12.21.14

For Sienna Tee

For Sienna Buenas Noches Baseball Tee

Porto's Bakery

First time at Porto’s = first potato ball

Daily Dose Cafe

Had been wanting to try Daily Dose Cafe for awhile, and actually stumbled upon it a few weeks ago. Such a cute little hidden gem!

White Juice

White Juice – fresh coconut, banana, raw honey, coconut water, sprouted almonds, almond water

Daily Dose Cafe seating
Birkenstocks

I finally caved and got some Birks (I should mention that they were backordered for over a month..)

Old Town Pasadena

On the way to dinner in Old Town Pasadena

Forever21 selfie

Forever21 #selfie – obsessed with this jacket

The Blue Star

Had a team lunch right before the Thanksgiving break at The Blue Star. I would’ve never found this place by myself, as it’s in a very unexpected location (I’m starting to find a lot of these places in downtown). Definitely, a cute lunch spot if you work in the industrial district.

11.06.14

Fall colors

lake view

cabin

fishing

Big Bear Discovery Center

hiking

Big Bear Lake

Cougar Crest Trail Hike

hiking view

fallen tree

wandering

pontoon boat

shore fishing

shore view

fall leaves

fishing line

evening fishing

double fisting

Sunday morning

reflecting

goofing around

Sunday morning view

Sunday stroll

along Big Bear Lake

couple selfie

lake lookout

lookout

A couple weeks ago I went on a little vacay to Big Bear with my boyfriend’s family. Can’t believe that I had never been to Big Bear before, considering I live in southern CA, but I will definitely be back! It was so gorgeous that I was debating whether or not to come back home. Not to mention, the weather was perfect.

10.07.14

Boba

Friday night boba run.

cicLAvia

Mariachi Plaza

Fourth St bridge

4th st

downtown Los Angeles

downtown LA

cicLAvia 2nd street

cicLAvia tunnel

echo park

On Sunday, my mom and I participated in the cicLAvia, but instead of biking, we walked from East LA to Echo Park. It was definitely a good workout and I have a few weird tan lines to show for it. If I decide to do it again, I am probably going to bike because there were only a handful of people walking the route (maybe because it was about 94 degrees outside).

Taihei

Ended Sunday night with dinner at Taihei with the fam.

Found some photos from our road trip that I forgot to post:

El Cosmico hammock

El Cosmico robe

headed out

Marfa gas station

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns natural entrance

09.29.14

YMCA basketball

Found this gem cleaning my room last week – YMCA Celtics

Friday night

#FridayNight

Barcade

First time at Barcade (EightyTwo) on Friday night. Pretty cool spot, but I would recommend getting there early because when we left there was a pretty decent sized line outside.

bonfire

Huntington Beach

beach

Had a bonfire with some friends on Saturday night. Haven’t had one of those in a really long time, so it was nice to be back.

Snow Monster

green tea shaved ice

After the bonfire we headed over to Snow Monster for some shaved ice. We had the green tea with almond jelly and strawberries, topped with condensed milk. So healthy, right?

The Donuttery

Standard donut pic (donuts via The Donuttery)

Sunday Selfie

#SundaySelfie

Cactus

New addition: the cactus. Been wanting one for awhile and so happy I finally found one. (Obsessed with my new teal agate coasters from Target!)

Monday setup

Monday setup

09.22.14

Banzai Bowls

Acai Bowl

Finally got to try Banzai Bowls in Huntington Beach last weekend. SO GOOD.

Baskin Robbins

Pistachio Almond from Baskin Robbins is my absolute fave.

The Hat

Burger from The Hat!

NSync

Happen to find this gem while cleaning out my room last week. *NSync > Backstreet Boys

The Pie Hole

Had dinner with the BFF at The Pie Hole in downtown. The pie was good, just a little rich.

Angel City Brewery

Jenga at Angel City Brewery. Such a cool spot to chill and hang out with friends. Will definitely be coming back here.

midnight bowling

Midnight bowling on Friday night.

In-N-Out

Ended the night with some In-N-Out, FINALLY. Nothing compares to this.

Target boots

Can you believe these boots are from Target?!

