A New Year, And A Look Back to 2018

I’ve had a slow start to this year. Last year, I felt like I had hit the ground running. I had a financial plan in place, I had trips half-way figured out, and I felt like I knew what my year was going to look like. 2018 didn’t exactly go off entirely as planned, but…

An Escape to the Mayan Jungle and Coast

It’s been a while since I’ve had the time to sit down and write a new blog post, but since I’ve just returned from a vacation and have some free time, I figured it would be a good time to resurrect this blog! My sister Helen and I took a trip to Tulum, Mexico last…

A Summer Night Picnic and Movie

The summer months in SoCal can be pretty rough because I don’t live with air conditioning and I hate the sun. I even missed posting on my blog two weeks ago because I could barely stay cool enough to sit down and write down anything. I don’t usually get out much during the summer because…

A New Orleans Girls’ Trip

I’ve just gotten back from New Orleans and I’m already itching to go back (or maybe that’s just my mosquito bites…)! It was a wonderful few days exploring a new city, and new region of the U.S., with my two sisters. Although we managed to pack a lot into this trip, we still managed to…

A NOLA Carry-ON Guide

I am so excited for my upcoming trip to New Orleans that I started to pack early for my trip! the cosmetics/liquids bag I think it’s wishful thinking to believe that my cosmetics bag (aka my “liquids” ) will ever not be completely packed. I try to take advantage of my space and quantity allowances….

A Scrapbook Project Pt. I

A couple years ago a friend suggested that I organize my scraps and keepsakes in a scrapbook, which I thought was a brilliant solution to my emotional clutter. I’m an emotional hoarder, which for me means that I usually keep every note, letter, ticket and trinket that comes my way for the sake of preserving…

A Cat Cafe Experience

A couple of weeks ago Natalie and I made reservations for Crumbs & Whiskers, a cat-cafe located near West Hollywood. Since I didn’t know much about what a cat-cafe experience would be like, and as someone who has little to no experience around household pets, I was a little apprehensive. Would the cats be friendly?…

A Classic Manicure

One thing I have always coveted are long, natural and elegant nails, but I had never been careful enough to avoid suffering breaks which kept them short. Recently, my friend Gaby shared a YouTube video from SimplyNailogical with me that opened my eyes to how to end my short nail woes. It’s been about about…

A Casual Weekend Outfit

Currently, my weekend style has been at complete odds with my style during the work week. Although my overall style is something that I’m constantly working on, what I wear on the weekends is reminiscent of something I would have worn last year, at my old job. To clarify, I didn’t put any effort or…

A Modern (& Single) Dame’s Valentine’s Day

As a perpetually single lady, I don’t subscribe to the idea that Valentine’s Day should only be for lovers. Aside from making Valentine’s Day cards, one of my Valentine’s Day traditions is to dedicate a day indulging in romance… for myself! To start with, every year I get myself a special gift for my boudoir….