HAPPY FRIDAY

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Thank goodness for short weeks, I wish all weeks were like this. I never understood why we couldn’t adopt the 4-day workweek. This week was pretty fun, full of evening events and trying to enjoy the last weeks of summer. I am going to miss the summer nights in LA. I will be enjoying the last wine tasting of the season at Barnsdall tonight, so sad. I am also going to check out LACMA’s Expressionism in Germany, stay tubed. It’s a pretty packed weekend, no complaints here.

Have a lovely weekend!

{photo by me, from the Santa Monica pier during a lovely summer night}

THE WEEKEND: SAN FRANCISCO

Over the weekend I took a long over due trip to SF. I seriously love it up there. Here are some snap shots from my mini getaway.

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I love the sea of color, especially the ones below. The gradient is lovely.

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Two of my favorite spots in SF, The Ferry Building and Coit Tower.

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Bright colored sprinkles are a must on top of homemade soft serve.

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I loved the wall of bicycle seats at Public.

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A trip to SF is never complete until I visit Miette; an added bonus is the beer garden across the way. 

HAIR WARS

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Like many ladies, I am completely obsessed with my hair. For a good part of my younger years I sported very short dos. I absolutely love short hair, there is something so liberating about short cuts. In the past few years I have been growing my hair long, my hair'spiration is long wavy with bangs (basically the first image). I love that look so much, although I have curly hair so the wave is a little out of reach unless I spend the time styling it.

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But as of lately I have been getting that itch to just chop it all off. I have spent so much time growing it long, that I have an attachment to my long locks. It’s really strange because when I was younger I was so much more open to changing my hairstyle every week. I guess you just get stuck in your ways the older you get.

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Who knows maybe in the next few months I will just go for it and take that dramatic step, I do love that feeling after such a dramatic change.

{check out all my hair'spirations on pinterest}

HAPPY FRIDAY & HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

I think today is Valentine’s Day? I may not be a complete fan of V-day, but I sure do enjoy seeing people walking around with flowers and balloons. There seems to be more love and happiness in the air. I think it should feel like this everyday. 

Have a lovely weekend, and happy V-day

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HAVE A LOVELY HOLIDAY

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I will be taking some much needed time off during the holiday. I am taking the time to recharge and get some inspiration. I have a couple mini trips planned, festive parties to partake in and some how manage to squeeze in my training runs, yikes! I wish everyone a wonderful holiday and a lovely new year! See you in 2014!

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A GREAT MAN

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Since Nelson Mandela’s passing last week I have seen so many incredible quotes. I had a hard time picking just one, but this one in particular really struck a cord. This should be my motto for next year! RIP Mr. Mandela.

HAVE A LOVELY THANKSGIVING

I just want to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving. I will be heading home for a couple days, looking forward to being with family and eating a lot. I will also be squeezing in some training runs in the desert. The best part about training is it runs right through the holidays so I don’t feel as guilty eating all those yummy carbs! 

Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

{photo by me, that is home I will be seeing that view during my run}

HAPPY MOVEMBER

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November is my all time favorite month because of Movember. I posted about my love for Movember last year, and I am happy to see an even bigger wave of bearded men this year. I do love a man with a beard so you can see why I love November. In all seriousness, Movember is a way to raise awareness for men’s health. So men grow those beards!

I also love these prints from Dave Mead; I did a post about him years ago. Still to this day I love his photographs, I seriously need to purchase one but which one do I chose? 

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