Outdoor Living Ideas For Balconies and Small Spaces

Living in a high rise apartment, I’m lucky to have a balcony that overlooks the skyscrapers in downtown Los Angeles. The other day I was viewing my Instagram stories and saw how my sister turned her new backyard in Brooklyn into a garden lovers paradise. This gave me the inspiration to think about creating my own outdoor area. I went on Pinterest and searched for outdoor living ideas. I came across so many eye-catching spaces, that I made a list of my favorite 20 so that others can get some inspo. These are for people with tiny balconies, little patios or small backyards— they proveRead More →

Pam & Gela Olive Green Cargo Pants; Nasty Gal Bodysuit; Topshop Moto Jacket

I have a not-so-good habit of buying something and letting it sit in my closet until I create the ideal outfit and find the perfect place to wear it. For instance, I purchased these olive green Pam & Gela cargo pants a while ago and forgot about them. As I was looking through my wardrobe trying to find something to wear to an event I was invited to, they jumped out at me. I paired them with a black bodysuit, black lace up stiletto booties and a faux leather moto jacket. To accessorize, I wore silver jewelry and used a metallic leather clutch which addedRead More →

Arizona Trip Packing List

In a few days Billy and I will be heading to Arizona (where he grew up) to watch his son graduate high school and to spend time with my family who will also be there. I’ve never been to the desert before so I’m thrilled to explore an area that’s so unique to me. We’ll be staying in Scottsdale and spending most of our time there and in Phoenix. On my list of things to do is shopping at Fashion Square, exploring Old Town, and taking photos at the Desert Botanical Garden. If there’s time I’d love to check out some museums and devote aRead More →

45 Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas That She‘s Bound To Love

Since I moved to L.A. I rarely get to spend Mother’s Day with my mom because she lives on the opposite side of the country. This year however, we’ll be celebrating it a week later while we’re both vacationing in Phoenix. I’ve been searching for a unique gift to bring with me; something that goes beyond the typical flowers and jewelry. While I was browsing, I came across so many great things, from budget-friendly, to splurge-worthy, (and stuff I want for myself). Hoping to help others find the perfect present, I made a gift guide with my favorites. Here are 45 unique Mother’s Day giftRead More →

Bohemian Style Maxi Dress

What I love about Sundays is getting dressed up and heading to brunch. I’ll splurge and order a dish I wouldn’t typically eat during the week—it usually involves a ton of butter, sugar and syrup. When choosing where to dine Billy and I have a few favorite spots, one of them being Perch in downtown Los Angeles. This trendy French inspired bistro sits high in the sky and has some of the most incredible dishes and cocktails. Once we’re finished dining, we’ll head up to the rooftop bar for a drink and a spectacular view of the L.A. skyline. My style staple for spring andRead More →

Blonde Hair Care For The Summer

It’s the time of the year when I start to get excited about cookouts, pool parties, outdoor movies, and bonfires on the beach. I switch my makeup and nail polish to lighter shades and go on a sundress and denim cutoffs shopping spree. With that comes a shift in my hairstyle. Each spring I head to the salon to have my blonde locks highlighted. The combination of a beachy blonde shade and a sun-kissed tan is something I look forward to every summer. I reached out to Los Angeles based hair stylist, Lauren Jones—the go-to for anything blonde—and asked her 12 often overlooked questions onRead More →

20 20 Tips for Dealing with Stress

April is national stress awareness month, so I thought it was only fitting that we discuss various aspects of coping with it, and getting aligned with the universe. In the past I didn’t have the healthiest ways of dealing with stress and learning new approaches didn’t happen overnight. As bizarre as it may sound, it wasn’t until my mid-twenties that I learned to live in the moment. I used to spend my time thinking about the past and worrying about the future. When I moved to California, I became much more in touch with my spiritual self and that has led me to maintain aRead More →

Interesting Stories 4-15-19

Start your week off right with these interesting, inspirational, and funny news stories. (4.15.19) 1. Mark your calendars! Big Little Lies season 2 returns on June 9th, and the trailer is FINALLY here! 2. ULTA is having a mega spring sale! You can get a ton products for up to 50% off and for as little as $2 dollars! Couldn’t make it to Coachella and have FOMO? Tune in next weekend to catch weekend two’s live performances—it’s not as good as being there but at least you can watch it as it happens. Nasty Gals Girlboss Rally is coming back to Los Angeles this June; signRead More →

My Beauty Philosophy: Where I Splurge and Where I Save

The other day my friends and I were having a discussion on our beauty philosophies. We talked about what treatments and products we felt were worth the splurge versus which ones we’d rather save our money on. I couldn’t believe our difference in opinions. This conversation got me curious about what other women think is important enough to splurge on. Here’s my list that covers hair, skincare, makeup, grooming, and extras like self-tanning, and supplements. I’d love to hear your thoughts on what you feel is splurge-worthy, and any tips you have to saving money when it comes to your beauty regime. Hair Care HaircutsRead More →

How To Use A Planner Effectively

This past December I did something different to help me stay organized. I purchased a planner, along with stickers, gel pens, sticky notes, and colorful accessories. It brought me back to my childhood when I’d pick one out each August as I anticipated the first day of school. As January 1st approached, I began by decorating the pages and filling in the important dates. Looking back, the last time I did this was about ten years ago. I had gotten into the routine of using a calendar app on my phone, or typing relevant info into my notes and reminders. I had thought about creatingRead More →