Grand Opening: The Pizza Press

Melo is always on the hunt for things happening in and around LA. Last week, after scouting several Facebook pages dedicated to informing the public about the goings-ons of the city, she found that The Pizza Press was opening in Pasadena and offering free pizza all day.

She had me at pizza.

Being a New Yorker by birth, I’m always down for pizza. It’s my love language. Continue reading Grand Opening: The Pizza Press

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Travel Throwback Thursday: Cape Town, South Africa

My dear friend, Crystal recently celebrated her 30th by taking herself on vacation–to South Africa. She’d been wanted to go for a while and decided that her Dirty Thirty celebration was going to include beautiful sunsets and delicious food! I recently caught up with Crystal to ask her about her experience. Check out the details below! Continue reading Travel Throwback Thursday: Cape Town, South Africa

Cha Cha Cha Wednesday

How many people out there have birthdays around the holidays?

*raises hand*

Both Melo and I have birthdays just after the holiday season. Hers is early January and mine is at the end of December (my mom, brother, nephew, and several cousins also have birthdays in December; it’s a fun month).

This past year, we were actually traveling on New Year’s Eve. We had flown back to the east coast to spend time with my family for Christmas and we flew back to LA on the NYE. We actually landed around 11pm, so we quickly Uber’d to see some local family for the countdown and some pancit (a Filipino or Pinoy noodle tradition) before heading home. I was a little bummed, but in the long run, it was nice to spend a couple of weeks with my family for Christmas. It had been a few years since we were all together for the holidays and we all had a really good time. Unbeknowest to me, however, Melo had been planning a little surprise for me for the weekend (more on that later!). Continue reading Cha Cha Cha Wednesday

Flashback Friday: Beer Belly

One of the graduate students in Melo’s program first mentioned Beer Belly to her last summer. When my mom and her husband came for a visit in October and she mentioned it to us after having seen it on an episode of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, we decided we needed to try it out sometime in the near future. Continue reading Flashback Friday: Beer Belly