Friday, April 29, 2011

One Word....

And I know I'm probably going to get some heat for this one, but word is:


Sorry, but I DON'T like it! It's just my opinion. I just am NOT impressed with this dress at all. I DO like the lace and the top half of the dress. What I DON'T like is the bottom, how it comes together with the rest of the dress, and the overall dated look the dress has. It's being said all over the Internet that the dress channeled the one Grace Kelly wore...and HELLO! that was in the 50's. Blah! I get it that a princess should have classic elegance and I know that's probably what Kate wanted, but still, find a way to do that in a modern way. This dress reminded me of so many dresses I've seen in pictures from back in my grandmother's day when she got married. It's 2011 people, not 1953! Kate has a great sense of style. I wish she would have chosen a dress that seemed to suit her better, because I just feel that she missed the boat with this one. :(

* The wedding itself seemed flawless and very sweet. There's no denying Kate is beautiful and that she seems to be extremely happy. I'm excited for Kate and her Prince!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Fashion Island, Newport Beach

We rounded out our time in Newport with a trip to Fashion Island. This place is SO pretty and so relaxing. There's a good mix of shops and several nice restaurants. I could easily spend at least half a day here. I think I need to go Christmas shopping at Fashion Island! I'd love to see what it looks like all decked out in holiday decor.

* The pics I've posted don't even do it proper justice. The place is beautiful!!

Chronic Tacos

What trip to Orange County is complete without eating at Chronic Taco, I ask you?! Ever been? It's delicioso!

* I ordered 2 crispy chicken tacos, Jenna ordered a fish taco and a chicken taco with soft corn tortillas and my hubby had the carne asada tacos with soft corn tortillas.

Friday, April 22, 2011


After our delicious dinner Friday night at Mama D's in Newport Beach, we traveled just a few minutes down the road to Memphis Cafe & Bar in Costa Mesa to meet up with Steph for drinks to celebrate her 30th. (This was her pre b-day celebration. She headed to L.A. the next day to REALLY celebrate @ Drai's.) We had SO much fun here. Memphis has a really relaxed atmosphere with a dj spinning a combo of hip hop and house music, a mellow bar scene, and a good mix of patrons. (Reminds me a lot of the Blue Cue here in Sacramento, which used to be one of my favorite bars in Sactown when I was a single lady.) Bottom line, Memphis is a cool place! (Obviously, because we were having such a good time that I forgot to get any pics w/Steph. Insert sad face!)

* Memphis is a cafe that serves southern inspired food and later turns down to a bar. (They remove all the tables and chairs to clear out space for people to dance and mingle.)