A Day at the Races

Another successful Derby Day in the books. If you’ve been following my blog for a while now you know that the past two years I was cheering on the horses at Arlington Park in Chicago. Last weekend I watched the horse races at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California (close to LA). There is something […]

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Field of flowers – Carlsbad, California

Spring is finally here and what better way to celebrate than to spend a day walking through the flower fields at Carlsbad Ranch in Carlsbad, California.  Last weekend was the perfect time to visit, the sun was shining when we arrived and the flowers were showing off their vibrant colors. To help put Carlsbad on […]

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Spontaneous trip to the desert

Packing our bags last Saturday morning, my mom and I took a spontaneous trip to Coachella Valley, California. The area is mostly known for Coachella, the music festival that is held there every year in May or the various golf and tennis tournaments that bring in spectators from around the world. Many people who live […]

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San Francisco Photo Diary

Disclaimer: I always disclose all of my partnerships. XoMandySue reached out to me with a steep discount on their clothing in exchange for sharing the clothes on my Instagram. While a blogpost was not a requirement for the partnership, I fell in love with their clothing and wanted to support a female entrepreneur and local […]

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LACMA after hours

The perks of living in Orange County is that I am conveniently located an hour south of Los Angeles and an hour north of San Diego. Of course some of these times can change based on traffic but I feel like I can enjoy both cities without having to go too far. A few weeks […]

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Snorkeling at La Jolla Cove

Even though I lived in Southern California for the majority of my childhood, now that I have returned (after seven years in Chicago) I am finding so many new things to do. The most recent has been snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean, and not only snorkeling with fins and a mask but also with seals […]

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First vegan brunch & the beach

The longest place I’ve ever lived in is sunny California. For eight years I soaked up the Orange County sun until I moved to Chicago to attend university and where I now work. Although this last minute trip to California was for a memorial service my great aunt, I am thankful I had the chance […]

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