actually we probably all do. watch this video and realize how much we’re actually missing out on.
gideon and i share a birthday week, so while i dread the constant celebrating prior to it happening, the entire week of birthday is actually pretty fun. i’m on hiatus from work right now so we had nothing to do but party.
on my birthday, we went to my favorite spot figaro bistrot where most of the food is just … fine, but i’ve been going since i was a kid and love it. we had croissants (which are the closest to french ones in my opinion) and huge cafes.
we then spent the day finishing orange is the new black. if you haven’t watched it yet – it’s amazing. watch it right now! then we went to the movies to see the conjuring (meh) and had oysters and dinner at another favorite, the hungry cat. we tried something new there – the lamb and clams. omg good.
next we celebrated with my family at my moms house for dinner and had a great cake from lark bakery.
any cat lady would be ecstatic to have their cats being in the spotlight, a friend of a friend is starting up a cat photography business so he came over to shoot ours. i was loving it.
oh bodhi. his face makes me so happy.
for gideon’s birthday we went to dave and busters and drank beer and played a ton of games.
we then cooked for our weekend picnic. i made pasta salad and he made cole slaw.
unfortunately – i was way too busy having a blast during our picnic to remember to take photos. there was a TON of food. i wish you could see it.
we played wiffle ball and charades and ate and drank and didn’t go home until 830pm. we didn’t even pack up until the sprinklers went off and everyone had to run.
oh – and we went to a wedding at the la arboretum and saw a million peacocks up close.
+ BTW thank you for the birthday comments last week. i had a really hard time responding to them because they were so thoughtful. they really meant a lot to me.
you may notice i mention tacos a lot. that’s because i eat tacos many many times per week. because i essentially live in little mexico ( echo park ), i’ve decided to do a tour of all our favorite places to go and the best things to order at them.
+ SO STAY TUNED. i can’t do this quickly or i’ll have a heart attack.
spring has totally sprung. it’s been super warm out and the flowers are pretty and the produce tastes good. we went to this really strange glow in the dark mini golf course on the westside a few weeks ago. it’s weird but totally peak if you live in la. also, the brioche donuts at lamill. now that it’s warm out, we’ve been frequenting our nearby taco truck even more than we were before. it’s totally unhealthy. and did you see the old herbal essences came back? i picked these up immediately when i heard. not really sure, but i think it’s making my hair feel even thicker – i don’t care. it smells just like it used to. and did i mention we’re going to france in june!? we’ve been using this app duolingo to learn a little french before the trip, it actually makes it pretty fun and competitive. also, been spending the last few nights watching breaking bad. we’re now on season three and i think it should be called breaking bald. how many bald actors can be on one show?
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two years after going to the exact same hotels, we went back and did the same trip.
here is me and my boy, two years ago.
and here is us now.
we took the same photo. what dorks.
there was a ton of sunlight.
a ton of things i wanted to steal.
a ton of ping pong.
a ton of admiring the parker. it’s so so so so good looking.
and mostly, a ton of cards at the pool and fish tacos.
i love palm springs.
we’re heading to palm springs for a few days to celebrate our anniversary. and we got a big discount for my favorite hotel the parker. (we’re also staying a night at the ace because the parker is stupid expensive)
here’s hoping the weather will be warm enough to sit at the pool!
THE STUFF ⋅ poolside
dunes bucket bag from nastygal / mesa turqoise cuff / topshop crochet coverup / j.crew high waisted graphic dot bikini / dv slingback sandals / retro round sunglasses / countryroad island beach towel / malin + goetz spf 15 moisturizer / jonathan adler playing cards
THE STUFF ⋅ thrifting
I spent half of last week in bed with a stomach flu of some kind. I had a couple of thanksgiving things to post and now they’re going to be a little rushed but who doesn’t like last minute thanksgiving planning anyway?! And in personal news – we decided we wanted a change and found a new apartment. We have a neighbor from hell and this place is way cheaper! We’re moving to a new area with new restaurants to try and we’re really excited.
We have a month until we move. LOTS of DIYS in the near future. LOTS.
I had an amazing birthday, and I’m pretty sure my boyfriend did too. We had insane truffle pasta at Angelini Osteria (I think it’s our new favorite place). We bowled. We watched fireworks while riding Thunder Mountain at Disneyland.
And to top it off, we saw Fiona Apple perform (my boyfriend’s birthday gift)!
It was a happy birthday.