November 24, 2015


Please stop what you're doing right now and listen to this beautiful angel sing:

Kali Uchis is a Colombian-American singer with a perfect baby jazz angel voice. I've heard her described as the Amy Winehouse of the West Coast and like, yeah, I can see that. This girl is going places. I'm thinking like next Lana Del Ray status. So get on that train early, friends!

She's got not one but TWO songs produced by Tyler the Creator on her new album. Here's one of them. It's amazing, as you can imagine. 

I'm also pretty psyched because you can download both of her albums FOR FREE. 

Download Por Vida: 

Download Drunken Babble:

This isn't a sponsored post, I'm just really jazzed and I wanted to share. 

November 23, 2015


I'm not sure that I've mentioned this or not, but I'm friends with Emmy from Oui Emmy. We followed each other's blogs for a while, then we I saw she was moving to LA I emailed her and was like "sup girl wanna get some pizza?" And we've been friends ever since.

Anyways, on Saturday Emmy and I thought we would have a nice chill day at the beach since it was like 85 and sunny. Thank you, our Lady of Los Angeles Weather for giving us such wonderful days in late November.

We had lunch, took some pictures of some stuff (for our instagrams of course!), and then hit the beach for nap time. 

It was a perfect day. Or so we thought...

I just would like to once again emphasize HOW CHILL. So we pack up our stuff to leave and this happens right in front of us:

This boat caught on fire in front of us, 200 feet off the beach. It was insane! In this picture, you can see the poor people standing at the front of the boat, waiting for the rescuers on the left to arrive. We were like, "Why don't they just get in the water??" Turns out they had a 4 month old baby with them. Can you imagine??? Luckily, everyone was alright.

And you know everyone on the beach was snapping this and taking pictures. Hell, I had out my DSLR. I feel kind of bad for taking pictures of their misfortune, but also that's really not something you see every day. I mean, look at all that smoke! I haven't seen a smoke cloud that big since the Pallet Factory Fire in Columbus this past spring.

Also, I just want to not that that couple on the left watched the fire for a while, and then the guy said, "I'm hungry. Want to get something to eat?" And she said yes and they just walked away. Not a word about the fire.

Oh, LA.

But who am I kidding? We went to get drinks and nachos right after too. Another crazy day in LA!

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November 20, 2015


Happy Friday babes! Is it just me, or do the work weeks seem longer than 5 days? It's probably because I'm working a lot more than 40 hours...

ANYWAYS. I haven't done a link round-up in an embarrassing amount of time, so these might go back a few months but they're all still good so check them out!

This holiday gift guide for bloggers from Footnotes & Finds is literally so accurate. Mom, are you reading this?

Little Henry Lee's post about her trip to California really makes me want to hop in the car and explore my new state more. 

I found My Visions of NYC's post about how to act like you're from Los Angeles very informative!

I really need to make a point to visit the Jeni's (Columbus's favorite ice cream) in LA. Thanks SF Girl by Bay for the tip!

Infinitely Gigi shared this cool cloud installation in London. Have you ever seen anything like this?

Hope You Like Fresh Air went to Havasupai in Arizona and I am jelezzzzzz. Once again, I guess this is something I could also hop in the car and drive to...

Gabrielle from A Glass of Ice went to an amazing costume museum. Would ya look at that beading? I die.

Thank you, Bramble & Thorn, for making me want to pack my bags and move to Halstatt, Austria ASAP. This is the kind of place where I imagine I could go and like actually write a novel. Or at least finish a book. 

Bando basically has my dream office. Why is it so amazing? Because it was designed by Emily Henderson of course!

I'm just realizing that these are almost exclusively travel posts. Do I have wanderlust?? I hate that word with a burning passion, but can you blame me for wanting to get out of town for a bit? I haven't left LA since I moved here in JUNE.

What have you guys been up to lately?

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November 18, 2015


Soooooo I just dropped $600 on a plane ticket to Ohio for the holidays. It's a major bummer because now I pretty much can't get anyone any presents, and buying gifts is my FAVORITE! I seriously have been working on my Christmas gift plans since like August. Oh well. This year, my presents will be my presence.

