We’re mid-makeover over here on the DPA, but I wanted to pop in and give a little update on what I’ve been up to. I’m in the process of showing this site a little love and planning a couple fun parties for this summer, plus planning a couple trips to Denver, Santa Cruz, and Portland.

1 // I’ve been hosting more yard and porch parties in Pasadena. I feel so lucky to live in a place with a yard, mountains, palm trees, and sweet friends to come over to have rosé and popcorn with me.

2 // I celebrated two years in Los Angeles. I sort of can’t believe it’s been that long, but I sure am thankful for all of the things that have happened in that time. I’m in such a good place right now–happy, loving my job, and excited for opportunities ahead.

3 // I took two short trips to San Francisco to start and finish a really special tattoo. I stayed in the marina with some of my favorite people ever, went out for meatballs and wine, perused bi-rite grocery and had A LOT of good coffee.

4 // I catered an event for the first time! I made a giant taco bar with Thug Kitchen’s beer & cauliflower tacos (plus lots of slow roasted pork shoulder). It pushed me out of my comfort zone and made me realize I’m capable of party-throwing for bigger groups than I thought.

5 // I went to vegan beer fest with my homegirl from Brewing Happiness. We had a lot of beer and treats, my favorite probably being fried brussels sprouts. This cake from Bramble Bake Shop was just beautiful.

6 // I’m home in Indiana right now for my brother’s graduation party. We made a taco bar to feed an army and three fun agua frescas (coconut guava, pineapple mango, and cucumber watermelon). I guess taco bars are kind of my thing right now?