Getty Villa, Los Angeles

January 11, 2017

los-angeles-gettyAfter taking a couple of lengthy road trips from November to December, relaxing in Los Angeles seemed like a perfect way to unwind before our next flight out. There’s so much to see and places to explore nearby, you really do not have to look too far to find something new. You never know where life takes you, so it’s important to make the most of where you are, the relationships you have and cherish those moments as much as possible. I don’t really set New Year’s resolutions, as I like to set goals throughout the year. One thing that I really keep trying to get better at is from the quote, “Live each moment as though it were your last”. I want to have no regrets in the adventures I seek and the risks I take. While I’m not leaving the country as much as I usually do, I continue to seek new experiences. This past weekend, Tom and I decided to check off another spot in LA on our list. Continue Reading…

5 Tips on Packing for Trips to Cold Climates featuring Mephisto

January 5, 2017

couples-travelHappy New Year everyone! I hope you had had a great holiday. I ended up going back to San Francisco to celebrate Christmas with some family this season, which was really special. One of the things Tom and I desire as each year passes is to continue to experience new things, grow and to maintain a healthy lifestyle. In the past, we’ve selected warmer climates to travel to, but seeing that we’re based in Southern California, it’s not difficult to stumble across destinations that are colder than home. Packing for colder climates usually means heavier bags and thicker items. Below are 5 ways I pack for colder climates. Continue Reading…

Travel Guide: US Coastal Drive on Highway 1

December 29, 2016

coastal-view Standing off the coast of Carmel, the sweeping views of the ocean and the crisp air tell me the long drive is all worth it. If you’re looking for one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world, California will be one of the best you’ll have. Hop in the car and take a ride up the coast on highway 1 – you’ll get to stop into some great cities and catch some fantastic landscape views along the way. There’s so much to see, one might not know where to start, but don’t worry – I’ve got you covered. Consider this your destination for travelling up the coast as I take you up the coast. Continue Reading…

Balboa Park, San Diego

December 25, 2016

blush-coat-trendSometimes you don’t know how much you love something until it’s gone, and having left Canada less than a year ago, I realized how much I missed snow and colder climates. Just as most of you probably love to escape to a place hot and sunny with incredible food and sites, I’ve come to crave for a bit of a cold bite this season.  This month marks our 3rd year of Christmas together for Tom and I, so we were down for a short trip to San Diego. Continue Reading…

New Year’s Eve Dresses

December 24, 2016

dresses-2No matter what ethnicity you are, and no matter what city or country you’re in, welcoming the new year with a bang is something we all know and celebrate, and I just loved this quote when I read it. Maybe I’m a romantic at heart, but with the right person, a New Year’s Eve kiss can be pretty special. With only a few days away, most of us are preparing to work off that Christmas dinner binge so we can dress up and celebrate. Whether you’re travelling alone or with loved ones, many of you will probably be looking to dress up to ring in the New Year. If you haven’t gotten your outfit already, I’ve pulled together a large list of dresses for that dinner and/or party. Continue Reading…

The Pearl Bomber Jacket

December 16, 2016

a-staraA Star is Born Pearl Bomber Jacket-is-bornOne of the best things about the Fall/Winter season are the thousands of outerwear options you can get.  If there’s one thing I really love to buy in the winter, it’s a coat.  In Canada, I actually filled up a closet with coats. I think I was buying at least 2 coats every year. I owned furs, ostriage, tweed, houndstooth, wool, cashmere, leather, trench, raincoats and ones in various patterns – you name it, I pretty much had it.  It’s a ridiculous addiction, so imagine what it was like for me when I moved to Los Angeles and was just itching for the cold weather to arrive. Every time it got a little cooler, Mother Nature herself must’ve laughed and decided to raise the temperatures again just a few days later. I mean, come on lady, give this girl a break! Continue Reading…