Wearing: vintage hat, Grant's old t-shirt, high waisted Levi's, Keds, thrift store sunglasses
We had planned on getting up early Thursday so that we could hike around Indian Canyons before the heat got crazy but that didn't happen. Instead we enjoyed a leisurely late breakfast at Cheeky's (my favorite breakfast place in the world) and only after sufficiently stuffing ourselves did we think it was a good idea to go hiking in 90 degree weather. Luckily, hiking wasn't too awful, especially because our hike was partially shaded by native palm trees and for the most part, it was along a refreshing natural spring that runs through the area. I'm definitely what you would call a novice hiker and I thought the hike we went on (which was I think a little bit over a mile?) was fun and super easy so if I can do it you can do it for sure. I was hoping for more cactus blooms but we really didn't see any which was a bummer. We did see plenty of lizards and a chuckwalla which was neat. At the end of the hike there was a wikiup (aka wigwam) that we poked our heads into. We tried to go on a second hike to West Fork Falls which Grant had previously been to but sadly the falls were totally dried up. Bummer!
Here's some more info on Palm Canyon for those interested
Also, thank you so much for the sweet comments on my last post about how Grant and I met! I felt kind of cheesy writing that out so now I feel a little better about myself ;-)
vintage overalls (cut into shortalls): thrift store
1970s terry cloth shirt: available at the shop
On Wednesday Grant and I hightailed it to Palm Springs to spend a few days celebrating our five year anniversary! I can't believe it's been five years already. Literally, it feels like mayyybbe two years since I first met Grant at school. Grant was in one of my classes and he sat a few rows behind me. This class had assigned seats so you couldn't move willy nilly or else you'd be counted as absent. Anyway, I would get to class like 10 minutes early and as I would walk up I would, without fail, see this mystery guy sitting on a little cement planter outside and every time I would think to myself, " GEEZ, that guy is really cute. Too bad he doesn't know I exist la la lala." and I would take my seat and play Ms. Pacman on my Razr (ha!!) until class started. Literally, every day I would take note of him being in class and during lectures I would slyly turn around to take a peek and on days he wasn't there I'd secretly be a little disappointed. This went on for pretty much the entire semester until one or two lectures before the last day of class I walked into the lecture hall and Grant plus his friend (who I had never seen before) greeted me at the door. His friend was all like, "hey!! how are you??" and I, with a Twix bar in hand didn't even stop walking to my seat but muttered a confused, "uhh good??". I was so confused! I settled into my seat and as I was about to unwrap that Twix bar Grant's friend came up to me (mind you class hasn't started but most people are at their seats) and was all like, "Hey! Did you see my friend over there?" Me: ...yes?? "Well, he's been wanting to talk to you all semester...maybe you should talk to him after class?" Me: ...ok, I will!
So at the end of class, I waited for him outside and as he walked up to me I told him, "a little bird told me to come talk to you" and the rest is history! Turns out Grant had noticed ME walking by him before every class period and since I would always come early and make a beeline towards my assigned seat, it was hard for him to find a chance to talk to me since he couldn't sit next to me and at the end of class, I would pretty much speed walk to my car and drive away (no lingering for this girl). He talked about me so much to his friends that one of them, after repeatedly hearing how little progress he was making towards getting to know me, felt compelled to come with him to school so that he could help move things along.
ANYWAY, not sure if you ever wanted to know how we met but there it is :)
That's right! Now until Sunday night all items in the shop will be 25% off, no coupon necessary! Come take a look why don't ya?
PS: Today is mine and Grant's 5 year anniversary (!!!!). We're off to Palm Springs for a little desert getaway so expect lots of photos when we get back. I'll be on instagram in the meantime so you can follow me at @milkteeths if you wanna keep up ;-)
vintage Hawaiian print shirt (under sweatshirt): Thank You Mart (RIP)
Grey sweatshirt: pile sale?
Levi's high waist skinnies: Levi's store
Tote bag courtesy of Rebecca Minkoff
Nothing makes me happier than seeing bright, beautiful bougainvillea blooming (not even trying to alliterate!) on the street. Luckily, Southern California is teaming with bougainvillea so lucky me. Isn't it weird when you see people who normally have some form of bang push their hair back and it's like, whoa that's what your face looks like?? It's like seeing someone you know who usually wears glasses step out with contact lenses. Totally different person! It's freeing yet terrifying at the same time.
PS: For all you vintage clothing lovers out there, and specifically those of you who like what I peddle in the shop, I'm going to be having a 25% off sale starting WEDNESDAY! Just a heads up :)
vintage sundress, borrowed from the shop
tote, courtesy of Rebecca Minkoff
Hi hello! Some photos from last week. After these photos were taken Grant and I went across the street and ate at our favorite Italian restaurant, Alessa! If you're in Orange County I highly recommend it (go to the one in Newport Beach off PCH, it's the best one!). Get the zucca (butternut squash ravioli) appetizer and maybe the penne norma? That's what I always get! It's penne in a tomato sauce with smoked mozzarella and eggplant and normally, I'm ambivalent at best about eggplant but this dish is unbelievable!
Counting down 'til The Great Gatsby on Friday. UGH I am so excited. It's one of my favorites and I love Baz Luhrmann's directing style. I remember seeing Moulin Rouge in middle school and being so bowled over. I might have to be one of -those- people who dress up...maybe I can convince Grant to slap on a bow tie?? We'll see...
A few snaps from old town San Pedro! We went on a Friday and there was a Farmer's Market going on which was nice enough, everyone was out and about having lunch. We poked our heads into a few shops and passed by a theater that advertised it was used as a filming location for Mad Men (!). Of course there was plenty of pretty old tile, Spanish and penny, paving the streets. I love old tile
My friend John (who you might remember from this post ) had a grand opening party for his new shop MD Quality Goods, and amazing new space in Pomona! Ever time Grant and I visit I'm always so impressed by how well curated his selection of vintage Industrial/ Americana/ Machine Age stuff is. What an eye! And of course, his hand made tables are next level. Check out that triangle book case-totally swoon worthy, no? Anyway, we had a fun night and if anyone is reading this and in the Pomona/ Riverside/ Greater Los Angeles area, you should make an appointment to check out his stuff, you can tell him I sent ya :)
glitter sunglasses: Asos
vintage floral cardigan: find it at Cardigan King
vintage blouse: thrift store
Summer's just 'round the bend and this gal is excited! Hoping to go camping, road tripping, Catalina Island-ing, etc. I've been bitted by the wanderlust bug lately which has lead me to "plan" vacations in my head. If I could go anywhere in the world right now I'd go on a multi-country trip throughout Europe: Croatia, Turkey, France, and England. Yep, that sounds just about right! Where would you travel if you could? Are you going on any fun trips soon? Can I live vicariously through you?