An Apology Letter To Oahu

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TRAVEL
I have to start this post with an apology to Oahu. I'd visited the island a few times years ago, and while each trip was great, none of them matched the Hawaii I'd come to love so much growing up. I found Oahu to be too touristy and developed, and never got the feeling of being transported to a tropical paradise the way I did when visiting some of the other Hawaiian islands. With each visit, I found myself wishing I was here instead. But to be fair, I'd only spent time in Waikiki - which, don't get me wrong,...

Island Hopping Through Thailand: A Two Week Itinerary – Part 1

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Island Hopping Through Thailand: A Two Week Itinerary
TRAVEL
Planning a trip to Thailand was one of the most challenging itineraries I've ever put together, and after weeks of scouring through travel sites, reviews and forums dedicated to this popular destination, it became clear that I wasn't the only one who felt this way. For starters, there's the foreign language barrier and currency, the unfamiliar geography and modes of transportation (hello, tuk tuks and long-tail boats), the overwhelming amount of things to do and see, options of where to stay, foods to avoid, foods to embrace, and so on. And because it isn't exactly a hop, skip and a jump traveling...

A New Year In Miami

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Casa Faena Hotel in Miami
Fashion, TRAVEL
Dress: Faithfull The Brand (on sale here), Sandals: Madewell (on sale here), Purse: J.Crew (similar here & here), Sunglasses: Madewell, Necklace: Gorjana, Bracelet: Madewell (on sale here) It's been far too long since my last blog post, but between the holidays, travel and this incident, I needed a little break. That day at the Fort Lauderdale Airport was surreal and jarring to say the least, which caused everything else to feel trivial and mundane. And while I'll never forget that day, I'm glad to report that I'm finally back to a normal routine. It's amazing how much I miss this little space of the internet when I'm...

Guide To Miami

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TRAVEL
Miami is one of those places I fall more in love with each time I visit. With tropical weather year-round, and a melting pot of cultures and languages, it's easy to feel as though you've transported to a foreign country upon arrival. And that is precisely what I love about it. There's an endless list of places to eat, see and explore (a pursuit I happily welcome over the course of my life), but in the meantime, I've narrowed my list of favorites down to the following: WHAT TO DO: Shop on Lincoln Road Mall - An open-air, pedestrian-friendly road, lined with a mix of affordable and high-end shops,...

Guide To Apple Picking In Oak Glen

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I was twelve the last time I went apple picking, so a trip to the local apple orchards was long overdue. And, having included it on my list of "10 Things To Do In LA This Fall," it was only suitable that I follow my own advice. So this past weekend a few girlfriends and I did just that, and made the drive out to Oak Glen. It's a bit of a trek (about 90 minutes outside of LA), but when you step out of your car and are greeted with colorful leaves and crisp air scented with all things apple, you'll welcome this break from the city. There...

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