Destination appreciation: Mission San Juan Capistrano

Orange County has really begun to pique my interest lately. I’m not entirely sure why… maybe it’s because it’s a quick getaway from LA right in Southern California. Whatever the case, three destinations in the OC made it on my 2016 bucket list. One of them was Mission San Juan Capistrano, which I was able… More Destination appreciation: Mission San Juan Capistrano

Don’t take your backyard for granted like I did

Up until I graduated from high school, I lived on a tiny rock in the Pacific Ocean called Saipan. It’s a gorgeous island about 30 minutes north of Guam by plane that has sunshine and consistent tropical temperatures all year round. (Google Maps finally made street view available on Saipan, so feel free to virtually… More Don’t take your backyard for granted like I did

Backyard Destinations 2016 bucket list (part 2)

While there’s an endless amount of things to see and do in LA County, I also have a couple of other out-of-LA-County backyard destinations in mind for 2016 – places mainly in the Orange County, Ojai, San Diego, and Las Vegas areas:    Suspension Bridge Sequoia National Park Valley of Fire State Park Las Vegas Neon… More Backyard Destinations 2016 bucket list (part 2)

LA Relaxed: An eco-conscious clothing line that embodies Los Angeles

Every year in the United States, 13.1 million tons of textiles are thrown away. 13.1 million tons! That’s the equivalent weight of more than 26,800 Boeing 747 aircrafts, more than 7 million 2016 Toyota Camrys, or more than 2.6 billion 10-pound dumbbells! But it’s not only the enormous weight that goes to waste that’s shocking. If… More LA Relaxed: An eco-conscious clothing line that embodies Los Angeles

The San Bernardino shooting: a rampage close to home

Less than a month after gunmen shot more than 120 people dead in Paris, the world is mourning again after another heartbreaking tragedy: on Tuesday, Dec. 2, a shooting in San Bernardino (just an hour east of Los Angeles) killed 14 people and injured 21 others. The victims of the incident were gathered for a… More The San Bernardino shooting: a rampage close to home

Give on Tuesday and explore: 5 non-profits to support on #GivingTuesday

With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday marking the traditional beginning of the holiday shopping season, it’s a breath of fresh air that #GivingTuesday came about in 2012. While it’s hard to resist tempting deals that are all over the place during those three days, on #GivingTuesday, we can take a break from… More Give on Tuesday and explore: 5 non-profits to support on #GivingTuesday