weekend

24 Aug

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I promise this blog isn’t going to turn into a once a week post entitled “weekend”. I’ve been trying to get back into blogging a few times a week. This creative space has become such a big part of my life and I miss it when I don’t.  I’ve been soaking up the last few weeks of summer. My favorite season is right around the corner! I’m coming for you fall! My work is always a little quiet this time of year so I’ve had more time to play the last few weeks. My weekends have been four day events rather than two and I am not complaining.

Friday

Friday morning I met my girlfriend Crystal for a hike in Hollywood. Crystal and I have known each other since we were little kids. The history between us adds so much depth to the conversation and it’s fun to reconnect at different stages in our lives. Our dates usually focus around being active in some way. She had thrown out the idea of hiking to the iconic Hollywood sign and it was hard to say no considering I have never hiked to it! This coming from a girl who was born and raised in Los Angeles. It’s so sad when you live in a fabulous and exciting city but end up sticking to your boring routine and neighborhood. It’s nice to be reminded to get out and explore. The hike is easy to access (here is the info) from Franklin Ave and parking is plentiful in a lot at the base of the park. We followed the dirt trail all the way up the mountain (The hike is around 6 miles roundtrip and a relatively easy inline on the way up) until the path dead ended at Mulholland Drive. We could see the sign from above the tree tops but still didn’t have a clear view. So we hopped a fence onto DWP property and from there we were able to get an unobstructed view of the sign. Winning!

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Friday night Brian and I went out to get pho for dinner. We usually go to our favorite spot, Phorage when we are craving pho but decided to branch out and try a new restaurant, Pho Show  (don’t you just love the name?) that we had heard good things about. It was an equally delicious bowl of noodles despite being filled with completely different flavors than I am used to. It almost tasted like cinnamon. Although, I don’t think that was the spice they were using. Maybe cardamom?  It reminded us of how different pho could taste depending on the region in Vietnam it was from. We are experienced pho eaters after our trip through Vietnam last year. We sampled a bowl of it whenever we could get our hands on it.

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After dinner we did what we pretty much do every Friday night and watched a movie at home. It’s our favorite way to wrap up a week. We ordered “Dark Places” based on the book by the same name by Gillian Flynn. Neither of us loved it. Something about it fell flat. It had good intentions though! Did you guys read the book? Are you going to see the movie?

Saturday

Saturday, was “painting day” at the Glodney house. I have been wanting to paint an accent wall in our bedroom for ages. Actually, I want to paint the whole house but I have to ease my husband into these types of things (he doesn’t do well with change), so an accent wall was a good place to start. I am head over heels in love with the result. The color is this interesting mix of gray, blue & green. I will share finished pics of the room tomorrow.

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After spending the morning painting we spent the afternoon doing nothing. I personally spent the afternoon soaking up the new vibe in our bedroom while reading  “You Are The Placebo” in bed under the newly painted wall.

I wrapped up my Saturday with a hair color appointment. I am officially very blonde again (as you can see from the photo above I was in need of a color touch up). I’m not quite sure why I waited until the end of summer to do such a thing.

Sunday

Sunday I had a date in the books with my little sister, Briana. Our plan was to head to Hollywood and grab lunch and see a movie at the arclight but our lunch at The Waffle took forever (Briana said her waffles were totally worth the wait though. I opted for a boring veggie scramble and I can’t say the same) and we ended up missing our movie. So after lunch we made a stop for ice cream at Sweet Rose Creamery in West Hollywood. If you live in LA do yourself a favor and stop at Sweet Rose Creamery for a sweet treat. They have the best ice cream EVER. I opted for a cone with a scoop of toasted coconut and a scoop of salted caramel.

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I got home Sunday evening to a surprise dinner made by my sweet husband. He grilled us up some ahi tuna and served it with green beans and potatoes. That boy can cook! And really…is there anything sexier than a man in the kitchen?? After dinner we watched the new series “Fear The Walking Dead” on AMC. Did you guys watch it? I think it might be something I get into. I love “The Walking Dead” so I assume I will feel the same about this series.

How was your weekend? What did you do?!

 

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9 Responses to “weekend”

  1. Lynn August 24, 2015 at 12:51 pm #

    Sounds like a fabulous weekend! Love the new colour in your bedroom. It was a beautiful weekend here in Ontario, Canada so that meant heading out for a fantastic bike ride yesterday, followed by a lazy nap in the swing in our backyard!

  2. the usual bliss August 24, 2015 at 1:22 pm #

    There is nothing sexier than a man in the kitchen! Also, I would order that exact same ice cream cone. Like right now. The last time I was in LA, I had plans to hike to the HW sign but it rained! A little bucket list item. Looks like a good weekend! Love the wall color. Where’s FRANK?

  3. Liz August 24, 2015 at 5:54 pm #

    The only thing better than pho is restaurants with punny Pho-centric names. Pho Show! Classic. Sounds like a fantastic weekend ! I’m bummed to hear the Dark Places movie was off – I read the book and thought it was so-so. I liked her other two better! xo

  4. Amy August 24, 2015 at 6:13 pm #

    Kate, that sounds like a great weekend! I loved hiking to the Hollywood sign when I was in Los Angeles, and sometimes we did it as the sun was going down. Magical. I’m glad you got to experience it!
    I had a sister-centric weekend too! My sister and I had a girls day out. We went for a big walk together, spoiled ourselves with some shopping, ate sushi, and watched a movie. I came back home filled to the brim with happiness 🙂

  5. righteousbruin9 August 24, 2015 at 9:33 pm #

    You can’t miss, with a good bowl of pho. The spice you sensed was most likely cardamom. I’ve encountered that a few times, when eating pho. A hike to Hollywood- awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed walking in Malibu, on the other end of Mulholland, last month. This past weekend for me featured a mesquite pancake breakfast, and a picnic on Saturday, then a planning meeting and sub sandwiches with friends, yesterday. BTW: The accent wall looks fabulous! 🙂

  6. Crystal B. August 25, 2015 at 10:15 am #

    We’re still rebels! ❤ xoxo

  7. Shauna841505 August 25, 2015 at 3:09 pm #

    Your weekends always sound so glamorous!! Looks like you had a lot of fun! I spent the weekend with my cousin and her five year old daughter, and am happy for a childless break tonight!

  8. liz August 26, 2015 at 2:20 am #

    A few little thoughts about your thoughts: 🙂
    Oooo… fall is my favorite season too! And I am so getting into the mood now.
    I love love love the color in your bedroom!
    I’m thinking about going darker with my hair again – fall vibes. Hehe.
    What a fantastic hike! It feels so beverly Hills 90210 to me (remembering an episode they went under the Hollywood sign). Yep, I’m that old.
    Your man is an amazing cook, I believe! Lucky you!
    I am a huge, huge Walking Dead fan. So I am so curious about the new series. Alas, I have no idea when it will come to Sweden. 😦 Was it good?!

    I am certain that we’ll have lots to talk about on that day when we do meet for a long chat over a bottle of wine. 🙂 Happy week to you!

  9. cravesadventure August 27, 2015 at 9:00 am #

    What a Wonderful Weekend! That ice cream looks like da bomb – YUM 🙂

    We had a romantic weekend in Tampa – we went on a brewery tour, went to the MOSI for the Humpback Whales IMAX and then went back later on for the beer fest and before heading home on Sunday we enjoyed a walk through a beautiful park (aka Swamp).

    I am going to have to check out Pho – never experienced it, but it looks like something I could dig into and enjoy.

    Like we discussed earlier I am a Netflix Junkie – ha!

    Happy Week – Enjoy 🙂

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