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01luckybrand-denim-jeans-venice-canals
Finding a good pair of denim is hard, finding a good pair of denim that fits is harder, and finding a good pair that fits AND looks good is almost like winning the lottery (although I have never won it so I don't quite know what that feels like but I assume it's something similar, right?) Lucky Brand just launched the Bella Jeans as part of their new pre-fall collection and I did a fun little collaboration for their Lucky Insider Blog showing you how I rock them in two different ways. Today, I am going to show you the first look and tomorrow I will reveal the second.

After a slow morning soaking up some sun on a yacht in Marina Del Rey, I slipped into my Bella Jeans and embroidered top and wandered next door to Venice. My new favorite brunch spot is Great White which is conveniently located across from the infamous Venice sign. I take my avocado toasts very seriously and these are the best I have ever had. Not to mention how good my woven circle bag looks next to them! After brunch, I took a stroll through the Venice Canals. Cliché I know but it is pretty and peaceful (when not too many tourists are around).

To be continued...
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* This post is sponsored by Lucky Brand, but all opinions and photography are my own.

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Lucky Brand: Lucky Insider Part 1

August 14, 2018

01luckybrand-denim-jeans-venice-canals
Finding a good pair of denim is hard, finding a good pair of denim that fits is harder, and finding a good pair that fits AND looks good is almost like winning the lottery (although I have never won it so I don't quite know what that feels like but I assume it's something similar, right?) Lucky Brand just launched the Bella Jeans as part of their new pre-fall collection and I did a fun little collaboration for their Lucky Insider Blog showing you how I rock them in two different ways. Today, I am going to show you the first look and tomorrow I will reveal the second.

After a slow morning soaking up some sun on a yacht in Marina Del Rey, I slipped into my Bella Jeans and embroidered top and wandered next door to Venice. My new favorite brunch spot is Great White which is conveniently located across from the infamous Venice sign. I take my avocado toasts very seriously and these are the best I have ever had. Not to mention how good my woven circle bag looks next to them! After brunch, I took a stroll through the Venice Canals. Cliché I know but it is pretty and peaceful (when not too many tourists are around).

To be continued...
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* This post is sponsored by Lucky Brand, but all opinions and photography are my own.

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01autocamp-russianriver-sonoma-tent-camping-glamping
This summer has been a whirlwind and I am finally getting around to recap my glamping experience at AutoCamp in Russian River from last month. I have only gone camping (the old school way with sleeping bag on a cold hard ground) and even then that was a long time ago. I flew up to San Francisco for an event and thought I would take advantage of being in my hometown and take a detour up to Sonoma County for a little adventure. AutoCamp, located near the Russian River in Guerneville, is a campground known for their airstreams and luxury tents. During the day time, we biked around the property and soaked up some sun along the river. At night, we sat by the fire, made s'mores and watched the stars. Thank you AutoCamp for hosting me! After "glamping", I don't think I can go back to "camping"...
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AutoCamp, Russian River

July 27, 2018

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This summer has been a whirlwind and I am finally getting around to recap my glamping experience at AutoCamp in Russian River from last month. I have only gone camping (the old school way with sleeping bag on a cold hard ground) and even then that was a long time ago. I flew up to San Francisco for an event and thought I would take advantage of being in my hometown and take a detour up to Sonoma County for a little adventure. AutoCamp, located near the Russian River in Guerneville, is a campground known for their airstreams and luxury tents. During the day time, we biked around the property and soaked up some sun along the river. At night, we sat by the fire, made s'mores and watched the stars. Thank you AutoCamp for hosting me! After "glamping", I don't think I can go back to "camping"...
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01commissary-sf-food-dining
I don't think I have ever eaten at a restaurant for nearly FOUR hours. That's how amazing my experience at The Commissary was. It wasn't just because of how incredible the food was, but also the bantering between the chefs and our humorous interaction with them, as well as our pleasant interaction with the staff. It wasn't just a dinner, it was an experience. Located in the heart of The Presidio in San Francisco, The Commissary is all about California cuisine with a Spanish flare driven by sustainable and locally-sourced ingredients. We started with cheese fritters, tuna tartare, mushroom sherry soup, patata bravas, Spanish octopus and Catalan flatbread (wow I did not realize we had this much appetizers until just now as I was typing them out). For the main course, I had the salmon which literally melted in my mouth. Since we sat at the chef's table, we noticed that they kept preparing this one dish which we later found out was the chicken roulade. We either seemed very curious or we were actually drooling that exclusive chef Eric Minnich surprised us with a mini version of the dish so we can try it and oh my it was delicious. Not sure how but we also managed to have the canalé with pistachio ice cream for dessert. I am feeling full just writing about this... A big thank you to The Commissary for hosting us. At last, I leave you with four words (and photos to drool over)... fresh, delectable, unexpected, exciting.
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The Commissary, San Francisco

