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[WEEKEND OFF DUTY]

Weekend happenings// MSB+ One of my few (and not so grand) items on my exploring list is to visit all 21 of the California missions. My friend Jenna mentioned that her Grandma and I share the same ambition, so clearly I’m in good company. I checked off Ventura, which is just 45 minutes north of my home.

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+ A Sunday morning spend watching the surf and finally diving into Grace

Decorating darling succulents for a friend’s bridal shower dinner.

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+ Which is your favorite? The city of Los Angeles and Mayor Garcetti are having a vote on new eco-totes to be distributed to the city.

+ Created 800 years ago, these are the OG Pantones.

+ I’m mildly obsessed with the story of Vivian Maier. Can’t wait to check this out.

+ Prada’s new microsite will make your head spin, but it’s a nice trip down memory lane.

+ Some darn good advice to start each day: Daily Advice.

Happy Monday! Cheers!

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Sometimes you get so busy that posts just aren’t going to make it as a priority, and, on the flip side, sometimes you finally find some free time and decide that it’s best to take advantage of that and just relax. As to not inundate with excessive catching up, here’s a glimpse of where I’ve been since I left off on my last Weekend Off Duty:

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+ The 2nd Annual Wine Road barrel tasting weekend with some of my favorites. #buckleup2014 [See last year’s trip here.]ntc

+ The NTC Tour stop in Santa Monica was tons of fun! We definitely got hooked up between free Fuelbands, free Studio Wrap shoes and lots of great workout classes with master teachers. So, so fun and highly recommended!Processed with VSCOcam with k2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

+ Best night ever: Kings of Leon at the Fabulous Forum with my brother. We won pit passes, so it doesn’t get much better than that. Unreal.

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+ Hiking Solstice Canyon on a perfect morning.

+ First Friday and dinos (!) at the Natural History Museum.

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+ Lots of new Forever 21 Active for Spring popping up! We have some exciting stuff coming soon!

+ For the record: my bracket ended up being laughable. And I really want UConn to win tonight.

Cheers to a new week!

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+ Glittering and gluing my CdG Play valentines. Hope Rei doesn’t mind.

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+ Valentine’s Day is special with my family as it’s also my mom’s birthday. I took the day off work to celebrate her and planned a day that included a fresh-baked scone and mimosa breakfast, Drybar appoinments, and a stop at Lemonade.

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+ Family dinner at Pizzeria Mozza.

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+ Killspencer finally launched some women’s goods.

+ If you purchase Pantones as frequently as I do, you’re definitely not stoked on the price hike. Hurry up and submit your order to Hyatt’s while they’re still offering the old prices for a short time.

+ I am still super bummed out about Shaun White.

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+ Celebrating the marriage of one of my oldest friends. It took place in the wine cellars of JUSTIN Winery, which was a neat set-up. Processed with VSCOcam with b1 preset

+ Wrapping the weekend up with a family birthday dinner. Nothing Bundt Cakes always hits the spot.

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+ This Lana Del Rey cover for Maleficent is just so good.

+ Hope everyone’s enjoying the Olympics! Men’s Halfpipe is happening live this morning, so, by the time most have read this, I’ll be on cloud nine because Shaun White 3-peated or super bummed out.

Happy Olympics viewing and Valentine’s Day this week!

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+ My friend and I made it up to the mountains for a day of snowboarding on the slickest runs I’ve seen in my life. We managed to get off the chair lifts without looking like fools, which deemed it a good day. While the rest of the country is being pummeled with deep chills, CA is the opposite and in a dangerous state of warmth and drought.
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+ Our league fantasy trophy has been returned to the Commissioner! If you’re curious what the trophy looks like, you can glance it here.

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+ Happy Super Bowl Week! If you need some last minute table top decor, this easy penalty flag DIY will do the trick.

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DVF+ On Saturday afternoon, I explored the Journey of a Dress exhibition at LACMA, which celebrates Diane von Furstenberg’s 40 year career in fashion. As expected, the dresses are so lovely in person. How good are these prints that covered the floors and walls? I firmly think Diane should launch a wallpaper line; I’d buy it.

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+ Speaking of color, how lovely is this insight into J. Crew’s color library. [via HonestlyWTF]

+ Adding these beeswax candles to my wish list from Great Bear Wax Co.

Mean Girls-inspired jewelry. Enough said.

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Processed with VSCOcam with g3 preset+ Two weeks too late, but happy 2014! Instead of sharing photos of the to-do’s and happenings of the holidays recently, I’d rather just say it was all well and quite pleasant. There was our annual tamale day, sugar plum making*, celebrating NYE at Disneyland, lots of football watching, and a gratuitous intake of hot chocolate.

Other notes//

+ A fun way to see numbers and put them into perspective.

+ Another reason Justin Tucker is pretty rad…besides bringing my team to victory for Fantasy this year!

+ The Vans Custom Culture contest for high schoolers is in full swing. Check it out, or, better yet, enter if you’re eligible.

* Sugar plum recipe.

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A [long overdue] family trip to Disneyland/California Adventure for to take in the Christmas spirit was well needed on Saturday. A few highlights:

+ Walt Disney’s immortal words gracing the park entrance.

+ Starbucks done the Disney way. Props to the cast member who called me Princess Belle.

+ World of Color, Holiday edition. // Speaking of, if you haven’t seen Frozen, please do so just for the adorable snowman.

Sunday was spent furiously Christmas shopping followed by a gingerbread house decorating party to celebrate my cousin’s birthday.

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+ The cutest Christmas pancakes you’ll ever see.

+ Inside Nike’s Innovation Kitchen with Tinker Hatfield.

Almost Christmas! Hope you’re enjoying the season!

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Print+ If you follow me along on Twitter, you saw that I won tickets to KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball. It was kind of random and just coincidental timing, but my friend Emily and I attended on Friday night at Staples Center. Since the Grammy Noms Show was happening literally across the street, artists were running back and forth to do both shows. A couple highlights above: a surprise appearance by T.I. during Robin Thicke’s set and the crazy energy brought by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

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+ My dad and I attended the Northwestern Mutual Challenge, which is hosted locally by Tiger Woods each year. Despite colder temperatures (for So Cal, at least) and some rain, it was a pretty stellar event. Above is the view from the 18th hole.

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+ Rory McIlroy teeing off. (You can see the rolling fog in the background, which was really beautiful amongst the Santa Monica Mtns.)

+ Catching up quickly between holes with Mike Bryan and Caroline Wozniacki. I used to design for Mike at my old employer, so it was nice to say hello and see him still sporting apparel I did a few years ago. Speaking of Caroline, she pulled together a super cute, yet comfortable outfit to walk the course in. I’ll post her look tomorrow.

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+ Christmas is in full swing here! My girlfriends and I made our newly annual trip down to Newport for the Christmas boat parade. Great start to the holiday season.

Enjoy your week!

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