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Friday, April 28, 2017

Desert X | Art in the Desert

Desert X

Sometimes, you will find art in the most unlikely places. When I went to the desert for Coachella recently, I went to visit some of the art installations that were a part of the Desert X experience. Until April 30th, the Coachella Valley and the desert landscape becomes a curated exhibition of emerging artists. These are spread out, and you will need to drive from place to place. Most of the locations are open from Dawn till dusk, but check on the website or visit the Desert X Hub for the hours of each installation.

Desert X Hub at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club is where you can pick up a catalog and map, shop Desert X merchandise, and artists' books, and visit with Desert X volunteers and staff to learn more about Desert X.

The Hub at Ace Hotel & Swim Club is now located in the lobby.
Open Thursday - Monday: 12pm - 4pm.
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Coachella Style + Tips

Coachella is right around the corner! One of my favorite parts about attending music festivals is planning my outfits. With 3 full days of music and art, you could have lots of different looks each day! Below are some different styles for Coachella, and how you can get the looks. How are you dressing up? Keep reading for my tips!

Coachella Styles

Boho Chic: Crochet, Fringe and Florals

Coachella Boho Style
Choker, Top, Bag, Shorts 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring Must Have: Off the Shoulder Tops










It's almost Spring! But it almost feels like summer here in Southern California, but I'm not complaining! I love the sunshine. With warmer weather, comes lighter clothes and less bundling up. Off the shoulder and cold shoulder tops have not died down at all and are a must have for this spring! I love the romantic look of the off the shoulder top and I've linked this top I'm wearing (under $25!) and other tops I'm loving that are all under $100. 

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Get Baked in OC | Mr. Holmes Bakehouse


Mr. Holmes Bakehouse has finally landed in Orange County! Mr. Holmes Bakehouse is originally from San Francisco, and I did get to visit their shop the last time I was there. I fell in love with the aesthetic and their stuffed donuts. They're known for the cruffin (a cross between a croissant and muffin) that I still have not been able to try. They make a limited amount each day, and they run out fast! Hopefully with this location being closer to where I live, I'll finally be able to try one!

I was excited to be invited to their OC location's media preview event. The service counter is located inside of the Union Market in Tustin at The District. They have the same cool all-white tile walls and on point branding. Around the corner, they had in neon "KALE SUCKS".  The other locations in SF, LA and Seoul all have signs that read "I Got Baked In San Francisco" or the respective city, so I was really hoping to see a "I Got Baked in Orange County". We'll see if they end up changing out the sign.

The OC location's Grand Opening is Saturday, 2/25, 8AM-Sell Out. They are also having an exclusive collab Matcha Donut with Milk Box Bar available Saturday Grand Opening Day only. The bakehouse is located inside of Union Market, 2493 Park Ave, Tustin, CA 9278.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Ice Cream Sweater + Top Ice Cream Places


Being a huge foodie, I love when I find fun pieces of clothing that incorporate food. When I found this pom pom ice cream sweater, I knew I needed to have it. I love how cute and kawaii it is, and I'm totally obsessed with ice cream. It's my go-to dessert after a meal and my social activity of choice to spend time catching up with friends. In this post, I'm also sharing some of my favorite places to get ice cream in Orange County, so keep reading.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A Galentine's Day Celebration with Style Collective Sisters

PC: @goirishphotog
I got to meet up my Style Collective Sisters this weekend for a Galentine's Day celebration! Our festive Valentine’s celebration was held at Shade Hotel, Redondo Beach. Located in the beautiful Redondo Beach marina, there’s no more perfect venue to toast with my Style Collective sisters in high style. Set along the waterfront, this brand new property captures the essence of the South bay vibe. Relaxed and family friendly, this is one hotel that has perfected the customer service experience. Greeting us with a warm welcome and a sparkling champagne toast, the staff at The Shade embodies the essence of hospitality.  Sea Level, offers both waterfront dining or a casual bar with views of the marina. Light, bright and cozy, Sea Level bar is a great place for a casual evening. 

PC: Petite Style Script

Thursday, February 9, 2017

How to Dress up Sweater Weather Basics


Sweater weather is the best. I love to wear warm cozy knits and having an excuse to cuddle up with blankets. When it's cool out, one of my go-to outfits consists of basics like denim and a cozy knit sweater. I love this off-the-shoulder sweater with the fold-over detail. I'm wearing some of my favorite jeans, which surprisingly are from Old Navy! I have found that their rockstar denim line fits like a dream and is super affordable. I may or may not have bought 3 pairs for myself. This sweater weather basic outfit can easily be dressed up with some fun shoes and unique accessories.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Affordable At-Home Teeth Whitening | Smile Brilliant Review

  
With blogging and constantly taking photos, I've always been a bit insecure about my teeth. After finally straightening my teeth with braces a few years ago, my next thing to tackle was whitening my teeth. I truly believe that your smile is the best accessory. I've always want to try an at home whitening system for my smile, so when Smile Brilliant * reached out to me for a review, I was excited to try it! I love drinking coffee and I know that most of the things I eat and drink definitely contribute to stains on my teeth. I've tried white stripes previously, but I never followed through with them because I hated the way they felt on my teeth. They would get all slimy and slide around so gave them away!

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Austin Travel Guide: Sights to See (part 1)

Greetings from Austin Postcard Mural
I had been wanting to visit Austin, Texas for a bit now. I've never been to Texas before this trip, and I had heard from friends what great food there was, and that there is a really cool hipster art and music scene. I loved exploring the capital of Texas and the unique sights and yummy eats! This is part 1 of my travel guide featuring the different sights to see. Part 2 will have the different food spots to try!


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