Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dear Santa

Here's a list of just a few things I'd love to find under the tree this year....

In order of upper left to lower right...

1) Lululemon's 'Don't Hurry Be Happy' Pullover - Long ago were the days of me saying "Who the hell wears $90 workout pants? - only to try on my first pair of Lululemon running pants and realize that the answer is "I do."  Although I've never purchased a non-technical item at Lulu, I knew when I saw this top that it too was a must.  It's so soft and comfy.  The cowl neck is huge, but you can let it drape, or fold it down and let it do its own thing.

2) Laura Mercier Makeup Brush Set - I purchased a set of MAC makeup brushes almost a decade ago and still use them to this day.  Although they've served me well, it's time for some fresh brushes.  These brushes look very high quality and the set basically contains every kind of brush I need.

3) Alexis Bittar Delano Rose Gold Earrings - Alexis Bittar is probably my favorite fashion jewelery designer.  I just love the look of the rose gold next to the smoky quartz on this one.

4) ASICS Running Shoes - I'm desperate for a new pair of tennis shoes.  I also signed up for the New Year's Resolution 5K in DTLA on January 5, 2013 and am hoping I can use that opportunity to break these in!

5) A trip to Rivendell - I suppose this will be the most difficult to find gift on my wish list as Rivendell only exists in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth.  Fresh from seeing the Hobbit this weekend, I thought it would be so nice to visit our beautiful and wise elf friends Elrond and Arwen.  Rivendell was always my favorite place because it was so beautiful and really the only place anyone could ever feel safe.  Did anyone hear that? I think that was the sound of a Nerd Alert. 

6) Viktor Rolf's Flower Bomb - I wore this fragrance on our wedding day, but all I have his this teeny tiny miniature bottle.  Unfortunately for all my friends, office mates, and family, I could bathe in this stuff.  In case I do get this for Christmas, I apologize in advance.

Hope you all get everything on your wish lists this year!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Our Holiday Cards: 2012 Edition

As this was our first official holiday card as a married couple, I took the time to make them extra special by letterpressing each and every one of them myself (again).  We were married on that same bridge and this photo was one of the first photos taken taken after our ceremony. Thanks so much to Brandon Humes of Couture Foto for beautifully capturing such a happy moment!  Hope you all love the card as much as I do!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Electric Run

Last Friday night I celebrated the end of the billing year by participating in the Orange County Electric Run 5k.  I have no idea how I even came across this race, but after watching the promo video, I knew I had to sign up.  It was like a dance party in Tron universe.

It rained most of the day on Friday, but cleared up just in time for the race to start.  I had low expectations as to how many people would be there and how it would actually look in real life, and it pretty much knocked my socks off! There were over 10,000 people! This basically made it impossible to find friends, but in a sea of neon lights and tutus, I did manage to find my sexiest friend Sanaz and we ran most of the race together.

As for what it looked like?  Hot damn.  The people who put together the race really did a phenomenal job of making it visually stimulating.  If I couldn't see where I was going because it was so dark, at least I could be mesmerized by the sea of lights.

Finish Line

The race itself was not very difficult and honestly, I don't think it was a legit 3.1 miles.  That being said, I had a blast fist pumping my way past the finish line!