Sydney, Australia- Day 2

I can’t get over how beautiful it is here… I have been enjoying my time here so much, and it’s only been two days!

Starbucks
Decided to stop by Starbucks for a quick bite to eat in the morning. I noticed that the Venti iced cups were not as tall as the US and a tall frappucino costs about $6.50 AUD. Unbelievable! But how cute are these dolls…? 

The Rocks 
After breakfast, I headed over to The Rocks for some shopping. Every weekend, there are markets with local vendors. What made this trip even better was we ran into Stan Kasten & family here! Stan noticed us first & we had a fun conversation about Bondi Beach & Puig.

Lunch: Fine Foods 

Wagyu Burger

Ribeye Sandwich

Ribeye Sandwich

Government House & Botanical Gardens 
Just a few blocks from our hotel were the beautiful gardens & government house.

MLB Opening Series- Sydney Cricket Grounds
Finally, the day has come! This game was pretty packed with MLB fans from all over! It was great to see the Australian natives enjoy the game of baseball!

Scott Van Slyke

Scott Van Slyke

Sydney, Australia – Day 1

After a 15 hour flight, I made it to Sydney!
I started the sightseeing as soon as I could. Here are some highlights from my first day in Sydney!

Darling Harbour
Beautiful harbour with a mall, lots of restaurants, and the zoo/aquarium/museums.

Darling Harbour

Lunch: Momofuku Seibo
Decided to eat lunch at David Chang’s Momofuku in Sydney. Lunch consisted of 10 courses and I was so excited. However, this meal was very underwhelming…not as good as I thought. 

Momofuku Menu

The highlight of this day (possibly trip) was meeting the players! We happened to be eating lunch at The Star Hotel, which is where the players were all staying. As they got out of the bus, I got to meet the players. At one point, because I was so star struck when seeing Kershaw and Ethier, I couldn’t take a picture of approach them. However, I was lucky enough to meet a fewDodgers! What a great start to my trip =)

Juan Uribe

Juan Uribe

Hanley Ramirez

Hanley Ramirez

Ryu

Hyun Jin Ryu

Stan Kasten

President & Park-Owner of the Dodgers- Stan Kasten

Sydney Harbour Bridge & Opera House
It was a beautiful day to take a stroll around the harbour.

Mc Donald’s
Ended our day eating at Micky D’s. Ordered the Chicken Schniztel Sandwich & the Mc Spicy. First of all, why are the meals so expensive here? It cost about $8 AUD for a meal. The schnitzel reminded me of a chicken katsu. The McSpicy was way too spicy.

Mc Donalds

Stay tuned for day 2!

to the land down under…

Sweepstakes

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?

POPSUGAR Must Have Box | November 2013

A new month…which means a new box!

Here’s what’s inside the November 2013 PopSugar Must Have box… November 2013

Barefruit Crunchy Sea Salt Caramel Apple Chips

Barefruit Crunchy Sea Salt Caramel Apple Chips

*Baked with 100% real fruit

Lands' End Single Canvas Wine Tote

Lands’ End Single Canvas Wine Tote

 

Illume Candle

Illume Candle

*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

Maison De Monaco Strawberry & Blackcurrant Cream Preserves

 

Michael Stars Wrap

Michael Stars Wrap

*Wear this as a scarf or a shawl. Perfect for the fall/winter!

CanvasPop $30 Gift Card

CanvasPop $30 Gift Card

 

The Soap & Paper Factory Roland Pine Shea Butter Soap || Absolute! Nail Polish Remover Pads

The Soap & Paper Factory Roland Pine Shea Butter Soap || Absolute! Nail Polish Remover Pads

 

 

POPSUGAR Must Have Box | October 2013

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…

October 2013

 

Each box comes with a card with a description of each item.

THE CAN'T COOK BOOK

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

NYX Liquid Liner & Smokey Shadow Palette

 

Gorjana Charity Bali Bead Bracelet

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

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

Jane Tran Bobby Pins

Six glittery bobby pins…perfect for clipping my hair!

The Wet Brush

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

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.

Stitch Fix

Stitch Fix

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!

 

POPSUGAR Must Have Box | September 2013

I always heard about the subscription boxes, but was always hesitant about actually purchasing it. After some researching, I’ve decided to try out the POPSUGAR Must Have Box!

Each box contains a variety of beauty, fashion, home, food, or fitness items.

Price breakdown: Use the code REFER5 to get $5 off!

  • Monthly for $35/month
  • 3 months for $95
  • 6 months for $190
  • 1 year for $380 (1 month free!)

Items in the September 2013 box:

Sept 2013
Each box includes a booklet with a description of every item.
That’s It.Bar | This bar contains 1 apple & 2 apricots. It’s pretty sour with a weird texture, but doesn’t taste that bad
Energy Chews- They're really chewy with nice flavor
Sharkies Energy Chews | They’re really chewy with nice flavor
P.S. You’re Invited | Includes various DIY crafts
$25 gift card...awesome!!
Shoptiques.com | $25 gift card…awesome!!
Don't know how long these will last, but they look nice
Rifle Paper Co. Coaster Set | Don’t know how long these will last, but they look nice
Comes in various colors and perfect for keeping hair out of your face
Kitsch Headbands | Comes in various colors and perfect for keeping hair out of your face
Barr – Co. Original Scent Reed Diffuser... smells nice
Barr – Co. Original Scent Reed Diffuser | I was afraid the scent would be too strong, but it wasn’t too bad

Not bad for my 1st box! Can’t wait for the October box!! :)

Extras in Seattle

Smith
This was a very cute and quiet bar.

The Can Can
A restaurant/burlesque show. Food and show were both not that good.


Cha Chas
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

the sad Charlie Brown cacao tree

cute wall decor

cute wall decor

information sheet

information sheet

cacao nibs. so bitter and it tasted weird!

cacao nibs. so bitter and it tasted weird!

handmade chocolate- in their kitchen

handmade chocolate- in their kitchen

from left going clockwise: gray salted caramel, burnt sugar ganache (tasted like creme brulee), apple cider caramel, and the ghost chile caramel (not spicy!)

from top left going clockwise:
gray salted caramel, burnt sugar ganache (tasted like creme brulee), ghost chile caramel (not spicy!), and apple cider caramel