See you later, LA!

April 3, 2017

Palm Print DressThe last year had gone by so quickly, I hardly could believe a year blew by. After moving to the West Coast, Tom and I are packing up all our belongings and moving back to the East Coast. While I met some amazing people in Los Angeles, and fell in love with Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and the beaches, I’ll be closer to my family, New York City, the Caribbean, Miami and Europe.

Palm Print Beach DressValentino SunglassesHuntington Beach PierI realized that when I started increasing my travels significantly, I came home wanting to spend my weekdays relaxing at home and hitting the gym before packing up to travel to over the weekend again.  Florida has some beautiful homes and is a more affordable state closer to cruise lines, carribean destinations, very good flight sales to Spain where I’ll connect to other European cities, and to New York, where some of the cheapest flight deals to Asia and Europe are. Plus, I’m close to Disneyworld. I mean, who can say no to Mickey Mouse?

I’m excited to explore the nearby cities, beaches, and I don’t even have to say goodbye to the beautiful palm trees. As you see in the photos, I’ve pulled an old palm print dress out from my closet to wear to the beach, so I’ve included some really pretty palm print inspired pieces for Spring and Summer. The really cute palm printed swimsuits are on my must-buy list.

To say it frankly, I’m terrible at saying bye to people. The last time I did so, I decided to do a full on attack by having everyone fire arrows at each other during Archery Tag instead (which is so much fun if you have never tried it). I would rather see everyone laughing and joking around than smiling and feeling sad about departure. I also know I’ll be flying back every year, so it’s not the last you see of me, Los Angeles! 

If you have some favourite spots in Florida, please send them my way! I’m always down to drive around and exploring the state. Here’s to new experiences, friendships and more opportunities! I hope you all have an amazing week.

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Photo credit to my one and only, Rise Again BJJ.


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  • Emilia March 31, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Good luck with moving to another city, it is always a hard time to move from one place to another but I hope you’ll enjoy new place 🙂

    • miki April 4, 2017 at 9:07 am

      Thanks so much Emilia! 🙂

      • Emilia April 9, 2017 at 10:36 am

        You’re welcome 🙂

  • The Fashion Folks March 31, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Congrats on the move babe! Even though it’s sad to leave people behind, new adventures often brings new people too. Which always gives a richer life in one way or another. And being closer to your family must be lovely. Hahah, and being closer to NYC sounds like heaven to me, lol! Have a great move Miki and a lovely weekend! Xx

    • miki April 4, 2017 at 9:07 am

      Thanks Mia! 🙂 I’m always down for a trip to NYC. lol

  • Stephanie April 4, 2017 at 12:17 am

    Good luck in the East Coast! Moving is always hard, but new adventure awaits and that’s always exciting. Hope you a smooth move over and have a great weekend!


    • miki April 4, 2017 at 9:09 am

      I am excited to be back in the East Coast. 🙂 I forget that Florida has only 1 season though, which really should be labelled HOT. 🙂 Thanks so much Stephanie


  • LINDSEY of THE NOMIS NICHE April 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Those sunnies are awesome! I’m loving the palm print too 🙂

    Love, Lindsey

  • Andreia Carvas April 5, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Mudar-se é sempre difícil, eu fiz uma mudança de cidade e o processo de adaptação é lento as vezes. Mais está aberto ao novo é primordial. Desejo bons momentos. Saudações do Brazil

  • Amy April 5, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Congrats on your move! LA will miss you, but Florida is wonderful! I worked in Orlando for almost a year and have super fond memories of the city. Love Winter Park and close to downtown is my favorite yoga studio I’ve ever been to! I think it’s called Orlando Power Yoga 🙂 safe travels babe!

    xx, Amy

  • Valerie April 5, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Congrats on the move; I can imagine it will be so much fun to explore your new location! Also I’m loving your outfit! The palm print dress is gorgeous!

  • Georgia April 5, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Good luck in your new adventure to Florida! I know so many people that have lived their and they’ve said it’s been by far the best place to live in the US for them! Enjoy the opportunity, LA will always be there for you to go back to if you need it! x

    |Georgia Megan|

  • Amy Arnold April 5, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    I am sure it is hard to leave, but it sounds like you have fun things ahead. You look gorgeous here!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Vale Castillo April 5, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    You look so pretty!


  • Diana April 5, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    OMg, did you move to Florida? Wow, can I ask what kind of job does your husband do haha.
    I need to contact you, maybe we can meet up soon. I love this tropical printed set and summer vibe!

  • Rumela Dey April 5, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Incredible pictures love your dress.
    My blog: RumelaTheShopaholic

  • Jenny April 5, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Ah what?!? I’m sad we couldn’t hang out here in LA! Love your style babe and wish you the best in Florida!

