Sunday, August 28, 2011

Italia Bound

Today, my family and Paige took our darling Brooke
to the airport today for her four month departure to Milano, Italia.
We're going to miss her so much,
but we cannot wait to live vicariously through her amazing stories & adventures that are to come!
So, in honor of my lovely sister who is currently on a plane watching movies 
on little television screens on the back of cushiony chairs...
Here are some of the magazine covers that she'll be seeing on newsstands across her new home:
(via 1, 2, 3)

Friday, August 26, 2011

goodbye L.A., hello Arizona

It's been about two weeks since Brooke and I moved back to Arizona from our amazing summer in LA.
We had so many great experiences, and even though it cut our bank accounts pretty deeply--
leaving our jobs for unpaid internships & paying triple our usual rent in West Hollywood,
we don't regret any of it.
I think what I'll miss most about LA is the diversity, the many amazing restaurants, the winding roads,
cool breezes, the radio stations, and also my internship.
I absolutely loved working as a Fashion PR intern at Bollare.
They are constantly growing and getting more clients,
but a few of the ones below are some of my favorite pieces from the showroom.
Kim Kardashian in Ani Lee's Josie Dress (via)
Jewel Mint
Mink Pink (via)
Even though I'm no longer a part of the team, I still recognize the brands whenever I see them
on television, on the red carpet, or in magazines.

Now that I'm back in Arizona,
I'm working at Oregano's Pizza Bistro again and 
beginning my new internship as a marketing & production intern at Arizona Weddings Magazine!
I've always wanted to intern at a magazine, so I can't wait to start on September 7th!

Friday, August 12, 2011

tumblr time

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

staycation recap

I just got back from my first "big girl" vacation/staycation.
I got to spend five lovely nights (and six amazing days) with my boyfriend, Nick, 
in Manhattan Beach and San Diego.
I now have two weeks left in beautiful California until I go back to Arizona to finish school,
so Nick came over for one last visit during his birthday week before we're reunited in sunny Arizona.
I didn't take many pictures because as you can see, my hair was out of control.
I left the hair straightener & brush with Brooke since she still had to go to work and stuff,
so all I brought was a comb and a curling iron.
Guess what??
I left those at the first hotel, so I didn't have anything to groom myself with for the majority of the trip.
So that was fun...and the reason for the lack of pictures.
Also, as I have mentioned before, we lost our camera on our birthday and again 2 weeks later in Vegas.
All photos are therefore courtesy of the handy dandy iPhone.
The trip was filled with relaxation, delicious food, beach days even in the clouds,
and just spending quality time together & enjoying our vacation.
Our first hotel in Manhattan Beach was great.
Everyday they had a different flavor of water in the lobby, movies to rent, 
and complimentary beach cruisers to head down to the beach--which was only a quick little bike ride.
I got my first bee sting on the beach in La Jolla!
It definitely wasn't fun and the little monster just snuck up on me.
I thought a fly was on my finger while I was laying out and I shook it off
and saw that the bee was attached to my finger!
That was the only downfall of the trip, 
but at least it's nice to know that I'm not allergic!
So much gum on this light post in SD (I flipped the picture horizontally)
We sampled a lot of different cuisines on our trip,
mostly sticking to my favorite, Mexican, but also threw in my second favorite: indian food.
Since we stayed in Little Italy when we went to San Diego,
on Friday night, we had the most delicious Italian meal at Mimmo's Italian Village.
We got the patio table on a perfect night, had a man playing accordian right in front of us, 
had the best pasta I've had in awhile, and shared a delicious bottle of my favorite kind of wine.
I'm so sad it's over, but I had the best time and I know we have many more vacations to come!

Also thank you so much to Kelsey of "Eat, Drink, Be a Tourist."
I e-mailed her for San Diego restaurant/bar recommendations a couple of weeks before the trip,
and although we didn't get to try a lot of them, she is an expert in all things SD.
If you don't follow her blog already, I suggest you check it out!


I found this site on StumbleUpon
and it BLEW my mind.
Take a look...
Look-a-likes from today's celebrities to history's figures.
I've always wondered how it's possible for people to look so different
when there are so many different people on this earth
& so many generations of these people.
I guess there are a lot more similarities in people than we think...
Pretty crazy :)


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