Friday, December 11, 2015

The Aquarium of the Pacific: Jellies on Jellies

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When I was younger, we had a membership at the Aquarium, so we used to go all the time. I think I was in the 8th grade when we stopped renewing it, and I hadn't been since then. I've been wanting to go back for a while now so my mom and I took advantage of having the same day off a few weeks ago and went to see the fishes. The current exhibit is all about Jellies, so it was right up my alley. I may have gone a little overboard with the jellyfish pics, but it's hard not to!

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We also got to feed the lorikeets, who for the most part seemed not at all interested in being fed, which I guess is to be expected when people are shoving containers of nectar at you all day long.

Now that I'm closer to LACMA I've been trying to visit more museums. The Broad is next on my list, but I'll probably be waiting until February because I think tickets are booked until then. Are there any museums on your list?

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Anja Got Married!

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As I'm sure you're aware, if you've been reading this blog or have looked at my Instagram or have talked to me since May, one of my best friends got married in October. I've been to a lot of weddings and I can honestly say I have never been to a wedding that filled me with so much joy and love as this one. Just look at these two! The love they have for each other radiates out of them and bounces off of everyone around. I swear, the room gets brighter when they walk in. They're so special to me, and I was honored to be a part of their celebration.

Mandy and I headed to Chicago a few days before the wedding, so we had a day of just exploring Chicago before it was time to head to Grand Rapids for the main wedding festivities. We wandered over to the most magical children's park I've ever been in, said hi to the Bean, and enjoyed walking around in weather that actually resembled fall.

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Once we arrived in Grand Rapids we had Anja's bachelorette party, in which dueling pianos played a cover of the remix to Ignition for her and we eventually met up with the groomsmen despite actively trying to avoid them (Grand Rapids is pretty small). Easily the best bachelorette party that's ever happened in the history of the world. Hands down.

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See? Proof.

The next day we got our nails done as the last bit of pre-wedding prep, went to an apple orchard, and had the rehearsal dinner.
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And then it was the big day! So many tears were shed, it would have been impossible not to because there was so much love in that room. I'm also happy to report that my photobooth props photographed well, because I'm not going to lie I was quite stressed about that.

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Then it was time to come back to LA! I already have big things planned for Chicago, how could I not when these guys live there?

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Also, if you were wondering, yes I did carry my bouquet halfway across the country so I could put it on my shelf in the glass I got at Three Dots and A Dash. I regret nothing.

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Friday, December 4, 2015

What Happened to September, October, and November?



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Kicked off September with FIDLAR at the record release show for Too
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Saw Ibeyi at the Mayan
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Built the photobooth props for Anja's wedding
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LA Beer Fest fall edition with Taline!
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Frank Gehry exhibit at LACMA
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Any rain in LA is always photo-worthy
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Anja knows how to roll out a welcome 
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What's a Chicago trip without Shake Shack?
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Spent my Halloween with FIDLAR
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DTLA at night

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Crazy clouds over Pasadena
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I made sushi!
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Tree decorating and watching Elf
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Working by the beach has it's perks. 

Putting together these posts after that hiatus has made me realize I have been taking way fewer pictures lately. I think I've been using snapchat way more to capture quick moments instead of using the camera, plus I can't even remember the last time I pulled out the dslr to take pictures. Goals for December, and for 2016.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

What Happened to July & August?

After a seven month hiatus, the blogger returns. I can't even defend myself, because even though the past months have been crazy, I definitely could have been blogging throughout. But enough about that, let's get caught up!

What happened this summer??

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Donut Friend at LA Street Food Fest

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Eat/See/Hear: Back to the Future 

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Superhumanoids!
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Some 90s nostalgia at the Under the Sun tour
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Hot in Here @ Sunday Los Angeles
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The only glasses of Pimm's I made all summer!
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Can't stay away
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Because mac n cheese grilled cheeses are my FYF tradition, apparently. 
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Goldroom at FYF, one of my favorite sets of the weekend
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Crafting up a storm, even at a music festival

I've got fall updates that will be posted here soon, and then we can get back to our (semi)regular scheduled content.

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