Where can you get sweet roasted corn, confetti ice cream, and pressed apple cider all in one place? The Avila Barn, that's where! Did I mention they also have awesome barn animals and tractor rides? We lucked out and caught the Barn on a slow day and it wasn't too crowded. However, their picking season doesn't start until May so I'm already planning to come back in the next few months to pick fresh cherries, strawberries and olallie berries for another run at jam making!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Whether you went this year or not, there's no denying that Coachella has become a beacon for the fashion forward. Here's a quick roundup of my absolute faves this year. And, I would like to say the following: You go Melanie Griffith in those fabulous floral pants. Also, Dita Von Teese is judging you.
Monday, April 23, 2012
I've been interning at Ban.do for about 6 weeks and I abosolutley love it. Who wouldn't love going into an extremely fun studio three days a week? Not to mention, I get to hang out with awesome and extremely talented girls! I suppose I do help out where I can too. I'm contributing to their blog with posts like this and this. I also got to take some behind the scenes photos at their photo shoot seen here and here. I also helped in writing up little descriptions of their new products for their online shop! How awesome is that? Oh, and if you haven't checked out their new line yet, what are you waiting for? You can find all their new loot here!
Friday, April 13, 2012
Happy Friday the 13th! Morgan and I are headed out to the Central Coast this weekend. I feel like being outdoorsy so I'm hoping to go on some beautiful hikes and maybe a couple wine tastings! We rented out our place for the weekend so we have to hit the road, but if you are staying in LA, take advantage of the city while everyone's away at Coachella. You know that hipster bar down the street will be empty!
Posted by Christina-Marie at 11:30 AM
I've worked across the street from a Forever 21 for three years and I've amassed quite a collection of polyester blend dresses and blouses. While they're a-okay for the temperate weather in Los Angeles, I'm not sure they're going to fly in the Philippines. My travels happen to coincide with their monsoon season which means that the heat and humidity will be at it's highest. All I can say is thank God I grew up in the desert and love the heat! Anyway, I'm thinking that most of my wardrobe should consist of lightweight, cotton pieces that can breathe. I really don't feel like being that one smelly American in an overcrowded jeepney. Am I right?
Posted by Christina-Marie at 7:08 AM
Thursday, April 12, 2012
I don't even care if I'm late to the party, these paintings by Will Cotton are incredible! I happened upon these yesterday and haven't been able to stop looking at them. They're classic, modern, sweet, whimsy, and sexy all at the same time. I'm dying over the sugar crystal tiara and bodice in the third photo!
Posted by Christina-Marie at 12:31 AM
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Here's a little Easter roundup to brighten your not-so-sunny-and-in-fact-raining Los Angeles morning. I spent last weekend in Palm Springs at my dad's restaurant helping him out with a large Easter brunch he was hosting. I also consumed handfuls of old fashioned jelly beans. It was pretty awesome.
Posted by Christina-Marie at 11:41 PM
Friday, April 6, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
"lovery strawberry" napkins
sponges for those extra cute messes!
If you're familiar with my aesthetic, it's not hard to see why I love Daiso. Everything is $1.50 and they carry most of my basic essentials! I'm serious when I say that's not even the best part. The best part is...wait for it....everything is super girly and the likelihood of things being pink and having hearts on them is extremely high!
Until recently, I've only known one to exist in Northern California. My dreams came true earlier this month when they opened a store by Redondo Beach. It's still pretty packed on the weekends but I'm planning to go at least one month to satiate my crafting and stationary needs. Also, they were sold out of their ziplock sandwich baggies that had this really cute strawberry print on it...so yea... i'll have to go back for those....
Posted by Christina-Marie at 11:48 PM