#theadventuresofwatari2018

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2.12.18: mardi gras world offers a behind the scenes look at the year long float making process while allowing our imaginations to run wild! // they also have this UNREAL event space in the back (plantation house), it’s a stunner! #latergram #mardigrasworld #NOLA #visitneworleans #porg #porgstagram #travelbuddy #floatbuilders #mardigras #bucketlist #worklifebalance #workhardplayhard #theadventuresofwatari2018
2.12.18: this is the mardi gras version of the rose parade float warehouses (maybe even better!!) and it was absolutely thrilling to visit and see where they make some of the magic (there are 12 of these warehouses around the city!!) // they also do a lot of corporate items you might be familiar with - chick fil a cows and the oscar statues (to name a few)! #latergram #mardigrasworld #NOLA #porg #visitneworleans #mardigras #bucketlist #porgstagram #travelbuddy #workhardplayhard #carpediem #worklifebalance #theadventuresofwatari2018
2.11.18: that moment of realization when you realize you just told the front desk to charge the wrong room 🤨😳 you trek back down (with cash) to make it right! #latergram #intercontinental #NOLA #mardigras #brainfart #snackfail #makeitright #visitneworleans #worklifebalance #workhardplayhard #theadventuresofwatari2018
2.11.18: “go because it’s crazy, borderline dysfunctional, permissive, shabby, alcoholic and crazy - and because it looks like nowhere else.” - bourdain on new orleans // walking + history tour around the quarter this afternoon. #frenchquarter #NOLA #mardigras #travellife #cafedumonde #architectureporn #ihavethisthingwithdoors #jacksonsquare #frenchinfluence #worklifebalance #workhardplayhard #vacationtime #carpediem #begniets #weekendwarrior #theadventuresofwatari2018
2.11.18: these trees only grow in new orleans during mardi gras season. glad i was able to catch one, it’s not quite fully in bloom yet. #beadtree #mardigras #NOLA #visitneworleans #worklifebalance #workhardplayhard #vacationtime #travellife #theadventuresofwatari2018
2.11.18: bourbon street (the sleazy street of mardi gras) for brunch // shrimp and andouille gumbo w/popcorn rice // not pictured was the gulf fish pecan // creme brulee to round out the meal. #bourbonhouse #NOLA #bourbonstreet #mardigras #dickiebrennans #foodielife #foodieinnola #gumbo #cremebrulee #travellife #vacationmode #whereisthegym #thisiswhyimfat #worklifebalance #workhardplayhard #theadventuresofwatari2018
2.11.18: one year later. thank you for staying even if you had every reason to leave. thank you for making it easier when (my) life gets hard. thank you for choosing me day after day (or giving up on finding anyone better, either way 😂) and finally, thank you for not being a serial killer or black market organ scalper. #oneyearlater #bettertogether #cmb #lifeisbetterwithyou #worklifebalance #porg #workhardplayhard #youaremygreatestadventure #thisisus #carpediem #theadventuresofwatari2018
2.10.18: when you’re a diehard...until the thunder and lightning shows you who is boss. // this picture fails to show my squishy shoes + soaking wet jeans stuck to my body, it was a truly amazing night! #latergram #mardigras #endymion #thunder #lightning #mothernature #carpediem #tornadowarning #cantstopthefeeling #travellife #bucketlist #weekendwarrior #worklifebalance #workhardplayhard #theadventuresofwatari2018
2.10.18: so, not ALL of the food in new orleans is top notch. it was bound to happen, but it makes me sad (i still had to take a photo though!) #latergram #NOLA #loews #cafeadelaide #gulffish #foodielife #workhardplayhard #travellife #worklifebalance #mardigras #carpediem #weekendwarrior #theadventuresofwatari2018
2.10.18: mardi gras- where the parades never stop and the beads are a plenty! // my afternoon festivities with my travel buddy and our hauls, until endymion tonight! #latergram #porg #porgpower #travelbuddy #mardigras #NOLA #travellife #worklifebalance #visitneworleans #givemeallthebeads #workhardplayhard #carpediem #porgventures #theadventuresofwatari2018
