Archive

[WEEKEND OFF DUTY]

Weekend happenings//

Processed with VSCOcam with 2 preset photo_3

+ 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.

Other notes//

+ 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!

[photos via iPhone//Instagram @stephaniesuarez]

Weekend happenings//

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with b1 preset

+ 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.
IMG_5159

+ Our league fantasy trophy has been returned to the Commissioner! If you’re curious what the trophy looks like, you can glance it here.

Other notes//

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

[photos via iPhone//Instagram @stephaniesuarez]

Weekend happenings//

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.

Other notes//

+ 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.

[photos via iPhone//Instagram @stephaniesuarez]

Weekend happenings//

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.

[photo via Instagram @stephaniesuarez]

Weekend happenings//

Dec17

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.

Other notes//

+ The cutest Christmas pancakes you’ll ever see.

+ Inside Nike’s Innovation Kitchen with Tinker Hatfield.

Almost Christmas! Hope you’re enjoying the season!

[photos via iPhone//Instagram @stephaniesuarez]

Weekend happenings//

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.

IMG_4401

+ 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.

Print

+ 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.

Print

+ 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!

[photos via iPhone//Instagram @stephaniesuarez]

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.

Processed with VSCOcam with 9 preset

+ 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!

NOV

+ 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

Processed with VSCOcam with m2 preset

+ 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]