Monthly Archives: August 2013


Over the weekend, I was able to sneak away to Catalina Island for a little bit and enjoy some beautiful weather. The island is just an hour off the coast of South Los Angeles/Orange County. With about 150 of them wildly roaming the island, my goal was to see a bison up close, which we did! Here’s a quick Vine of our golf cart ride, which we rented for a few hours, and few shots of the island.


+ The Casino building, which was never actually a gambling institution.

+ Oddly enough, the USPS has one of the coolest design details on the island. Their PO Boxes are in their original state from decades ago, complete with hand painted numbers and turn locks. The post office is part of a shopping center, so it’s easy to stumble across.


+ There’s plenty of palm trees and scenic shots in Avalon.



+ Grace takin’ a spin in the driver’s seat for our cruise around the island roads.

+ View of Avalon harbor, which has such gorgeous water by the way.

[photos via iPhone//Instagram @stephaniesuarez]

Weekend happenings//


+ Celebrating yet another friend’s upcoming marriage.

+ Sunday best: In-N-Out burger lunch date with Dad.

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+ First of two Fantasy Football drafts occurred Sunday evening with AP going as my first pick.

Other notes//

+ James Thurber was one of my favorite author’s in junior and senior high, so I’m excited to see “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” being adapted to the big screen.

+ Movies in Color: pairing films with their corresponding palettes.

+ Has August gone by crazy fast for anyone else? Just me? Oy, so darn fast.

+ PS// I have a couple of small giveaways coming up. Just trying to find time to sit down and do them!

[photos via iPhone//Instagram @stephaniesuarez]

Weekend happenings//


+ X Games had its final curtain call here in Los Angeles. It didn’t really go out with the bang that I had hoped it would, but it was almost fitting since it reflected the touchy state of action sports [in my opinion]. I’ve taken for granted the past 10 years of X in my backyard, so here’s to hoping that the train keeps chugging along and that Austin takes real good care of it. You’re always welcome back, X Games.

+ Message in the sky: if you squint really hard, you can make out the phrase “Don’t Do It” on the plane banner. A not so subtle message to The Swoosh.


+ Our view from the skate street deck.



+ Football’s back! Kind of…pre-season and all that stuff.

+ Sunday brunch with the girls at Public Kitchen. I’d give it a B.

Other notes//

+ Have a terrific week!

[photos via iPhone//Instagram @stephaniesuarez]

Weekend[s] happenings//

Well, this is what July looked like. Apparently I’ve taken an involuntary summer vacation from this site. Hold on as I revisit my weekends; it’s going to be a long one.


+ Another pair of TOMs I had to paint, this time for the flower girl.

+ Feeding my recent lemonade kick with Lemonade’s blood orange. So good!

+ Remember bubble gum cigarettes? (Terrible for kids, though.) A friend sent me a pack for a trip down memory lane.

+ I spotted the ever-so-embarassing #STAYD12 billboards in town even after Howard had left.

I took a quick jaunt up to Spokane for a few days to be in a friend’s wedding. Here’s a glimpse:


+ Enjoying a new read for the plane ride up north.

+ Friends help friends avoid the wind from picking up their dresses.


+ Part of the venue scenery at Deer Lake. Incredibly rustic, green, and beautiful.


+ The wedding took place at the home on the left. Here’s a view from the road below it.


+ Bridesmaids relaxing before the big event.                                    + Caroline & me.

+ Friends since elementary school.


+ AGENDA took place in Long Beach last week, so I spent the day wandering through a lot of brands and peaking at what’s to come for Spring/Summer ’14. No sneak peak photos here though.


+ And finally, I wrapped up my last weekend of July with Justin Timberlake, Jay Z, and a few other fans.

Other notes//

+ A Los Angeles map guide to the film Clueless!

+ Here’s an up close look at the handmade process of embellishing a Chanel couture gown.

+ Better Than English: a fun little site with foreign phrases to express yourself when English just won’t do.

+ A peek inside Tamara Mellon’s closet.

[photos via iPhone//Instagram @stephaniesuarez]