This Week I Loved…

These quotes from my Color Theory class:

  • “Color is a basic need… Like fire and water, a raw material, indispensable to life.” – Fernand Leger
  • “Color belongs to our being, maybe each one has his own.” – Le Corbusier

A date night with the hubby and the best oysters ever at this place in Silverlake.

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Our Turkish vase filled with flowers.

IMG_20130627_112748_804The pre-show before seeing Monsters University at the El Capitan.

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A great friend visiting from the East coast.

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Dubai141And this photo essay:

http://nation.time.com/2013/06/26/at-the-supreme-court-witnesses-to-gay-marriage-history/

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This Week I Loved…

Making our favorite almond cake…

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1020100_10100514182386415_1848088860_oFinding this little guy in the lavender on our front patio.

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A heart shaped breakfast.

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Finding this picture among our vacation photos.

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And remember Mr. Rogers…

http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/heartwarming-and-beautiful-facts-about-mr-rogers-that-wil

This Week I Loved… Travel Edition: Turkey

(aka This Week in Turkey We Hope To Have Seen…)

The Blue Mosque (Photo Credit – http://www.bestourism.com)

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Hagia Sofia (Photo Credit – http://istanbulvisions.com)

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Spice bazaar (Photo Credit – http://commons.wikimedia.org)
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The Bosphorus (Photo Credit – http://www.turkeyvacationplaces.com)
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Hot Air Balloons (Photo Credit – http://www.travelpackagesturkey.com)
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Underground Cities (Photo Credit – http://cappadociaturkey.travel)
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Star Cave Hotel (Photo Credit – http://www.cappadociatoursguide.com)
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Next week I’ll be back blogging in real time, and I’m sure I’ll have lots and lots of blog fuel! Stay tuned for photos and stories from our travels.

This Week I Loved… Travel Edition: United Arab Emirates

(aka This Week in the UAE We Hope To Have Seen…)

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (Photo Credit – http://visitabudhabi.ae)

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UAE Pavilion (Photo Credit – http://www.constructionweekonline.com)

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Emirates Palace (Photo Credit – http://commons.wikimedia.org)

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The Arabian Desert (Photo Credit – http://www.nature.com)

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The Burj Khalifa (Photo Credit – http://architecture.about.com)

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Ferrari World (Photo Credit – http://www.bestdubaiholidays.com)

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Sunset Yoga (Photo Credit – http://www.timeoutabudhabi.com)

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Next week we’ll be moving on to Turkey! Stay tuned to follow us along on our journey.

This Week I Loved…

Finding my cat asleep with her tongue hanging out.

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This photo of both my cats judging me.

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An incredible meal with some pescatarian friends.

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A demo on how to oxidize paint.

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This colorful breakfast.

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Preparing for an epic vacation with these wonderful friends.

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Packing my bag.

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And this… There is so much to see in Turkey!!!

This Week I Loved…

Sunset in Arizona on Mother’s Day.949236_10100481333201445_1635570993_o

The Restoration Hardware flagship store in Scottsdale.
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A full detail on my car made it like new again.
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A delicious meal cooked up by the hubby.959194_10100485610878945_52624368_o

Zucchini blossoms in our garden.

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Neighborhood kumquats.

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My new cozy chair in the bedroom. (The cats love it too.)

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A trip to the Los Angeles Farmers Market.

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We made this killer salsa on Cinco De Mayo.

Finishing my paper on Frank Lloyd Wright.

Learning about style icon CZ Guest from author Susanna Salk at LCDQ Legends 2013.

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…then meeting Kelly Wearstler.

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…and hanging out with UCLA friends.

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This gorgeous sunset after a rainstorm.

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This Week I Loved…

My awesome new desk chair.

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Lunch with a friend in my old neighborhood.

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DSCN0696A leisurely walk through my neighborhood.

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Finishing the rough draft of my paper on Frank Lloyd Wright and sustainability.

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Being featured with the So Cal Lady Bloggers here: http://socalladybloggers.com/meet-sclb-member-kim-porter/

Also, this video.