Okay, so I found this place on Yelp because I wanted to try a new spot near my parents' place. And this place is fantastic. It's a cute little shop area when you first walk in AND THERE'S BOARD GAMES WITH A GIANT WALL OF QUOTES AND RECLAIMED WOOD TABLES. Can you tell that I'm … Continue reading Bondadoso Coffee & Tea Collective
I may have grown up in the Bay Area but I'll always have a soft spot for LA. It's the first place where I lived on my own. I was responsible for my own rent, bills, and life in general. So when I heard the musi video for "Home" was filmed in LA's infamous South Central, using … Continue reading “Home” by Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors & Bebe Rexha
I went to this spot a few weeks ago after running errands with the boyfriend. Luckily, he loves discovering new spots with me, all in the name of research & caffeine. I mean, seriously. Could I have gotten any luckier? Anyway. This spot is actually located in an old home and is super adorable. They … Continue reading Crooked Tree Coffeehouse
So I'm writing this on a jet plane that'll land in Vegas and then we'll join my boyfriend's parents on a 3 hour drive to Los Angeles. And I could not be more excited to going home to California, even if it's just for a few days. We'll be celebrating his nephew's first birthday, surrounded … Continue reading ‘Home’ by Blue October
In a perfect world, I make myself some tea, put some music on, and read a book in bed. And I meditate, reflect on the day, and gently fall asleep into perfect REM, waking up perfectly relaxed the next morning. But in all reality? That happens far less frequently than I care to admit. Why? … Continue reading My Nighttime Routine
From the moment I walked into this cafe in downtown Dallas, I was in love. It reminds me so much of the cafes in Berkeley and Oakland, even a few in the PNW as well! And it's understandable because they actually brew their beans in Emeryville, CA-just by Berkeley! So it's reasonable nostalgia, right? My … Continue reading Flying Horse Cafe – Liquid Culture
Now, if you know me outside the blogosphere, you're well aware that I have a tendency to love the large coffee cups that I can wrap my hands around and get cozy with. Now, it sounds like a love affair, and in a strange way, it is. For me at least, coffee cups and mugs … Continue reading I Like Big Cups and I Cannot Lie.