Santa Barbara Wine Country

    September 9, 2016

    Santa Barbara wine country is quite literally Sideways. The movie title hints at the unique geography of Santa Barbara wine country. It is the longest transverse valley (East to West) found on the western Pacific coast–from Alaska to South America. This creates climate conditions perfect for world-class cool climate wines (like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay). Santa Barbara wine country is also sandwiched between two mountain ranges with elevations ranging from 200 feet in the valley to 3400 feet in the hillside vineyards. Many people travel to California to visit Napa or Sonoma, but in my opinion, Santa Barbara is one of the coolest grape regions in California.

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    “The Mountains Are Calling, and I Must Go…” –John Muir And thus, I booked a trip to Durango for some fresh air and adventurous mountain vibes. Located in southwest Colorado, Durango was founded in 1880 by…

    July 7, 2016
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    Desert Hot Springs

    In the foothills, overlooking Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs has the only aquifer of thermal, mineral spring water in southern California. Desert Hot Springs’ natural hot mineral waters originate from the Desert Hot Springs Aquifer,…

    July 1, 2016
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    My favorite part of the summer months is hopping into a colorful caftan and drinking a glass of rosé. The silhouette is comfy and glamorous – embodying a chic, always-on-vacation lifestyle I’m all about living. Caftans travel…

    May 27, 2016
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    Minimal Dresses

    Do you ever feel that you have too many dresses but nothing that really works? Sometimes you don’t need bells and whistles to look pretty. I absolutely love a chic look that can be easily dressed…

    May 2, 2016
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    One-Piece Swimsuits

    I have been loving all the unique cuts, patterns, and effort that designers have been putting into their one-piece collections lately. I personally find them more sophisticated and stylish than your typical bikini. Hello,…

    April 26, 2016
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    Blueberry Lemon Dutch Pancake

    This dutch pancake recipe is tender and almost crepe-like with a delicate, buttery flavor that melts on your tongue. I don’t think it even needs any honey or syrup because the lemon and blueberry flavors are so lovely…

    April 25, 2016
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    Yoga Essentials

    In 2013, I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. It was one of the most growth-filled, healing, and positive experiences of my life. Not to mention, emotionally and physically difficult…

    April 5, 2016
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    Honey Lavender Granola

    It’s finally spring here in Los Angeles! Everything is in bloom and there are vendors with buckets of flowers back at the farmers markets. Over the weekend, I was inspired by the bunches of…

    April 4, 2016
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    Oh, springtime in Paris – can life get any better? Paris is always the city that makes me feel the most inspired, the most romantique, the most worldly, and certainly the most happy. Each visit has…

    March 31, 2016