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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:


+ 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.


+ Hiking Solstice Canyon on a perfect morning.

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

Other notes//

+ 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!

[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]


To kick off a bachelorette weekend, the bride-to-be requested that we get the group together and do the Color Me Rad 5K. Such a fun idea! These type of fun runs that are popping up everywhere aren’t running events at all (not even timed!), so it’s fun to get everyone involved at all fitness levels. We ran the length of the course anyway, only slowing down to get covered in the color zones.  If an event is happening in your town, grab some friends and check it out!

Weekend happenings//

June3+ I stole a few hours at the beach to escape the triple-digit heat at my house, although I’m pretty happy to be easing back into warmer weather.

+ Celebrated one of my nearest and dearest friends at her bridal shower Saturday evening. As the first one to be getting hitched in our tight-knit group of friends, it was a really special evening.

Other notes//

+ Sports recap: Kings are down 2-0 in the NHL West finals. Rough. Nyjah Huston said girls can’t skateboard, and no one agrees with him. Kuchar won The Memorial, and I’m really behind on Roland Garros.

+ Have a great week! I’m really busy, as usual.

[photos via iPhone//Instagram @stephaniesuarez, caroline]

Weekend happenings//


+ The only way to celebrate the return of ‘Arrested Development:’ with a frozen banana.

+ An evening eating and dancing at the annual Greek festival.

+ A very welcome day off was spent poolside with my closest friends.

Other notes//

+ Did you know Cookie Monster’s real name is Sid? More random facts to be found over here.

+ I have a thing for making pinatas, but after seeing Whack Pinateria, I’ve got to really step my game up.

+ I’ll admit to not knowing who a lot of these celebs are, but I couldn’t stop scrolling through the Old Loves tumblr the other day.

Have a great, short week!

[photos via iPhone//Instagram @stephaniesuarez, friends]