Luckily, living in a beautiful, warm place like LA pretty much guarantees your friends will just fly out and visit you instead. More often than not, Carolyn and I have friends visiting us from out of town. It's great because it forces me to go out and explore my city as if I were a tourist instead of chilling at home. I love LA, but you know how it is. Once you start living somewhere, you end up settling into a routine no matter how magical your surroundings!

As I previously mentioned, Alicia & Dane visited on Halloween weekend and Dane proposed on the beach. Hashtag romantic, right? So OBVIOUSLY we went out and partied that night. Bottles of champagne, bottles of wine, bottles of beer, bottles of sake (why God why???) was a wild night.

We were hurting on Halloween but we made an effort to go on a hike. We headed to Point Dume in Malibu because a) it's the most beautiful place on Earth and b) it's an easy hike for hungover people carrying a chihuahua around.


Getting amped up to go out on Halloween night was a real struggle because we were all still poisoned from the night before. But once I got my costume on I was like YASSSSSSSS and I definitely wanted to go out.

I was a marching band majorette! I managed to bring my hat AND my baton home with me after the party, so that was a major win.

Carolyn was the Milky Way. WOULD YA LOOK AT THAT MAKE-UP? I can't believe she did it with one of those crappy Halloween make-up kits because it looked soooooo sick. The mini lights under the navy top were a nice touch as well.

Alice and Dane were Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, but people kept thinking Dane was Bono.

So we went to this sick party in the Valley and it was just like when Cher goes to a party in the Valley in Clueless. We even passed the Circus Liquor where she gets robbed ("But this is an Alaia!"). The Uber fare out there was a serious investment, but the party was really cool so it paid off.

A reference to Werewolf Bar Mitzvah?

Two weekends ago my lovely friend Brittany came to visit also. She's handling the West Coast territory at her new job, so I'm hoping she'll be able to visit again or we can meet up in San Francisco or Vegas or something. There's so many places I haven't been yet!

BONUS: This ridiculous self-timer picture Dane took by balancing his phone on a rock.

What have you guys been up to lately? I miss you! I feel like we haven't talked in a while...

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November 15, 2015


If you read this blog at all, I'm sure you recognize Alicia and Dane and their little dog Lulu. No? Well, they are two three of my best friends in the entire world. Alicia has appeared on this blog so many times, I'm pretty sure some people thought that I was her. 

But anywayyyss, before I left for LA, Dane told me that he bought an engagement ring for Alicia, but he wasn't sure when to propose. A few months went by and I hadn't heard anything, so I sent a snap to Dane with my ring finger circled and a bunch of question marks. Of course, he showed it to Alicia and was like, "What do you think that means?" 

Luckily, he didn't ruin anything. He told me that he wanted to do something big to propose, and I suggested that he surprise her and fly them out to LA for a weekend and he could propose on the beach. Ohio people love beach proposals! He picked Halloween weekend since it was close to their anniversary and started making plans.

And she was so surprised! He had only told her that they were going some place warm and to take off work, then the day before he hinted that they were going to California. In the middle of the night I got a text from Alicia that just said, "Am I coming to see you?? In El Ay????"


It was SO AWESOME picking them up from the airport after not seeing them for 4 months. You know someone is your legit friend when you can pick up right where you left off, like you haven't been living on the other side of the country for months. 

In the afternoon, we went to Santa Monica because I said I had made reservations at a restaurant. We got there early, so I suggested we take a walk on the beach so I could take pictures of stuff. Not suspicious - Alicia and Dane are used to me taking pictures of them and whatever else we see on walks. But what Alicia didn't know is that Dane and put an engagement ring in pouch under Lulu's harness. So I told them to stand in front of the pier to take a picture and Dane kneeled down to fix Lulu's harness, pulled out the ring, and...




Isn't the ring gorgeous? It's in the shape of a flower.

Yeah, it was pretty much adorable. Like, I was shaking. I'm so happy that I could be a part of their special occasion! Afterwards, we had dinner with Carolyn and popped bottles all night long. 

So obviously now I am a professional engagement and wedding photographer. HMU for prices. JK...but maybe I'm not??

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