– it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas –

– these headphones given to me by my sweet hubs so he can snooze while I catch up on my Housewives –

– a beautiful hike in Laguna –

– meeting the incredibly kind and fun Tamra Barney Judge at the Kendra Scott Fashion Island holiday launch –

– this cute fellow outside the Kitson at Fashion Island –

Welcome to the weekend!  Christian has begun working nights and so we now get to spend about an hour together a day…bleh. I am so envious of couples who both have normal jobs and actually get to go to dinner and hang out regularly!  They say absence makes the heart grow fonder…is that even if your married?  Caroline Manzo (Real Housewives of New Jersey) seems to think so.

Speaking of the Real Housewives, I had the pleasure of being invited to attend the Kendra Scott LUXE Collection launch party on Tuesday evening at Fashion Island, meeting both Kendra Scott and….TAMRA BARNEY-JUDGE of the Real Housewives of Orange County.  Can I say I’ve never been so starstruck?  Y’all know I watch every show on Bravo!, especially all of my housewives.  Tamra was so kind and approachable, talking to me about where I moved from, what I do, etc.  She even grabbed my hand to compliment my engagement ring!  She’s even more hilarious and fabulous in person than I thought she was and now I’m an even bigger fan (if that’s even possible).  I now just need to find Vicki and Heather and my OC Housewife dreams are complete.

I plan to have some girlfriend and fall weather time this weekend.  What are your plans?  Do you watch the Real Housewives of OC?  Who’s your favorite?  I’ve been watching the new Beverly Hills ladies and I think I have a huge crush on Joyce.  She’s so beautiful I can hardly look at her.  I love some pageant girls!  Talk to me.  Give me your real housewife confessions.  A HUGE thank you to reader Rachel B. who shared that RHBH vulture.com article with me last Friday.  ABSOLUTELY hilarious – a new one for this week’s recap!  Thank you so much for reading – have a beautiful weekend!  XO –

PS – Who else is obsessed with this Lady Gaga Fashion! track on her new album?  I literally think I’ve listened to it 25x.

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  1. I love any opportunity to talk Housewives! haha the OC is by far my favorite, but being an East Coast gal, I haven’t gotten a chance to meet any of them! I love Tamra, and Heather is my favorite. So far on Housewives I’ve met Kathy Wakile, Danielle Staub, and Bethenny Frankel. Kathy and Bethenny were super sweet…Danielle was…kinda cray cray! Haha But I stalked her all the way through my local Shoprite, so I might be the crazy one! lol

    1. OH MY GOSH you have made quite a list!! Bethenny – that is HUGE!! Where did y’all meet!!?? Tell me everything.

      And for the record, I would have 100% done the same thing.

    2. haha I know I am crossing them off my list one by one! I think I live in the same town as Danielle because I run into her everywhere.
      To meet Bethenny I bought tickets to a party she was throwing at the NYC Food & Wine Festival for Skinnygirl. She spent most of the time behind a velvet rope, but it was still super fun. She is like ten times more gorgeous and tiny in person if you can imagine! I’m glad to know Tamra was so fun and cool too, she looks beautiful in your picture! I got a picture with Bethenny and in it I have total crazy eyes because I was so excited:

      I am happy to have met Bethenny, my other dream bravo-lebrity to meet would be Rachel Zoe. Maybe Someday!

    3. First of all, that photo and blog post are amazing. You do NOT have crazy eyes and I absolutely LOVE that you said she smells good. HAHAHA I would 100% be open to smelling B.Frankel.

      I’m totally with you on RZ. That baby of hers should be a Ralph Lauren baby model. Ridiculously attractive.

  2. LOVE Housewives. And I’m like you, I watch them all. I have to say my fav is RHOBH and Lisa, and I’m kind of sad that I think she is going to look bad this season 🙁

    1. I am so with you!!! Both Lisa and Kyle are made out to look terrible this season. What are we going to do!?!?

  3. Always enjoy reading your Friday’s Five posts! SOO jealous you got to meet Tamra! I am addicted to anything and everything Bravo Network related. My husband can’t stand it..but I need my drama-filled fix! 🙂 Happy Friday!

    1. Crazy right!?!? I have to find the others. Something about the OC housewives seems easier to approach….I don’t know if I would have the courage to speak to the Beverly Hills ladies!

  4. I would have been starstruck as well and the fact that she complemented you!!! WOO HOO!! My husband has been trying to buy me headphones for our bedroom as well…I wonder if it’s time to allow that purchase to happen! Have a great weekend and I always enjoy your friday five posts!!


    1. Thank you so much for reading! You definitely need the headphones. I thought they would be great to have but I am kind of obsessed with them. As in, staying up until 1AM watching TV obsessed.

      Come to think of it, maybe you shouldn’t get them if you love your sleep!! XOXO

  5. Holy all, that Vulture article was THE BEST. Thank you for that. I adore Tamra and all her volatile dysfunction; love how she speaks her mind even when her mind should pipe down. I would die to have you meet and describe Vicki…please continue the quest and don’t give up. Maybe you need, ahem, some life insurance???

    1. A reader shared that with my last week and I was ALL OVER IT. So glad you enjoyed!! Your life insurance idea…absolutely amazing. YES.


    1. Have you read her book? I may have bought it and read it in 3 days.

      Not kidding.

      Read the book. It’s awesome.

  6. 1. so jealous you got to meet Tamra, I would be completely starstruck too as she is DEF my fave housewife. 2. Thank you so so much for sharing that Housewives recap because it is hilarious!

    Enjoy your weekend!


  7. I’ve loved your blog and am so happy you are in So Cal! I get my hair cut by the guy who cuts/does Vicki’s hair (and also Jeana’s if you remember her.)
    Send me an email and I’ll give you the names/numbers – seriously best hair in OC. I drive from Manhattan Beach down for a cut.

    xo to you and hope you enjoy your time here. Btw, Jan and Feb are my most favorite months here. It can be downright beautiful and no crowds at the beach!

    Kelli at lunchboxjokes@gmail.com

    1. Of course I remember Jeana! Her kids are actually crazy good looking – did you see them recently on WWHL? Her baseball son is a model – NOT KIDDING.

      I can’t wait for the chilly weather – this summer has been so warm!! Totally emailing you!! xoxo

  8. You need to hang around Crystal Cove if you want your Fancypants run in! My family has a house up there and my mom’s run into Mrs. Dubrow twice in Starbucks! 🙂

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