Thursday, April 29, 2010

i'm in breakfast heaven.

Hash House a Go Go...there are no words to describe how amazing this place is. Made famous {to me at least} by Guy Fieri and Adam Richman, I knew C and I had to make a breakfast stop at the HH located in San Diego. When we arrived at 9:30 am, the line was already out the door. Luckily, the wait was only about 15 minutes. We had long ago decided what we would order: the very famous sage fried chicken and waffle tower! Made up of two fried chicken breasts, four savory bacon waffles, fried leeks, and the most amazing maple syrup reduction imaginable. In the words of Rachel Zoe: I die.

jonathan adler giveaway winner

thanks again to everyone who entered the preppy princess giveaway! i loved reading your comments about your favorite items and your favorite birthday memories! there were a total of 89 entries, and says entry #58 wins.

congratulations to Abi!

OpenID said...

Love the New York in the spring totes. I'm a follower! And my fave birthday gift that I can think of was the ipod I got last year.
Thanks for the fun giveaway!


Yay! Abi, please e-mail me {} within 48 hours with your shipping information and choice of design for each product. I will forward it on to the Preppy Princess, and your new Jonathan Adler items will be adorning your desk in no time!

A big thank you to TPP for co-hosting this giveaway with me!


when the line to get
in the door is over
an hour long...
you know it's gonna be good.

hands down,
best burger ever.


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

the digs.

the pearl hotel in san diego is one of the cutest little boutique hotels i've ever seen! everything about it was so trendy and fun. we found this place while searching online, and we couldn't have been more pleased with the accommodations, location, and lovely staff. our room even came equipped with our own pet beta fish, named lucy!
there was also a bar/restaurant in the lobby of the hotel, and the food and drinks were so yummy! our hotel package included complimentary cocktails and one free appetizer. the domestic and imported cheese plate was to die for delicious.

clockwise from top left: lucy, our pet fish; cheese plate at the restaurant;
view of the pool and some of the outdoor dining area; view of our room

I'm trying to do separate posts from my weekend so I don't overload you with a bunch of rambling and lots of pictures in one long, boring post!!!

More to come! I promise I'll stop talking about my birthday soon :)

[almost] wordless wednesday

Riding around Ocean Beach!

I thought it was fitting that my rented red beach cruiser matched
my blue and white striped tank, denim capris, and white sandals!
[sunglasses courtesy of Old Navy; straw purse from H&M]

Very nautical, no?!

Happy Wednesday lovelies!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

{B} Earth Day Recap!

preface: I just want to note that I've decided to no longer call my boyfriend the Mystery Man...from here on out, he will be referred to as "C" since that's the first letter of his name. Haha! I know, I'm so clever :)

Ever since I started working at my job, the company has contributed to each employee's birthday by providing a treat for the entire office - whether it be bagels, donuts, cake, ice's up to the employee! Well, starting in 2010 the company decided to cut birthday celebrations from the! I still try to make cupcakes for the office to celebrate birthdays every month, but it's no longer on the company's dollar.

This year, C wanted to bring a cake for my birthday, but I made him promise that it didn't say anything about me on it because I didn't want any controversy or hurt feelings with other employees not getting a celebration...I try to be really diplomatic! Anyway, as you all know, last week was Earth Day so C being the clever boy that he is, decided to write on the cake:

Happy (B) Earth Day!

Get it???! So funny! He also added a sign that had a picture of me in the center of the earth {see below for pictures}! Anyway, it was so sweet and the cake was yummy!

{see 2008 and 2009 work celebrations here}

{close up of the cake and the sign}

{C and I}

{the "flower cupcake" mom sent me!}

As usual, I felt very loved on my birthday!

Also, thank you to everyone who entered my birthday giveaway and to everyone who left sweet birthday comments!!! And a special thank you to Danielle for surprising me with my wonderful new blog design...don't you all love it??! I know I do! I have the greatest friends!

I'll be back to announce the giveaway winner once I get it figured out, and also to share some pictures from my fun weekend!

