LOST BOYS SURF CONTEST

Hi guys!

I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas! Is it just me or is the holiday tiredness in full effect today?? Too much indulging!

On Sunday I brought Nicho down to the beach to watch the Lost Boys Surf Contest, which Rudy has been throwing every year for six years! We barbecued and hung out beachside once the contest was over.

Speaking of surfing, I got Rudy a surfboard for Christmas! It’s from one of his favorite board shaper companies, and he says it’s the perfect size/dimensions.  It was pretty nerve-wrecking buying something that I have no idea about (and that you kind of need the person there for) but I got lucky! Right now Rudy is drawing something on the board that represents both of us.  I will show you guys the process!

Christmas Dinner

How cute and cozy does our Christmas table setting look?! Right now the Christmas music is on, my dads on the grill, I’m dancing around with my siblings, the house is warm, and the dogs are snuggling on the sofa. It’s Christmas alright!

Rudy and Diego are both on their way from their family Christmas celebrations, to meet us here for our surf n turf family dinner. I hope all of you and yours had an amazing holiday! Muah!!

MY BFF IS ENGAGED!!!

OMG YOU GUYS!!!!

I cannot believe it!! Well I can but I’m just so excited! My best friend from 4th grade is ENGAGED! I’m so happy for Madi… she found the ultimate love of her life and they are going to be so happy together forever.

I’ve known Madi since elementary school, so it’s safe to say we’ve been through each other’s relationships, single times, good times, and hard times. Madi never really had a serious boyfriend… until she met Slater.  They met when we were in our sophomore year summer of college.  As soon as I met him I knew there was something different about Madi, in a good way. They are the cutest couple that supports each other endlessly. They’re fun to be around, real, and happy 🙂

Madi three-way FaceTimed Amanda and I today and announced the news and showed us the PERFECT ring that Slater had asked her to marry him with.  The oval shape fits her hand so well.  And the actual diamond itself is so so gorgeous, I’m obsessed.

Congrats to the bride-and-groom-to-be! I love you guys!!! <3

NEW FAVORITE ACCESSORY

This is one of those things that make you wonder what you were doing before you had it! This belt bag from GG Maull is my dream accessory.  It’s a cute gold chain belt (that’s totally adjustable) and you can keep your lipstick and wallet in the bag.  It’s perfect for me! The only thing is that it doesn’t fit your phone, but that’s fine!

This will be my saving grace for those nights that I go out *and always feel the need* to put down my bag in a corner.  I just hate the feeling of carrying a bag when I’m out, you know? Next time you see me out I’ll most likely be wearing this one 😉

TIGHTS

My look from the other day! I have been LIVING in all of my cute Calzedonia tights. It makes it so easy to wear skirts and dresses during the winter! And not to mention it covers up my pale legs at the moment haha.

OUTFIT DEETS: Blazer: ZARA // tights: Calzedonia // dress: Lulu’s // sunnies: I Sea Sunglasses //belt bag: GG Maull

RAINBOW

When you want to stand out at the holiday party, wear rainbow pants.  LOL.

Do you guys see a familiar face in one of the photos?  Lives in Venice Beach perhaps?!  Yep, it’s Julia from our Venice Beach series!  Since we met in Stockholm, we’ve seen each other a few times (both here and in Sweden) and she’s seriously the nicest.  We got along so well the second we met.  I’m happy the show brought us together.  Speaking of the show, we’re nearing the end of the season!  It’s gone by so fast.  Have you guys enjoyed the episodes?

Click here to watch Venice Beach!

PINK SILK, SHOES, AND CHAMPAGNE

photos by Claire Huntsberger

Hi friends 🙂

It’s exactly 1 week until Christmas!  Crazy, right?  Most people I talk to say it creeped up on them so fast this year, but I feel like I’ve been celebrating for months because I got in the Christmas spirit EARLY.  Like, day after Thanksgiving early.  I love the holidays, can you tell?!

Last week Sara and I were invited to an event with Chinese Laundry, the shoe brand we’re all wearing in these photos.  We arrived at Blushington to get our makeup done (as part of the event) and we were greeted with champagne and a customized pink silk robe with our names on it.  It was so sweet.

 

White Elephant

Hi guys 🙂

Hope you all had a great weekend! Friday I had work being the model for a hair tutorial photo shoot with a celebrity hairdresser (which is why you see me wearing my hair in this perfect ponytail haha).  My hair had so much hairspray in it, it was CRUNCHY!

Rudy was up in LA for the weekend, so we went to some holiday white elephant parties together. Each person who got my gifts loved them! For the first night I got a biker starter kit: a U-lock for your bike, a biker magazine, and ugly biker sunglasses.  For the second party I gave a holiday edition bottle of Grey Goose (people loved that too haha).  The second party was a potluck with my neighbors, so I brought homemade Swedish glögg with the raisin and almond fixins’ and ginger snaps 🙂 It was a hit!

PALM SPRINGS STAYCATION

Swimsuit: Andie Swim // hat: Brixton

Hi babes!

Palm Springs was nothing short of amazing. What was such a last minute decision turned into such a fun girls/work trip!  The hotel we stayed at is called La Serena Villas, and it’s located right off of the Main Street of downtown Palm Springs.  Great location, cute decor (amazing for photos and shooting content), and the nicest staff ever! It’s such a great hotel recommendation for the Palm Springs area.  Staying there for Coachella would be EPIC.

These photos make me want to go makeup free more often.  All I’m wearing here is some tinted moisturizer, eyebrow gel, a touch of mascara, and lip color. I think it looks so fresh faced! Thoughts?

VENICE BEACH EPISODE 11: WE TRY SPEAKING SWEDISH

Hi guys!

Here are some screen grabs from today’s episode of Venice Beach!  I can’t believe we are already on episode 11!  On this episode, Sara and I dabble in speaking Swedish (when you watch, please take note on how I pretty much only know food words haha) and Sara and I make a visit to our eyebrow salon, Kelly Baker Brows.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH!

On another note….

I made the last minute plan to go to Palm Springs for a girls work trip this week!  I’m going with my two blogger girlfriends Payton and Claudia (and Sara might come too) and we’re staying at a cute luxury boutique hotel.  We’re going to shoot a ton of content / collabs we have at the moment and just enjoy the staycation!