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THE GETAWAY GUIDE TO: NAPA VALLEY
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THE GETAWAY GUIDE TO: NAPA VALLEY

After 18 years of growing up in the Bay Area, 10 years of countless wine bottles consumed, and god-knows-how-many-years of visiting wine country almost quarterly – it’s safe to say I’ve become pretty well versed in all of the notes of Napa Valley. (I think I might get bonus points for having a BFF/aunt who happens...

LIST OF BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES IN LA
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LIST OF BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES IN LA

  Showing support and solidarity for Black peers/friends/neighbors/colleagues can come in many forms, but one tangible way to express instant support, especially on a personal and local level, is to buy from Black-owned businesses here at home in Los Angeles. Between restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, salons, creative services, and the simply inspiring folks who make...

SHOP LOS ANGELES BOUTIQUES ONLINE
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SHOP LOS ANGELES BOUTIQUES ONLINE

[Image Credit (left to right, top to bottom): @bonjourfete | @candid.home | @alchemyworks | @whimsyandrow | @shopyolk | @foliacollective]     There are two things I know to be true: retail therapy can in fact improve your mood, and shopping locally can improve it even more. Shop for goodies and feel extra justified doing it? Yes...

MEXICO CITY GUIDE: 48 HOURS
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MEXICO CITY GUIDE: 48 HOURS

  I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again. Mexico City is in my top 3 favorite cities to visit in the entire world. It’s nearly impossible to tire of this beautiful, historic, and vibrant city, and whether you have 2 days or 10 you will inevitably find it hard to leave. Whether you’re...

WEEKEND GETAWAY GUIDE: VANCOUVER
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WEEKEND GETAWAY GUIDE: VANCOUVER

VANCOUVER WEEKEND GETAWAY GUIDE   Just when I thought I couldn’t love the Pacific Northwest any more than I did already… I spent 4 days in Vancouver at Fairmont Pacific Rim and almost never left. Why? Because Vancouver is everything everyone has said it’d be – charming, beautiful, a foodie haven, filled with happy people,...

THE GETAWAY GUIDE TO: SAN LUIS OBISPO
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THE GETAWAY GUIDE TO: SAN LUIS OBISPO

    If there’s one California “weekend getaway” spot that I frequent the most, it’s hands down San Luis Obispo in the Central Coast. Located just about 3 hours north of LA and about 3 hours south of the SF Bay Area, San Luis Obispo is an ideal and easy-going place to get a change...

CHEERS TO 6 YEARS OF LOVE & LOATHING LA
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CHEERS TO 6 YEARS OF LOVE & LOATHING LA

    When I actually sit down and think about it, I am absolutely stunned that it has been 6 years since starting this little blog here. Seriously I wish you could see my face going through old Instagram posts and old blog posts, *palmface*. It’s kind of cringy but cute to see how far...

THE GETAWAY GUIDE TO: PALM SPRINGS
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THE GETAWAY GUIDE TO: PALM SPRINGS

  This post has been a long time coming. After countless trips and years of “experience”, it’s finally time to take a deep dive into a subject I have become almost fluent in, and that is PALM SPRINGS. Palm Springs is just about every Angeleno’s choice destination for a weekend wellness getaway; it’s our sanctuary,...