Monday, December 15, 2014

35. "Elles Sont Trop Mignonnes"!!

Obsessed with the new L'OcciBox I purchased from L'OCCITANE the other day!!

I'm sorry for all the blurry pictures below.
I don't have a remote, so before I snapped the pic I set the lens focus-range to how far I thought I was and then auto-timer'ed it....(remote for christmas maybe?)

shea butter body lotion, immortelle precious cleansing foam, almond skin oil

This was a collaboration done with ELLE Magazine.

the four Elle hand lotions- cherry blossom, shea butter, verbena, almond

arlésienne hand lotion, Elle nail file, Elle pouch

More info on Style Prosciutto

xo Ingrid

Saturday, December 6, 2014

34. No Strangers Here

a month late but....obsessed with this song (@3:10+ is so sensual it's great)

We went to the Lost Bean after uni today.
I am so tired from staying up till 5 am almost every day this week. But this quarter is almost done, so I keep telling myself I should enjoy this while it lasts.

So you get 'lost' at the menu.

but then 'found' at the bar to pick up your drink :)

I ordered the café la paz (espresso, milk, caramelized raw sugar).
Basically a latte with sugar. Very simple yet good.

They updated their tea menu and put the selection on it's own board now!

Blake got the blueberry black tea infusion. His drink was insanely good! Smelled like a blueberry muffin, but tasted so yummy. It sounded weird to me at first, but after I tried it I fell in love with it. I won't hesitate to try this drink myself next time.


See adjacent post here on Style Prosciutto.
xox Ingrid

** photos 3 & 7, credits to B.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

33. Not MIA Anymore

After half a month of boating, churches, frescos, stone streets, pizzas, and spaghetti with clams....

I'm back in the city of angels !! (hiding in oversized shopping bags)

Friday, August 8, 2014

32. AM Concert

As some of you know....
I went to see the Arctic Monkeys live at the Staple Center yesterday (August 7, 2014)!!!! I've never gone to the Staple Center before or see AM live...which is super exciting because they're one of my all-time favorite bands! *swoons*

Blake and I left home straight out of work and got there at 6 (we sat in a little over an hour's worth of traffic) and as soon as we got there we thought it'd be best to look for a place to eat because we didn't want to be late like we were to the Beirut x Vampire Weekend concert at the Bowl last year. (I still am a little sad about that because I missed a little bit of Beirut). Luckily there were a lot of food shops on the block, so no needed to leave the area to scavenge for restaurants.
Our pick? Lawry's Carvery. Something fast, familiar, "sit-down", and still affordable.

So I apologize a few pics ahead of time- but I don't have much diversity photo-wise. Most of them were for memories only and I didn't have blogging in mind because I wanted to save my phone battery for video making.

The security lines were super long since the Staples Center fits 18,118 people. (Don't worry I didn't really count, Google's got my back). They had a merchandise stand outside of the venue, and inside- one on each floor. (3 inside, 1 outside). I was pretty surprised to see a McDonald's and a 'to-go' CPK inside. In addition, the Staples Center also has their own concession stand and bars.

Blake and I in front of our seats.
At first I was really bummed that we had to pay 416% more than the original price and at the very top of the venue...but when I got there I realized how great these seats actually were. Okay maybe not the price because I wasn't able to get them first hand through the ticket box but had to deal with a resell site. But seriously, I would pay a cheaper price for the same view. Well- I think the biggest reason why I was so satisfied was because we were row 1 of our section and aisle seats.

AM's backdrop lights. The AM (album) sign lit up after every song and sometimes with colors during different songs. I think the top one above was from Arabella and the one below was during Fireside

Actually pretty scary because the glass safety wall was less than or about two feet tall.

Rocking our boots.

My favorite part of the concert was when No. 1 Party Anthem came on and slowly but surely the majority of the crowd took out their phones and the entire stadium ended up glistening as if it was the stars in the desert night sky. So so romantic and beautiful. 

Beautiful financial district lights in DTLA. Sorry for the blurry photo, I was in the car while taking this.

I wanna grab both your shoulders and shake baby
Snap out of it
I get the feeling I left it too late, but baby
Snap out of it

I really want to see Alex Turner and the AMs sometime again. Hopefully this won't be my last AM concert :)
Read up on the more fashion-based segment here on my other blog.

xox Ingrid

Sunday, August 3, 2014

31. Boyhood

Barely made the 11:30 showing of Boyhood today thanks to the heavy traffic brought to the UTC by the weekly farmer's market. A long movie, 2 hours 42 minutes, but pretty enjoyable.

Blake and I went to the OC Mart Mix for lunch because he wanted to go to Theorem after trying their Coffee Julep {enter} yesterday with his coworkers. Blake suggested GreenLeaf Chophouse in SOCO because he was there yesterday as well and thought it was something I'd enjoy....he was right!

I got the GreenPlate special. I combined ½ of the chicken panini with their chicken tortilla soup. Very spicy yet enjoyable soup. The panini was fabulous as well. Blake ordered the lemongrass chicken salad.

A very bad quality picture of the light fixtures inside of Theorem.
The last time I was here was winter break with Howard, Corey, and Blake.

Today, Blake ordered the Blueberry Mojito {explore}, and of course being the plain Jane I am, I stuck with a latte per usual.

xox Ingrid

Friday, July 25, 2014

30. Movies on the Lawn - Lego Movie

Last last Saturday, OC Parks was doing it's last movie on the lawn at the Great Park so Blake and I decided we would go to it since we've missed all the other ones because of schedule conflict.
The movie that Saturday was the most recent Lego Movie and the event anticipated for a huge number of attendees.

The sky was absolutely gorgeous that day.

There really were a lot of movie go-ers because there was a huge line of cars waiting to get into the venue.
Parking lot 99% filled for....a couple hundred? Thousand? Maybe that's too much, but it definitely could pass up as a Disneyland parking lot.

The event began at 7:30 but because of traffic and dinner we were a little late and so we were in a rush.
This is Blake carrying the lawn chairs trying to walk as fast as he could. (Hence motion pic. Wowe.)

There were so many people and basically no spot left on the lawn except at the very very back where the screen looked itty bitty. But Blake and I didn't feel like giving up on the spot so we walked to the very front and found ourselves a nice unoccupied grass patch.

I bought two small popcorns ($1 each) and two teas ($1 each)

It got a chilly after the sun went down but we brought fleece sweaters, scarves, and towels/blankets so it was alright :)
The balloon looked so beautiful against the skies that Saturday night.

xox Ingrid

Thursday, July 24, 2014

29. Random Bits of July

A little look into my past recent weeks of July.

Started a fitness 'program' (more like schedule) for myself. I tried to keep with it, but sometimes school got in the way. But August is just around the corner so I'm sure I can get back on track with it because it wasn't like I didn't do it as a result of laziness...And. I am in love with my Nike Flexes :)

On the way to the engineering hall :) WooOoowe ♥ SO much trees and grass haha.

Right outside of DB, and just before EH/Cal(it)²/Java City


Phoenix Grille, where I started frequenting for lunch halfway through the session.
There's an Einstein Bros on campus! I've never tried the chain before, but I have heard good things about their food. Pricey though...

outside of Lucille's 

The ARC is beautiful!! This is just the swimming pool. And looking at the plans that have been released, it seems to be that our school is modeling our new recreation center after the ARC!

Aaaaand lots of studying and going to the library.

xox Ingrid