2.10.18: one of my more obscure fascinations is with cemeteries, coffins + hearses. two out of three interests realized and they’re absolutely architectural masterpieces. ⚰️ #NOLA #coffin #masoleum #aboveground #tombs #eternalrest #ihavethisthingwithhearts #stlouiscemetary #travellife #worklifebalance #workhardplayhard #theadventuresofwatari2018
2.10.18: “and i think to myself, what a wonderful world.” // soaking in all the jazz history and culture that i can get! 🎶 #NOLA #louisarmstrong #travellife #walkabout #worklifebalance #workhardplayhard #jazzlife #jazz #carpediem #musicislife #theadventuresofwatari2018
2.10.18: “if you have to ask what jazz is you’ll never know.” // seeing some sites around town before catching some more parades (beads!) #NOLA #carpediem #louisarmstrong #walkabout #jazz #outdoorspaces #travellife #worklifebalance #workhardplayhard #nofilter #weekendwarrior #theadventuresofwatari2018
2.9.18: shrimp + grits - louisiana jumbo shrimp, shrimp boulettes, housemade andouille sausage + pepper jack stone ground grits. // freshly made beignets + cafe au lait to round out my first evening, pre-parade festivities! #latergram #NOLA #mardigras #shrimpandgrits #beignets #cafeaulait #foodielife #workhardplayhard #intercontinental #louisiana #travellife #girlswhotravel #worklifebalance #theadventuresofwatari2018
2.9.18: this is the face of a dummy who didn’t take a nap (go to bed) and stayed up all night pre-vacation cleaning and last minute packing. // i did however get to spend a good deal of it with my most favorite human + this tiny birb. #2018travels #SNA #americanairlines #NOLA #mardigras #bucketlist #workhardplayhard #worklifebalance #ineedsleep #porg #travelbuddy #crazyeyes #carpediem #porgventures #theadventuresofwatari2018
2.9.18: “you weren’t born to just pay bills and die.” // amen! let’s add recruiting and dealing with BS to that list of things i was born to do. oh, and travel, always travel. #2018travels #nike #nikewomen #nikerunning #thenorthface #adventureawaits #worklifebalance #workhardplayhard #carpediem #mardigras #NOLAbound #fridayvibes #girlswhotravel #theadventuresofwatari2018
2.7.18: me - “what is that? it looks nothing like my signature...” // ryan - “that’s a star (at the end) and that’s a missile. don’t you see the two rocket boosters?” // i wasn’t sure if i could adore this guy any more and then this conversation happens, insert heart explosion. #latergram #yardhouse #irvine #irvinespectrum #spacelife #aerospace #rocketlife #myotherhalf #worklifebalance #carpediem #workhardplayhard #theadventuresofwatari2018
2.7.18: current decisions - pack up my work laptop, porg + head to mardi gras! // ✌🏻california, see you next week. #qotd #worklifebalance #travellife #2018travels #visitNOLA #mardigras #girlswhotravel #workhardplayhard #carpediem #theadventuresofwatari2018
2.6.18: congrats @spacex on a successful test flight, such an amazing event to watch! // those reusable boosters tho, hot damn, gorgeous landing 🚀😍 #spacex #falconheavy #tesla #capecanaveral #aerospace #rocketlife #worklife #reusableboosters #falcon9 #workhardplayhard #worklifebalance #theadventuresofwatari2018
2.5.18: lunar new year celebration: year of the dog, disney edition. // clockwise: XLB, three cup chicken, egg tart, sweet potato macaron, sugar cane lollipop shrimp, sticky rice w/pork, veggie mandu + kimchi fried rice. #dca #lunarnewyear #foodielife #korean #vietnamese #chinese #disneyland #AP #disneylife #monday #worklifebalance #workhardplayhard #theadventuresofwatari2018
2.4.18: ran into these strangers today, both pairs of us in pursuit of cheesecake for super bowl. #mytribe #irvinespectrum #cheesecake #weekendvibes #superbowl #framily #ohana #worklifebalance #workhardplayhard #theadventuresofwatari2018
