Saturday, 25 April 2015

Is this thing on?




Within three days last week, I received three different "are you going to update your blog soon?" inquiries. Sometimes it's difficult to justify the time because I use Twitter, Insta and Facebook and I think that people will just get sick of me (rightly so!).

I DO, however, like to actually use more than 140 characters from time to time. I just need to MAKE the time.

Without my blog, how many of you know that I am adding more Kondi HIIT classes into my life? That I am OBSESSED with Mario's vanilla bean gelato right now? Do you even realize that I own a selfie stick??? Think of all the communication that's missing between us.

A dear friend is moving to South Sudan (yes, you read that right) to pursue her dream job with the UN. Here's us NOT in South Sudan:

Montmartre 2012

I fear that she might not be readily available at all times on Gchat anymore, so I'm thinking if we BOTH blog, we won't be so out of touch with each other. Right, MK?

In other news, I finally saw Despicable Me (1 and 2). I loooooved them. I also loved the steak fajitas, wine and friendship that went along with them. Thanks TS and DT for hosting! I am still thinking about that guac....

Looking forward to: a visit with a Sasky friend next weekend, switching to my summer wardrobe, trip-planning, Springtime hikes, hanging pictures in my newish place, putting some greenery on my deck, the possibility of a Barca/Real Madrid Champions League final....

As I am typing, I am noticing dust on my teal side table and it's obviously driving me crazy because I'm Barb's daughter and we don't tolerate dust. I can't commit to daily updates, but I'm thinking I can take some time for myself once or twice a week and post something other than a selfie....how many are missing my Luscious Libations? I have a couple of good news ones!

Monday, 23 March 2015

Sometimes you have to...


...make the most out of a rainy afternoon.
...have an in-depth conversation with a stranger about the brilliance of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
...spend 24 hours recovering from a girls' night.
...finally watch THIS.
...bite your tongue when the person working out next to you is NOT wear deodorant.
...eat sushi twice in 24 hours.
...catch up over mani-pedis.
...zone out and spend 3 hours reading.
...admit you haven't seen any of the Harry Potter movies.
...pretend that you knew March Madness was happening.



Monday, 16 March 2015

WEEKEND

I had a busy week combined with a nagging sore throat so I was looking to just relax this weekend. This meant a few new purchases, some delicious vino, Kondi and a great movie.

You must try this delicious vino // This lotion has readied my Winter white legs for the Spring sun // 
I was happy to participate in a wine-tasting at Marquis Wine Cellars Saturday afternoon // I've been looking for a white tray for my bed and this one fit the bill.

My dear friend and I caught a matinee of Wild Tales. It consists of 6 short satirical stories -- I highly recommend this Oscar-nominated flick!





I'm also so excited to FINALLY announce on this blog that I'll be live-tweeting some of the English Premier League games on the weekends. Be sure to follow @worldsoccertalk to follow along! It's not work if you love it, right?

Monday, 23 February 2015

Oscars

My Favourite Oscar looks are....


Cate in Maison Margiela...because I love black.

Rosamund in Givenchy Haute Couture...so sexy.


Reese in Tom Ford...minimalist...and HER HAIR.

Jen in Versace...because I love texture right now.

Who were your favs??

Friday, 20 February 2015

San Diego Girls' Trip


C-Mah and I took a much-needed (for very different reasons) break down to California a couple of weeks ago. I was left in charge of destination and I chose San Diego because a) C-Mah had recently been to L.A./Santa Monica b) I wanted a beach c) I wanted sunshine.

We stayed at the Omni in the Gaslamp District -- I highly recommend both. The area is perfect for foodies and cocktail enthusiasts. And two women who will eat pretty much anything.



Thinking we would ride to Coronado Island, we rented city bikes but were told by a random that it was a bad idea (impossible! we never have bad ideas) so we stayed around the Trade & Convention Centre. I was quite satisfied with our 30 minutes of leisurely exercise.

We also checked out the abyss that is Nordstrom Rack, La Jolla and Pacific Beach. All very good decisions.

Where to Eat and Drink


I wasn't sure if I'd be into it because *gasp* it's a chain, but it's a scene and a great place to have sparkling bought for you.


We arrived later in the evening and, because they're into local and stuff, there were a couple of things on the menu we wanted that they didn't have but I would definitely go back and order a mimosa flight. Also, LIVE MUSIC!

George's (La Jolla)

First, I loved the little town of La Jolla. 



George's is 3 or 4 levels, but it's all about that terrace. Wow, definitely a great spot to sip cocktails and people-watch.






A popular bar with a quiet lounge downstairs. We had fun in both spots.


So much fun (especially when you're not paying). I do believe C-Mah was kindly asked to leave the stage at one point....

There's also Altitude at the top of the Marriott which we both agreed would be cool to have a drink while watching the sun set. We had a drink while watching Carey Hart.

Baja Beach Cafe


A great spot to sit in the sun and watch people go by on the boardwalk. The food was perfect for "low-functioning" Cherie and Mel.


There wasn't anything I disliked about San Diego: it's clean, has a FRIENDLY service industry and easy to get around. Plus, sunshine! Overall, I highly recommend.