10.31.2011

Happy Halloween!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

(Photos via Pinterest)

10.28.2011

friday.

This week has been a week of ups and downs. A recap...

UP: Amazing bachelorette weekend for one of my best friends.
DOWN: Insanely exhausted for the 2 days following.

UP: Seeing one of my favorite former coworkers of all time for lunch.
DOWN: Wishing I still worked with her!

DOWN: Getting into a minor car accident, when some guy decided to gun it through his stopsign and I didn't have a stop.
FURTHER DOWN: Said guy implying that he expected me to pay for his "damage" (there were minor scratches) even though he is TOTALLY AT FAULT.

UP: Wedding dress shopping on my lunchbreak today!
DOWN: Drinks and apps last night before said dress shopping (whoops, oh well).

UP, UP, UP: Finding out my best friend in the whole world has an interview at a Los Angeles area medical school next week! No more details on that, I will not jinx it. But I cannot WAIT to see her in 5 days.

UP? DOWN?: 1/2 Marathon on Sunday...I had an amazing long run 3 weeks ago, and a terrible one 2 weeks ago. So it's anyone's game.
DEFINITE UP: Post-race food and drinks, and one of my best girls in town from NYC for work to celebrate with!

OK enough of that game. Happy Halloween weekend!

(Photo VIA)

10.25.2011

bachelorette.

This weekend was a bachelorette party for one of my best girls from college. We stayed at a hotel in West Hollywood and partied all over the place - downtown, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Santa Monica. Good times were had and naps were insanely necessary come Sunday afternoon. Here are some of the non-discriminatory pics (needless to say, there weren't many)...

Room provisions...

My view of the office from the rooftop pool...

Hummer limo...

Dinner downtown and some amazing chewy chips...

Bridal goblet...

Andrea and I (one of my b'maids!)...

10.11.2011

weekend.

A cat on a stuffed ghost, you're welcome.

This weekend D and I took engagement pictures down in Temecula wine country with our wedding photographers Stone and Shelby Crandall. My dream since going to college in Santa Barbara was to get married in wine country, so since we're getting married in Palm Springs, we decided to do our engagement shoot in wine country instead. I am already itching to see these amazing photos. Stone and Shelby have the coolest eye ever ("We're pulling over here and taking pics with that sun flare!") and taking pictures with them feels like you're hanging out with your lifelong best friends. I'm pretty sure Stone had to shush me and Shelby a million times because we couldn't stop chatting!

The weekend also featured a dinner date with one of my favorite girls and her boyfriend (a man who rivals D with movie trivia knowledge...I didn't know such a person existed!) then the boys went to see a midnight movie showing of a film I will not name here (a horror film I want no part of).

10.05.2011

palm springs.

Our quick trip to Palm Springs last weekend was a blast. To top it all off we got to experience a desert thunderstorm which are my absolute favorite.

I only really used my camera for wedding stuff (food pics, venue pics, etc.) but I managed to get an awesome shot of lightning across the mountains, which I will post when I upload the pics.

For now, here are some instagram shots.

First things first, the pool and a sangria were in order...

Sweet storm...

New friends...

Amazing sky...

Pooltime Saturday morning before heading home...

Next time...