April 30, 2013

May is full of celebrations!

In addition to Mother's Day, the month of May is also a time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! The food and drink at this celebration is key...
Cinco de Mayo

The margarita recipe is here (Megan recently discovered this recipe and has told me it is the best!) and the guacamole recipe is here. For the fruit cups, you can also add honeydew melon and pineapple...yum! 
In addition to the food, another important component of a good Cinco de Mayo celebration is your outfit! An easy, yet pretty and festive outfit for the host, is below. I love myself a good bauble necklace!
Have a wonderful Tuesday!

April 29, 2013

the Monday morning blues

The weather in LA has not quite committed to Spring yet...it starts off cold in the morning and gets sunny/warm later in the day. So, in addition to the outfit, I have added a couple of "necessities" to brave the cold in the morning and to enjoy the heat in the afternoon (have you ever tried the "real caramel, caramel frappuccino" from Starbucks? The barista blends in caramel sauce instead of the syrup...heavenly. I used to work there and made one for myself every shift).
the Monday morning blues
It was very hard to get motivated to go to work today. I am sullen because my weekend is over and thus, today I wear black. Below is a replica of the outfit I am wearing today.
What I am wearing today...
Enjoy your Monday and week. Thank you for stopping by! 

April 26, 2013

friday favorites - ETSY edition!

Happy Friday! It has been a while since we have done a "friday favorites" post...so we decided to do one today. As Megan is redecorating the apartment with her her bf, she has been browsing ETSY a lot lately and finding a lot of great items for the home (and self...of course). We dedicate this one to the creative folks on ETSY.
Etsy Favorites!
1. Cute plant pots and bowls at Wind and Willow
2. Taxidermy at Cardboard Safari
3. Bath Products at Vice & Velvet
4. Bracelets by Oia Jules 
5. IPhone Cases at Treasure Chest (the little prince), Fantasy Case (watermelon) and NapPage (le mustache).
What are your favorite Etsy items/sellers? 

p.s. we googled the difference b/w awhile and a while as we kept going back and forth as to which one is appropriate for our post...very interesting!
p.p.s. Megan has been craving Taco Bell breakfast this entire week...cheesecake/cinnamon poppers and breakfast burritos. YUM! Seriously though...
p.p.p.s. (are three "p's" allowed?) Anyway, Sydney has been really into tapioca pudding! Anyone have a good recipe?

April 25, 2013

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is around the corner! Here are some ideas to celebrate mom.
Mother's Day

We love the floral pant trend for the springtime (as well as Julianne Hough's shoe line at Sole Society)! So, we have enlisted both to create two outfits that we would wear to celebrate Mother's Day with our wonderful mom (seriously...she is amazing).

floral pants and flats
Have a wonderful Thursday! 

April 23, 2013

Happy Tuesday!

day to night

We hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far! We are already  in the mood for a relaxing & fun night out even though the week has just begun. Whether it is a happy hour/book club night with the girls or date night with the bf (for megan) or husband (for sydney)...we are ready! A couple of easy outfit changes/additions can take us from day to night.

On another note, Megan is still working on updating/revamping the apartment. Spring cleaning is in full swing. Some more inspiration (all found via apartment therapy):

April 22, 2013

the Monday morning blues - Ciclavia edition!

This past weekend was the fourth annual Ciclavia event in Los Angeles. They expanded the course 13 miles stretching from Downtown LA to Venice Beach! I joined my friend Kelsi (from here and here) and her sister to take in the LA scenery. We got a good workout in the process - an added bonus. My Monday morning blues are an ode to a Sunday full of bicycling, LA nostalgia (I love it when people come together to enjoy an event...it makes me emotional) and LA pride!
And some pictures from the bike ride...


p.s. Foodie spots in downtown LA: Bottega Louie (best macarons every...my favorite are the rose and earl grey), the Nickel Diner (delicious donuts & tofu scramble), Mr. Churro (stuffed churros...need I say more? My favorites are the hot caramel and the cheesecake).

April 18, 2013


Stay in PJs All Day



It has been such a busy week! So, my daydream today is about staying in PJ's all day and watching movies (love "Pitch Perfect" and would follow this movie up with "Love Actually"...the biggest always). 
We hope you all are having a relaxing and enjoyable week! Here is to the upcoming weekend!

April 15, 2013

the Monday morning blues - tax day edition!

It is tax day! And raining! We definitely have a case of the Monday morning blues...
the Monday morning blues - tax day edition!

Did you get a chance to watch the awards show last night? Below are some of our favorite outfits...

MTV Awards 2013


April 11, 2013

A day trip to Solvang

We purchased a wine tour via Living Social to Rideau Vineyard in Solvang around the holidays. It was about to expire, so this past Sunday became an impromptu trip to Solvang. We not only did the wine tour/tasting at Rideau Vineyard, we also went wine tasting at Dierberg Starlane Vineyard and Lincourt Vineyards. The wine tour at Rideau was fun, informative and full of great wine to taste (from the barrel as well before the aging process). We got a bottle of wine included in the deal as well...but purchased a couple too, of course! After, we went to Solvang and enjoyed pastries. It is only about two hours away and makes for a wonderful day trip/weekend.


Bocce Ball at Dierberg Starlane
Lincourt Vineyard
best slippers ever
What to bring on a wine tour/tasting day trip? Some essentials and tasty treats to enjoy with your wine.
wine tasting

Have a wonderful Thursday!

April 9, 2013

Apartment Makeover

Cleaning and redecorating while wearing this...
Cleaning and Re-Decorating!
and with some assistance from these...

and some inspiration from these...

As you may have already guessed, the bf and I are in the process of redecorating! I will post some before and after pictures in the coming months. Peace.

April 8, 2013

the Monday morning blues

We hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Megan took an impromptu day trip to Solvang (pics to come later this week) and Sydney, attended a wedding. A wonderful weekend for both of us indeed...so now, we definitely have a case of the Monday morning blues. 
the Monday morning blues
We absolutely L-O-V-E this grey bag. What's in your bag?

Sydney's bag is full of...
What's in your purse?


Megan's bag is brimming to the top with...
What's in your purse?
We hope you all enjoy your Monday!

April 5, 2013

Food as Art

Food can be made to be beautiful and artistic as well...can you believe the eye is made from toast?
Edible Art!

And an outfit for a Friday night art show...
another art show
Enjoy your weekend! 

April 3, 2013

Wardrobe Wednesday - art show!

In continuing with the spirit and appreciation of art/artists...this "Wardrobe Wednesday" is all about another outfit we would love to rock at an art show.
another art show


April 2, 2013


Art, like fashion, is a way to express one's thoughts, feelings, fears, joys...bringing such raw and honest beauty to the world. We cannot imagine a word without art. As John Updike once said, "what art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit."  

Just breathe...
by Rachael Pope (a personal friend & talented artist)
by Yulia Brodskaya (made from paper)

by Sher Christopher (made from paper)
Love Rachel Walker's works of art
by Rachel Walker

by Rachael Pope
by Yulia Brodskaya (made from paper)

Their links:

Hope you all are having a wonderful week...when life gets hectic and a little crazy, remember to just breathe. Art, fashion...and, of course wine helps too. Below is a fun outfit we would wear out to an art gallery/art showing.
an art show