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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.

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+ 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.

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

+ BISON!

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+ 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//

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+ 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.

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+ 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//

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+ 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.

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+ Our view from the skate street deck.

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+ 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.

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+ Have a terrific week!

[photos via iPhone//Instagram @stephaniesuarez]