5 Things Tuesday

Hey y’all. I’ve had a pretty busy week, but a good one! I slowed down on the running a bit (going to ease into a training program and probably sign up for a 10K in September). And I’m making some traction in the photography realm. And that feels awesome.  

Anyways. 5 things right? Here goes it:

1  I MET ONE OF MY FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHERS - This past Thursday I went to a book signing event at this cute little paper boutique in Venice. Have you ever heard of Craft, Inc or Creative, Inc? I’ve wanted to read those books for awhile but I never got around to buying it. 

Anyways, this event was for their new book: Mom, Inc. Granted I’m not a mom, but I still want to run a business or two and will most likely be a mom one day. So I went. Met some cool people. Drank some lemonade. And then the speakers shared a bit about the book.  

And there was a special guest - Bonnie Tsang. I was really kind of pumped to meet her because she’s one of my favorite photographers! She’s so talented. It was really cool to hear her story (well the stories from all 3 of them were great) and get an idea of how to do what they do.  

I caught her for a few minutes afterwards and she just encouraged me to keep shooting.  Keep at it. Take pictures of everything. So I’m going to try to do that!

*that makes 3 favorite photographers met: Brandon Hill, Jeremy Cowart, and Bonnie Tsang. Fist pump all the way*

2  HANG OUT WITH THE CUZ - So ever since I moved to LA, I’ve been meaning to hang out with some of my cousins that live in the area. For some reason, I’ve hung out with the ones that live the farthest away from me and haven’t had a chance to meet up with the ones who were local. Granted, LA isn’t very commuter friendly. Meeting up in Pasedena meant an hour of traffic, but that’s OK. Anything for family!

That is until one of them cancels on you. If only we had known that a lot sooner, Trisha and I couldn’t saved ourselves a lot of time (and gas money) by staying on the west side. Oh well. All is good - we grabbed ourselves dinner and some Intelligenscia coffee. And I was seriously wired after that.  

Good times with the cuz! More to come!

3  GIRLS NIGHT OUT @ PLAN CHECK - My weekend continued with a bit of Girls Night Out at Plan Check. It was great for 3 reasons:

  • It was architectural themed restaurant which my roommate loved (she’s an architect).  
  • The burger there was pretty darn amazing - one of the best in LA! At least that’s what was debated over dinner all night long. At least, it’s ranked in the Top 5.  There was a fried egg on top of my burger and I still ate it! That’s how good it was.
  • Great company with my friendos nearby - Plan Check was close enough to just walk to. And I like that.

4  SUNDAY NIGHT DINNERS & BOMB CHURROS - This past Sunday we opened up our apartment for Taco Night for Sunday Night Dinners (something my small group does to build community). And we had a crazy turnout! About 30ish people fit in our medium sized apartment. Great night for fun, food, and tons of desserts.

And by desserts I’m talking about cookies, brownies, ice cream sandwiches. All that jazz. And these SUPER BOMB CHURROS that my friend Allegra brought. Apparently the tiny little shop that I’ve walked by a million times serves these homemade deliciousness cinnamon sticks, and I didn’t even know. Definitely going to stop by there from now.

5  FUN. FIX - Last week I talked about my fun. fail. Well I fixed it … sort of. I gave up my ticket to Mumford to instead go to Portland for a week and see fun. with my sister. I was kind of bummed to give up Mumford (because I really like them too) but there was no way to make both work.  

So I’ll be in Portland in late August! Let me know if you want to hang out! I’m really kind of excited to just go somewhere new, low key, and just rest for a bit. This will be my second trip my sister and I take together (last year we went to NYC in late August). We might have to make it a tradition. I like that idea.  

Ok - that’s it for now folks.  I got to get to work!  Have a GREAT 4TH OF JULY!

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