saturday dog beach

I’m embarrassed to say it, but we hadn’t taken Kipling to the beach since last summer. Well, a few weekends ago we remedied that…even if we were only there for an hour. With the early sunset, we didn’t have much time before it got dark and too cold to withstand anymore. Of course, Kipling had […]

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playing tour guide

I love having friends visit because I get to see LA through their eyes. I try really hard to show them the “hot spots” and really make the experience a great one (uhh…so they’ll visit again!). Even though we have only been here a year, it’s easy to forget the neat things the city has […]

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family in san diego

We made an impromptu trip down to San Diego this past Saturday to spend some time with family. We got in late afternoon after Whitney’s softball game, so after a short time at the beach, we made a grocery run to gather supplies for grilling and s’mores. Nothing like sitting by the fire on a […]

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my friend’s visit and birthday!

My good friend came to visit us in LA this past weekend! I’m so glad she was able to make it out here, so we could show her a bit of our life here in Southern California. It’s so great catching up with an old friend. We kept busy and had a great time! Saturday […]

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malibu beach trip

Whitney’s and my beach of choice around here is Manhattan Beach, but parking can be difficult to find, and it’s not the closest beach. Since we hadn’t been, we decided to take the (longer) drive up the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu. After reading great reviews on Yelp, we hit up Zuma Beach. The drive […]

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the in-laws visit

My in-laws (still weird saying that) visited last week for nine days (and yes we all stayed in our little one bedroom apartment). We love having our friends and family visit, so we get a chance to show off our new home and city! Whether we’ve visited these places or restaurants before, it’s always fun […]

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buried

Shamefully, I have barely been using my DSLR. With the ease of my smartphone (including the ability to post instantly online) and with the fun of using an Instax camera, I just haven’t been carrying it with me. That being said, I’m going to try and pick it up more. A few weeks back (already?!), […]

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kip by yue

A few weeks ago, while Anna, Andria, and I went to the Rose Bowl Flea Market, my husband went to the Huntington dog beach with our neighbor, Yue, and his dog, Boba. Yue used to take photos professionally, so he brought along his nice camera equipment to snap some shots of the dogs. Looking at […]

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my sister’s visit part two

While in Santa Monica, we had to stop at a photobooth (I’m a sucker for those). And hey, a picture of me too! After our full day of shopping on Friday, we decided to…shop again. This time we went to Abbott Kinney, and I don’t know why I delude myself that I will ever be […]

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my sister’s visit

My time with my sister came and went all too quickly. She came to visit for her Spring Break and spent half the week with me in Los Angeles and half the week with one of her close friends on a roadtrip up to San Francisco. One of the hardest things about moving to Los […]

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