Monday, February 19, 2007

Monday, Monday


Today may be a holiday, but I'm working. Mostly because Saturday was just too darn warm, sunny, and overall beautiful to stay cooped up inside, hunched over my computer, playing with my imaginary friends. So my husband and I took a little field trip, headed south, and ended up at the Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla. Which, truth be told, actually reminded me a lot of The Montage in Laguna. But still, it wasn't home so it really did feel like a get away.

And even though today really resembles Saturday, at least in the warm (ish), sunny, and beautiful department, I really do have to get back to work, but for those of you who don't, I'll leave you with this, my latest list of obsessions/diversions!

Craving something sweet, pretty, and delicious, with no trans fats? Check out Sprinkles -you'll be glad you did, and FYI- the red velvet is amazing!

Feeling artistic but not sure where to start? Click HERE for a DIY Jackson Pollock.

Feel like taking a field trip of your own and maybe do a little shopping while you're at it?- Cedros Design District totally rocks!


Happy P-day everyone!

9 comments:

Louise said...

Hi Alyson!
I was inspired to travel over the weekend, too! I took my daughter to the Aquarium of the Pacific -- a split decision made after she pointed to the Little Mermaid on TV and said, "fish." So I took her to see the real thing. Good times.

Louise :)

Italian Love Affair said...

Umm...Sprinkles is amazing, I have been to the one on santa monica blvd multiple times. I love there breakfast cupcakes with the hot chocolate, so good!

Kelly Parra said...

Hi Alyson, how wonderful for your getaway! Sounds like it was a great time! =D

Alyson Noel said...

Louise-
Little Mermaid is one of my Disney faves- and I love going to the aquarium, sounds like fun!

Italian Love Affair-
Man, you are always so way ahead of me! I just discovered the one in CDM- so divine!

Kelly-
Thanks for stopping by!

Peter said...

Hi Alyson
I'm a 37 yo male who's been flying for 14 years. I just finished "Fly me to the moon" and I have to say it was fantastic. I'm from Sydney Australia and of Greek descent, so when I glanced at over at the cover of your book during a recent lay over in Los Angeles, I was intrigued. Not only did you fly but you had spent time in Mykonos!!! And your greek was pretty good!!
Not only did the novel make me laugh but it touched me as well. With uncertainty staring me right in the face, I too think about a way out anf dollowing dreams and passions. (I recently set up a food website/blog...hoping to get a catering business up)...It features Greek recipes..have a look...lol...and thank you again for a humorous anf inspiring novel

Alyson Noel said...

Ya sou, Petros!
Wow, thanks for stopping by, by way of Australia even! I LOVE hearing from flight attendants and am so glad you enjoyed the book!
I wish you loads of success in your future endeavors, the catering biz sounds great!
I'll definitely check out your site, I love a good Greek meal!
Thanks for stopping by-
Alyson

Susan Hatler said...

A getaway to a lodge, with the hubby, sounds heavenly. I spent the week in Disney World and although it was fun (and unfortunately crowded), it was not what you'd call romantic in any way, shape, or form. Mickey Mouse did blow me several kisses though. Guess you take what you can get.

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Susan-
I love Disneyworld, Disneyland, bring it on! But you're right, it hasn't been romantic since high school when we went there trolling for boys, but still, it's a good time!
Alyson

Susan Hatler said...

Ah, trolling for boys at Disneyland. I went to D-land with my soccer team growing up and we met the cutest guys on the People Mover. They followed us around for hours, acting interested (hey, they were following us around, right?) but not too interested (playing it VERY cool). Those were the days.