Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Hollywood Times Square

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So as I mentioned in my last post, I got to cover the LA Film Fest this year for Hollywood Times Square! It was amazing to be able to see so many films, and to really feel like I was a part of the festival instead of just a spectator. I loved it and I loved the films I was able to see. Most of my reviews are up now on hollywoodtimessquare.com, check them out!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

What Happened to June?

What happened to June?
First Fridays at the Natural History Museum
What happened to June?
Caught Quinn bein' cute
What happened to June?
All the way from England, my favorite Lush scent in a shower gel 
What happened to June?
My press pass!
What happened to June?
The film fest
What happened to June?
LA Beer Week kickoff
What happened to June?
Sundae from the best ice cream truck in LA
What happened to June?
Isabel's art show!
What happened to June?
Lola

Ok so I know I said May was a whirlwind, but June was crazy. I thought the highlight of the month was going to be the LA Film Fest, but days before the fest started I got a new job! So I had not only the film fest, but my last days at Lush and I started a whole new job in a totally different field, which partially explains why I haven't been as present here as I would like. July, I'm ready for you.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

What Happened To May?


What happened to May?
Leo holding a swan and guarding Anja's fridge

What happened to May?
It actually rained in LA this month
What happened to May?
Grand Central Market
What happened to May?
Ice cream truck!

May was such a whirlwind what with vacations and friends getting engaged, plus my mom's birthday (not pictured, as per her usual request). I've got some really exciting things on the horizon for June though, and I'm ready for summer.

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Monday, June 8, 2015

CHICAGO: Food Edition

I think Shake Shack was the culinary highlight of Chicago for me, but we got to eat so many delicious things. A close second was the tea tasting at Adagio, which was amazing because we got to learn about the history of tea, the make-up of different blends, and proper brewing methods. Also, I'm heart broken because my new favorite bar Three Dots & a Dash is too far away for me to become a regular.


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Velvet Taco!
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Shake Shack!
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Dinner made by Anja and I!
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Round 1 at Three Dots & a Dash
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Round 2 at Three Dots & a Dash
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Tea tasting at Adagio!
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The teas we tasted
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Doughnuts from Glazed and Infused!



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Thursday, June 4, 2015

CHICAGO: Anja's Engaged!!

The biggest news from my trip to Chicago is that Anja and Chris are engaged!! They had gotten engaged like two days before I landed in Chicago, so I got to hear the news in person and be there to celebrate with them. They have such a beautiful love story and I'm so happy for the both of them. It would have been a happy weekend anyway, but that announcement made it a joyous weekend!

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First snap from Chicago
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The ring! 
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Calling a friend to tell them the news
Chicago!
Brunch
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Me and the Bean!
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Millenium Park!
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Monday, June 1, 2015

It's Always Sunny in DC: Food Edition


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This was the first place we ate in DC, and it was the cutest place I've ever seen. I wanted to Instagram every corner of it. Every detail was beautifully styled, from the boards listing the menu items, to the bar, to the tables, to the menu that was designed to look like a newspaper. If you're in DC, stop whatever you're going and to go Ted's Bulletin right now.
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Chicken Caesar wrap from Ted's Bulletin
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Key Lime Ted's Tart. That's right, Ted's Tart. Definitely not any other kind of tart you might be thinking of so don't get it twisted.


Another day we had lunch at Teasim, where I had this salmon bento box. I'm not a fan of brown rice at all but this was delish, especially with the beet puree.
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And I finally got to try Dunkin' Donuts for the first time! (Sidebar: How can America run on Dunkin' when we don't have it in California? Just sayin'.)
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My last dinner in DC was at Plan B Burger, which was excellent. I got the Cuban burger and I highly recommend it.
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Not pictured is the ramen we had my first night in DC which was almost as good as Daikokuya, and the sweet tea I had at Ted's (because as I was technically south of the Mason/Dixon, I was in the South). Also not pictured were the strawberry filled chocolate almond milk popsicles Sunny made! I'm so sad I'm going to miss out this summer because Sunny's popsicle game is on point.

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Friday, May 29, 2015

It's Always Sunny in DC: The District Sleeps Alone Tonight

The one touristy thing I felt like I had to do before I left DC was see the monuments at night. Sunny brought it up when we were planning out the trip and I latched onto the idea, so my last night in DC Sunny, her boyfriend Evan, and I had dinner and then walked through all the monuments after the sun had set. The little walking tour Evan gave us was great, we went from the lavish World War II memorial to walking along the pond towards the Lincoln Memorial, and then through the much more somber Korean and Vietnam War Memorials. I didn't go by the monuments in the day, so my opinion doesn't mean much, but I feel like this was the best way to experience them.
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It was a lovely night walking through the city with friends.

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