TAKING OFF!

Hi babes!

We are taking off for our mini euro trip! First stop Iceland, then Sweden! I cannot wait to show Rudy around Stockholm. I know there’s always a ton of new restaurants popping up in the city, so if you guys have any recommendations for us to go to please let me know 🙂 And any advice on rooftop bars or day parties please!

Talk later xx

Tomorrow’s Destination


YEPPPPP.  WE GOIN!

Rudy and I decided very last minute to book a trip to Sweden for Midsummer, and we just happen to have a long layover in Iceland, so we’re making the most of it and going to one of my bucket list places: THE BLUE LAGOON!

Have you guys been? Any advice?

We heard that the cabs and shuttles are expensive (and a headache) so we rented a car for the day. We booked the premium package at the Blue Lagoon so we’ll be eating lunch at their restaurant called Lava. I would love some tips if you guys had any! Let me know 🙂

Getting the Glow

Hi guys!

I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I can’t explain how much I believe in self tanning! I’ve been using the self applying mousse method for pretty much two or three years, but in recent months I’ve been using it weekly.  And there’s two reasons why: 1. I feel way cuter when I’m tan. And 2. It’s less damaging to your skin than trying to tan in the sun for hours.

I made a fancy little collage for you guys so you can see exactly what the comparison is side by side. None of the photos above have been edited so you can see the true color.  The “after” photo is right after I applied to product, so I needed to wait 4 hours before I showered it off. The color came out really nice and natural looking! It was already dark by the time I took a shower so I couldn’t take a pic, but I can upload a photo of my tan tomorrow if you guys want. Let me know!

Father’s Day!

What a day! Here’s a look inside our Father’s Day spent at home in the backyard. It was the perfect ending to a mellow weekend.

My dad looooooved his gift.  (Look at the bar tap handle in the last photo to see what I made him). He couldn’t get over the duck haha. He was quacking for 10 minutes straight!

I’m off to bed guys, talk later 🙂

Mellow Saturday

Just what we needed. A mellow Saturday consisting of plant shopping, jacuzzi, and a movie.  Tomorrow’s Father’s Day so Rudy bought some French tarragon plants that he potted in a beautiful blue pot to give to my dad tomorrow! His parents are in New Orleans this weekend so he will be spending the day with our family 🙂

Guess what I got my dad?! So we have a kegerator beer tap in our backyard that we’ve been using a bunch lately, so I got him a fun beer tap handle! Rudy helped me customize it so it says “BIG KAM’S BREW”.  It’s a perfect  thoughtful gift. I hope he loves it! I will show you guys a picture of it tomorrow!

DOG PARK!

Sooooo…. this was an experience haha. Rudy and I always take his two dogs Bella and Tyson to this park by his house, and they LOVE it. We walk around and play fetch until they’re too tired.  We thought it would be a great idea to bring Molly and Copper (key word: thought) but it was not so fun haha.  They were so anti social and Molly was growling so hard at both of them (Molly always thinks she’s the boss LOL).

Copper wouldn’t even run after the ball when I threw it… it was so lame! They definitely don’t like doing anything outside of their regular routine.  It was worth a try though!

THE PERFECT BACHELORETTE DESTINATION: CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO

Making this post brought me right back to our perfect bachelorette weekend in Cabo!  Amanda’s the first friend in our group to get hitched, so we had to go big, and boy did we go big.  Our days consisted of breakfast in the morning, shots right after, dancing by the pool, boat days, crazy on-stage performances at Mango Deck, and nights out at the Nowhere Bar and Mandalas.  Basically our trip consisted of tequila, tequila, and more tequila.  It was so much fun and I cannot wait for our next friend to get married so we can go again!! Haha.

I always get questions about what my friends are doing, so I’ll give you guys a quick update.  Madison (my BFF since 4th grade) is working at a non-profit organization in Orange County.  Amanda’s about to start her third year of law school, along with Taylor, who was my roommate all throughout college.  Mariel moved to Mexico to pursue her acting career, and Ivanna is working at Baby 2 Baby.  Theresa is a nurse, and Sam is an accountant at a PR firm called 72 and Sunny.  It’s safe to say my friends are freakin’ KILLING IT and I’m so proud of all of them.  I’m so happy to have such a great group of friends 🙂

Let me know if you guys have any questions about our Bachelorette weekend, I’m more than happy to answer!  Just leave a comment below 🙂

RODEO DRIVE

top: Faithful the Brand [get it here] // skirt: Runaway the Label // shoes: Schutz [get them here] // bag: Faithful the Brand [get the similar version here] // jacket is vintage!

photos by Stefanie Marie

Hi beautiful angels! That reminds me of my favorite song at the moment.  Please do me a favor and look up ”Beautiful” by Bazzi if you haven’t heard it already!  For some reason that song makes me kind of emotional.. in a good way.

By the way, how is it Thursday already?! This week is FLYING by.

So you guys know how I was super excited to just ”chill” and do all my errands/work in Venice yesterday? Well, I ended up having to drive to Glendale for a casting haha.  It was about 2 1/2 hours of driving…. but hopefully it will be worth it.  We will see if I get the job!  It’s for a modeling gig for Stila Cosmetics. Fingers crossed!

BACK AND FORTH

These photos just SCREAM summer to me.  The colors and the vibe make me happy, so I’m posting them here on the blog in hopes that it does the same for you!

I’m suuuper excited for tomorrow— nothing exciting is happening, it’s just going to be a regular day in Venice.  Going to my favorite workout class in the morning, doing a Whole Foods run, running errands, and chilling.  Is it weird that I’m excited about that?!  Just to CHILL in my own city. I’m getting a little burnt out living between OC and LA.  I’ve been staying in OC a lot more because Rudy’s there, I’ve been getting more modeling jobs down there, and there’s always something going on at my parents’ house (like Father’s Day this Sunday, Memorial Day Weekend BBQ, etc.).

Don’t get me wrong I truly love being down there, but how do I make this situation more balanced for me?! I feel like I’m always packing and unpacking a suitcase and driving back and forth, back and forth.  I’m torn between my life in LA and my life in OC! If I’m happy in both places, should I just suck it up and deal with the back and forth lifestyle?  Any advice??

EASY, QUICK, & HEALTHY STIR FRY [RECIPE]

For the girl who’s busy but loves a good healthy lunch (or dinner).  This dish is actually heavily inspired by my mom, who made a somewhat similar version to this for me not too long ago.  It’s so good that I needed to recreate it!  This version is a little bit healthier than my mom’s, but still really tasty 🙂

Here’s what you need:

1 1/2 cups riced cauliflower

1 cup fresh broccoli slaw (or riced broccoli)

1/2 package of firm tofu (cubed)

2 large handfuls of fresh spinach

1/2 small white onion (chopped)

3 green onions (chopped)

salt and pepper

1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil

Mago hot sauce (Rudy’s hot sauce!! find it here) (or sriracha) if desired

sprinkle of sesame seeds

In a large saucepan, heat up sesame oil.  Add white onions and salt and pepper, and sweat for 2-3 min on medium high heat.  Add tofu, and flip over when lightly browned.  Add the cauliflower, broccoli slaw, and spinach on medium low heat.  Cover and let it sit, stirring occasionally, for 6-8 minutes.  Add green onion and stir every 30 seconds for 1-2 minutes.  Garnish with sesame seeds and hot sauce.

This makes about 2-3 servings! Enjoy 🙂