Tour de Sparkles

Every morning we started the day with a croissant, bread, or pastry of some sort!  It must be the butter they use in France, because the breads were so light and fluffy and the butter literally just melted in your mouth!  I’ve researched and bookmarked a ton of places that we HAD to try- but

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Le Tourists

It was our first time traveling to Paris so of course, we had check off all the ‘touristy’ items from our list!  I loved being able to walk everywhere and enjoy all the beautiful sites…from the gardens, to the ferris wheel, and every turn you take the Eiffel Tower was in the distance. Our first

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Afternoon Tea

When traveling to London, one MUST make its way to afternoon tea to experience how it’s ‘really’ suppose to be done.  My international traveler friend Terren recommended Claridge’s for the ambiance and for the best sandwiches and pastries in town.  So reservations don’t come easy here- so I was online for a month, every morning,

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Quick Getaways

I love living in LA because it’s nice to be able to getaway for a weekend without taking a plane and traveling far. Our annual family trips include a couple of days in Vegas and a couple of days in San Diego visiting the Safari Park. So first up…VEGAS! Who doesn’t love sin city!??  My family

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Once Upon a Baby Shower

Our dearest friends, Susan and Ken, are about to welcome their first baby! Yeah!! Susan is almost eight months pregnant and looks absolutely amazing- she is definitely glowing!  And to celebrate, we thought a book-themed baby shower was a great way to stock their shelves with stories they’ll love to read with baby Harper for years to come.

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Party Like a Pineapple!

This past weekend we celebrated Baby Paige’s First Birthday.  Her parents (Laura and Grant) are from Hawaii, were married in Hawaii, and love Hawaii- so it was pretty easy to choose a theme for the party…PINEAPPLES! Luckily, pineapples are everywhere so choosing a color palette and thinking about decorations were super easy- Laura chose yellow and white.

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Breakfast Ritual

Every morning I’ve been eating a bowl of greek yogurt for breakfast.  This is possibly the tastiest breakfast (or snack) that my friend Jennifer has shown me and it’s super easy to make too!  Hope you enjoy! 1/2 c of plain OR vanilla greek yogurt (Trader Joe’s is my fav!) Pinch of Chia Seeds Strawberries

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Weekend Packing

For a quick over night trip sometimes I find that it’s harder to pack because I never know what to bring…when really all you need are 5 or 6 easy pieces!  Luckily I’m in LA  and that makes it easier to predict the weather and therefore pack lighter and smarter. First you’ll need any kind of

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Happy Anniversary MICKEY!

I kicked off Memorial Day Weekend with a 24 hour party at the happiest place on earth!  I had no idea this event was happening until my disney fanatic friend mentioned they would be celebrating it’s 60th anniversary and their theme was…“The Diamond Celebration!”  Who could resist?!  Diamonds AND Disney are a girl’s best friend! With the

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Red White and Blue

To celebrate Memorial Weekend, there’s usually a BBQ or two that we’ll end up at and every year I don’t know what to bring!  So to help with that, I was browsing online and stumbled upon an ice cream sundae bar that seemed easy, fun, and one of my all time favorite desserts too! I

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