Sunday, January 30, 2011

forced cuddling.

i totally did not stage this cuteness. . .

wait, that's a total lie.  

i force cuddling every once in while...

Friday, January 28, 2011

vegfest 2011

sacramento's first vegetarian/vegan/raw food festival

tomorrow @ the artisan on del paso blvd

free event !!

more here...

Thursday, January 27, 2011

frames update + photos


thanks for the feedback.  everyone's responses were so EXTREMELY different.  my favorite happens to be the fillmores, followed by the webbs, then the huxleys...  but based on some strong opinions from friends against the fillmores... i'm still undecided. (but leaning towards the fillmores, i think...)☺

here's some bits + pieces of january 

trisha's birthday love

zoe's stance

dani + sadiebird

the standard rooftop

the standard cafe

dani and becky on 
the not very scary roller coaster that scared me


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

help help !

Chesen (master of all hot online shopping) tipped me off to Warby Parker glasses.  All their frames are 95 bucks a pop (including the prescription lenses) and they run a pretty rad business.  For instance, you can opt for home try ons, which means you select 5 frames and they send them to you free of charge to try on and decide which one is right for you.  Which leads me to my cry for help...

I received my 4 try ons (Eli used my fifth to try a pair for himself) and I am having a hard time deciding.  I am torn between the three below.  The angles of these pictures are a bit awkward as I was trying to avoid glaring reflections in the lenses...

So far I have received extremely mixed reactions on which ones look best, which is why I am hoping to get some help here.  I have my personal favorite, which of course happens to be Eli's least favorite.  Eli's favorite happens to be the one Jesse told me makes me look like an old lady... so basically I need more opinions than just those two!




Saturday, January 22, 2011

good morning !

H  O  M  E
so nice to sleep in my own bed! 

LA pictures have surfaced!

i wake up abnormally early most mornings... at the standard in LA they had a rooftop pool and bar which included these pods with waterbeds inside.  a perfect place to drink coffee and wake up while waiting for the other ladies to wake...

more LA pictures here...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


After spending 3 full days with 7 ladies romping around LA, sharing a hotel room with 3, and not having many moments to myself, I am now in Phoenix for work, entirely alone in a hotel room.  I was truly dreading this trip, but as it turns out, I am really enjoying this bit of solitude.  Eating healthy, using the hotel gym, getting loads of work done.  And as hard as it is to be separated from Eli for close to a week, I also kind of love it.  These little breaks keep us going strong... when we are apart texts are always flirtier, phone calls sweeter, and I even wrote him a handwritten (love) letter tonight.  Barf.  I know.  But I read somewhere that love letters are a good excercise for those who are composing their own vows.  Anyways... !

Here's a couple funny clips of Zach Galifianakis and Snooki on Jimmy Kimmel.  They were both guests on the same night, and both clips are so funny - but Galifianakis in particular is HILARIOUS.  I love that he calls Snooki Snorkey.   And I love that he asks her if she knows what NASA means after she defines GTL... Oh Snooks...

Friday, January 14, 2011

oh canada !


today canada celebrates 10 years of marriage equality!  woop!  

perhaps eli and i will move to vancouver (a secret fantasy of mine) if california does not pull it together!

bon weekend

oh, sir elton john ♥

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

thxthxthx: a thank you note a day

thxthxthx:  sweet blogger leah writes and posts a thank you note a day. 

i love this.  this concept fits in nicely with my goal for the year of writing more handwritten letters.  

Monday, January 10, 2011

five things i'm currently loving...

1 - flora grubb gardens in san francisco - creator of this amazing vertical garden, among so many other good + green + lovely things..  i want a succulent wall!!

2 - la trip in a mere 5 days with a gaggle of girls

image via blogdowntown

3 - the dream that eli and i might actually pull of a fantastic celebration of love at an impressively reasonable cost feeling more and more like a reality !!

4 - new crocker art museum membership

5 - the adorable late 70's movie "breaking away" which i finally re-watched, after 10+ years, with eli this weekend.  (featuring a very young + smoking hot dennis quaid)

Friday, January 7, 2011

oh, leslie hall...

you've brightened up this dreary friday morning



Wednesday, January 5, 2011


My gay boyfriend in high school, of course at that time he was tucked away in the depths of the high school "closet" trying to find his way out, gave me this during our senior year.  I never redeemed it.  Good thing there's no expiration date.  I'm cashing it in next time he is in town.  I miss you Gino!  

Monday, January 3, 2011

twenty eleven

had some friends over to ring in the new year...
we successfully pulled off a champagne fountain... captured below by sophia

i love eli in party - mode.  does not happen very often. 

over the weekend we hung our xmas present from zeina...

and made fattoush for dinner last night

we took a long walk.  talked about our goals for twenty eleven. 

so far, a lovely start to the new year.