Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tourist in Europe

It's been a pretty long while since I have participated in any kind of fashion post! This week, we are traveling to Europe (Just on the blog.... I wish it was in real life) and choosing the perfect outfit to wear while touring around Europe! I loved Europe, and romance it exuded! I don't know, maybe it was the fact that we were on our honeymoon that was making it seem so "love"ly, but I have heard from enough people, that Europe in fact is an oh so amorous place to be. 

When I was creating this outfit, I was keeping Paris and Venice in mind, since these were the two places that left me swooning for... my husband ;-p. 

Tourist in Europe

Free People dress / Saltwater sandals / Brown jewelry / Kenneth Cole jewelry / Kate Spade retro sunglasses / Essie nailpolish

Sooo, if you have never been to Europe in the middle of summer, it is very hot, and in some places, very humid! While I was there, I just wanted to wear as little clothing as possible (NOT because I was on my honeymoon!) because staying cool was priority. Buuuuut, looking cute was also a priority. Let's face it, with the heat and humidity, hair is not something to really bother with too much, but fashion on the other hand, is a big deal! 

If I could find this dress, I would buy it... I think it's from an older collection, since I didn't see it in the store while I was just there....oh, well. It's probably better for my wallet that way, right?

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

-- Farra

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Now, That's A Piece Of Meat!

One of the nights we were in San Francisco, we ate at Harris Steakhouse, THE San Francisco Steakhouse. Apparently, this restaurant is a big deal to locals, and is considered a well known household name. I am definitely not a huge red meat eater, but after eating at this steakhouse, I can honestly say they really know how to cook their beef! Not only does this restaurant offer quality food, but their service and charm does not go unnoticed, either.

The restaurant location at almost a century old, has been finely renovated, but just enough to still leave you with a feeling of nostalgia, and being taken back in time! Etched glass doors framed in polished brass, proudly welcome its guests inside.for an unforgettable experience. Several cuts of aged beef are displayed in a window that can be seen by passer-by's.

The meal in which I enjoyed, is in the picture below. I had a Steak Rossini Filet, with Foie Gras. This dish as of recent remains off of the menu, due to a new law in California, stating that it is inhumane to fatten up geese (and make their livers delicious) for the soul purpose of creating this fantastic delicacy ( I mean, it's not like they throw the rest of the goose away, right? Someone eats them, too!). If you haven't tried Foie Gras, it is highly recommended, but you'll have to try it in another state or country (Paris, perhaps), I promise you will not be disappointed!

So, if you are ever in the Bay Area, this is a fabulous place to dine, and be merry. I hope to return one day!

-- Farra

Monday, July 16, 2012

San Francisco Road Trip

I know I have been pretty MIA lately, and honestly I have had too much going on! Some of our very good close friends are about to have a baby, and being as thrilled and excited as we are for them, we absolutely could not say no, when we were invited to their baby shower, in the bay area! While planning our trip, we decided driving was the best option for us, over flying. Why?? I have no idea, but I have learned that driving with a 14 month old in the car for 8 hours, proves to be a very trying day. Honestly, Brendan did as well as he could. Let's face it...sitting in a car seat cannot be fun, and on top of it, riding backwards has to make it worse. In case you weren't aware, it is now a law, that until the age of 2, children must ride rear facing in the car. I believe that if you are above a certain weight and height, there may be a way to get around it. Regardless of Brendan's whopping 98th percentile height measurements, he is riding backwards for a good while!

So, we finally got to San Francisco and because I did something screwy with my camera settings, and had issues readjusting them, I only captured a few really good ones. here are some of the ones that came out from our 2 day trip!

Brendan and I looking over San Francisco Bay! I am wearing Vintage Studs and Wire Wrapped Crystal Necklace.

Brendan and Joe, the proud papa to be! We can't wait to meet their little princess! 

-- Farra

Monday, July 2, 2012

For The Love of Birds

Let me start off by apologizing for not posting in over a week. Basically, it goes down like this... I am exhausted. June went by in a blur, and it's pretty ridiculous. Honestly, if someone told me June didn't exist this year, I would believe them. 

June consisted of two weekends of traveling back to back. One weekend we were in San Francisco, and the following weekend we were in Las Vegas, (more on that later) which  needless to say, left me more than whatever the most kind of tired can be! It was like giving birth again, only  more exhausting... (sense the sarcasm, there?) just kidding, there is no other kind of exhaustion that can compare to childbirth.

OK I am going off on tangents, which is something I do when I am tired, or actually that's normal for me. 

Well, as if this post isn't enough off topic, you're probably saying, "What the heck does this post's title even mean anymore??"

All right, I'll tell ya...

So, I am a super huge animal loving person! I always have been, and probably always will be. I am going to really have to discipline myself into saying no when my kids ask to haveevery animal they want as a pet. We are absolutely not getting all Dr. Doolittle up in this joint, because the kids will probably earn the title of Dr. Doonothing when it comes to caring for them...yeah another with it! Because it's my birthday! 

Sooo, because I have been an animal lover all my life, I have to post about a recent occurrence with a little bird I rescued. I have always loved rescuing birds, and kitten, dogs, and frogs and lizards, butterflies, yaddayaddayadda.... 

This little guy was found by Bryan who promptly told me he was hiding in our ice plant in the front yard. I immediately went out to save him! After I finally caught him, he was put in a cage until I could figure out what to do with him.

I left the little guy in the garage and went to my laptop to look up what to do with him! I read that I should not to feed it, and that the best thing was to try and get him back to his parents. Directions instructed me to find a basket and hang it from a limb close to where the nest most likely is. 

Here is  the basket I hung, and the little birdie was placed inside! And I waited....

About 25 minutes later, the mother bird discovered her little baby inside, and tried to help him!

The baby then proceeded to try and fly out of the basket and landed in the grass. I went out, caught him again, and placed him back in the basket.

Not long after, the daddy bird came to rescue the baby! I thought this was an ordinary sparrow I was dealing with here, but after some research, I discovered there is no such thing as a red breasted sparrow, and he is in fact, a Red Breasted Rosefinch. 

Sadly, this story doesn't have the happiest of endings. After the baby jumped out of the basket twice more, the last time I went out to find him, and I couldn't not, and unfortunately it is now a mystery of where my little feathered friend went...

On a side note, today is the 8th anniversary of my 21st birthday. I don't generally make a big deal out of my birthday, but tonight we are going to see some pretty awesome 90's bands at the fair! Hopefully Brendan will enjoy it and not get cranky! 

Hope you all have a great day!

Ohhh, on a side note, I have added some new items to my shop!!! More is coming this week, so check it out!! 

In honor of summer, please enjoy 15% off your entire purchase with coupon code: SUMMERHEAT!! 

Have a great day!!

-- Farra