Many months ago my friends and I teamed up with ModCloth to shoot some pics of their Spring looks! I procrastinated for a long time but finally edited up some footage I shot that day! Here are some behind the scenes of our photo shoot at the Los Angeles Flower Market and my amazing, creative friend Amina’s (@StudioMucci) rainbow gem of a place! Thanks so much to Amina and a huge shout out to her husband Sal (@MrStudioMucci) for setting it all up! Also thanks so much to ModCloth for the gorgeous dresses!
Unfortunately most of the dresses were from last year but visit http://www.modcloth.com for more gorgeous dresses! Some similar styles might still be up on the site!
I got to preview the amazing Hello Kitty Grand Cafe a few weeks ago and I’m still dreaming about how perfectly kawaii this place it! My adorable friend Jaycee (@MagicallyKawaii) invited me so I felt so lucky to see it right before it opened. The Hello Kitty Grand Cafe is the first cafe of it’s kind in the US. There are two parts to the cafe; the front room features cookies, donuts, seasonal goodies and handmade hot and iced drinks as well as merchandise. It’s so freaking cute with adorable Hello Kitty artwork, a little chef Hello Kitty you can take a pic with and an adorable “Hot Donuts” sign. Literally everything is Instagrammable. The second part of the cafe is The Bow Room! The Bow Room is a secret (maybe not so secret now) room right behind the front cafe that served afternoon tea during the day and becomes a Hello Kitty bar at night! The Brow Room is reservations only so I would start booking your tea stat because it is something else! It is very reminiscent of the London pink teahouse destination, Sketch London, but I think The Bow Room is definitely cuter! The details are amazing; from the cute Hello Kitty plates you get served on, the one of a kind Hello Kitty shaped tea sets and even the butter imprinted with Hello Kitty’s cute silhouette. Take a look at all the adorable photos I took below to get a sneak peek of all the cuteness of the cafe. Below are some deets and let me know if you go!
Well, for some reason I let my GoDaddy / jetpack / wordpress site go unrenewed and I lost my old blog! Thankfully I was able to save some old posts sans photos so those are living in my drafts at the moment and sometime soon I plan on putting them back up, but for now, I’ve been thinking about a lot of new ideas / habits I want to get into. I want to start blogging again, not like the occasional blog that’s very planned and edited, but I want a space to put down my thoughts, like what blogs used to be. An online journal almost, a la Doogie Howser at the end of each episode (this reference might date me, but thank goodness for good genes and good skin;). Just a place to talk. A place to think about my day. This idea makes me happy.
I think as we near the end of the year I start to get nostalgic, and filled with anxiety about time passing by so fast. I look back where I was 10 years ago and I wonder where the time has gone and how different I was back then. A snapshot of me 10 years ago – It was 2008, I was traveling a lot for work. I don’t even remember where I was because I don’t think the email I used back then exists anymore so I can’t look back on old correspondence! I wasn’t the colorful wearing, Disneyland going (I had a pass but had no time to go), friend making social person I am today. Most of my time was spent working 24/7, traveling for work, wearing black, never sleeping, stressed out, spending money, and never home. I was afraid so afraid of making mistakes that I was very hard on myself and always afraid of what my bosses thought or what other people thought of my work ethic. I didn’t make my relationship a priority. I had no time for friends or family. Coworkers were my family. I didn’t take care of myself besides spending all the money I made cause I could. I was soooo different from who I am now. I don’t look back on that time in a negative way at all. I was absolutely blessed to have an amazing job where I got to travel the world and eat amazing food and be in places where most people weren’t even allowed to go but I knew I had to find a balance because I was burning candles at both ends.
I really have no idea where this blog post is taking me hahah because I really just came on here to talk about my day =) Anyway, I guess I’m just in a deep self reflection mood and I just want all my thoughts to flow. My crazy mind flows every which way so I’m just gonna let it. I guess I’ll go back to what I came here for – Today I started a new job that I’ll be at till mid January and here’s some stuff I posted on social media:
Thought I’d add some of my Instagram highlight videos here on YouTube for the fun of it and also incase you don’t follow me on Instagram! Back in October of 2018 I was invited by Disneystyle to check out an art piece by Shinique Smith for the Mickey True Original Exhibit before it headed to it’s final home in New York. Not only that, they threw us a pizza party too with Mickey shaped pepperonis! Hope you enjoy coming along! For more of my fun Disney and Fashion adventures make sure to subscribe!
We’ve been living in the South Bay (Torrance, Lomita, Redondo, Hermosa and Manhattan Beaches) for about a month now, woohoo and we absolutely have been loving all our weekends! Yesterday we drove by the cutest cafe while dropping @Mobythesuperschnauzer off at his new groomers. As soon as I saw the cute, colorful sign outside of Bites & Bashes Cafe and it’s promises of coffee it was enough for me to make my husband hit the brakes haha!
When I walked in and saw signs of lavender and Fruity Pebble lattes, some cute neon and a pink espresso machine I knew it was a good decision! I met the owner Crystal Coser who I also found out is an Associate Editor of my local foodie site, Eater LA, which I read daily, no joke (how else do you think I found out about all the new food places to eat?! Haha). She was absolutely lovely and She gave me the low down on her new place that just opened this week (I got good timing!). A lot of the ingredients for the cafe are from her family farm and she even let me smell the lavender she just picked for the lavender lattes! We got a coconut chocolate cookie, a peanut butter cookie, a caramel latte and I had to try that Fruity Pebbles latte! She even gave us a little sample of the chocolate chip cookie and the vanilla bean cheesecake. The lattes were soooo good! The caramel had the perfect amount of caramel and the fruity pebbles latte was not too sweet which I loved and it definitely had that hint of fruity pebbles infused milk. The cookies were delicious and I’m actually still dreaming about that chocolate coconut macadamia but one! The vanilla bean cheesecake was so light and you could see all the flecks of vanilla bean in it.
