over the weekend

29 January, 2013

this past weekend i spent a lovely weekend in LA. if there is one thing i learn upon going back home often, is that it's constantly changing, neighborhoods are seeing a boom of parks, green spaces, walkable streets, and public transit is becoming more accessible and frequent. my dad works in the field of landscape architecture and always has a new space to share with me that he had worked on. i always say "everything i know, i learned from my father" and in this case, it's definitely true that my interest in urban development comes from him. if you ever get a chance to visit L.A. take a walking tour of downtown. it's the most exciting place to see historical buildings, new parks, and life happen.

latest obsession

24 January, 2013

i'll be the first to admit that i'm that girl rummaging through my bag to find my wallet and phone while a line builds up behind me. i don't really carry a purse, my backpack is only bag i carry these days, and i'm usually holding a card (student ID) or phone in my hand. i've gotten into a bad habit of losing both as city living can be a little chaotic until i found this wristlet by Michael Kors. it's one of the greatest inventions that deserves a round of high fives and a must have if youre one of "those" girls, like me.

boot & shoe service (cafe)

16 January, 2013

Boot & Shoe Service (cafe) is one of those spots that i have become a frequent customer of just before dashing off to class. serving Sight Glass coffee, tasty latte's, and freshly baked pastries, it's a treat to be able to live so close to this little Oakland jem. and it's not all coffee either, they are also a restaurant and pizzeria serving locally sourced ingredients in drinks and food. a treat if you're also looking for great pizza, brunch, and drinks.


14 January, 2013

happy new year and hello! after much time away from the blogging world i decided to take a new route with city girl rides, this is not because of wendy bird being taken and never returned to me, it's mainly that a lot of changes are happening and will continue this next year: graduation, a growing and emerging coast to coast relationship, a new job, a new city (NYC baby!). lots of changes in the next coming months and i want to utilize this space a little differently for that journey.

will you come along with me?
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