Rewind to last October when I won a staycation at the Ace Hotel Downtown L.A. after dancing for my life at 826LA’s Dance-a-thon and being crowned Best Dancer. Welp, fast forward to this past Friday when I finally cashed that bad boy in to keep my birthday week in full swing. Guys, it was AMAZING! To commemorate the occasion, this slideshow has 31 snapshots for my 31st birthday. So many things to let you know about, so I’ll just take it from the top.
Dash and I made it downtown at about 2 p.m. and had some time to kill before our check-in at the Ace Hotel, so we set out in search of a late lunch. As luck would have it, Grand Central Market was within a block of the lot where we parked. Boom! That meant I could finally try out Eggslut. The name is kinda out there, but the food is simply divine. And it gets bonus points because there was no line! We feasted on their famous cheeseburger, which has (you guessed it!) an egg in it. A sunny-side-up sucker, to be exact. I wondered, will it be messy? Will all the flavors be balanced? Will this change my life? The answer to all these questions: yes, Yes, and YAAASS! Seriously, it was the jam. Can’t wait to visit the Market again and see what other treats await. After our quick bite, we hit up Bar 107 for a little sippy sippy and then made our way to the Ace.
Upon arrival, we were greeted by the most stylish, friendly front desk agents, who made check in a breeze. We opted for the king bed on the 11th floor, as opposed to the queen on the 13th, because obvi. The room was legit!
I can never pass up the chance to run wild in my hometown, sunny San Diego, California. I had the opportunity to do so last week when my family visited the Safari Park, which was a first for me. I liked it better than the world-famous San Diego Zoo (blasphemous, I know) because it was closer to my home and had all the animals I love.
This loony look of sheer delight didn’t leave my face while we were there.
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“Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!” Psalm 32:11
Does this sweater look familiar? Well, this is the piece found in my most recent Thrifted Thursday. Funny story: There wasn’t a tag with washing instructions so I erroneously assumed it was cotton. Boy, did I get a rude awakening when I pulled it from the dryer significantly shrunken. My plans for an oversized sweater went awry, and I was left instead with this fitted, crop-sleeve number. It’s quite all right though. When life gives you lemons … right? You’ll notice a leaf in my pocket. That was a gift picked especially for me by my nephew, Jordan.
I chose to wear the orange-ish brown sweater to last Saturday’s San Diego Padres vs. Detroit Tigers baseball game at PETCO Park, which was in my hometown, that I went to with my pal, Zita. I figured the color scheme could be applicable to either team. Also, I wore another item previously featured in my Christmas Haul, Part I post. Yes, that would be the ultra-fancy blue shoulder bag with stripes and gold hardware. Overall, I had a fantastic time at the game, complete with hot dogs, singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” and cheering for Detroit.
Shirt: Urban Outfitters
Jeans: Old Navy
Purse: Gifted (Thrifted)
Earrings: Forever 21
Necklace: Forever 21
Shoes: Old Navy
Photographers: Ayesha, Zita D.