THE LONDON EYE

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Wearing: jacket from Zara // jeans from Seven Jeans For All Mankind // Saint Laurent belt // BCBG tank // Ray Ban sunnies // Meli Melo backpack [HERE]

If the sun doesn’t come out in London, take matters into your own hands and BE the sun! Hehe just kidding, but really, I felt like I stuck out like a sore thumb in this bright yellow jacket on the gloomy streets of London. Why must it be so cold here?!  Unfortunately I was in weather denial when I was packing for this trip.  If you take a look inside my suitcase(s), all you’ll find are dresses, skirts, and crop tops.  Like did I think I was going to Mexico??  Come on Hanna.  You know it’s bad when you can’t find anything to wear ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE TRIP haha.

I’m so happy I got this cute yellow jacket from Zara yesterday though.  It matches my newly blonde locks 🙂  Right now the jet lag is hitting us pretty hard but we’re gunna be strong and fight it off with everything we got (cough cough, double espresso please!).  Tonight’s plans are dinner and possibly a bar/club afterwards?!  xx

TOUCHDOWN IN LONDON TOWN

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Weeeee’re hereeee!

Luckily we had such an easy flight from LAX to LHR, and we are finally settled in our hotel across from Hyde Park.  We spent half of the day exploring this area of London, which just so happens to be home to the world-famous Harrod’s store!  They literally have EVERYTHING you could think of.  It’s the department store of department stores.  I wanted to get these adorable Harrod’s tea cups for my apartment but unfortunately it will not fit in my suitcase.  Buttttt a brand new Zara jacket will? Haha I’ve had my eye on this one yellow leather jacket from there and I just had to get it when I saw it in person!  My sorry overweight suitcase will definitely not feel the same about it as I do 😛

Right now we’re off to dinner, and then after that we’re thinking of trying out Madison’s rooftop bar, that one of you lovely readers suggested to me!  Talk soon xx

SCRUB-A-LOVE-LOVE

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bikini top from Blue Glue [HERE] and bottoms [HERE] // necklace from By Charlotte [HERE] // scrub from Scrub Love [HERE]

Hiiiii friends!

First of all I need to say an overwhelming thank you to all of you who commented on my last post with travel recommendations!  They are MUCH appreciated and I can’t wait to try out some of the places you suggested.  As some of you may know I’m leaving for my Euro trip tomorrow, and just like usual I got TONS to do before I go.  Luckily my flight is after 5 pm so I’ll have most of the day to get some crap done.  Most of my packing is done (thx GOD!) so it’s just some last minute errands I have to do.

Today I got down and dirty (and clean) with my Scrub Love coconut coffee scrub!  I wanted to exfoliate and moisturize my skin before our travels and thought this was a perfect way to do it.  This stuff made my skin softer than butter!  I’m obsessed with the scent of this one, called the ”coconut affair”.  It smells up the whole bathroom and it feels like you’re in a coconut coffee shop 🙂  You can shop it [HERE], and there are other fun scents too like original (coffee) and mint temptation.

PS….. do you notice anything different about me? 😉

MY UPCOMING TRAVELS

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FIRST STOP: LONDON

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2ND STOP: PARIS

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3RD STOP: DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

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LAST STOP: STOCKHOLM

Here you have my travel plans for my Euro trip!  My Uncle Christian and his fiancé Liv are getting married in Stockholm in the beginning of July, so Austin and I decided to take a multi-city vacation while we’re at it 🙂  It’s the perfect time to do it… Austin might be starting law school in the fall so we thought now would be the time to travel together!  I’m so excited because I’ve never spent time in ANY of these cities (except for Sweden obviously).  I’ve always dreamed of seeing these beautiful cities, and now it’s becoming a reality.

We leave for London on Thursday and we have roughly four nights in each of our first three stops and then a little more time in Sweden.  It will be so fun to show Austin around Stockholm… he can finally see what I’ve been bragging about for so long!  I’m always like ”Sweden this, Sweden that” ”the kanelbulle in Sweden tho” ”omg Swedish mjukglass with the crunchy sprinkles”  …yeah you get the point haha.

Have you guys been to any of these places?  If so, I would LOVE to hear some good places to eat, go out, go dance, what to see, what to do, beaches, etc.

PS. I’M SO EXCITEDDDDD.  Before I leave I’ll be doing a ”What’s In My Carry On?” post on my blog and Instagram.  Do you guys have any particular questions about traveling and carry-ons?  Let me know below!

photos taken from Tumblr

The Butcher’s Daughter

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Just some more dreamy photos from our NYC trip!  I’m happy I have these to post because I’m so busy with other things at the moment (like packing and preparing for my 3 week trip to Europe that I leave for on THURSDAY) and didn’t have the time to take pictures today.

This was the day we walked around Little Italy and the SoHo area.  We were so starving so we ate at a restaurant called The Butcher’s Daughter…. great atmosphere, but the food was okay.  I don’t know if it was because I wasn’t in the mood for it at the time or what because when I look back at the pictures now it looks freakin’ delicious haha.  I might get grilled for saying this, but I don’t think I enjoy eating avocado toasts.  I tried to be one of those people but I just can’t.  Something about the avocado and the egg just doesn’t do it for me!  Sub the avo for some fresh berry jam and now we’re talkin.

