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Wanting: to change up my blog layout! I have had this same layout for nearly a year now, and even though it's become a favorite of mine I always feel the need to change things up a bit especially after a while. I love to constantly keep things looking fresh which will end up giving me so much inspiration. I've been looking online at a couple premade layouts (this makes things so much easier for me) and it's been so tough to choose which layout is my favorite since there are so many unique ones on the market. I'm also thinking about a color scheme that I want my blog to have, I don't like too much color going on. Plain and simple is the way I usually like to go and I enjoy things to be quiet minimal. I really want to take my time of this and think things through since I try to keep the same layout on my website for a minimum of a year before refreshing it up. I'm hoping to have a new look before the end of the month. Do you have any tips or suggestions for me?

The Bagel Store

It's Fri-Yay, and welcome back to my Food Series post! I'm really happy that I am finally sharing the home of the first original rainbow bagel, The Bagel Store that is located in Brooklyn, New York. This was for sure one of the places I was most excited about visiting due to its colorful food. The Bagel Store is very well known for Scot Rossillo's old fashioned techniques and of course the rainbow bagel that broke the internet. Quickly grab yourself a delicious rainbow and let's start!

Current Favorites

It isn't very often that I dedicate a post to sharing some of my favorite products anymore. Monthly favorites became a post that I completely ditched a couple of years ago but would love to bring it back every so often. I don't tend to try too many new products anymore, as I mentioned in a past post I've become quite the hermit when it comes to well a lot of my products. I think that every few months it would be nice if I were to share some products that might be new to me and that I'm currently loving. This way I won't feel so pressured on having to share products I'm enjoying monthly because it all honestly that rarely happens anymore since I love the majority of the things I use. Now I am here today to share with you the few products that I'm currently loving.

Bathroom Shelfie

Who doesn't love a bathroom shelfie? I'm a sucker for them and find them to be quite interesting. You get to see the lucky items that made the cut and peoples favorite products am I right? Today I wanted to share with you all a bit of what's currently on my bathroom shelves. Although some things may change from time to time depending on if the item is a staple of mine, there's a new product that I am testing out or something that is close to being empty and I probably won't be repurchasing. Regardless of the reasons, here is what is currently living on my bathroom shelf!

Life Lessons

Growing up; oddly it's something you can not wait to do when you're a child and something you dread once you're an adult. Looking back to my teen years I remember thinking and telling myself how grown up I was and that I could do anything. As I grew older I realized how young I really was at the age of thirteensixteen, even eighteen. It all really hit me when seeing kids those ages, trying to look like an adult by the way they dressed, with all the makeup they wear, and with the crowd of people they hang out with. In my mind, first, off I'm blown away, and secondly, I kept repeating "they're just babies". Now that I'm thirty, I can't help but think what was the rush? Why did I want to bury my face in pounds of makeup? Why was I so insecure about my skin and my body? Why did I want to hang out with the popular girls? Most of all why did I feel the need to be accepted by everyone? I guess what I'm trying to say is if somehow I could possibly share some things with my younger self this is what I would like to tell myself.

Peach Picking

With Summer quickly approaching I have been wanting to go peach picking before the season is over. Last year, for our first fruit picking experience we went too late in the season for peaches and since then I kept telling Rudy we'd have to go super early come this year. Over the month we've been so busy every single weekend and on Sunday we finally left it open to find a farm of peaches. We ended up visiting Mike's U-Pick Peaches over at Brentwood, a small but adorable farm. Rudy and I managed to get our hands on some peaches, but sadly most of them were all picked and sold the day before. So unfortunate, however, we still managed to have had tons of fun. If you've never gone fruit picking I highly suggest you go to your local farm and do so, you won't regret it. We (or should I say Rudy) was on a roll with the camera and snapped tons of pictures that I'm so excited to share with you all today. Go grab yourself a slice of peach pie and enjoy these photos!

