Currently writing this while still buzzing from the most amazing meditation class. I know I sound annoyingly “LA” but I don’t even care, it was worth it (ps, if you live in LA, you should totally check out Unplug). I’m so blissed out that everything seems beautiful and alright with the world for a moment, despite what is approaching later this week. I’m reminded that it’s all about perspective, how we choose to view/react to each and every situation. If I am grateful for one thing in regards to the world’s current state of affairs, I will say that it has forced some positive changes in my life. It’s made me more introspective, more conscious, more open, vulnerable and even creative. This week, I’m focusing on aesthetics, beauty, and just feeling good. Sometimes you just need a little self love. Continue reading

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m obsessed with Scandinavian design. I’m currently on the hunt for a new apartment so I’m obsessing over home decor, searching the interwebz far and wide for inspiration. Aside from a few pieces here and there, I’m basically starting over with furniture and have been needing some direction as far as what type of vibe I want to go with. Then this Scandinavian house from Elle Decor Sweden showed up, and made me literally gasp in amazement. Everything about it is my dream house (Scandinavian meets moody rustic glam, ugh I love it!!), so I’ll definitely be using it as inspiration in decorating my future new home. I absolutely love the use of colors, unfinished wood, decorative pieces, and how warm and cozy it feels while still being minimal and clean. And that library/home office? So dreamy. See the whole spread below! Continue reading

The new year is in full swing, and I’ve been trying extremely hard to stick to all the resolutions I set for myself. I’m on a cleanse (ugh, so LA I know), I’m halfway through a book, and have even started taking some meditation classes at this new studio I found here in LA. I feel like I’m off to a pretty good start, so I wanted to give myself a bit of a new look and changed up my hairstyle a bit. I’ve had the balayage/ombre look for a couple years now, and for whatever reason I’m really loving this darker, more solid color at the moment. Feels more winter appropriate! Continue reading

Happy New Year guys! I’m writing this from my cozy bed while listening to the rain. I’m loving the weather in LA lately, it’s been actually freezing (by my standards) and rainy (by LA standards). Some people are complaining about it, but I can’t get enough. I love lighting the fireplace and having a reason to layer up. Getting to experience actual weather here is a rare luxury. Continue reading

In all seriousness, 2016 was kind of a shitty year for me. Without going into too much detail, my personal life was a bit of a disaster. My work/life balance was also pretty minimal, and I made a habit of letting stress run my life. On top of that, we went through a year and a half of an exhausting election with an even more depressing outcome. While there were many great moments in 2016, I am ready to move on. Fast. It seems like everyone that I’ve spoken to recently has the same sentiment – we’re all ready to burn last year to the ground.

With that in mind, I’m refocusing on the future. I’ve spent the last few days being a major grandma – listing out my goals, journaling, and even going so far as to make a vision board. Like I said, I am DONE with last year, so I’m taking all steps possible to make sure 2017 turns out differently. These are some of my New Years resolutions for 2017 – declared on the internet which makes them super official (and hopefully more likely for me to stick to). Continue reading