Thursday, April 30, 2009

Paris in a Cup

Something I love about California:
The tea room Paris in a Cup, located in downtown Orange, CA. It is one of the most unique tea rooms I have ever been to. I went there last month with my mom to celebrate our birthdays and we were treated to a yummy tea service where the different menu options are named after famous French ladies. I had the Isabelle and my mom had the Josephine, both were wonderful. Since we were celebrating our birthdays they even gave us each a souvenir bookmark to take with us.
Paris in a cup is decorated perfectly and my mom and I were surprised when the owner told us she has never been to Paris. When you are dining there you feel just like you are at a little cafe in Paris. They even serve real Parisian macarons! My favorites!

Monday, April 27, 2009

25 Things to do Before I Turn 25

I am copying this idea from my friend Courtney. I think making a list like this is a good way to accomplish some of your goals and putting it online makes you really want get them done...or at least attempt to!

1. Learn to surf

2. Play poker at a casino

3. Parasail

4. Finish reading Portrait of a Lady

5. See Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction in concert 3 times in one month. (I have to put some on here that I already have plans to complete)

6. Go to the Getty Museum

7. Attempt to purchase my own property...condo or house

8. Make an effort to call Grandma Rose and Grampy more often

9. Get a tour from Holly of the cool parts of LA

10. Write a business plan for Top Shelf Teas

11. Explore a city I have never been to before

12. Meet a celebrity or at least see one in real life

13. Read at least 3 of the books on my list of books I want to read

14. Take a wine and food pairing class

15. Keep my nails looking pretty

16. Reinstate weekly happy hours with Amanda when I return to Kansas City

17. Engage in some kind of fitness activity 4 to 5 times a week

18. Try a new recipe once a week

19. Upgrade to a semi-professional camera and learn how to use it

20. Get Amazon Associates up and running on my blog

21. Drive through a Redwood Tree

22. Hike Madonna Mountain

23. Complete my VISTA project and feel like I made a difference

24. Wear sunscreen every day

25. Order my flavors for Top Shelf Teas

Wow! Twenty five things is a lot when you start writing them down. I have a lot to do before I turn 25!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Redwood Trees

I love, love, LOVE visiting the redwood trees in Monterrey, CA. Possibly my favorite thing about California. Its hard for me to believe that something so huge is really a living plant. I could wander around these giant trees for days!

I feel like a fairy when I am in the redwood forest because they are so huge. It brings back memories of one of my favorite childhood movies, The Gnome Mobile.

I am Back!

Sorry I have not written on my blog in so long. I got busy with a visit from my friend, Courtney and then my trip to Florida where I got to see my family and my wonderful boyfriend for my birthday! Then on my return flight I got terribly sick (two z-packs worth), plus my mom was visiting and I had a training for my VISTA job. As you can see I have been very busy, but that means I will have a lot to blog about now!
I really liked what I was doing last month, but I didn't have time to blog everyday, so I decided to continue blogging about things that I love, but I am going to have a different theme every month. I decided that since I complain about California so much I will try to blog about the things that I do love about California for the month of April. Maybe it will help me to start seeing things on the positive side while I am out here.