On Leah: Dress – Brandy Melville + Blazer – H&M + Boots – Miz Mooz + Necklace – Zara
On Christy: Kimono – RLRB + Tank – H&M + Ripped Jeans – Zara, similar ones here + Shoes – Vince Camuto
On Rayden: Outift all from Baby Zara + Shoes – Potato Feet
A couple months ago our good friend Ellie from Story Box Collection came over and did a photo-shoot with my sister and I and our newest addition to the family, Rayden. Rayden is a natural ham. It’s always a fun time when we work with Ellie. The shoot inevitably ends up being a time for my sister and I to act silly, goof around, and pretty much laugh about everything.
How cute is Rayden though? I absolutely cannot get enough of that lil guy. Since my sister lives up north, anytime I get to spend with her, let alone to be able to have a photo-shoot with her, is never taken for granted. Family is always number one in my book. My new love for my nephew is also a bigger reason why I would want to see my sister more often. They really need to have a bullet train that can take you from LA to SF.
The kimono I am wearing was handmade by my sister. We love boho chic fashion, flowy styles, and versatile pieces. Kimonos are great because you can dress them up or down. Whether you pair it with a dress, jeans, or over your bikini at the beach, there’s always an occasion to wear them. Kimonos can be made to order, so check out our etsy store or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for inquires.
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend with loved ones!
I spent the holidays in San Francisco and got the opportunity to explore areas that I always wanted to check out, but never had the time to. Since I was in the Bay Area for over a week, it was the perfect time to hit up Muir Woods National Park. I love to explore new areas, go on hikes, and be outdoors. The crisp and sunny weather also permitted my friends and I to have a beautiful hike around the red woods. Muir Woods holds lots of history that stems back to 1945. The redwoods themselves dominate the scene, but there are also various plants all over the forest floor and the canopy above our heads.
The redwood trees are over 200 years old. At the park, you could choose from various trails that range in distance. Being engulfed around so many skyscraper-high trees felt extremely calm and serene. There’s something about natures natural beauty that rejuvenates me. The hike at Muir Woods was not too long and not too short. Perfect for a Saturday stroll. If you are ever in the San Francisco area for a short trip, here are:
Five places to visit in San Francisco:
1) Muir Woods – For the outdoor, adventurous side in you.
2) Moraga Steps – For the colorful mosaic steps. Will have a blog post about my time here soon!
3) Twin Peaks – For a clear view of the city.
4) Golden Gate Bridge – For what San Francisco is known for all over the world.
5) Dolores Park – For the chill, laid-back side in you that wants to have a picnic and people watch.
There is so much more this city can offer. It’s def my second home!
This year has been hands down one I will never forget. Here is my recap of the most memorable memories of 2014. This year has taken me to some incredible places, amazing adventures, once in a lifetime experiences, and a new perspective on life. It was definitely a year of travel for me. I went to Thailand, Bali, and Peru this year and I couldn’t have been more blessed to have the opportunities and friendships to share all my adventures with. For me, traveling feeds my soul. Immersing yourself in a totally different environment and culture helps you recharge from your normal routined life. The best thing about traveling is also experiencing natures breath-taking beauty around the world and appreciating the little things.
2014 not only brought me around the world, but also allowed me to become a first time Auntie! This little bundle of joy has been the best gift of the year. Cheers to 2015 and I look forward to more amazing memories, endeavors, and adventures! Can’t wait 🙂
Coachella 2014 Royal Palace – Bangkok, ThailandTiger Kingdom – Chiang Mai, ThailandPatara Elephant Farm – Chiang Mai, ThailandWat Phra Kaew – Chiang Mai, ThailandKelly’s Thai Cooking Class – Phuket, ThailandCoral Island – Phuket, ThailandEgg Island – Koh Phi Phi, ThailandRice Terraces – Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Ubud – BaliChrischella 2014 – Palm Springs, CAMachu Picchu – Aguas Calienties, PeruPisac Ruins – Cusco, PeruLos Angeles, CAMuir Woods – San FranciscoGolden Gate Bridge – Second Home, San Francisco
Ah, I love shopping for baby clothes! I always gravitated towards baby girl clothes because I thought they were so ridiculously cute. Plus, I related to them more since I didn’t really grow up with boys. However, now that I have a precious baby boy, shopping for boys are equally as fun and exciting. Here’s a cute idea for cold day out for an adorable little baby boy. I mean, how cute is this? My son definitely has baby swag, he dresses better than his Dad… haha. I’m finding myself shopping more for my son than myself. When I enter a store, I head straight to the baby section. Times have definitely changed, but I love it. I’ll be doing more baby outfit posts in the future. Stay tuned!
Hope you all had the Merriest Christmas and enjoyed time with friends, family, and loved ones! We spent Christmas in San Francisco this year and with a new addition to our family…Rayden! Rayden’s first Christmas was definitely one to remember. Since he is the first baby in our family, we all spoiled him with a plethora of gifts. He is about 9 months and learning how to walk. My sis and I both got him walkers this Christmas to help him with his constant urge to walk aimlessly all over the apartment. Babies are so fun!
Happy Holidays and make the most of 2014!
After weeks of traveling, crazy work schedules, and holiday shopping/parties, I’ve finally been able to carve out some time to share with you all some pictures from my trip to Peru this past November. I’ve definitely been bit by a travel bug this year! From Thailand to Bali to Peru – I just want to explore, go on adventures, meet different types of people, and learn about other cultures. To be honest, Peru was kind of a spur of the moment trip for me. Luckily I have crazy girlfriends just like me that are down to travel and globe trot the world with me. Thus, with the thought of experiencing Machu Picchu, within a matter of two months, here I was in Peru! There are just too many adventures that we partook in Peru that I decided to break up my posts to focus on the four cities we explored. First up – CUSCO also known as CUZCO.
Cusco is such a cute and beautiful town, full of culture and amazing architecture. We stayed at Hostal Into Wasi which was perfectly located down the street to Plaza De Armas, which is the place to be if you are visiting Cusco. It’s in close proximity to everything. Plaza De Armas is a plaza where you can go shopping, wine and dine, and bar hop.
I absolutely loved the boutique vibe of this hotel. It was affordable, decent, and very accommodating.I didn’t think I’d be a victim to altitude sickness, but boy was I wrong! Altitude sickness is no joke! If you ever do venture into Cusco, be prepared for the high altitude. I would suggest that you take it slow the first day in order to acclimate yourself. All the hotels most likely will offer you coca tea as well. Above, is the coca tea my friends and I consumed every morning, in between our excursions, and right before we went to bed. The raw coca leaves helps alleviate the tingly, light headed feeling you get in places of high altitude. Plaza De Armas was breath-taking. From the pebbled stone floors, to the detailed architecture of the buildings, I saw beauty everywhere and in everything. Cusco during a vibrant pastel sunset is even better. It was love at first sight.Textiles I do adore! Who wouldn’t fall in love with a city this beautiful? The vibrant blue door was a great pop of color for this streets of Cusco. It was the perfect backdrop to sneak in a picture. I really had to restrain myself from buying all these frazadas and rugs. I would go back to Cusco just for all the beautiful, handmade, and authentic fabrics. Last but not least, if you are visiting Cusco and have a major love for chocolate, you must visit the Choco Museum. For those of you that don’t already know, I have the biggest sweet tooth ever. Chocolate is my weakness. At the Choco Museum you get to learn the history of cocoa and its origins. You can also take a class and make your own chocolate. I can rightfully say, by the end of our visit to the museum, I was chocolate wasted.
Stay tuned for more of my Peru adventure diaries! Happy Monday!