Milk Bar

Welcome to back to one of my Food Series post! Today we are visiting a sweet and savory shop called Milk Bar that I visited while in New York. Milk Bar first opened it's doors in 2008 and has been "shaking up the dessert scene" ever since. Milk Bar creates a variety of treats and is best known for its invention of the Compost Cookie, a naked layered cake (unfrosted sides), Cereal Milk soft serve, and Milk Bar pie. Bon Appetit magazine called them "one of the most exciting bakeries in the country". If you're ready, join me on my visit to Milk Bar!

Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World

Over the Memorial Day weekend, Rudy and I made a trip to visit the Walt Disney Family Museum. We've both already been here countless times, we love it. The last time we visited was back in 2016 which means it's been nearly three years ago. I even shared an entire post on our last visit to the museum filled with tons of photos, make sure to check that out if you haven't already. I have been wanting to go back to the Walt Disney Family Museum ever since they announced their newest exhibition that is celebrating animation's most loved and recognizable character. Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World an original exhibition that shares the history of Mickey's impact on art and entertainment throughout the last nine decades. This exhibit features more than 400 objects, including some never before seen. I hope you are more than ready for today's post because I'm very excited to share another Disney related post. I welcome you to the Walt Disney Family Museum presentation of Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World.

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Excited: for Summer! The weather in California lately has been weird, I can't even remember the last time it rained in May! I was looking forward to Springtime and the beautiful warm weather with a light breeze and it was just chilly. Now that we're in June it shows nothing but sun in the forecast up ahead and I'm so excited. I've already said it I don't like to get overly hot and feel uncomfortable but boy am I ready for that vitamin D. I have so many plans for the season like movie dates. There are so many movies coming to theaters this month. I've been wanting to go on a picnic with Rudy forever now, we only did that once and I loved it so much. I'm hoping to do that this Summer or maybe even do a picnic in our backyard. Over the weekend we set up a table and talked about all of the dinners we will be having out there soon. We've been wanting to go to SFmoma for months and with the clear skies, I can't wait to finally make a trip in the next coming weekends. Remember how much I enjoyed fruit picking? Well, Rudy and I have been talking about doing it again this Summer and I'm really hoping we get to do peach picking! That would be my dream come true haha. We even want to buy a pool and set it up in the backyard so we can have a nice afternoon taking a swim. Plus how fun would that be hanging-out out back with the dogs, BBQing, enjoying our dinner underneath the grape vines, while cooling down in the pool.

Color Factory NYC

It's finally here, the long-awaited post. Today I am finally sharing and talking about my visit to the Color Factory during mine and Rudy's trip to New York. What is the Color Factory? Well, it's a collaborative interactive exhibit with the most amazing color pallet, and filled with lots of fun projects inside. The Color Factory had its first debut in the August 2017 in San Francisco in which lasted for eight sold-out months. You can definitely say it was a success! In August 2018 the Color Factory found its new home in New York City. The new pallet consisted of brand new installments teamed up with some of their favorites designers and artists. If you're ready, welcome to the Color Factory.

Egg Shop

TGIF and welcome back to another one of my Food Series post! Today I am finally taking you along to visit Egg Shop, one of the most delicious breakfasts/brunch spots I have ever been too! Egg Shop is a cozy little shop that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a variety of egg dishes. Rudy and I visited Egg Shop on our second day in New York and oh boy did we fall in love. From their delicious plates, their stunning color scheme of black, mint, and white and the minimal aesthetic, this my kind of place. I seriously wish we had an Egg Shop location closer because I can definitely go for an egg and avocado toast right about now. I can guarantee you that by the end of this post you'll be wanting to an egg dish from this shop too! Now grab yourself an egg-centric dish, only fitting for today's post, and let's begin!

Beauty + Hair Wishlist

It's extremely rare that I go into Sephora or any beauty selling store, and splurge on a bunch of beauty products. It's quite possible that it's due to not many products grab my interest as they once did and perhaps the fact that I'm so basic and very minimal with myself nowadays. However, every so often I do get an itch of wanting to haul all things beauty related. For a while now there has been a few things I have been lusting over so then I thought what would be more perfect on this wonderful hump-day than daydreaming and share what is currently on my wishlist? It isn't much but I do have a variety of items to share today from skincare to makeup, fragrance and even hair products. Spring is one of my favorite seasons to branch out and try some new to me products. Now let's begin!

