From LA to Vegas

You may not believe this but until this trip I hadn’t been to Vegas… it just isn’t my steeze and after going to Vegas I can safely say I don’t need to go back.  The drive from LA to Vegas is rather beautiful. Lots of snow capped mountains and even some cool art instillations. lasvegasthumb_img_1559_1024

We all love Food Network and thought it would be fun to check out Giada’s restaurant. Her menu looks great with lots of smaller dishes to try and share. My favorite was probably the side of broccolini… delish! I also enjoyed the Tangerine / Tequila drink. lasvegasthumb_img_1565_1024lasvegasthumb_img_1566_1024lasvegasthumb_img_1567_1024

Really amazing parmesan crackers. Can I get those to go?lasvegasthumb_img_1568_1024lasvegasthumb_img_1570_1024

I have been to NYC twice and still haven’t made it to Serendipity so when in Vegas we finally had a frozen hot chocolate! I reccomend sharing with friends as it is extremely rich and sweet. lasvegasthumb_img_1572_1024

I was beside myself when I saw this Dolly slot machine. If I was a gambling lady I think this machine would have brought me luck!lasvegasthumb_img_1573_1024

The Bellagio botanical garden was decked out for Christmas and while it was extremely crowded it was also really beautiful.lasvegasthumb_img_1574_1024lasvegasthumb_img_1576_1024lasvegasthumb_img_1577_1024

This Joker was a little creepsville. lasvegasthumb_img_1578_1024

We then hit the Chandelier Bar in The Cosmo. Ironically, my friend, Chelsea, had been telling me about a drink she tried with a flower that made her mouth numb…say what? Then, our waitress told us about a drink they have with this same flower. It was a really crazy feeling. I did a little research and the flower is called, Acmella oleracea. Super fascinating and I highly reccomend trying this flower if you get a chance. lasvegasthumb_img_1579_1024

Not your typical Christmas Day but it was fun to see the strip lit up (more than usual) and the fun Christmas decor. lasvegasthumb_img_1581_1024

Off to the outdoors bright and early.

Holiday Vibes

The days leading up to Christmas are always so exciting for me. Placing the finishing touches on gifts for loved ones. Ice skating, tree trimming, baking, hot drinks, crocheting, and fire place sitting.



Crocheting a scarf for my friend!


Christmas Tree at night.


My coworker bought me a hot chocolate today as part of the Lululemon Holiday challenge. #nohumbug

— All day, at all times

Lead with a smile and a positive attitude will follow

Follow your passion

Inspire others

Act more

Don’t overthink

Love without constraints—

This week in review

Life has been busy lately – really busy. So busy that I can not even quantify what I have been doing.  When I started blogging I really wanted it to become a collection of things I enjoy on a day to day basis, however, it has been challenging the last few days to put a post together.

Here are a few pictures from the last week.


Thanksgiving day hike. Location: Trail behind UCSF.


Really loving Coconut Milk Egg Nog – SO Delish, really! – Have added to Coffee – Good. Have not tried spiking it yet – but I think it would be fine!


Our little Christmas Tree, that we got and decorated Saturday – while listening to some Nat King Cole.


Fire place decorations. Friendly tip: when you are picking up your tree ask them for the clippings.  You can use the clippings to spruce up a pre – existing wreath or add to vases for a Christmas bouquet.

In San Francisco this weekend it is supposed to dip below the 30 degree mark – I am hoping to stay inside for the majority of the weekend so I don’t freeze. What can I say, I am a coastal California girl so I don’t do to well with extreme temperatures!