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puerto vallarta.

well, i've neglected the blog a bit because i decided to escape from school, responsibilities, and my etsy shop for a week and some... to puerto vallarta. i have family in guadalajara, and we met up with some of them in this beach town to catch up. it's been funny seeing mr.robot struggle to speak or understand spanish, and i'm not really a good teacher (no patience). but he's managed pretty well! today is our last day and we've had a blast mingling, snorkeling, and taking in the sun. it's very sad to see how much worst the situation with the economy has panned out in mexico. many places that used to be bustling businesses are now closed. the beaches aren't packed like they used to be. i urge you all to try to visit and take advantage of the fact that the "peso" is very low. it used to be one u.s. dollar = ten pesos, now its thirteen. you won't get swine flu, or anything crazy like that. mexico is a beautiful country filled with so much culture.

image via flickr

image via fuckyeahmexico

image via flickr


my robot.

it's been three official years, and half a decade + some months of friendship - and i still have a crush on you, i still like you, i still love you - so stop asking. happy anniversary!

circa jan, 2006.



well, this weekend i went into mimi & red boutique in north park (san diego, ca) - and i had to purchase the dress below. it was less than $30.00, and entirely versatile. this dress can be dressed up or down. another thing that's wonderful about it is that i can wear it year round - it really doesn't have a season. but for the sake of mother's day coming up - let's plan a brunch outfit out with my momsie.

flowers from ebay and anthropologie; jcrew sweater, kate spade bracelet, 
prada purse, urban outfitters wedge, forever 21 necklace, mimi & red dress.



paulette is a lovely macaron shop nestled in beverly hills. sounds haughty? not really - it's perfection. i've been searching for delectable macarons in san diego, which is not insanely easy to come by. i guess my visits to paris spoiled me a bit.  browsing through the inter-webs i came upon the shop - and what's this, they ship? they have a plethora of flavors, including: caramel, Caribbean chocolate, passion fruit, colombian coffee (so addictive!), lemon, and earl grey tea. i couldn't help myself and ordered a box with all of their flavors, and invited some friends over for tea and a movie. by the end of the night they were all gone, and i'm sure i'll order more someday. i also tried to visit the shop, but it was just past 6pm, and they were closed (sadface). if you are in the area do not miss the chance to stop by and try a macaron.


notes on dressing your man.

i've always loved dressing people up, or assisting in fashion choices. for the most part, the only time i get to play dress up nowadays is when i shop for myself, play on polyvore, or get gifts for my robot. he's grown into his own style, but i can't help but influence him. he's dreaming of wearing only prada and g-star clothing - but financially that's a no can do for us at the moment. so i try my best to acquire fashionable frugalista finds for my dear metrosexual. this week was pretty fruitful indeed:

1. forever 21 beard shirt $14.00; 2. liberty london for target tie $8.00; 
3. target button shirt $8.00; 4. ben sherman shorts (on sale) $20.00; 
5. lacoste shoes $28.00 (on sale); 6. apple ipad
7. ben sherman shoes $38.00 (on sale); 
8. forever 21 jeans $29.00

two outfits for approximately: $145.00
(not including ipad)


cupcake cannon!

video via johnny cupcakes

have a splendid weekend;

image by PONY_TAIL, found via creature comforts