Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Walk in the Park

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending my second SF Giants game of the season, courtesy of my company & some amazing colleagues. (I'm taking my dad to another game on Friday, too!)

Since I haven't been too diligent about taking pictures lately, I made it a point to snap away as soon as we stepped off the train. We stopped at the American Grilled Cheese Kitchen, which was phenomenal. I never knew a grilled cheese could be so artisan and gourmet.  We chatted, dined, and even made a couple new friends. :)

At the game, the energy was amazing. But after a few innings, it was pretty obvious we weren't going to win, so I got to snapping away again. Giants games are always a blast, especially since we won the series last year; the energy is infectious!  By the time we took the train back into town, I was beat.  Good thing I had the day off today to sleep in and all that jazz...

Are you all ready for September? I can't believe it's already here, but I'm excited because it heralds the arrival of my absolute favorite season in the world! 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Highly Anticipated Travels

While I consider myself fortunate to have gone on a considerable amount of mini-vacations throughout the year, I can barely contain my excitement for my "real" vacations coming up in the near future. First on the agenda is my annual pilgrimage to the city of sin, to visit my bestest best friend.  It's a little over a month away, and I'm literally counting down the days...

Next up is a weeklong jaunt to the Lone Star state.  My boyfriend and I are going to Austin in November to experience all that 6th Street  this amazing city has to offer! I'll get a chance to visit some family, and also find out if we'd like to possibly relocate to this fair land. :)

Last but not least, I just surprised my honey with a cruise to the Eastern Caribbean for our 5 year anniversary in January!  Our ships leaves from Miami, and stops in Half Moon Cay, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, & Grand Turk. He was pleasantly surprised, to say the least. We've never been on a cruise, so any tips and advice are welcome!

Do you have any exciting trips coming up? Any tips for the places I'll be traveling to? I'd love to hear :)

Summer Reading List

I sincerely apologize for the lengthy absence...sometimes my brain requires a little vacation, if you will. I return with vigor, and a great deal of excitement/inspiration for upcoming posts! I am currently inspired by some recent thrifty finds at my local book store. You all know my affection for coffee table books, and these lovelies, (in the bargain bin, at that!) could not be ignored.

Detailing the extensive career of one of America's most noted mid-century artists, this book about Alberto Vargas showcases some of his most famous works of art. Breathtaking in every realistic detail, every drawing has a life of its own. 

 My absolute favorite period of modern art is illustrated in every striking page of this book.   Stunning, to say the least.

 Ummm....and did I mention? The Bible has arrived in the form of Vogue's September issue, & I can't wait to leaf through all 758 pages!

What have you been reading lately? I hope it's something that stirs your soul; that you can't take your hands off of!

Monday, August 1, 2011

My Weekend, Via Instagram

Some down-home fun @ the Jason Aldean concert

Yummy ice cream on a lovely Sunday

Side Up Bike Expo...which really made me want to pimp out my cruiser even get more tattoos =/

Lovely architecture at a local historical park 

This past Friday, I ventured off to Santa Cruz for some solo soul (and retail) therapy on the beach.  It felt like I had a 2 hour massage, which was very necessary after a hectic week, which included dealing with obnoxious country boppers & sitting in traffic for 1.5 hours (only to drive 4 miles) to see the amazing Jason Aldean in concert.

On Saturday, my boyfriend and I did a little jewelry shopping :) and went to a hole-in-the-wall (did I mention awesome?) Korean lounge for his coworker's farewell party. 

Sunday we spent time with his family and went to a ridiculously rad local bike expo, followed by some of the best BBQ in the world.  I started running/exercising hardcore a couple weeks ago, so I'm always hungry! 

I hope you all had a lovely summer weekend :)