Zen Vibes


When Eryn and I moved in together, I had to reorganize my life (moving is good for that, at least). I love having a desk in my room, because it’s like my little zen sanctuary where I can be creative and get work done without any distractions. I’ve always loved keeping things simple, decorative, and girly! But much to my surprise, a lot of my girlfriends live in perpetual clutter, chucking clothes, old documents, jewelry, fake eyelashes – you name it! – on their desks. We’re all guilty of getting a lil messy because, let’s face it, none of us have enough time. But I’ve recently realized how happy it makes me to come home to my cute, organized desk that showcases my fave jewelry and perfumes!

That’s my zen tip. It’s so nice to know that you have a clean surface in your room, a place where you can escape from wine nights and rowdy apartment visitors to just sit and do your makeup / paint your nails / write a thank you card / blog / work / skype / etc etc etc! I promise, your life will feel so much more organized, and you’ll feel happy when your desk is cute, clean, and a showcase of all your beautiful girly trinkets!

Just random thoughts of the day, but it’s the little stuff that matters and really makes ya happy! Hope everyone had a great Monday!

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Chanel Perfume / Coach Perfume / Cuff / Earrings / Necklace 


All Gold Everything


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The new year is a perfect time to liven up your home decor! Gold is warm and glittery, a great accent color for any area in the house. I love paring gold with soft pastels, bold blacks, and white walls! Here’s my inspo for each of the items above (plus, lots of blog inspired DIY options):

1 – Bar Cart! Bar carts are big news right now, esp for the yuppie generation that loves the idea of having a mini bar, but doesn’t have an apartment equipped with a built in. A bar cart is a super cute, stylish way to display cutesy bottles, glasses, straws, mixers, etc! Check out this article by Camille Styles for inspo on how to make your bar cart beautiful!

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2 -Faux Antlers! Faux is everything! Faux antlers are beautiful and decorative without the cruelty that we H A T E. Use these as jewelry hangers for a multi-purpose storage / decor option! For an awesome DIY tutorial, check out The Blissful Bee.


3 / 4 – Gold dipped vases & lamps! Start with simple glass bottles or jars and DIY these boys into sparkly little gems. Two twenty one has a superb step-by-step guide! Check it out:


5 – Vintage inspired gold mirror! Try your local thrift shop, then follow HGTV’s guide on how to antique a mirror.


6 – Golden long stemmed silverware! We haven’t reached the point of DIY on these kids, but they do pair marvelously with every table setting… ever. Just go buy some.

LA Arts District Flea Market


I LOVE LOVE LOVE hunting for treasures. Flea markets & farmers markets have quick become my favorite places to visit on the weekends due to their super low-key, earthy, peaceful vibes. I’ve been frequenting the Brentwood Farmers Market forever but just went to the downtown LA Arts District Flea Market for the first time and was so impressed that I couldn’t help but share!

The Arts District Flea Market is as artsy-crazy as the Arts District itself. The market is hosted inside a warehouse in DTLA, and stepping foot inside is like stepping foot into vintage wonderland. If you’re looking for an impossible-to-find antique fridge, typewriter, sewing machine, table, lamp….. ETC! this is your place.

There’s also a whole mess of eclectic art, jewelry, clothing, and home decor! Prices are a little higher than an average flea market, but considering the quality of the gems you find here, I’d say it’s well worth it!

Even if you’re not looking to buy anything, the Arts District Flea Market is a ton of fun to stop by and walk around! There’s music, a super fun crowd, and occasionally there are games to play too! (Check out the vintage arcade basketball set below!). When you’re done at the market, go have dinner at one of the many eateries in the Industrial / Arts Districts of DTLA.

The market is open 11AM – 7PM every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Happy treasure hunting!!














Unique LA

photoI was so excited to be able to attend Unique LA this weekend at the California Market Center! Although, I was only able to attend 1 of the 2 days, I managed to score some awesome bits & pieces! For all of you unfamiliar with the subject, Unique is the destination for all things made in America. It is a way to bring over 350 hand-selected, local designers and artists to the masses, while helping to support, sustain, and grow small businesses and the local economy.

At the event, we received cotton tote bags, unlimited re-entry for both days, free drinks and snacks from JOIA All Natural Sodas, Honest Tea, GT’s Kombucha, KIND bars, Cookie Chips, and LUNA! There were even DIY craft projects and a free photobooth! Unique is also expanding to NYC & SF, so if you are in any of those markets, be sure to check it out! If you are in LA and want to attend another event, they are returning in August and December! Go to their website for more information!

Omg! These sauces were so good that I had to get all three – Red Pepper Romesco, Pistachio Mint Chutney, and Thai Chile Cilantro Dressing! I recommend that you get your hands on these pronto, your taste buds will thank you! But first, help them get their first large scale batch to the market, by supporting their Kickstarter Project!Screen Shot 2014-05-04 at 9.53.51 PM

Red Pepper Romesco works with pasta or pizza sauce, sandwich spread, mayo substitute, dipping or finishing sauce for meats & veggies.

Pistachio Mint Chutney works with finishing sauce, grilling sauce for meat & veggies, breakfast eggs, paninis, or quinoa.

Thai Chile Cilantro works with salad or pasta dressing, marinade for meat, chicken, or fish, or as a finishing sauce.

I was able to sample this scrub today and it was AMAZEBALLS! My hands felt so silky smooth and smelled like heaven! It is not only for your hands, but for all parts of the bodyyyy! It will be a BODY PARTY…

Avocado Chocolate paleta? Umm… YES!

Leather Bottom Vida Cross Body Bag! As soon as I saw this, I knew it was meant to be. What made me love it more was the fact that it can turn into a fanny pack! Awesome, right?! See below!


I thought this shirt was hilarious… my parents didn’t… fail. hehe.

I hope you all enjoyed an inside look at my “lovely F&*$%#@ day” at Unique LA! It was such a blast and I cannot wait to go back in August and December!