Archive | March, 2012

Tonight, we are young

30 Mar

On Wednesday, the band Fun. stopped by the Live105 studios to have some pizza and hang with a few lucky winners.  Chelsea and I headed over to share in the good times.  The smash hit “We Are Young” has just slathered all over the radio air waves.  It’s rotating on multiple San Francisco radio stations and is an anthem to all people wanting to stay young.  It’s a great song to belt out when driving in your car, drinking in a bar, or just kicking back with friends.  If you haven’t heard it, after you listen to it I assure that you will probably listen to it more than once.

(Me, Fun., Chelsea)
They hung out took photos and even drew some masterpieces on their posters.  (More photos can be seen at http://www.Live105.com)

And just because I felt the need to include this next youtube clip.  I used to love a band called the Format (favorite song below).  Nate Ruess from The Format, formed Fun. after  The Format’s break up in 2008.  I think he might be a good ingredient for hit songs – just a guess 🙂

Happy Friday everybody!

Want you to see everything, want you to see all of the lights

29 Mar

For this travel Thursday I thought I would show my photos from Times Square in New York from about a month ago.  I wanted to share these in my week of New York photos but I had so many that I thought I’d save them for another day which happens to be today 🙂  What I had imagined Times Square to be was actually 20x’s bigger in real life.  It was a place that I’m glad that I saw in NY but if I went back, I’d probably focus my time elsewhere.  It was a gigantic sight to see and had so many moving parts that were almost too mentally stimulating.  I left feeling a bit exhausted but now I’m glad I can say I went to NYC and stood in the busiest area and just soaked it all in.  Anyway, here are my photos from the vastly covered in lights area.

A recruiting station right in the middle of the area.

Tall and skinny in this perspective.

The mecca of Forever21’s!!  I did not go in but it’s definitely larger than life.

Walking up the big red steps in the middle of it all.

One of my favorite shows, New Girl!  Chelsea would appreciate this 🙂

Broadway.


The Chase building was showing clips of Ken Block and The Art of Flight.  It was cool to see some action sports being broadcast in such a highly populated area!

And of course, some horses 🙂

What a week it’s been!  One of our morning shows (Alice’s Sarah, Vinnie, Uzette and Icky) won $13,000 through the lottery and the band Fun. stopped by the office yesterday to hang before their shows in SF.  Beyond that, I’ve spent time with great friends and the horses.  It’s been a week where I’ve been able to reflect on the fact that my life is good.  When you truly start doing the things in life that make you happy and you work hard at your commitments, life really falls into place.

This place brought me back to Europe

28 Mar

I’d always seen pictures of the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco but had never actually been.  While I was out exploring with my friend over the weekend, we ended up right near the Palace of Fine Arts so I snapped some photos.  I’m sure many of you have been here before but if you haven’t it’s such a beautiful place to see.  The tall columns reminded me so much of Europe and the exquisite buildings that still stand.

The extremely large columns.

It’s this large, outdoor standing area.  It’s beautiful.

Gigantic.

I love the reflection on the water.

The inside of the roof of the main dome.

You know how I love curved arches.

There were tons of people cruising around this area and lots of photographers shooting engagement photos and other shoots.  There was also a group of break dancers performing right in the middle of the main dome which was so cool to see.  I was trying to snap some photos of it but by the time we got close enough they decided to leave.  I’d definitely recommend checking it out on a nice day!

When it rains, it doesn’t always pour in San Francisco

27 Mar

With the on and off rain over the weekend, it was so hard to tell how the weather was going to be day by day.  Saturday the rain was coming down pretty good and then Sunday the clouds parted long enough for my friend, Kelsey, and I to go exploring.  We planned on a short little walk and some catch up time and four hours later we were still exploring!  She lives in such a wonderful part of the city with access to so much.  Here are some photos from our city walk in between the light rains of the weekend.

It was so calm in the harbors and I loved the reflections on the water.

All of the plants and flowers are happy to have some water.

The Golden Gate.  We saw a seal just floating along right out in these waters.

A freight liner moving out.

An adorable tug boat leaving the harbor.

We walked out to the end of the Yacht Club Pier to watch the sail boat racing.  It was a bunch of middle or high school kids racing so all of their parents were out on this pier cheering their kids on.  It was really cool to see.  The weather isn’t always predictable here but there’s always something great to see!

Lemon Ginger Heaven!

26 Mar

I’ve been looking for some good Easter Sweets to share with my family over the holidays and since I have such a huge love for Ginger, I decided to bake Lemon Ginger muffins from this recipe.  I also found the adorable cups at this art store that I used to work at which is locally owned, called Richard’s.  I try to support them whenever I can because they always took such great care of me and all my art supplies throughout high school and college 🙂  They have an awesome assortment of home decor and DIY products.  My mom and I spent yesterday baking some fun treats and she’s a great helper!  She helped me get my lemon zest and cubes of ginger from the root.  Neither of us have ever cubed our own ginger but it was actually pretty easy!  Note to self: don’t eat raw ginger, it’s SO spicy and not anything like pickled ginger.  However, it left a great after taste.  Happy Monday!

They had many different colors and designs but these were the perfect Spring cups for the muffins we made.

Peeling the ginger!

The lemons came from the tree in my parents backyard and were sooo delicious!  I squeezed the juices into the glaze on the final muffins and it was so good.

I filled the cups about 3/4 full.

After they cooled and had been glazed.

I love baking with my mom.  She always is baking pies or breads so she was the perfect person to help me perfect these Spring time treats!  I highly recommend this recipe and picking someone to bake with, especially on a rainy day!

Rainy Sunset

23 Mar

Another successful week down and with the rain letting up the possibilities are endless.  I look forward to another exciting weekend off the grind and spending time outdoors.  Have a great weekend!

You want to go to the seaside?

22 Mar

Well make sure you bring a little bit home with you!  Remember when I went to Connecticut with two of my best friends a few weeks ago??  Well I brought a piece of Connecticut home with me 🙂  I collected a bunch of the shells from Milford to bring home with me and have in my house to always remind me.  That beach also had some of the most beautiful shells I’ve ever seen.  I cleaned them up and put them in one of my favorite bowls.  It was an easy way to make my home feel more like a home and remind me of my travels.

I’ve never seen shells this perfect come from a west coast beach!

If you see things that you like while on vacation, bring them back with you to make them part of your home.  Now whenever I see this, I’ll think about my awesome time with my friends and hope that I can have more good memories soon with them!