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Fashionably Late: August 2016 Events!

Catching Up Any Second Now

I cannot believe yet another month has come and gone!  Dominic is now back in school and we’re settling in for our Fall/Winter schedule.  This year, it means fitting in lots of school events, as well as accommodating my work/blogging/concert-going schedule with my husband’s busy business travel/golf schedule.  Speaking of concerts, I’ll do a recap soon, and will call out special concerts like the Rick Astley concert at the famous Troubador at the beginning of August.  Yes, you read that right:  Rick Astley, famous for the hit “Never Gonna Give You Up”, played only two sold-out shows in the US this year, one in New York and one in LA.  My best friend, Janice and I not only got to witness Rick all live and up close, but we also got to meet him afterwards!

So here is the mini-catch up, followed by separate posts for Elite Netoworking Group’s “A Night of Fashion & Fun” & the ZIUR Designs Fall 2016 Fashion Show.

Cheers and here’s to another great month!

Golf Channel AM Tour 2016 Wrap-Up

GCAM Tour 2016 Top Finishes Collage


I am very proud to say that my husband closed out the 2016 Golf Channel Amateur Tour by not only promoting from the Hogan flight to the Palmer flight in their “Journey to Better“, but he was also named “Player of the Year” in his previous flight!  Congratulations honey!

Love Tatum Sample Sale – 8/6/16

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At the beginning of August, I took Dominic and Joey for the last sample sale at Love Tatum.  It was my first time visiting Tatum’s studio, and since she has an adorable little French Bulldog, I knew it would be okay to bring Joey along for the outing.  I bought a new little silver ring and Dominic enjoyed the refreshments.

Also, congratulations to Tatum for being selected as a finalist for the “Woman of the Year 2016” through San Diego Magazine!

National Accessory Month at Bubbles Boutique – 8/13/16




Lindsay of Affordably Accessorized




With Fatsani, one of the talented co-founders of TaSanni Designs


With Gayleen, owner of Bubbles Boutique (I bought that cute little top and purse)

Lindsay Ryan of Affordably Accessorized is a blogger friend and fellow San Diego Style Blogger.  She announced the debut of August as “National Accessory Month” and asked bloggers and influencers to celebrate accessorizing and accessories all through the month.  I participated in one of her events at Bubbles Boutique mid-month, and not only did I get to spend some time with Lindsay herself, but I got to see Fatsani of TaSanni Designs and chatted with Bubbles Boutique owner Gayleen.  I also participated myself with showcasing some of my favorite accessories on Instagram and here on my blog.  Looking forward to what next year has in store!

Pre-KAABOO Party at Mercedes-Benz El Cajon – 8/13/16

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With Vanessa of Vanessa Balli, host of the Pre-KAABOO Party at Mercedes-Benz of El Cajon

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With davyrockett, Sandi King and Joshua Taylor of King Taylor Project.  They are so awesome live, check out their show listing here!

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Right after I left Bubbles Boutique, I headed over to Mercedes-Benz of El Cajon to check out the festivities as fellow blogger Vanessa Balli hosted the Pre-KAABOO Party!  Food was provided by Sausage & Meat, raffle prizes were given away every hour, pampering was done inside the showroom, and live music was provided by King Taylor Project and their friend davyrockett.

It definitely was a nice day to get out and enjoy a taste of what it will be like at KAABOO.  Are you going?  I’m going on Saturday September 17, courtesy of the tickets my friend Angi won at the Foodie Fest Encinitas Media Party back in May (post here)!

Weekend in Pictures: Anniversary Get Away To Palm Springs

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A couple of weekends ago, my hubby and I had a lovely little get away to Palm Springs.  The first time we went as a family was back in 2011 (post here).  This time it was to celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary.  We didn’t have a set plan on what to do or where to go, other than Deon’s scheduled tee time (of course).  If you’re wondering, I slept in while he played, then hit Downtown for a little shopping.  We winged it the entire weekend and simply aimed for relaxation.  The result was one of the best little mini-breaks we have had in a long time, filled with good food, good shopping (we even found a record store), and of course alone time with the love of my life.  Could anything be better?

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Our cute little room at the Days Inn Palm Springs.

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How beautiful is the Escena Golf Course?

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Art representing life…

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My hubby’s first time eating escargot at Lulu California Bistro.  I’ve had it before, so I knew what to expect.  I think the jury is still out for Deon on the whole edible snail thing!

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Peabodys Cafe Food Collage

The “Best Bloody Mary Ever”, a Ruben sandwich and Patty Melt at Peabody’s Café.  The food was definitely delicious, and that Bloody Mary was pretty good, too!

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We spent quite a bit of time in here…our haul in an upcoming post!

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Our final breakfast in Palm Spring was at Rick’s Restaurant (and across the street is Rick’s Desert Grill).  Forgot to take pictures because we were getting ready to hit the road!

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One of my favorite pictures of the two of us, taken at Hair of The Dog English Pub.  Can’t you just feel how relaxed we are?  Such a fantastic weekend!

Weekend in Pictures: The Farmers Insurance Open 2013

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Last week, my family and I attended the Farmers Insurance Open held at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla.  If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that my husband is an avid golfer and fan of the sport.  He was able to acquire two season passes this year, so we attended the Zurich Pro-Am, which was last Wednesday.  Pictures were only allowed to be taken during the first three days of the event, so we were very lucky to go on Wednesday.  Not only did we get some fantastic pictures, but we also were able to get autographs and get up close and personal with some of the players.

