• Day Two : BNP Paribas Open

    Day two! 

    After sweating away in the desert heat on day one, we crashed in our cozy little beds at the Hyatt, and enjoyed breakfast the next morning in the midst of Nishikori and Fognini (who had the absolute cutest sweatshirt on by Hydrogen). 

    Then we were off to the races and only made one stop at the iced coffee tent on the way in. It's HOT!

    We kicked off our day with a lengthy viewing of Gael Monfils practice session : 

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    The man is beyond your imagination...

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    We were in awe, and just when we thought things couldn't get any better, we discovered a Monfils' team member we will call "Mystery Man" for now...we are on the hunt, so updates on this fox to come. We think he's a little sad because he hasn't met us yet, but we'll see if we can turn that frown upside down asap. 

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    Once we ripped ourselves away from Monfils' court, we scootched our way into Nadal's practice...

    Side note : despite our deep love for Jeremy Chardy, his name taunting us behind Nadal, we were unable to take any photos of him and we are still recovering but are thanking the universe for his Instagram.  

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    We also grabbed a front view on the soccer grass : 

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    Nadal was hitting with Marin Cilic, and we were lucky enough to grab both views from where we were perched : 

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    As we rounded the corner to the soccer field once more we found Alex Dolgopolov

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    and Stan Wawrinka :stan

    We almost fell over the fence when Grigor Dimitrov pointed at us. YES! ME! ME! 

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    I may have audibly sighed when Novak Djokovic walked out with his team :

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    We waved to Roger Federer and took a million photos for our friend who adores him and wasn't lucky enough to be within range of the pheromones : 

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    I think she'll be happy. 

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    We also totally fell in love with Juan Martín del Potro who spent tons of time with the fans, and may have given us the cutest smile ever :

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    I mean...we can't even handle it. 

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    It was a gorgeous day and we were so happy to spend it with these (and so many more) talented athletes. The BNP Paribas Open is where it's at!

    We can't wait for day three!

  • Day One : BNP Paribas Open

    On Thursday morning we got out of L.A. bright and early and drove straight to the RumChata tent at the Indian Wells Tennis Center. Well, not right up to the tent, as the men with the orange sticks would only let us go so far. Once we were hydrated and fed, we were ready to dive into the practice courts and were handsomely rewarded...

    First we saw Tomas Berdych and he gave us a quick lesson in serving. Our RumChata and excitement over being so close to him may have caused us to take a million photos of this. 

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    Then we caught up with Mischa Zverev and his intense blue steel pose...

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    When we took a stroll over to the soccer field we watched this guy and his cute butt play soccer. He never actually turned around and none of the people standing around with giant green balls (literally) knew who he was so although we are sure he's someone super hot and talented, we just appreciated his soccer skills (butt). 

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    We found Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and drooled a bit over his amazing hair...

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    I mean, he's unreal. Swoon. 

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    Not to mention he had this gorgeous guy on the court with him - sorry we don't know your name, dude, but thank you for decorating the court with your, uh, sportsmanship. 

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    Finally we found Roger Federer and soaked in a little of his sunshine...

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    and watched him walk away. Not bad, wink wink.

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    We had a great day and can't wait to tell you all about Friday! Hopefully there will be lots of Djoky time, since we watched him today and were so mesmerized we forgot to take photos. Well, that or it was the RumChata.

    Follow BNP Paribas Open on Instagram for all the fun we miss since we can't be everywhere at once (sadly).  

  • Trudeau Nails It Again!

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    Today, The President of the United States gave a gorgeous and supportive speech about...oh wait, what? He didn't? What about International Women's Day and the...oh, got it. OK. 

    In other news, Justin Trudeau made a lovely statement as a true gift to the women (and men, and LGBTQ, and trans communities). We love him. We really, really love him.

  • Amazing Book : Born A Crime, Trevor Noah

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    Yesterday I had a long drive to and from San Diego and needed something to listen to as I slowly chugged though the pouring rain. Before I left I logged into Audible (audio books are one of the best things to ever happen) and saw Trevor Noah's book, Born A Crime, sitting and waiting for me patiently. Done!

    We all love Trevor Noah and his amazingness on The Daily Show, but I was not prepared for the stories of his childhood. I am only about a third of the way through the book, and have learned more about life in South Africa than I expected, and it is incredibly fascinating. Trevor's theory that language can bring us together, despite our physical differences is so true and so needed right now. Trevor is a fantastic storyteller, and his gorgeous voice doesn't hurt one bit.

    I can't recommend Born A Crime enough - check it out on Amazon and Audible! born a crime 1

    OH - and for those of you who have never experienced Trevor's genius on The Daily Show, here you go:

  • Taboo : Tom Hardy

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    Last year I heard Tom Hardy was making a TV show and I got excited. Then I saw the teaser trailer for Taboo and almost peed my pants. By the time the full trailer was out I knew I was going to love it - I didn't know what it was about of if there was even any other people in it, but I knew Tom Hardy was dirty and angry and I was in. 

    Sadly I have not been able to sit down and watch Taboo until last night, and then I was bummed I could only watch one episode. I see a very late night of binging ahead of me...

    Taboo is dark and creepy and I had to turn on the closed captioning because I was so blown away by Tom Hardy's supreme gorgeousness I wasn't paying attention to words. Seriously, we all know he's handsome but as James he's staggeringly sexy. 

    I had dreams last night I didn't know I had in me. Dark, filthy, dreams. When the beeping of morning pierced my dream I grabbed his hand, as if pleading with it to let me stay. I would have chucked my alarm across the room, but it's my phone and I like it so I had to just lie there and be angry for awhile. 

    I'm interested to see where the story goes (yep, I think there's an actual story), but also look forward to staring at Tom in that grimy black hat sauntering through the grey muck. Meow. 

    Check it out and let us know what you think :