Half & Half

Hi! It is too hot to put on clothes so I just did my makeup in my usual spot (right in front of my windows) in my underwear. Just hoping all my neighbors in the huge apartment buildings across from me haven’t taken too much notice of my inability dress myself right after a shower haha. Yesterday I met Leah at Praça XV. There was a special event going on there this weekend and we got to see so many amazing performers including Xênia França, who I have been listening to all morning. She gives me SZA vibes! There was also an all-girls rap group and rap battles going on in the street. We didn’t stay out that late but I slept over ten hours this morning. Have a great Monday everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend too <3. 

Oi! É quente demais para colocar roupas, então eu só fiz minha maquiagem no meu lugar de sempre (bem na frente das minhas janelas) na minha calcinha. Apenas esperando que todos os meus vizinhos nos enormes prédios de apartamentos em frente a mim não tenham tomado muito conhecimento da minha incapacidade de me vestir logo após o banho, rsrs. Ontem conheci a Leah na Praça XV. Houve um evento especial acontecendo neste final de semana e tivemos a oportunidade de ver tantos artistas incríveis, incluindo Xênia França, que eu tenho ouvido a manhã toda. Confira ela!! Houve também um grupo de rap de meninas e batalhas de rap acontecendo na rua. Nós não ficamos fora tão tarde, mas eu dormi mais de dez horas esta manhã. Tenha uma ótima segunda-feira a todos! Espero que você tenha tido um bom final de semana também <3.

smooches

Mariamma

Sombrero

Hey hey! I just got back from getting my nails fixed. I went over to my friend Linda's house after work and her dog jumped up on me and broke a nail haha. I came home to grab a jacket before I bike to dance class in 30 min. Even though I get to be active at work I have been feeling so antsy. I need to be exercising more! My long walks on the beach are lovely, but they're not satisfying my need to sweat! A new gym is opening up around the corner though so that may be a good option. I wish there were more dance studios in DTLB! 

xoxo 

Mariamma

Bay Area

This weekend I headed to The Bay to visit my friend Xtina and see Solange play a life altering show at the Greek Theatre. Christina and I danced together in high school so we go way back. I stayed with her in Oakland and we did a lot of exploring - visiting Lake Merritt, Berkeley, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Golden Gate Bridge, and took a dance class (that I am still SO sore from) in the Mission District. We ate really well along the way too. All in all it was a pretty perfect weekend. 

xoxo 

Mariamma

Solange photo cred to @shelbymayes, @itgoesanandanand, and @rchlstl <3

Thursday Night Market

There are quite a few things that make Chico summer so wonderful, and Thursday Night Market is surely one. Every Thursday evening a few streets downtown are blocked off to make way for the throngs of people who come to shop at the booths and stands along the sides. There is anything from produce to clothes, to homemade soaps and food trucks. The city plaza is at the end of the street and there you can find a fountain that keeps kids cool and entertained while different community performances take place on an adjacent stage. This week there were hula dancers! I went with my mom this past week and we strolled around, watched the dancers and my friend Jesse who was singing and playing guitar in-between a couple booths. It was a lovely little evening that ended in getting a little saucy with my mom at a jazz bar afterwards. My mom is the cutest. 

<3 

Mariamma

Photos from the Week

Hello lovelies! We're oh-so-close to Friday and I can already feel the relief coming on! It has been yet another crazy week at work. We've been making so many new orders and it is my job to make sure all the info is entered into our system properly so I have been a busy bee. Cross your fingers for me that I don't have to stay late tomorrow! I just got home from my favorite hip-hop class in Torrance. Nothing makes me as happy as dancing ... and nothing makes me as sore! I love it. After not having a real variety of classes to take for the last few years, I can't imagine that I will ever take for granted how many amazing teachers/classes are at my fingertips in LA. I feel so fucking lucky. 

Cheers! To doing what you <3

Mariamma