romantic date at home

Since I’m not planning on going out for a Valentines Day dinner, I have to get a little creative this year! You guys might remember my amazingly talented friend Shawna Yamamoto from our DIY Tablescape post…this week I enlisted her to help us create a romantic Valentines Day surprise for the hub...

the awesome oregon coast

Suddenly, it’s summer; school is winding down and temperatures are climbing as you scramble for vacation ideas. The Pacific Northwest is the ultimate outdoor experience — hiking the cool, majestic old-growth forests of the Pacific Peninsula, the majestic snow-capped peaks, boating or kayaking th...

a gift for the ages

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend! Spent the weekend in complete relaxation with the laptop buried far far away. I’ve gotten quite good at “shutting off”  (instagram doesn’t count..haha) during the weekends and giving the the hubs and my fam 100% of my time.  In the beginning I felt as i...

grilled fruit and salad

It can be hard to figure out what to eat when you need to lose weight, and a diet that only includes a few types of foods may be tempting because it is simple. (more…)

5 french beauty tips

Traveling is all about learning new things and expanding your horizons. Some people like to try new and exotic foods when they travel, but me? I like to discover beauty tips! (Okay, and food too! ) One of the things I love about France is that the women I meet are very effortless and chic. They alwa...

park city hike

Taking you back to sunny Hong Kong,  poolside at The Grand Hyatt hotel.  Although i’m back in LA, I can’t stop thinking about Hong Kong, and I feel as if it’s calling my name to be back very soon!It was very difficult packing for 3.5 weeks , but I was able to pack certain key pieces that I w...