SATURDAY AT THE VENICE CANALS

( Leather Jacket –  REFORMATION, Dress – URBAN OUTFITTERS, Shoes – BIRKENSTOCKS, Purse – REBECCA MINKOFF )

This past weekend I hung out in Venice and visited the Venice Canals. I sipped on a latte, browsed at street art and went wedding ring shopping on Abbot Kinney. I stopped by Todd Reed jewelry, and wow was that an experience. I was so happy inside I thought my heart would jump out of my chest. These are definitely some of the best times of my life. No luck on a ring yet, but I will probably make a few more rounds before I make up my mind.

LA BEGINNINGS

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I have officially started a new writing gig! I will be over at Urban Outfitters Space15Twenty every Friday as their Lifestyle and Art blogger. Make sure you hop on over to read my latest posts in art, people, places and more while in Los Angeles. This week I’ve got a very special interview coming up with one of the industry’s top trend forecasters. 

CAR TROUBLES AND A LATTE

(H&M-basic tank, Forever 21- denim shirt, NIKE – drop-crotch pants)

Finding a latte in the desert is much harder than it sounds, specially when your friend locks the key’s in the car. Thanks to the good samaritan who just happened to have industrial-size pliers and saved our day! We were then able to make the trip a few blocks away, were we found an outdoor piano, and I got my latte. 

PHOTOGRAPHY: ANNE YANO

QUICK POLENTA DINNER

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You know what is an absolute favorite at my house? Polenta. I can serve it for breakfast, lunch and dinner and I swear there is never a complaint. Not only is it delicious AF, but it is healthy. I try to shop as organic as possible (and so should you) so my go to is Trader Joe’s organic pre-made polenta. For years I made this from scratch, but I have caved. Now I cannot believe how much time I wasted stirring away over a hot pan. I add water, crushed garlic, butter and olive oil and before I know it, dinner is done. I love to add heaps of veggies, any veggie will do! Sprinkle some shredded parmesan cheese and if I wanna get fancy add a soft poached egg. Try this baby next time you are in a run! I promise you will love it. 

SABOS SPRINGS X COACHELLA 15

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It was a wonderful day in Palm Springs with Sabos Skirt. Wandered the event with Natalie Suarez of Natalie Off Duty, Dylana Suarez, and Amy Pham, to name a few. Tunes provided by Warpaint, Bixel Boys, and The Misshapes. Some of my favorite pics from the party, above this post!

DESERT BREEZE

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(H&M-dress shirt, CALVIN KLEIN- sportsbra, LEVI’S – vintage frayed shorts)

Last weekend I escaped the city for a Coachella weekend. Andrew, Anne, Jeremy and I landed in Joshua Tree after a long drive with very little sights (not much but a casino and wind farms). Anne and I took advantage of the desert breeze to snap a few pics and then headed to Coachella parties. 

PHOTOS: ANNE YANO

KEEPING UP WITH THE HEARD’S

LA-4Life Update: My little family and I moved to Los Angeles!

At first I was sad, confused, and annoyed. After a five-year stint in Denver, falling in love and buying a home, going back was not on my radar. I miss my bff’s so much, but it’s hard not to think that everything has led us exactly where we need to be; right here, right now. 

I hope my garden stays loved, my front tree gets big and Luther stay’s young. I hope the state goes blue, the skyline fills in and the egos shrink.