I have to be honest – I have no clue where the weekend went. I remember it being Friday (and my head filled with all things #RoyalWedding) and now here it is Sunday night and I’m like hey – wait a second! I want my weekend back! But I try not to complain too much about Mondays, because not-so-secretly I am always eager for a new week, fresh slate and 5 full days to get shit done. Anyone else feel me on this one? But let’s do a little weekend rewind, shall we?
Friday I was so excited, because my issue of Legacy Magazine finally arrived! I had been so eager to get it in the mail. One of my big goals this year was to both write + photograph a piece for a publication. As more and more turns digital in this world, I never dreamed it would be for a print publication. Work as a writer can be a lot of things…mind numbing, isolating and fill your head with self doubt when rejection after rejection comes through, but then bright spots like this one occur and you’re reminded why you love what you do, that all the long hours sitting behind a computer screen are worth it and most importantly — that if you can dream it, you can do it. You can buy a copy here. For dinner we made cauliflower rice and sweet potato taco bowls and they were so dang tasty! I wish I was better at food photos, because this quick cell phone snap really doesn’t do it justice!
Saturday I was up bright and early for none other than the Royal Wedding! Anyone else here watch it? By bright and early I mean I was up at 12:45AM — eek! But I haven’t missed a royal event in nearly 30 years, so I sure as heck wasn’t going to start now. I still remember watching Diana’s funeral with my mom on TV 🙁 In any case, the highlight for me was 100% the choir singing “Stand By Me”, followed very closely by Kate Middleton’s obvious side eye to Camilla.
Now let’s talk Meghan – I loved the clean lines and simplicity of the first dress, but the fit and rumpled appearance in the bodice..EEK! She deserved better. I feel for her, because I’m sure the shit storm her family put her through in the week ahead of it made for some seriously unnecessary drama. I LOVED her second dress for the later evening reception and the cake (one of my favorite parts of any wedding) looked divine. I really liked how it went off-the-grid in terms of style and flavor (no fruitcake for me….ever). But can we talk about one thing – the hair wisp in the face. I know that is so “quintessential Meghan” as someone pointed out on Twitter, but I just can’t get on board with it. With such a chic dress it created this weird unkempt look for me. Anyone else?
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As far as guests and fascinators, Amal took it home and that’s the beginning and end of that. I had high hopes for a fascinator frenzy a la Beatrice and Eugenie at Prince William’s wedding, but no one delivered. So sad! Did you watch? What were your thoughts?
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I couldn’t really go back to sleep, so I did some blog stuff and some work stuff before running, showering and heading to meet my friend Heather for my FIRST EVER Boba experience. People of Instagram were appalled that I’ve lived in Hawaii this long and have never tried it, but it’s true. She had been telling me for months we needed to go and we finally made it happen. I was apprehensive, because I have some weird texture issues with food, so I found myself Google-ing “What is a boba?” before I went. HA!
As it turns out, Heather absolutely did not lead me astray – it was so freaking good! We went to Boba Cafe (in Ewa Beach for any local friends!) and since she goes there so much with her family – they have specials named after her kids! I had no idea what I wanted to order, but the family that runs it is so super sweet and talked me through every single step with what to order. I ended up getting a pineapple and passionfruit smoothie with boba and li-hing. WOW WOW WOW – to be honest – I’ll probably go again this week. It’s so dang good and now I feel completely sad I didn’t try it sooner. Who else likes boba?
I had been putting off a trip to the grocery store and Costco, but we had about 0 food in the house (hooray), so I braved the crowds of Costco and the grocery store on the weekend (NOT FUN!!) and headed home. I’ve got to be honest – I’ve fallen majorly off the meal planning and prep wagon, as I usually do, so I really wanted to make an effort to get back on. I came home, put everything away, sorted recipes, decided what we were having for lunches and dinners for the week, and got to prepping! I chopped, sliced, diced and baked everything we need so lunches and dinners this week are going to be a breeze. It took me longer than it usually does since I’m out of practice, but I’m so relieved to have it all done!
Sunday I needed to photograph an assignment I’m submitting for my first ever international byline (squeal!), so I needed to head over to the opposite side of the island.
My friend Katie said she would meet me and so we ate some delicious shave ice, tooled around at some of the shops, enjoyed a yummy vegetarian lunch at Nalu and hit up Whole Foods for a quick stroll around the store. Is it just me or can you get lost in that place? I find myself picking up gluten free, soy free, everything-free things that I don’t even need being like…THIS IS AMAZING!
I spent the rest of the day finishing up editing photos and the aforementioned article (mega excited for it to go live!) + tested out a new curry recipe. Dane had been working all weekend, so him coming on Sunday and just relaxing together was a really nice way to close out the weekend. What did you do this weekend? Did you watch the #RoyalWedding?
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