Christmastime in San Francisco

Got off work early and decided to spend some time in the city to soak up all the Christmas vibes. It was a beautiful afternoon in San Francisco because it wasn’t too cold and the fog hadn’t rolled in yet. Check out my photos below to see how I spent the afternoon.

The huge Christmas tree in Union Square.

The huge Christmas tree in Union Square.

Walked from Union Square to The Fairmont which was pretty much all uphill.  This was the view from the top of the hill.

Walked from Union Square to The Fairmont which was pretty much all uphill. This was the view from the top of the hill.

The view from the other side wasn’t bad either.

The view from the other side wasn’t bad either.

Finally made it to The Fairmont!

Finally made it to The Fairmont!

The Christmas tree in the lobby.

The Christmas tree in the lobby.

The real reason I walked all the way to The Fairmont… They have a life-size gingerbread house in the lobby! It’s made with real gingerbread and candy.

The real reason I walked all the way to The Fairmont… They have a life-size gingerbread house in the lobby! It’s made with real gingerbread and candy.

You can even walk through the gingerbread house (which smells amazing btw).

You can even walk through the gingerbread house (which smells amazing btw).

Walked another mile to North Beach and finished the afternoon off with drinks and dinner.

Walked another mile to North Beach and finished the afternoon off with drinks and dinner.

Calistoga, CA - December 2018

This weekend I took a trip to Calistoga, CA which is in the heart of the Napa Valley. It was my first time visiting and I definitely will be back again soon! Calistoga is home to some huge wineries if that’s your thing, but I much prefer the small family-style wineries this town has to offer. On my trip I visited Chateau Montelena Winery and Castello di Amorosa Winery. Both of these wineries were huge but had beautiful grounds. However they are more for the sights than the wine. I also visited Vincent Arroyo Winery and Tedeschi Family Winery which were both amazing. Vincent Arroyo had amazing reds and Tedeschi had wonderful whites as well as some red I enjoyed. Both wineries had really friendly and knowledgeable staff and I’m happy to say that I’m now a wine club member at both! Below you’ll find some photos from my trip.

In front of Chateau Montelena Winery

In front of Chateau Montelena Winery

The lake at Chateau Montelena

The lake at Chateau Montelena

Calistoga is beautiful in the fall / early winter

Calistoga is beautiful in the fall / early winter

The Napa River flows through downtown Calistoga

The Napa River flows through downtown Calistoga

Post-Grad Trip to Cancun, Mexico

Last week I graduated from Cal. Poly. Pomona!  To celebrate, my best friend and I took a trip to Cancun, Mexico.  Here are some of the highlights from my trip.

Stopped to cool off at the beach below Tulum.

Billabong trucker hat.

Ray-Ban sunglasses.

RVCA muscle tank.

Tulum with the best friend.

We climbed to the top of the pyramid in Coba (pictured below).

More ruins in Coba.

Inside a cenote.

Snorkeling near Islas Mujeres.

Billabong bikini.

Enjoying Playa Caracol in Cancun.

Roxy bikini.

Playa del Carmen.

Billabong dress.

Valentine's Weekend in Santa Barbara

I went to Santa Barbara, CA for Valentine's weekend with my boyfriend.  Here are some photos from the trip.

Downtown Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Surf Museum

Santa Barbara Mission

Moreton Fig Tree

Carpenteria Bluffs

Harbor Seals

Rincon Beach

Ventura, CA

Monterey and Carmel

I took a quick trip to Monterey and Carmel with my boyfriend a few days ago.  We visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Point Lobos, Pacific Grove, and Carmel.  Below are some highlights from the trip.




Ray-Ban sunglasses.  BP scarf from Nordstrom.  Target shirt.  Levi's jeans.








Ray-Ban sunglasses.  Roxy shirt.  Levi's jeans.  Phillip Lim for Target bag.  Converse sneakers.



American Rag blazer from Macy's.  Rachel Roy dress from Macy's.  Nine West heels from Marshall's.  Calvin Klein glasses.


Giants


Mary Katrantzou for Current/Elliott jacket.  Levi's skinny jeans.  Mossimo Supply Co. shirt from Target.  American Eagle necklace.  Phillip Lim for Target bag.  H&M belt.  Madden Girl boots from Marshall's.  Calvin Klein glasses.

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Last week, I spent a day in San Francisco.  Even though it was raining, it was still fun to see the city and, of course, shop.    

Valentine's Weekend in Portland, OR

H&M jacket.  ASTR top from Nordstrom.  H&M skirt.  Madden Girl boots from Marshall's.  Phillip Lim for Target bag.  Calvin Klein glasses.

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I spent last weekend in Portland.  It was my first time in this city and I really enjoyed it.

My boyfriend and I waited in line in the rain at Voodoo Donut.  This place is pretty famous since they've been featured on the Travel Channel.  The donuts were worth the wait!

Portland is beautiful at night.

Exploring NYC and Teen Vogue Fashion U Express Party


I arrived in New York City armed with a venti Starbucks iced white mocha and two hours of sleep.  But even after flying all night, finally seeing NYC for the first time was exhilarating.    




I rode the subway for the first time!





Calvin Klein blazer.  Cynthia Steffe dress from Marshall's.  Enzo Angiolini heels from Macy's.  Forever 21 necklace.  Calvin Klein glasses.


Teen Vogue Fashion U was kicked off with a party at Express.  The event had a dj, snacks, mocktails, and shopping discounts.



Enjoying my delicious mocktail!


I met Andrew Bevan, the style features director at Teen Vogue.



After the event, I went to the top of the Empire State Building.  It definitely put me in an empire state of mind.




I walked through Times Square on my way back to the hotel.