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Ladurée at the Grove


Lobster Rolls


This Rose Raspberries Saint-Honoré was almost too pretty to eat.

Ladurée opened it’s first West Coast location at the Grove December of last year. I had previously only visited to pick up small decorative boxes of their rose-flavored macrons (my favorite), but today I came with a friend to check out their lunch offerings.

I tried their lobster rolls and Rose Raspberries Saint-Honoré pastry for dessert and was very impressed. The food was so sweetly presented on the pastel-colored plates and the flavors left my taste buds begging for seconds.

New Year, New You?

I’ve always been a sceptic of New Years Resolutions.  They rarely work. Those that make it a goal to get fit in 2015 usually just crowd gyms for the first couple months than just miraculously fall off the face of the planet.

Me on the other hand, I prefer not to set myself up for failure.  I like to make goal-setting a year-round thing and for new years? Rather than setting a strict resolution, I prefer to make it a plan to learn something new in the new year.  It doesn’t have to be a big, lofty accomplishment…just something that I know will bring me enjoyment.

So this year my New Year’s activity is to learn a new sport…Tennis!

In preparation for this, I signed up for Tennis lessons through my place of employment (pretty cool…right?) and a bought a new tennis racket (of course it’s pink).

What do you think about New Years Resolutions?


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Channeling My Inner Betty Draper.


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Jessica Draper MakeupClassic Mad Men make up look made simple with three essentials:

1. Achieve that full cherry pout with MAC Cosmetics lipstick in ‘Ruby Woo’. – $16.00

2. Puuurrrrfect cat-eye that lasts with MAC Cosmetics Liquidlast Liner in ‘Point Black’. – $20.00

3. Bat-worthy lashes are just a wand away with Benefit Cosmetics ‘They’re Real!’ Mascara in Black – $23.00



Mad Men Themed Holiday Party.

My co-worker and I were assigned the task of planning our office’s year-end Holiday party.  As a result of our shared fondness for the late 1950’s – early 1960’s we decided to throw a Mad Men holiday soiree.  Here are some of the photos from the event.

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And ash tray filled with candy cigarettes is only fitting.

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Vintage type writer with Santa’s List


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Gold ornaments and records.

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