Wednesday, July 29, 2009


I'm totally in love with these Asic Tigers right now. Thank goodness they aren't available in my size!

Thats about as meaningful as it gets today.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

My Way

I've had a really great couple of weeks. Its summer here, so there is a lot going on. We've been going to "Jazz in the Park", and swing dancing. We had a bonfire at the beach on Tuesday night with our good friend's Q&A. We played cricket on the beach while the sun set. Cooked smores. My husband is with the nerdy masses this week for Comic Con. I've been seeing a personal trainer at my gym. I'm 30 next year, and have a goal of feeling fantastic at that time. For the last 6 weeks I've been working out 3-4 times a week, along with my daily walks and now incorporating weights into my routine. Its going really well - and albeit sore, I feel like the cobwebs are getting cleaned out. I'm someone who thrives on a lot of exercise. When I get into it, I feel fantastic. I walk almost daily for a good 30-40 minutes, but needed some weight training and harder cardio to get a sweat up.

A couple of weeks ago my MIL arranged for some friends and I to have an organized shopping tour in LA! It was amazing - so much fun. It was a complete surprise. We went to vintage stores around Melrose and La Brea. The best vintage stores I have ever shopped at! I walked away with 4 too many dresses to add to my ridiculously large wardrobe. One day I swear I'll ebay it all and live off 2 pairs of jeans, 2 skirts, 2 tops and a dress. Well, maybe.

So, thats whats been going on in my life. I'm officially a full-time-blog-neglector.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

LA Baby

I just found out that Los Angeles means "the angels" hence the term "City of Angels"... it only took me 2 1/2 years.

I need to do a recap on last weekend. Our friend Melita flew in from Canada (she's Australian) after a 6 week vacation in America and Canada. We were picking her up at LAX so decided just to stay the night up in LA. We booked a hotel room in Santa Monica. The night she flew in, the 3 of us ate at Barney's Beanery. The menu is like a newspaper! So many choices. Anyway, I'm not going to ramble on with every detail about our trip, except this one thing that happened.

We took our friend to the walk of fame in Hollywood. There was a line all the way from the Gap store to Michael Jackson's star. It was very busy. We decided to go to Beverly Hills to show Melita some of the beautiful homes, and go for a walk in a nice neighborhood. We park, we're walking around the most beautiful, lush neighbourhood you've ever seen. We basked in the warmth of the day and the beauty of the area. We'd been walking for about half an hour when we came across a shrine for Michael Jackson on a random street corner. People were around it. We walk up the hill a little... there are camera crews, more shrines. We had stumbled across Michael Jackson's house just a few days after his death. How bizarre is that?! Like I said, the neighbourhood we were walking in was very luxurious, very manicured and unbelievably lovely. How bizarre that we'd stumble across his house.

LA in general was a riot - we had a fantastic time there. Walking around Santa Monica, eating the most wonderful crepes for breakfast. But our walk in Beverly Hills was the highlight. It was great to be away from the crowds and noise at Hollywood.