Good Morning Friends!
Last night was a very special night because it was *drumroll please* Date Night! Jake and I almost never go out just the two of us. In fact it’s mid July and we have only been out just the 2 of us one other night this year. Needless to say, this date night was long over due.
I have been wanting to see Baby Driver since I saw the preview and finally Jake asked for a date night enough times that he wore me down. We decided to see it at iPic since it’s more than just a theater but rather an experience.
From the moment I walked in I was instantly relaxed. The lighting is rather dim and there is a nice aura about the place. We checked in at the concierge desk and she kindly escorted downstairs to the lounge and theater area. As you can see from the photos above there is an entire lounge area where you can sit, talk, and order food/drinks before or after the movie. I loved this area and it was the perfect place to grab a drink and talk a bit before the movie.
When it was time to be seated for the movie the manager on duty kindly walked us to our seats and gave a tour of the sitting area. Our seats were waiting for us with pillows and a fleece blanket. How awesome is that? I always wish I had snuck a blanket into the theater before so this was like a dream come true. I was also impressed with the amount of storage available. There was a place for my purse and everything.
We ordered food before the movie started and they brought it out to us in courses during the movie. It seriously couldn’t have been better timed how they brought it out either. First, when the previews were starting an attendant brought each seat their bag of popcorn (the best part!) Then as the movie was starting our drinks were delivered. I got a coke and Jake got an orange cream and they also brought us each a water. It was so nice having a ice cold glass to drink from instead of a paper cup. A few minutes later our appetizer was brought out, warm pretzels with mustard and jalapeño cheese. Yum! Towards the middle of the movie we were brought tater tots and sliders. I was so full off eating my entire popcorn, but these tater tots couldn’t keep me away. I never realized how much I loved tater tots before. The sliders were super yummy too! When the movie was ending is when our dessert was brought out, Smores a la mode! It was so delicious and the perfect thing to end the movie with. Our waitress was also the nicest girl on the planet. I wanted to give her a hug at the end because she was seriously a rock star and made our night unforgettable with her attentiveness to making sure everything was perfect for us.
On our walk back to the car I couldn’t stop smiling. It was by far the best date night we had gone on since having Lila. Also something about walking through the One Colorado alley at night with the twinkling lights gives me the kind of magical feeling you get around Christmas time. We might just have to make date night a more regular thing. Oh and Baby Driver did it not disappoint. If you haven’t seen yet runnnn to theaters. Literally stop what you’re doing and go to the theater. IT’S SO GOOD.
*This post is in collaboration with iPic Theaters Pasadena. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.
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Last night was a very special night because it was *drumroll please* Date Night! Jake and I almost never go out just the two of us. In fact it’s mid July and we have only been out just the 2 of us one other night this year. Needless to say, this date night was long over due. — I have been wanting to see Baby Driver since I saw the preview and finally Jake asked for a date night enough times that he wore me down. We decided to see it at 🎥@ipictheaters since it’s more than just a theater but rather an experience. — On our walk back to the car I couldn’t stop smiling. It was by far the best date night we had gone on since having Lila. Also something about walking through the One Colorado alley at night with the twinkling lights gives me the kind of magical feeling you get around Christmas time. We might just have to make date night a more regular thing. Oh and Baby Driver did it not disappoint. If you haven’t seen yet runnnn to theaters. Literally stop what you’re doing and go to the theater. IT’S SO GOOD.
Yesterday me and my sister rounded up the kiddos to go Casetify store on Abbot Kinney. They were hosting a special event for us where the kids could make artwork and then when they were done crafting we got to pick our favorite masterpieces to turn into phone cases. It was amazing. The kids had so much fun and I loved seeing their eyes light up at the craft station going to town on their projects. I can’t even handle the cuteness they created. If you follow me on Instagram then you saw the behind the scenes on my InstaStories. When I get the case in the mail I will be sure to share it here in my next post.
After the kids were done crafting we decided to take advantage of the awesome parking spot that we scored and walk around Abbot Kinney for a bit. It was such a beautiful day since it was warm and overcast, in my opinion a perfect combination. We stopped by Blue Bottle for iced lattes and Blue Star for donuts and in between found all of these adorable walls. Both kiddos ended up falling asleep on the walk back to the car which was a #MomWin.
