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December 15, 2014

Better late than never—here are 5 great things I ate, saw and did last month:

Orange County road trip

1. Newport/Laguna beach day trip.


2. Friendsgiving as our Thanksgiving.

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3. Moderating Creative Connection’s women entrepreneurs panel. I was honored to be asked to host a panel for Creative Connection, a San Diego women’s networking group, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla. The event brought together Bridget of Badunkachunk, graphic designer/blogger Mrs. Lilien and designer/event planner Melissa of Pow Wow Design Studio to speak about their experiences as business owners to an audience of eager, inquisitive professionals. The three women spoke so candidly and openly with all of us that—I have to admit—I almost got a little choked up. Part of that was because I connected so much to what they were talking about and the other part was that I was giddy moderating my first panel. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, so thanks to Creative Connection for making that happen. We all left that event feeling a little extra inspired.

Wow Wow Waffle // My SoCal'd Life, a lifestyle blog

4. Wow Wow Waffle—ooh, I’m still thinking about how much I love this hidden North Park waffle shop.

Central Park // via My SoCal'd Life, a lifestyle blog

5. Going back East for a week. Being at home with my family and seeing friends in New York and Boston during a random, non-holiday week in November was one of the most relaxing times I’ve had in a while. (It helped that I didn’t have much work.) I didn’t blog or Instagram about my trip all that much, but maybe that’s why it was so relaxing. I truly love documenting my adventures and sharing recommendations, but it was so nice to go out to eat or meet a friend and not take a photo of a pretty sign or adorable dessert. OK, I did take that above picture of Central Park, but wouldn’t you want to savor those fall colors, too?



around san diego

weekend recap

December 1, 2014

A peek at the holiday weekend that was…


We hosted a Friendsgiving on Thanksgiving with three friends who also stayed in town for the holiday weekend, and it was just perfect. We each contributed a few sides, we all went in on a prepared turkey from Bristol Farms and there was even some Cards Against Humanity action in between. Our apartment may be small-ish, but its open layout makes it a great place to entertain. It’s a good thing, too, because I really, really, really love playing hostess. Those gold spray-painted leaf place cards made the dinner feel just a little extra special. And that green arrangement in the background? i literally plucked some leafy branches from the bushes by our apartment. Et voila!

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