How to Host a Perfect Picnic

July 25, 2016

How to Host the Perfect Picnic - Lifestyle Blog - mikialamodeThis weekend was all about taking a laid back approach to local life. Inspired by the feeling of a lustful, yet elegant escape, Tom and I loaded up the bag for a picturesque outing in the summer heat.  Surrounded by roses at every turn, we set up our picnic under the shade in a quiet spot away from the crowd.  Continue Reading…

Reliving Childhood

July 22, 2016

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During a short drive through the city, Tom spotted this really cute area with a fountain, so we pulled over and hopped out of the car for a stroll. Luckily, it was late in the afternoon, so it wasn’t unbearably hot.  Continue Reading…

A Match Made In Heaven

July 18, 2016

A Match Made in Heaven - Fashion AccessoriesOne of the most beautiful aspects of living in Los Angeles is that you’re not far away from something that feels like you’re away on vacation.  If there is one thing I learned about living in LA, it’s that you can be somewhere that feels like you’re in Miami, or at a resort within the hour – okay, maybe 2 hours because of the infamously bad traffic. Let the wind carry you through the city and you can get some amazing views and experiences all around town making it seemingly easy to feel like you’re away from it all. An overnight stay at a luxurious hotel, a trip to a restaurant or bar overlooking the beach is a great way to make up for lost time. The world is your oyster. Continue Reading…

Irresistible Me Hair Extension Review

July 14, 2016

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Last October, I went to the salon with no idea on what to do with my hair and before I knew it, I looked to the stylist and told her to chop it down to shoulder length, taking off about 10 inches of hair.  I loved having long hair, but after dipping in the ocean multiple times, getting my hair done for the wedding and traveling through Europe where the water was different, my hair was so far damaged and beyond repair.

I used to cut my hair to my jawline every year or two, but my hair is actually much more manageable when it’s long and I’ve missed it since chopping it off. I love how refreshing it is when it’s first cut, but I really longed to have the length back, so I was really excited to collaborate with Irresistible Me on their hair extensions. Continue Reading…

Top 5 Things I Do to Prepare for the Beach

July 11, 2016

How to Prepare for a Trip to the BeachNow that I’m settled into our new space a little more, I’m starting to travel out of town more again. It was going to be my first Independence Day since moving to the US and Tom wanted to take advantage of the long weekend, so once again, we booked something last minute, jumped in the car and headed off on a short road trip.  This time we hit Las Vegas.  If you’ve never been to Las Vegas, it’s incredibly hot in the summer, hitting around 40°c (around 108°F). The architecture on The Strip is really interesting and grand. Each hotel has a casino, but the interior and exteriors often have a theme and are quite different.  If you follow me on Snapchat at mikialamode, you’ll have seen some of the interesting spots we experienced. Continue Reading…

Arm Candy – Jord Wood Watch

July 7, 2016

Las Vegas - Glam Style at NightWe’re finally weeks into summer and I can’t believe how hot it is in Las Vegas.  If you follow me on Snapchat (mikialamode), you’ll have been with me on vacation and seen some of the things I’ve been wanting to buy. I decided to take a plunge on a few items and now bursting with excitement about sharing some of my new arm, foot and beach candy with you, but let’s just go ahead and give you a sneak peek into the first of many! Continue Reading…