• How to Get the Most Out of Your Summer Before It’s Over

    Today, I’m talking about how to get the most out of your summer.  So I know that technically August is not the last month of summer, the official last day of summer is Saturday, September 22.  However, for many summer will end because school starts or the weather changes and starts feeling more like fall.  So how can you get the most out of summer during the last unofficial month?  I would suggest making a list of the things you may want to do, then weed out any items that you won’t be able to accomplish because of budget, timing, weather, etc and add them to a maybe list. Get your family and friends involved.  Everything is always more fun when you get more people involved right?  Find out who wants to join you on your adventures.   Find out what adventures your friends and family want to do and join them… Read More

  • [Updated] Summer Picnic Essentials- Picnic Tips You Can’t Live Without

    Did you know that July is National Picnic Month?  I love a good picnic, so I thought this would be the perfect time to share some of my summer picnic essentials.  My first memories of picnics were with my parents in Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco with some fresh sourdough and salami.  My idea of a picnic has changed a bit since then, but it’s always about good people, good food and good drinks.  I believe you can have a picnic almost anywhere, whether it’s on the roof of your home or apartment building or at a local park like the La Brea Tar Pits.  I do believe in brining a few of my favorite items to make sure that the experience is perfect though.     Here are my Summer Picnic Essentials: Make sure that all of your food is in separate containers.  I really love the the compartmentalized container… Read More

  • San Jose del Cabo, The Top 5 Places to Visit

    I love going to Los Cabos.  If you’re not familiar with the area, Los Cabos is made up of Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and the area in between is called the “Tourist Corridor,” see the map below for details.  I did a blog that was more focused on Cabo San Lucas last year, so this time I wanted to do a blog that focused more on San Jose del Cabo.  This was our first time staying in San Jose del Cabo and we decided to checkout all of the current hot spots.  We checked out several places, but these are the 5 places and events that made the list.     Top 5 Places to Visit in San Jose del Cabo   Flora Farms Flora Farms is an oasis just outside of San Jose del Cabo, literally off the beaten path.  We took a taxi from our hotel in… Read More

  • My Current Hair Care Favorites

    Today I’m sharing my current hair care favorites, the products that I use daily/weekly.  These are the ones I keep buying again and again.  Here are my current go-tos: Hair Care Favorites- Shampoo, Conditioner and Treatments Davines Minu Shampoo– This is a moisturizing shampoo, but it won’t weight down your hair or leave residue. Matrix Oil Wonders Micro-Oil Conditioner– I use this conditioner daily, it very moisturizing so I only add it to the ends of my hair. Aveda Clove Conditioner– I use this color depositing conditioner on my hair every few days.  I find that this conditioner isn’t very moisturizing so I use at the same time to the Matrix Oil Wonders Micro-Oil Conditioner.   amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo– I don’t use dry shampoo very often because I like to wash my hair everyday.  On the days that I don’t wash my hair, this is great.  My hair can… Read More

  • Tequila Lemonade aka the Eveleigh Lemonade

    I love cocktails with tequila, but I have to admit sometimes I get tired of just having margaritas or a tequila and soda.  I have been in search of a new tequila drink.  Then I remembered a drink called the “Eveleigh Lemonade”, which is basically a margarita with lemon and honey instead of lime and agave nectar. I first was introduced to this cocktail at it’s namesake restaurant The Eveleigh in West Hollywood, CA in 2012.  I’ve been in search of the recipe for this drink ever since and I finally found it on the Imbibe Magazine site.  What makes this drink interesting and different is the chamomile and lemon infused tequila and the use of the aperitif Cocchi Americano.    So, what exactly is Cocchi Americano?   Well, according to Wikipedia: “Cocchi Americano is a quinine-laced aperitif wine produced by Giulio Cocchi Spumanti in the Asti province of Italy. Cocchi Americano is a variety of Americano. The wine was developed by… Read More