Week in Review: 3/30/12

Greetings from sunny California!  The boyfriend and I are in LA for a long weekend… seeing friends, relaxing, and soaking up a little sunshine.   I’m such a New York girl… but I can’t say I don’t fantasize about moving to LA.  A healthy (gluten-free!) restaurant on every corner, driving along the coast with the top down, working on my blog poolside after work… I could totally do it.  Then again, I love New York.  I guess I like having the best of both worlds – living in New York, but getting to LA frequently enough.

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This week was a fun one… here are a few highlights!

  • My parents were in town, so we went to see the Allman Brothers on Sunday night, and had a delicious dinner at my sister’s place in Brooklyn on Monday.
  • I took a couple more baths.  So relaxing.
  • It was another crazy week at BaubleBar, but what else is new – we have so many exciting things in the works!!
  • We finished up Game of Thrones.  All I have to say about that is… whoa.  If you saw it too, I’d love to hear your reaction in the comments section!
  • I guest posted on Julie’s blog.  Such a fun series.

Weekend plans include…

  • A drive down to the beach today, and lunch with the boyfriend’s college friend.
  •  Saturday brunch with Lauren and Erica… and all of our significant others!  (I’ve been looking forward to this for weeks.)
  • A fun night out seeing a bunch of our L.A. friends (including some of his friends from Jiro Dreams of Sushi – shameless plug, but if you haven’t seen it and you’re into food, it’s a must!)
  • Maybe seeing Hunger Games.  Really, really want to.

Favorite things from the web:

  • I really loved Carly’s clutch.  Totally, completely brilliant – and so easy!
  • Tara’s confetti nail DIY for Glitter Guide was pure awesome.  Must try this!
  • Honestly WTF is giving away a set of rings from my other favorite jewelry website… Catbird!
  • Club Monaco is open for business – finally!!
  • My girl crush (one of them,) Maegan, created a fantastic leather collar!
  • Blair shows you how to rock my favorite Stylemint dress.  Seriously great.  I have this dress in both blue + red and love how she styled it.  If only we could all be this awesome.
  • Christine got a new do.  How good does she look!?  Loving it.  Also, she made cake batter bark.  Yum.  Not in the least bit embarrassed to admit that I share her affinity for boxed cake mix.

Blog of the Week:  Lately, I’m loving Inspiration & Realisation.  Her DIY projects are fun and easy – and runway focused.  I thought this McQ inspired bracelet was really creative.  Bookmark her site… and be prepared to be inspired!


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  1. christin:

    I need to get out to LA soon! Have the best time and gets lots of sun, it’s supposed to rain in NYC this weekend! Club Monaco made my year. The best thing ever. 

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  2. Anna @ IHOD:

    So happy you get some R & R in beautiful California! Hope you enjoy! As always, looking forward to checking out your links. Have a great weekend ahead!

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  3. Gaby:

    We just started watching it ( Game of Thrones) this week and we’re obsessed! We loved Rome, which was also from HBO, so I knew I would like it 😉 Can’t wait to watch the next episode!

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  4. RealGirlGlam:

    Sounds like you have an amazing weekend ahead! Enjoy!

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  5. Julie & Lauren:

    Sounds heavenly! Ive always have wanted to move to LA too. Amazing u say the Allan brothers! X

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  6. Donatella:

    Have fun in California, Grace!! thank you for loving my blog… you know I love yours as well!! xox, d.

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  7. Renee Levesque:

    LOVE game of thrones! i am beyond thrilled for season 2 to start this weekend! the books are great, too – i read all of them before i started watching but i would recommend re-reading the book that corresponds to the hbo season because it gets confusing as to what happened when!

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  8. Becca Atwood:

    Hope you and Stefan are having an amazing time! xx

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  9. Robin:

    Ok now I have another blog to add to my addiction!  I just looked at inspiration & realisation and I think I am going to be obsessed!  Enjoy sunny LA!

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  10. brynn {chartreuse & a twist}:

    You have got to love the weather in la la land!!! it truly doesn’t get much better 🙂 have a wonderful weekend and soak up enough sun for me here in seattle, too {so gray & gloomy today!} XO brynn

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  11. Kate:

    Have so much fun in L.A. and take it from a New York girl living in L.A. – you get used to the laid back lifestyle pretty fast! The constant sunshine doesn’t hurt either 🙂

    <3 Kate

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  12. Bettina:

    Have fun in LA on your vaca! Just popped over to Inspiration&Realisation and man, she’s got so many good DIYs!

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  13. Stephanie @ henry happened:

    have a fabulous weekend! Sounds like you have a lot of fun plans – enjoy LA!

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  14. Erika [small shop]:

    Have a wonderful weekend! I hope we have some good weather for you. xo

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  15. Nicolette Bosco:

    Just saw Jiro Dreams of Sushi! And I highly recommend it! Have fun in LA!

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  16. Romanholiday:

    I love all of her jewelry! To begin my collection, I would start with the Knot Ring and the Gold Wire Bracelet. Thank you for this giveaway!

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  17. Nicole:

    your new blog layout looks great!!

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  18. Cindy:

    I would get a name braclet the knot ring and the gold sparkle bracelet and…and…..

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  19. Lesley:

    Is it gross that I prefer boxed cake mix possibly 90% more than places like Magnolias, etc? So that cake batter bark is right up my alley! I will definitely have to try that! 

    Have a great weekend!

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