Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wednesday wishes + Clutch

Besides being clutch (hah), I would also like to have one. I feel like I spend a lot of my time holding onto my phone when I'm not carrying a purse. Anyway, I've narrowed it down to two.

This one's been making the rounds on the Internet for awhile, but I kind of love it. It's simple, but that's how I like most accessories. All the colors are great too.
via Baggu
 This one is more colorful (and slightly cheaper), but still works for a number of occasions.
via asos
Which one would you choose? :)

Leap + Year

A few notes about leap year:
  • Leap year happens every four years to keep Earth's revolutions around the sun aligned with the Gregorian Calendar.
  • According to an old Irish legend, women are allowed to propose to men today. Remember that terrible movie a couple years back? It's okay, I watched it for Mathew Goode in the fisherman sweater too.
  • There are a number of deals to look out for today including cheaper airline flights and hotels, food/drink specials, and more. If you're near a Chick-fil-A, please enjoy those free chick-n-minis for me.

via Susanna Hertrich
I say this a lot, but where does the time go? Can you believe spring is almost here? A couple days ago, I got a magazine in the mail advertising swimsuits which amazes me because it feels like New Year's was just yesterday.

Speaking of which, how are everyone's resolutions? I actually made a vision board (I know), even though I caught an episode of Happy Endings recently and found it more banal than before. I've been trying a lot of new places (at the expense of my wallet) and well, I'm still working on my posture. MITx hasn't started classes yet, but I'll keep you updated on that. And my resolution to get fit is slowly, but steadily progressing thanks to a pact a friend and I made. Details on that later.

Have a happy leap day!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

Oscars + A few more golden statues to give

Overall, I enjoyed watching the Oscars even if it was safe and predictable. Some people were complaining about how Billy Crystal didn't have anything new or exciting planned, but I don't see how this came as a surprise. I do wish a few of these actors and movies below had received something as well.
via Vogue
Both Seth Myers and Kristen Wiig are such funny, talented people, and they're gorgeous in this shoot. I'm sad she didn't win anything last night, but judging from all the projects she has lined up, I'm sure she'll be at award shows again.

via Celeb Source
I haven't seen The Artist yet, but I'm a little disappointed that both these guys' and Gary Oldman's movies didn't get more love from the Oscars (except when The Descendants' won for adapted screenplay--Jim Rash!). Also, where did the Clooney/Pitt bromance go? I miss it!
via good wallpapers
And finally, I cannot believe that Transformers had more nominations than Drive. I don't even...

But what did everyone else think? I thought the Cirque du Soleil performance was fun, if a little random. Meryl Streep and Christopher Plummer had the best speeches. Fav dresses were Jessica Chastain's and Octavia Spencer's!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday night links + An award-winning weekend

via tiny pic
This could be useful. Send a private message like password information or a love letter with a unique URL that will be deleted once someone visits it. (via OneShar)

Banana cream puffs. (via The Food Pusher)

Modern titles for famous books. (via Chip Zdarsky)

Ten trends from NYFW. (via Refinery29)

I washed some lip balm with a coat last week -oops- and am now paying much closer attention to how I sort my laundry. Mrs. Lilien has some great tips, all while rhyming with some quips. (via Mrs. Lilien)

The makers of Snickers will stop selling king-size candy bars by the end of next year. You win this time, health. (via Reuters)

How Americans lost their British accents. (via mental_floss)

The Oscars are this weekend! I know I'm in the minority here...but I actually enjoy watching award shows. Yes, I know they're long and boring, but I like seeing how those brand-name stars mingle in their fancy dresses and how they react to winning or losing after such long campaigns. Besides listening to a great speech, I also like to hear the order in which people are thanked. The first thanks used to always be for God, but then they switched their priorities to moms, and now it's the academy they make sure to give a shout out to. Is that interesting to only me?
via HD wallpaper
...Have a good one .

HAMmade + Creative wares

via HAM
The designs are simple, but definitely memorable. How awesome is that rabbit jumping on the trampoline?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wednesday wishes + Butter sticks

I like to check my stats page to see where readers are from and yesterday, someone who searched for "pretty fatties" landed on this blog. That made my day, and I hope whoever s/he was found what s/he was looking for.

Speaking of fatties, I'm desperately wishing for one of these.
via Funny Humor

...I also wish I was joking.

