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Weekend Vibes.
Friday, April 19, 2019

redondo beach

bed

Conference season at work is so draining. I wish I was back at the beach with these clowns! I promise we did more than just lay in bed last weekend (we also ate pizza).

Simulation Theory.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Muse – Stockholm Syndrome (@ The Forum)

This is the last time I’ll forget you
I wish I could

I’ve seen Muse a few times in my life, but I haven’t been to a show of theirs in a decade! It was like seeing them for the first time all over again. Loved, loved, loved. Thanks Nori and Desi for the invite!

Fixer Upper.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

After my ceiling sprung several leaks, my landlord had our roof fixed and offered to remove that god awful popcorn ceiling. I even got him to remodel my bathroom and repaint my entire apartment while he was at it!

S/O to all those LA storms for making this home reno possible…

popcorn ceiling leak
ceiling reno
bathroom reno
bathroom reno

I’ve been off the grid for a few weeks while my place was getting renovated, but it was def worth the wait! Lots to catch up on (Shi’s wedding, Jessie’s birthday, and all the BBQ I ate in between), but first I gotta shower in my new tub and make my bracket picks

Snow Day.
Thursday, February 21, 2019

What, you don’t have a fireplace in your office??? (@ SKX Advertising)

I need one of these in my apartment! It snowed in LA today, and I’m in bed under a korean blanket wearing two pairs of pants (that’s two more than I usually wear!).

Only in LA.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
slab bbq los angeles beef ribs gif

Fuck, can I get pregnant from this??? (@ Slab BBQ)

Slab has been on my BBQ bucket list, but they usually sell out by the time I get off work. I’ve been sick at home for the past couple of days, so I finally went for lunch today. They usually don’t serve beef ribs on weekdays, but today was my lucky day! I’ve been following them on instagram since they sold BBQ out of their backyard, and their ribs and brisket were some of the best I’ve ever had! Def my new LA fave.

Just when I thought I couldn’t get any luckier, we were sitting outside Milk having dessert afterwards when WEEZER and Fred Armisen roll past us down Beverly Blvd on a flatbed performing Say It Ain’t So (my favoritest Weezer song EVER) like it’s no bigs! Only in LA…

Thanks to whoever gave me this nasty cough at work! If it weren’t for you, I would’ve never been in Fairfax in the middle of a Tuesday living my best life.

Mattress City.
Monday, January 28, 2019

dreamcloud hybrid mattress

memory foam mattress

free mattress

You guys, I have mattresses in every corner of my studio right now.

The memory foam mattress I bought last month is too firm, my old spring mattress is too soft, and the new hybrid mattress that got delivered today is just right!

I’m selling my memory foam mattress and giving away my old spring mattress. If anyone is interested, you should know that I live in a third floor walk-up. If you’re still interested, please hit me up on Let Go, Offer Up, or if you’re local, the Buy Nothing Redondo Beach (North) FB group. Get a mattress and earn a fitbit stair badge while you’re at it!

Lookie Loo.
Sunday, January 27, 2019

Staring contest going down on the 405 rn.

Stormy.
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Me on day 1 of this LA storm:

beyonce lemonade gif

Me on day 4 after my ceiling sprung a massive leak:

rhobh enough beast gif

Fortunately, it’s leaking above an area free of furniture, electronics, and my hand-tufted moroccan rug.

ceiling leak

Unfortunately, it’s in the shape of a vagina and a literal stain on my apartment.

ceiling leak

If anyone without a hole in their ceiling would like me to stay over tonight, you’ll be rewarded with good karma, leftover pizza from Valentino’s, and me without pants on.

Share the Love.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Share the Love Benefit Show (@ The Wiltern)

NOTE TO SELF: 16-year-old artists have 16-year-old fans. 

I’ll spare you the video and instead post this studio recording of my favorite Billie Eilish song (devoid of screaming teens in the background). You’re welcome.

When you call my name, do you think I’ll come running?
You never did the same, so good at giving me nothing

Currently.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

LA holiday traffic 405 gif

There is a hell and it’s the 405 during the holidays (and pretty much any other time of year).

