chicago : a video

I had plans this weekend other than sitting on my couch editing, but sometimes life has other ideas (a bummed foot). The silver lining is I finally got around to putting together a video from our Chicago trip in June. We had to make a family visit to another (small) town in Illinois, so we […]

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sweet summertime : a bucket list

July 6. I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that the year is HALF WAY OVER. Because honestly, wasn’t Christmas yesterday? In all seriousness, the months are blowing by. I feel like summer has been in full swing for weeks, and I have yet to do ALL THE SUMMER THINGS. Any reassuring […]

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summer fun in the city of angels

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dr Pepper®. The opinions and text are all mine. You guys know I have a steadfast love for some very particular things in this world and am nothing if not opinionated. Simply put, I know what I like and am very loyal to those […]

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summer wanderlust {venice canals}

Ah, sweet summertime. It’s just around the corner, and man has it got me day dreaming. The longer days and golden light sure do make everything feel more romantic, do they not? I’m deep in the undertaking of planning our European trip at the end of the summer. We’ll be flying into Paris for a […]

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how to define your personal style

As an actress, I’m so often advised to specify my “type”, to brand myself, to come up with a three word description of who I am in order to sell myself. I get the intention behind that. I get the point of figuring out the impression you leave on people, the niche of programming into which your […]

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sweet summertime : final bucket list update

While the official start of fall isn’t until next week, autumnal weather seems to have come early for us Los Angelinos (knock on wood). Seriously, where is the September heat wave that has come in years past? I’m not complaining – I am just a little hesitant in my fall excitement because this never happens. […]

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east coast meets west coast : summer style

My friend Nikki lives in NYC – you might have seen that I got to visit her earlier this year. We had the very best time, as we share just about every interest under the sun – from our career path (acting) to fashion, cocktail hour, photo booths, and fries. She’s also the one who encouraged me […]

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currently

  reading : Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See – a random Little Free Library find that I probably would never have read otherwise. I am thoroughly enjoying it. ❤ listening : to a lot of NPR – been spending too much time on the road lately. smelling : this perfume – I’ve finally become […]

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snorkeling part two

You might remember that my snorkeling trip last summer was a bit of a disaster (and I have the ankle scars to prove it). But I was determined to get back out there this summer – without the mutilation to my body. My cousin invited us last minute to go to Treasure Island in Laguna, and I’m […]

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sweet summertime : bucket list update 2

It’s time for another update! Even though fall doesn’t technically begin until the end of September, summer always seems to wind down in August. I live for summer, but can I say I’m already excited for fall?! This year has LEGIT flown by (and I know, I’m old for saying that), but how is the […]

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