Thursday, March 13, 2014

Twenty-Five In San Francisco

What ever happened to predictability? ;)

For my 25th birthday, Jared and I took a mini vacay and headed up north to do a little exploring in San Francisco. The only thing we planned ahead for was the Alcatraz tour (completely and utterly worth it) and, of course, where we'd be eating (duh). A couple of weeks before we left, I mentioned that, rather than plan every single detail, I wanted things to happen more organically during our trip; well, that statement quickly bit me in the ass as Jared repeated it multiple times just to piss me off (brat). Anyway, like I said, our itinerary was pretty, well, non-existent, but I have to say that we really made the most of our time there (so much so that we ended up in bed pretty early each night because we literally explored from 10 to 10). We roamed through Chinatown, shopped at Union Square, had clam chowder bread bowls at Fisherman’s Wharf, a bougie brunch in the Fillmore District, a puppy play date in Little Italy, and even grabbed some delicious banh mis from the Tenderloin  (Saigon Sandwich; best I’ve ever had). So, to SF and all of its delicious eats and quirkiness (scenery and citizens alike): thank you, we love you, and we'll be back soon.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Crème de la Crème: The 86th Annual Academy Awards

I'm keeping this short and sweet because I'm sure you're sick of all the Oscar talk by now. Care to discuss? If so, leave a comment below. Don't really care? Then at least do yourself me a favor and watch John Travolta screw up Idina Menzel's name. Okay, at the very least, Travoltify your name. Now.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Shields Date Garden

Nope, not getting married. Not even engaged (not complaining). This weekend, in effort to avoid the rain, the mud, and the shitty drivers of LA/SGV, I fled my suburban life (AKA my parents' house) for the desert to hit up one of my new favorite spots: Shields Date Gardens.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Fresh Kicks: Nike Free 5.0 V4

Okay, I realize that I'm super late on hopping on this whole "sporty chic" train, but it took me so long to find a style/color scheme that I knew I wouldn't get sick of. Well, I finally found the perfect pair of Frees right before my SF trip because I knew I was going to do a whole lot of walking. I brought approximately four pairs of shoes to SF: some riding boots, a pair of Madewell flats, my Free People kitten wedges, and my Frees. Can you guess which pair I ended up wearing the entire trip? Yuuup, you got it. I hate to say it, but Free Runs definitely live up to the hype. Not only are these babies comfy as hell, but the army green/brown combo compliment so many pieces in my wardrobe. Plus, I get a lot of compliments on 'em. :) On da real doe, when it comes to shopping and fashion, versatility is key for me (and should be for you, too!). Oh, I guess I should also work out in these since my old New Balances have seen better days (to New Balance's defense, I've had them for 7+ years and they still feel great; they're just really gross now). Anywho, cop a pair of these shoes here. Trust me, you won't regret it.