Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Concert: Kings of Leon

Concert Series:

March 22nd, 2014 
Kings of Leon at the Sleep Train Amphitheater in Chula Vista, CA

You always know that you've been to a great concert when you come out of the concert wanting to go back and listen to more songs that you didn't know you liked until you heard it live. I was pretty much completely infatuated with the entire Only by the Night album with selected songs from the Come Around Sundown and Mechanical Bull. I hadn't heard very many songs from Mechanical Bull except maybe "Wait For Me" and "Supersoaker". After listening to almost the entire album live (if not the whole thing), I've been soooo obsessed with "Tonight", "Coming Back Again", and "Family Tree" (my favorite one being Tonight). Sadly they didn't play 2 of my favorites from the Come Around Sundown album, "The Face" and "The End" but all in all it was a great concert. The only problem was this crowd. Honestly, I feel like if you're going to be in the pit area, you need to stand up. And trust me, I'm not the kind of person that's jumping up and down brimming with excitement but I at the very least stood for the entire concert and jived (is that the right word? lol) to the music. The artists feed off your energy and a lot of the people were sitting down and I felt like it would've been a much better show if people showed that they actually wanted to be there. It was like when Tanya and I went to the John Mayer concert at the Hollywood Bowl and he made a shout out to all the "real" fans all the way in the bleacher seats because most of the people that have the super close seats were the sons and daughters of the record execs with their arms crossed looking like they weren't impressed just 'cause "mummy and daddy" got them tickets to all the shows and what not. *shrugs* Ah well.. what can you do. Hope you enjoy these pictures and I also have a few videos from the show!

i had to lol this old man taking a picture with his flip phone kekeke

they made is snow in san diego!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Coachella 2014: The Outfits

Due to popular demand, I've decided to publish this post before any of the other Coachella posts. Enjoy!

I've never really gone around with just my bikini on besides at the beach but when you're in 90 plus degree weather for 3 days, you get pretty over the embarrassment factor. For Day 3 of Coachella, I got pretty brave and just wore my bikini top (Forever 21, $4.80) with some polka-dot high-waisted shorts (Forever 21, $). I originally wore the white tank top (H&M, 2 for $10 for basics sale), but I ended up taking it off as soon as we got to the festival grounds. It was surprisingly freeing and probably the most comfortable I was throughout the entire weekend.

Things I wore the entire weekend: My TOMS are about 4 years old but they were super comfortable for all the walking we did. My sunglasses were purchased from TJ Maxx. My purse is Nine West also from TJ Maxx which I purchased a long time ago. I actually thought the purse was perfect for the weekend. It had multiple pockets so I was able to store a bunch of essentials. 

My outfit for the first day was extra casual and comfortable. I wanted something that had the festival flavor but wasn't going to get in the way of having a good time. My top and bottom are from Forever 21. Love this top. The detailing makes this blouse super festival-y. This pair of shorts were also extremely comfortable.

This is the outfit I wore for the 2nd day. The top is from TJ Maxx. It cinches at the waist and is completely open on the sides so I wore a bandeau. The shorts are old from Forever 21.

My favorite outfit was probably the 2nd one I talked about. It was just super casual and similar to things I would wear on the daily. The first outfit was probably the most comfortable. I kept it pretty simple this year (as I did last year). 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sunday Sounds: Bonnaroo 2014 Series - Little Dragon

photo: soulculture.com

Happy Easter everyone! Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Thought I'd come to you this weekend with another Bonnaroo (as well as Coachella) artist. Here are some of my favorites from Little Dragon. My favorite of them all being Ritual Union.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

March 2014: Month in Review Part 1

Mar. 1st:
Had the weekend off and being the working woman that I am, I tend to wake up quite early (try 6:30am before the time change). Usually we lay in bed and try to find a place for brunch. We found this place called Great Maple with bacon donuts! Had to try it. We got there and it was packed! Luckily it's open seating at the bar so instead of waiting almost an hour (which the lady quoted me), we waited 5 minutes for a spot at the bar. Brunch is not complete without a bloody mary so I opted for the Big 'o Pickle Bloody Mary. Yah... and this came out.

massive pickle

just for a size comparison

seriously delicious. so warm and toasty when they first come out!! *drools*

We went shopping afterwards in search of some new sheets. Ok, maybe this is one of those weird things about me but I absolutely LOVE the feeling of nice sheets and it's a MUST. I seriously can't sleep if the sheets don't feel good. So we bought some sheets last year at the San Diego County Fair and because we washed them a whole lot, they started having those little balls that pop up and make the sheets feel fricken weird. It got so bad that I was actually having a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep (It sounds like I'm joking but I'm completely serious!). Luckily we found some at Walmart which is what I have at my home home. I used my gift card so it was Free99.

It was only about 3pm when we got a little hangry. We decided to go for some Hawaiian food at Island Style Cafe. I love this place and I keep trying to get my friends from Hawaii to go to this place so we can see how authentic this place is. To me it's "broke da mout" lol. Thanks Richard for teaching me that hahaha.

We were pretty beat after being out all day so we called it a night after we got home.

Mar. 2nd:
Didn't do much all day. Went to dinner at Osteria Romantica with my friends Richard and Blaire who were in town for a few days. I got the Pappardelle pasta with braided lamb, mixed wild mushrooms, olives and rosemary. It was pretty good but definitely not as good as Bencotto.

Mar. 3rd:
Took the day off to go to the Childish Gambino concert. Met up with Richard and Blaire for lunch at El Zarape. Haven't tried this place before but heard really good reviews. I got the Wasabi burrito and it was pretty tasty and I don't even like Mexican food (I know... blasphemy right?! lol).

Went to the Childish Gambino show that night but unfortunately I forgot my camera (I was trying to vlog for the day and then ended up in the middle of uploading my footage to the computer so I completely forgot to put the camera in the purse). I have some minor videos from the show but nothing worth posting.

Mar. 4th:
After work on the 4th, we went brewery hopping. First stop was Ballast Point.

Next stop was Green Flash and the final destination was Stone Brewery Beer Gardens.

Mar. 5th:
Got a chance to do happy hour with one of my San Diego gals. We went to Fleming's and it was totally yumes! Their happy hour menu is really good. We got 2 burgers, 2 alcoholic drinks, and 2 apps between the two of us and it was $20 each. Their burgers were actually surprisingly good. Their calamari is a MUST (tastes tangy Asian).

For dessert we decided to go to Lette at UTC for their macarons. OMG. My snooty LA self will have to admit that these macarons are better than Bottega Louie or any other macarons I've had. Their salted caramel macaron is seriously the BOMB DOT COM (and I hate salted caramel stuff but I just ordered one of each flavor and I figured I'd just give anything I didn't like to Tony).

Mar. 7th:
Went out to eat in Little Italy at Mona Lisa for Tony's cousin's birthday.

Mar. 8th: The Curious Incident of the Infamous Pub Crawl
So one of Tony's friends rented out a bus and we went around to 9 different breweries. Needless to say, I only made it to 4.

Mar. 13th:
Random date night at Wa Dining OKAN. A really neat spot. I would highly recommend it. Everything was really good including the uni. They have these bowls and they are super tasty. They also had a green tea cheesecake dessert which was very interesting. It was good but not what I had imagined.

Mar. 14th:
Hope all you marshmallows went out and watched Veronica Mars! I went before work. Oh man, Logan in uniform. In the words of Veronica, "You should wear this and only this forever." Raises hand. Um yes please.

Stay tuned for part 2!
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