MoMA NYC

There were so many places and museums Rudy and I wanted to visit while we were in New York City, and one of the main museums I wanted to see was The Museum of Modern Art. This was one of the first real museums I have ever gone to. It was amazing and it left me wanting to visit so many more. Rudy and I spent hours here, it was huge six stories but only five floors were open for viewing. MoMA is recognized to be one of the largest and most influential museums of modern art in the world and holds over 150,000 individual pieces. This museum is filled with such a large variety of style arts form modern, abstract and contemporary. Some of the popular artworks this museum holds are by artists Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Gali, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol. Now, join me as I share with you some of mine and Rudy's favorite pieces from the MoMA of NYC.

LADURÉE

Bonjour mes amours, and welcome back to another of my Food Series post! For today's post, we are finally jumping into food places I visited during my trip to New York City. Today we are starting off with Ladurée, a luxury French bakery. Ladurée Bakery first began in 1862 in Paris by Louis Ernest Ladurée. In 1871 he then transformed his bakery into a pastry shop that now has eight locations across the United States, the first being the New York Madison location. I'm a sucker for pastries especially a good macaron which was the reason as to why I always dreamed of visit this shop. Join me as I bring you along with me to visit this chic and timeless pastry shop.

Our New York City Trip!

Rudy and I have been back from our honeymoon/vacation/spring break trip to New York for a few weeks now and I can't believe how quickly that trip rushed by. I had the absolute best time there, it was so much more than what I could have ever imagined it to be. New York was utterly breathtaking! Obviously, I took tons of pictures and that is what this post is for. Even though I thought I would have taken way more than what I ended up with, I suppose I was caught up in the moment and the beauty surrounding me, brace yourselves for the photo spam!

Spring is Here

It officially feels like Spring in the Bay Area and I'm so happy about this! I was so over the rain we kept having and was itching for warm sunny days. The weather on Easter Sunday was excellent as the beautiful day was specifically for the Holiday. It was perfect, to say the least especially after spending the entire day before traveling off and on an airplane coming back home from our trip. Rudy and I wanted to take advantage of the lovely weather and spend a couple of hours outside. We ended up having the same idea as many other people and headed to the garden. We walked around, enjoyed all the beautiful blooms around us, and snapped a few outfit photos. Here are some of my favorite photos from Easter.

What I Wore in New York!

As I mentioned before, I've been wanting to get back to sharing outfit content on my blog again. It was something I used to share from time to time and I had a lot of fun doing it. I thought what better way to get back on it with a what I wore while on vacation NYC edition! During my trip, I took tons of photos and made sure to take daily pictures of my outfits. I'm excited to share them with you so let's begin with day one!

B2 Coffee

Welcome back to another Food Series post! I've been trying to break up my coffee shop visits so I won't bore any of you with back to back lattes in my feed. Could you blame a coffee lover for trying? Before I dive in and begin sharing food posts of the places I visited while I was in New York, I wanted to go back and share with you my visit to B2 Coffee. A very cute, laid back coffee shop located in the heart of San Pedro Square in Downtown San Jose!

My Travel Makeup Line-Up!

I wasn't planning on sharing the makeup I'm taking to my trip to New York City but very last minute I decided to go on ahead and make a separate post for it. A lot of the products I travel with tend to change over time and at this point, I carry the least amount than ever before. (I expect this to be a quick and to the point kind of post!) In this post I wanted you guys, of course, to join me as I pack my makeup for my trip but to also show you all my essential makeup line-up.

Pack With Me For New York!

Today's post is definitely an exciting one, Rudy and I are finally heading to our long-awaited Honeymoon! Actually, once you are reading this we would have already arrived in New York City! Ever since I was young I always knew I wanted to visit New York. It was a dream I never really thought would happen so I'm beyond ecstatic to finally be visiting. Pack with me videos are some of my favorite kinds to watch. In the past, I've shared a few packing related posts and they were so much fun for me to create. In this post, join me as I pack for New York featuring some of my essentials, what I'll carry in-flight with me, and just a looksy at what exactly I'll be taking along with me!

