28 Nov 2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

However you decide to spend your Thanksgiving day, I hope it is filled with joy, delicious food, and rest. This is the first time in six years that I’ve returned home to spend Thanksgiving with my immediate family and I’m surprised at how a change of environment can impact your way of enjoying the holidays. Time spent thinking about work has significantly lessened. I’ll admit I have had to push myself to log off Slack and remove my email tab since I got home.

If we’re being honest though, I maybe officially checked out last week in anticipation for this. Why can’t Thanksgiving stretch out to a full week instead of just a day? As I type this from my parents’ living room and watching the first football game of the day, I’m so grateful for my relationships, my job, and my health and well being. The last few years of my 20’s have surrounded me with some of the best people in my life and have given me incredible experiences. Instead of the usual anxiety about heading into my 30’s that I normally have, I’m more excited than ever. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

27 Nov 2019

Down to Denver

As we get older and life happens, it can be challenging to find quality time with your friends. Trips get harder to plan and even brunches fall by the wayside between everyone’s weekend plans. A couple years ago, our friend Leah left the Bay Area for a new job. None of us had ever been to Denver before and when that’s where we had decided, I was thrilled. For the last year, Denver has been coming up in my searches as an up-and-coming food city, but as you expected, a weekend is never enough time to try everything.

I landed in Denver before everyone else which meant I got one extra food spot to try! Seeking a simple lunch, I landed at Call, also conveniently located in a fun neighborhood.

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27 Nov 2019

Taylor Swift – Lover (First Dance Remix)

After hearing “Lover” for the first time, I wondered if I’d be hearing it at any of my upcoming weddings next year. Coming from someone who has an entire playlist of songs that can be used at weddings, it embodies many “first dance” traits. The pace and tempo, lyrics, and Taylor’s vocals are among a few of those. This is the third version of the song so far, but there’s a noticeable difference between this one, the original, and the one with Shawn Mendes. Any takes on whether we’ll hear a 4th version before the end of the year?

25 Nov 2019

2019 American Music Awards Performances

I know that paying for cable is something most people don’t do these days, but I love watching award show performances live! I’m sharing a few of my favorites from yesterday evening because we all know they’ll be taken down soon enough. Naturally, Camila and Shawn steal the whole freakin’ show. And even though we’ve all seen disgustingly make out, they still continue to tease us in performances.

And unfortunately, I can’t find the Taylor medley.

24 Nov 2019

Wedding Mondays

I’ve been following [Lucie Fink] and her videos for years ever since she joined Refinery29. In fact, while I have no video talent whatsoever, she’s the one that made reconsider including more video. I’m still at beginner level and the closest I’ve gotten is with Instagram Stories, but she was my original inspiration.

What I have enjoyed about Lucie is that she opens up to her audience quite a bit. Over the years, we’ve learned about her career, her family, her present day life, and more importantly her relationship with Michael. We’ve followed her through her entire journey and it’s that kind of present-ness that I hope to have for Yow Yow! someday too.

I watched her wedding video while on my commute the other day and embarrassingly, found my eyes welling up with tears. Yes, this still happens to us.

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