2.4.18: not all girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice. some girls are made of sarcasm, whiskey and everything frisky. // happy birthday, little ♥️ i hope this last year of your 20’s is truly fantastic, but let me just tell you that the 30’s club is definitely where it’s happening! i love you, i miss you, i adore you and i hope you’re having the best day (and that your patriots loving partner gets destroyed today ☺️) #hbd #siblinggoals #mylittle #goeagles #thebestisyettocome #carpediem #workhardplayhard #theadventuresofwatari2018
2.4.18: “there is only one way to succeed in anything...and that is to give it everything.” - vince lombardi // drinking from one of my favorite coffee mugs, in support of #eaglesnation today. #superbowlsunday #LII #goeagles #makeithappen #qotd #vincelombardi #nespresso #workhardplayhard #worklifebalance #carpediem #weekendwarrior #theadventuresofwatari2018
2.4.18: “do your squats. drink your water. repeat.” // leg day to start the week and to (hopefully) encourage me to not be a complete eating fail later today 🙄🏈 #gym #gymlife #gymrat #legday #nike #nikewomen #nikerunning #kettlebell #squatsonsquats #weekendwarrior #worklifebalance #workhardplayhard #carpediem #theadventuresofwatari2018
2.2.18: “according to chemistry, alcohol is a solution.” // i’ll raise my glass and drink to that. #carpediem #heroesandlegends #lakeforest #southcounty #friday #squadgoals #worklifebalance #worldscollide #jameson #workhardplayhard #theadventuresofwatari2018
2.2.18: when you’re having a very distinct craving for chinese food and you end up eating a pork belly blt instead 🙄😭 // they do a killer job, but a craving is a craving! #redtable #huntingtonbeach #huntingtonharbor #beachlife #worklife #lunchtime #foodielife #porkbelly #blt #theadventuresofwatari2018
1.30.18: “any day spent with you is my favorite day. so, today is my new favorite day.” - winnie the pooh // i’m sure it’s actually because today is taco tuesday and that’s why it’s my favorite 🤪 except during league...because someone plays on tuesday!! #latergram #tacotuesday #soccer #adultleague #irvine #quailhill #winniethepooh #qotd #worklifebalance #workhardplayhard #carpediem #theadventuresofwatari2018
1.28.18: i had just one request for sunday, lay around and do nothing. which really meant - napping on and off and screening applications. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! #latergram #lazysunday #weekendwarrior #porg #assistantrecruiter #suja #kombucha #lantern #thefoodlab #easylikeasundaymorning #recruitment #worklifebalance #workhardplayhard #theadventuresofwatari2018
1/28/18: “sometimes the greatest adventure is simply a conversation.” - amadeus wolfe // exactly one year ago today, this conversation began and it’s my absolute favorite. // @elijahjkim this is all your fault 😂 BUT i couldn’t be more thankful or appreciative. #latergram #cmb #conversationstarters #oneyearlater #worklifebalance #LAadventures #museumofillusions #myotherhalf #carpediem #theadventuresofwatari2018
1.27.18: “live every day like it’s taco tuesday.” // if it’s a tuesday, this guy and i will be eating tacos. // if it’s a taco event, this guy and i will be there to eat tacos. #latergram #ocweekly #vivalostacos #foodielife #carpediem #tacosaturday #welovetacos #mainplace #santana #worklifebalance #weekendwarrior #workhardplayhard #theadventuresofwatari2018
1.26.18: give me ALLLLLLL the matcha. // black cone w/matcha + black sesame swirl. #mrmatcha #dtsa #matchalover #blacksesame #postdinnergoals #foodielife #thisiswhyimfat #worklifebalance #workhardplayhard #theadventuresofwatari2018
1.26.18: “good food + good company are two of lifes simplest yet greatest pleasures.” // #dtsa #foodventures with my tribe, great way to round out my evening! #foodielife #4thstreetmarket #wingman #mytribe #friedchicken #wingman #saltandpeppertotsftw #worklifebalance #workhardplayhard #theadventuresofwatari2018
1.24.18: “the devil always comes looking good.” // bow tie vibes kinda day, plus i can wear red now that we already launched 🙄 #bowtie #dapperAF #wearallthered #untillaunchwindow #polkadots #qotd #worklife #ootd #workhardplayhard #selfie #theadventuresofwatari2018
