> I Heart The Romeros: August 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

OMG! Grosgrain is giving away a SILHOUETTE MACHINE!

So I've been addicted to Grosgrain's blog for awhile now and can't get enough of her creations on her site.  I have something amazing to share, she is giving away a SILHOUETTE MACHINE!! Do you know how expensive one of those things are? They are $299! You can make amazing etched glass products, vinyl transfer, stickers, cutouts & TONS more. I want one... I hope I win!

Monday, August 23, 2010

How To Be Alone

I stumbled upon this video from Design Mom and found it artsy, touching & true. The hand drawn pictures & words are beautiful and make this feel so... relatable...What do you think?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

love + UP

I just stumbled upon a couple who based their engagement photo shoot on their favorite movie UP. If you haven't seen it - GO SEE IT! It's such a cute movie and almost made me cry... Jasmine loves it too and shouts "GLOBOS!" every time she sees the balloons. NOW GO SEE IT!

P.S. This couple & photographer are such a great match & the photoset is just STUNNING. Go see the rest of this engagement photoshoot as well as their wedding photos (also based on the movie). I promise you won't be disappointed. 
(credits go to her & www.wildflowersphotos)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Love & Hugs

Being a mother means making sacrifices and trying to create a better life for your child. At least that's what it means to me. I made a trek home to see baby for the weekend and it's definitely helped me cope with some things on my mind.  

I've come accept that:
1. I should not feel guilty for wanting the best for my child, even if it means she will be away from me. She has amazing grandparents that love her and have the luxury of watching and playing with her 24/7.  If she was to live with me, I would only see her for a couple of hours each day and it would not always be quality time. I'll live with her one day though. 
2. I should enjoy every waking moment with her. Even if that means I am bleary eyed at 2 in the morning, telling her that everything is ok. Life is too short to not be enjoyed. 
3. Every child develops differently. Even if she does not speak yet, she will catch on quick and learn to babble and mimic anything and everything I do. That includes swearing so I need to be careful. Haha.
4. Money comes and goes but time cannot be repeated. Stress a little on money but don't let it affect everything you do. 
5. Actions speak louder than words. I need to do just that.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Adventure File #2:: Ventura, CA


Place //  Ventura, CA
What // Jeff & Alisa's wedding. Good people. Good times.
Located // A church. A reception. Cafe Noveau.
When // August 7, 2010

This past weekend was simply wonderful.  I wish Jeff and Alisa the best in their new lives together and thank them for inviting us to a beautiful and intimate wedding. 

Jeff & Alisa.
The First Dance.
The Cake. (It tasted AMAZING!)
The Boys.
Alex & the beautiful Vera.

Delicious brunch at the quaint & cozy Cafe Noveau. We went there Saturday AND Sunday because it was soo good. GO THERE! The food is awesome and the owner (Curly mustache man??) rocks.

Jimmy & Dori. Photography & life extraordinaires!


Silly sign. I didn't see any trolls that day...

I am extremely fortunate to be acquainted with these inspiring and incredible people in my life and thank them all for an unforgettable weekend. Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The most amazing life story yet.

I stumbled upon an amazing stop-motion video from Design mom and feel inspired to make a stop-motion movie of my life someday too. I admire when people are passionate and meticulous in what they do so the final product is just simply AWESOME. What do you think of the video?

I'm going to make one of these videos for my wedding so that when I grow old(er), I can smile and laugh about all the crazy work I put into one video of one day in my life. Haha.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Adventure File #1:: Wurstkuche, Los Angeles

Place //  Wurstkuche
What // Awesome & unique sausage shop in a hidden corner of Little Tokyo with a huge list of imported beers & gourmet sodas
Located // 800 E. 3rd St // Los Angeles // California // 213.687.4444
When // July 24, 2010
More Info // Wurstkuche

Front Counter

Exotic sausages : Rattlesnake & Rabbit with Jalapeno Peppers (left), Alligator & Pork Smoked Andouille Sausage (right)

Just in case you don't believe me... It's a little pricey here but definitely worth the hipster hangout vibe & communal eating experience.

Double dipped Belgium Fries. YUM!

Ron & Joel


Girls Night Out + Sad Farewells

I had the most amazing Saturday night in a long long time. Hot half-naked guys  + hundreds of girls screaming = ~a pack of wolves ripping into meat. If you ever get a chance to come to Hollywood with a couple of close girlfriends, I recommend Hollywood Men as a destination to come visit.  The place is classy as it is inside the Hollywood Highlands Club and everyone is extremely nice and not sleazy. For $25-35 dollars for the 90-min show (as well as access to the nightclub for dancing til 3am),  just make sure to bring wads of dollar bills for lap dances with your favorite dancer. I recommend Gustavo or Dante. FYI, there is a 2 drink minimum for each person at a table but they don't push you too much. This photo explains everything.


On a sad note, Pamela will be leaving for Taiwan forever. She's a gorgeous & talented girl that always fun to hang out with and her company will definitely be truly missed. I hope she decides to visit us here again someday and wish her the best in all the endeavors that she decides to pursue. I can't wait til the next time we can all hang out again. I say we all meet in Europe!

I've shared a number of memorable moments with all of the girls and am thankful to have such great friends. From classes to graduation, 3 am Denny breakfasts to long midnight walks on Venice beach, I'm blessed to have such great company. Thank you girls for the great times.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Inspired + Brand New Beginning

I have wanted to start/maintain a blog for awhile now and have decided that today is going to be the day. In a nutshell, this will be my creative outlet for all things design related as well as random moments & thoughts in my life. I have too often regretted not documenting snippets in my life that have meant so much to me as well as inspiring sites and designs I have come across.

Here's to the start of I Heart The Romeros -- because I truly do love them both. I'm excited and inspired and hope you enjoy my journey through design + life. Cheers!