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Weekend Warriors: Any Excuse to Go To Santa Barbara

Weekend Recap: November 8-9th, 2014

We need no excuse to make the drive to Santa Barbara. The city is beautiful, the weather is perfect and one of my best friends lives there. Every time we visit, Frank and I have a twenty minute discussion on why we should move there. Not sure if it will ever happen, but it’s nice to dream. This weekend we had an actual reason, we had a potential wedding venue to visit (eek! adult things!).

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After work on Friday, we made the drive to see my friend and her cute house. We chilled. We drank. We were (a little too) merry. On Saturday we recovered by walking around State street and taking it a little easier. Later on, we had dinner at this really cute place called, Benchmark Eatery. Service was awesome and the place was really cute. The picture below is of the world’s largest onion rings. MMM, friend food!

Onion Rings

On Sunday we said our goodbyes and drove up to Lompoc to look at a gorgeous venue. It was beautiful! Don’t want to jinx it. But we really like it…we shall see!

Apple Creek Ranch Sign

On to another week!



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Weekend Warriors: Labor Day 2014

Weekend Recap: August 30-September 1, 2014

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This summer just won’t quit. The 100+ weather rolls on here in Southern California and won’t die down for a while. But even though the weather hasn’t let up much, the leaves are starting to fall and you’re starting to see small hints at the upcoming season change.

This Labor Day weekend was a good time to reflect on the summer and to look forward to the upcoming months. The next few months are going to be productive ones for me. I hope to secure a place/date for our wedding. I’ll be purchasing a “new” (or new to me) car. Then at the beginning of the year, Frank and I will be looking for our first place together in L.A.  All while I continue to make writing outside of work a priority. Many. Things. Are. Happening. But I’m feeling energized and hopeful. This Labor Day weekend was a great mix of reflection and goal-setting as well as relaxation.

On Saturday, my best friend and I went to Golden Road Brewery in Glendale and took full advantage of their photo booth. Evidence below.

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The night was spent people watching, drinking beers and eating my weight in fries. Basically – it was the best.

On Sunday, Frank and I checked out our first potential wedding venue. Yeeks! Excitement! It was a beautiful garden space in an inn in faraway Temecula, CA. It was beautiful and gorgeous. Talking to someone in person about the details of our wedding was fun and scary. But I guess that’s all part of being an adult?

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The weekend ended Monday night with margaritas and hot dogs in the backyard. As much as I hate on summer, I’ll miss the summer nights when they’re gone.

Here’s to another week!