WEEKEND OFF DUTY

Weekend happenings//

More like here’s what November looked like. Busy weekdays make for lack of posts, but good weekends make up for it. Sorry for being repetitive if you’ve been following along on Twitter or Instagram.

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+ What a game! I was fortunate enough to take in the SC-Stanford game at the Coliseum, which has became an annually great match up. It was Homecoming, too, so the game was extra exciting.

SB

+ A quick weekend getaway: Some of my closest girlfriends and I make a quick trip to Santa Barbara for a few days to enjoy the sunshine and be just far enough away from home to feel like a vacation. SB is gorgeous year round, and the 75* sunshine in November makes me feel a little spoiled. A couple stops at Pressed Juicery, riding bikes around town, and brunch at the Four Seasons were a perfect way to kick off my birthday week.

JT

+  Hey, Justin Timberlake!

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+ My birthday and Thanksgiving often dance around each other, so it ends up being a week of high dessert intake, especially when your friend send you Sprinkles at work. My mom went to town on her Thanksgiving hosting duties and cranked out these beautiful pies, too.

FRI

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+ My annual kick-off to Christmas shopping is grabbing a cup of coffee and a honey wheat donut at Bob’s then walking around the Grove, followed by some Melrose shopping. How cute is that extra touch by DVF on their street parking?

+ Birthday brunch at Laurel Hardware. I’ve been on a corn pancake kick, and these hit the spot for me.

+ Obsessed with the new MK+A Allure covers. Obviously.

+ Taking in the Chargers-Bengals game this past Sunday in San Diego with family.

Other notes//

+ Late to the party, but really digging Kaufmann Mercantile. Great spot for Christmas shopping, especially for the dudes in your life.

+ If you’ve seen Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorfs or are familiar with their storied personal shopper Betty Halbreich, you’ll get a kick out of her Tumblr.

Happy December!

[photos via iPhone//Instagram @stephaniesuarez]

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