Thursday, November 16, 2017


There's nothing like leaving packing until the last minute to really force you to pair down your choices. And while in the past I would have tried to bring 10 sweaters (one for every day!) and multiple hat options, I've recently tried to divide and conquer when it comes to my packing. Wearing a knit multiple times, packing only the essential shoes, and sticking to the color palette that I know works for me. So scroll down to see what I'm bringing along.

Monday, November 13, 2017


This year has been a big one for me in a lot of ways, but perhaps the biggest thing that I did this year was finally address my dental problems. If you're like me (and based on the messages I've received, you are), then ignoring something as big as going to the dentist is just something you might do. I guess it's called 'adulting' nowadays, but putting off a daunting as surgery or office visits becomes second nature. At first, it's something easily ignored - but as time goes on, it can become a real problem. It definitely did for me.

Friday, November 3, 2017


Velvet is having a real moment right now, and I couldn't be more thrilled. Maybe it's because I grew up in the 90s, but I've always been a big fan of ultra soft velvet. And while it used to be something I reached for when it came to scrunchies or say, a leotard, now it's what I reach for when I want a pop of texture with my outfits. I'm not a big fan of bright colors, so being able to play with outfits using texture is a great way to mix things up.

Monday, October 30, 2017


Just last week, I took perhaps the shortest flight of the year up to Berkeley to become better acquainted with my holy-grail skincare brand that has been helping my face shape up for the better part of 9 months - Biossance. The trip was everything I needed, not only to escape the heatwave that's gripping LA, but also to get the insight into why Biossance has been the best thing to happen to my skin all year.

Friday, October 27, 2017


If you happened to catch my IG stories last night, you may have seen my step-by-step nighttime skincare routine. Rather than link all the products individually there, I've decided to do a list here with links to each product and the order that I use them in.

Monday, October 23, 2017


In a little over 4 weeks, I'll be swapping this California coastal cliff view for a different view - a windy clifftop in Scotland, with the cold sea crashing below. It's a trip I've been planning for a while, and it consists of a road trip starting all the way down in The Cotswolds, and will lead us all the way north into Scotland and back down. I've visited London before, but never ventured very far outside the city - so I need your help with suggestions. Scroll down to see the route.

Sunday, October 22, 2017


There's nothing quite like the joy of finding out that two of your faaaavorite brands have teamed up. In quite possibly the best marriage ever, my favorite stationary and paper goods company - Rifle Paper Co. - and my new favorite French skincare brand - L'Occitane - have partnered together to create the cutest and most 'grammable collection ever.