to my list for this season. Two of the dishes are actually made with cauliflower (a healthier alternative, and you can't taste the difference) Hope you enjoy them just as much as I do! 


Place 1 head cauliflower florets in a 2-quart baking dish. Whisk 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard and 1 teaspoon salt, then pour over the cauliflower. Sprinkle 1 cup shredded gruyere and 1/3 cup breadcrumbs on top. Bake at 350 degrees F until tender, about 45 minutes.


Pierce 4 sweet potatoes with a fork; microwave 8 minutes. Scoop the flesh into a bowl, then mash. Brown 3 tablespoons butter in a skillet, then add 8 sage leaves and fry until crisp; transfer to a plate. Cook 4 chopped scallions with salt and pepper in the browned butter. Drizzle over the sweet potatoes; top with the sage.


Place 8 oz of Greek yogurt, 1-2 Tablespoons of wasabi powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in the food processor. let it chill while you cook 1 head of cauliflower. Steam the cauliflower until tender (about 20 mins). Add the yogurt mixture and cauliflower, then blend. sprinkle with chives for presentation.

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