I was very young when I first learned what a golden birthday was---when you turn the age of your birth date---and ever since that day I have been anxiously waiting for that birthday to arrive. My 25th birthday, to be exact. I have always been big about my birthday and Mike knows this, so he took over and mapped out a full day of activities for us, keeping everything a surprise.
With each heat wave that hits Southern California in the Summertime, my thirst for something refreshing grows stronger and stronger.
I'm the kind of girl who is perfectly content to kick it at home with her loved one. Give me Netflix, a pair of cozy pajamas, some snacks, and I am all in for a long day on the couch. There's something special about being able to enjoy doing absolutely nothing with your partner. But … Continue reading Date Night: Rooftop Cinema Club
After years of being a tea drinker, coffee has quickly become my drink of choice. Nothing calms me down like a cup of peppermint tea before bed, but my day absolutely cannot start without a steaming cup of black coffee. Most days I'm made up of more caffeine than water, much to Mike's dismay. Since … Continue reading Caffeine Spotlight: Art + Science Cafe
Since moving to Pasadena last Fall, I've been thrilled at the opportunity to live near Los Angeles. There are so many places to discover, from restaurants to hiking trails to museums and more---the list never ends! My heart still yearns for San Diego, but for now I relish living so close to La La Land. … Continue reading Exploring LA: Grand Central Market
I am not a talented chef. My skill in cooking is severely lacking. Ask me to bake, though, and I'm your girl! Probably because I've always found it easier to follow an exact recipe versus being spontaneous, which is a big part of cooking. So it comes at no surprise that Mike does most of … Continue reading Easy Meals for the Challenged Cook
Alright, it's story time! Since the beginning of the new year, I have been participating in a month long running challenge with a virtual group of runners called the Chilton Running Club. It's a charity club of Gilmore Girls fans who really love to run. They put on virtual running events throughout the year and … Continue reading Saying Hello, Goodbye to Nékter Juice Bar