What to Wear for Your Engagement Photos

A few weeks ago Chris and I plus our photographer, Ashley LaPrade, spent the afternoon shooting our engagement photos.  We used our venue, Wiens Family Cellars, and a favorite restaurant, Blackbird Tavern, as the back drop and I knew I wanted our outfits to make sense for each location.  As I was planning outfits, researching […]

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3 Reasons to Book a Stay La Quinta Resort

I love any excuse to pack up and head to a hotel…even for just a night.  Back in August Chris and I had the opportunity to escape to the La Quinta Resort & Spa for the night and we JUMPED at the chance!  La Quinta is about 30 minutes from our house in Palm Springs […]

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Getting Fall Ready with Desert Hills Premium Outlets

Raise your hand if you are ready for Fall 2019!  By this time every year I am ready to retire my swimsuits and sundresses but am quickly reminded that in Palm Springs, Fall doesn’t actually begin until November.  Despite the high temps and sunny days I have been craving some Fall wardrobe updates so when […]

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Travel Guide: Santa Barbara

Picture an idyllic city full of white stucco buildings, red tile roofs, the Pacific Ocean to the West and the Santa Ynez Mountains to the East.  There are palm trees and bougainvillea everywhere you turn and the ocean breeze keeps the Summer temps mild.  Sounds like heaven, right?  That is probably because for so many […]

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The Sofitel Los Angeles

You guys, I have been DYING to spend a night in LA (since we don’t get there nearly often enough), have some yummy food and catch up with friends.  As we were planning our Road Trip we decided to add a night in LA on our way home.  We arranged for a stay at The […]

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Travel Guide: Los Alamos

Imagine a small town somewhere North of Santa Barbara.  There is only one main street through town and not a single traffic light to be found.  There are open fields, plenty of cattle, and rows upon rows of grape vines growing in the distance. Now, imagine that this small town offers tasting rooms on every […]

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Summer Road Trip

Hello, hello!!  It feels like it has been forever since I have had a moment to sit down and start writing about our recent road trip.  As you may know from Instagram Chris and I took a 10 day road trip all the way to Atascadero and back.  I have LOTS of photos, recommendations, and […]

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24 Hours in Lake Arrowhead

There is nothing quite as special this time of year as a quick trip home to Lake Arrowhead.  This past weekend Chris, Sarge and I hopped in the car and made a mad dash for cooler weather (it was 118 degrees when we left Palm Springs at 5pm and 80 degrees when we parked on […]

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My Health & Fitness Journey

I have had an up and down relationship with fitness my entire adult life.  There have been times where I am dedicated and consistent with my routine and other times where the routine is non existent.  It’s not that I don’t enjoy working out and feeling my best, it’s more about the things I could […]

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Why I Swear By Rent The Runway…Unlimited

You guys, I love clothes.  Shocking, right?  Anyone who knows me or has followed me for any amount of time could probably figure out that my biggest weakness is a great new outfit.  Back in my 20s (aka before I shared finances with someone) I would shop for sport.  I always had to have a […]

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