February in the Rear View

Another month down, and with that – another laundry list of epic shows and tasks down the drain. For being the shortest month of the year, February sure knows how to pull one over on you – I somehow managed to pack an exceptional amount of ridiculous adventures into a limited amount of days.  I ventured down to San Diego for a weekend of epic eats and museums, and then out to Las Vegas for an epic Bachelorette weekend.

I’ve been cooking up a storm in the kitchen – trying tons of new recipes that turned out absolutely fantastic!  At the top of my list are a new soy-brown sugar glaze on salmon, a peach honey balsamic vinaigrette and prosciutto wrapped asparagus. Noms! 

I’ve been spending a lot more time with the Kitty Bungalow now that I’m their Board Liason (fancy talk for administrative assistant, but I’ll take it!) – we’ve seen such a high turnaround of kittens these past few months which is crazy since it’s Winter; can’t wait for the influx of new furry faces this spring! 

Speaking of saucy felines, my mister Sake turned 7 this month! It’s crazy to think how much time we’ve spent with each other.  I’m truly blessed! 

The weather’s been essentially impeccable the past four weeks – and I managed to hit the beach for bottomless mimosas with some great friends =)

It was lovely when my dad came to visit last month, so I was beyond pleased when my mom told me she wanted to finally see my place!  We spent the afternoon eating Dim Sum, catching up and hanging out with Sake and Stella; absolutely perfect! 

I saw four strikingly different EDM shows – Doc Martin (deep house), Ferry Corsten (trance), Krewella (dubstep, drum & bass, electro house) and Porter Robinson / Seven Lions (trancestep, electro house and progressive house).  Each was phenomenally unique – can’t wait til they come back to LA, I want round 2!

Krewella Killin’ It

Porter Robinson

Ferry Corsten

Speaking of tunes, my close friend and I have successfully launched a Music Forum site called Beatnet – it’s grown so much this year, we can’t wait to see what happens next!

 

January in the Rear View

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

Blogging is a two fold enterprise in my mind, it’s cathartic – it helps me stay organized, it gives me space to work things out, it lets me reflect and evolve; on the otherhand, it’s also a wonderful way to keep track of the moments – small, big, earth shattering-ly large – that have made us into the people we are and have prevented us from becoming those other people.

This year, there’s a lot on my plate but it’s nothing I didn’t put there – almost like instead of getting a meal, I went for the all you can eat life buffet and I simply can’t get enough!  The limited time I have is now spent bouncing from my volunteer gig at the Kitty Bungalow, directing the social media content of Beatnet, getting my fitness on, adventuring around Los Angeles and spending quality time with good people.  I feel more than rewarded for the time and effort that I expunge upon my life and I fully believe that this year – it shows.  So take a gander at the best that January had to offer me, and cheers to a fruitful February!

I’m officially a runner now =)

…a FIT runner…

..and I’m getting faster =D

Got my House fix with Richard Vission and Donald Glaude

I submitted my DNA to 23andme and finally got some answers about my ethnic background

We got the old crew back together for some karaoke and catching up in Koreatown

…I also made some new friends and we went on an adventure to the gorgeous Getty Villa – now I can knock that off my LA Bucket List!

Attended the LA East Yelp Elite Kickoff Event only to walk away the winner of some major swag and pampering.

Saw Coachella Weekend 1 tickets come and go; but I’m okay with that since I’m not paying for my ticket this year 😉

Spent some major cuddle time at the Kitty Bungalow; since we have such a fabulously high turnover rate I’ll probably never hang out with these kittens again!

..and they have a mini-Sake!

I ate beyond well last month – it helps that I’m a sushi freak =)

I’m also addicted to the BTA Benedict at Tart

..and you can’t go wrong with Dim Sum from Bao!

The past 31 days have been beyond  crazy, wonderful and beautiful – they’ve been filled with great friends, wonderful food and fantastic memories to last a lifetime.  With January over and out and a kickass lineup for my February weekends,I’m stoked to see how the rest of my year is going to play out: bring it on!