Dear Evan Hansen.
Sunday, November 18, 2018

jay guillergan - dear evan hansen

dear evan hansen - ahmanson theatre

BRB crying (@ Ahmanson Theatre)

Jay and Pammie came up to LA for the day to see this beautiful broadway show. I don’t know if it’s the holidays, or my period, or the $300 I spent on my ticket… but Jesus, I got emotional.

Thanks to Jay for surprising us with souvenir mugs! And for refraining from singing along during the show (even though he proved on the drive there that he knew all the lyrics). I know how hard it was for him to confine that urge! Ha.

Midterms.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

i voted

Pics or it didn’t happen.

Christmas in LA.
Thursday, November 1, 2018

the grinch movie los angeles

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch (@ Redondo Beach)

Afternoon Delight.
Friday, October 26, 2018

dad beers

Should I head back to work or room 202 at the Hotel Hermosa??? 😜

Cherry Wine.
Thursday, October 11, 2018

hozier at the wiltern

And it’s worth it, it’s divine
I have this some of the time

Hozier took us to church last night (@ The Wiltern)

Views.
Saturday, September 29, 2018

griffith observatory

griffith observatory

griffith observatory

Views (@ Griffith Observatory)

National Cheeseburger Day.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

shake shack el segundo

If you thought I was gonna celebrate National Cheeseburger Day, you weren’t wrong (@ Shake Shack)

Currently.
Monday, August 6, 2018

friends chandler steam room gif

You guys, my glasses just fogged up in the Whole Foods parking lot.

Could it be any more humid???

Currently.
Monday, July 9, 2018

bruce almighty sleeping bed tossing turning gif

Actual footage of me trying to sleep during this heat wave.

HALP!

Lobster Poll.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

cousins maine lobster - i voted

I vote for lobster trucks outside every polling place! (@ Aviation Park)

Smorgasburg Sunday.
Sunday, May 20, 2018

smorgasburg sunday

smorgasburg shrimp daddy

shirley starbursts

Sunday funday with Shi! (@ Smorgasburg LA)

I love when she comes up to visit (even if she eats all of my candy).

Post-Prohibition Party.
Thursday, May 17, 2018

roaring 20s prohibition party

roaring 20s girl

whiskey barrel

casino roulette

Prohibition is over and so is conference season!!! 🎉🎉🎉 (@ Manhattan Beach Studios)

Buonissimo.
Monday, May 14, 2018

pasta sisters burrata tagliatelle

When asked if I want my tagliatelle topped with a big ass ball of burrata, the answer is always yes (@ Pasta Sisters)

Eat Me.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

gus's world famous fried chicken

Please and thank you (@ Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken)

Rough.
Thursday, April 5, 2018

disneyland earthquake chat

It’s been a rough week with my 4th place bracket finish, Channing and Jenna’s uncoupling, and now this earthquake today.

At least I’m going to Disneyland tomorrow! Let Alicia’s birthday weekend commence 🎉

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.

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)

National Margarita Day.
Thursday, February 22, 2018

margarita

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.

Friyay.
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)

Luzia.
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)

Sweet Chick.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

sweet chick - today was a good day

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

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”.

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)

Wildfire.
Thursday, December 7, 2017

skirball getty fire

Infinity.
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)

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)

Late Night Tales.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Khruangbin x Geto Boys (@ The Fonda Theatre)

The Fonda is across the street from the Shake Shack in Hollywood, so we skipped the headliner for a shack stack and some crinkle fries (yes, I have a problem).

Heat Wave.
Friday, September 1, 2017

heat wave

There is a hell and it’s my apartment during the hottest heat wave in LA 🔥🔥🔥

I’ve been stuck at home with the flu for 4 days (I tried to go to work yesterday and they sent me back home!). I’ve gone through 2 seasons of Game of Thrones and 5 boxes of tissues (for all the sickness coming out of my nose and mouth, not the tears coming out of my eyes when Khal Drogo died—yes, I’m that far behind). I escaped to my parents’ air-conditioned house in SD for the holiday, and it took me 4 hours to get here in triple-digit weather. I guess everyone else had the same idea. Some of my relatives are staying at my parents’ house this weekend and they’re sick, too! Misery really does love company. And air-conditioning.

