Wednesday, December 17, 2014

some days are good days. some days are bad days. today was a i-really-need-a-burrito kind of day.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

no work and a change of plans opened up time to visit the echo park craft fair last weekend. it was one of the local craft fairs i had not visited before, so i was excited to check it out! plus, any excuse to go out and enjoy the sun with my camera in hand is a great one. so off we went to wander around and look at pretty things. personally, i think it's nice to be around all sorts of art and artsy people. i love to see what sorts of handmade goods are in style-- it inspires me to take some time to breathe and be creative.

and i love people watching at fairs because the fashion is so interesting. it's almost like the artists, bloggers, photographers, and vendors at craft fairs have their own style that's unique, yet oddly similar. this dress in particular caught my attention immediately-- the colors and print stood out in the crowd. and yes, i know the print is made up of faces.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

i finally understand why my coworkers rave year-round about the office holiday party. it was like watching an episode of oprah's favorite things with legit prizes. no expense spared. these people definitely know how to throw a great party-- every detail was perfect and well planned. it was a black and white affair, 1920's themed-- with a murder mystery to solve and a delicious three course meal. for a few hours, i forgot about the stressful 60 hour weeks and just enjoyed the party. cheers! ♥

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

thankful for sisters in Christ during this season of life! and for dinner dates and sweet fellowship. ♥

Monday, December 8, 2014

'la zoo lights is a nighttime light experience where-- while most of the zoo’s residents are sleeping–- guests stroll through a dazzling winter wonderland populated by glowing animals rendered in led lights, lasers, 3D projections, and interactive displays.' ♥ i've been to the zoo plenty of times before, but never at night. so this was a first! it was my favorite type of hangout-- super chill. we just wandered around the zoo, catching up and taking pictures of the pretty lights!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

there's a new spot in the neighborhood for cold-pressed juices and artisan ice cream-- m juicery & creamery! perfect for dessert after dinner.

there were a number of interesting flavor combinations to choose from,

so we ended up trying all of them! all the flavors were pretty tasty, but my favorites were the vietnamese coffee, avocado coconut, and pineapple celery sorbet.

after a long and stressful week, i'm just so thankful to hangout and eat with friends. especially friends who love desserts and all that happiness. ♥

Thursday, December 4, 2014

over the weekend, my sister picked up a beautiful christmas tree for the house. it's fresh and absolutely perfect! this year, we decided to keep it simple with colorful lights and a few shiny ornaments. it adds some warmth to the house and it makes me smile every time i see it. hopefully it'll stay up for at least the next couple of months. ♥

Monday, December 1, 2014

it's unsettling actually,
the way the star took out the sun.
for sure it happened gradually,
until it was the only one.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

while in hong kong, i struck up a conversation with an older couple in the hotel elevator. otherwise it would have been twelve floors up in silence. they were just finishing up a week-long stay in the city-- and since i only had a day and a half to explore, i asked what sights they enjoyed the most. the wife insisted that i visit stanley market and even gave me directions to get there. the next day, i was so excited to find that there was a one hour stop at this very place. and how did i spend that precious time? by racing through narrow roads in a labyrinth of shops. sometimes it's nice to lose yourself in a busy crowd, if even just for a moment.

i think i left a piece of my heart in hong kong. ♥ but hopefully, i'll get the chance to return again one day.