lately i’ve been…(xii)

It has been a long time (2 months!) since my last lately i’ve been… post. So we have a lot to catch up on. I’ve been…

buying spin shoes. It only took me oh, 7 months of consistent spinning to finally do it and they make such a wonderful difference. They are also ugly.

 watching the debates! You?

tasting California Cabernet at Silverlake Wine. I love their low-key wine tastings (every Monday and Thursday) and considering that Cabernet is my favorite varietal, and I’m a resident of California – I kind of had to go.

following wine tastings with an amazing dinner of cheap Mexican food and finally trying papusas. In my dream life, every Monday and Thursday I would go to Silverlake Wine for tastings and then to Maya’s for cheap Mexican food.

extra busy at work. It is a good kind of busy and exciting!

having so much fun with newish site learni.st! It is a way to share what you know and learn what you don’t! I’ve been busy building boards related to health/nutrition/food and I’ve been loving learning about more about politics, education (and how the internet shapes classrooms) and the latest in technology.

celebrating Richie’s Birthday (today!) with beer-braised short ribs + bacon & smoked gouda mashed potatoes last weekend and tonight with dinner out!

working on a new look for anutritionisteats.com – coming soon!

What have you been up to lately? Fill me in! 

lately i’vebeen…(xi)

into DIY art projects (this one is going up in my office and came from Bower Power)

feeling like LA is really small…I’ve run into 3 people from high school/college in the last few weeks – all random!

brunch at AMMO – so good

meeting my new adorable cousin and having a West Coast family reunion!

drooling over this grilled steak, avocado and spicy crema sandwich

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finally getting back to a hot power fusion yoga class…it was wonderful but the music was iffy (Call Me Maybe? Really?)

eating more delicious salmon from Copper River

spending a day at Crystal Cove Beach (in between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach – it was gorgeous and we’ll definitely be visiting again soon!)

seeing Liza Minnelli at the Hollywood Bowl

finishing up the book Wild, by Cheryl Strayed – SO good!

staying up too late on a school night seeing Animal Kingdom at the Troubadour

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lately i’ve been…(x)

wandering the farmers market with Lynn (The Actors Diet)

getting obsessed with Babycakes again…tempted to get the cookbook again

watching fat, sick and nearly dead – have you seen it? Thoughts?

attending the premiere of The Watch (SO fun!)

loving the oscars outdoors – an outdoor movie theatre at the academy. In true LA fashion, the director and composer introduced the film. And a vampire from True Blood was in attendance…. :)

having brunch at larchmont bungalow. (rather disappointing unfortunately!)

watching a little bit of the Olympics.

finishing up my first newsletter at work!

spending time at the pool

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loving this blog: budget bytes

really enjoying having this face get SO excited for me to get home

really thankful I don’t have to eat rice and beans this week

taking in the ocean in Santa Monica

loving Lindsay’s pictures and stories from her adventure in Philippines

thinking I need this kale market salad from 101 Cookbooks in my life asap

grilling! We are house/dog-sitting and we are able to finally grill this summer, it has been great!

Lately you’ve been…