Monday, May 16, 2011

Home Sweet Home!


Happy Monday folks!  I am finally back (on blogger that is).  I got home from vacation in LA late last week and decided to take an extra few days to catch up on life (e-mails, laundry, cleaning, Odin-time, and an 80's cover band dance party for the bffl's b-day).  I have a mood board in the works for this pretty lady, but for now here is a picture recap of our fabulous week in LALA land with my bro.

There was some of this (the beach) with sandcastle building obviously... I'm not one of those people that can just "sit" at the beach.
... and some of this (home-cooking).  Braising ox-tails...mmmhhh.
Definitely a lot of this (relaxing)...
... and a bajillion of these (beautiful flowers and wildflowers everywhere)!
A day or two of this (art viewing).  I got to see a few of my faves including some of Degas's ballerinas.
Some chilling here (bro's place) in the rooftop hot tub and pool.  View of the Biltmore and Pershing Square.
Some munching there (we stuffed our faces with some of the best Mexican food I've ever had).
... and definitely a TON of this (Petite Sirah from Consilience, one of the tasting rooms we went to in Los Olivos).
We had an amazing time, but I'm glad to be home and back here (although I know you were in amazingly talented hands while I was gone). A huge thank you again to Victoria, Alex, Stephanie, Aubrey, Alena, Sabra, and Dawn who gave me some peace of mind while on vacay.

Happy Monday and peace out!  I'm off to make some cast-iron skillet pizza with bacon, arugula, goat cheese, caramelized onions, and fried egg on top!

~ Julie


  1. Welcome back lovely! It looks like you had fantastic time. We missed you around these woods. Thanks a million for the mood board. I heart you!

  2. Oh, so happy that you had such a great time!!! Gorgeous images and I'm jealous of all the food!! Welcome back :)

  3. Looks like an absolute blast! Glad you made it home safe and got to catch up on things too. xoxo

  4. I'm always digging in the sand too... so glad you had fun! xo

  5. As much as I LOVE vacations...I love coming *HOME* even more! Looks like it was just a good ol' relaxing trip...those are the best...And I had a great time guest posting and everyone else was UBER fabulous...good time had by all...(c:

  6. sounds like a blast!! what a great idea for a pizza!

  7. I'm glad you had fun and the weather was nice! And that pizza sounds awesome!

  8. i love all your photos! looks like you had the best time ever! x

  9. JULIE!! You guys hit all the good spots! Love the pics and I agree, you can definitely get some bomb Mexican food here in LA. So glad you had a good time...xoxo

  10. Looks like you had an amazing trip!!! And OMG how sick is your brother's view??? Just amazing!

    I got a bunch of my wine from the wineries delivered yesterday. Off to pick them up tonight. YUM :) xoxo


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