October 21, 2014

Weekend Three

(1) Celebrated a friend's birthday at Arcadia by Michael Mina. We've been to Arcadia a bunch of times, and it's always been consistently good. This time though, it was more expensive and the quality seems to have gone down. Sad! At least their cocktails are good?

(2) Got a flu shot. I get a flu shot every year, but I always dread actually getting it. The person administering the shot this year was amazing, it was a quick prick that barely hurt and didn't bleed at all. 

(3) Ate a home cooked Korean dinner. One of my friends made bulgolgi with lettuce wraps, ddukbokki with egg, fried rice, and yogurt soju, and then brought it over to my house. How awesome is that? We had a nice relaxing dinner and also opened a great bottle of cab from Ridge Vineyards.

I'm ready for next weekend to start already!

October 15, 2014

Weekend Three

(1) Ate Spanish tapas in Menlo Park. The husband was craving tapas, so we tried out a new place that he found on Yelp. Their portions were tiny, and the food wasn't all that authentic. How disappointing!

(2) Went to the San Carlos Art and Wine Fair. I got free wine glasses/beer cups for being Yelp Elite, so we decided to drop by. They had a huge selection of beer and wine, but it was too hot to really enjoy walking around.

(3) Went to a wedding in Healdsburg. My oldest friend (who I've known since I was ~2) got married at Madrona Manor. The wedding venue was super cute, and the food was really good too. At 99 degrees, it was definitely the hottest wedding I've ever been to!

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Mom of the groom playing champagne pong. Too awesome!

Countdown to vacation starts now!

October 7, 2014

Vegas

I took last Friday off and went to Vegas for a long weekend with some girlfriends. 

(1) Had afternoon tea at the Mandarin. I love afternoon tea, and I was super excited when I convinced my girlfriends to come with me. It was everyone's first English afternoon tea experience, and everyone loved it. Also, I saw Pandora Vanderpump drinking champagne there.

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Tea time at the Mandarin with the ladies! @iamcpizzle @surreally @khaleesi_dorathki

(2) Ate really delicious sushi at Soho Japanese Restaurant off the strip. It's shocking how Vegas has such fresh and reasonably priced sushi, considering it's in the middle of a dessert. We feasted on uni, scallops, oysters, salmon, hamachi, and tons of other types of sashimi. I am definitely going back the next time I'm in Vegas. 

(3) Went clubbing at XS. Still the best club in Vegas! What more do I need to stay? After clubbing we went to eat pho, and it was many times more delicious after you've been drinking.

(4) Went to the Britney concert at Planet Hollywood. Her show was such a production, and I think she changed outfits 10 times during the 1.5 hours. I've never seen so many Britney fans in one place!

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Britney!! @iamcpizzle @surreally @khaleesi_dorathki

(5) Drank and ate a lot. My friends gambled a lot, so I hung out with them and drank while they were playing. We had dinner at Gordon Ramsay Steakhouse and it was really good. Their 24 ounce bone-in ribeye was huge, and we should have just ordered one to share. We had lunch at Estiatorio Milos in the Cosmo and it was just as good as last time.

It was a great trip, and now I'm ready to go back!