Rainforest Flora

Rainforest Flora

I'm always on the hunt for plant shops and nurseries in LA, so I kinda can't believe I had never been to this lil slice of jungle paradise called Rainforest Flora before! It's especially a must visit if you're a Tillandsia (also known as air plants!) lover, since that's their specialty. They're the largest producer of Tillandsias in North America and one of the largest in the world. How amaze is that? Complete with waterfalls, turtles, fish, and a jungle kitty, it really is a dream. 

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Walking in a Cactus Wonderland

Walking in a Cactus Wonderland

Get used to this magical cacti land, because you're going to be seeing a lot of it from now on! A couple months ago I didn't even know South Coast Botanic Garden existed, now I'm an annual member and plan on visiting/photographing it v regularly. Seriously, it's botanical heaven here. And right in Los Angeles! Palos Verdes to be exact. There are all different types of gardens here, but the Desert Garden is my fave. Cacti, euphorbia, aloes, and other succulent bbs of all shapes and sizes. Take a walk with me through this prickly dream land. 

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Beach Barcycle Birthday Bash

Beach Barcycle Birthday Bash

Having a Christmas eve birthday is a funny thing - bouncers, bartenders, and any sort of ID checkers always ask me, "What's that like?" Growing up, it had its plus and minuses. There was the occasional grouping together of prezzies ("This is for your bday AND xmas!"). Since school is obvi never in session on the 24th and everyone stays home with their fams around the holidays, I would sometimes get bummed I never got to celebrate with my friends on or around my day. But, having a Christmas eve birthday made the holidays and the month of December in general that much more exciting. Since I couldn't celebrate with friends the day of, my parties were always a few weeks before, which meant I got to prolong the excitement - a whole month of celebrating! And having your birthday the day before Christmas means a lotta cheer, prezzies, and CAKE packed into a 48 hour time frame. Fast forward to now and pretty much the same holds true! I don't usually go crazy to celebrate, I've actually gone years without having any sort of party because I know how busy everyone is during the holidays. But I wanted to do something this year, and I've been dying to experience the Venice Beach Barcycle - so I figured this would be the perf time to get some friends together to experience it with me. 

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29Rooms From Refinery29

29Rooms From Refinery29

There aren't many places that can truly make you feel like a kid again, but 29Rooms is one of them. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak of this magical adult playground last week before they opened to the public - certain installments were actually still being constructed! Many thanks to Google & Refinery29 for letting me witness the magic. It was such a fun-filled afternoon! So many artists, activists, and visionaries contributed to this pop-up interactive experience, and the result is truly a magical, inspiring fun-house that really gets you thinking. I can't commend the creators enough for fusing activism, art, and technology all together! I wanted to share with you some pics of my fave rooms - especially since 29Rooms is only in LA for a couple weeks, and I know that (v unfortunately) a lot of people won't get to experience it for themselves. But if you do get a chance to go and explore, I can't recommend it enough. Go, go, go! All images taken of me were snapped by my friend Onelia :) 

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Pumpkin Pickin at Mr. Bones

Pumpkin Pickin at Mr. Bones

Pink pumpkins are a real thing and I'm HERE for it! Eddie and I went to the supes cute Mr. Bones for our pumpkins, located right near us here in Culver City. We went around dinner time on a week day which I would highly recommend - totally relaxed, not a lot of people. During the weekends I've heard it's packed to the gills. Plus, you have to pay an entry fee on the weekends - during the week it's free. Keep an eye peeled for celebs while you're there, it's a real hot spot in this town believe it or not! There's a lil petting zoo with baby goats, and lots of fun photo opps for the bbs (and adult bbs too) - I plan on going again this week and bringing my niece with me!

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Museum of Ice Cream

Museum of Ice Cream

I finally made it to the Museum of Ice Cream - better late than never! Eddie and I hardly ever venture to Downtown LA, but the museum is in the super cool Arts District and it made me want to visit more often. MOIC is such a fun place! Filled with bright colors, awesome art, and they even give you ice cream and candy as you walk through each room. Yas plz! All the pink doesn't hurt either - the building itself is painted an amaze shade. But really, a whole museum dedicated to my fave food is pretty much heaven for me. And don't get me started on the SPRINKLE POOL! Keep scrolling to see all the ice cream fun.

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Tenoverten

Tenoverten

I love me some mani-pedi treat yo' self days, but I have to admit I've been becoming a bit tired of the nail salons in Los Angeles. I've been to so many, in constant search of the one that gets it right on all fronts. Whether it's trying to just get in the door of packed salons, or overworked nail artists rushing to finish me so they can take their next customer, or the awful fumes from all the chemicals, or just rough and unpleasant experiences - something was always a little off at each salon I visited. The highest level of #firstworldproblems, I know - a very, very minor annoyance in the grand scheme of things, but still a problem I wish I could solve. Then came Tenoverten. From the moment I walked in the door, I knew this salon was special. 

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A Day in Malibu

A Day in Malibu

Oh how I love Malibu days! Such a gorgeous town, breathtaking ocean views everywhere you look and that amaze ocean air. It can be a bit of a trek from the rest of Los Angeles, but the drive up Pacific Coast Highway is worth it. Keep scrolling for a few of my fave things to do when in the 'Bu.

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