dark valentine

posted on: Saturday, February 14, 2015

Oh Valentine's Day...some people hate you, some love you, and some are like me and just look at it as an excuse to eat more chocolate. I've never gotten worked up about this holiday or most holidays for that matter. The tiny rebel that lives inside of me doesn't like being told how to feel on designated dates. I think it can be a nice reason to get extra cuddly with your cutie if you have one but I also don't see it as life crushing if you're single. It makes me sad when I see people get really down on themselves if they aren't in a relationship. Not to get too corny but I think the most important relationship is the one you have with yourself. Everything after that kind of just falls into place. My boyfriend is currently driving across the country right now so today I plan on running errands, finally unpacking, and apartment hunting. Now does that scream romance or what?! So whether you're single or have a boy toy by your side, I would like to send an extra dose of love from me to you! ::millions of heart emojis::   

LA lady

posted on: Monday, February 9, 2015

I'm back home and it feels SO GOOD. I had such a great trip overseas but nothing beats your own bed, readily available hot water, and a data plan. Constantly searching for wifi can get a little draining, ya feel meh? Even driving a car again was exciting. But of course returning home also comes with the harsh realities of life. One big task includes my search for a new place to live. Probably one of the more stressful life occurrences especially when LA is where you inhabit. Lord grant me serenity. But at least my wanderlust has been sufficiently satisfied...for now. Until we meet again angel babes! 


pinay from la

posted on: Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Greetings from the Philippines! It is currently almost 1am and I am asking myself how am I still up?  Unlike my vampire-like ways back in LA, here I have been sleeping well before 10pm every night. WHO AM I? As imagined, I have been eating like a maniac every meal. Filipinos really know how to feed a gal. To the point where being wheelbarrowed out of places seems not only convenient, but necessary. 

Other than the amazing amount of food (do not forget the mangos!), I've been lucky to see so many beautiful places this country has to offer. A far cry from my first visit as a kid who did not appreciate anything. I'll be heading home to LA in a couple of days so these photos are fitting. This trip has wonderfully satisfied my wanderlust for now, but I also am excited to get back home. Now I just need to figure out how I am going to pack all these souvenirs. See you back in California friends!

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a long way from home

posted on: Saturday, January 24, 2015

Hello from Hong Kong! I've been nonstop for the past week so it's nice to take a little break. It seems like everyone around me is getting sick so I'm knocking on every piece of wood I see that I do not succumb to that fate. Other than dodging illness, my trip has been amazing so far. And best part is there is still a lot more to go! Hong Kong has exceeded my expectations. Definitely very far from my usual desert adventures. I can not wait to share all my photos but until then you can follow me on my Instagram. I also have a rad giveaway running until next Friday. It's a dress that you NEED. 

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wild in the west

posted on: Sunday, January 18, 2015

This week has been filled with a lot of prep because...*drum roll please*...this chick is heading to the Philippines and Hong Kong! I still haven't wrapped my head around the fact that I will be on the other side of the world tomorrow. For some reason this trip isn't setting in for me. I think it has to due with the fact that I didn't have a hand in planning any of it so I'm not exactly sure what I am in for. What I do know is that I am excited to get out of the country. I haven't been anywhere international in two years and I haven't been back to the motherland since I was the tender age of eight. I'm excited to see it through much older and appreciative eyes. I think traveling is so important and something most of us don't have the luxury of experiencing. I was lucky to have parents who love to travel so growing up I got to see a good amount of places. As I get older making the time to do it can be difficult because of money, time, LIFE getting in the way. But my checklist of places to see is still quite long so cheers to checking off a couple boxes. So if you would like to follow my little Asia getaway peep me on Instagram. Hashtag EXCITEMENT. 

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white noise

posted on: Monday, January 12, 2015

So is it safe to say winter is over? My wardrobe is definitely reflecting quite the Resort 2015 vibe. I even bought sandals the other day...sandals people! I think this may be due to the fact that I am going on a trip next week where the majority of the days will not require warm clothing. The Coachella line-up was also released so you know that shit has people up in a desert dreaming frenzy. But let's be real, I'm sitting here typing with fuzzy socks and a giant flannel on...and baking cookies. Luxury. Can't wait to tell all you beautiful people more about my trip. Stay tuned! 

Blue Life rope dress / Lack of Color montana hat / Vanessa Mooney ethereal silver armpiece and blue dahlia stone necklace

like a diamond in the sky

posted on: Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Last weekend my boyfriend and I took a spontaneous trip to Joshua Tree. It's one of those gems that isn't too far away, yet, I've never been to before. I'm almost mad at myself for only just now going there. It was even more picturesque and beautiful as I imagined. The weather was cool and crisp which I found to be ideal. We left just as the sun was setting and painting the sky pink. Ended the day with dinner in Pioneer Town. I will say though, driving through windy dark roads in pitch black gives me a case of the butterflies, but the burger and fries were totally worth it. We also may or may not have stopped for donuts on the way home too. Best. Day. Ever. Very inspired to take more daycations like this in the future! Food for the soul. 

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