1.23.18: uhhhhh, not quite as dramatic as hawaiian ballistic missile but WTF...?! // tsunami warning was cancelled because of a second earthquake or because the first one wasn’t as big as initially reported? // the news these days with all their incorrect data is just another sign that i went into the wrong line of work and should have just become a reporter because they make up whatever they want and call it news (or weather!) #cnn #notifications #tsunami #jknotatsunami #alternativefacts #snooze #imgoingbacktosleep #tuesdaying #worklifebalance #carpediem #theshapeofwater #theadventuresofwatari2018
1.22.18: “it’s amazing how one day someone walks into your life and you can’t remember how you ever lived without them.” // this guy spent the past 4 days in mammoth and i’m so glad to have him back! #latergram #monday #bellaterra #movietime #worklifebalance #workhardplayhard #carpediem #theadventuresofwatari2018
1.21.18: “i go to the gym because i think my great personality could use a banging body.” // lol 😂 for real though, i do it for the “one day i’ll have a butt” and because, food. #latergram #gymlife #gymrat #24hourfitness #worklifebalance #accountabilitycheckin #weekendwarrior #gymjunkie #carpediem #theadventuresofwatari2018
1.21.18: “i am extremely grateful to be surrounded by what i love, by things and people that are special, precious and exceedingly dear to me.” - marie kondo // took the #konmari plunge and decided it was time for the holiday cards to come down. // thank you for the joy you brought to my life and home, here’s to hoping all of these lovely memories of you manifest into in person opportunities throughout the year. #latergram #holidaycards #tidyingup #shutters #worklifebalance #chores #memories #blessed #grateful #carpediem #theadventuresofwatari2018
1.20.18: after you launch the rocket, then you do the celebrating. a little pre- post - launch celebration, before i throw the real party! #latergram #pacificcity #beachlife #bungalow #olamexicankitchen #worklife #weekendwarrior #alittlepartyneverkillednobody #worklifebalance #workhardplayhard #theadventuresofwatari2018
1.20.18: “be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em.” - william shakespeare // you were not only born into it, you have also achieved so much greatness in your short life. i am constantly amazed by you; how humble you are about your talents, how determined you are to succeed in both academics and sports and how amazingly strong you are in the face of adversity. you are a true star, keep on shining, kiddo. i love you! 📷: @sitagata_iahhhz // because i didn’t get one of our superstar! #latergram #polybowl #irvine #unihighschool #islandsbest #11U #superbowlchamp #aiga #mytribe #footballlife #auntielife #weekendwarrior #worklifebalance #workhardplayhard #theadventuresofwatari2018
1.20.18: if i only get to watch my amazingly talented nephew in one game a year, i’m so proud and glad that it is this one. #latergram #polybowl #irvine #carpediem #unihighschool #bestofthebest #islandsbest #footballlife #auntielife #ohana #mytribe #fairfamily #weekendwarrior #teamLA #worklifebalance #workhardplayhard #myaiga #theadventuresofwatari2018
1.20.18: “ #stilltesting = #passedtest “ - spire // today marks the second biggest work event in my life. we successfully launched our second #electron #rocket which made it into orbit and deployed our payload! // i watched this glorious event on my phone, on the shoulder of the 405 freeway with my emergency blinkers on so no one would hit me, while bawling my eyes out with excitement. // this momentous event and the guys i work with are exactly why i wake up each morning and look forward to work. #rocketlab #smallsats #commercialspace #loworbitearth #worklife #childhooddreamsrealized #aerospace #framily #ohana #mytribe #workhardplayhard #worklifebalance #carpediem #spacepostsdaily #theadventuresofwatari2018
