A Look Inside My Beach Tote

In the middle of July I flew from Los Angeles to the East Coast because my parents were buying a beach house at the Connecticut shoreline. Due to Covid-19, their closing date kept getting pushed back making the wait seem like forever. Fast forward a month later and we’ve finally moved in. In between shopping for my bedroom and planning my dad’s birthday party, I’ve been stocking up on necessities that I’ll be using while I spend the rest of the summer at the beach. Here are 15 items that I’m keeping inside my beach tote.  Picnic Tote bag | Ban.do, $34.95 From the brightRead More →

The Best of San Diego in Three Days or Less: Pacific Beach Pier

This has been, by far, the oddest summer I’ve ever lived through. As the world is still in a pandemic, international and even cross-country vacation plans are at a halt for most Americans. However, taking a day trip or weekend trip somewhere close by is the perfect alternative. The great thing about living in California is that we’re close to so many beautiful cities and coastal towns.  San Diego, my hometown, is the last county after Orange County and just north of the U.S./Mexico border. It’s about a two-hour drive from downtown Los Angeles, making it the ideal day trip or weekend escape. It’s breathtakinglyRead More →

10 Practical Tips For Dealing With Anxiety

Having an anxiety disorder can be characterized as persistently and excessively worrying about things like disasters, money, health, family, work or any situation where you’re expecting the worst case scenario. Dealing with anxiety is something everyone has to do from time to time. Some, like myself, experience this almost daily at a level where it can become unbearable. Many professionals find that most anxiety, whether mild or extreme, comes from uncertainty, the inability to control the unknown, and worrying to prevent negative events from occurring. I can definitely relate to this since most of mine is caused by the inability to control certain situations andRead More →

The Summery Recipes I Recently Saved to My Instagram Folder

With summer in full swing, I’ve been searching for easy dishes to make at the shore. As I scrolled through my Instagram feed, I saved any colorful summery recipes to my recipes folder. The other day, I narrowed it down to what I want to make. Then, I broke it down based on the type of dish (breakfast, lunch, and entrées, plus soups and salads, appetizers and sides, and cocktails and desserts). Here are 21 recipes I can’t wait to create this season. Breakfast View this post on Instagram This famous recipe for Jordan Marsh’s Blueberry Muffins has over 5,000 five-star reviews. And for goodRead More →

What I Loved in July 2020

A collection of things I loved in July, from beauty products and fashion to entertainment and everything in between. A couple of months ago I tried these plant-based Dream Pops and instantly became hooked. They come in flavors like vanilla matcha (my favorite), chocolate, berry, coconut latte, and mango rosemary. Not only are they refreshing on a scorching summer day, but each pop is only 100 calories and they’re vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free. Last summer I fell in love with Eyeko Beach vegan waterproof mascara for a few reasons. First, it keeps my lashes curled. Second, it doesn’t weigh them down and third, it doesn’tRead More →

A List of 15 of Our Favorite Swimsuits for 2020

Things have changed dramatically and so many of us have had to make changes to our summer arrangements. You may have planned your dream vacay and ended up having to cancel it, or maybe you have been sitting at home for months and cabin fever kicked in long ago. Regardless of your situation, you can still enjoy the hot months by heading outside and cooling off by the water. Depending on what state you live in, beaches, pools, and lakes may be open for you to cool off in while socially distancing. We’ve curated a list of 15 of our favorite swimsuits for 2020. WeRead More →