Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Summer weekends.

Since blogging is not my livelihood, it'd be ridiculous to say I live my fabulous blogger lifestyle every day of the week.
I'm just trying to be honest with you.

But the weekends do allow us more time for...
- better planned outfits
- curlier hair 
- eyelash application
- delicious meals made by my mom
- quick trips to San Francisco

With that said, here is a visual recap of the past few summer weekends...

 Dodger games with my little sister and friends.

Although I do love watching live sports, the food is what I'm really there for.
(keeping it real)

 Quiet mornings with my work, a simple mug of coffee and toast. 
It's the little things.

Korean BBQing outdoors since the weather allows.
But beware of curious mosquitos who do not fear your palm.

 Apparently you can never have too many Flyknits.
My Chicago souvenir.

I don't normally deviate from the Birkenstock brand, but I adore Elle's style and when I saw it here, I had to have it! 

Then it was another trip up north for me and Cynthia to visit our missing piece Nila.

So we left the scorching city of Los Angeles to apparently battle winter-esque stormy weather in the city of SF while trying to keep it together and act like we knew what we were doing when we showed up in summer gear while the locals sneered at us.
(Note to self: always check weather app prior to packing!)
 In an unlikely grouping of women, the 3 of us met when we were so young and fast became and remained friends throughout highschool, college and our tumultuous 20's.

Through our beautiful and teary moments, we came out on top and more importantly together as three simple human beings who constantly seek to better understand and love each other without judgment and limitations.

We have little to nothing in common from culture to religion, but we believe that's the beauty of what we have worked so hard to hold onto and to nurture together.

I couldn't ask for more when it comes to true friends.
And I look forward to many more trips up north so the three of us can be reunited again and again.

 San Francisco stoops.

 Two things are happening here.
1. I'm freezing and just screamed at Nila to hurry up and take the dang picture.
2. Nila is also freezing and has little to no patience to wait for me to pose correctly.

So we gave up on that and headed to NOPA to try to grab a late brunch.
 My fantastic French pressed coffee 

 Soft scrambled eggs and avocado toast. 

After we finished eating, we had a slight food coma and found a cute dog park to lay down and nap at while puppies frolicked around us.
My version of heaven will look slightly like this.

En route to Haight & Ashbury we worked up a sweat walking up all those inclines.

 And the real reason why we can't stop going up north?
To hang out and play with these little rugrats that are growing up way too fast!
I love you Lily, Ali & Elias.
I miss you.

Back at home, it was time for late nights in LA.

Summer noodles made by my mama.

 Iced tea and lazy mid-day conversations with Haila.

 Coffee with Annabelle.

 Summer-themed manicures.

 And lots and lots of naps.

I hope you are all enjoying your summer this year.
Doing everything you dreamed of or nothing at all and just relaxing.

My goal was and is to do whatever it is I feel like, and that continues to be a mixture of chaotic plans and then stretches of time with absolutely nothing on the docket.

With the luxury of time to spare, a healthy body to take me anywhere, and a tight knit community of friends and family, I have nothing to complain about and everything to be oh-so grateful for.

This is life.
And it's fantastic.