March 25, 2016


Hello friends!

COOCOO FOR COCO is no more, and has been replaced by was already taken, and since I wasn't crazy about the name anyhow, I migrated this blog over to the domain I already owned.

Blogger drama, right?

Anyhow, if you're looking for new content it's all at!

See ya there.

December 8, 2015


Yoooooooooo. So I completed my first-ever 5k at the Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run. I kept pace with my aunt and uncle and we ran/walked the whole thing, but with an average 12:30 minute mile, I don't feel bad about it. I'm actually rather inspired to start running, like, legitimately. 

The most important thing is that there was a costume contest and WE WON FIRST PLACE. We dressed as a 1980's hair metal band called Slay Ride and basically blew the competition out of the water. We just won month-long gym memberships to a place in Santa Monica, but it's the bragging rights that count. Costumes were by yours truly ;)

We literally couldn't stop laughing at ourselves when we first put our outfits on.

The race went through Santa Monica to the Venice Boardwalk, then looped around and ended near the famous Venice sign. At the end of the race, I got a high five from Santa Claus!

So legit.

We got really cute medals.

I felt like Jason looked the most realistic out of all of us. He should really consider doing a 180 with his look and get a tattoo sleeve. What do you think?

After an afternoon of napping, we reconvened and hit up Bruno's in Santa Monica. Bruno's is the like the most Youngstown, Ohio little mom-and-pop Italian place I have seen west of the Mississippi. I WAS IN LOVE. SO MUCH SPAGHETTI!!!!! They had the plastic gingham table cloths, the paper placemats with maps of Italy, parmesan cheese and red pepper on the table, too-tiny wine glasses...I felt like I was at home. I had this cannoli. It was fabulous.

We saw the sickest succulent wall in Santa Monica. 

We wrapped up the night poolside at the Viceroy hotel. I felt like it was a little too fancy for me but IDK, I guess I'm fancier now that I used to be? LA will do that to a girl, I guess. I am, after all, a person who has run a 5k now. And an award-winning costume designer...


I call this "Fun with Succulents".

What have you guys been up to lately?

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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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