austin, texas : feels like home

I don’t know what it was, but my trip back to Texas a couple weeks ago made me more homesick than ever. Austin just feels like home, and despite the heat, I fell in love with the city all over again. We ate all the food and revisited old stomping grounds (I somehow forgot how […]

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explore la : nice coffee

Y’all know how much I love my coffee. In the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening with dessert. Popping into cafés when I travel, meeting girlfriends for a latte date, reading with a cup of joe. At this point, it’s not about the caffeine but instead about the warmth with which it feels my heart, like […]

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lunch’n la : pizza at bottega louie

Ok, ok, admittedly Bottega Louie is not a new fixture in the blogosphere. What with its beautiful vaulted ceilings and ample window light, endless display cases of the most colorful pastries, and all the marble (the marble!), the restaurant is definite eye candy. And sure, the macaron craze is real, but for me, I’m all about […]

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90s kid

Oh, the 90s. My entire life I’ve always felt like the 1990s were just a few years ago, but in reality they were SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO. WHAT. You know when your parents used to say, “Oh, I haven’t seen so and so in 10 years. I haven’t eaten at that restaurant in 15.” Well, now we […]

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city slicker

If there’s one thing I have no shortage of, it’s jackets. You might be thinking – why do I even own a jacket in Southern California? Well, truth be told, I wear a light jacket almost every day. If I’m not in AC during the daytime, the evenings never fail to get chilly. It’s actually […]

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dine’n la : cheese & cocktails at industriel

Have you ever ordered an appetizer twice in one meal? I have. The Baked Brie at Industriel in downtown Los Angeles is that good. Now, I’m a “will eat any and all cheese” type of person, but I have a soft spot (pun intended) for brie. Top it with pumpkin seeds, quinoa, and palm tree […]

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exploring LA

I am definitely a creature of habit – and often, convenience. We live on the west side and don’t often stray too far from there because honestly, I hate driving. Though I can accept the traffic when I NEED to go somewhere, it’s much harder to accept when you’re trying to do something “for fun”. But, […]

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denim + tacos

Two of my forever loves. I love wearing denim every way – high-rise jeans, chambray tops, button down dresses, patched jackets, and jumpsuits (just to name a few). It’s classic but with some laid back fun mixed in for good measure. Pair that with the most adorable taco shop in downtown LA (p.s. I think tacos get a bad […]

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LA summer on film

Getting film developed is one of my most favorite things in the world. This set of photos is a collection from my summer here in Los Angeles – animal friends at Malibu Wines and a day spent with my niece riding the metro downtown to explore…plus an appearance by my most colorful garden friends. -wonderland sam

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christmastime in austin

Amongst packing, meeting up with friends for the final time before moving, seeing two musicals last week, preparing for Christmas, entertaining out of town guests this past weekend, and working my final days at my two jobs, I have had no time to keep up with my daily posts. This week I have even less […]

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