Animals + Animals again

Sorry for not posting earlier this week. Something wonky was happening with my internet. I hope these guys make up for it.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday night links + An adorable weekend

via light switch raves
Before/afters are generally inspiring, but this one amazed me. I did not know you could PAINT a sofa. (via Design Sponge)

This bathroom is too chic. (via Jacuzzi)

These earring are beautiful. (via anthropologie)

This collection is gorgeous. (via Creature Comforts Blog)

These LA brunch spots look delicious. (via Refinery29)

This blows my mind. (via Jay Mug)

Ugh, I'm experiencing this right now. (via quickmeme

And on that note, I really need to remind myself to follow this...especially when I start law school. (via swissmiss)

Have a good one .
via favim

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wednesday wishes + Fortune cookies

via Diana Eng
I won't say no to a fortune cookie no matter how full I am or how bland I find them. There's just something so fun about cracking one open and reading what life has in store for me. How nifty are these two fortune cookies? One is an adorable coin purse and the other a giant chocolate-covered, fortune-telling treat!
via Etsy

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

This is for science + Surprise faces

via Barack Obama
Normally, I would say something snarky, but this is just so cute.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Friday night links + A lovely weekend

Artic char gravlax at Spago
How will you be celebrating the infamous Valentine's holiday? Dinner by candle-light? Cheery picnic? Romantic movie? Will you be busy at work or in school? I' going to a tea party...Here are a few more options!

How the 1% spend Valentine's in Los Angeles. (via Refinery29)

Pizza Hut is offering a romantic package for only $10,010. It includes a ruby ring, fireworks, flowers, limo service, pictures, videos, and of course, a delicious pizza pie. What a deal. (via Pizza Hut)

If that's a little too traditional for you, Petit Ermitage is offering a package for $595...for threesomes. I kid you not. (via Petit Ermitage)

A creative, handmade Scrabble Gram anyone can make. (via Oh Happy Day)

And if you're looking to put in a little more effort, this amazing-looking Nama Chocolate would make a wonderful gift. Or a nice dessert. Or midnight snack. (via Just One Cookbook)

Linsanity's cute and nerdy handshake. (via Youtube)

I died too. (via everyday's a weekend)

Puppy Conan! (via Team Coco)

I have been eating out way too much and am going to have to start packing my lunch at the very least. But I wanted to post a quick review of notable places I visited these past few weeks.

Spago was the epitome of class. The service was attentive, but not overbearing. The decor was quiet and refined. And most importantly, the food was delicious.

Little Next Door, on the other hand, was a terrible experience. I had friends drive over an hour for that mess. This sums up our night.

Finally, I went to a screening of This Means War at the Grove last night (not very good, but a few laughs), and they offered free appetizers and drinks at The Farm of Beverly Hills beforehand. The service was great, and the food was great. It's a small, chic place that I definitely plan on visiting again. We could've ended it there as a free night out, but of course, we decided to cross something off our restaurant list by visiting Red Medicine. I felt like I enjoyed the food more than my friend and found each dish to be well-done and very pretty to look at (I am such a sucker). The drinks were weak, and everything was over-priced, but I want to go again anyway. I guess I haven't learned my lesson yet.

Whatever you're doing this weekend, whether it's a night out or a night in, have a lovely one ♥.
Bitter chocolate at Red Medicine

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Jokers + Rabbits

via meditations in an emergency
I honestly don't know why the scene didn't play out like this in the movie.

Monday, February 6, 2012

T-Rex + Trying

There's a tumblr called T-Rex Trying and features the famous dino in a variety of situations. I know they've always been awesome, but when did dinosaurs start becoming funny?

Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday night links + A super-duper weekend

via The Fancy
A couple of my friends have been sending me these really interesting articles/videos lately. I love the puppy videos (keep sending them, please!), but I also appreciate these discussions that have been springing up. This video by RSA is about our education system. It's worth watching just to see the very cool animation and drawings, but the speaker also brings up some interesting points. For the most part, I feel like he doesn't come up with any solid alternatives, but I do agree with most of the issues he brings up. What do you think? (via Youtube)

This article about ending friendship is also worth reading. It's kind of scary to think about, but I'm sure everyone has felt this way about someone at one point or another. (via A CUP OF JO)

The second Hunger Games trailer. You know how I feel about trailers. (via THR)

Every Tuesday this February, Currywurst is serving free sausages for 20 minutes and 12 seconds starting at 7pm. If you're in the area, tell me how they are! (via LA Weekly Blogs)

A zombie role-playing game. You can download it for free. Why not. (via Outbreak Undead)

If the Superbowl isn't your thing, Jason Wu for Target is released in stores and online this Sunday. Even if shopping also isn't your thing, you can probably sell them for profit you get your hands on some of the items. (via LA Racked)

If Giants vs. Patriots is your thing, these sound like appropriate snacks. Have a good one! (via Flavorwire)

via The Fancy

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wednesday wishes + Dogged-restraint

Some days I really wish I had more self-control.
via Buzzfeed
Or at least a friend to hold me down.