Fall Has Arrived

And all I want to do is shop for for portable air conditioners on Amazon.

Honestly, San Diego has near-perfect weather 98% of the time. It’s that 2% that can be unbearable. Especially since a lot of homes (aka MINE) do not have air conditioning.

Luckily, this has not stopped me from ordering a venti pumpkin spice latte (two pumps only, please!). Turns out, I think they’re too sweet! I think I’ll stick to my caffe mistos. The takeaway point is that it may be hot as hell here, but I’m going to drink my hot caffeinated beverage anyway. Rebel!

In other news, I’m sporting a new accessory.



That would be a splint for my FRACTURED WRIST. My clumsiness knows no limit. Does anyone else relate to this?

I realize that there is a lot of complaining going on here. But my state of mind couldn’t be further from the truth. In less than two weeks my little sister is getting married. In Charleston, South Carolina. I am so excited about both of these things – my sister’s impending nuptials and my impending trip to Charleston.

I also recently gave my dog, Valentino, a bath.


He looks miserable. But at it was momentary. I promise. And he DOESN’T SMELL LIKE BUTT. We all win here. I promise. (Please don’t judge me on the state of my bathroom, I was putting off a deep clean until post-bath!)

Things are definitely good around here.

Important question: has anyone tried the salted caramel drink at Starbucks? I’m intrigued!

It’s Not Cold In Southern California

Unfortunately, nobody told my body that…. I’m currently suffering from a miserable cold/sore throat combination. This is not so unexpected; we are in the middle of cold/flu season. It just happens to beĀ  feel more miserable because as I am typing this, it is currently 80 degrees in La Jolla. Does.Not.Seem.Fair.

Oh well. At least I was happy and healthy last week for all of the New Years Festivities. Happy New Year lovely readers, by the way.

Since I don’t think anyone cares to see pics of half empty mugs of cold tea and used kleenox, here are some pictures from last week:

Not too shabby, if I do say so myself.


Blurry, but still handsome.

Champagne, of course.

Arm bling.

Happy faces

Glitter! Shiny!



Here’s to a new year!

I Say This All The Time

But this time I mean it.

I need this.

I have small fingers, but I swear this would look divine on my hand. Not too gaudy, not too big, just right.


So, two things: It’s been crazy hot in San Diego since the rain made a short, but ultimately welcome appearance AND zucchini is ridiculously cheap and abundant right now.

I made this earlier this summer on a whim (translation: I had 4 things in my refrigerator and didn’t want to go to the store) and since zucchini bread sounded out of the question (I’ve failed at both of my baking endeavors this summer), I made it again.


What’s that you ask? Grilled Zucchini rolls filled with lemon, goat cheese, roasted bell pepper and basil.

No big deal.

Except it was. And it was delicious!

The recipe was easy. But I think I’ll save it and some accompanying pictures for tomorrow. Suffice it to say, it went swimmingly with a cold, light beer.