My husband and I have been to the Farmers Insurance Open before, but without our son because he was too young at the time.  Now that he’s nearly four, we thought it was the perfect time to take him.  Dominic did such an amazing job at listening and being quiet when the time called for it.  He said that he had an “awesome time”, which leads me to believe that he not only truly understands the game of golf, but actually loves it.  We walked around for only about four hours because we could tell that Dominic needed a nap.  Being on such a great course got Deon itching to play, so he dropped us off and hit the links for a quick game.  He must have been inspired by the day because he golfed for three eagles in a row in the first three holes, and had the best score he’s had in nine holes (-5).  I guess it just takes being surrounded by greatness to light a fire in him and bring out the best in his game!

One of the best moments to come out of this event was when Deon went to get Hunter Mahan’s autograph.  Deon was able to catch him before he moved onto the next hole, and here is the conversation that took place:

Deon: “Hey Hunter, can I get your autograph for my boy?”

Hunter: “Where’s the boy?” (Looking around, and not seeing any small child near by.)

Deon: “Uh…” (Looking behind him, not realizing that we were sitting down a few feet away.): 

A voice from the distance:  “It’s for his inner boy!” (Laughing from the small crowd around us.)

Deon:  “Here he is!” (Me, running with Dominic after hearing the initial exchange.)

Hunter: “Why doesn’t he ask me himself?”

Deon: “He’s shy…”

Everyone around then laughed and Hunter happily signed the autograph.  See, the pros are just regular guys, ready to give a good ribbing, but only if you’re ready to take it, and my husband certainly was!

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Dominic checking out the pairings guide for who was going to tee up next.

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Watching Bo Van Pelt.

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We needed to chill after all that walking!

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My husband was responsible for getting the really great shots of the players in action.


Rickie Fowler


Dustin Johnson


Jeff Overton


Tiger Woods

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Aaron Baddeley


Hunter Mahan


Torrey Pines South Course, 18th Hole


Brandt Snedeker & Trevor Hoffman

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Deon and Dominic getting Brandt Snedeker’s autograph

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Getting Trevor Hoffman’s autograph (yes, formerly of the San Diego Padres!)

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Deon & Trevor

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Rickie Fowler, up close & personal!

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Dominic and his signed Rickie Fowler hat

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Autographs: Rickie Fowler, Brandt Snedeker, Trevor Hoffman, Hunter Mahan

(Pictures 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 by Deon Chen)

Weekend in Pictures: The Best Day Ever!

For Mother’s Day last weekend, we celebrated first at home with a simple lunch with my sister, her husband and my niece, myself, my husband, my son and our mom.  I then treated my niece to a spa day while my hubby took our son out for a game of mini-golf.  After I treated Mei-Lin and myself to a mani-pedi, we shopped for two pretty rings because she gave me such a beautiful set of stackable ones.  My sister said she picked them out herself (Mei-Lin already has great taste)!  We then had Tutti Frutti yogurt to end our day of relaxation.  Meanwhile, my husband called us and proudly proclaimed Dominic shot his first hole-in-one on #12!  As Mei-Lin said, that was the best day ever.  Hope you had a great weekend!

First Time Golfer

One sunny afternoon, my husband decided to take us golfing with him at a local golf course in National City.  Dominic has been to a driving range, but never out on an actual course.  This was the perfect day and the perfect course to take him to because it’s only 9 holes and my husband wasn’t paired up with another golfer or group.  I was not only impressed with how much my husband’s golf game has improved, but with how well-behaved my son could be.  It was quite the relaxing day.  Have a great weekend!

Dominic holding his daddy’s treasured R11.

Enjoying the beautiful day while my boys hit the links.

Dominic on the putting green.

Third Time is a Charm!

My husband won his 3rd golf amateur tournament in his flight this past Sunday!  The tournament was held at the Sterling Hills Golf Club on June 19.  He scored an 83 (+12), which is his best score to date (full leaderboard for his flight can be seen here).  With this win, he not only was promoted to the next flight (from Jones to Sarazen), but he also qualifies for the National Championship in September.  Great job honey!

Update:  Here is the write up from The Golf Channel and a picture of my hubby with his new plaque!

Sterling Hills Shootout Lives up to it’s Name

The Jones Flight also had a large field on Father’s Day, and several players had outstanding rounds. The top five players were all within three shots of each other, and it took an exceptional back nine for Deon Chen to pull off the victory. Chen continues to improve his game and looks forward to a Sarazen Flight promotion in his future, which may be soon after his fine score of 83 on Sunday. Chris Plaumer also played exceptionally well and managed a second place finish with his score of 84. Ex Wongsuwonloet posted a round of 85 to take third by himself. Yuri Pikover and Mark Millard tied for fourth, just missing the podium, with comparable rounds or 86 at Sterling Hills Golf Course.

(Images courtesy of Golf Channel AM Tour)

My Husband Wins His First Amateur Golf Tournament!

My husband has been playing golf for more than a year now, and has just started amateur tournament play within the last few months. His hard work has finally paid off and he has won his first tournament!

Last Sunday (March 6), he played the OC Invitational at Tijeras Creek Golf Club through The Golf Channel. Check out this fantastic quote from the site. Great job honey!

OC Invitational Draws Record Field; Tijeras Creek Plays Difficult

Deon Chen, who had not broken 100 in three previous attempts on Tour, blitzed the Jones Flight by firing an unbelievable round of 83 on Sunday.

(My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the people affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  Here is a link on Yahoo! if you want to help.)