  • Kara Aragon April 5, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Such a great photo set. You are gorgeous!

  • Ashley April 5, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Miki!!! Firstly I look so beautiful in this print and congratulations on your big move to Florida babe!! I can’t wait to visit! Florida sounds a lot like sydney! I’m so excited to be in London so I can do lots of traveling as well!! Hehhee i do wish Sydney was a lot closer to Europe so I don’t have to leave my house! But hey to bigger and better things babe!!! All the best with ththe move!!! Xxx Ashley

  • Laura April 5, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Good luck with the move! It sounds like it is definitely for the best. PS this outfit will look great in Florida 😉

    xo, Laura

  • Mica April 6, 2017 at 12:07 am

    That is a beautiful printed dress, perfect for the beach!

    Hope that the move goes well, although I’m sure it will be sad saying goodbye it sounds like you have lots of exciting things planned while you’re in Florida 🙂

    Hope you are having a really good week.

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  • MimaMochi April 6, 2017 at 12:53 am

    Congrats of moving to Florida! While it’s always sad ending a chapter in your life, you have a lot to look forward to with your move. I personally cannot wait to see more of your travel adventures and future photography.

    Florida does sound like it will have a lot more opportunities for you.

    As always, I love your styling and photography in this post 🙂

    Adrianna |

  • yuka April 6, 2017 at 1:57 am

    aww I’m bummed I didnt get to run into you before you moved! But congrats on your new adventure!

  • Mónica Sors - Mes Voyages à Paris April 6, 2017 at 4:25 am

    Amazing shoot with this lovely dress, looks gorgeous! I like the way you style!
    Mónica Sors

  • Charissa Goldapple April 6, 2017 at 8:37 am

    It definitely is hard to say bye to people.. Congratulations on moving to Florida. Would love to visit sometime!
    In love with your outfit by the way. XO Charissa || http://WWW.LADYGOLDAPPLE.COM ||

  • AMANDA April 6, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Gorgeous shots! I need to go to LA soon


  • Lola April 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    I am excited for you, it seems like a great plan! I love travelling too, I wish I could do that more often.

    Goodbyes are not easy, but at least you are headed towards new adventures! 😀
    Good luck!

  • Julia April 6, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Love your last pics you took from LA! The City and I will miss you!!

  • Atsuna Matsui April 6, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    These photos are so gorgeous babe! I love the tropical print on you and I need to go to this location for a shoot! 🙂 I wish I could travel more often. It’s such a great way to get inspired.


  • Maria Vidrasco April 7, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Cute look 🙂

  • the Fashion Matters April 7, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    amazing dress!! wow!

    The Fashion Matters– Travel & Fashion Blog

  • miri April 7, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Hi Miki, I have just discovered your blog and I really love it. I look forward to reading about your Florida adventures! Good luck with the move.

  • Yana April 8, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Congrats on your move!!
    You look gorgeous in your photos. 🙂

  • Rina April 8, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    How exciting this new chapter in your life will be! Did you live in Florida before you move to LA a year ago or somewhere else on the west coast? I actually hope that I’ll be able to have some kind of big move at least once in my life =). I would love to live in LA or New York one day!

    Rina Samantha

  • Tina April 8, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Wow what an exciting move! Florida sounds like a great place to be and definitely so many nearby cities to explore! Congrats!


  • Sharka April 9, 2017 at 7:46 am

    I am so happy for you, it is great adventure and I am sure you will love it! New beginnings, new chapter. It is always best to step out of our comfort zone and watch the miracles happen! Good luck babe and hope the settling down process in a new home is not too hard.
    xoxo Sharka

  • Deal Man Unhappy Customers April 9, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    so cute and lovely dress.

  • Sara Vitorino April 9, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    I love those type of prints! And the location is amazing!

  • mainou April 9, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    love the dress!

  • Jessica April 9, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Good luck on your move! It’s always such a big step to move somewhere new but if you are closer to your family, I’m sure it will make the transition so much easier. PS – what a cute dress and that print is gorgeous!

