5 Things I'm Loving Right Now ♥

Good morning & happy Friday to all. I hope you had a pleasant week & can enjoy a restful, peaceful weekend. These last couple of weeks have been filled with delectable cuisine, San Diego Fashion Week, family time, & trying to sleep earlier. However, I feel like it's nearly impossible to actually catch up on sleep. Oh well. Here is what I'm loving right now!

panna cotta

Panna Cotta

I was invited to the Foodie Fest Encinitas media party & sampled a lot of local grub. Anything from fancy looking deviled eggs to handcrafted pizza with an amazing crust to the most decadent chocolate torte. I tried everything I could get my hands on. This bright panna cotta beauty is from Bistro West.

la jolla brewing company

La Jolla Brewing Company

Fred & I love exploring all the breweries San Diego has to offer. It seems like we've made a dent in trying them all but there's so many options. While we were sauntering around La Jolla, we found ourselves at La Jolla Brewing Company & decided to share one of their flights. 

golden fire hydrant

Golden Fire Hydrant

I don't run in to golden fire hydrants very often, or ever, if I'm being honest. Definitely not your typical fire hydrant. I thought it had such a cool look. It reminded me that all you need to switch things up is to try something in a different color.

unexpected selfie, california lifestyle blogger

Unexpected Selfies

Of course there's all those cool Snapchat filters (the Coachella-esque flower crown is my favorite) & there's a myriad of photo editing apps out there, but this spoon made for my most treasured selfie of the week. It was fun & unexpected. Don't I look amazing?

easy vegetarian recipe

New Recipe!

In case you missed it, I came out with a new vegetarian friendly recipe mixing pasta with vegetables. It's been a while since I last recipe, so I hope you take a moment to check out Easy Vegetarian Dinner: Penne Pasta with Veggies.

What are you loving right now? :]

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  1. Right now I'm loving my new Mac Notebook my beautiful son gave as a gift on my birthday last week. Now I can blog from anywhere. I can tell from your article that you had a marvelous time in the last couple of weeks. Loving and sharing that veggie recipe. Have a glorious holiday weekend!

  2. Wow, a golden fire hydrant?? What a classy place San Diego is!

  3. The panna cotta looks wonderful!

  4. I love food, and i won't miss it


  5. The golden fire hydrant looks so chic haha! Could definitely have one just for the sake of style! XX

  6. Carmen Jny (carmitive)May 28, 2016 at 2:33 AM

    Aaw I love this post Carmen! This golden fire hydrant is so funny ;)
    Currently I'm just so happy that summer slowly arrives - it's so beautiful to enjoy these summer days :)
    Have a great day!
    xx, Carmen -

  7. Ooh nice! Veggie pasta! I will definately give it a try :)

  8. That gold fire hydrant is too cool! Thanks for sharing the fun pictures!

  9. This looks like so much fun! -Hanna Lei

  10. That Panna Cotta looks amazing! <3 Too bad I'm not in California... Right now I'm loving the pics taken with my new phone - it was a much needed upgrade after few years :) Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend! xo

    Sabina |

  11. That gold fire hydrant is amazing! haha


  12. OK, I never knew I needed a fire hydrant in gold until now.haha That one looks so cool! And fun selfie!


  13. Obsessed with that fire hydrant haha! So sassy xx

  14. yummi that pasta looks delicious!

  15. I love panna cotta! Such a yummy dessert! :)


  16. Foodie Fest Encinitas sounds AMAZING! I would definitely have eaten everything in sight!

  17. I have never tried panna cotta, but after seeing that pic, I will def be giving it a taste!

  18. The fire hydrant is dreamy! Need one near my house!

  19. PLAYING WITH APPARELMay 29, 2016 at 8:39 PM

    Aw love this posting, so cute. I LOVE panna cotta too!

    Filipa xxx | Instagram

  20. These are all things I think I would love too, good choice!

    My Vogue Style |

  21. The Veggie Pasta looks delicious!
    Jamie of Hello There Lady!

  22. That beer flight looks amazing! And also am totally loving that golden fire hydrant as well

    Characters & Carry-ons

  23. Although I am a chocolate kind of girl, panna cotta is one of my favourite desserts! This one looks delicious!! :)


  24. Beautiful pictures!

  25. Haha, oh yeah! Stay classy, San Diego. :]

  26. I never knew a golden fire hydrant would look so chic. :]

  27. It's good & you get plenty of left overs. :]

  28. I, on the other hand, have been enjoying this June gloom. It's always sunny here in San Diego. :]

  29. Oooh, a phone upgrade is always good. What did you get? :]

  30. They should be on every corner! :]

  31. I'd never tried it before, so it was a true delight. :]

  32. Let me know if you try it out. It's super easy. :]

  33. I love those kind of positiv articles ! :) Give me some good mood for the weekend, and I'd also to try new recipes :)

    Kenza from

  34. The panna cotta looks so yummy.
    Haven't see such a fire hydrant before ;)


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