These Days

The views from our hike around Pyramid Lake were picture perfect.

Let me introduce you to my new favorite Mexican spot in Marin, Más Masa.

It could use a little tidying up around the edges but all in all, this denim wall is p-r-e-t-t-y.

My all-time favorite combination: White hydrangeas and eucalyptus.

Esqueleto never fails to deliver on the visual inspiration.

P.S. I’m taking off for Mexico City this weekend (so excited!) and will be off the blog to allow myself to fully enjoy. Can’t wait to see you all back here on March 1st!

Winter Weekends

As someone who loves nothing more than to adventure on weekends, settling into the cold reality of winter can be tough. It’s bad enough having to venture out into the rain on a workday, but to wake up to it on a weekend can be crushing. To cheer myself up and ensure that I’m just as fulfilled during winter as I am during the warmer months, I created a list of weekend activities that can be done regardless of the weather. Hope you find it helpful, too!

  1. Make a big pot of chili or soup
  2. Visit a museum
  3. See a movie, or even two (I’ve been known to spend all day in the movie theater come Oscars season)
  4. Stay in pajamas while organizing the house
  5. Watch back-to-back episodes of Friends on the couch
  6. Treat yourself to a spa day
  7. Invite friends over for a night in
  8. Order food to-go from your favorite restaurant and enjoy it in the warmth of your own home
  9. Catch up on all of the month’s fashion magazines
  10. Take a long bath while listening to your favorite music

What’s your go-to winter weekend activity? Let me know in the comments!

Sweet Tooth: Chocolate Chip Brownies

There’s something about cold weather that makes me crave all things chocolate—from hot chocolate to brownies. This past weekend, I gave into this craving and picked up a box of brownie mix from the grocery store. To take it up a notch, I added some chocolate chips and finished with raspberries.

For more recipe ideas, check out these posts.

A Sunny Winter

During the holidays, I took a week off work to spend time with family friends in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Going home for an extended period of time is always so restorative for me—especially when the sun is shining.

Here’s a look into some of my favorite photos (and memories!) that I snapped while home.

{Malibu Pier}

{Griffith Observatory}

{West Hollywood}

{Venice Canals}

{Rose Café}

{Melrose Place}

{State Street}

{The Blue Door}

{Around Santa Barbara}  

{Lucky Penny}