Mimi's Cafe

Welcome to another one of my Food Series post! In today's post, we are visiting one of my all-time favorite breakfast spots called Mimi's Cafe. I have been going to this cute café for years now. They serve some of the best muffins, mimosas, and omelets. This restaurant is so cute and has such a fun French vibe. You can find tons of restaurants located all throughout California. Now let's step inside and see what's on the menu.

Jo Malone Fragrance Collection

I love wearing perfumes. There's something about using smelling a specific scent and brings back memories from previous times that I absolutely love. In the last couple of years, my love for Jo Malone London colognes grew tremendously. What started with me only owning two scents quickly grew to me owning over a dozen colognes. I can without a doubt say that Jo Malone is my favorite cologne brand so I wanted to share with you my collection of fragrances. Starting in the order of when each fragrance was purchased, let's begin!

Voltaire Coffee House

Happy Friday, and welcome back to another one of my Food Series post! Today we are visiting  Voltaire Coffee House, a coffee shop that is located in downtown San Jose. Let me just say that I was immediately impressed with this place. I absolutely adored the aesthetic of this place, wood table plants all over the place. It was such a simple little place and gave off such a calming vibe. Let me show you what all the fuss is about.

Updated | Hair Care Routine

I always get a ton of questions in regards to my hair. Whether it may be about how I style it, my color (it's natural by the way), or what kind of products I use. As time goes by, the products I use tend to change for one reason or another so because of that today I'm going to share yet another updated hair care routine with you guys. In my past hair care posts, I've gone a lot more in-depth with the back story of my hair journey and how I brought it back to its healthy stage, how many times per week I actually wash, and how often I heat style my hair. All of that still remains the same so if you haven't read any of those previous posts I'll just leave the link right here for you to check it out. In this post, I'm going to dive straight into the products I've been using on my hair for the last six months or more. Now there's only one thing left to do and that's to begin this post!

The Painted Lady

Yesterday Rudy and I spent the early part of the day in San Francisco, what else is new? We checked out a coffee shop, enjoyed our lattés and ate some yummy treats. It was a beautiful day, actually, it was a beautiful weekend to be specific. It finally felt like Spring was upon us. After our coffees, we decided to stop at the Alamo Square Park where the infamous Painted Ladies houses are located. While we were here enjoying the day we snapped a few photos with that I wanted to share a quick outfit post for you guys since it has literally been forever since I last posted one. I really want to start sharing a lot more outfit of the day posts with you guys. With warmer days to come, I'm hoping it'll be something I get to share a lot more often.

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Loving: all the new coffee shops I've been visiting! If you guys haven't been following me lately, Rudy and I have really been on a roll with visiting tons of different coffee shops around the Bay Area and I am absolutely loving it! I never thought that I would become that person who enjoys venturing off and trying different "café" shops. I used to hate coffee when I was younger and it wasn't until a little over a couple of years ago that I truly found a love for coffee. It's something I look forward every morning to wake up and make my delicious cup of iced coffee. I have a list of different shops we want to go to and little by little we've been crossing them off. It has become a favorite routine of ours to do come the weekends. I even like to call myself a coffee enthusiast haha! I have a couple pending food series post on some coffee shops we recently been to that I have yet to share. I'm hoping to put in some time to work on at least one of them to share sometime this month. The weather in the Bay Area has been filled with rain and it looks like we'll finally have some nice sunny days ahead which is great. Hopefully, this weekend we get to visit another coffee place that I have really been wanting to check out. I have my eye on quite a few of their lattés!

