The Museum of Illusions DTLA Mural

One of the many perks of living in Los Angeles is the opportunity to visit a myriad of unique places. Last weekend Billy and I were invited to explore the Hollywood Museum of Illusions. I’ve visited a number of pop-ups and museums in L.A., but I rate this as one of the best immersive art experiences in Hollywood. It’s divided into two fantasy realms—the 3D Illusions area and the Upside Down House. Both are designed to spark creativity, make you laugh, and give you an escape from everyday reality. Here are our highlights (and favorite optical illusion photographs) from our visit. This illusion reminded meRead More →

52 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Every Budget

Choosing the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart can sometimes be a challenge. We’ve come up with a list of suggestions (52 of them) in a variety of price points. You’ll be able to find something no matter how long (or short) you’ve been in a relationship. Whether you’re shopping for him or her, your bestie on Galentine’s Day, or you want to treat yourself—we created this gift guide with every budget in mind. Must-Have Accessories A pair of Off-White socks are excellent for cold winter nights by the fire. ($78) The cutest croc-embossed purse comes in the prettiest shade of pink! ($348) ThisRead More →

Interesting Stories 1.27.2020

A collection of interesting, inspirational, and funny stories that are currently trending. From DIY projects, wellness advice, recipes ideas, travel tips, and more, these are the links to start your week off with. (1-27-2020) 1. A guide to souvenir shopping in ten countries. 2. This Q&A with fitness guru Rachel Nicks will motivate you to get to the gym. 3. These Ikea hacks are so good it’s hard to pick a favorite. 4. The ELLE Decor Café at The Plaza is now open, and it’s making me want to vacay in New York City again. 5. If you’re always tired, here are seven possible reasonsRead More →

My Favorite Plant-Based Recipes From My Go-To Vegan Cookbooks—Part 1

Every Monday and Wednesday, Billy and I receive fresh, pre-made vegan dishes from the meal delivery service Thistle. Three dinners (plus breakfast, lunch, and snacks) arrive at our doorstep and they’re ready within 5 minutes. This makes planning what we’re having for dinner three nights out of the week, pretty easy. The other four nights  we try to come up with something just as nutritious. In December Billy became a vegan so when I’m cooking for the two of us, I have a few go-to cookbooks that provide me with flavorful dairy-free recipes. Recently I went through each one and placed a post-it on theRead More →

One of my favorite things about traveling is having the option of dressing differently than in my everyday life. This past December I spent time in New York City and Massachusetts, which meant shopping for winter attire. Before I left Los Angeles, I bought a Rachel Zoe leopard print coat, faux leather leggings, combat boots, a new black beanie along with a few more pieces. The thing with visiting the East Coast during the winter is that the weather is so unpredictable. I’ve been there when it’s below zero and when it’s in the upper 50s. This vacation, it was ideal—not so cold that walkingRead More →

My East Coast trip: visiting Central Park

Since I began blogging over three years ago, I’ve never taken any real time off. I’ve gone on a ton of trips, but I always found time to work throughout them. I’d wake up early and write before I started my day, head back to the hotel and edit photos or do SEO late at night (which technically didn’t feel like work because of the beautiful environments that I would vacation in). This past December, Billy and I took our annual trip to the East Coast. We spent five days in New York City, followed by time at my parents’ home in Massachusetts to celebrateRead More →