1.19.18: “music is a heartbeat that never stops, beauty that never fades, a friend that is always there when you need one + a lover that never leaves.” spent the night with a well rounded bunch of favorites - mumford & sons, dashboard confessional + @dxdolar , my human. #iheartradio #alterego #theforum #inglewood #mumfordandsons #dashboardconfessional #worklifebalance #carpediem #workhardplayhard #theadventuresofwatari2018
1.19.18: “if there is one thing i’ve learned in my years in this planet, it’s that the happiest and most fulfilled people i’ve known are those who devoted themselves to something bigger and more profound than merely their own self interest.” - john glenn // happy first day of #stilltesting launch window for 2018! #worklife #aerospace #teamgoals #dreamteam #worklifebalance #workhardplayhard #framily #mytribe #myboys #launchwindow #spacelife #johnglenn #carpediem #theadventuresofwatari2018
1.16.18: taco tuesday, no deals edition. // keep up the amazing work, centro collective. your pork belly is killer, the mushroom + zucchini taco could turn me into a vegetarian and that pico is a definite work of art! that fish taco however, could use a little bit more flavor... #tacotuesday #lakeforest #centrocollective #foodielife #carpediem #porkbelly #shortrib #zucchiniandmushroom #squashblossom #fish #chipsandsalsa #salsagoals #worklifebalance #theadventuresofwatari2018
1.15.18: when your company tweets a photo of something that you were directly part of, that will soon be making its way to space! yes, TO SPACE! #retweet #rocketlab #electron #rutherford #flight4 #USproduction #USassembly #madeintheUSA #worklife #aerospace #worklifebalance #workhardplayhard #carpediem #workfamilygoals #theadventuresofwatari2018
1.15.18: “books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors and the most patient of teacher.” - charles william eliot // embracing my goals to get more books into my system this year. // pulled out the buddha walks into a bar...which i grabbed off my dad’s bookshelf last year, opened it up and read the most amazing introduction. if the rest of the book is written in this same style, it’s already won a special place in my life! #lodrorinzler #buddhism #shambhala #meditation #spiritualseeker #transformation #keepingitreal #worklifebalance #readinggoals #bookworm #carpediem #theadventuresofwatari2018
1.14.18: “the space in which we live should be for the person we are becoming now, not for the person we were in the past.” - marie kondo. // getting around to one of the harder parts of #konmari and taking a deep dive into the more sentimental things. // taking the plunge and divesting myself of my ticket sub collection from years past to make room for new memories and adventures! // the oldest ones are from 2002 from a DC trip and some of my favorites are from a slew of amazing concerts i went to in 2006. // this is just a small reminder of the fact that i live an incredibly blessed life and am grateful for each and every thing in my life, past + present. // thanks to everyone who has been part of these memories, here’s to our next ones! #ticketstubs #cirquedusoleil #travellife #hawaiilife #uhmanoaalumni #ticketmaster #blessed #grateful #workhardplayhard #adventuresisoutthere #memories #fewerbetterthings #sportsfan #seasontickets #weekendwarrior #carpediem #theadventuresofwatari2018
1.13.18: “lets do what we love and do a lot of it.” - marc jacobs // homemade beef noodle soup + tempranillo. #foodielife #beefnoodlesoup #tempranillo #weekendvibes #worklifebalance #workhardplayhard #homemadeisbetter #carpediem #theadventuresofwatari2018
1.12.18: friday night (high)lights - going to disneyland with this guy + bringing home this fuzzy guy! thanks for my newest friend, ryan ♥️ #latergram #AP #disneyland #dca #fridaynight #roughweek #happyplace #porg #starwars #nasa #worklifebalance #workhardplayhard #adventuresisoutthere #theadventuresofwatari2018
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