Monday, April 26, 2010


Hi everyone! This is Angela's friend Danielle. I wouldn't normally break into a friend's account, but Angela did give me her password & permission to redo her blog whenever I wanted. I really wanted to do this weeks {ok, months} ago, but figured that I should wait and surprise her today.

I hope you like the new look, Angela! It's pink and green, so I know you'll like that.

Happy happy birthday my sweet & wonderful friend. I am pretty sure that I can speak for everyone when I say that we all love you. You are one of the sweetest people I have ever met. I am so lucky to be able to call you a friend.



Sunday, April 25, 2010

happy birthday to me :)


i am officially 26 today!

C has planned the most amazing weekend for me,
and it continues today and into tomorrow!
{don't tell anyone, but i'm playing hooky from work tomorrow}

i will be back later to recap!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

the countdown is on!

Hello Lovelies!

I'm sorry for temporarily disappearing from my blog again! In a ploy to get your forgiveness, I thought it would be fun to have a little birthday giveaway! My 26th birthday is this Sunday and I want all of you to celebrate with me!

I was so excited when The Preppy Princess herself offered to co-host this fun giveaway. You know that when TPP is involved, it's going to be awesome!

The winner will receive the following items:

jonathan adler ink pen

jonathan adler note cube

jonathan adler journal set

How cute and fun! Also, the winner will have her choice of design for all of the items!

To enter this giveaway:
  1. For one entry, visit The Preppy Princess, browse the item selection, and come back to tell me your favorite item! This is required in order to enter the giveaway so be sure to do it.
  2. For two entries, be a follower of Sweet Tea Diaries. Let me know you are please!
  3. For three entries, you can tell me your favorite birthday memory or present that you've received!
You have until Sunday, April 25 to enter. I will pick a winner when I get back from my birthday vacation :)

Monday, April 5, 2010


Let me just start this post by saying that while I love to watch movies, I really only like to watch the ones that I've already seen numerous times. See, I'm kind of an anxious person, and if I don't know what's going to happen in a movie, then I get all stressed and my palms get sweaty. I also fast forward through parts I have bad feelings about...are any of you like this??!

Here are some movies I just recently watched {some with persuasion from the bf, of course} and enjoyed:

I loved The Proposal! I thought it was the perfect romantic comedy. I also liked that it didn't drag on and on like other movies in the same genre. I adore Sandra Bullock and think she is America's Sweetheart; so genuine, beautiful, and down-to-earth. I also thought that the movie was the perfect mix of funny and heart-wrenching moments.

Let the Right One In is based on a novel by Swedish author, John Ajvide Lindqvist. The story is about a 12-year-old social outcast, Oskar, and his relationship with his new neighbor, Eli. As their relationship grows, Oskar discovers that Eli is a vampire stuck in a little girl's body. The movie isn't scary at all, it's more of a twisted love story. It's tragic, but really beautiful. Does that make sense? Have any of you seen this movie or read the book? I'd be interested in knowing your thoughts if you have.

I finally got around to seeing Up last week. This was one of those movies where I heard it was sad because of the old man so I didn't really want to see it. I'm such a baby. Needless to say, I ended up loving it. The dog, Doug, was my absolute favorite! The story was fast-paced and exciting and there were so many funny lines.

Well, I can honestly say that I never thought I would see Twilight. I have just had no interest in the series. But it came up on Netflix a couple of weeks ago so I thought I'd watch it to see what all the fuss was about. I'm hooked now! I flew through the first one and couldn't wait to see New Moon. Loved it! Prior to these movies, I was the biggest K*risten Stewart hater, but there is something about her portrayal of Bella Swan that makes her endearing. I'm anxiously awaiting the third movie, Eclipse, this summer!

Any other movie recommendations
for this nervous movie watcher??!

{ps - please let me know if you are an anxious movie watcher too...i don't want to be the only one!}

Thursday, April 1, 2010

short and sweet

Happy April!

spring. Pictures, Images and Photos

My favorite month is finally here!

I hope everyone is having a lovely week and
the sun is shining, wherever you may be!