I have an enormous sweet tooth so I look for any excuse to indulge in sugar. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner I thought about various ways to celebrate, other than the typical cookies and cupcakes. Also, February 14th my boyfriend Billy and I will be celebrating our 3 year anniversary so we’ll combine the two for a day of sweet treats. This year I chose to create a candy charcuterie board complete with our favorite candy from Sugarfina, and our favorite French imported chocolates from Le chocolat des Francais. I love this colorful concept since it’s so simple to make and it can
As a Type A person I thrive on organization and planning. I have never been able to do things spontaneously and that’s why I’m a big fan of goal planning. Whenever I think of something I’d like to achieve I’ll jot it down in my iPhone or in my planner. At the end of each month I’ll look over what I’ve written down and I’ll create a list of goals that I would like to achieve for the month ahead and when I want to accomplish them by. These are the goal planning tools I use: The SMART acronym: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.
Once it becomes a little brighter out, we tend to want to tidy up our surroundings and make things a little neater. We organize our homes, maybe clean out our cars, or give our plants a long overdue watering. You may also check off the annual “spring cleaning” tasks that are on your list but it takes more than just vacuuming your living room, or deep cleaning your bathroom to refresh your life. It goes a lot deeper–something that you’ve been meaning to do because you know it will make you happy, but maybe you’ve been avoiding it, or you just haven’t gotten around to
There are times when you just need quality time with your friends. Los Angeles provides a wide spectrum of fun activities and adventures, aside from your traditional ideas like strolling The Grove, or hitting up a Hollywood nightclub. Whether these experiences are indoors our outdoors, they’re bound to be entertaining for you and your friends. Read ahead to discover 5 fun things to do with your friends in LA when brunch and shopping just aren’t cutting it anymore. Malibu Wine Safari Image via Malibu Wine Safari is an experience like no other. The safari tour allows you to explore scenic views of Malibu and the
My favorite part of a night out in Los Angeles is all the endless possibilities that this city has to offer. I enjoy date nights more than anything because during the week I’m so busy. Date nights give me a chance to spend time with my boyfriend, while getting extra dolled up, and it gives us a chance to try something new. The night for me begins when I put on a good playlist and start getting ready. What’s the ideal low-key night out in Los Angeles for me look like? Read ahead! Music I find music helps amp me up for the evening and
Ah, Winter: snowfall, shivering-cold weather, snowmen and snow angels… okay so winter in California may not offer your average white, winter-wonderland, but there are still plenty of fun, chic places to visit and things to do in always-sunny Los Angeles! So grab some friends and let me plan you an exciting day out in the city! Here are five fun things to do in LA this winter with your besties! Breakfast and Mimosas at the BBCM Cafe Image via What better way to start off your girls day than with a hot, yummy breakfast and some bubbly? The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker a.k.a
Whether you’ve been in a relationship for a month, you’re married, or you’re single, here’s how to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles, ranging from budget friendly to going all out. FOR COUPLES Check out DTLA Walking Tours, Haunted Tales. Take a trip to the The Broad Museum, and read about my visit here. Head to the Huntington Beach Canals for a Sunset Gondola ride. Recreate your first date. Go to a comedy show. Have a romantic hotel night at Shutters on The Beach. Attend the Edwardian Ball. Have a relaxing spa day at your favorite spa or check out Bliss Spa, Ritz Carlton DTLA, or Burke Williams. Sip cocktails at