explore la : main street

Main Street in Santa Monica holds a special place in my heart. Maybe it’s because it’s one of the first spots we explored when we moved to LA (four years ago…WHAT). Or maybe it’s because it’s filled with so many cute shops and restaurants that are FAR AWAY from the hoards of tourists and shoppers at […]

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thrifting

I am by no means a thrifting expert, but since my move to LA 3.5 years ago, it has become one of my very favorite hobbies. In fact, a majority of the clothes I now own are secondhand. And I love it – for three reasons. I can buy clothes that I normally couldn’t afford […]

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etsy love this valentine’s

Image/Art from Laura Berger We don’t do a whole lot for Valentine’s Day; we usually just go out to dinner. It also happens to be Kipling’s birthday, so I’m often more focused on that (she’ll be FOUR this year!). But just for fun, and because I’m enjoying “virtual window shopping” too much these days, here are some things from […]

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the best things to do in southern california

We’ve lived in Los Angeles for over a year now, and though I’m hardly an expert (I’m still absolutely horrible with LA geography), I have found a great many things to do in this city that I absolutely love (and take every visiting guest to go do). So if you’re planning on making a trip […]

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shopping

My husband is not one to go shopping, so this past weekend when he actually seemed up for it, I jumped at the chance! We have both been steadily getting rid of clothes that don’t fit, are damaged in some way, or that we just never wear. Because of this, both of our wardrobes have […]

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my sister’s visit part two

While in Santa Monica, we had to stop at a photobooth (I’m a sucker for those). And hey, a picture of me too! After our full day of shopping on Friday, we decided to…shop again. This time we went to Abbott Kinney, and I don’t know why I delude myself that I will ever be […]

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my sister’s visit

My time with my sister came and went all too quickly. She came to visit for her Spring Break and spent half the week with me in Los Angeles and half the week with one of her close friends on a roadtrip up to San Francisco. One of the hardest things about moving to Los […]

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santa monica

Last week I decided that we should try to make plans every day to get out and explore LA. Once February 4th rolls around, Whitney will be spending his week days at work (and I’ll be figuring out my life and schedule, etc. etc. as well), so we really need to take advantage of our […]

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catching up more – 365 project

It seems I’ll be catching up on this project for a few more days here on the blog. With my succession of wedding posts, I just couldn’t squeeze ’em in. We are really trying to enjoy every day in this new city before Whitney has to start work (as do I). We even have a […]

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