Strawberry Mint Lemonade by Juicelove from LA Cafe – my go-to lunch spot.

outfit of the day

Wearing: Foreign Exchange Tank and Jeans | Forever21 Cardigan | Free People Bag | Karen Walker Sunglasses


Had Sprinkles delivered to work for our impromptu baby-shower a couple weeks ago.

Fusion Tea Bar

Coconut Matcha Milk Tea from Fusion Tea Bar in Cerritos.

pre-workout selfie

Pre-workout selfie.

bathroom selfie

Bathroom break selfie. (Yes, I’m wearing shorts).


Late night hangs with Katsu.

meal prepping

Meal prepping to get that summer bod – AKA Cancun body.

Jamba Juice

Afternoon Apple ‘n Greens Smoothie from Jamba Juice.


My boyfriend and I had been wanting to make a trip out to Joshua Tree National Park for a while now, and we finally had the chance to take the mini road trip a couple of weeks ago. We had originally planned to go camping and were going to try and camp at one of the first-come-first-serve camp sites, but by the time we got there, they were all taken. Such a bummer, but hoping to try again next month.

road trip

 En route to Joshua Tree.

Joshua Tree National Park

Keys View

Coachella Valley

Keys View lookout

 Coachella Vally – from Keys View lookout.

Coachella Valley lookout

Lost Horse Mine

The first trail we hiked was to Lost Horse Mine – 4 miles round trip and mostly uphill. Highly recommend if you’re trying to get a workout in.

Lost Horse Mine Trail

hiking selfie

Lost Horse Mine view

Barker Dam

The second trail we hiked, was to Barker Dam – a little over a mile round trip; fairly easy.

Barker Dam trail

Barker Dam hike

Joshua Tree


Joshua Tree rocks

Park Boulevard

Cafe Ma Rouge

Stopped at Cafe Ma Rouge right before we headed back home – cute little spot for coffee and pastries.

Successful first trip to Joshua Tree. Can’t wait until we come back!


Little Bear

Lunch at Little Bear a couple weeks ago – I had the short rib grilled cheese with truffle fries. Drool.

The Hat

Chili cheese fries w/pastrami from The Hat

Acai Bowl

Acai bowl from Jamba Juice. Stepping up their food game.

East Gourmet Seafood

Just a regular Sunday night dinner with my fam at East Gourmet Seafood (all of this food was for 6 people).


 Katsu taking a nap in my mom’s car.

date night

Friday night dinner date at Perch before meeting up with some friends.

Perch Rooftop Bar


Downtown LA

For Sienna Dress

Wearing: Forever21 Sweater | For Sienna Dress | Asos Boots | Kelsi Dagger Bag

Congregation Ale House

Dinner at Congregation Ale House in Pasadena this past weekend.


Bella's Nails

Etsy rings

Milk & Honey

Brown sugar brick toast from Milk & Honey in San Gabriel.

Firecracker 5K

Firecracker 10K

Firecracker Run

Firecracker Run/Walk


Pre-run selfie

Last weekend I ran/walked the Firecracker 5K with my mom and boyfriend. Let’s just say I’ve been in much better shape. Nonetheless, it was fun and there was a good turnout.

Carrot Cake

Mid-week carrot cake treat.

Zinc Cafe

Dinner at Zinc Cafe with some friends last week. Love this place.


Work #ootd

Wearing: Zara Cardigan | Zara Striped Tee | Topshop Jeans | Zara Sandals

La Reyna

Tacos from La Reyna. Drool.

Tea Brick

Coffee milk tea with vanilla ice cream from Tea Brick.

Griffith Park

Griffith Observatory

The view from our hike at Griffith Park this morning. After the hike we had brunch at Home Restaurant in Los Feliz.


Brodard spring rolls, need I say more?

The Donuttery

Dessert from The Donuttery.


I obviously ate way too much food this week.



Last Friday at the office before we left for WWD Magic.

downtown LA

Downtown LA

Oh My Pan Bakery

Last minute boba run from Oh My Pan Bakery before I left for Vegas.

Vegas bound

dee elle booth

dee elle/4SI3NNA booth at WWD Magic

dee elle

WWD Magic

4si3nna booth

dee elle booth

Magic tradeshow

Magic Junior's section


Magic young contemporary


booth 70331

post show

Post-show wine

post show chocolates

Post-show chocolates

room service

Room service after a long day of work.


On our last night we had dinner at Ichiza in the Chinatown of Vegas.

Westgate Hotel

Right before heading back home – it was a fun trip and we had a successful first show, but I was definitely ready to sleep in my own bed.

Wearing: Nordstrom Jean Jacket | Zara Shirt | 4SI3NNA Shorts | Vans

San Gabriel Mission

San Gabriel Mission PlayhouseFactory Tea Bar


Took a few pictures around the San Gabriel Mission this past weekend after we picked up tea from the Factory Tea Bar.





Albertson's flannel

Picked up this men’s flannel from Albertsons for $7.99!

Shiba Inu


Last week my mom adopted a 6 year old male Shiba Inu – his name is Katsu.

mountain view

Went snowboarding in Mammoth last weekend. Hadn’t been back (in the winter at least) for about 5 years, so it was a nice little getaway (especially since it was my birthday weekend). Always love going up there because it’s such a nice break from the city.


Cousins in Mammoth

Main Lodge Mammoth

Mammoth crew

Mammoth crew (minus a few)

ski lift

Mammoth mountain

Canyon Lodge Mammoth

Chart House

Chocolate lava cake from the Chart House


Old Mammoth Road

photo op



The Stove

Had breakfast at The Stove before we headed home – a must if you’re ever in town.



snow in Murrieta

Snow in Murrieta on New Year’s Day!

Industrial St.

Church & State

bone marrow

post dinner

We ate at Church & State for our anniversary dinner last week. Such a cute little place. We loved the atmosphere – the food was good, but I think the ambiance is what makes this place so popular.

Blue Bottle Coffee

Blue Bottle

We also tried Blue Bottle Coffee in the arts district of downtown LA. Been wanting to try this place for awhile – so glad they came to LA.


post Blue Bottle

Tokyo Fried Chicken Co.

Tokyo Fried Chicken Co. in Monterey Park. A must-try if you’re in the area. Definitely rich, but good!

Bon Appetea

Strawberry Green Tea with Lychee Jelly from Bon Appetea Cafe in Alhambra.

Jeep Wrangler

test driving cars

Photo-op while waiting to test-drive cars.

Clipper game

Clipper game against the Miami Heat





Vet check-up

Vet check-up

evening walk

Evening walks with Kumo

Thanksgiving walk

Morning walk on Thanksgiving

nap time

Nap time

sleepy Kumo

belly rub

Belly rub!


morning walk

bathroom time

play time

kisses from Kumo


car ride

face rub

family picture

Family portrait

At the end of November, my boyfriend and I had adopted a red and white Siberian Husky from the Baldwin Park Animal Shelter. We named him Kumo – it means cloud in Japanese, and was the name of my Grandpa’s chow. We loved him so much, but we ended up having to find him another home, due to very unexpected circumstances.

We were both heartbroken (I especially took it pretty hard), but so grateful that we were able to find him such a loving home in such a short amount of time. It was almost like fate because the family that adopted him from us had, had a husky before and had just started looking to adopt another one after their’s had passed away earlier this year. Even though we know he is in good hands, I still think about him everyday.

I recommend adopting to anyone who is looking for a dog – there are so many in the shelters/rescues that need good homes. From personal experience, I truly believe that dogs who are adopted from shelters/rescues, know that you saved their lives. Although we had to find Kumo a new home, we were able to save him from the shelter and now he is in his forever home.