    Jessica |

  • Face to Curls April 9, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Good luck with your move to the East Coast! Moving is always hard, but I’m sure you’ll love Florida! There are lots of new adventures awaiting you which is always exciting. Love your dress! xo

    Ann-Marie |

  • Debbie Savage April 10, 2017 at 1:12 am

    You look so beautiful and I absolutely love the palm print in your outfit! I am very happy for you and Tom realizing where home is and what it means to you! I am so sure you will always look back to you time in Southern California and have fond memories! We used to live in Los Angeles too and had many great memories. But, it will be so nice to be close to family. Please, keep us posted on your journey back home and safe travels!
    xo Debbie |

  • Tina April 10, 2017 at 9:25 am

    What a cute dress – I’m so in love with the palm print as well ♥

    xxx and have a great week,

  • Candace April 10, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    I’m also moving next month cross state and it is so scary! It’s not so much I’m leaving my friends; I’m leaving my family and a great paying job. I have faith that everything will work out though. It’s something I’ve wanted for years; I hate Louisiana haha. I wish you the best with your move and look forward to seeing your content from the East Coast 🙂

  • Mariann yip April 10, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Wow that must be exciting! Can’t wait to follow your journey 🙂 also love that green print!

  • Lisa April 11, 2017 at 1:29 am

    Wishing you a happy transition back to Florida! Safe and happy travels! 🙂



  • Sharon Wu April 11, 2017 at 3:44 am

    Hope your transition has been nice babe! Can’t wait to see your new place xo, sharon

  • Christine Kong April 11, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Awww, I’m sad we never got to meet up in person and you are already leaving! Florida is amazing and for all the reasons you stated, you will love it there. It’s just always sad to see someone go. I love this leaf print dress! It is so perfect for vacays and the warmer weather. I wish you much luck as you move forward with your life in Florida and hope that when you return to LA for visits we can possibly meet up! xoxo, Christine

  • Heather Noire April 11, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    LA is amazing! I just love your print it looks so beautiful and your photos are gorgeous 🙂

  • Paulina April 11, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    I bet you’re going to love it in Florida! Can’t wait to see your photos and how you’ll dress for the more humid weather.

    xoxo from Napa Valley!


  • Len Parent April 12, 2017 at 12:13 am

    You look absolutely so gorgeous darling! You’re inspiring!
    Much love, Len

  • Merel April 12, 2017 at 6:21 am

    This dress is absolutely stunning <3

    X Merel

  • Anja April 12, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Gorgeous dress and awesome spot to make pictures 🙂
    Have a good day!

  • Jalisa April 12, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    How exciting, girlie! I’d assume that Florida is much like Cali in terms of weather, since they’re further south than New York, where we get all the seasons, including the dreaded cold, which I’m so happy is behind us right now, haha! As for your outfit, I adore this dress and how it looks like a matching set from the front, so cute! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!



  • Kelly April 12, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    You look absolutely beautiful and VERY west coast. They say, “California is for quitters!” anyway 🙂 I know I know I can say this because I’m from there and I understand it’s allure. It’s easy breezy and beautiful, but New York is the best! Is that your home originally?

    kellmenow |
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  • Samantha Mariko April 13, 2017 at 12:14 am

    Awww I wish I had met you while you were still in LA! Living on the east coast seems much more exciting though haha. Wishing you all the best in this next chapter of your life 🙂

  • Bernice April 13, 2017 at 1:50 am

    Good luck on your upcoming move! I hope everything runs smoothly 🙂

  • Nancy April 13, 2017 at 3:19 am

    Good luck on your new journey. And that dress is super cute.💕X

  • Jordan Chapman April 13, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Have an awesome move and congrats on moving!! Since I’m East Coast based, maybe we can meet up if our paths cross one day!! I’m sure this path will lead you to greatness and best of luck!
    Jordan xx

  • AnaFlorentina April 13, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Best of luck with the move!!!!
    New city will be great. Visit Marco Island 🙂 it is so pretty

  • Yasmin April 13, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Love these photos! And you’re moving from one palm tree state to another so you don’t have to worry about missing that palm tree life 🙂 Florida will be fun! So many places to getaway – Miami, Key West, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and more!

    xx Yasmin

  • Stella Asteria April 14, 2017 at 9:02 am

    My best wishes for you and Tom on your new move my dear Miki! I am so excited for you! I feel this change is going to be great for you and how amazing it is you are closer to your family, New York and Europe! Wonderful look and photos, you look gorgeous as ever!
    Have a great weekend!

  • Jenn Hanft April 14, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Congrats on the move!! It’s always nice to change up the scenery and explore new areas! It’s a new chapter of life! I definitely want to do that some day but I find it so hard because NYC will always have a place in my heart. It’s hard to imagine myself anywhere else, especially since NYC is so fast paced! Love this dress btw! You look amazing. PS definitely adding archery tag to my bucket list!

    With love, Jenn

  • marcy April 21, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    How exciting babe that you are moving!! I love starting in a new city and home its always fun to begin and built a new life style.
    Florida sounds amazing and I’m sure you guys will love it. You look stunning in all the pics.


  • Kim May 28, 2017 at 5:46 am

    Aww good luck on the move, exciting times! I love this print – gorgeous! x