Churrino Gourmet | DTLB

  Finally, the South American churro gods have made it to the states! I’ve always said to my husband “I can’t wait for you to go to Peru, so you can try their churros.” America gets a lot of things right, but churros aren’t it and trust me I’ve tried my fair share. And then…

HGTV’s Santa HQ at Lakewood Mall

My favorite time of the year is flying by! Halloween, gone spooky fast and Thanksgiving left me waddling from all the dinner servings I had! And as we gear up for Christmas, Santa Claus is officially in town and in style! This is a sponsored blog; while the views expressed here are genuinely mine, consideration…

Long Beach Turkey Trot

Happy Thanksgiving! This morning, I had the pleasure of covering the Long Beach Turkey Trot for Long Beach Local News and thought I’d share some of that experience here on my blog. The Turkey Trot is a 17-year long tradition started by Justin Rudd. The proceeds of the race benefit his non-profit Community Action Team…

Humblebrags Eatery | Lakewood, CA

Hello Hungry Friends, Here I am reviewing another restaurant near my hometown. This time I’m giving you the scoop on Humblebrags Eatery an American restaurant in Lakewood, CA. The fam and I were on our way to Lakewood mall and decided to look for a breakfast joint nearby. When it comes to finding a new restaurant,…

The Breakfast Bar | Long Beach

I recently filmed a segment at the Breakfast Bar for Long Beach Local News and thought I’d share some history on this amazing establishment with you guys. Many say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But, for Pam and Josh Beadel, Breakfast is one of the most important parts of their life….

Wine Wins During the Holidays

It’s November 9th which means the Holiday season is officially in full swing. Most of us are likely going to get jolly by going to holiday parties and dinners. My go-to gift for party hosts is always a bottle of wine. Why? Because, they probably have enough food at their house and don’t need more…

The Easiest Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us. Time to cozy up, sip hot cocoa, and obviously eat as many sweets as possible. What better way to treat your (or your family’s) taste buds then with a loaf of delicious ooey-gooey Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. This version is honestly the EASIEST recipe out…

Taking the First Step

Life is uncertain. None of us know what tomorrow will bring, but if there is something I’m sure of it’s this: “Every journey begins with a simple step” – Lao Tzu And that first step can be the scariest one to take. Some people never ever take the first step to living their best life…

Millennial Business Wear

A new decade is upon us! The decade of comfortable work wear. Seriously, it’s about time. I recently bought these stretchy slacks at H&M and they are a lazy girls dream come true. I linked a similar pair here, I think these may be an in-store exclusive since I could not find them online(as if…

Listen to the Waves

“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown” Isaiah 43:2 Just like the sea, life moves in waves. We’re either enjoying the high or crashing down. An important lesson we can learn from the ocean is that we’re always going to rise. The hill in this…

Picking Pumpkins in Santa Clarita

Since recently relocating back to L.A, I’ve made it a point to spend as much time with my family. So this week, my hubby and I packed our overnight bags and made our way to Santa Clarita for a fun-filled time with our niece and nephew at Gilchrist Farms Pumpkin Patch. The day couldn’t have…

Tuesday Thoughts: Ready to Fall

As we transition into Fall, I can’t help but get so giddy inside! Pumpkin patches are starting to pop up all over L.A, the wind is blowing my hair in my face and there’s an abundance of apple pie at costco!🥧 Fall has always had a special place in my heart. It’s the time of…

A TRUE American Beauty

Venice’s newest burger joint on Rose Avenue takes an artisan approach on a classic american staple. The joint keeps it simple by having an ordering window and speedy service. We waited less than 10 minutes for our order… An onion-smashed patty paired with pickles, cheese, special sauce on a delectable soft bun. 🍔 I’m definitely coming…

El Patron in Palm Springs

Downtown Palm Springs is home to one of the best taco shops my taste buds have had the pleasure of meeting. First off, the service at El Patron is impeccable, but it’s their tacos that keep me coming back! When I worked in Palm Springs, I came to this corner stop at least once a…

Lessons of a 29-year-old

Where did the time go? In just a few days, I’ll be entering the last year of my 20s. I can definitely say the time wasn’t wasted and I’ve learned many lessons along my journey. 1. Trust the timing of your life When I was younger and in the midst of heartbreak, rejection, or just…

Stay Rooted and Bloom!

I like to think I’m a very adaptable person. My life has taken me to various places and circumstances. and I’ve always seem to have fit right in. In order for me to succeed in all the different stages of my life, I’ve had to plant some roots. My roots are my foundation, and the…

Fancy a cup ‘o’ tea?

It’s no surprise that I’m a tea-aholic. Once upon a time, I was a major coffee addict, but now my sensitive stomach can barely handle a sip of it. Which is totally fine by me since I much prefer to sip a cool and refreshing iced tea. I finally tried the infamous and instagramable, “Alfred”…

Dumplings in Koreatown

Myung Dong Kyoja in #Koreatown is a gem of a place! 💎 It’s hard to find dumplings that dont leave me feeling bloated and these are it!! 🥟🥟They’re full of flavor and not a whole lot of salt which means I can eat as many as I want. Also, their ground chicken noodle soup was delish!🍜Lastly, shoutout…

My Better Half

On Sundays, I like to express gratitude for all of my blessings. Normally, I practice gratitude every day, but sundays are the perfect day to be extra grateful. My life is nowhere near easy but being grateful keeps me grounded and shifts my perspective to a positive one. My better half and I have been…

Sunday Reflections

I love the idea of a “Sunday well spent brings a week of content.” As the last day of the week, Sunday’s are usually a day to rest, relax and reflect. My Sunday’s are looking a little different these days. For the first time in three years, I’m working on weekends but that’s not stopping…

Dreams do not work unless you do

You know that moment when your surfing through Pinterest, and you stumble upon a quote that describes your current situation perfectly? That’s exactly how I feel with the  quote “Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do!” I’ve always had the dream of being a Journalist. I went to school and received my bachelors in Journalism but…

Exploring Downtown L.A’s Art Corridor

Recently, thanks to WeAllGrow Latina and the L.A Phil, a group of fantastic women and I  explored downtown L.A. Even though, L.A is my hometown, I grew up in the South Bay which is about 20 miles south of L.A, but thanks to traffic it’s about over an hour drive and pretty hectic to get…

My Favorite Mask of All Time

Sundays are my day of #selfcare! I love painting my nails, watching TV, hanging with my family and just enjoying the art of doing nothing. Every other Sunday, especially if my face feels “icky”, I apply my favorite mask “Aztec Secret” and I love it! It feels like a vacuum for my face. 😍 Anyway,…

Peruvian Ceviche Recipe

Today, I wanted to share how I make one of my favorite dishes: Peruvian Ceviche. ❤ I love love #peruvianfood and this definitely one of the best dishes out there and super easy to make! What’s your favorite dish? Disclaimer: this is how I make my ceviche. Traditionally, Peruvian ceviche has yams (which I don’t…

Simple Every Day Makeup

Hi Guys, I know it’s been a while since I updated my blog. It has been a crazy couple of weeks. Anyway, I am back and ready to provide more content. In this blog post, I wanted to share my signature look with you guys. Comment below with what you want to see next!