Archive for December 2014

Bend, Oregon

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

These pictures are from our weekend getaway to Bend, Oregon a few weeks ago.  A quirky town that could not be any more different than LA.  We were looking to do some skiing (Bend is 17 miles from Mt. Bachelor), but also to visit a place we had never been to before.  Home to over 20 breweries, micro distilleries, restaurants using locally sourced ingredients and with extensive gluten free menus, trees, trees and more trees, outdoor activities aplenty and of course more deer than I've ever seen in SoCal (their grace took my breath away).  Our favorite find was McMenamins Old St. Francis School - a Catholic school turned hotel/bar/movie theater - their Old Fashioned's were superb.  When we first arrived, there was not speck of snow on the ground in Bend, but on the day we were leaving, we woke up to a winter wonderland.  It was a beautiful sendoff.   

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Happy Entertaining!

Monday, December 15, 2014

{Even Layla gets into the Christmas spirit; Spatula: Anthropologie (similar)}

{Dress: Vintage from Shareen; Belt: & Other Stories; Scarf: J.Crew (30% off);
Gloves: Vintage; Heels: Miu Miu (similar here and here): Clutch: Zara (similar)}

Just a little silliness in preparation for all the entertaining this time of year brings. 

Thanksgiving came upon me quite quickly and now we are just weeks away from the end of 2014.  Where does the time go?  One of my struggles this year was to remember to remain ever present in every adventure and every moment and not be so concerned with the transience of time.  Each hour, minute and second that passes is an hour, minute and second that you will never get back.  That is the inevitably of time.  Our present seems to be filled with the constant analysis of our past and the restless anticipation of tomorrow.  It takes much more of an effort to remain in the present and treasure the hours, minutes and seconds right in our grasp.  Here's to living in the present.

Photo credit: Philip Martin 

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