I’m Getting Married!

I'm Getting Married!

I’m engaged! After all these years together, my guy caught me totally off guard and proposed at the Dali house in Cadaques, Spain… a sleepy little town a few hours north of Barcelona. I was in such awe of the house (basically the coolest house ever!) and then turned around and he was on one knee. It was perfect and surprising and so meaningful to me because Dali is one of my favorite artists.  Now time for lots and lots of planning…

24 Hours in Palm Springs

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For my 25th birthday I booked a last-minute weekend getaway in Palm Springs with my guy. It was a quick trip, but felt like the perfect little escape. We stayed at the rainbow-hued Saguaro hotel. If you stay there, definitely go for a pool view room because the entire hotel is centered around the pool. Cue cocktails and lounging all weekend…

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Being surrounded by all of the pastel colors of The Saguaro felt very 80s Miami Vice. I almost felt like I was transported somewhere else.

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On our way in we stopped in Yucca Valley for some thrifting and exploring. There’s a cool thrift store called The End with a cool selection and rad wall mural…

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Explore the French Riviera: Nice

Once an Italian beach town, Nice mixes Italian and French flavors. By 1860, it was a French city. Now, among sherbet-hued buildings and sun-soaked stone beaches, there is character everywhere. Sea salted buildings show their age beneath the color, pastel buildings glisten in the sunlight, and the bluest ocean fades into blue skies. Coined the Côte d’Azur, or ‘blue ocean’, the name couldn’t be more fitting with 300 days of sunshine per year. With year-round sun, Mediterranean Sea, and some of the best museums, Nice buzzes with a bright energy of quaint beach town and unbelievable light. On the to-do list: people-watch, lounge on the stone beaches of Nice, take in the Alps-to-Mediterranean surroundings, and admire the Crayola-colored buildings. WHAT TO DO:  • Catch the Sunset on Castle Hill • Get ice cream at Fennochio’s for a selection between 93 flavors! Lavender, melon, orange flower, and avocado to name a few! • Stroll through the Flower Market every day, from 6 AM to 5:30…

Neon Style

My wardrobe is severely lacking in the color department. I love a good black dress, but maybe I shouldn’t always wear a black dress.…

MEXICO ON THE MIND

I’m going to Mexico for the first time this month and I can’t seem to think about other than lounging in a hammock, being surround by blue seas, and ogling over colorful buildings. Oh vey… As if my mental vacation pinboard weren’t enough of a dreamy getaway distraction as it is. What are you daydreaming about? 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5