Zzyzx – Abandoned Desert Oasis

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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Las Vegas Travel Diary

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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Sunday Thoughts #2

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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Pinafore Dress at Getty Center

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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Casual Outfit in Orange, CA

  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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Fall Look in Cambridge, MA

A main reason I wanted to visit Boston was because I wanted to experience fall in New England, so naturally I wanted to have the perfect fall outfit for it. Leading up to the trip, I purchased a plaid wrap skirt, a basic white tee (from the men’s section), and a charcoal trench coat from Theory to assemble the perfect fall look. I originally wanted to go for a plaid blazer or coat as they are everywhere at the moment.…

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Apple Picking in Massachusetts

I haven’t spent much time in New England before, so for a fall weekend getaway, I got my boyfriend and myself tickets to visit Boston for the first time. On our first day here we managed to walk almost 12 miles, covering much of Boston as well as Cambridge, so on the second day we decided to venture out of city to experience real fall along the country roads of Massachusetts. About 15 miles east of Cambridge is Walden Pond…

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His and Her Outfits – Styling Each Other

Recently I was inspired by YouTube’s “boyfriend buys my outfits” videos, but instead of just having my boyfriend buy me something, I thought it would be more interesting if I also picked out an outfit for him as well. I’ve always thought he has a great sense of fashion. He would point out pieces that he thinks would look good on me, but they are often quite unique and different than my usual style; so I was intrigued to see…

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