Thursday, April 25, 2013

New York I love You

Wanted to say a quick hello and share a few (of the many) photos from my short trip to New York last week. It was my first time in NYC and I loved it. Wish I h=could have stayed longer, so much to see and soak in. Wow, is it different from L.A., completely different lifestyle. It was pretty cool to see. Anyway, here are a few shots I took, including the very chic little apartment we rented for our stay. It was perfect.



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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Rosebud tea

I love when I find something that can help with my skin. I've been dealing with cystic acne for years (mostly adult life, ugh) and am super sensitive to many topical products. So while I was at a chinese restaurant recently and heard about this Rosebud tea and how it is good for your skin, I just had to get it. Roses are thought to improve digestion, blood circulation, nourish the skin, regulate menstruation, improve fertility, and uplift mood (decrease depression). The flowery taste and aroma is simply lovely. This tea just automatically puts you in a good mood. Check out how darn pretty these little baby roses are.

Sorry for the overload of pictures...just too pretty.

So hopefully this tea does wonders for my skin. I'm a huge believer of the whole "we are what we eat" and truly have found out that changing what you put in your body, not only on your skin, can drastically improve your largest organ. I've changed my eating habits a lot, but I do like my sweets and I do still treat myself (trust me when I say I do) but can see the changes on my skin immediately. Such a bummer. But am definitely trying to eat cleaner. I also recently started using Clarins. Lets see how that goes.


Monday, April 1, 2013

Los Olivos

Happy April. It's my Birthday month...woo hoo! Hope everyone had a lovely Easter weekend. My guy and I went on a mini-roadtrip up to Los Olivos...about 2 1/2 hours from L.A. So glad we got to escape for a day. Really needed it. The drive up had the most absolutely incredible scenery with yellow fields of mustard plants and bright green hills. Just amazing!!! And then we arrive to the charming little town in the Santa Ynez Valley, literally about 2x2 block town with tons of wineries (of course), restaurants, and cute shops. My favorites were the Stafford's Famous Chocolates shop and Los Olivos General Store. Would go back just for these two. We had lunch at the Wine Merchant Cafe, which was delish!!! I am not much into wine tasting, but I have to mention SAARLOOS + Sons tasting room...decorated to the nines. I loved it. The only place we did some wine tasting and we actually bought a bottle of wine named "the bride", meaning it was that darn good. Oh, and not to mention the sweet little cupcake shop right in the entrance, Enjoy Cupcakes, YUM!



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