Living

9 U.O. Kitchen Finds

March 18, 2016

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.

Sushi Making Kit

Complete with a rolling mat, paddle, and chopsticks for easy sushi making.

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Travel

What To Do and Eat In Santa Ynez Valley

March 7, 2016

What To Do And Eat in Santa Ynez Valley #california #travel #wanderlust

As I previously mentioned in my Mt. Baldy post, my quest to seize my home state has been a goal of mine this year, and so far I’m not doing too shabby.  This past Valentine’s Day, my wonderful, sweet boyfriend took me on a trip to Solvang.  Literally the cutest little Danish town dropped in central California, and it’s only a two hour drive from L.A.  Surprisingly, I had never heard of this place, but it quickly became one of my favorite getaways.

Here are a few of my favorite things from the trip: read more

Fashion

My Style: Let’s Glow At Midnight

February 26, 2016

#plaid #poncho #fallstyle @itsjenniferrose

This poncho is so different for me, but I love it.  It has a hood and it is comfy as hell.  Plus it was such a steal, how could I not do a post on it?  Shop the post, below! 🙂

#plaid #poncho #fallstyle @itsjenniferrose #plaid #poncho #fallstyle @itsjenniferrose read more

Living

Interior Inspirations: 8 Creative Dining Areas

February 11, 2016

Dining 8

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

Travel

A Late Afternoon at Mt. Baldy

January 24, 2016

A Late Afternoon in Mt. Baldy #wanderlust #travel #california #mtbaldy

The beauty of living in Southern California is experiencing all of the exhilarating local escapes.  You can literally decide the day of, to pack a bag road trip it to encounter crisp blue waves crashing ashore, a gorgeous desert, or even the snow; and all within 2 to 3 hours or less. I have made it my personal goal to explore more of California this year.  There is still so much I have not seen, and I am a freaking native!

So last week, the beau and I decided to explore Mt. Baldy. Mt. Baldy is the highest point of the massive San Gabriel Mountain Range, and is just an hour outside of Los Angeles.  Prior to committing to a full ski or snowboard day, we decided to first check it out and get into some tobogganing.  Unfortunately, Patty Mayonnaise was not feeling well, and we did not make it out to Mt. Baldy until late Saturday afternoon.  But though we only had a few hours, we did have an absolute blast.  Here is why we would visit again: read more