A few months ago, I discovered the greatest sweepstakes. The Dodgers will be playing their season opener in Australia this year, so I thought I’d test my luck and enter for a chance to win!
And guess who won…??
ME!!!! Can’t believe it to this day…
My sister and I will be going to Sydney, Australia mid-March to enjoy the Dodgers season opener! Free roundtrip airfare, hotel stay near the Opera House, and 2 platinum level tickets to the first game of the season.
I’ve been trying to plan places to visit and eat while in Sydney…and there’s so much I would like to do. What are some recommendations?
A new month…which means a new box!
Here’s what’s inside the November 2013 PopSugar Must Have box…
Barefruit Crunchy Sea Salt Caramel Apple Chips
*Baked with 100% real fruit
Lands’ End Single Canvas Wine Tote
*This month’s box comes with either the Naughty or Nice candle- a spicy wooded scent or sweet vanilla fragrance.
Maison De Monaco Strawberry & Blackcurrant Cream Preserves
Michael Stars Wrap
*Wear this as a scarf or a shawl. Perfect for the fall/winter!
CanvasPop $30 Gift Card
The Soap & Paper Factory Roland Pine Shea Butter Soap || Absolute! Nail Polish Remover Pads
My POPSUGAR Must Have Box for October is here!!! I like it SO much more than the September box.
Note: Announced today…the box is going to go up in price to $39.95/month. =( Use the code REFER5 to get $5 off!
Here’s what’s inside the October box…
Each box comes with a card with a description of each item.
THE CAN’T COOK BOOK
This cookbook is filled with basic how-to’s on kitchenware and delicious recipes!
NYX Liquid Liner & Smokey Shadow Palette
Gorjana Charity Bali Bead Bracelet
In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month…this bright pink bracelet was included. Not sure if I will wear this because it’s so bright. 100% of the proceeds for this piece go to charity Breast Cancer Connections.
Julep for POPSUGAR Duo
I was so excited to see nailpolish in this month’s box. It came with a beautiful blue polish with a top coat.
Jane Tran Bobby Pins
Six glittery bobby pins…perfect for clipping my hair!
The Wet Brush
Supposedly this brush eliminates all tugging, tearing, pulling, and ripping of the hair. We’ll see how well it works!
The Crispery Halloween Crispycake
So excited to see some sweets in this month’s box. This huge rice crispy treat is so chewy and soft and best of all…it’s not too sweet! The top is a layer of more marshmallow with sprinkles.
This was another subscription box that I was interested in! So when I saw this, I was so excited to see that I will get $20 off my first purchase! Yay!
October’s box definitely got me hooked on POPSUGAR!
This was a very cute and quiet bar.
The Can Can
A restaurant/burlesque show. Food and show were both not that good.
Had an interesting and strange experience here…
Knee High Stocking Co
This place is so small, but so cute. Need to ring the doorbell to enter.
Theo Chocolate Factory Tour
So interesting and learned a lot about chocolate and the process of making chocolate. So many samples! Theo is the first and only fair trade and organic chocolate company. It can be found at Whole Foods- and I highly recommend the milk chocolate/salted almond chocolate bar.
the sad Charlie Brown cacao tree
cute wall decor
cacao nibs. so bitter and it tasted weird!
handmade chocolate- in their kitchen
from top left going clockwise:
gray salted caramel, burnt sugar ganache (tasted like creme brulee), ghost chile caramel (not spicy!), and apple cider caramel
People asked me why I was going to Seattle for vacation…I honestly didn’t know, but I was happy I did! There was a lot to do & see!!
Nothing special, but we got lucky & went on a clear day!
on top of the Needle
such a beautiful day!!
those rails were so annoying!
Chihuly Glass Museum
I absolutely love places like this! This guy is so talented.. you may know him as the guy who made the flowers on the ceiling at Bellagio! His pieces were so beautiful!!
loved the colors
had to get on our hands & knees for this shot :)
again… but there’s so much to do & see here!
infamous gum wall
after sticking my gum on the wall
starbucks- of course!
I was very surprised, because this aquarium was bigger than I thought. My absolute favorite creatures were the sea otters!
Seattle Great Wheel
I love ferris wheels!
pretty photo taken by me :)
me! inside the wheel
Woodland Park Zoo
One of the coldest days during our trip. Most of the animals were not active…but we still had fun!
Saved my favorite for last! This cruise was super fun and saw the beautiful Seattle skyline!
before embarking on our cruise
love this shot!
please excuse our hair it was very windy
me & the skyline
Loved the food in Seattle… Some pictures to get you hungry.
My friends & I decided to take a tour of the Pike Place Market called the Seattle Bites Tour. It was a very helpful and informative tour of the Market, its food, and its history. Since we stayed near the Pike Place Market, we spent a lot of time roaming around this huge area!
Crepe de France
nutella, banana, almond crepe
Pike Place Chowder
the best chowder?
chipotle corn chowder was delish!
Seattle’s Best Coffee
basmiti rice with chicken masala
Uli’s Famous Sausage
chicken sausage w/ dijon mustard & sauerkraut
a store filled with different flavors of balsamic vinegar & olive oils
The Crumpet Shop
a crumpet with honey
Daily Dozen Donuts
tubs of cheese–soon to be curd
Russian bakery: apple cinnamon roll
fish being tossed
dungeoness crab cocktail
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar (Downtown Seattle)
The very cool wine display in the middle… seating also available upstairs
chicken avocado sandwich
mac & cheese
My fave: vanilla bean creme brulee
With out champagne cocktails.
RN74 (Downtown Seattle)
One of Michael Mina’s restaurants.
list of wine
foie gras sliders
was so good!!!
Serious Pie Chef: Tom Douglas
sweet fennel, sausage, peppers, provolone
soft cooked free range eggs, cotechino sausage, scamorza, tuscan kale
Dahlia Lounge Chef: Tom Douglas
best crab cakes
variety of cookies