Weekend Recap

This whole weekend was pretty hot in LA, and due to a really bad fire in Santa Clarita, it was ashy and smokey out too. 

Friday, Joel left work about a half hour early and picked us up for happy hour. We hadn't gone outside and both Leo and I were getting stir crazy, so it was much needed.

Happy hour at the W hotel in Westwood is amazing. Beers are $4 dollars, you sit outside by the pool, and feel like you are on a mini vacation. Our server this time royally sucked, but besides that, we had a great time.

We came home, fed Leo, put him to bed, and then had dinner just the two of us. 

I made jalapeno turkey burgers and delishhhh sweet potato fries, we watched Flipping Out, and went to bed right about 9! My kinda night!

Saturday morning I took a hot yoga class with a girlfriend. I have forgotten how nice it is to have your workout done before 9am.

We hung out at home most of the day and then in the afternoon, my sister and her friend (Hi Sammy!) came over. They were in town for the weekend, so they snuck in a little Leo time before the four of us went out.

We went to one of our favorite restaurants right now, Cassia. We couldn't get a reservation, so we sort of risked it by hoping we would get lucky for their patio seating, and as luck would have it....we did. 

We sat right down, had cocktails, oysters, a ton of other amazing small plates, and one of my favorite bottles of wine (Turley). 

Right across from Cassia is our favorite wine bar, Esters, so we stopped for a final glass before calling it a night. We had such a good time - and it was such a bonus treat to get to see Hannah in California just a week after we said goodbye! 

Sunday we felt the effects of too many drinks, but rallied. We all went to the grocery store together, prepped some food for the week, and had our neighbors over for a super casual BBQ. 

Hope you had a great weekend too 



  1. It sounds like the perfect summer weekend! Yay for time with friends and family!

  2. Hi, I am from Knoxville, TN and enjoy reading your blog. I am in CA on business and was doing the super touristy thing by taking an open air van tour and passed by a restaurant in Santa Monica on Saturday night and could have sworn I saw your sister there....only to come read today and see she was actually in town. How funny! Hope you guys had a great time visiting :)