To most Americans, Independence Day means a long weekend, tons of food, and a lot – I mean A LOT – of beer. We created a July 4th playlist that will be perfect background music to all of your get-togethers. On July 4th, 1776, the leaders of America officially declared independence from Great Britain. 241 years later, we celebrate by relaxing, eating and tailgating. The playlist we created can be used to add some good vibes to your beautiful summer day, with the smell of some tasty food cooking on the grill, a cold drink in hand and some great people around you. I know,Read More →

blockbuster movies

Summer is in full swing and that means there are endless blockbuster movies at the theaters or streaming service. Check out the new, the classics and everything in between. Must See New Films Wonder Women (In Theaters Now) : This one should be self explanatory. A film about a badass superhero and what makes it all the more better is that she’s a women. What a great time to see a film like this be successful. Girl Power! Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (In Theaters Now) : Another superhero movie, this sequel from Marvel Comics is the perfect follow up to the first one.Read More →

California AirBnB Rentals

Airbnb is quickly taking over the hotel industry and becoming one of the trendiest ways to book your stay. You no longer need to pay $350+ to be cramped into a tiny hotel room. We’ve compiled a list of 17 of the hottest California Airbnbs Rentals up and down the coast. Starting up north in Muir Beach and going as far down south as San Diego. All of these listings are under $300 per night (some require a minimum night stay.) There’s a variety of options to choose from–seaside cottages, apartments, bungalows and guesthouses that are either on the beach with oceanfront views or veryRead More →

Summer is the ultimate season for music lovers. An insane amount of new music leading up to, and continuing throughout the summer means that a quiet moment is rare for me. Here are some of the newest releases that deserve your attention as you brace yourself for what’s to come. Happy listening! For Sunsets Mac Demarco // This Old Dog Favorite tracks on the album: A Wolf Who Wears Sheep’s Clothes, Moonlight on the River Mac Demarco’s newest release, This Old Dog, will instantly remind you of the soft acoustic sounds of surf rock. It’s fitting that this the first album he’s released since movingRead More →

Many people like to go to the beach, or explore the city during summer with so many things to do (check out 50 Things To Do In Los Angeles). While others, like myself, prefer the comfort of turning the A/C, ordering some take out and binge watching some TV shows. It’s something different but very common in this day in age with all the streaming services like Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video. Here are some TV shows to check out during the summer (no particular order) when you don’t want to be in the heat. Master of None (Netflix – Stream Seasons 1-2) OrangeRead More →

playlist

A kickass playlist and summer go hand and hand. You can’t have one without the other. When I create a summer playlist I add songs that help me visualize myself at the beach with a drink in my hand and the sun beaming down on me, or just having a good time with friends by the pool. For that I go to music by Disclosure, Flamingosis, Autograf, De Lux, Alex Guesta, Beach House, Twin Shadow, Lany, Neon Indian, Tensnake, Solidisco, Foster The People, Tame Impala, Beach Fossils, VHS Collection, Duke Dumont, Youth Group, Empire Of The Sun and Best Coast. Then I bring back some of my favorite throwbacks likeRead More →

One of my favorite things about summer is finding a great poolside or beach read and getting lost in the story. Every summer I try to read as many books as possible and I thought I’d share with you some of my favorites from over the years. You know, the ones you start reading at 10AM and by 3PM you’re eight chapters deep and look like a lobster. So slather on some suntan lotion and get ready to escape in a fantastic page-turner! Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was the first of its kind, filled with tales of friendship, sex, drugs, and adultery,Read More →

5 fitness apps

We all follow at least one person on Instagram who posts workout videos, or post-workout selfies all the time, has a beautiful, healthy body and an insanely inspirational feed. It’s easy to dream about being fit, but it’s a lot harder to stick to a routine for long enough to get actual results, and it’s even harder to keep that going throughout your life. We’ve gathered a list of 5 fitness apps you can use to enter or continue a cycle of regular exercise and good habits, so that you can work towards a healthier lifestyle. Nike+ Training Club (Free) The Nike+ Training Club appRead More →

Heading to Coachella this April, or are you just looking to add some Bohemian style to your spring and summer wardrobe? When shopping for 60’s and 70’s style clothing it’s all about the details. Look for… Maxi skirts and dresses Crop tops Bell bottoms Denim cutoffs Kimonos Ankle boots with metal hardware Platform wedges Floppy wide brim hats Fringe handbags Embellished belts Round sunnies Layered and beaded jewelry Wrap around bracelets and necklaces Jewelry with stones and crystals Chiffon, suede, and gauze like fabrics Lace, fringe, and floral detail Boho / hippie chic has been my go to style for a while now. After shopping at myRead More →