Hi friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to 2018. After surviving a tough few weeks of finals, over Christmas I got the chance to finally relax for a bit and visit the Bay Area with my boyfriend and his family. Thomas and I skipped the nine hour car ride and instead flew up to Oakland in about an hour flight. His grandma lives about 30 minutes out of the city, so…

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1) The Parker 4200 E Palm Canyon Dr The Parker Hotel is well known for its white graphic print wall and orange door. The lobby is filled with eclectic decor, comfy seating, and a small bar. If you’re willing to spend a little $, head to Norma’s for brunch or check out the Lemonade Stand in the back of the hotel. 2) The Saguaro 1800 E Palm Canyon Dr Add some more color to your life…

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It seems like just yesterday that I was walking around the chilly streets of New York City! Right after I returned from my weekend trip, I dove right back into school and realized that this is going to be my toughest semester yet. I’m going to try my best to catch up with all my New York posts as soon as possible, but I appreciate you guys for bearing with me during this busy period of life.…

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If you’re a Southern Californian like me, planning a trip to New York in the winter can be a little bit intimidating. I’m used to 75 degree beach weather, but today I am taking off to NYC for a fun weekend trip before heading back to school. When packing for New York, it’s important to think about what season you’re in and make sure to check the weather to make sure you pack accordingly. — Clothing 3 pairs of pants 1 pair…

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It seems like just yesterday that I was on vacation on the beautiful beaches of Cancún! This was my family’s first time in Mexico (technically, I visited Cozumel two years ago on my Caribbean cruise, but this was our first time actually staying and exploring!) I know I’ve been lagging on editing pictures and posts, but in my defense I took A TON of photos and videos and every time I look at them I suffer…

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