Revisiting Old Favorites

It has been some time since I have shared a monthly favorites related post, well over a year to be exact. Creating a monthly favorites post used to be a post I look forward all month to do. However, some months I did feel some pressure in having to put the content out even though I didn't have much to share or talk about. I gave up on sharing monthly favorites all together and today I thought it would be fun if we revisit some of my old favorites with you guys. I will share whether I'm still loving some of the products I once raved about and I'll even throw in a product or two that I no longer enjoy. I'm thinking of maybe sharing a few posts like this if it ends up being something my readers enjoy. I'm really excited about this so let's begin.

SPRO Coffee Lab

Welcome back to another Food Series post! For a couple of months now I have been on a coffee shop kick trying to find all these new coffee shops for Rudy and myself to visit. Recently Rudy had come across this coffee shop called SPRO Coffee Lab and I was immediately sold by their unique coffee flavors, not to mention their coffee art! We were determined to visit this "coffee lab" on our next venture to San Francisco, and today I'm taking you along with me on our visit!

LMNL | A Labyrinth Of Immersive Art

I'm very excited to share this post with you all today as we travel beyond limits of imagination into an inspiring and unique labyrinth of immersive art that was designed to inspire, amaze and transform. For a few weeks, Rudy and I had been trying to plan a day to go to San Francisco visit Onedome, a venue that is filled with entertaining interactive arts. Due to the constant rain, our trip kept getting postponed. LMNL is located inside of Onedome and was created in collaboration with eleven new media and visual artists from all around the world. It contains 14 interactive rooms and installations with out of this world fun. This exhibit was very much magical. Rudy and I had the best time and took tons of photos that I've been dying to share. Now without further ado, Welcome to LMNL.

Balmy St Alley Art

Welcome back to my blog! If you read my previous post, In This City, then you already knew this post was coming. Last month during a visit to the city Rudy and I stopped to look at one of many alley arts, the Balmy St Alley Art. A friend of mine actually suggested I stop by here and check it out since we were fairly close by along with one other which we hope to visit sometime soon. This was the first time I ever visited something like this and I was so amazed by the wonderful and interesting art around me. The murals were so touching, we spent a good hour here enjoying and taking it all in. Today I'm sharing photos that we took while our visit.

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Watching: tons of new and old shows! Rudy and I love cuddling up together and watching shows in the afternoon after we've both gotten home from work, cooked and eaten dinner together. This is something we've done since day one. Lately, we have been watching some old favorites like The Magicians (a must watch!), Riverdale, Teen Mom 2 (a guilty pleasure!), and Floribama Shore. Some new shows we've been really enjoying are The Masked Singer, Roswell New Mexico, and Deadly Class. We're both always looking for new shows to add to our weekly programming. Netflix has been kicking ass with their original shows and a couple we've both been obsessed with is, of course, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, The Haunting of Hill House, and YOU! I wasn't really expecting to enjoy YOU as much as I did. I already watched the Sabrina series and Hill House twice and I've been dying to rewatch YOU. I can not wait for season two of Sabrina and of YOU.

Le Marais Bakery

Welcome to another Food Series post! Today we are visiting a bakery Rudy and I went to just before the new year called Le Marais Bakery. I first heard of this cute little bakery on Instagram from another account I follow called Le Merché that I had been wanting to visit. Le Merché is a cute french inspired shop which is located right next to Le Marais Bakery. When I found out the two were neighbors I knew it was the perfect opportunity to hit two birds with one stone, without hurting any birds for that matter. I have been enjoying visiting so many new bakery shops throughout San Francisco and Le Marais instantly went to the top of my list of coffee shops to visit.

In This City

During the MLK Holiday a couple of weeks ago, Rudy and I had decided to venture off to San Francisco and spend the day exploring. We always have so much fun while we're in the city. There are so many things to do that we even keep a list of things we want to do and places we need to visit. It feels like each week we find something new to add to that list. Little by little, we're checking things off, and it's quickly become a weekly thing of ours to do, visit and explore this city. Like I said before, now that we're back in the Bay Area I plan on taking full advantage of all the things we can do around the area. I'm very glad that we're always finding new things to do in SF!

Our Wedding Photos!

