Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!!

G. and I carved this last year. I love roasting the seeds afterward!
Did anyone else begin the Halloween festivities early? I went to a party at Social Hollywood last night. It was PACKED and I'm exhausted. Time to rest up for tonight! :)

Have a wonderful and safe Halloween!

Thursday, October 29, 2009


I don't know which one is my favorite....but, how cute are these?!

I know what you're thinking. More Coach?! What can I say? I really like what they're up to these days! :)

Top to bottom:
poppy sequins mini flap $138
poppy feather crossbody $298
poppy sparkle leather mini t-lock crossbody $138

All images from

Monday, October 26, 2009

Win a Lucky Shops VIP Gift Bag!

Lucky Shops 2009 is quickly approaching! Every gal in the NYC area should be sure to get tickets for the event which occurs 11/6 and 11/7.


75% off designer duds
Complimentary cocktails

Limited edition designer pieces and more!!!

Lucky Shops is giving away one VIP gift bag to a Shop It To Me member. To enter, visit the Shop It To Me blog.

If you are not a member of Shop It To Me yet, you can join here.

Note: Prize can only be sent to a U.S. address.

Good luck!!!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Time Machine

After a boring breakfast of cereal, I found myself wishing I could go back to the lovely brunch I had last weekend at Bottega Louie in Los Angeles. I went with my aunt, who was visiting, and my cousins.

The meals here are as pretty as they are delicious. I had the egg white scramble, which lacks some color because I asked for no peppers.

Bright and airy, the restaurant has a gourmet market in the front with a delightful selection of eclairs, croissants, name it. They also have a bar for those of you wishing to visit in the evening.

I am looking forward to visiting again. For now, I'm off to Starbucks to read my new Vogue (love the cover!).

Bottega Louie
700 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Cuff Me!

I am obsessed with chunky bracelets and am currently crushing on these:

All are available at Nordstrom. Pics:

Saturday, October 17, 2009

BFF: A Day at the Races

Yesterday, G. and I went to "Free Friday" at Oak Tree at Santa Anita Park. You may have heard of the famous racetrack as Seabiscuit was filmed there. I wasn't sure this venture would be my cup of tea (when I told my mother I went, she replied, "now I've heard everything!"). However, it was fun!On Fridays, the track has free admission and $1 specials on beer, coffee, popcorn, and hot dogs. It reminds me of the episode of Sex and the City when the girls go to Yankee Stadium to hang out and drink cheap beer. It was that kind of day.

I did place a few bets which wasn't too hard to figure out. I won once so that was exciting! It was also nice to see the horses-they are so beautiful.
So if race tracks don't bother you (animal rights) and you like to try new things, this is a fun and inexpensive way to enjoy an afternoon (that is if you don't bet a lot of money!).

Next up....the Kentucky Derby perhaps?

(P.S. I couldn't resist including this picture-where else will you find a peanut shell in the shrubs?!)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Meet Your New BFF!

We all know what BFF stands for....but today I'm introducing it as Budget-Friendly Fun! Many people like myself are pinching pennies these days and just because I'm on a budget, does not mean I will stop having fun! So as I find new wallet-friendly ways to go out I will share them with you and mark them "BFF".

Here is our first addition:

The Museum.

Many museums nationwide have special events or days when they have free admission. I know The Met has free film screenings and the MFA in Boston has "Free Community Days," days you get in for free. Last night, G. and I checked out Saturdays Off the 405 at The Getty in Los Angeles. If you arrive after 5pm, parking/admission is free and you can attend the outdoor concert. The event offers a cash bar and BEAUTIFUL views of the city. I tried my best to take a good picture, but it was so much more breathtaking in person. This was one of our favorite outings we've had. I highly recommend you check out your local museums to see what events they have to offer, too!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday's Outing

Today G. and I went to see Couples Retreat. Some critics are panning it and while I agree with them on some points, I really enjoyed it. I thought it had as many sweet moments as funny ones. I am grateful to those who made the film because I needed to relax and have a laugh today. I brought my purse to the movie theater to make its debut! I don't think this picture does it justice, but I love it! (I got it a while back at Aldo.) It kind of reminds me of the bag in yesterday's post... Oh! I almost forgot. I saw a preview for the movie, Nine, which is due out in November. It looks so good. It's a musical about an Italian director and his midlife crisis. To be honest, it was the style and the cast that really drew me to it (and of course I love anything Italian!). Seriously though, how great is this cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz, Sophia Loren, Kate Hudson, and Fergie! The director is Rob Marshall, who also directed Chicago and Memoirs of a Geisha. I can't wait!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The proper start to a weekend...

...should consist of wearing these beautiful items and feeling as relaxed as she looks...ahhh.....

Photos: Coach

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Would you wear a chicken hat?

I had a pretty random weekend. Friday night I went out to one of my favorite LA bars, The Edison. It used to be a power plant and the bar's decor still reflects its origin. Copper piping and "generators" are seen throughout. It is really a gorgeous place. They have great entertainment and play old movies on the walls. Friday evenings from 5-7pm they offer complimentary grilled cheese and tomato soup and serve their Friday signature drinks for 35 cents (one per person).

Saturday night, G. and I went to Torrance to the Alpine Village for Oktoberfest. We sat down with the standard pretzel and beer and listened to the band play. I was disappointed because the shops were closed so we'll definitely have to go back to check those out! It gets crowded, so I recommend going early. Fridays and Saturdays are 21+. Everyone was very excited to be there and it definitely got a little rowdier as the night progressed! Many wore chicken hats as you'll see below. They are to wear during the chicken dance, a popular dance at Oktoberfest celebrations in the U.S.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

San Diego

Last weekend I went back to San Diego. Saturday morning I went surfing in Del Mar and then out for lunch with G. in the Gaslamp District. So fun!Pics top to bottom: The boards, Fred's Mexican Cafe, Mmmm, The most perfect pepper, Back to LA