Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Cedros Avenue-The Design District- Solana Beach

Tuesday Shmoozday....

Back in LA from a lovely long weekend in San Diego.

Last Thursday night we headed south to San Diego. We stayed with Daniel's parents in their beautiful house.

We love spending time down there.

It was so fun seeing the family, eating amazingly good food, and just relaxing. Perfect weekend in my eyes!

Yesterday my mother in law and I headed over to Solana Beach to check out Cedros Ave- the Design District.
There are some awesome shops over there.
These were my top favorite places...

The David Alan Collection


Leaping Lotus

The creativity is bursting on that street left and right!

It's such a fun place to explore and to find numerous amounts of inspiration.

I wish Cedros Avenue was closer to us up here in LA!

Oh well, it's a great excuse to go back down to San Diego!! :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Cheesecake and Jazz

Last night I headed out to Pasadena for a delicious dinner out with my husband... we went to the Cheesecake Factory- nothing fancy, just yummy. We dove into a slice of Dulce de Leche cheesecake. it was glorious! hehe!

After dinner and dessert, we strolled on over to The Jazz Institute. Friday night was a tribute to the famous talented Ray Charles. The band was outstanding!!! We had a blast! For the next few weeks they'll be hosting Duke Ellington tunes, songs of Billie Holiday, and the wonderful sound of Miles Davis... classic. I think Daniel and I found a new spot! We can't wait to bring friends next time!!!

If you're in the area, I would encourage you to check it out!!!

for whatever reason, it's not letting me post a hyperlink so here's the website:

just copy & paste

Honestly, the website isn't that great,but check out the slideshow for pictures of the lounge area!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

You Should Be So Filled With The Majesty of Christ That You Could Put a King In Your Pocket

Daniel and I went to Grace Community Church this morning, as usual. However, it wasn't the usual service. Iain Murray ( from Lancashire, England. Founder of the Banner of Truth Trust) was guest speaking. He was here for the celebration of John MacArthur Jr's 40 years of ministry at Grace Comm. Church. Iain Murray preached on Colossians 1:26-27. The theme was the mystery of Christ revealed to the nations and to each individual's heart. Christ in You! Good stuff. Very honoring to the Lord.
And today's music was exceptional! Beautiful choir voices, and gorgeous classical music.

After church, we grabbed sandwiches and headed over to Griffith Park. We ate our lunch in the warm sunshine, listened to African drum beats in the distance, watched the children play tag and play ball. What a beautiful day. It felt good to kick off our shoes and feel nature's carpet of clovers in between our toes. We made plans to do the same next Sunday. I'm looking forward to laying down on a blanket, resting my eyes, letting the sun blush my face, sipping on chilled lemonade, watching the clouds drift by, and being in the arms of the love of my life, my husband. ( and maybe a little frisbee too) Summer in February, what a world, what a world.... Los Angeles, there's no where like it.