BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS: PART II

I’m officially TWENTY-FIVE!

I spent this past weekend in Los Angeles with family to celebrate! We went to this cool restaurant in West Hollywood that my twin sister wanted to go to: Barton G. The only reason I know about this place is because it was on The Real Housewives of OC. Haha! It was such an experience, I highly recommend going at least one time! It was over the top- amazing food & drinks.

 

 

 

Taking a bite out of Marie Antoinette’s cotton candy hair! How fun is this? The bananas foster on the side was amaaazing as well.

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Some things I want to accomplish being 25 years old:

  • Save up for a new car
  • Pay off all my debt & increase my credit score
  • Travel some place new
  • Lose weight! (My goal is 35 lbs overall)
  • Read more books

 

I hope twenty-five is going to be a great year for me. I’m slowly inching closer to 30! It’s so strange because l feel like I just turned 20, yesterday! Since I know time flies by way too fast, I’ll soak it all in.

 

xo

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS: PART I.

Hey- remember me?

I have not posted a blog in weeks due to school. I’m taking 4 classes, and all are really challenging to say the least. I have been swamped with work, group projects, and when I’m not at school all I want to do is watch Real Housewives. This semester is off to a hard start, so I can’t imagine how exhausted I’m going to be come November and December. Ugh.

But enough about that- my 25th birthday is only a few days away {on the 30th} and this past weekend I celebrated it early! I hung out in San Francisco one day, and the next I took a day trip up to Sonoma County. The weather was perfect and sunny both days! I am already planning my next visit to Sonoma, because there’s still a lot more I want to see.

Here are a few pictures from San Francisco:

 

 

Here are a few pictures wine tasting and exploring Sonoma:

  • HEALDSBURG SHED

 

  • FERRARI-CARANO VINEYARDS & WINERY

 

I even went to Ford Cappola Winery- but I didn’t take any good pictures except for the outside & sipping on a cocktail by the pool bar! By then, I was too tipsy to focus on taking pictures!

 

 

I had such a beautiful weekend. I am looking forward to celebrating again with my family (and most importantly, my twin sister). Stay tuned for Birthday Celebrations Part II!

 

xo

BIRTHDAY MONTH: WISH LIST.

IT’S SEPTEMBER!

Didn’t August just fly right on by? Since I was so busy, I hardly had any time to blog. Also, with school starting- it’s been hectic. I’m officially a college SENIOR! It’s been a long time coming! “One more year left” is what I keep repeating to myself when things become too overwhelming. Although I CANNOT wait to be done- I’m going to try and savor the last moments of being a college student. {it’s been so nice to make my own schedule & not working}

Besides that- It’s my BIRTHDAY MONTH! I am turning 25 years old on the 30th! Now that is something I cannot wrap my head around.  Mid-twenties. WHAT? A lot of people I know are having babies, getting married, have “adult” jobs, and  it’s just crazy to think that this is an age where these things start happening. But I’m looking forward to twenty-five! I’m curious what new things I’ll do this year/ where life will take me.

Here are some cute things I’d like to have/ or really like at the moment:

SPERRY QUILTED DUCK BOOTS.

 

PATAGONIA WOMEN’S COTTON QUILT HOODY.

 

 

 

 

PATAGONIA WOMEN’S CLEAN COLOR SWEATSHIRT.

 

 

 

 

VASQUE BREEZE HIKING BOOTS.

 

 

 

THE NORTH FACE ISABELLA DAYPACK.

 

Notice a theme? I really want to get more involved outdoors: hiking, camping, etc. I need a pair of hiking boots! So that would be an amazing gift!

 

xo

 

25TH BIRTHDAY IDEAS: WINE TASTING IN SONOMA COUNTY.

It’s officially August! Which means my birthday is next month! And not any birthday, it’s a milestone birthday: twenty-five! Craziness. So I have been trying to think of ideas of what to do. I’ve been to Napa Valley for wine tasting (even celebrated my 21st there), but I’ve never gone to Sonoma. I think this will be the perfect place to celebrate officially being in my mid-twenties: drink delicious wine and enjoy the gorgeous scenery.

I’ve narrowed the list down to 5 wineries I’m interested in visiting, for the weekend getaway:

 

1. FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA WINERY | Geyserville, Ca.

 

 

2. VIANSA SONOMA | Sonoma, Ca.

 

 

3. FERRARI CARANO VINEYARDS & WINERY | Healdsburg, Ca.

 

 

4. GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VINEYARDS | Sonoma, Ca.

 

 

5. JORDAN VINEYARD & WINERY | Healdsburg, Ca.

 

 

If anyone has been to Sonoma, and has any good winery recommendations that I haven’t listed, I’d love to know what they are. Also any hotel/restaurant/coffee shop recommendations would be greatly appreciated as well!

xo

two months until my birthday: ideas of where to go.

Today marks two months until my birthday (oh my gosh! it’s right around the corner…)

I will be turning twenty-four & thought it would be fun to share some places I’d love to go for my special day. Since it’s the last day of September, I usually always celebrate in October. This year will be extra fun because my birthday lands on a Friday, so I can celebrate all weekend long. (yay!)

What I really want for my birthday is to do a weekend getaway. (I know money is going to be a little tight because we are moving in November- so we need to save all we can for a moving truck, deposit for the new apartment, etc.) But I’m hoping we can sneak a weekend trip in!

Knowing I can only choose some place local, these are the ones that stand out to me the most. They are also places I have yet to visit.

MENDOCINO, CA:

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A little over three hours away from where we live, it’s a little coastal town right by Fort Bragg. They have wine tasting, whale watching (depending on the time of the year), hiking trails, cute bed & breakfast inns, downtown area, and so much more. It’s definitely on the short list for my birthday getaway!

 

MONTEREY, CA:

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I’ve driven through Monterey, but never actually spent time here. Some of the things I’d love to do if I visit for my birthday weekend are: go to the aquarium (I’ve been wanting to go for a long time), eat and stroll the downtown area, and enjoy the view of the ocean! It’s so beautiful along the California coast.

 

HEALDSBURG, CA:

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This location I’m most excited to write about, and to be honest if I could choose any of the three- this is the WINNER! It’s located in Sonoma County, with a lot of beautiful vineyards and wineries. This has been on my list of “places to visit” for more than two years! I think it’s time to check if off my list, right? They have wine tasting, a cute downtown area with amazing restaurants, hiking trails, historic plaza, and a museum. This place seems so quaint and romantic. A perfect place to relax and start the journey of being 24!

 

Is it too early to start planning my birthday?

 

 

xo

 

 

*none of these images are mine, I found them off of google.