Friday Favourites


I spent St. Patrick’s Day at The Water Grill in Santa Monica. They have a gorgeous view of the ocean where you can watch the sunset while sharing one of their massive seafood towers with friends. The Deluxe ($75) serves 3-4 people and includes a selection of oysters, clams, scallops, shrimp, mussels, 1/2 lobster and 1/2 crab. Best served with a glass of champagne.


Ate authentic spanish tapas (above) at Bar Pintxo by the ocean in Santa Monica. They have a killer Happy Hour from 4-6:30 pm everyday. Sangria, beer and wine specials as well. Tuesdays also means a paella special with complimentary sangria!


I was recently sent a copy of Alison Caporimo’s book, InstaCraft: 50 Super Cute and Surprisingly Easy DIY Projects. It’s a fun flip through and a great way to get inspired for your own crafty DIY projects. There are lots of pictures that illustrate each project. It’s a cute gift for your niece or little sister.


Weekend Reads:


We had an earthquake in LA this week. I wrote this for post for Brighter Life on how-to make your own DIY Emergency Kit when my friends and family in Toronto where caught in an ice storm with no electricity. Make one this weekend!


My dream marathon would be this one in Bordeaux with 22 different wine tasting stations. If that doesn’t get you running, I don’t know what will. From my friends at Eat Drink Travel.


I’m pretty sure I fell of the New Year’s Resolution wagon weeks ago. But I just came across this post by nutritionista Meghan Telpner on 10 Simple Ways to Live Healthier. Because – hey! Isn’t it all about small changes that can make a difference?


Got a ton of crap in your closet? The Frugal Model, Ashley Stetts shares her 3 Online Consignment Stores to Help Clean Out Your Closet. It’s been something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time and this was some much needed direction and inspiration.


What are you doing to enjoy the weekend?