Showing posts from August, 2016

OOTD - Olive you

Happy Wednesday ! Can't believe it's the end of August, where did the summer go? 

Sharing my new favorite dress in my closet today . Hope you like it !
Outfit : ZeroUV sunglasses  Forever 21 contemporary olive dress Gena Myint necklace  Sam Edelmen wedges Fitbit Charge

Yosemite : Exploring Washburn and Glacier Point

Flashback Friday to the highlight of my Yosemite trip. We explored Washburn and Glacier Point on our last day there.

If you go to Washburn Point first, you'll see Half Dome but also see many gorgeous waterfalls too if you squint.

It was surprising to see so many tourists out admiring Half Dome and taking in the scenery. It was interesting to learn that Glacier Point has a higher elevation than Denver at 7,214 feet. No wonder I was getting breathless.

I definitely recommend checking out these Points whenever you go to Yosemite!

Outfit: 7 Til Midnight sports bra, Forever21 shorts, Nike sneakers, Fitbit Charge, and ZeroUV sunglasses. Lipstick is Maybelline Color Jolt in Fight Me Fuchsia.

Yosemite : Exploring Big Trees Lodge

During our short weekend getaway in Yosemite, we made the most of our time by taking morning strolls and checking out the neighboring town in Wawona.

Wawona had this cute lodge called Big Trees Lodge. It reminded me of the resort in Dirty Dancing that Patrick Swayze worked as a dance instructor. We went to the main house and I was expecting to see dancers but no luck. The historic building was wooden with high ceilings. It housed a main living room, front desk and restaurant. We ate lunch at their restaurant where I had a cheeseburger and fries. It was nice relaxing in their living room playing puzzles, sitting in the comfy chairs and even discovering a working pay phone. I guess you need that when there's no cell service.

Outfit: Wearing Nordstrom Rack tee, Gap shorts, Nikes sneakers, Fitbit Charge and Zero UV sunglasses

For dinner, we did a quick BBQ of steak and corn with mozarella caprese and roasted potatoes. It was a perfect meal before catching the Olympics. 

Yosemite : Wine on the balcony in my Faithfull Dress

It's #WineWednesday Yosemite edition! 
What do you do when you're off the grid? I like to drink wine and do impromtu photo shoots. This is the balcony of the cottage we stayed at. I loved relaxing here, checking out the forest, and breathing the fresh crisp air. 
Oufit:  Faithfull dress c/o Shop Blue Eyed Girl Sam Edelmen x Target slides Fitbit Charge

Yosemite : Home Tour

It's #TravelTuesday so let me take you back to my Yosemite vacation a few weeks ago. Check out this gorgeous cottage we stayed in.
This cozy home was a perfect getaway to relax in with places to hang outside on rocking chairs to the balcony drinking wine (stay tuned for that post!). 
I loved the views of the forest outside of our window and taking morning walks outside checking out other homes and nature. 
My vacation consisted of napping, reading my Harry Potter book, playing games, drinking wine and eating homemade dinners. I got semi-anxious without internet but it just showed me to enjoy the moment with family and be present. 
Stay tuned for more posts from my Yosemite trip this week! 

Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival - August 25 to 28, 2016

The sixth annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival will feature three nights and four days of captivating culinary excellence. The festival will showcase the finest cuisine Los Angeles has to offer while exhibiting today's most accomplished chefs, winemakers, and sommeliers in extraordinary settings throughout the city (Santa Monica, Hollywood, and Hollywood) including the epicenter of Los Angeles along Grand Avenue.

Highlights include:

Chef Emeril Lagasse will host opening night on Thursday, August 25. The walkaround tasting program will take place on Grand Ave and 1st Street with plenty of opportunities for guests to sample foods from some of the best chefs across the country.  My favorite chef Brian Malarkey will host Friday's event ( August 26 ) with Jet Tila. The event promises a street food experience serving food from established restaurants to mom and pop ones. Tyler Florence from Wayfare Tavern, San Francisco will host Live On Grand on Saturday, August 27 with hip …

Bo Beau Kitchen and Roof Tap

Good afternoon! Sharing a cool new restaurant / bar I discovered on Yelp last month. To celebrate TeamSereneSky's Analeis' birthday and going away, I found this cool Long Beach restaurant called Bo Beau Kitchen and Roof Tap.

Upon entering the restaurant, I immediately fell in love with the decor. The succulents, dark wood, and modern furniture were definitely my aesthetic.

We went to the rooftop bar and got a table overlooking the street and ordered tapas style dishes to share. The vibe was chill and lively with guests playing board games and even attending a wine and painting class around us.

Everything we tried was amazing:

Bo Beau's Famous Brussels Sprouts - house-cured duroc pork lardon + parmesan cheese + balsamic glazeCrispy Buffalo Cauliflower - celery, blue cheeseFish N Chips - macaroni salad, tartar sauce, friesOysters - tradtional accompanimentsFried Cake Donuts - devon custard sauce My favorite had to be the brussels sprouts and crispy buffalo cauliflower. I love…

Ole Henriksen powerbright

I recently tried Ole Henriksen's POWER bright , Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Serum, and Sheer Transformation.

The POWER bright packet included a polish, brighten and glow treatment. Trying this was great to try on a night you want to pamper your skin.

As you polish your skin, I immediately noticed the citrus smell of the Truth Sugar Glow Polishing Mask. The mask goes on thick and feels moisturizing.

With the second and third step, you apply the Truth 25% Vitamin C Concentrate and Pure Truth Melting Cleanser, I definitely felt the tingling sensation that the directions mentioned. You leave this on for 10 to 15 minutes before washing off with the enclosed complexion sponge. After doing this three step treatment, my skin definitely felt refreshed, deeply cleansed and bright.

I ended the treatment with the Sheer Transformation moisturizer. I loved that this moisturizer was light and moisturizing for my dry combination skin.

Overall, I loved that my skin was brighter and vibrant. My …

OOTD - Sun kissed

Hello everyone ! Sharing a sun kissed outfit I wore to Fashion Island a few weekends ago. My girlfriend Lindsay did my makeup. I'm wearing all Clinique and lipstick is Runway Coral. 
Outfit : ASTR faux leather crop top via Nordstrom Rack Lex & Mila pants Nine West sandals TJ Maxx handbag Fitbit