Thursday, March 15, 2018

do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do - oprah

Saturday, March 10, 2018

venissimo cheese raclette - liberty public market - san diego

My morning raclette (@ Venissimo – Liberty Station)

Swish Swish Bish.
Thursday, March 8, 2018

march madness

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???

Exit Plan.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

fired chat

I need to make a change.

Air + Style.
Monday, March 5, 2018

air + style la coliseum

air + style snowboarding gif

Air + Style x Phantogram (@ LA Memorial Coliseum)

The Impossible.
Friday, March 2, 2018

impossible burger - hopdoddy burger bar

…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.

Taco Hell.
Thursday, March 1, 2018

taco bell

The guac is extra, and so is my boss (@ SKX Advertising Dept)

Mandatory Mixer.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

rockefeller manhattan beach

rockefeller manhattan beach

rockefeller manhattan beach

rockefeller manhattan beach

rockefeller manhattan beach

Catching up with my coworkers (@ The Rockefeller Manhattan Beach)

Monday, February 26, 2018

ncartier diy mid-century modern coffee table


My favorite home furnishing up front. I like to accent my home with bright reds and yellows & little black and white dogs.

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!)

City Tacos.
Sunday, February 25, 2018

city tacos la mesa

city tacos michelada

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.

National Margarita Day.
Thursday, February 22, 2018


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.

Lucius x Tame Impala.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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 ♥

Viva Las Vegas.
Monday, February 19, 2018

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…

las vegas - chinese lunar new year - linq promenade

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.

las vegas - chinese lunar new year - bellagio conservatory and botanical gardens

If money grew on trees… (@ Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens)

o by cirque du soleil

O…MG (@ Bellagio Theater)

Infinitely better than the Luzia show I just saw in LA, but The Beatles Love is still my #1.

las vegas bellagio fountains gif

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.

fremont street tips sign

Put the $5 I won off of Britney slots towards his tip (@ Fremont Street)

rollin smoke barbeque las vegas

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.

las vegas - wish you were here - palms casino resort

Till next time! (@ Palms Casino Resort)

Pick Your Poison.
Monday, February 12, 2018

bar cart girl scout cookies

Birthday Brunch.
Sunday, February 11, 2018

belgian waffle maker

Happiest birthday, Shi! I love you more than I love homemade waffles. And that’s saying a lot.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

arts district brewing dtla

arts district brewing dtla

arts district brewing dtla

Friyay  (@ Arts District Brewing)

Tacoholics Anonymous.
Thursday, February 8, 2018

tacoholics anonymous - tacos tu madre

Weekly meeting (@ Tacos Tu Madre)

Monday, February 5, 2018

puffer jacket

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???

Love Destiny.
Monday, February 5, 2018

valentine's day plans

Sounds about right.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

cirque du soleil - luzia - dodger stadium

cirque du soleil - luzia - dodger stadium

cirque du soleil - luzia - dodger stadium

Cirque du Soleil (@ Dodger Stadium)

Friday, January 26, 2018

weird science wyatt chet

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.

Sweet Chick.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

sweet chick - today was a good day

I didn’t even have to use my AK (@ Sweet Chick)

Saturday, January 20, 2018

hamilton playbill san diego

Rise up (@ San Diego Civic Theatre)

Let Go.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

let go app chat

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”.

Monday, January 15, 2018

If you, if you could return…

R.I.P. Dolores O’Riordan 💔

Crackheads and Bellies.
Saturday, January 13, 2018

grand ole bbq y asado - san diego

liberty public market - love potion drink

christine pamintuan francis lansang kd baby belly

Celebrating this baby’s mama (@ Liberty Public Market)

Saturday, January 13, 2018

grand ole bbq y asado - san diego

stone cheers gif

Birthdays, BBQ and BYOB (@ Grand Ole BBQ y Asado)

Thanks to everyone who came out last night ♥

Mouth Kiss.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

mouth kiss
suburgatory block kiss gif

A simple thank you will suffice!

Sick Day.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

scandal - you got served - olivia speech gif scandal - you got served - olivia speech gif
scandal - you got served - olivia speech gif scandal - you got served - olivia speech gif
scandal - you got served - olivia speech gif scandal - you got served - olivia speech gif

Sick days are for Scandal marathons.

Back to the Grind.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

morning people vs me dogs waking up in car gif

Actual footage of me waking up for work today after being on vacation for two weeks. Yikes!

Strike 2.
Monday, January 1, 2018

burnt pan de sal bread rolls

…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.
Sunday, December 31, 2017

pop pie co pot pie san diego

pop pie co pot pie san diego

pop pie co pot pie san diego

Last Supper (Pop Pie Co)

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

sea world flamingos

Behind the scenes (@ SeaWorld)

Christmas Mass.
Monday, December 25, 2017

adventuresofchris chat

My sister went to Christmas mass while I stayed home to avoid burning for my sins wrap presents at the eleventh hour! Ha.

Happy Holidays.
Monday, December 25, 2017

holiday christmas party invite invitation

mason jar holiday gift money m&m candy

diy christmas holiday gift tags typography modern design

That’s a wrap! 🎁

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

everyday bravery pin - emily mcdowell

Christmas gift from my boss… I think she’s onto me.

Little Damage.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Staking my claim 👅 (@ Little Damage)

Holiday Ice.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

pershing square holiday ice skating dtla

I’ll be here all winter ✌🏻 (@ Pershing Square Holiday Ice Skating Rink)

Smorgasburg Sunday.
Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sunday funday (@ Smorgasburg, ROW DTLA)

Thursday, December 7, 2017

skirball getty fire

Thursday, November 30, 2017

infinity mirrored room - yayoi kusama

The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away

infinity mirrored room - yayoi kusama

Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity

infinity mirrored room - yayoi kusama

Love Forever (@ The Broad: Infinity Mirror Rooms)

Holiday Ice.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

la live holiday ice skating rink

Unsolicited fact about me: I can ice skate circles around you ⛸ (@ LA Live Holiday Ice)

Sunday, November 19, 2017

dominic and elijah - lapel twins

dominic and elijah - lapel twins - baptism christening dedication gift tag

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.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

dyson fan broken a/c

24K Magic.
Sunday, November 12, 2017

mother's day bruno mars tickets

bruno mars the forum

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??? 

Shadow of the Day.
Saturday, October 28, 2017

linkin park - hollywood bowl - celebration of life - chester bennington

linkin park - hollywood bowl - celebration of life - chester bennington

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.

Rise Festival.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Lit 🔥 (@ Rise Festival)

Loved, loved, loved ♥

Monday, October 9, 2017

seven magic mountains - las vegas

Stacked (@ Seven Magic Mountains)

HBD Pops.
Sunday, October 8, 2017

Happy 64th birthday to a man of many talents!

New Slang.
Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Shins (@ The Greek Theatre)

It’ll change your life, I swear…

Museum of Ice Cream.
Sunday, September 24, 2017

museum of ice cream los angeles

museum of ice cream los angeles

museum of ice cream los angeles

museum of ice cream los angeles

Ice cream Sunday (@ Museum of Ice Cream)

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