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5 Things: The Weekend

1. We kicked off the weekend with a company celebration and a whole lot of love! Drinks and snacks at Reposado in Palo Alto was an event not to be missed. I’m personally pretty fond of the red and white sangria.

2. We missed brunch on Saturday and instead opted for a late lunch at Cascal on Castro Street in Mountain View. I’d never eaten here before, but have received countless recommendations to go here because of their tapas. Since I get bored of food easily, small bites go over well with me. I ordered the corn soup and scallops. The corn soup pictured above isn’t what I actually ordered because I had forgotten to take a picture. All you have to know is that it was the sweetest and best tasting corn soup that I have ever had. I can say this because I’ve sampled many. In tis case though, I really wish I would’ve gone for the bowl – the cup was just too little!

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3. Sheila hosted a housewarming party at her new humble abode yesterday where she crafted up a storm of goodies including homemade chocolate ice cream and cookies and cream marshmallows.

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4. I got made fun of this weekend for the job I did on my nails. I actually hate getting them done so I prefer to do them myself, but that usually means that they end up getting chipped within 5 minutes, have bubbles forming underneath the polish, and get onto my skin. I found myself in a Rite Aid a couple of weeks ago picking up other things, but out of the corner of my eye, felt the urge to purchase myself a bottle of Essie. Jackson’s hand is just here for the cameo.

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5. After the housewarming, we decided to stop by West Elm. I wasn’t in dire need of anything, but there was no way I could walk out of the store without purchasing something. I snagged myself another pillow and pillowcase along with two extra towels to add to my collection. You can never have enough? I’m also not very good at taking care of succulents so I made sure not to buy one from my home, but they still looked good enough for a photo.

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What I’m Wearing:

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A West Elm blanket

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West Elm Parsons Desk

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I’ve recently been posting some articles about what it looks like to have an “adult apartment” after graduating college and I am thrilled to finally say that while I am still harboring some IKEA furniture, there is one piece in my new home that is a true upgrade. For as long as I have known, I have been dragging along with me to every home previously a – would you believe it – “too small for me” – brown desk with two broken drawers. The desk only had two drawers. It was a desk built for a child in elementary school, but I carried it with me throughout my entire educational career. Needless to say, it was time to move on from it.

After perusing through all of my favorite fashion blogs and home decor blogs for several years, I started doing some research on what desk I would buy for myself when I finally made the decision to do so. I was flip flopping back and forth between one from West Elm and one from World Market and finally settled on the beautiful structured piece from West Elm – the Parsons Desk. It’s a classic! A desk as a working space has always been very important to me so I needed it to be simple and allow me to work in a conducive environment. I couldn’t be happier with this new addition to my home and am looking forward to many more years with it as my perfect blogging desk!

Goal accomplished.

 

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How We Celebrate Wednesdays:

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Readers! 

I went to my first event hosted by Seattle blogger Cassandra Lavalle of coco + kelley yesterday with my co-worker and had a fabulous time. Additionally, it was my first time stepping foot into West Elm, which is pretty much heaven for a designer. I found myself wanting every little item and dreaming about my future home in which it could be furnished entirely by West Elm. I even came across the popular desk used by many of the bloggers that I idolize. It’s $300, but that’s okay. Someday, it could be mine!

The event was on entertaining guests and setting up parties for the upcoming spring/summer season. I loved this set up above because of the primary color theme and the spice rub takeaways for guests!

After the event, Toby and I decided to continue on with celebrating our Wednesday and went out to dinner at Tilkum Place Cafe – my first time! I actually worked with the restaurant before while in college when I had them sponsor an auction that I was working on, but I had never tried it before. Our first footstep into the restaurant was pretty much what sold us! We shared the clams (the special!) as an appetizer and Toby ordered the Savory Tart while I had the Roasted Vegetable Salad. It was the perfect meal for our Wednesday celebration and…just because!

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Proud Owner:

There is nothing better than decorating a new space for the first time. That feeling that you have a blank canvas right in front of you and that you can do whatever you want with it. This beautiful holiday garland by one of my favorite Confetti System via West Elm will be a new addition to my room.

Christmas time year ’round y’all!

But seriously, the triangles are delicately shaped and the colors are too much fun.

 

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