The Lone Phone Booth


It’s been so long since I’ve seen a phone booth or a payphone that I had to take a picture with this one before it disappears for good. Took me back to my cell phone free days. How did we survive without our phones??  I find myself so consumed with social media (i.e. Instagram, Facebook, etc) – I forget to enjoy the people and environment around me.  The lone red phone booth was a nice reminder to slow my roll and enjoy the moments in life.

[Helen is wearing a polka-dotted cut out blouse from Anthropologie]

Thirsty Thursday!


It’s Thirsty Thursday in Napa and I’m eating  California sun-kissed grapes and sipping wine at V. Sattui Winery. So thankful for the nice escape from LA for a friend’s wedding. 


Stopped by Oxbow Public Market for fresh, locally grown, organic food. Thoroughly enjoyed the soy latte, crab taco, and steak. It was so delish! Will def add to my favorites for future Napa trips.


Another fave was Farmstead located in Long Meadow Ranch Winery. The charcuterie, skirt steak with chimichurri and ribs were to die for. YUM. Party in my mouth. Ordered the German chocolate pie (not pictured) to go to eat while reading Us Weekly in the hotel room.


My dress is from Anthropologie and sunglasses from Oliver Peoples.

Pizza Send-off!


20140703-133606-48966811.jpgSince it is one of the nurses’ last day in the ICU – we must give her a proper send-off with a bazillion boxes of pizza!

20140703-133607-48967102.jpgICU Pharmacists – ready to eat!

20140703-133607-48967372.jpgPizza brings everyone together! There will be no leftovers with these stomachs!

20140703-133607-48967672.jpgLook at these blinged-out shoes our fellow pharmasista got from Paris! Koreans love the BANJAK!

July is National Ice Cream Month. No, I did not make this up.


I’ve never needed an excuse to eat ice cream but I found one for the entire month! With July 4th right around the corner, I will show my patriotism by indulging in ice cream errrrrday. Mmmm. This is not just some bogus way to celebrate ice cream. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90 percent of the nation’s population. In the proclamation, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

And that is what I’ll do! Toodles