Wednesday, June 25, 2014

wants on wednesday (noms)

Usually, my wants on Wednesday consist of things to buy, places to go or items I want to wear. But today it's all about the food.

I have a few places in mind that I want to try when I am down South. I'll be staying at the Ace Hotel, which is in a killer location right in downtown. It seems only the coolest of the cool venture to DTLA to where locals are dubbing it the “Brooklyn” of LA. The venue offers up a beautiful rooftop deck with stunning views of the city and the amazing sunsets.

I know while I'm in L.A. I want to eat
Urth Caffe: organic deliciousness awaits you with a sweet sip of their home brand of coffee, or teas- if that happens to be you thing. 100% organic and chemical free. Right up my alley, with a pastry on the side.
Syrup Desserts: I need to try their breakfast.. multiple times. I wouldn't know how to make a decision- I've read that their crepes are divine and that their waffles are served with ice cream. drool  
and here
SugarFISH sushi: Well, I am guilty of eating sushi 3-4 times a week. I wouldn't consider myself a connoisseur.. but I know a thing or two. I was informed that this restaurant is
'nuff said
My friend Sarah said I have to check out Wurstkuche after I skateboard by the beach in Venice.
I really want to dine at The Little Door. From photos the d├ęcor looks rustic with surrounding foliage making for a lush, inviting and calm atmosphere. Again, how will I ever decide on one thing from the menu. Might have to do the Chef's tasting, just to be on the safe side.
Also in DTLA there are about a million graff murals I want to check out. The Dirt Floor is a great reference. Gypsy1 has really gotten me into that aspect of art culture. They're inspiring pieces that are different and raw.  
All in all, I think it will be a fun trip and I'm excited to visit with my friends who live there.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

white out

Style Inspiration to the Max
Definitely going to be bringing some of these looks with me to lala.
I like going to new places/cities and playing dress up. Wearing things I don't rock at home.. trying out new styles and trends. People can't judge you from your "usual" self.. because they don't know you at all. 


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

bikini body

When I was reading an edition of Shape Magazine the other day... I found these awesome thirty minute workouts, designed by Jillian Michaels to maximise your time and help sculpt that body into summertime ready shape . 

Have you amped up your workout plan for summer? Or have you been consistent the entire year? 
Either way, they are great workout is a great way to get on track. 

check them out below, and click on the image to enlarge.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

just for you


I don't consider myself a model, in any way shape or form.

In all honesty, I sometimes feel awkward in pictures and I hate my smile.

I prefer candid shots, but the right person has to catch me at the right time. 

I did a favor (cough cough, they did a favor) a little "you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours." I posed for a few friends so they could practice their edits and I could get some fun shots for my blog. win win <3 

Thank you Linda and Ed for your amazing photography skills. I love how these turned out. xx

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Dee Eye Why

Being the crafty person that I am.. I decided that I should try and make some of the items I want to furnish my house with.

Well, I stumbled upon the KING of DIY blogs and found some pretty amazing projects, 
that I need to recreate. 

The first one I have chosen to do is a headboard for my bed. 
I was inspired by this one from West Elm. Found this tutorial on pinterest. 
And am still in the process of finishing mine. 

But here are some other projects that I think might interest you.

                                   check it below

this is my finished headboard :)



Friday, June 6, 2014

get your weekend on

There are plenty of fun things happening this weekend and I hope you make it to all of them. Not 100% sure of my plans, but I know they will  involve being outdoors.

enjoy your weekend. x

Throwback movie night at Camera 3
They will be showing Rocky Horror Picture Show

June 7th 11:45 pm
288 South Second Street San Jose ca 95106

Yoga at Santana Row
 posted this on my instagram a few weeks back and a lot of people were interested. Basically they shut down the streets and hundreds of people come in and participate in a class hosted by lululemon. 

June 6th at 8:30 am
377 Santana Row San Jose 95128

Big Basin 50K Marathon
June 8th 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saratoga Gap Open Space Preserve
cost $70

SUBzero street festival
This is the 7th year the SOFA district has hosted this event, and I always look forward to it. Tons of street vendors, food trucks, beer garden, art galleries, vendors, crafts and street performers. 

June 6th and 7th. 6pm - midnight.
SOFA district 
south first street from San Carlos to Williams.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

homemade hummus

I have an obsession with this stuff

I put it on almost anything. I use it as a dip for my carrots, I layer it on my crackers when making appetizers, I even use it as a sandwich spread (I hate mayonnaise). 

So I pulled three homemade recipes that I personally love, and could even eat plain on a spoon. If I'm feeling lazy I also love the Otria and Sabra brands, they put out a great product. You should be able to find them at your local grocery.

4 cloves of garlic (less, if you can't handle it)
2 cups of washed chic peas
1 1/2 teaspoons of sea salt
1/3 cup of tahini 
6 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons of water
8 dashes of hot sauce (again.. less if you can't handle it)

 mince the garlic in the food processor first, then add the rest of the ingredients. Taste it and add more of what you like. I always add more lemon and hot sauce. 

Green-go (gringo.. get it)
15 oz can of washed chic peas
1/2 cup of pesto (I like this recipe)
1/4 cup of olive oil
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup of toasted pine nuts
2 tablespoons of minced basil

puree all the ingredients together in your food processor until it is the consistency you like, then add additional, depending on the flavor you like. 

Sun dried Tomato
15 oz can of washed garbanzo beans
1/2 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
3 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons of minced basil
1/4 cup grated parmesan
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper

puree all the ingredients in the food processor minus the olive oil, drizzle that in last depending on how thick you like it. 
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