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Weekend in Pictures: The Nutella Breakfast Tour & The Target + Neiman Marcus Collection




I know it’s a Friday, and I usually do my “Weekend in Pictures” posts on a Monday, but I had to move this to accommodate my niece’s birthday post.  I’ve spoken about my love for Nutella in a couple of posts (here and here), and my hubby has been eating Nutella since he was five, back when he visited Germany.  Although it’s not very Whole30, my family had to visit their truck when I heard that the Nutella Breakfast Tour was coming to San Diego.  They made a stop at the Mission Valley Mall, and we got free samples, stickers and shirts.  I think I was way more excited than my husband or son about the whole event!

On the same weekend, I checked out the Target + Neiman Marcus Collection.  I was glad to see that the Target at the Mission Valley Mall was pretty well stocked.  I’ve had my eye on the Proenza Schouler sweatshirt, so that was the only thing I bought during that visit (it’s completely adorable, and I’ll be sure to think up an outfit to post).  I think I’m going to have to sneak off on my own to spend a little more time looking at everything to see if I like anything else (the Marc Jacobs rose gold pouch, Brian Atwood studded leather gloves and Prabal Gurung cape come to mind).  This is not at all a hint to my husband for possible Christmas gift ideas…

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My hubby will be off this weekend to see the Pittsburgh Steelers play the San Diego Chargers in the Steel City with his buddy.  Since I had my girl’s trip with Janice this summer in Europe, it’s only fitting that he has a get away as well to see his all time favorite team with just the boys.  We’ll be busy celebrating Mei-Lin’s birthday with a get together, which will be this weekend as well (I’m making the cake, so I’ll post pictures of the finished product).  Hope you have a great weekend!

Photos 1 & 2 by Deon Chen.  All other photos taken with an iPhone.

Randomness: Nutella Day, February 5th

The first time I ever had Nutella was when I was visiting my aunt in Toronto.  She was putting it on her toast during breakfast.  I was quite confused about the thick chocolate spread instead of the regular butter or jelly.  Although I liked it, I never really got into it here in the States, just when it was available at the odd continental breakfast, plane ride or hotel room.

When I was pregnant with my son a couple of years ago, it seemed to be one of the few things I wanted to eat.  At one point,  I went through three jars in a month.  I especially loved it on bread or fruit.  I even created a little snack of my own what was a variation on something I had before:  Granny Smith apple slices, cream cheese and peanut butter on white bread.  My version was the apple slices, cream cheese, and Nutella on Hawaiian sweet bread.  It’s better than you could even imagine.

If you love the chocolate and hazelnut goodness that is Nutella like I do, tomorrow is the day for you!  I discovered recently that February 5th is Nutella Day.  Celebrate with recipes, sharing it on the web if you have a blog or social networking account, or just spread it on something good and enjoy.