Tag You're It!

I'm most certain I'm the last person to be tagged but thanks So Haute! I can't resist.....

1. What did you do 10 years ago?
Well I was 19 years old, going into my Junior year at San Diego State. I was probably at a Sigma Chi party doing a keg stand wearing a hideous outfit from Bebe. I was also an intern at KNSD, the local NBC station, with dreams of being an anchor woman.

2. Five items on my to-do list today:
Today is Sunday and there is  ZERO on my list......except the pool and barbecuing.

3. Snacks I enjoy:
Cracker Barrel w/crackers and a glass of Chardonnay......Tuscan white bean hummus from Trader Joe's with pita chips........Guac with anything!!!

4. What would you do if you were a billionaire?
What wouldn't I do??? Tell my husband to quit his job. Then buy major real estate..... a house on the water in my hometown (Newport Beach), wine country estate in Healdsburg,  and then a penthouse in NYC for my husband. Buy my parents and his parents a home of their choice. I would of course donate money to charity, focusing on education and women's health. Buy a private jet and travel the world. I would create a closet that would put Mariah Carey's to shame, and fill it with obnoxious amounts of designer clothes. Throw fabulous parties for all of my friends. Buy my way into hosting a TV show on Food Network where I travelled the world eating and drinking my face off. Then pay for the best trainers and plastic surgeons in the world to help keep my body in shape. Shit I'm vain....ahahaaaaa.

5. What places would you live?
California is it for me!!!!


Birthday Picnic

It's my husband's birthday today and what better place to celebrate than the beach! We love Zuma Beach and on the weekend we usually tie in brunch at The Sunset

The Sunset at Zuma!!

Today I thought it would be more fun to pack a picnic. I thought I'd share the menu....

Orzo salad with fresh citrus and red onion, T.M.P (tomato, mozzarella and proscuitto) sandwiches, and Tuscan Kettle chips (they are so addicting!). No birthday is complete without booze so of course we snuck a bottle of Rose onto the beach (in fraternity style plastic red cups).  You guys must try the pasta salad I made! I saw Giada make this on Everyday Italian. Giada used fregola pasta which I couldn't find at Whole Foods, so I used orzo. So refreshing and perfect on a warm, sunny day. The birthday boy was a big fan :)

Whatever you decide to eat, there is no better setting for a picnic! Happy Summer.