10 Aug


(meeting our friends beautiful baby boy Ben)


When Brian got home from work on Friday night we decided to take Frankie on a walk to get dinner. Walking to get dinner in our hood (Marina arts district) is a new thing for us. When we first moved into our place over two years ago the area felt very industrial. We both missed our old walking neighborhood in Santa Monica. Seriously, when you live in Los Angles you just want to park your car on the weekend and be done with traffic for a few days. Luckily, over the last few years our neighborhood has changed dramatically- restaurants, coffee shops & stores are popping up everywhere! We are so happy to be on foot again. We walked to get Omusubi for dinner at Sunny Blue. Omusubi are Japanese rice balls with various fillings inside and wrapped in seaweed. Supposedly people in Japan eat omusubi everyday like we eat sandwiches here in the United States. They are delicious, healthy and SO incredibly filling. I usually get the same order- a spicy salmon (cured salmon with chili seasoning), a tuna mayo (albacore tuna with mayo sauce) & a kara tuna (albacore tuna with dices cucumber and onions and spicy mayo sauce). Clearly, I have a seafood theme but they have many other options! Brian usually sticks with a meat filled theme.

When we got home we from dinner we watched the new Netflix documentary Tig. Have you seen it? I loved it! I’ve found myself thinking about it all weekend and recommending it to everyone I came into contact with. The film follows comedian Tig Notaro and focuses on the stand up routine she performed one day after finding out she had breast cancer. I’m sure it sounds like a dark film but it’s just the opposite. She is able to find humor and joy in the darkest of times and I found it incredibly inspiring. Here’s the trailer…


After a lazy morning in bed with a stack of magazines and a few too many cups of coffee we headed to Mendocino Farms to pick up sandwiches to bring over to our dear friends Rachel and PJ’s house for lunch. They welcomed a gorgeous baby boy named Ben into the world last week. He is absolute perfection and so teeny! Every time I see a newborn I am in awe of how tiny they are. It takes my breath away. He is an especially gorgeous newborn with perfect little features and soft blonde hair. It was such a nice afternoon hanging with the new family. It’s always such a beautiful thing to see people you love become parents. The circle of life never disappoints.

On Saturday night Brian and I walked down the street (yet again!) to get Indian food for dinner. We’ve passed this Indian restaurant a million times and have never stepped foot in it despite both loving Indian food. It was oh so good. We ordered much too much food and spent our walk home talking about how full we both were.

When we got home we flipped through on demand in search of a movie to watch. We ended up settling on “Cake” with Jennifer Aniston. I had been intrigued to see her performance considering she got such rave reviews for it. While I loved her performance I wasn’t in love with the movie in general.


On Sunday morning I met a few girlfriends for a sweaty and upbeat yoga class at Maha yoga in Brentwood. I used to frequent this studio often but I haven’t gone recently and I forgot how much I loved it there! The class we took was accompanied by loud rap music- I know, sounds weird right? But sometimes you just need a rap filled Sunday morning yoga class, you know? It was followed by a long quiet meditation and the combination was exactly what I needed. I’m really trying to get back into daily meditation. I feel such a difference in my attitude when I make it a priority. After class we brunched at Farmshop in the Brentwood Country Mart. I ordered a mushroom frittata that was honestly the most delectable egg dish I have ever had. I also saw Laura Dern at the restaurant so it was a total win.

On Sunday night we met my Dad and Pamela for Mexican at La Cabana in Venice. As I write this blog post I am realizing just just how much heavy eating we did the last few days.  I can safely say that I am still full on Monday morning. Dinner with my family was the perfect way end to a perfect weekend. We always spend our time together laughing and it fills my heart.

Hope you all had a beautiful weekend! Happy Monday!

I’ll leave you with this photo of Frank from the weekend…



12 Responses to “weekend”

  1. barbarapotter August 10, 2015 at 10:04 am #

    I love new babies. So cute. Jen and Rachel suggested I watch TIG about a week ago. I absolutely loved that show and told others to watch it too. I can’t believe I never heard of her before but I am always behind the times. She is amazing and now I am a fan for sure.

    • kate365til August 13, 2015 at 8:03 am #

      I hadn’t heard of her before either! I’m a total fan now too:) I want to be friends with her!

  2. Mark August 10, 2015 at 10:06 am #

    It was a beautiful time we had!!!!!!!!

  3. righteousbruin9 August 10, 2015 at 9:55 pm #

    Aww,Frankie looks so left out! Your weekend sounds awesome and I will need to see if our Japanese restaurant here has omususbi!

    • kate365til August 13, 2015 at 7:58 am #

      Frankie was waiting patiently for Brian to stop what he was doing and throw his beloved tennis ball. It’s a never ending game around here. Let me know what you think of Omususbi!

  4. di @ life of di. August 12, 2015 at 12:31 pm #

    Poor Frank – he looks so sad! Must definitely be interested in some type of food being made? 😉

    Also, I haven’t seen ‘Cake’ but heard it was fairly depressing. I may skip it for a day when wanting a good cry!

    • kate365til August 13, 2015 at 8:00 am #

      Frankie was waiting for Brian to throw his tennis ball:) He was annoyed nobody was engaging with him! It never ends!

  5. cravesadventure August 13, 2015 at 7:48 am #

    Nothing better than a tiny baby and Frank to make my day – oh so cute 🙂 It is nice when you finally settle into the neighborhood and start making it H-O-M-E – happy exploring, adventuring and eating.

    I thought Cake as a movie was a let down. I guess I went in expecting something else. I will have to check out Tig. I am becoming a Netflix Junkie – ha!

    Happy Day – Enjoy 🙂

    • kate365til August 13, 2015 at 8:01 am #

      I promise you will love “Tig”! I’m a total netflix junkie as well. So many options! I’m currently on a “Planet Earth” binge:)

      • cravesadventure August 13, 2015 at 8:28 am #

        Planet Earth is GOOD! I am watching The Bletchley Circle TV series.

  6. Amy August 13, 2015 at 5:01 pm #

    Tig sounds so good. I saw the trailer a few weeks ago but while we were moving we were separated from our Netflix 😦 Now we are back in the game and just finished watching ‘Frozen Planet’ and started Wet Hot American Summer. I hope this coming weekend is just as wonderful as the last!

  7. liz August 18, 2015 at 2:18 am #

    I just love your weekend update posts. I feel like I get to relive them with you – and your connections with your man, your friends and your family is so beautiful. It’s just so much fun to share life with others through this little blogging world that we have. Hope you have a beautiful week, beautiful. xoxo

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