Monthly Archives: December 2012


Week 17 of the regular season is tomorrow [sad day!], but these NFL goodies just dropped at Forever 21 this week. Who says you can’t rep your team year round? Not all teams are up online, but I did see more options in store. If anyone in St. Louis wants to ship me a Rams pullover, get at me. Please and thank you.

Weekend happenings//


+ Christmas at work: Santa (aka our President) made a guest appearance and White Elephant with my dept.

+ That time of the year again: Christmas tamale making with my family.

+ I’m still on a piñata-making kick: a couple of gold initials to mark gifts in lieu of gift tags.  + In-N-Out taking part in the Christmas season.

+ About half of the Christmas Eve desserts represented.   + Christmas viewing of one of my favorites: Meet Me In St. Louis

Other notes//

+ From one holiday to the next-I hope everyone has a great Christmas and a safe New Years Celebration in the coming days.

[photos via iPhone//Instagram @stephaniesuarez]

Weekend happenings//


+ A quick Christmas shopping sugar boost at Bob’s. If you like donuts and find yourself at the Farmer’s Market, give the chocolate honey wheat donut a shot.

+ Merry Christmas from the city of Los Angeles! Parking patrol tricked me into a nasty parking ticket.

Other notes//

+ With the rush of compacting all my Christmas duties only into weekends, it’s been busy to say the least. Thankfully, I was able to take a [quick] break to enjoy my friends’ annual Christmas tea on Sunday. That’s the stuff that makes you enjoy and settle into the holidays: catching up with friends and sharing life together; not the panic of securing the right gift while stalking departing mall shoppers for their parking spot.

+ From here through the new year, I can’t guarantee that I’ll be keeping up on posts. However, I’m excited for 2013 and new areas to improve and add to the site. Cheers!

[photos via iPhone//Instagram @stephaniesuarez]


Paul Lukas, of ESPN and Uni-Watch, recently interviewed Under Armour designer Adam Clement, the man behind this polarizing look. Clement basically has a hand in all uniform or on-field product, and, as someone who’s in the same field, I’m all ears when it comes to designers sharing their vision and design process. This quote from Clement is a personal reminder I’ve found myself repeating often over the years:

“When you do a project like this, you always want to go a little further than maybe you’re even comfortable with yourself, and then you can bring it back a little. I always have to remember that I am not the target audience.”

So much easier said than done. Take a few minutes and read for yourself: Part 1, Part 2, Bonus

Weekend happenings//


+ Jack is my go-to mug for the season                        + The Queen Mary at night

+ As a belated birthday surprise, a friend took me to the CHILL event in Long Beach. It was set up in a really cute Christmas-y village, but the ice sculptures stored in a walk-through 12* (TWELVE degrees!) dome are the main attraction.

+ I got together with a few girlfriends, and we headed down south to Newport for the Christmas Boat Parade Cruise. Balboa Island is a little slice of heaven, and I love seeing all the homes done up for Christmas. The closer it gets to Christmas, the more decorated the harbor becomes, so do check it out if you can.

[photos via iPhone//Instagram @stephaniesuarez]