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
Let me preface this blog post by saying, I love a good photo op as much as the next person, but over the last couple of weeks my Instagram feed was hit with a flood of almost identical photoshoots in the California Poppy Reserve located in Antelope Valley, California. Hence the underscore “reserve.” Prior to seeing all the poppy-licious photos, my mom shared that she wanted to visit weeks ago….actually for years but never got around to it. She intrinsically wanted to see the poppies. It wasn’t a trend for her. However, my mom is usually ahead of her time as she enlightened me about Coachella way before it was cool. Upon seeing all of the photo ops, my immediate thought was, “It’s so trendy, I don’t even want to go.” And to be honest, I didn’t really want to drive out there anyway. I thought, “maybe I’ll admire from afar.” I just didn’t get a case of FOMO….at all. read more
It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you, left you, without a dope beat to step to…step to…step to…
Okay, let me stop. It’s been two and a half months since my last blog and I am ashamed. But, I have a good reason. I’ve been working on something awesome. I know everyone says that when they have been away for months, but it is true. I have a new website for my consulting business. Plus, I did need a break as well. This blog is a happy hobby for me, so I don’t feel pressure to always be posting. I only want to blog when I am inspired and really want to share some ish with you guys. 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
I’m heading to Mexico for a short, but much needed vacay at the end of the month, so I’ve been thinking a lot about how I travel. As well as my tried and true hacks I’ve used within the last few years that have served me well. Take a peek at my top five hacks I never travel anywhere without. I will eventually put together a longer list of travel hacks that work for me in another post. I hope you find it useful. read more