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#100HappyDays – Week 13

 

Woohoo! Time for Week 13 of my #100HappyDays Challenge! (If you’re curious, here are Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8 , Week 9Week 10 and Week 11).

<<June 24, Tues – Frozen green grapes, a delightfully sweet, crunchy & refreshing snack>>Week 13-1

<<June 25, Wed – Letting my imagination go with the help of a big box of crayons>>Week 13-2

<<June 26, Thurs – Enjoying some sun and conversation on a friend’s rooftop terrace>>Week 13-3

 <<June 27, Fri – Happy hour on a chic rooftop overlooking Beverly Hills>>Week 13-4

 <<June 28, Sat – Saturday movie date with a delightful movie and a delightful date>>Week 13-5

 <<June 29, Sun – Finally went to the Hollywood Farmer’s Market and it didn’t disappoint!>>Week 13-6

 <<June 30, Mon – Shades of pink and purple radishes, eaten with butter and sea salt>>Week 13-7

#100HappyDays – Week Twelve

Time for Week Twelve of my #100HappyDays challenge! (If you’re curious, here are Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8 , Week 9Week 10 and Week 11).

 <<June 17, Tues – Lamb wrap and savory muhammara spread for lunch at Momed>>Week 12-1

 <<June 18, Wed – Finally checking out the Pacific Design Center – those colors! that scale!>>Week 12-2

 <<June 19, Thurs – Coffee and a homemade two-bite brownie for breakfast>>Week 12-3

 <<June 20, Fri – Koreatown bars have the most over the top and awesome decor – neon, giant flowers, checkered tile, glittery banquets, disco ball!>>Week 12-4

 <<June 21, Sat – Bougainvillea, palm trees and sun: so very LA>>Week 12-5

 <<June 22, Sun – Warm buttery biscuit with stonefruit preserves at Superba Snack Bar>> Week 12-6

 <<June 23, Mon – Revisiting the delight and endless possibilities of a fresh box of crayons>>Week 12-7

#100HappyDays – Week Eleven

Week Eleven of my #100HappyDays challenge was full of happy discoveries in the everyday stuff. (If you’re curious, here are Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8 , Week 9 and Week 10).

 <<June 10, Tues – Thai tea with chewy boba, brought home by my thoughtful roomie>>Week 11-1

<<June 11, Wed – This mysterious wooden door, flanked by stone and ivy, discovered on a walk around my old LA neighborhood>>Week 11-3

<<June 12, Thurs – Challenging myself to create a dish with just pantry and freezer staples>>Week 11-7

<<June 13, Fri – Introducing Wally to his new buddy Yoda>>Week 11-2

<<June 14,  Sat – Vintage kitchen tools at an antique shop – a reminder of how much cooking has changed and stayed exactly the same>>Week 11-5

<<June 15, Sun – Father’s Day brunch and just being with my family>>Week 11-6

<<June 16, Mon – A leisurely twilight stroll along the Venice canals with my man>>Week 12-1

#100HappyDays – Week Ten

Can’t believe it’s already Week Ten of my #100HappyDays challenge! Writing this post every week really lets me appreciate these moments all over again. (If you’re curious, here are Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8 and Week 9).

<<June 3, Tues – Getting in touch with my inner kid at the  LA Natural History Museum>>Week 10-1

<<June 4, Wed – Admiring my old-school neighborhood on an evening walk>>Week 10-2

<<June 5, Thurs – Wandering around Santa Monica with an old college friend (even the parking lot was gorgeous!)>>Week 10-3

<<June 6, Fri – Spending an evening volunteering for an amazing organization>>Week 10-4

<<June 7, Sat – Browsing the irresistibly colorful sale section at Anthropologie>>Week 10-5

<<June 8, Sun – Discovering this sad, slumpy bear while cruising the local shopping mall>>Week 10-6

<<June 9, Mon – Catching up with old friends over classy Tex-Mex at Bar Ama>>Week 10-7

#100HappyDays – Week Nine

Week Nine of my #100HappyDays challenge and going strong!  This week was full of new discoveries and old comforts. (If you’re curious, here are Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7 and Week 8).

<<May 27, Tues – Discovering delectable Mexican pastries at a bakery down the street>>Week 9-1

<<May 28, Wed – A 3-mile run through my neighborhood in the golden afternoon light>>Week 9-2

<<May 29, Thurs – Perfect little billy button arrangement in a vintage tin at Salt’s Cure>>Week 9-3

<<May 30, Fri – A light and simple dinner of DIY nori rice wraps with my parents>>Week 9-4

<<May 31, Sat – A trip to the breathtakingly beautiful Getty Villa in Malibu>>Week 9-5

<<June 1, Sun – Tart mango pineapple Italian ice with creamy vanilla custard at Rita’s>>Week 9-6

<<June 2, Mon – A plastic cup full of wine and the sunset at my sister’s downtown LA loft>>Week 9-7

#100HappyDays – Week Eight

Here’s Week Eight of my #100HappyDays challenge! This week, I indulged in some of my favorite comforts and saw inspiring design while out and about.  (If you’re curious, here are Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6 and Week 7).

