So This Happened.


Two months old



A Truce

The pup and I have called a truce. Mostly because I’ve been too busy sneezing and coughing my way through a summer cold. (It’s a thing).


Homemade chicken potato soup

I guess we can both thank our lucky stars for Zicam. Me-because it allows me to breath through my nose a few minutes a day. And Valentino-because it allows me to breath through my nose a few minutes a day and that makes me happy enough to forget my shoes for a little while.

And so he lives another day…. 😉


Thank God I Live Next Door to a Liquor Store

These shoes got me through Law School....

Let’s start with a rundown of the damage, shall we?

-Black Ferragamo Kitten Heels (aka the most useful, practical shoes ever). Destroyed.
-Silver Leather Kate Spade clutch. Destroyed.
-Chanel Lip Gloss. Inhaled.
-Pile of poop in corner of room. Yep.
-Smiling puppy. Oh Yes.

So my first few minutes home last night were not exactly awesome.

Thank God I live next door to a Liquor Store.

A quick visit to pick up some wine and a return to a favorite recipe (along with some leftover roast chicken from the other night) and this chica was feeling better.

Valentino? One of his best nights ever. Go figure.

"Yes I'm on the couch! What are you going to do about it???"

He’s such a dude.

P.S. If he’s going to chew something, why not my Old Navy flip flops? Ughhhhhhh.

Instead of the Beach

We are getting baths around here.


Valentino is less than impressed. (But at least he’ll smell better!)

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know

Happy first day of June!! I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. I surely did. I’m sure I’ll post pics later in the week. But for now, I’m happy to be back in sunny San Diego. (Good riddance May and your “May gray“)

Last week, Dr. Beach released his annual list of the top 10 beaches in the U.S.. Coronado beach in San Diego was named #2 and had the distinction of being the ONLY beach on the west coast. (I’m not counting Hawaii.)

Hotel Del Coronado

Now, I love Coronado beach. In fact, it is my 2nd favorite beach in San Diego. (What up Windansea!?) But I can’t help but notice two things – 1) the list of beaches are almost exclusively from the East Coast and 2) Dr. Beach is from Florida…. do I sense some bias here? Perhaps. I haven’t spent that much time on the East Coast in my adult life, so maybe I’m just a little bitter that my beloved SoCal didn’t get mad props, yo. He does base his rankings on 50 different criteria, so maybe there’s something to it after all.

I suddenly have a desire to 1) watch Some Like It Hot and 2) get thyself to the beach. I’d love to venture over to Coronado, have a cocktail at the Del while getting my sun on….but come on:

Valentino and I give Windansea Beach two paws up!

I’ve got my own beach practically at my doorstep!

(You knew Some Like It Hot was Filmed at the Hotel Del, right?)