We had such a cool jungle / Caribbean / Moroccan-style location for today’s photoshoot! It was up in the Hollywood Hills so a bit of a trek from the beach but it was interesting to see the new routes my GPS took me from my new place. I think I’m now located in a better spot to reach WeHo and other spots in that area, so that’s always good!
It’s 5 am and I’m waking up to go to the airport because we are off to…. HAWAII! I’m going with Austins family for ten days I’ve been so busy here with the move so it will be nice to chill for a second while I’m there. And by chill I mean catch up on emails and work stuff without any other distractions haha. It’s been impossible lately and I need this vacation to focus more on my work… I’ll find a balance.
I can’t believe it!!! We are moved into our new place! I took photos on my camera of the whole apartment so I’ll be showing those to you later, but for now here’s a sneak peek of our living area! That’s a fireplace and a wet bar in the corner
Sara and I moved here because we wanted that community feeling, and to be in a bright sunny place with tons of windows and natural light. Well we got both of those things and we couldn’t be happier. Our neighbors were having a BBQ outside and we have two little pups as neighbors who like to come in and sniff around in our apartment. It’s the best. I have a feeling we’re going to love it here!
Let me know what you guys think of the sneak peek photo, I’m dying to know if you guys like it!
Off to breakfast with Austin this morning We always love to try new places on the weekends so today we’re trying out Society Kitchen in Santa Monica. We always rely on Yelp to find our restaurants! No outing should be wasted on a bad meal, am I right?!
Today we’re seeing one of our favorite artists….. FRAAAANK OCEANNNNNN! We are so damn excited! He’s performing at FYF here in LA. So after I pack up my apartment all day, I’ll be heading there in the early evening. Then I move into my new place tomorrow… so crazy. I really hope it’s going to be a great place to live. Fingers crossed
Ps I’ll be posting photos of the empty apartment so you guys can see the transformation once we are done decorating!
They set up a beautiful table and decorated the garden with lights and flowers and it was so beautiful! It was our own little garden party right in the middle of the Grove. It was kind of strange to have people shopping and walking around us but I kind of forgot they were even there once we sat down to eat. I wore the new all white watch with gold hardware. It went perfectly with my outfit!
Pants from Agaci // top from BeBe // shoes from Steve Madden // purse from Zara // watch from DW
I’ll show you guys a better picture once I shoot an outfit with it
Top is from Agaci Store // bag is from Salar Milano // jeans are from Citizens of Humanity
On a completely other note I’m thinking of buying a camera that I can carry around, that is small, good and crisp quality, and has a built in flash. Do you guys have any suggestions? Should I go with the Sony A7? I’m so lost on what to choose!
So I leave for Hawaii in exactly one week, which means I’m working out and eating right for real. I’ve been exercising almost every single day since I started my membership at Equinox a month ago. Equinox is a fancy and hip gym in Marina Del Rey. I’ve never been so obsessed with going to the gym as I am now, and it’s such a good feeling to have. I’m so motivated when I go there, and I don’t want that to ever go away!
So the past week I’ve been drinking this metabolism booster (mixed with water) first thing in the morning to boost my metabolism and energy. It’s perfect to take 30 minutes before a workout or first thing in the morning to jumpstart your calorie burning. It also has tons of Vitamin B6, B12, C, and Magnesium.
This morning I put it in my smoothie, and it was bomb dot com so I had to share the recipe with you guys.
1 scoop The Help Booster powder (get it here)
1 scoop Vital Proteins collagen peptides (vanilla coconut flavor)
1/2 a small avocado
1/2 a frozen banana
Handful of frozen strawberries
Sprinkle of chia seeds
Handful of spinach
Blend and enjoy as breakfast
1. Either you buy everything in one go at IKEA
2. Or you go from store to store not buying anything because you want to make sure everything is perfect.
I’m the second type. At least with this new apartment. Back in college I was IKEA crazy, but that’s because well, I was in college and it was cute, cheap, and clean.
Now I want drama. I want the character. And we already have a nice space to work with so I know it’s going to be great.
I’m starting to evolve my design direction into The Hamptons meets Morocco Boho. We will have fresh whites. Wooden, black, and gold accents. Dark leafy plants. An overall rustic look with a soft touch. Am I making sense?? Haha.
I think I’m going to make a mood board and post it here so you guys know what the crap I’m talking about.
But for real I need to get started on furniture buying because move in day is just around the corner (Sunday)!!!
What do you guys like as an accent color? I LOVE burnt/blood orange.
A couple of weeks ago I got a very exciting offer to collaborate with a hat company and design my own limited edition hat! It was such an honor to be asked and I was so excited to come up with something. I chose to go with the messenger hat style because I think a lot of different girls can pull it off. And it’s tomboy cool.
I decided on a black hat with a white rope and black and gold buttons. What do you guys think?! I would LOVE to hear your feedback. Would you guys wear this??
Also note that the rope will be better quality than you see here in the picture..
I can’t wait to read what you guys think!
One more thing to add to the stress list: getting in a car accident today. It was with a 92 year old lady, and she completely ran into the side of my car. We were in two lanes about to get on the freeway, and everyone has to turn onto the ramp but instead she just kept going straight and ran right into the right side of my car. Later when I talked to her she said she was confused where she was going and she didn’t know my lane was turning.
It was so scary! My car was swerving like crazy. But then it stopped and everything was ok. No one got hurt, thankfully. That is the most important thing! Especially at her age.
I was a little freaked out because that was the first car accident I’ve ever been in. It really makes you think. I drove the whole way home to OC with no music on, just still shocked from the noises and the swerving. And my car is not damaged that bad, just a lot of scratches on the side doors, but that will be fixed.
After I got home though I got to relax with my family by the pool. I got to meet my new 1 month old nephew Theodore! He is so cute!!!! I can’t believe my sis Leila already has four kids. It happened so fast! She definitely has her hands full. Two of her kids live in Lebanon during the school year so I don’t get to see them that often, so it was so nice to spend the whole day with them. Look how cute little Elias looks hanging out with Copper!
We made pizzas, peeled and ate raw almonds (so good), and went in the pool. It was an eventful day but it ended up being a bad day turned great