Despite all the sales, I haven’t been buying a lot of new clothing pieces lately, which usually automatically warrants a new outfit blog post. However, there has been one outfit that I’ve been wanting to share – this classic, simplistic “winter” outfit that’s effortless to throw on and looks polished. It composes of: a neutral sweater or top, relaxed jeans, black booties, and a trench coat (same one as featured in this post). I’ve worn this outfit quite a few…

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My family loves a good road trip (read about our trips to Sedona and Norcal). We don’t really like to plan things too early so everything stays pretty spontaneous and relaxed. For Christmas this year, we went on a short trip to visit Hearst Castle, located along the coast of central California, about four hours from Los Angeles. Even though the trip was only three days, we hit a lot of spots. I’m going to share a few highlights here…

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December does not bring snow here in California but it doesn’t diminish the holiday spirits. I’ve been a little behind on my blog this month because I’ve been spending extra time with friends whenever I could. I love that even though everyone’s busy, the holiday season brightens everyone’s moods and making plans becomes easier than ever. On each of the three Sundays of this month so far, I spent all day with friends exploring both SD and LA. I took…

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Zzyzx, formerly Soda Springs, is an unincorporated area in the Mojave Desert. The word “zzyzx” is named as such by Curtis Howe Springer because he wanted it to be the last word in the dictionary. A skim through his Wikipedia page quickly paints a picture of the kind of person he was. He opened a spa in the area but later got into multiple legal disputes with the government, and the spa eventually became abandoned. As a part of a road…

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I went to Las Vegas last week! Even though we’ve been to Europe, the Caribbean and the East Coast, my boyfriend and I have never been on a proper road trip of more than two hours together. He had also never been to Las Vegas since he turned 21, so this trip had a few exciting firsts. Without going into an hour-by-hour recount of our trip, I want to share some highlights and shots from the city of lights as…

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Thinking, Fast and Slow // If all your photos and videos will be destroyed after a vacation and you will forget all your memories from it, would you still go? This is one of the questions that was posed to me in Daniel Kahneman’s book on how we think – Thinking, Fast and Slow. It’s been about two years since I bought this book but I finally finished it. I highly recommend it as it gives a lot of insight to our…

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Last time I was at the Getty Center, the entire sky was black and orange. A huge fire in the mountains had transformed West LA into a scene from an post-apocalypse movie. This time around our experience couldn’t have been more different. We got there a little after 3, so parking was discounted from $15 to $10. There weren’t nearly as many people so parking also took almost no time either. The sky was beyond clear, the air was fresh,…

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  Last Saturday I spent a few very relaxing hours in Orange – an older town in California a little more than half an hour away from LA. Despite of the proximity, it has a small town atmosphere that makes you feel like you’re much further away. I love that feeling. We first stopped by Portola Coffee Lab, located inside of Provision Market, a combination of a beer/wine tasting room, an exotic beer market, and of course the coffee shop…

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