Rudy and I have been married now for one year and four months. We eloped while we were living in Washington, just the two of us, and it's a decision I never regretted once. Since our elopement, we always said we wanted to take wedding photos. In a past blog post, I briefly mentioned that I would love if Rudy and I were able to celebrate our one year by taking wedding photos. There was a lot of discussions from where and when we were going to take these photos. Tons of back and forth with styles, and looking at wedding dresses for me. Then searching for an outfit for Rudy that would match the style we had wanted and that would compliment the colors of the bouquet I had in mind. Eventually, it all fell into place. I couldn't be happier because back in September, for mine and Rudy's one year wedding anniversary, we celebrated by finally having our wedding photos taken.

Alfred Tea Room

Welcome to another of my Food Series post! Back in December during mine and Rudy's little vacation to Los Angeles, we had a list of a few places we wanted to visit. This was the perfect time to check out new places around the Hollywood area because we weren't tied down to Disneyland like we usually are every time we're in town. One of the places I had been dying to visit was this very Instagrammable tea shop called Alfred Tea. If you are a fan of teas and everything covered in millennial pink like I am, then this is the place for you!

All About My Eyelash Extensions

In today's post, I'm going to be talking all about my experiences with eyelash extensions. Whenever I tell or when people notice I have lash extensions immediately after I get asked tons of questions about them. Most of the questions were ones I had asked myself before I got them done and while I was doing research on lash extensions. I'm hoping that this post will help you if you ever wondered about how lash extensions work, process, cost and if it's really worth it. Maybe you've been wanting to get some of your own and this post can help you make that final decision. This is a pretty lengthy post but very informative. Now grab your coffee, a pen, and paper and let's get started!

What's In My Mansur Gavriel Bag!

I can't even remember when was the last time I shared a 'what's in my bag' post. I felt this was a perfect time and opportunity for me to do an updated what's in my bag post so that I could also showcase my newest designer bag. If you are into handbag related posts then I suggest you check out my designer handbag collection, and if you already have then you're in luck because this bag wasn't featured on there. For Christmas, Rudy got me the black mini bucket bag with the blush interior from Mansur Gavriel. Ya'll already know the obsession I have over these bags and the brand itself. I adore black bags since they are so timeless and even though I already owned two bucket bags, I still had my eye on this specific bag. I'm so happy that Rudy surprised me with this bag. I feel that it's the perfect and final addition I needed for my collection because lord knows I don't need any more bags! Now if you're curious to find out what I carry inside of my MG bag continue reading.

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Feeling: so grateful for this new life! So much has happened and changed in 2018. I know I have already mentioned this but I am so pleased where it has taken me. I'm so grateful for where I am today it feels so right and I can 100% say I have never felt happier. I am surrounded by so much love and support it's a bit overwhelming at times but great! When 2018 started I felt extremely alone which is probably one of the worst feelings a person with a mental illness can have. I still can't believe the turn around my life has taken and it always amazes me how everything truly does happen for a reason.

Mini Lush Holiday Haul

A couple of weeks ago Lush Cosmetics held their annual Holiday BOGO sale. I now have been attending this sale for the last three years and it's the perfect time to stock up on some of your holiday favorites. Since it has been forever that I've shared a haul related post let alone talked about Lush products, I figured this was the perfect time to do so and of course, share what I picked up during the sale. Plus I finally got my order in the mail last week. If you're also interested, you should check out the post from what I picked up during the sale a couple years ago in my very first Lush haul post. Let's begin!

Sprinkles Cupcakes

Welcome to my first Food Series post of the year! Today I will be sharing one of my favorite cupcake shops that I have been to about a billion times, Sprinkles Cupcakes. I wasn't lying when I said I've probably been here millions of times. The first time I came here was either in 2007 or 2008. They have a great and very large selection of different cupcake flavors to choose from. Every so often and upon seasons/Holidays they release new limited edition flavors. They're each to die for and over the Holidays Rudy and I stopped by to pick up one of our favorite cupcake flavors. That was when it hit me, why haven't I shared a food series post on this bakery and then decided I would! Now please join me as I bring you along to Sprinkles Cupcakes!