I am so fortunate to be living in Southern California. To be able to wake up to sunshine 350 days of the year and enjoy summer weather in the winter, definitely puts a smile to my face. I mean, who would complain? This outfit has been pretty much my staple for the past month. I have been a repeat offender…#guilty. These are all timeless and basic staples I think every girl should have in her closet. It’s easy to mix and match with other things, dress up or down. For a day to night look, swap your sneakers for your favorite heeled bootie and throw on a bling statement necklace and BOOM … you are ready for a night out. Happy Thursday!
I’ve finally got around to post Part II of my Peru adventure this past November! If you missed Part I, check it out here. This time I’ll be sharing my SACRED VALLEY adventures. Work has been super crazy busy for me these past two weeks, that I’ve been left to feel nothing but nostalgic over all my travels. I really reallllly miss Peru. It was so peaceful, relaxing, and a reminder for me that there is so much beauty in a simple life.
You know, just frolicking around the ruins.Part of my tour of the Sacred Valley was a stop at the Pisac Ruins. If you are ever in the Cusco region, I definitely suggest you check these ruins out. They were breathtaking and our guide enriched us with so many facts and history about this area. The inca civilizations were so self-sufficient and brilliant engineers. I fell in love with the stone walls – the colors, shapes, everything! The placement of each stone had a symbolic meaning.
I’m drooling over the Peruvian corn. The oversized kernels are described as chewier, starchier and less sweet than other types of sweet corn. Peru harvest numerous types of corn. They are distinct from all the others because of their huge kernels.
My cubicle for the day wasn’t too shabby.
We then explored the Ollantaytambo Ruins. To get to these ruins were about 30 minutes from Pisac. Prepare to walk up a ton of stairs to get to the top. However, it was all worth it. Again, the architecture and construction of all these ruins never ceases to amaze me. It was love at first sight.
Last stop of our Sacred Valley tour was the Pisac Market. Pisac is a pretty village and has plenty of small handicraft shops and is worth a visit on any day of the week. There are local buses departing from Cusco every 15 minutes for the one hour ride to Pisac village. One thing I am OBSESSED with are all the Peruvian textiles. I meaaaaaan, if I could buy this whole market, I probably would. I appreciate and adore all the efforts that go into making handmade products. There is so much more history and meaning towards them. The style and they way they mix colors are amazing. I love the bright funky colors and designs. You know I did some damage at this market. 🙂
Stay tuned for more of my Peru adventures…..!!!
I was definitely eating out of control this past weekend. Part of my epicurean adventure was hitting up my favorite Mexican brunch spot – Anepalco’s Cafe in Orange. It is a MUST try if you are ever in Orange County. They are known to have the BEST chilaquiles in town! This has to be my favorite brunch spot in the area. Luckily, there are two locations in Orange – one on Chapman Ave. and the other on Main St. I like to order my chilaquiles with chicken. I hear the carnitas are juicy, tender, and pretty awesome as well. There’s something about the sauce that gives this dish an extra kick. Just looking at the pictures, already makes me crave it again! I would also recommend the guava french toast for a sweet delight. Yummm-O
headband/turban // cardigan // dress // shoes
If I had a girl… I would dress her up just like me! hahah! Here’s an inspiration board for a baby girl. There’s so many cute outfits for baby girls! I mean, if they were my size I would totally buy some pieces. Don’t get me wrong I love dressing up my baby boy! Hopefully the next one will be a baby girl, if not I will be the Queen on the Manigs House!
Jacket – Madewell + Jeans – AG Jeans + Scarf – RLRB + Shoes – Converse
Happy 2nd week of 2015! Anybody sticking to their resolutions so far? I decided to continue a positive attitude and work on things with more focus this year…. plus, travel and explore more. I also do want to attempt to blog more often. I know I always fall off the band wagon, but I def want to carve out more time for this in 2015!
Anyhoo, there’s nothing more beautiful than artsy mosaic steps and an awesome view of the city during a radiant sunset. A couple unconventional spots you can check out whenever you are in San Francisco are the Moraga Steps and Turtle Hill. Turtle Hill is right up the hill from the artsy Moraga Steps. For all you looking for a great photo op, this is the place to be.
Located on 16th Avenue (between Noriega St & Moraga St) in the southern part of San Francisco, this area draws a crowd all day long and depicts a good picture of the artistic community that San Francisco creates. Inspired by the famous stairs in Rio De Janero, these steps were meticulously created to build a beautiful walkway for the whole city to enjoy.
Conveniently up the hill is Turtle Hill. A great spot to just get away from the hustle and bustle, to clear your mind, or enjoy a scenic view of the city. I personally can never get tired of a sunset. You never know what new colors the skies will illuminate everyday. They are also daily reminders of how beautiful the world can be. #itsthelittethings
Hope you all have a great week!