<<May 20, Tues – My ultimate comfort food: Korean spicy, crunchy, sizzling stone pot rice>>Week 8 1

<<May 21, Wed – Playing Secret of Mana on an SNES emulator and watching Center Stage>>Week 8 2

<<May 22, Thurs – A 2 hour lunch with an old friend capped with the cutest coconut cake>>Week 8 3

<<May 23, Fri – Treating myself to a soothing, meltingly relaxing Thai massage>>Week 8 4

<<May 24, Sat – A bold and playful upholstered built-in bench nook with delicate mobiles>>Week 8 5

<<May 25, Sun – Large scale text installation at the beautiful (and free!) Hammer Museum>>Week 8 6

<<May 26, Mon – A refreshing take on the mounted animal head trend: a 3D printed deer on black canvases with gold washi tape at a super stylish friend’s home>>Week 8 7

#100HappyDays – Week Seven

Week Seven of my #100HappyDays challenge was full of sweets, of the literal and emotional kind =)  (If you’re curious, here are Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5 and Week 6).

<<May 14, Tuesday – Gorgeous display of gourmet candies at Sugarfina Beverly Hills>>iPhone 4001 (2)

<<May 15, Wednesday – This is what makes dog ownership worth every bit of the hassle>>iPhone 4001

<<May 16, Thursday – A delicate and delicious strawberry cream puff at Republique>>iPhone 4002

<<May 17, Friday – A night of fun and games at Two-Bit Circus, housed in an old brewery>>iPhone 4003

<<May 18, Saturday – A walk on the beach with my man>>iPhone 4004

<<May 18, Sunday – Butter pecan ice cream in a warm red velvet waffle cone at Sprinkles>>iPhone 4005

<<May 19, Monday – Taking in all the colors and textures at a local fabric store >>iPhone 4018

#100HappyDays – Week Six

Almost halfway through the #100HappyDays challenge! This week I watched two very different, but both brilliantly skilled, musicians and got inspired to to get creative.  (If you’re curious, here are Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4 and Week 5).

<<May 6, Tuesday – Rodrigo y Gabriela and their breathtaking, rhythmic guitar music>>iPhone 042

<<May 7, Wednesday – Piles of familiar, yet exotic, produce at the Korean grocery store>>iPhone 045

<<May 8, Thursday – Exquisite piano playing by Lang Lang at the Disney Concert Hall>>iPhone 089

<<May 9, Friday – Meeting old friends from high school over good ale and pub grub>>iPhone 106

<<May 10, Saturday – Channeling my inner child through paint and canvas>>iPhone 108

<<May 11, Sunday – Finding a perfect fallen flower on a long, mid-day hike>>iPhone 115

<<May 12, Monday – My very first try at painting an accent wall>>iPhone 125

#100HappyDays – Week Five

Time for week five of #100HappyDays – a challenge to find one thing that makes me happy each day for 100 days. This week was full of celebrations with loved ones and peaceful solitary moments. (If you’re curious, here are Week 1Week 2Week 3 and Week 4).

<<April 29, Tuesday – A sunset walk to Venice Beach on a balmy evening>>iPhone 001

<<April 30, Wednesday – Lingering over a solo lunch at the beautiful and quiet-on-a-Wednesday Republique restaurant>>iPhone 057

<<May 1, Thursday – Visiting a lighting showroom with my awesome architect sister>>iPhone 002

<<May 2, Friday – Celebrating my best friend’s birthday with a tipsy night out>>iPhone 003

<<May 3, Saturday – An afternoon of nerdy board games, wine and cheese>>iPhone 029

<<May 4, Sunday – Celebrating my dad’s birthday with amazing food and family>>iPhone 031

<<May 5, Monday – Jacaranda blooms littering our street>>iPhone 010

#100HappyDays – Week Four

Week four of #100HappyDays – a challenge to find one thing that makes me happy each day for 100 days. Still going strong! (If you’re curious, here are Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3).

<<April 22, Tuesday – Enjoying my very first delightfully sweet and tart loquat>>iPhone 084

 <<April 23, Wednesday – Finding cute crafting supplies at the hardware store>>iPhone 092

<<April 24, Thursday – A trip to Ikea: blissfully empty and an unbelievably cheap lunch>>iPhone 085

<<April 25, Friday – Wood-fired pizza and a wicked jazz show>>iPhone 086

<<April 26, Saturday – Luminous clouds after the rain>>iPhone 087

<<April 27, Sunday – Playing like a kid again at Two-Bit Circus>>iPhone 088

<<April 28, Monday – Red Velvet cake for breakfast>>iPhone 090