May 16, 2013

Real Estate Ramblings

Guess what I've been doing for the past couple of months?! REAL ESTATE, EVERYONE. That's right. Who would've thought I would have it in me? I guess it was there all along, I just needed the right push. That push came through this good site at  that was the result of Googling and all that searching.

Watch out for me as I kill it in the property and real estate industry real soon. Ha. :D


Mar 16, 2013

Seduction Techniques, Anyone?

I ran into a friend of mine last night. She had a weird story about her brother, whose brother is currently going through some sort of phase-- well we DON'T really know but I think those were the exact words of my friend.

She said that her brother has been on countless dates for the past couple of months now-- not too bad for a 23-year-old! So when she asked him what he's been up to, he said that he's been reading a lot about Sonic Seduction at http://sonicseduction.net.

I checked the website out and I couldn't believe what I saw. It's literally a website about seduction and the art of seducing women! It's pretty interesing if you ask me, and I guess I have the upperhand now and can easily determine if I am being lured and seduced by a man whose trying to make a move on me. So thanks, Sonic!

I will give you more updates as soon as I can. I hope I'd see my friend again soon-- it would be fun to know her brother's progress and if his "seducing" has been effective lately!!


Oct 11, 2012

Happy National Coming Out Day



Happy National Coming out day to all of my wonderful friends; those who show bravery by being their true selves in a world that is not always accepting & those who show integrity by accepting nothing less than equality and love for all.

Aug 22, 2012

Refreshing Beverage?


It has been HOT in Long Beach.

I feel ridiculous saying that having spent four years in Phoenix, but we have no air conditioning in my house. When the temperatures get over 85, we bake. Refreshing adult beverages are all we have to get us through August and the Strawberry Spritzer is bubbly, summery and delicious without being too sweet.

Carol made jam last week and had some delightful leftover strawberry juice/syrup. She says to make some of your own, put a pint of strawberries, a sprinkle of sugar and a half cup of water on the stove. Bring to a boil, then allow to simmer for 30 minutes or so. Strain the juice into a jar.

Pour your favorite champagne over ice and add a splash of the strawberry juice.

Garnish with a mermaid.

Sit in front of the fan. Dream of foggy January days. I long for the October Man as much as anybody... nothing but love and affection.

Aug 21, 2012

Merci


Since my 30th birthday party I've been procrastinating on writing my Thank You notes, as usual {so rude, right?!}

Finding these darling notes has helped motivate me to write mine. Enjoy!

1. Sugar Paper LA
2. Rifle Paper Co.
3. Native Bear
4. Daily Sip Studios

What's your favorite?

Aug 20, 2012

Music Monday- The Pierces


A couple of months ago I attended the Coldplay concert at the Hollywood Bowl. It was an incredible night with great seats, friends and wine. Coldplay was amazing, of course, but my biggest surprise was how much I loved their first opening act, The Pierces. The Alabama born sisters had me totally entranced. I loved their style, stage presence and music. Below is a small playlist that is 'Pierces' heavy, but also has a couple of songs that mix well with their style. Click here to listen.

*Photo credit: Chris Floyd via THIS Pinterest account.

Aug 17, 2012

Ciao!



Between the dreamy cover of Jaimee's summer reading suggestion and Stephanie's instagram post of her travels in Positano, my mind has been on the Mediterranean this week. This Friday Fashion post sums up just about everything you need for a day strolling the streets of coastal Italy.

sources
1. Inspiration for this post. Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins. Buy it at your local bookstore! Here's mine.
2. ASOS {on sale. holler.}
3. Impossible Project vintage Polaroid for snapping photos of the Italian beau you're sure to meet.
4. Michael Kors
5. Cleobella Mexicana Clutch
6. Splendid Shoes 
7. Ray-Ban


Aug 16, 2012

Summer Eating and Entertaining

I am a bad 'during the week' cook.  I usually just pick up a rotisserie chicken, some vegetables and a bottle of wine on my way home from work. Weekends are a different story; I love to cook and spend lots of time finding new recipes that are complex and rewarding. However, with August heat and no air conditioning, who wants to be near a stove all day? 'Not I,' said the girl who does not handle any temperature over 75 degrees well. 

The last few times I've had guests over I've kept the menu very simple. Items I can prep (without heat) and then leave in the oven while I sit on the patio enjoying a glass of cool wine and the ocean breeze. My favorites have been roasting asparagus (just toss in olive oil and season with salt and pepper, then put in the oven) and hasselblad potatoes, courtesy of pinterest. It's actually the first and only recipe idea I've used from the site. Serve with grilled steak, chicken or fish and a light salad and you are set. 

For setting the table, I've loved using old mason jars and wrapping them with twine, burlap, raffia and butcher string. Put a big bunch of babies breath in one or two of the jars to give the table a breezy touch of summer. 

Enjoy!