palm springs.

american apparel cropped tee (similar) | forever 21 shorts | vintage coach city bag | madewell wedges | necklace gifted from/designed by chime | hat borrowed (thanks lerrie!) | ray ban clubmaster sunglasses

i had the BEST time last weekend celebrating my birthday with my dear friend lerrie and a bunch of new friends. they were all so awesome and we had so much fun together. the only one missing was our best friend chime. lerrie and i really missed her.

we stayed at the ace hotel (thanks to kenneth!) and spent most of our time hanging out by the pool. it was really relaxing and the people were amazing: smart, stylish, interesting, and super fun. i really wanted to have a wonderful birthday and it happened through this trip. this year has been a major transitional period in my life and i have grown a ton, which is great. but sometimes growing is hard and i just needed a vacation from it all. i needed a change of scenery, if only for a couple of days.  it was nice to leave everything behind, meet new people, and let loose in palm springs for the weekend. we kept saying “what happens in palm springs stays in palm springs.” but that wasn’t really the case considering we all blew up instagram like it was going out of style.

this trip really was the perfect way to ring in 32!

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foreign cinema.

this birthday year i decided i wanted to eat, eat, and eat some more and that i did! in good company, of course! i’m so grateful that i was able to celebrate the passing of yet another year (time flies!) with my husband brian and friends that are more like family. saturday night brian, our “frimily”(amy, anne, alexis, and jen), my brother-in-law cory, and i went to foreign cinema. we had such a great time! the atmosphere was really beautiful and the food was yummy. it’s the perfect place for a date or small dinner party! also, we all enjoyed seeing the projection of the red violin. i will be renting that film now. it looks like my eternal video renting issue will be resolved for at least one visit to lost weekend video.

mmm, CHEESECAKE!

my lovely ladies: anne and alexis. 

now for a lil’ instagram action…

jen, i love you! 

hey, let’s find each other on instagram!