Monday, August 20, 2012

Crystal Cove

Slow down and open your eyes because you'll never know what you might find. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

AYCE Fried

What is it about the fair that allows one to consume as much fatty, fried goodness just for the heck of it and not feel guilty about it one bit. I won't deny it, I see the fair as my annual pass to let loose and basically be a kid again. As I grow older and older, these very moments are the ones I want to continue on. These subtle reminders are the very thing that I need to enjoy life. It's such a treat to walk by different food stands and be in awe at how many things can be fried. It's an instant smile maker when you see children's faces light up when they're petting a cow, or a goat, or any kind of animal at the petting zoo. It's these images that makes me happy. I love the fair. Can't wait for next year's!

Meats, meats, and more meats.

A camel and it's bucket love affair.

Multicolored bundt pans. So cute!

Australian Fried Potatoes with ranch and cheese. 

Beer competition.

Happy happy day everyone! 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Shut Your Pie Hole.

What a lovely Saturday to spend in Los Angeles. I decided to tag along with a friend who needed to run some errands and pick up succulents for an up and coming wedding. It's amazing to see her work, as she eyes miscellaneous objects and creatively begins planning future ideas for her clients. She is simply a magical wizard of wedding planning. 
So our first stop was the flower district to pick up mini succulents. 

Second stop was Wurstkuche for some yummy sausages and Belgian fries. We decided to share the Duck and Bacon with Jalapeno Peppers sausage, topped with Sauerkraut and Sweet Peppers. So good! The sausage was so juicy, with a subtle kick from the jalapeno peppers. Loved it!
After lunch we walked to The Pie Hole, which was conveniently located right across the street from Wurstkuche. Nestled in the heart of Los Angeles Art District is the cutest little pie shop I have ever set my eyes on. My friend and I ordered a slice of the Mexican Chocolate pie. It was delicious. So rich, chocolatey, with hints of cinnamon, and the most amazing graham cracker crust I have ever tasted.

 To work off the hefty amount of sausage and pie we consumed, we walked around admiring the different street art  painted all around.

Me: Hey go model in front of that painting
Cat: I can pose however I want?
Me: Yeah of course.
...and this is what she does. Haha

This is definitely a perfect Saturday. Now for the cherry on top? I'm off to a BBQ. Hope ya'll are having a grand day as well! 

Happy Saturday!

Friday, August 3, 2012

So Beachy.

I'll admit it, I totally take the beach for granted. It's a shame that I live so close yet I never go. I think last year I went to the beach once. ONCE! Can you believe that? It's just an insane thought because I absolutely love the beach. I love the sweet, salty smell in the air, the feel of the grainy, soft sand on my feet, and just laying out, stress free, without a worry or a care. I always make the same promise every year to take full advantage and go to the beach as much as I can. Hopefully this will be the year that I keep that promise. 
Well, as you all know I had my wisdom teeth taken out on Monday, so it's been a very lazy, unproductive week for me. Day 3 I started to go crazy. So a friend and I decided to go to the beach. What a perfect way to be acquainted with the world again. We laid out, dipped our feet in the icy blue sea, and ate fish tacos. Yeah, it was pretty great. =) 
Here are some random pictures of Newport Beach, enjoy!

Happy Summer!