Urban Vibes

We have visited LA several times in the past, but this year was the first that we actually made it to Downtown LA. We had a lovely lunch at Bottega Louie and made sure to take away some of their famous macaroons with us. They have a fantastic selection of deserts too, but we resisted the urge to pick up one of each! If you find yourself in DTLA, we highly recommend adding this to your itinerary.

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Choices, Choices…

Let’s pick up where we left off, shall we?

It has been a while, but we are ready to come back and (hopefully) create more interesting content for you guys. Here’s an easy yet super cute outfit Genta wore at The Broad Museum in DTLA during her visit!

We put her next to these super-sized chairs as if she isn’t tiny enough already! 🙂


Lots has gone on during the past few months – between the two of us, we’ve travelled, started home construction, had kids compete in (and win!) tennis tournaments, changed jobs, gotten into accidents involving toes and broken glass (ugh!), and developed a serious obsession with Game of Thrones (only 2 more episodes left this season, say it isn’t so!). The months seem to have passed in a flash, with little to no time to document everything.

But everything is a choice, isn’t it? I was talking with a friend over dinner last night, a stay-at-home mom of 2 boys.  She talked about how she constantly finds herself having to choose between things that she feels she has to do, things that she would like to do, and things that if she doesn’t do will nag her with guilt. This is such a common theme with women. I kept thinking of that line from Titanic where Rose’s mother says to her, “We’re women, our choices are never easy.” Does anyone else remember that line? It’s interesting that it’s delivered by a character we don’t like in the movie, because it is a fact that women don’t really like to hear. We like to think that we are free, that we can forge our own path and pursue our ambitions, but it is never easy! For everything we do, we have to forgo something else that is probably just as important to us.

So I guess my point here is twofold. This blog is one of those choices for us – it’s an awesome creative outlet that we love, but unfortunately it gets pushed aside in the constant re-prioritization of things that demand our attention. Secondly, at the risk of sounding supremely cheesy, let’s be kind to each other! Everyone has given up something to be where they are, and only they know that struggle. Let’s interact and communicate from a point of understanding, rather than from a point of passing judgment.

Now that the mini therapy session is over, let’s shop the look! 🙂