Super Bowl 50

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I’ve never been a huge sports fan, so unless I’m with football fans, I typically skip the Super Bowl in favor of doing nearly anything else possible. However, when I first learned that Super Bowl 50 was being held in my backyard {aka Santa Clara, California} way back in 2014, I decided that come Super Bowl weekend 2016 I would have to go to Levi’s Stadium to see what the most popular football game of the year is like. So, that Sunday, we made our way up to the Niner’s home {in the name of research} to see the Super Bowl experience truly was. While I knew I didn’t want to actually see the game, it was quite the experience to see the excitement that surrounded America’s favorite Sunday by driving to Levi’s Stadium on game day. And even without watching any of the actual game on TV or in real life {I’ve only to make it to two baseball games and two basketball games – because I danced during both halftime shows – in my entire life}, it was still one of the coolest experiences ever. I loved seeing the decor and lights, hearing the fans cheer, and experiencing what I’ve only ever seen on TV, in real life.

Last year, the game came back to our backyard – this time in sunny southern California – but I decided to stay in the second time around and watch the game {aka, the ads + halftime show} because I had already experienced the perfect, in-person Super Bowl six years earlier. This Sunday, I’m not sure where I’ll be or if football will even be a part of my day. But what I do know is that I will always remember that fun Super Bowl Sunday at Levi’s Stadium in 2016. After all, it was the perfect day with sunshine and a brisk breeze, surprisingly zero traffic, and plenty of military tanks and planes for security. I’m so excited to share a snapshot of our first “live” Super Bowl, in photographs, and I hope you enjoy whatever you do this Sunday, whether it is watching the Super Bowl, Puppy Bowl, or something else entirely.

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x Paris

A Dose of Pretty

{Jupiter peeking out through the clouds.}

Earlier this week, it suddenly struck me in my Pilates class that my favorite holiday {Valentine’s Day} is just two weeks away. Somehow, we have already completed 1/12th of 2023 and are two days into February at this point. It reminded me of the importance to slow down and take time to savor each day. Whether it is by playing with Brody, watching the stars and planets, chasing a sunset, or going on a walk by the water, I can never remind myself often enough to simply slow down and smell the roses. My favorite way of doing that this week was by chasing the green comet yesterday. After a delicious Indian dinner, we went up to the Angeles National Forest to find this visible-once-in-every-50,000-years comet, see the craters on the moon, and admire the twinkling stars in the night sky. It was one of the coolest experiences, and was well worth staying up past my bedtime and bundling up in all my sweaters to stay warm. The best part is you can still chase this comet for a few more days if you’d like to see this once in a million lifetimes experience. x

{The sunset and the storm make a beautiful combination.}
{Pink roses + morning raindrops.}
{Late afternoon beach walks where the sky and sea are the same shade of blue grey.}
{Chasing the green comet for a once in a 50,000 year chance. The first image shows the comet the way I saw it, and the second one helps you spot the actual thing.}

x Paris