Girls' Weekend in Reno

This weekend I had the pleasure of staying at The Row in Reno, Nevada. I’d been to Reno a few times post-Burning-Man, but never really explored the city or the resort casinos.

Girls' Weekend in Reno

San Francisco's 7 best peaks for Instagram photos

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I’m a professional photographer and a San Francisco local. So what does that mean? That I know all the best places to shoot!

San Francisco's 7 best peaks for Instagram photos

Easy smoothie bowl recipe

I’ve been a huge fan of smoothie bowls ever since they became a thing (how did we ever live without them?!). But I’ve noticed that oftentimes, acai bowl bases in cafes are mixed with apple juice and other super sweet juices that I normally wouldn’t drink (plus they cost a fortune!).

Easy smoothie bowl recipe

Why you shouldn't use LinkTree

I see a lot of people using LinkTree or a similar service, especially to add multiple links to an Instagram profile. I want to tell every last one of you, don't do it!! 

Why you shouldn't use LinkTree

Yoga is my spirit animal

Fun fact: I found yoga in ‘04, when I was 18 (this was before the internet was hugely popular and everyone knew everything at all times), and have practiced on and off ever since.

Yoga is my spirit animal

My current fave trend: Paperbag pants

This trend has been around for a few months now, but I hope it never goes away! Paperbag pants (and shorts) are seriously the comfiest and easiest to wear. No more belly donuts over low-cut jeans, or camel-toes of high-waists. Now women everywhere can enjoy a flattering high-cut, cinched waist with the looseness of pjs. Aahhhh... what dreams are made of. 

My current fave trend: Paperbag pants

City Guide: Santa Rosa

While most people go North of SF just for drinking in Napa, there's actually so much more to wine country than that! Santa Rosa is one of my favorite spots, right on the edge of wine country, with so many little towns all around and plenty of delicious food and beautiful sites.

City Guide: Santa Rosa

City Guide: Seattle

Ok, I'm FINALLY writing up this Seattle city guide from our trip in early June. Seattle is in my top 3 favorite cities (can you guess the other 2?), and I could absolutely see myself living there. It's a green wonderland - driving through the streets, you end up feeling like you're driving through a national park.

City Guide: Seattle

The truth about lash extensions

I've been getting lash extensions for the past year, and every time I bring it up in conversation, I always get a ton of questions. So here's a little personalized FAQ for my lash extension experience.

The truth about lash extensions

How to: New bloggers, grow your influence!

One of the most common questions I get is: how do I get sent free products and invited to events? The answer: aside from straight up reaching out to specific brands and PR agencies, the best way to get started while you're growing and increasing your following is to join as many influencer PR platforms/apps as you can.

How to: New bloggers, grow your influence!

The perfect summer OTS shirt dress

I'm officially obsessed with this Forever21 off-the-shoulder striped shirt dress - I've literally worn it all weekend. The great thing is that although it's a summer dress, it can easily be worn with a cute leather or jean jacket for cooler weather (as it's been around 60 degrees here in San Francisco).

The perfect summer OTS shirt dress

The yellow one-piece

You guys, I found the CUTEST little one-piece swimsuit, and it's only $15.99!! I've been searching for the perfect one-piece - most I've found are too high in the front or the back, or cut too low around the hips, or show through too much. But not this one.

The yellow one-piece

My DIY office transformation (+ shopping links)

Since I started my own company 1.5 years ago, I've worked mostly from home. It never felt quite right to sit on the couch with my laptop, and the room where we put a desk was scattered with other random things, so I decided I really needed to put together an office where I love spending working hours.

My DIY office transformation (+ shopping links)

City Guide: Portland

Portland has always been one of my favorite cities: it's incredibly clean and green, it's foodie heaven, and everyone there is super weird. What's not to love!

City Guide: Portland

Where to eat in San Francisco if you're vegan + gluten-free

Ya'll know I've been gluten-free for years, but recently I added vegan to my dietary choices. I don't know if you've noticed, but it's actually not that easy to find restaurants that are both gf AND vegan - seems like most places offer one or the other. So here's a little guide of my favorite restaurants to grab gf/vegan healthy fresh meals in San Francisco.

Where to eat in San Francisco if you're vegan + gluten-free

Comfort + Style with Clarks at Macys

Ok babes, let's get real: I've never owned a pair of pumps. Why? I always just figured that if I was going to wear heels and be uncomfortable, I'd go BIG. And if I wanted to be comfortable, I'd go flat.

Comfort + Style with Clarks at Macys

Hotel review: The Sandman, Santa Rosa

In its past life, the Sandman was a motel, but it has since transformed into a chic, hipster, Palm-Springs-esque beauty, with a sunlit lodge-like lobby, cute retro rooms, and the most beautiful pool house you'll ever see.

Hotel review: The Sandman, Santa Rosa

Hotel review: Embassy Suites Pioneer Square, Seattle

A few weeks ago we visited one of our favorite cities - Seattle! We stayed at Embassy Suites in Pioneer Square, right across from Century Link Stadium. Tbh, prior to getting there, I didn't have super high expectations. Embassy Suites sounds old and fuddy duddy, right? I was so wrong!!!

Hotel review: Embassy Suites Pioneer Square, Seattle

Hotel Review: Kimpton's Hotel Vintage, Portland

We recently visited Portland and stayed at the gorgeous Kimpton Hotel Vintage in downtown. The hotel was perfectly situated near restaurants and shopping, a few blocks from the water and bridge views, and directly on the path of the Rose Festival which we accidentally ran into on our first night in Portland!

Hotel Review: Kimpton's Hotel Vintage, Portland

May in L.A. recap

I recently flew to Los Angeles for a few days for a work trip, and the lovely @chelseapearl joined me. If you know me, you know L.A. is one of my favorite places! There are so many fun new spots to visit every time I go, so I figured why not start recap'ing my trips!

May in L.A. recap