Around Here

Monday, May 21, 2012

What a lovely weekend. The weather was in the 80s and I was able to enjoy a little time outside. Wearing dresses and flip flops was an everyday thing in LA so when I always feel like myself when it's warm enough to break out my dresses.

Saturday: Lunch at Bistrot Margot and drinks at Benchmark with Shari. I went to a little get together with my friend Brandon that night and then met up with a few friends afterward. Sunday: lunch at Prasino (so. good.) with my friend Kirby (one of the first friends I made in Chicago). I did work both days but managed to have some fun, too. Look at me developing a little work life balance! I'm getting there.

A few other things I'm loving:

I had a rough morning Friday but managed to turn my entire day around after a talk with my friend Jess. I have made such good friends in this city and hope that I am as good a friend to them as they are to me.

This finance feature on The Everygirl. I am turning 30 and need to start investing. I plan on taking Brittney's advice and investing $50 per month. 

My glasses c/o Mezzmer + bright pink tulips

My TEG ring by Madison Elizabeth Designs. i. love. this. thing.

New kicks. They really do make working out a lot more fun. And I am LOVING CrossFit.

Buddy and his fancypants dog bowl c/o Doca Pet. It's beauuuutiful! And is he perfect or what?

Fresh flowers and my gold athena tray from Jayson Home and Garden.  I've only posted it 84,297 times.

And finally -- I am excited that my mom will be coming to Chicago in a few weeks to help with a very big project. I will share the news later this week.

Hope you all have a wonderful Monday. 

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  1. How long have you had the new kicks? I've been toying with the idea of getting a pair for myself because I love them so much, but I want to make sure they're functional, not just pretty neon shoes :) Thoughts??

  2. Such beautiful pictures Danielle! You have such a talent. Glad to here you're finally having some fun - you deserve it!

  3. love that TEG ring so much

  4. yay! mama's visiting! should we plan a mother/daughter lunch?!

  5. p.s. you should have titled this post "Round Here" like the counting crows song.

    p.p.s. i love my madison elizabeth rings too and wear them every day!

  6. Such pretty pictures of your home! I seriously LOVE that little feather piece. I'm looking for gold accents for my home and that looks perfect!

    Cheers, Elizabeth

  7. So glad to hear your weekend was fabulous! xx

  8. Those restaurants look so yummy! We're heading to Chicago in a few days for the long weekend. Any suggestions on where to eat and where to go?

  9. just lovely :) sounds like a wonderful weekend

  10. So great seeing you this weekend! I'm glad you got yourself out and about. Baby steps my friend, baby steps. I'm loving that TEG ring! So cute. See you soon.

  11. gosh what beautiful pictures these are! buddy is seriously the cutest! lol need to know your secret to getting him to constantly look at you so cute, besides the fact that he loves his mama!! ooh and the kicks are hot!

    yay to you balancing fun & work! :) its tricky when you work from home but im glad you're figuring it out. and awww your mom's coming!! even better news!!

  12. Oh girl, I'm so glad you had a good weekend. You totally deserve it :) And hydrangeas are just so lovely and crisp. And, of course, I love each and every photo of Buddy :)

  13. Yay for warmer weather :) And those sneakers are amazing!

  14. Absolutely gorgeous photos - I love the last one! And can't wait to hear more about this big project.... x

    Kate {Something Fabulous}

  15. I love those workout shoes. This definitely will make my workout more fun and enjoyable.

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  16. Love the kicks! Just got the same pair last week =)
    xo steph