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!

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}

Winter Wardrobe

It’s officially, officially cold in the Bay Area now, and that means no more pretending I can get away with light layers and open-toed shoes. Here’s what I’ll be wearing this season—advance warning: expect nothing but black, gray, and cream.

Leather jacket by IRO

 

Slip dress by Vince 

Gray tuxedo coat by Zara

Metallic sneakers, comfy sweaters, and a leopard Clare V. clutch

Fall Wardrobe

Every year when fall rolls around, I get uncontrollably excited for all that it marks—pumpkins, pumpkin spice lattes, boots, knits, plaid, etc. So even though it’s not yet officially fall (the first day is this Friday!), I’m getting my favorite pieces ready to go. Keep scrolling to see what kinds of creams, clogs, and corduroys I’ll be donning this season.

Psst: My Bryr clogs are one of my most prized possessions. I custom designed them and couldn’t love them any more!

Look Back on Summer Adventures

From beaches to bougainvillea, this summer has been filled with so many memorable adventures. While our trips to Santa Fe and Southern California, as well as our weekend getaway in San Francisco, were certainly the highlights, we’ve also really enjoyed staying local and soaking up the sun. I’m planning to savor every second of this last month of summer, but here are some of my favorite photos from the season thus far.

A Mid-Summer Toast

I can’t believe it’s already the fourth of July! This Summer seems to be flying by, and I’m doing my best to savor every second of it.

My boyfriend and I have an upcoming trip to New Mexico to look forward to, but I’m planning to sit down this weekend and book some other getaways. There’s just something about getting a trip on the books that makes it feel like Summer is never-ending. And in that very spirit, I thought I’d share some links to past travel blog posts to give you some inspiration to do the same.

Hope you have a wonderful holiday, and happy traveling!

New York City

Seattle

The Bay Area

Big Sur

Israel

Wine Country

Mexico

Texas

Thailand

Summer Plans

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Last Summer, I took the time to write down everything I wanted to do that season and I must say, I absolutely loved it. It can seem a little daunting to sit down and reflect on everything you’d like to see and do, but it’s all worth it once you’ve made your list.

Just think: when you’re bored on the couch wondering what you should do for the day, you’ll already have a list of great ideas to pursue. How handy is that?

So without further adieu, here’s what made it on this year’s Summer to-do list.

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