descanso gardens

Family in town all month long so lots of activities ahead.  Today we went to Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. It was my first time at the 150+ acre botanical garden. Perfect day for a garden stroll with lots of California sunshine. It’s been cloudy here so definitely loved soaking up the rays and…

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i’ve been missing out

The BF was out of town for work this weekend. He came home on Sunday and inquired about the stamp on my right hand. He thought I had partied it up somewhere. Little did he know. Over sushi tacos, I later confessed it was from Melrose Trading Post also known as the Fairfax Flea Market.…

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chi-town

Do people still say Chi-Town? Did you know that Chicago’s founder is black? Why did I not know about Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable? Born in Haïti, he founded a trading post along the Chicago River which later became a chartered city in 1837. Love this! It was my third time in the windy city, but…

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#girlsgonemild for #champagnemami

Another SL birthday! This time, a milestone San Francisco treat! I love girls trips. Especially appreciated the opportunity to take time to honor one of my favorite people and also get to know her other besties better. I don’t always get to play tourist is SF so that’s a nice boon too. Realized, I’m going…

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(the overhyped) 29 rooms

Described as an “interactive funhouse of style, culture, & technology,” 29 rooms was long awaited by the IG set in Los Angeles. Maybe I’m just too old and/or can’t stand taking 29 selfies, but it just fell flat for me. I admit I had fun and took photos, but def over these fake museums. While I…

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