Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Downton Abbey

I, like so many others, am absolutely obsessed with this show. It's a Masterpiece Classic miniseries that I watch on pbs.com, which is fabulous because it has no commercials. It's written by the same writer who did Gosford Park, and you can really feel the similarities as you watch the show - the same intrigue and hint of scandal that wafts through the upper and lower floors of this massive estate amongst the household and its staff. The main difference (and downside) is that there's no Clive Owen in Downton!

If you haven't gotten into this show, I highly recommend it. I watched the entire first season in one weekend months ago, and I'm watching the second season now. It's over in the UK but it's still coming out here in the US.

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Not doing a very good job!

Thursday, January 26, 2012


SOPI aha! Moment topped with SOPI only gold for me glitter topcoat. Can you tell I'm obsessed with these glitter topcoats??

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Vegas manicure

Opi I'm not really a waitress with SOPI gold glitter topcoat on just the tips.

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Went to Vegas for a quick little getaway with my girls. Had an absolute blast. We dined on delicious sushi at Nobu and then partied at Vanity nightclub at the Hard Rock. The AVN (porn convention, essentially) had just happened there that day, so there were lots of pornstars around (they were constantly pointed out to me but I didn't recognize any of them.)

Today we had lunch at the patisserie at the Aria, which is where we spent the night. Aren't the desserts gorgeous?? And they tasted as good as they look!

I absolutely adore Vegas and had a wonderful time there. I can't wait to go back!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year! I'm sorry my blog has been so terribly neglected but I *finally* got a smartphone so I am looking forward to posting a lot more this year! Last year was a big year for me - I got an offer at my dream job and ended a 2.5 year relationship that had to be ended. Now I'm on a mission to make 2012 the best year ever.

I turn 28 this year, graduate law school, take the bar, start work ... all kinds of big things are in store for me!

I recently realized that during law school I completely neglected myself and let my priorities for who *I* am fall to the wayside ... so this year I'm all about reclaiming them and getting back in touch with myself. So my New Year's resolutions are the following:

1) get back in touch with my love of movies and books (I'm determined to get through some Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Kerouac in the next few months)
2) pay attention to current events again (I started a subscription to the Economist and I've been plowing through it)
3) be a productive person (in every sense of the word)
4) stop cursing (this is a big one for me)
5) limit my spending (more on this later)
6) get really really fit while I have the time (always, right?)
7) get back in touch with my love of languages... read more in French, Spanish, and study more Mandarin!

As far as my spending goes, I've decided to force myself to go on a shopping moratorium for beauty products and figured this blog would be the best way of keeping myself accountable. I'm starting my own little Project 10 Pan and I won't be allowed to make any "fun" purchases until I use up 10 makeup or skincare products. "Fun" products are ANY skincare/makeup products that are NOT replacements. Wish me luck!

I've also set this image as the wallpaper for my phone:

It's been very inspirational and helpful for me lately... keeping me motivated!

Will post more very soon.