WHEN SUGAR SNEAKS UP ON YOU

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So…. as I’ve mentioned time and time again, I love my sugar.  I just can’t seem to get enough of it.  I must say that it’s mostly natural sugars that I’m eating (from fruits), but I definitely have my fair share of candy and chocolate as well.  Either way, I’m eating too much sugar, and it finally took it’s toll this week.  I have been dealing with pimples all over my cheeks, and I’m pretty positive it’s because of a sugar spike in my diet.  For the past week I’ve been eating a bag and a half (!) of Barnana snacks a day.  It’s safe to say I’m addicted.  They are soooooo damn delicious.  But yesterday I looked at the nutrition facts.  And my heart dropped.  There’s 20 grams of sugar in 6 pieces!!!!  And there’s like 15 pieces in a bag, so I was eating like 25 a day.  THAT’S 70 GRAMS OF SUGAR, JUST FROM ONE SNACK!  Even though the only ingredients are dried bananas, dried apples, and cinnamon, it’s still a lot.  And that’s one of maaaanyyyy other sweet snacks that I normally eat throughout the day.  The skin problems were almost an immediate response that my body made to tell me to stop eating so much sugar.  I know that because I have never had acne issues in this area of my face, and those Barnana snacks were just recently introduced to my diet and in mass quantities.

Moral of the story is that as much as I love my Barnana snacks, they gotta go.  Or at least I need to keep it to a minimum (words of an addict much?).  I’ll try going with the recommended serving size limit per day.  In the meantime you can find me drinking plenty of water and green tea and walking around with a face mask on!

Do you guys have any tips on keeping your sugar intake low?  Is there anything naturally sweet that doesn’t have that much sugar?!

Fruits that are low in sugar:

strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, apples, oranges, grapefruit

Fruits that are high in sugar:

bananas, cherries, mangoes, grapes and figs

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On a more serious note, I have to address the devastation that occurred in Orlando, Florida this weekend.  My heart is so heavy thinking about all of the innocent lives that were taken by that selfish, disgusting man full of hatred.  My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, along with their families and friends.  Something needs to change, and I think we should start with the obvious.  America needs stricter gun laws. Period.  How many more of these tragedies do we have to endure before something is done to prevent them?  Stay strong America <3

Throwback to Gov Ball

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Wearing: shoes by Indigo Rd. [HERE] // dress from Lioness Official [HERE] // NA-KD body chain [HERE] // Triwa sunnies [HERE]

Flash back to last weekend at Governor’s Ball!  I took the photo of me in front of the sign literally seconds before it started down pouring and everyone had to hide underneath tents!!  I was kinda mad since I missed Miguel, who I really wanted to see perform.  I could only hear him from a distance since we had to seek shelter :/

This day I wore my starry romper from Lioness paired with some cute natural-colored wedges from Indigo Rd.  This heel is called The Kokko, you can find it HERE. I’ve never had a heel that was this damn comfortable!  It didn’t even feel like I was walking on a heel haha.  Perfect shoe for the summertime 🙂  I jazzed it up my look with my silver NA-KD body chain underneath.  I wish I had brought a jacket (or umbrella for that matter) but I still managed to stay somewhat dry!

GOVERNOR’S BALL WITH INDIGO RD.

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Wearing: top from Chiquelle // shorts from IMSO [HERE] // shoes from Indigo Rd [HERE]

Here’s a little glimpse of Governor’s Ball Day 1 in NYC this past weekend.  I wasn’t really sure what the
”normal fashion” of this particular music festival was, so I made sure to play it safe and feel it out before I dressed up in anything crazy haha.  *Thank God I didn’t show up in Coachella gear*

But what I learned about the fashion is something I wasn’t expecting.  Friday was WAY casual, and Saturday was way more dressed up, fun festival fashion (and Sunday Day 3 was cancelled).  This might be because different crowds are coming each day because of the single day ticket system.  Regardless, I was happy I kept it cute and casual in my Chiquelle lace up leotard, Levi denim shorts, and my Indigo Rd shoes.  I have a thing for chunky heels and denim shorts, and it’s a look I’ll do over and over again this summer.  I’m happy I got this taupe-grey color because it’s a neutral shade and it will go with so many outfits.

This shoe is called the Kiana heel and you can find it [here].    It also comes in denim blue and tan!

Day 1 featured the following artists: Elle King, Of Monsters and Men, Beck, The Strokes, Duke Dumont, Jamie XX, and Robyn

CANADIAN TUXEDO

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Proudly wearing my Canadian tuxedo around the streets of NY

Wearing: NA-KD burnt orange top [HERE] // Fidelity denim jacket [HERE] // Levi shorts from IMSO [HERE] // boots from Din Sko // bag from Strathberry

Hi guys!

I’m back in LA and work is kicking up into high gear again as Montazami Brand is beginning its’ second round of production.  Speaking of Montazami Brand, we just released our summer colors of the Moonlight Choker!  It’s now available in tan, sky blue, graphite, rust, lavender, and black.  They’re so cute!  You can check them out [HERE]

I still have tons of photos from New York, so I’ll be mixing them in with current pictures throughout the week 🙂  Since it was just us two it was super easy to walk everywhere or zip around town on the metro.  We didn’t use Uber or a taxi once except for getting to and from the airport!  I was very impressed with ourselves haha.  I wish we could walk around like that in LA, but sadly it’s just not the culture or the right city set-up.

JACK’S WIFE FREDA

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Wearing: dress from Lulus // shoes from Indigo Rd // bag from Strathberry

So we’ve all heard the buzz on New York’s hip and trendy brunch spot, Jack’s Wife Freda.  It’s practically all over Instagram and it has attracted the likes of many celebrities and bloggers who have ever visited NYC.  Naturally it was one of my top 3 must-go-to restaurants for my visit there this past weekend.  I just had to see what all of the hype was about!  Well I’m here to say that it definitely did not disappoint. Located on charming Carmine St, this restaurant has dishes that are simple yet delicious, and worth the visit!

We had to wait about 45 minutes for brunch, which ended up working in our favor because we got to walk around and explore the area in the meantime.  Austin ordered skirt steak with poached eggs and fingerling potatoes and I got the smoked salmon Eggs Benny on potato latkes with beet hollandaise sauce.  Mine was deeeelish.