Nature/Big Sean/Buffet Brunch Birthday Weekend

Last week, Tai posted about her surprise birthday–her first celebration in L.A.–that I organized for her. The weekend after her festivities, we then celebrated my birthday in Utah and Las Vegas. Actually, my brother’s birthday was also around the corner, so we pretty much were also partying it up for him, too! Yes, we are all #teamCapricorn! Anywayz, If you’re from Southern California, you know that driving from L.A. to Vegas only takes roughly four hours–which is why so many Angelenos spend the weekend there (some even every weekend). So, it was a no-brainer for me to go to Vegas, since it’s relatively low maintenance (distance-wise) compared to going to New York. But, of course, Vegas is far from being a “low maintenance” destination! However, before we “turned up”, we took a nature detour first to Zion National Park in Southwest Utah. Continue reading Nature/Big Sean/Buffet Brunch Birthday Weekend

First Birthday in LA!

I mentioned earlier in the week in this post that Melo had planned a birthday surprise for me and that I would tell you about it later.

This is later. And this is me telling you about it. Continue reading First Birthday in LA!

Autumn Sangria

We had some friends from Melo’s cohort over for dinner not too long ago. If you know me, you know I love hosting small, intimate dinner parties. And since this was our *first* official “having friends over for dinner” party, I went all out with the menu! We had chicken adobo (a Philippine dish), corn casserole, beer braised carrots, brown rice, and gnocchi mac’n’cheese. For dessert I made The Pioneer Woman’s apple dumplings–so easy and delicious! But what I really wanna talk to you about today is the SUPER easy sangria I made for dinner. Continue reading Autumn Sangria