July 3, 2018

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I don't think I have ever eaten at a restaurant for nearly FOUR hours. That's how amazing my experience at The Commissary was. It wasn't just because of how incredible the food was, but also the bantering between the chefs and our humorous interaction with them, as well as our pleasant interaction with the staff. It wasn't just a dinner, it was an experience. Located in the heart of The Presidio in San Francisco, The Commissary is all about California cuisine with a Spanish flare driven by sustainable and locally-sourced ingredients. We started with cheese fritters, tuna tartare, mushroom sherry soup, patata bravas, Spanish octopus and Catalan flatbread (wow I did not realize we had this much appetizers until just now as I was typing them out). For the main course, I had the salmon which literally melted in my mouth. Since we sat at the chef's table, we noticed that they kept preparing this one dish which we later found out was the chicken roulade. We either seemed very curious or we were actually drooling that exclusive chef Eric Minnich surprised us with a mini version of the dish so we can try it and oh my it was delicious. Not sure how but we also managed to have the canalé with pistachio ice cream for dessert. I am feeling full just writing about this... A big thank you to The Commissary for hosting us. At last, I leave you with four words (and photos to drool over)... fresh, delectable, unexpected, exciting.
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01santamargherita-rose-summer-lifestyle
LA is feeling more and more like summer these days and one of my favorite things to do on the weekend is hanging by the pool. I love going to the beach but being in West Hollywood, tracking over to Malibu or Venice can be such a hassle sometimes. Luckily, I have a nice pool at my apartment where I can leisurely read a book while soaking up some sun or invite a friend over for girl talk. Whether I am chilling solo or entertaining guest, rosé is always a good idea, especially if it's Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé. I have had my fair share of rosé and this is definitely on top of my list. Crafted with a blend of white wine grapes: Chardonnay and Glera and a red varietal, Malbec, the Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé is delicate yet vibrant. Its floral aromas and hints of red berry also give it a quite refreshing note, perfect for a hot summer day! If rosé isn't your wine of choice, Santa Margherita also makes an excellent Pinot Grigio, Prosecco Superiore, and Chianti Classico Riserva. There is something for everyone!
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* This post is sponsored by Santa Margherita, but all opinions and photography are my own.

(Sparkling) Rosé All Day

June 12, 2018

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LA is feeling more and more like summer these days and one of my favorite things to do on the weekend is hanging by the pool. I love going to the beach but being in West Hollywood, tracking over to Malibu or Venice can be such a hassle sometimes. Luckily, I have a nice pool at my apartment where I can leisurely read a book while soaking up some sun or invite a friend over for girl talk. Whether I am chilling solo or entertaining guest, rosé is always a good idea, especially if it's Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé. I have had my fair share of rosé and this is definitely on top of my list. Crafted with a blend of white wine grapes: Chardonnay and Glera and a red varietal, Malbec, the Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé is delicate yet vibrant. Its floral aromas and hints of red berry also give it a quite refreshing note, perfect for a hot summer day! If rosé isn't your wine of choice, Santa Margherita also makes an excellent Pinot Grigio, Prosecco Superiore, and Chianti Classico Riserva. There is something for everyone!
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* This post is sponsored by Santa Margherita, but all opinions and photography are my own.
01clarins-lipstain-lipoil-lips-beauty
Summer is fast approaching and when the weather is hot I gravitate toward beauty products that are light yet still give me the look that I want. Clarins has two luscious lip collections that are exactly what I am looking for! The Instant Light Comfort Lip Oil is great for that sweet effortless everyday look... a natural and soft tint of color with a glossy finish infused with 100% pure plant oils to keep lips hydrated. Love how it nourishes and it's super soothing. On the other hand, when I am feeling sassier, I use the Water Lip Stain for a bolder look. Put on one layer for a pop of color or apply a few times for a more intense look. It contains 77% water for liquid texture that dries with a matte finish, and moisturizes lips with aloe vera, raspberry water and Clarins anti-pollution complex. It is also super long lasting too! I love them both but if I must pick, I have to be #teamsweet because for me summer is all about being lighter and more natural! What about you? Are you #teamsweet or #teamsassy?
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* This post is sponsored by Clarins, but all opinions and photography are my own.

Clarins: Sweet vs. Sassy

June 4, 2018

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Summer is fast approaching and when the weather is hot I gravitate toward beauty products that are light yet still give me the look that I want. Clarins has two luscious lip collections that are exactly what I am looking for! The Instant Light Comfort Lip Oil is great for that sweet effortless everyday look... a natural and soft tint of color with a glossy finish infused with 100% pure plant oils to keep lips hydrated. Love how it nourishes and it's super soothing. On the other hand, when I am feeling sassier, I use the Water Lip Stain for a bolder look. Put on one layer for a pop of color or apply a few times for a more intense look. It contains 77% water for liquid texture that dries with a matte finish, and moisturizes lips with aloe vera, raspberry water and Clarins anti-pollution complex. It is also super long lasting too! I love them both but if I must pick, I have to be #teamsweet because for me summer is all about being lighter and more natural! What about you? Are you #teamsweet or #teamsassy?
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* This post is sponsored by Clarins, but all opinions and photography are my own.
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