east coast meets west coast : fall style

And we’re back! You may have all the best laid intentions, but life has other plans (always). So after a whirlwind summer, and just in time for Thanksgiving, Nikki (NYC) and I (LA) are sharing our thoughts this autumn season – on style and food and otherwise. Samantha, Los Angeles Growing up shy, introverted, anxious, […]

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east coast meets west coast : spring style

 It’s been a minute since my last East Coast Meets West Coast style feature (winter always seems to drag on forever, doesn’t it?), but today I am so relieved to be back with Nikki’s and my respective spring styles – all the way from New York to LA. Samantha, Los Angeles We joke about LA not having […]

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yosemite national park

2017 has been and will be the year of traveling, and I’m not mad about it. We’ve been out of town the past few weekends and will have some time to recover these next couple of days before we hop on a plane again next week (can’t wait to share the destination!). I’m grateful for […]

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spring wardrobe refresh with thred UP

If you’ve been around these parts for a while, you’ll have noticed that though fashion is a big part of my life, I’m not always buying new clothes, and much of what I wear is secondhand (see here, here, here, and here). I’ve talked at length as to where and why I shop for gently […]

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antelope valley poppy reserve

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: the best part about living in Southern California is that we are always a quick drive away from innumerable weekend destinations and landscapes. Whether it’s the beach, the mountains, the desert, or wine country, there’s no shortage of beauty around these parts. This past weekend, to celebrate the start of spring, […]

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san francisco : a video

We’ve had several short weekend trips this year, but our quickest was just 24 hours in San Francisco. Here’s a little video I put together of our trip, and you can read more about the specifics here. P.S. A weekend in Portland and Seattle. -wonderland sam imdb.me/samanthalee

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disney christmas : a video

With a lot of air travel the past couple weeks, I was finally able to put together a short video of our trip to Disney. Hope you enjoy (and are able to get the last of your Christmas fix). -wonderland sam imdb.me/samanthalee

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san francisco weekend getaway

This past weekend our company invited us to their San Francisco holiday party, and with all expenses paid, we didn’t hesitate to accept the offer of a weekend getaway. It was a quick trip – only 24 hours spent in the city – but a good one. Because of our limited time, we stuck close […]

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east coast meets west coast : winter style

The other day someone made a comment about how “time just goes by” in California. Without the clear markings of the seasons, it’s easy for one month to blend into the next and the next and the next. But I think, even with the springs and summers and falls and winters, that life has a […]

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snow day at big bear mountain

Is it just me, or does something feel a little different in mountain towns? I feel like they exist in some sort of parallel universe – one where people don’t live except for the winter months, where only three movies show at once and for a limited run of two weeks, and where your biggest shopping trips […]

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