Tulum, Mexico

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

{Kimono: Victoria's Secret}

{Sunset Party}

{Ruins of Tulum}

{Llorona - found so many pieces of beautiful jewelry made by local artisans here}


There is no other way to describe Tulum.  The moment we stepped on that velvety white sand, we were transported to a land of magic.  The warm salty air, the soothing sound of the waves and the feel of the cool sand enveloped me immediately and pushed away the stresses and pressures that seem to constantly lurk at the back of my mind. 

We stayed at Cabanas La Luna, which I cannot rave about enough.  The staff is friendly, attentive and so very helpful no matter your need.  The absolute best part about the hotel, though, is the restaurant - Restaurante Las Estrellas - we found ourselves eating there every night as the food was superb (octopus, calamari, guacamole and ceviche galore). 

It's rare to find a place that allows you to truly escape the before and after and just focus on the present, the here and now.  For those precious few days I had no concern for all those what ifs and whens and whys you turn over in your head.  It was such a pleasure to listen to the ocean, to be warmed by the sun and to gaze at the stars as they slowly appeared in the night sky with not a thought but of the lightness of my happiness. 

Tulum was a present I had never expected.  I cannot wait to return.

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Stripes and Prints and a New Year

Friday, January 9, 2015

{Jacket: Anine Bing; Dress: Zara; Blouse: Nasty Gal; Bag: Gucci;
Heels: Miu Miu (similar) Hat: ShopBop (similar)}

Happy New Year! May it be filled with love, happiness and plenty of memorable adventures!

Without meaning to, 2014 turned into a year of constant reflection for me - figuring out what I want and what is important, discovering where to fit my puzzle piece, pushing against the confines of the box I sometimes find myself in.  I hope to make 2015 a year filled with working towards the things I want, not worrying so much about how to fit and pursuing things outside of the box.

Photo Credit: Philip Martin


Bend, Oregon

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

These pictures are from our weekend getaway to Bend, Oregon a few weeks ago.  A quirky town that could not be any more different than LA.  We were looking to do some skiing (Bend is 17 miles from Mt. Bachelor), but also to visit a place we had never been to before.  Home to over 20 breweries, micro distilleries, restaurants using locally sourced ingredients and with extensive gluten free menus, trees, trees and more trees, outdoor activities aplenty and of course more deer than I've ever seen in SoCal (their grace took my breath away).  Our favorite find was McMenamins Old St. Francis School - a Catholic school turned hotel/bar/movie theater - their Old Fashioned's were superb.  When we first arrived, there was not speck of snow on the ground in Bend, but on the day we were leaving, we woke up to a winter wonderland.  It was a beautiful sendoff.   

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