I thought it was too late in the year to buy a portable a/c unit, but climate change is real y’all. My windows don’t open, so it would have to be a sliding door unit. If anyone has any suggestions on brands/installation, please send them my way!

Arroyo Seco Weekend.
Monday, June 26, 2017

arroyo seco weekend 2017

arroyo seco weekend 2017 cheers

Sunday funday with Sabrina (@ Arroyo Seco Weekend)

Good Grief.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Bastille – Good Grief (@ The Novo DTLA)

Every minute of every hour
I miss you, I miss you, I miss you more

Overnight Guests.
Sunday, March 19, 2017

Museum day with Pammie and this clown (@ The Broad)

I went shopping for pillows, because I literally only have two in my apartment. My mom was like, what do your overnight guests use? I’m not sure who what she thinks I’m doing in LA, but my life isn’t as exciting as she thinks it is! Pammie and Shi slept over last weekend, and I didn’t have enough pillows for all of us, so my sister had to improvise with the teddy bear I got on Valentine’s Day! 😂 I made it up to her by taking them to Shake Shack twice that weekend. You’re welcome!

The End.
Friday, March 17, 2017

la la land dream sequence gif
la la land dream sequence gif
la la land dream sequence gif
la la land dream sequence gif
la la land dream sequence gif
la la land dream sequence gif
la la land dream sequence gif
la la land dream sequence gif

La La Land was def overhyped, but this dream sequence of what could have been was everything 💔

Worst. Week. Ever.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

pok pok la closing

Just when I thought my week couldn’t get any worse 😩

My favorite wings EVER are from this Portland transplant. I thought that I had seen all I needed to see during my last two trips to Portland, but I have half a dozen reasons to go back now…

Darling, You Send Me.
Friday, February 17, 2017

Never Knock / You Send Me (@ Troubadour)

My favorite Kevin Garrett show yet. Alessia Cara came out to sing the song he wrote for Beyonce, and all was right with the world.

Ditch Day.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

workmode squad

Workmode Squad (@ Universal Studios Hollywood)

VIP Experience.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

NOTE TO SELF: Don’t get blitzed on bottomless mimosas on the bus before you ride every 3-D ride at Universal Studios.

Rain Room.
Sunday, January 22, 2017

lacma rain room

Tourist trap queen ✌ (@ LACMA Rain Room)

Pammie and I snagged tickets to the last day of LACMA’s Rain Room exhibit on LA’s rainiest day ever and got more wet outside than we did in the exhibit 🌧️🌧️🌧️

Lonely Pie.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

the pie hole - lonely pie

Are there tears baked into this oreo crust, be honest (@ The Pie Hole)

Skinny Love.
Sunday, October 23, 2016

Bon Iver (@ Hollywood Bowl)

The rain may or may not have hid my tears! So apropos…

Baked.
Sunday, October 23, 2016

mr. holmes bakehouse los angeles

Puff puff pastry (@ Mr. Holmes Bakehouse)

Lit.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

sparklers in donut

Birthday Blue Star Donuts for Mary (@ Venice Canals)

This peanut butter powdered donut with habanero blackberry jam will change your life.

Wayfarers Chapel.
Sunday, October 2, 2016

wayfarers chapel

Glass beauty (@ Wayfarers Chapel)

I think I might get married in this Lloyd Wright stunner. I just need to find a husband first! Just kidding (they also do baptisms, so a baby daddy will suffice).

Eames House.
Sunday, September 18, 2016

eames house

Case Study House No. 8 (@ Eames House)

Leave the keys under the mat. I’ll take this house exactly as it is!

Poké Ball.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

target pokemon ball

Et tu, Target? (@ Target – Manhattan Beach)

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