We drove up the PCH recently, and of course I pulled out my camera so I could at least try and capture the beauty of the California coast.
What a weekend we had celebrating our friends’ upcoming wedding! We took a road trip to Vegas for a double bachelorette party and had an amazing time. Seriously, if you don’t live less than four hours from Vegas, I feel for you. It’s so easy to pop over for two days—because that really all the time you need there—and then get home before The Walking Dead starts. We hung out by the pool at Paris, had a huge and delicious family-style meal at Carmine’s in The Forum Shops and then partied ourselves silly at Pure Nightclub in Caesar’s. I can’t wait to go back (and will be soon for Britney)!
I can hardly believe it’s been seven years since I packed up my car and drove halfway across the country to California. I spent about a year in New York after college and then decided to try San Diego (before L.A….it’s been busy), so I went back to Oklahoma for a month, visited some friends and then drove to sunny Southern Cali.
Along the way, I took a few pictures. But the film got mixed up in the move once I finally arrived, so I didn’t see these photos until today! My husband found the rolls of film around the time we were getting the disposable cameras from our wedding developed, and the developed pictures have been sitting in our filing cabinet for a year and a half, waiting patiently to be looked at. So glad I went searching for something else and stumbled across these. There were even some pics from college in there! (Definitely more on that later.)
We decided to do something a little different for Thanksgiving this year. Instead of a big family dinner with tons of turkey, stuffing, bread rolls, cranberry sauce, gravy, mashed potatoes, yada yada yada…we decided to take a relaxing holiday, and each person made something different for dinner: pomegranate martinis (from fresh pomegranates!), brie en croute for appetizers, spicy Italian sausage lasagne, caesar salad and pumpkin pie (some traditions we want to keep). It was so delicious! And with our non-traditional meal, there wasn’t the urge to overeat…just to enjoy our food and be thankful. Hope you had a great holiday!
Even in the stifling heat of August, Palm Springs, despite its smack-dab-in-the-middle-of-the-desert location, is a fantastic little place. It has lots of charm and character and, even better, wind farms! I was at a bachelorette party Saturday and Sunday, and we spent most of our time swimming and sunning and kind of playing pool volleyball. Great times! I also felt the need to include a photo of this really cute fabric-covered camera (film camera. With a giant flash. Love!).