A Bit About This Stroller: I love this stroller because not only does it turn heads but also maneuvers like a dream. The bottom basket was jam packed with the kid’s stuff like outfit changes, water bottles, snacks, balloon animals, and who the heck knows what else but it didn’t effect the smoothness of the ride at all. It also folds up into one piece which is super awesome because our old stroller was two pieces and much harder to break down. It also came with all the accessories, instead of them all being sold separately. How annoying is it when you get a stroller and then you have to buy -everything- separate?! I loved that with this Kangaroo stroller everything is right there in the box. Because it’s a single stroller the kids have to trade off between sitting in the stroller / being worn in a carrier. It’s funny to see them fight over who gets to sit in the stroller, it reminds me of calling shotgun to sit the front seat.
I hope everyone had a fun weekend with family and friends!
I have still been at home recovering, so one of my favorite things to do with Lila is picnic in the front yard. She loves it because she loves to be outside and I love it because I feel like we are doing something without having to leave home. She gets so excited for our picnics and will choose random things that she wants to bring outside. I always let her fill a basket with fruit from the fridge because what’s the harm in that, right? She will usually eat the apple out of all the fruit she brings out because cantaloupe, mango, and orange all require preparation. My favorite guilt free afternoon snack that makes it to our picnic has to be Harvest Snaps.
If you haven’t tried Harvest Snaps you are seriously missing out. Harvest Snaps are made from real, all-natural peas. They have tons of protein and low fat and sodium. I have been eating them for years and my favorite part is that I have no guilt about snacking on them. Lila and my husband love them almost as much as me, so I always have a snack bag full of them in my diaper bag. They are perfect to take on the go and easy to eat in the car for long drives.
There are also eight different flavors, each better than the last. So you can still switch things up with a new flavor here and there. My favorite flavor is the light salted, because I think they are perfect. I’ll switch things up with tomato basil or mango chile lime. They are also gluten free and dairy free, so that’s a win!
I hope everyone had a great long weekend with family. If you are looking for a delicious, healthy snack for at home or on the go, you can find Harvest Snaps near the produce section almost anywhere. Happy Snacking!
*Thank you to Harvest Snaps for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
After a long week at home recovering surgery it felt so good to get dressed in something other than pajamas and hit the town. The second Jake got home from work we went to our local mall so that Lila could run around freely and I could get some fresh air. I wore my new dress from Olive Ave and it instantly became my new favorite. I seriously want my closet to have 20 of these dresses in different colors and patterns. It is comfortable and perfect for adventures.
Thank you to everyone for your sweet comments, messages, and emails with well wishes. Every single one of them lifted my spirit! I can’t wait to feel 100% again. My family has been a huge help this week, whether it was entertaining Lila or keeping me company. I have the best parents and siblings and it’s times like these that make me love them 100x’s more.
I hope everyone has a great weekend!
On Monday morning Lila and I attended a super fun breakfast for LA Bloggers at the Springs in Downtown LA. After the breakfast we got to spend a whole hour getting meet and mingle with our favorite brands. It was such a fun morning and Lila loved all the pink donuts, glitter tattoos, and fun crafts. I’ve rounded up my top favorite shops and I can’t wait to share them with you!
Thanks for reading!
*Photos via Babycinno Kids
Today and just in time for Mother’s Day I am sharing with you my favorite flower shop! The Bouqs Co. is a Venice CA-based flower company that ships beautiful ‘Bouqs’ from their farms directly to customers. Living in Los Angeles I love shopping at small, local shops around me. All their farms practice sustainable, eco-friendly farming, and they cut only what they sell – so they don’t waste 1 out of every 3 stems like others. Who can’t get on board with that?! So awesome.
Every year for Mother’s Day my mom gets a bouquet for me and this year I’ll be getting her one for BOUQS. I also like to get one for my sisters, closest mommy friends, and even my neighbor. Because who doesn’t like getting flowers? I love giving them almost as much as I love getting them so today I am sharing with a very special 20% off code so that you can check a special woman in your life off your list. You can use code: XOCELESTEWRIGHT for 20% off your order. You’re welcome 😉
One of my favorite parts of motherhood is watching Lila blossom. Lately she has become so outgoing and so sweet to other children and it really makes me proud to be her momma. I love looking over and seeing that she is sharing with other children or that she is helping a smaller kiddo do an activity. She also loves babies when they are in their carseats and will be so sweet to them. I really love watching her personality develop and seeing her sweet spirit grow. I am so happy to be her momma!
Happy Mother’s Day to all you lovely mommas out there. Xoxo
*Thank you to BOUQS for sponsoring this post.
**You can use code: XOCELESTEWRIGHT for 20% off your order