All posts filed under: Lifestyle

My Health & Fitness Journey | Health

Ever since losing 16 pounds, many people have been asking me “How Did You Do It?” My journey started back in 2016 after coming back from my trip to Spain. During my time there, we spent a lot of time at the beach, walking around, eating and taking lots of pictures. Had I know I would have been in a bathing suit the whole time and snapping cute #ootd pictures for my blog, I probably would have tried to lose a couple of pounds! I was disappointed in myself because I didn’t look or feel my best. I even felt beaten inside because I had let myself get to this point and there wasn’t anyone else to blame but myself. My actual wake up call happened, after seeing my best friend lose 20 pounds on The Nutrisystem Diet. Her success triggered something inside of me, and at that point in my life, I knew it was finally time to do something about it! I had great results on the program but stopped after two months …

The Best L.A Guide | Travel Diary

Los Angeles has a lot to offer; from great restaurants, cafes and plenty of sight seeing around the city. I’ve been curious lately to start exploring my hometown and finding out more about locations people would want to see or visit. So whether you’re an Angeleno or someone visiting for the first time, this guide will help you explore Los Angeles like never before! So with that being said, let’s do this!! FREE ACTIVITIES / SIGHT SEEING: 1. La Brea Tar Pits 2. Venice Canal District 3. Bradbury Building 4. Farmers Market (get the feel of the city and people) 5. Hollywood Walk of Fame 6. Walt Disney Concert Hall 7. Sunset Strip 8. Rodeo Drive (Shopping not included lol) 9. Griffith Observatory 10. L.A Fashion District 11. California Science Center 12. Getty Center / Getty Villa ( Pay for Parking) 13. Hollywood Bowl Museum 14. Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust 15. LACMA 16. Los Angeles City Hall 17. The Broad 18. The Grove 19. Santa Monica Pier 2o. Universal City Walk 21. Griffith …

Taste the Best the City Has to Offer at Napa Valley Grille

  ’Tis the season for delicious food at your favorite local restaurant, Napa Valley Grille. Located in the heart of Westwood, this establishment brings out the best Los Angeles has to offer. Napa Valley Grille is offering an inspired “fall” three-course lunch menu for just $15 per person. With delicious desserts, hearty menu options and tasty flatbreads, they are sure to keep you coming back for more. This offer is available for all customers on weekends from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., perfect for anyone looking to try something new. The location is ideal for any occasion: a business lunch meeting, a nice lunch break with friends or an intimate dinner with a loved one. Wonderful ambiance and scenery allow customers to enjoy people watching, reading on the patio and a pleasant stroll down to Rodeo Drive for some holiday shopping. Executive Chef Adrian Vela brings the best seasonal cuisine the city has to offer, accompanied by delicious wine inspired by the West Coast reign that is hand delivered from local and regional farms. One …

7 Things to be Grateful For

Hi Guys and Happy (Almost) Thanksgiving! Having my personal blog, allows me to share things I won’t necessarily share with people on a daily basis. It’s one of the reasons why I LOVE blogging so much! I consider my followers to be my virtual best friends; I am so lucky to have you guys! As we approach the end of the year and of course Thanksgiving, I wanted to share #7 things I’m most grateful for this Holiday Season. 1.My Health- I wake up every day, thanking God for my life and my health. Being healthy is such a blessing; don’t ever take it for granted! 2.My Family- Sometimes it feels like I’m on an episode of “Family Feud.” However, I can’t put past all the love and support I receive from my family every single day. Big shout out to my Mother that goes above and beyond for me, she doesn’t always get the recognition she deserves, but I love her to death. Remember, family is everything, so enjoy them! 3.My boyfriend- Picture your …

Party Planning Guide

  Hello Party People, The Holiday’s are finally upon us; so that means cocktails, leftover turkey sandwiches, smash potatoes and plenty of parties to attend! I recently celebrated my 27th birthday and let me just say, planning my party was an experience I’ll never forget. If you’re not prepared, planning your party can be a very stressful thing to do. I want to make things very easy for you guys, so I’ll share some great tips on how to throw the “perfect party” with minimal stress! Party Planning Checklist: Three Weeks Before 1.Make a guest list 2.Send invitations 3.Decide on a theme and venue Side Note: I planned my party a month prior. I figured many people have plans for Halloween in advance, so I’m happy I did it sooner rather than later! Two Weeks Before 1.Come up with a good playlist (side note) I made my playlist the day off, don’t do this; plan ahead and avoid the stress. Hey, the “Thong Song” was a hit! 2.Make a list of grocery items for the party …

Make a Change

I often thought to make a difference in the world, you either needed to be Kim Kardashian or a famous Politician. Let’s face it; I’m neither, but as an influencer/blogger, I want to start raising awareness on topics such as cancer, mental illness, world hunger, bullying, etc. These are all issues that are affecting people around the world and even the people we love. We often shy away from weighty issues like these, because it’s hard to face reality. We need to realize the more we look the other way; the more people continue to suffer. I received a phone call this morning from my sister, and something she said resonated. You don’t have to be “famous” to make a difference in the world. People just need to get out there and starting helping others. According to the American Cancer Society, “In 2016, there will be an estimated 1,685,210 new cancer cases diagnosed and 595,690 cancer deaths in the US.” Many people have been affected by cancer in some way shape or form. Back in …

Elyptol

Hello My Beauties, With the flu season around the corner, it’s crucial to keep those hands free & clear of bacteria. I work with people all the time, and germs can be easily transferred through handshakes and dirty surfaces. Let me just say, I get sick often, especially during the fall & winter time; so, it’s critical for me, to keep my hand’s germ-free. I’ve recently started using #Elyptol’s hand sanitizer and it’s one of the best antimicrobial hand gels I’ve tried so far. I’m a strong believer in natural chemicals, that are safe to use, especially for people that have kids. Elyptol just recently won the NEXTY Award for best Natural Living Product! Congrats 😉   I love the packaging it comes with because it already has a built-in key clip. Easily portable and I know I won’t lose it (haha).  Unlike, the other hand gels, this one has a light natural scent to it and the texture is dense. Elyptol also offers a “spray” hand sanitizer, which I love. I take my hand sanitizer spray …