The decor inside is so bright and colorful and lovely! I especially loved the gold chairs, pretty blue tiling around the counter and the #letsparty neon. I can’t wait to go back and try the rest of the menu and I’m so glad this place just opened near me. It’s kismet!
Bites & Bashes Cafe is located at:
25600 Narbonne Avenue Lomita, CA, 90717 United States and here are their hours!: Monday: 7:30 am to 9:00 pm Tuesday: 7:30 am to 9:00 pm Wednesday: 7:30 am to 9:00 pm Thursday: 7:30 am to 9:00 pm Friday: 7:30 am to 9:00 pm Saturday: 7:30 am to 9:00 pm Sunday brunch to follow
This month I am sooooooooo excited to be apart of the ModCloth#Modclothsquad! I’m such a huge fan of ModCloth since way, way back when I found they were one of the only online retailers that made super cute, vintage inspired clothes in my size! For so long as a plus size curvy girl I longed for the days where I could express myself and my sweet vintage style in clothes that fit me! I was tired of wearing the matronly, oddly fitting women’s plus size clothes that I found at the mall. I still remember my first ModCloth dress – It was super cute A line dress with fairytale like embroidery near the collar and I loved it so much and it fit so perfectly. I’ll have to find a pic of it!
When I found out I’d be on the ModCloth squad this month I was over the moon! As soon as they said go I looked at all the new and adorable dresses they had and I couldn’t get my mind off of the Pleasant Temperament dress! The pretty little mushrooms on the dress reminded me of that cute fairytale ModCloth dress I got many years ago and inspiration struck me – let’s do a Woodland Fairytale theme! It didn’t take long to pull this inspired look together! It’s like it all fell into place, from top to bottom.
Last but not least, the earrings!! I mean for such a magical outfit I had to have magical accessories and the Mystical Twist Threader earrings with the sparkly unicorns were everything! This is one of my most favorite outfits I’ve ever worn and it makes me feel 100% me! Sweet with a little bit of magic!
Thanks so much ModCloth for having me on your squad! It’s a Fairytale dream come true!!!
Also, if you want to shop this look everything is linked below!!!
My Dreamy Girl Gang was invited to The Happy Place (aka the OTHER Happiest Place on Earth) last week and it was so, so, so much fun! This place was literally made for us and for anyone who loves to smile! Check out some of my favorite moments below!
Halloweentime is one of my favorite times at Disneyland! It’s not exactly October yet, but Disneyland has been rolling out some of the Halloween amazingness this month as Halloweentime is now in full swing! Here’s some pics from my last few visits. I plan on doing a more indepth look at the delicious Halloweentime treats so look out for that post next month! In the meantime let’s get Spoopy!
Always a happy sight! It reminds me that all the Holidays are just around the corner! I love this time of year.
I love it when they deck out Main Street with all the pumpkin touches!
Even the fire department gets into the spirit!
Definitely had to get my first Disney-fied Starbucks Pumpkin Spice latte here on Main Street.
The Halloween treats are always so cute! You can find them at the Candy Palace in Disneyland, Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure and Marceline’s in Downtown Disney.
Me and my @DreamyGirlGang at DCA when the Halloween transformation was just kicking into gear.
The Cozy Cone Motel’s cones got a cute and spooky makeover!
Love these Halloweentime movie poster spoofs! Especially the Hocus Spokus (Hocus Pocus) one!
You can find some special Halloweentime treats at the Cozy Cones like a special Halloween popcorn mix and Pumpkin Spice Churros! Yum!
Love this Spoopy Carsland billboard.
Even the cars are getting into costume. I want to take this spider roadster home with me.
This Dia De Los Muertos car is so pretty!
Well that’s all for now! Next time I’m going to explore as many Disney Halloweentime food options as my appetite can allow! See ya then!
One of my most favorite past times is cute house hunting haha. I mean, who doesn’t love coming upon an adorable house and dreaming about what it would be like to live there? There are so many amazing, magical houses in the Southern California area and below are a few of my favorites! I don’t remember all of the addresses for these places because some I came upon by sight and some I had to hunt down using only a picture but I’ll try my best.
This is one of my favorite little gems! This house is located in the sleepy beach town of San Pedro! I don’t think the owners were very happy to see me and my friend take pics because as soon as they saw us they parked their car right in front of the house, haha. I don’t blame them! Location: 1216 S. Mesa St., San Pedro, CA
This amazing sherbet colored house can be found in Burbank right next door to the Red White and Blue house below. They were built my architect Robert Byrd who’s signature style was to build birdhouses onto the roofs of his buildings. I’m not sure if these little houses have birdhouses but they do have lots of charm! I don’t remember the address for these ones but they are on W Chandler Blvd between Keystone and Lamer St. and you can’t miss them!
Location: W Chandler Blvd between Keystone and Lamer st., Burbank, CA.
I came upon this cutie while driving through Whittier, CA. I really have no idea what the address is because I just happened upon it, but if you’re ever in Whittier there are so many amazing houses there. The town is super cute and definitely gave me Stars Hollow, Gilmore Girl vibes!
This is my favorite house in the historic Angelino Heights area near downtown LA. The whole area is filled with amazing and grand victorians. The Charmed house and house from Michael Jackson’s thriller music video are also on the same street! I gotta check this place out during Halloween! Location: 1344 Carroll Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Another amazing area with some great and grand houses is West Adams. This house is perfectly pink so I saved it for last because pink is my favorite color!
Location: 1007 W 24th St, Los Angeles, CA
Do you have any favorite houses that you daydream can be your one day?