My morning raclette (@ Venissimo – Liberty Station)
In the event that this isn’t anything like that Survivor pool I joined and won without ever watching a single episode, I have a few questions, like how do you know if it’s a 12 seed team or a 5 seed team, and also what is a seed???
I need to make a change.
Air + Style x Phantogram (@ LA Memorial Coliseum)
…or what you eat when your lunch buddy is observing lent (@ Hopdoddy Burger Bar)
If I didn’t know the Impossible Burger was plant-based, I would have never guessed it was meatless! And this is coming from a girl who loves her meat. I’m not about to give up ribs or anything, but it’s nice to know there’s a worthy (albeit pricey) alternative out there. We usually go to the farmers market for lunch on Fridays, and I could get four mexican hot dogs (and a stomachache) for the price of one burger. Def worth it, though.
The guac is extra, and so is my boss (@ SKX Advertising Dept)
Catching up with my coworkers (@ The Rockefeller Manhattan Beach)
I love seeing the outcome when people try my DIY Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table tutorial ♥
I’ve been itching to build something new for my place, but I’m not sure what. My sister’s husband thinks I’m making myself too comfortable in this apartment I’ve been wanting to leave for five years, and it’ll be that much harder (for everyone else) when I eventually move out of the sticks. (You ask someone to help you move during one Chargers playoff game ten years ago, and they don’t ever let you forget it!)
Were the tacos the best I ever had? No. But were the micheladas good at least? Still no. (@ City Tacos)
I should’ve known when I saw people drinking wine with their tacos, and the only mexicans eating there were the friends I came with.
Or as I like to call it… Thursday (@ Manhattan House)
Deane and her BF broke up today, so I drank her sorrows away with her since I’m such a supportive friend and all.
Wish I could turn you back into a stranger
‘Cause if I was never in your life
You wouldn’t have to change it
Lucius covering my most favorite Tame Impala song ever ♥
I thought most of the people flying on Valentine’s Day would be on their way to see loved ones, but the majority of the passengers on my flight were headed to see Bruno Mars. Or at least that’s what their hooligans jerseys led me to believe…
I managed to snap this without getting elbowed in the face by all the asians with selfie sticks. My mom was one of them. Just kidding (she forgot hers at home).
(@ The LINQ Promenade)
I’ll have to make my way back here, if only for Virgil’s Real BBQ. And maybe that cute guy covering Stone Temple Pilots inside.
If money grew on trees… (@ Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens)
O…MG (@ Bellagio Theater)
The guy standing next to me was belting out God Bless the USA during the entire water show. You’re lucky this is a gif (@ Fountains of Bellagio)
Pops zip lining into the weekend like (@ SlotZilla Zip Line)
We lost my dad for 24 hours somewhere between the zip lining and the poker room at the Orleans.
Put the $5 I won off of Britney slots towards his tip (@ Fremont Street)
CAUTION: They rub their meat (@ Rollin Smoke Barbeque)
Checked this gem off of my BBQ bucket list! Standouts were the beef rib (my go-to), brisket burnt ends and the “dam” hot arkansauce.
Till next time! (@ Palms Casino Resort)
Happiest birthday, Shi! I love you more than I love homemade waffles. And that’s saying a lot.
Friyay (@ Arts District Brewing)
Weekly meeting (@ Tacos Tu Madre)
All the ladies have been complaining about how cold it is in the advertising department, so our boss surprised us with these jackets to keep warm.
Wouldn’t it have been more cost-effective to just turn down the A/C?
Also, does this come in black???
Cirque du Soleil (@ Dodger Stadium)
I love it when Weird Science is playing in the break room at work, and I get to stare at Chet’s sweet ass while I’m eating.
I didn’t even have to use my AK (@ Sweet Chick)
Rise up (@ San Diego Civic Theatre)
I think the bigger question is whether or not I’d be willing to let it go for someone who refers to Santa Monica as “SaMo”.
If you, if you could return…
R.I.P. Dolores O’Riordan 💔
Celebrating this baby’s mama (@ Liberty Public Market)
Birthdays, BBQ and BYOB (@ Grand Ole BBQ y Asado)
Thanks to everyone who came out last night ♥
A simple thank you will suffice!
Actual footage of me waking up for work today after being on vacation for two weeks. Yikes!
…or this week’s edition of Mayan burns the bread rolls. Just kidding (this was the second time I burned them this week). As soon as my mom smelled the smoke, she was like, “STRIKE 2!”
I’m sure my parents can’t wait for me to go back to LA tomorrow! Ha.
Last Supper (Pop Pie Co)
Behind the scenes (@ SeaWorld)
My sister went to Christmas mass while I stayed home to
avoid burning for my sins wrap presents at the eleventh hour! Ha.
Christmas gift from my boss… I think she’s onto me.
Staking my claim 👅 (@ Little Damage)
I’ll be here all winter ✌🏻 (@ Pershing Square Holiday Ice Skating Rink)
The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away
Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity
Love Forever (@ The Broad: Infinity Mirror Rooms)
Unsolicited fact about me: I can ice skate circles around you ⛸ (@ LA Live Holiday Ice)
Blessed (@ Flood Church)
– Chosen as a godparent for the Lapel twins ✓
– Opened a 401k ✓
– Paid off all my credit cards ✓
I’m adulting the shit out of 2017, you guys.
24K Magic (@ The Forum)
My mom has visited me twice in LA since I moved here 5 years ago—once to see Adele at Staples, and this past weekend to see Bruno Mars at the Forum!
Now who has to tour LA for her to come visit me next year???
Linkin Park & Friends (@ Hollywood Bowl)
Even though it had been years since I last saw Linkin Park in concert, I was heartbroken when I found out about Chester Bennington’s suicide.
I can remember exactly what I was doing when I first heard Hybrid Theory. Pammie and I have this game we play called Guess What Year? (it’s a working title), and I can always pinpoint the year a song came out because I’m able to tie it to life events. Like I know that Boyz II Men’s One Sweet Day came out when I was 13, because I remember crying to that song at Sharon Bernardo’s birthday party when I found out that Raymond Alcarion liked my best friend and not me. I’m totally over him now, partly because that was 22 years ago, but mostly because my name would have been “Marion Alcarion” had our love stood the test of time! Yikes.
When I was 18, my friend Nick Costa told me, “Linkin Park… Remember that name… They’re gonna be HUGE someday.” I downloaded some songs off of their EP on Napster (yes, I was 18 that long ago) and became a solid LP fan after that. I remember going to the library to chat in their forum in between classes in college. I remember listening to their CD in Sheena’s car while I practiced driving stick around Jamul. I remember how sad I was when their intimate show at Canes sold out before I could get tickets to their first tour. Linkin Park soundtracked a time in my life that I reminisce about often, and it makes me sad to think that Chester is gone now, too.
I was lucky enough to see Chester in concert a couple times in my life, and being able to go his memorial show and hearing all those songs made me feel like I was 18 again (my sore stems the next day from standing during their 3-hour set reminded me that I’m nearly twice that age). All these years later, I still remember their lyrics. Also, can we just talk about how good Mike Shinoda still looks??? Some things never change…
Watch a full stream of the show here.
Lit 🔥 (@ Rise Festival)
Loved, loved, loved ♥
Stacked (@ Seven Magic Mountains)
Happy 64th birthday to a man of many talents!
The Shins (@ The Greek Theatre)
It’ll change your life, I swear…
Ice cream Sunday (@ Museum of Ice Cream)