Fringe Leather Jacket

Regret not buying this leather fringe jacket that I saw in Phoenix on our way back home. If only I could afford it…

09.15.14

We Love Houston

Texas map

rest stop

Marfa, TX

Marfa, TX

Comida Futura

Comida Futura in Marfa

El Cosmico entry

El Cosmico

El Cosmico tepees

El Cosmico Royal Mansion

Royal Mansion trailor

Royal Mansion bed

trailer selfie

El Cosmico trailers

El Cosmico trailer

El Cosmico tables

El Cosmico patio

El Cosmico campground

Royal Mansion

Cozy Coach

While in Marfa, we stayed at El Cosmico, which is a camp ground in which you can rent out trailers, tepees and tents to stay in (I believe you can even bring your own tents). We stayed in the Royal Mansion trailer and if you are ever in Marfa, I highly recommend staying at this place. We loved it! Definitely plan to stay here again if we come back.

Prada Marfa

Elmgreen and Dragset sculpture

The famous Prada sculpture right outside of Marfa. So glad I got to see this on our trip back home.

open road

open road

Valentine, TX

Valentine, TX.

Dollar General in Marfa

New Mexico state line

Carlsbad Caverns

Carlsbad Caverns

Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance

Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico.

outside Carlsbad Caverns

headed to Phoenix

neverending road

Arizona state line

dinner in Phoenix

sunrise in Phoenix

Rainbow Ryders

Rainbow Ryders Phoenix

Had the opportunity to take a hot air balloon ride in Phoenix with the Rainbow Ryders.

hot air balloon ride

Phoenix to LA

California state line

Welcome to California!

Cabazon Dinosaur Museum

Cabazon

Cabazon Dinosaurs

Cabazon Dinosaur Museum

C.S. Lewis quote

 Finally made it back home to CA last Sunday, and it has just been a whirlwind of unpacking and meeting up with friends and family. I am happy to be home, but it was definitely bittersweet leaving Houston. Moving away from home has opened my eyes to what life has to offer. I am so thankful for the opportunities I had in Houston and for all of the people I met. Houston will always hold a special place in heart and I hope to be back to visit soon.

09.01.14

workout clothes

Obsessed with this sweater.

People StyleWatch

Last #ootd with our mirror.

Wearing: Francesca’s Cardi | Forever21 Tee | Zara Shorts & Boots

Magazine: People StyleWatch 

packing

I hate packing. Heading back to LA in a couple of weeks! Details to come soon!

no furniture

No furniture = eating in bed.

bathroom selfie

The only mirror left in our house.

Evil Eye Manicure
pigtails

Pigtails.

Jus' Mac

On Thursday we had dinner at Jus Mac in Montrose. Look at all of that cheesy goodness. If you’ve got a thing for mac and cheese, this is the place to be. FYI, the personal size was definitely enough.

59 Freeway
Pink Skies

Pink Skies.

Downtown Houston
Saturday outfit
comfort
cheese

Can you tell I was excited to get an oil change on Saturday?

Wearing: Francesca’s Cardigan | Vintage Tee | Forever21 Shorts | Steve Madden Sandals | Rebecca Minkoff Bag

Saturday night

Details from Saturday night.

We met some friends at Zelko Bistro for dinner. Highly recommend! The food was soo good I forgot to take pictures!

Wearing: Forever21 Dress | Francesca’s Cardigan | Rebecca Minkoff Bag

Uchi Sushi Chefs
Spicy Tuna Roll
Dessert at Uchi

On Sunday, we finally ate at Uchi for happy hour. I am so happy we got to eat there before we left. We had been wanting to try it for so long, but just never got around to it until now. This was hands down, the best meal I’ve had in Houston. The food and the service was amazing. Definitely coming back the next time I’m back in Houston. Only advice I have is to go early because they are constantly crowded from the time the doors open!

08.10.14

Hello Brooklyn tee
gym time
Henna tattoo
Calvin Klein jacket

Wearing: Calvin Klein Jacket | Foreign Exchange Jeans | Gap Flats

Sweet Escape Nail Lounge
gel manicure
Scorpion Studios Tattoo
forearm tattoo

Stopped by Scorpion Studios Tattoo on Saturday night to get a tattoo on my forearm. Definitely check them out if you’re looking to get a tattoo done.

C.S. Lewis

There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind – C.S. Lewis

post-tattoo
Target run
thank you cards
Pho Saigon

Dinner at Pho Saigon in Midtown.