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.