Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

barbados is amazing.

something about the sunshine made us giddy
and we had more fun than we could've imagined.

we went snorkeling with gigantic sea turtles
and had a dance-off on a catamaran.

we stayed in st lawrence gap - known for its restaurants and nightlife, 
but ventured to oistins and up the platinum coast.

we drank coffee on our balcony over looking the ocean each morning
and sat in our private hot tub when it poured one afternoon.
we danced with the locals and held a monkey at a fish fry.

we couldn't quite woo our way into the pool 
at the ultra luxurious sandy lane.
so we stopped at the country club for lunch and ogling.

we ate barracuda and mahi mahi and my favorite... 
bread pudding with rum sauce. and just for fun,
we took a shot of tequila every morning.

the bajans drove on the left side of the road and 
we had to be extra careful to look BOTH ways before we crossed the street.
we didn't play cricket, but we dominated the sand volleyball court.

we laughed and danced and had an amazing time.

Monday, June 27, 2011

eye candy.

mrs. sheridan french is having a little giveaway on her blog, the southern eclectic. she's a gorgeous {texan!} mother of two with an eye for fashion, design and COLOR. just check out these pieces... i would really love for any one of these to find their way into my closet!

click here if you'd like to get in on the action, too. 
but, if you don't want to give up hours of your day drooling over her clothing line, 
beautiful home and shoes galore... you better not. :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

we're back from barbados!

...and it was ridiculously fun. 
more to come soon, i promise!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

let's remember the one day of sunshine we've had this summer...

so far, our sunny california summer has been anything but. last weekend it rained and rained and rained all weekend... kind of like spring. but on the sunday before memorial day, the weather was glorious! it was sunny and warm and breezy.... we took advantage of our twenty-four hours of sunshine and went wine tasting.
we tried 2 different wineries in the santa cruz mountains... testarossa is really close to our casa. they had live music and outdoor seating. we just bought (and finished) a bottle there rather than doing a tasting. 
we'd love to come back to tessarossa with some of our new friends and have a picnic (once the sun comes out again!). 

then we made our way to byington winery which is further in the mountains. 
great views and good wine and lots of fun!

Monday, June 6, 2011

oui! oui!

best giveaway ever! 
visit oh happy day for the details.

Saturday, June 4, 2011


did y'all realize that yesterday (june 3rd) was national doughnut day? apparently it's the first Friday in June every year. well, if i must indulge...

my co workers and i decided to participate and oh boy, was it delicious! now, i'm on a mission to visit both dyanmo donuts in san francisco and psycho donuts in san jose. looking at those menus just make me drool. do yourself a favor and have a donut this weekend!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

two weeks until i'm...

oh my goodness! is it really already JUNE? this year is flying by. being that is it now june, we are two weeks away from our vacation to barbados!! i have been dreaming about the warm, tropical air and relaxing on the beach. i'm already mentally packing. i've decided a trip to the beach wouldn't be complete without...

at least one good book. i'll be reading water for elephants. (any other good suggestions?)
bright polish on my toes
colorful dresses and cover-ups and earrings
(and my new bathing suit! - not pictured above)
my go-to aviators
jean shorts
my gold gigi sandals
and a carry-all beach bag

ah, counting down the days...