Monthly Archive: June 2016

Visiting Malibu Wine Safaris

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I’ve been wanting to visiting Malibu Wine Safaris after I saw someone posting about it on Snapchat. I love animals and knew I HAD to meet the giraffe. Luckily, they had some openings over Memorial Day weekend and I was able to check it out!

The trucks that take you around the property

I took the Giraffe Tour ($95) which is a little over 90 mins and includes 6 tastings. They start out by taking you to see the animals. They have alpaca, zebras, horses, and the main attraction — Stanley the giraffe!

IMG_7896My sister feeding the alpaca

IMG_7904The zebra with big chompers!

IMG_7909Stanley the Giraffe!

After seeing the animals, they take you to two different locations on the property for tasting of 3 white wines, then 3 red wines. They also provide crackers and spreads to munch on. Along the way, you get to see the beautiful property and artwork the owner has displayed. My favorite part was just taking in the beautiful views!

IMG_7933Beautiful Views!

I absolutely loved the Malibu Wine Safari and hope to come back and try another tour sometime. It was a relaxing and beautiful way to spend a Sunday with my sister!

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Weekly Reading

IMG_8014A great birthday this week at Emo Night LA

1. Kinda funny – How millennials have discovered that going out sucks!

Chocolate Chip Snickerdoodles

I randomly got a craving for cookies the other day and decided to give these Chocolate Chip Snickerdoodles a whirl. I was hesitant to try these since I’ve never baked with cream of tartar, but they were delicious. I couldn’t stop eating them!

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They were so light and fluffy, the perfect type of cookie with just enough chocolate chips. I honestly don’t have anything else to say about these, but they were amazing. I think I ate a majority of them and have no regrets.

The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl

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The moment I heard about The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl, I knew I had to go! Such a great cast and one of the best animated musicals of all time, I was in!

IMG_7947View from our original seats

It was actually one of those nights that everything was going wrong. The lot we wanted to park in was full, so myself and friend Erika had to find other parking, then walk to the shuttle. We ended up getting to our seats right as the show was starting, to find our row was already full! The ushers deliberated for a bit, then re-seated us right by the stage! It was a bad situation that turned out to be a good night.

IMG_7952View from our new seats!

The orchestra played live to the movie, including a few solos along the way. I was interested to see how they would stretch the time as The Little Mermaid is less than 90 mins, but I was surprised to learn they added in some of the Broadway songs, along with an intermission in the middle. John Stamos really stole the show as Chef Louis, his song was amazing. Sara Bareilles was equally great as Ariel. Jodi Benson even came out at the end to sing “Part of Your World.” Overall, it was amazing to see everything live under the stars and I hope they continue these shows in the future.

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Weekly Reading

My new Mantra

1. Ryan Gosling’s recent statement about women won over my heart

2. Amen: 24 Things Women Over 30 Should Wear

3. Little girl who dressed up like a hot dog is the hero we need

4. Why we should stop saying “I feel like” 

5. 10 Things to think about before you start investing

Watching: Catching up on the first season of Outlander — Slowly becoming obsessed!

Reading: The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney – I’m not fully invested in the book yet, but I hope it picks up soon

Listening: Hamilton Soundtrack — Hoping to catch the Hamilton SoulCycle ride this week!