I’ve officially been back from London for more than 10 days, so that means it’s officially time to STFU, move on with my life and plan the next adventure. If you caught part 1, you know that the beginning of the trip was filled with touristy things, sightseeing and 350 hours on buses (ugh).
It’s time to follow me down the rabbit hole and break down the rest of the week.
After a little over a week of recovering from
my hangover jet lag and a cold, I’m ready to reflect on my absolutely epic trip to London town. I did a pretty dope internship across the pond back in 2012, so this mini trip felt like a long time coming. Thank the lawd Tina accompanied me and put up with my diva travel habits for an entire week.
If you’re going on a diet and not posting it about it on every social media site in the universe, are you really on a diet? The answer is no. And it’s a “lifestyle change”, you idiot. Now, you know I’ve obnoxiously accomplished The Whole30, which means I now have the right to brag about how knowledgeable and healthy I am and how I know how to read food labels.
Due to an obsession with consuming the macaroni and cheese at my work cafeteria multiple times a week, I’m now embarking on a health journey once again. I’m following loose Whole30 guidelines, but incorporating foods made with Whole30 ingredients (naughty) and continuing to drink booze because I’ve already been a psycho once and I don’t think I can do it again. For all of you haters – yes, I know this isn’t the real Whole30. Calm down and read on for one of my favorite healthy treats – cauliflower tortillas!
As a Little Italy resident, I get a nice little taste of what’s new and trending in San Diego. Luckily for me, the Music Box is semi-new to the neighborhood, and I finally got the chance to take this live music venue for a test drive. Cue The Winehouse Experience, apps and some craft brews (ok, one PBR too).
Now that Thanksgiving has passed and my stomach has settled, I’m excited to reflect on one of the best foodie events of the year, the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival! My experience last year was nothing short of amazing, and not much has changed this time around. Between the Fish Taco TKO and the Grand Tasting, this week is better than that one Real Housewives of Orange County episode where Alexis discovers Smirnoff Ice in the middle of a Texas BBQ.
I have to start off by saying that you were not my candidate, I did not vote for you and I do not think highly of you. Your fear-fueled, misguided campaign did not inspire me to “make America great again”. The comments you’ve made in the past year (and throughout your entire life) are unbelievable and out of line. I don’t believe you are fit to be the President of the United States. I don’t believe you know what the fuck you’re doing. I believe you are a Giant Douche. But that’s not what this is about.
I’m not here to discuss the past. I’m not here to talk about how terrible I think your campaign was or how horrible I think you are or how dangerous your future plans are. What’s done is done. You set out to capture a certain group of voters, and you successfully gained the support of tens of millions of Americans. I’m disappointed in the result, I’m sad, and I don’t agree with you or your supporters, however, I am friends with some of those supporters, and that is what inspired me to write this.
My oh my has it been a week! Lately, I’ve been feeling insanely busy, exhausted and somewhat crazy. I’ve also been experiencing the very real internal struggle of choosing between stress eating and working out to calm my nerves. To be honest, stress eating is more of my style (plus, we know I don’t do so well with diets), but deep down I know that getting an intense workout in makes me feel about one million times better than downing a bottle of wine and a gallon of mac ‘n’ cheese. That brings me to my latest obsession, Pure Indoor Cycling.
Weekends in San Diego are made for craft beer, food and SECRETS (apparently). From the overwhelming amount of food and beer festivals, to speakeasys and mysterious weekend events, it’s no surprise that Diner en Blanc and the Macaroni and Cheese Festival are two annual fall events you can’t miss.
It’s late September and fall has officially arrived. Basic betches all over Pinterest are talking about Ugg Boots, Pumpkin Spice Lattes and infinity scarves. Meanwhile, in San Diego, it’s literally one million degrees and all I can think about is the fact that I’m already sick of every piece of summer clothing I own.
While I might be ready for fall, San Diego (and the rest of Southern California) clearly is not. Temperatures are set to stick around the mid-seventies for the rest of the week, and heat waves are sure to arise. So, ditch the hot apple cider by the fireplace (for now) and make your fall get-together heat friendly with yummy recipes from Taste of Home’s Simple & Delicious Cookbook and tips from yours truly.