Travel: California Coast

    August 19, 2018

    My daytime 9-5 has been crazy busy and I’ve had little to no time to take a moment to breathe and recover. Luckily,  Monterey is less than an hour away and Big Sur is about 2 hours away. I’ve lived in Northern California all my life and this was my first trip to Big Sur. What I can say is that being there was magical and reinvigorating. It’s amazing to see how much being in nature change you for the better.

    On a whim, we booked this awesome airstream via Hipcamp. I’ve heard so many good things about airstreams; the design alone got us excited because we’re big on midcentury modern. It was also really spacious and fit our needs perfectly. I’m having this moment where I want to buy one to take across country. I’ll keep all of you posted if it actually comes into fruition.

    While we stayed a weekend on the coast, a trip through Big Sur, Carmel, and Monterey can be done in a day. PRO-TIP: get started early! Avoid the traffic on Highway 1 and be on the road by 7 AM. By 10 AM, it was packed and the rangers were telling folks to park in overfill lot a mile or so away from Pfeiffer Beach and take the shuttle down.

    Since we were in Big Sur by 8 AM, we made a stop to a bucketlist place of mine: Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn. Opened in the 1930s, by a Norwegian immigrant, Deetjen’s chooses to maintain the ambiance of the early days in Big Sur. Being there was exactly what I needed especially since I’ve worked on having more hygge time in my life.

    It also helps that the food was amazing. It was wonderfully simple. There’s something about food tasting better when you’re in nature.

    We also stopped by Big Sur Bakery & Restaurant to get a few pastries and walk through their garden. I’ve heard amazing things about their dinner service, and we got a chance to check out Poppy Hall in Monterey which is their sister restaurant. If it’s anything like Poppy Hall, I highly recommend checking it out.

    Overall, it was a wonderful trip that my body and soul needed. California is a place that will take you a lifetime to explore. I’m grateful to be so close to the mountains and the ocean. If you’re not from California, I highly highly recommend you taking a drive through the coast on Highway 1. Yes it can be overwhelming and a big scary, but take your time. Enjoy the ride and take in all the views. It’s unreal.

     

    Fashion: Cult Gaia

    August 8, 2018

    Cult Gaia has a serious following since it was created back in 2012. Their Gaia’s Ark bag is now iconic and has been the IT big for the past couple of summers. But beyond the bag, have you ever checked out their full collection? Their pieces are truly works of art; they’re stand out items that add that sense of magic to your closet. We love the well designed and thoughtful details that are definitely head turning. Check out a few of our favorites below and let us know if you have any other favorites from their collection.

    Friday Favorites

    August 3, 2018

    Happy Friday! We got a good round of things we’re loving this week that we wanted to share. Check it out!

    1. Mary Ann actually purchased the Lipslut F*ck Trump liquid matte lipstick back in mid-July. Their goal is to have 50% of all earnings goes towards helping a civil rights organization targeted by the current administration. Back in July, 100% of sales were donated to support families that were separated at the border.
    2. Adrienne took a Core40 class this weekend and absolutely loved it. She said that it hurt so good; she’s never taken a Pilates reformer class and now she’s addicted. She’ll gladly go with anyone who wants to do it. In fact, she will be taking her mom this weekend.
    3. We love this crop tee from Madewell. They always come out with the quirkiest prints that don’t overwhelm the design and structure of the clothes. When I look at this tee, I think of if Westworld was an actually cute and fun place to be in, they would sell this at their giftshop.
    4. We learned about Aether Beauty from our friend Mellani, owner and creator of Poppy Lettering + Design. We love the design and colors of the Rose Quartz palette, but what we love even more is that it is ethically made! The colors are actually made with rose quartz which is said to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
    5. Adrienne bought the NuFace Trinity Toning Device based on recommendations from the blogworld. She said that it helped tone and sculpt but also her face got smoother. She is a believer in this product and event got the ELE attachment too.
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    Art: 29Rooms

    July 23, 2018

    If you’ve been following us on Instagram, you’d know that we covered 29Rooms extensively. We felt that this exhibition was different from the other ones we’ve visited because of it goes beyond the creativity and photo opportunity game. There were strong messages with each room, calling for action and continuing dialogue long after the camera is put away. To be honest, we wish we had more time at 29Rooms, and a tip that we would give to anyone planning on attending is to for two sessions instead of 1. 3 hours isn’t enough.
    Yes, there was playful elements, and it was fun going through most of the rooms, but there were a couple that deeply connected with us. We’re still talking about Janelle Monae’s exhibition as well as The Future is Female rooms. Check out our adventure through 29Rooms below and let us know if you’ve been to 29Rooms in NYC, SF, or Chicago!

     

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    Fashion: The Summer of Everlane

    July 12, 2018

    Adrienne and I text each other daily about the latest Everlane drops. This summer’s collection has got to be one of our favorites so far. With the weather getting hotter, all we want to do is wear dresses and crop tops and sandals. We love the muted tones and the loose fit of the pieces.Even just looking at the latest collection is making us feel a little cooler. think it’s safe to say that we’ll be rocking a lot of Everlane this summer. Check out a few of our other favorites below!

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Photo Credit: Everlane

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