October 7, 2012 § Leave a Comment
April 28, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Last summer I started coming to the OC Mart Mix for Portola Coffee. They make my favorite iced mocha. Back then most of the space was still empty but recently, it’s really gotten going. Now there’s a cheese shop, gelato shop, sushi, and waffle sandwich place a la Bruxie. In addition, there’s several interesting shops that sell things ranging from bicycles to clothes to what I call hipster antiques. On Saturdays there’s also a small farmer’s market in the parking lot. The market itself isn’t particularly exciting, but they do also invite several of my favorite food trucks so I might add it to our brunch rotation :) In any case, it’s a neat little place, definitely worth checking out.
March 21, 2012 § Leave a Comment
July 24, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Next week I’m leaving on a trip to go to Seattle, St. Louis, and New York. I want to take my camera with me everywhere, but I don’t want to LOOK like I have my big dslr with me everywhere. SO! I’ve been looking high and low for a bag that will not scream BIG FANCY CAMERA. Especially since I have a brand new one coming my way this week! Anyhow, so meet my new favorite bag! (or I really should say two bags.)
Originally, I thought about getting one of those Kelly Moore bags. They’re pretty fashionable, but even the smallest one seemed too big for me and my petite frame. Instead, I found the ONA camera bag insert. At $60, it’s not cheap. But, it’s the perfect size to hold my Nikon D80 with a lens attached and 1 extra lens. It also has pockets for credit cards, SD cards, and lens caps. And, since it’s an insert, it turns any bag that fits into a camera bag! For me, I wanted to find something just big enough for the insert (so that the bag isn’t too big) but also had a pocket or two that could hold my iphone and keys.
Enter this little gem of a bag from H&M. I’ll freely admit, the quality isn’t superb, but since I really only would use this bag on vacations, it doesn’t seem that big a deal. Plus, it’s only $25. It has a top handle as well as a longer strap so you can wear it crossbody. There is also an outside pocket that would hold my keys and cell phone. As a bonus, my ipad fits too! All around, it’s just a little bigger than the green bag I carry around everyday. So for ladies out there who don’t want to carry around a big, ugly camera bag, I highly recommend an insert!