Planning a wedding has not been the most fun experience for me. I do not like planning events. Never have. Even when I was in public relations, I always steered clear of event planning. It’s not my thing, and I hate all the little details you have to account for. I am always hitting severe levels of anxiety, hoping I’m not leaving out a small detail that can cause a big problem, and planning a wedding is no exception. But, with the help of my lovely wedding coordinator, Maricela at Alicia C. Creative, most of the stress has been taken away. Phew. There are of course, many positives and some things I love about the wedding planning process. For one, all of the yummy tastings. Adil and I were able to take home leftovers from one place…I mean..it’s seriously the best. Secondly, buying my beautiful gown at Nicole Miller. AND lastly, going HAM on Etsy. I freaking love Etsy. I have been able to find all of my wedding extras at a handful of awesome, California-based Etsy shops, that I highly recommend for your nuptials. For all my Cali brides, here is a round-up of a few of my faves. read more
….and not the fun kind, although finding planter pots can be very enjoyable as well. Ha! And this is probably the only kind of shopping I should be doing, as I have put myself on a tight budget to pay off student loan debt. (more on that in a future post!) I digress. Back to plants. So, our apartment has really come together and it looks exactly the way I want. We are doing are best to keep it minimal and to not have so much stuff. I will share about our living room decor in a separate blog post. But right now we are at the point of adding more plants to our home. We bought a big, beautiful, house plant from the nursery on Fairfax and Willoughby, if you are in the LA area. They have affordable prices and really gorgeous, healthy plants.
Now that we’ve bought our big one, I need to take better care of my little babies, and get a few new planters. Here are some inexpensive ones that I am currently digging, for my succulent and my Elephant Foot: read more
In my previous living posts, I talked about being in the throws of re-decorating my place and was super inspired. And of course, I planned on shooting a tour and featuring it on the blog. However, since I am now moving at the end of the month, and will be decorating again, I decided to hold off and chronicle the process in a new space. Of course, I am re-inspired by decor again, and even more excited. I’m still not quite sure of what I want each room to look like, but here are a few stylish hotel spaces that get my creative juices going. read more
I’m rarely surfing the U.O. website like I used to back in my college days, but the other day I somehow ended up in the kitchen section and was blown away by all the cute, yet functional items they have. There are quite a few hidden gems that every kitchen should have. Here are 9 items I’m lusting after.
Complete with a rolling mat, paddle, and chopsticks for easy sushi making.
The dining area is a very important area of your home. It is where two or more gather for a meal prepared from the heart. It is where connections are made, deep conversation is had and lots of laughter is shared. So, with this post, I wanted to give this special area or room its due. read more
If you are anything like me, and are still procrastinating gift shopping, or have no idea what to buy, may I suggest a few gift ideas for the home? I rounded up some beautiful items that any gal with a taste for rad home goods will go gaga over. And the best part? They are all under $200. Happy shopping!
White Marble Seashell Box
This beautiful mix of marble and gold is perfect for that dream beachfront home. A girl can dream, can’t she? No matter where your home is situated, this is is a beautiful accessory that can go in the bedroom or the living room.
A set of Moscow Mule mugs
These gorge minimalist copper mugs are a must-have for the Mule lover. Grab a set of four and DIY a gift box that includes the makings for a perfect Moscow Mule. Voila!