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Getty Villa in Malibu, California

A visit to Getty Villa

Part of the fun of living in San Diego is being close enough to finally check out all of the things I want to do in Los Angeles without actually living there (aka I can handle the traffic for a total of 36 hours before I go bonkers). On my last trip...
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Salvation Mountain in the California desert

A road trip to Salvation Mountain and Slab City

Now that I'm back on the West Coast, I've been trying to check out a lot of weird and wonderful places that aren't too far from San Diego. One of the first on the list was Salvation Mountain. It's a literal man-made mountain of latex paint in the...
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2018 Chevrolet Equinox

A whirlwind weekend in Northern California

What a crazy weekend! To quickly sum up: we drove to Los Angeles on Thursday night to drop off Gertie with my friend Aly and then stayed with friends in Hancock Park, drove to Sacramento on Friday for that evening's wine tasting event, cleaned out my...
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California Dreamin' Hot Air Balloon Ride in Temecula, California

A hot air balloon ride in Temecula

Fun fact: I have the opposite of a fear of heights. I constantly seek the sensation and the perspective of being high in the air, no matter how I'm there. I love helicopter rides, skyscrapers and rooftops, Ferris wheels, aerial trams, paragliding,...
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Visiting the San Diego Zoo

A visit to the San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo is probably (definitely?) the most popular tourist destination in San Diego, so as new residents of America's Finest City: we had to check it out! It's located in the heart of Balboa Park: we live a short walk from the northeast...
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La Jolla Cove in San Diego, California

A few early faves from life in San Diego

Although we've been spending a lot of time, mental energy and money getting settled into our new apartment (currently taking recommendations on affordable sources for extra-large prints, throw pillows and pretty planters), we've still been trying to...
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Pigment in San Diego, California

A weekend in San Diego

I wasn't really expecting to fall in love with San Diego. I'd visited the city plenty for college lacrosse games and competitive soccer tournaments, and popped down to party with my high school best friend when she attended San Diego State. Obviously...
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Fox Theater in Oakland, California

A weekend in Oakland

We popped over to the West Coast to explore the city on the other side of the bay: Oakland! My great friend Katelyn and her boyfriend moved to the Lake Merritt neighborhood last fall with their sweet pup Mylo and cat Waffles, and have been raving...
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A weekend in Laguna Beach

Earlier this year, I realized that I hadn't done a girls-only trip in LA since my best friend and former roommate moved out there two years ago. Although we'd caught up over dinner and drinks when I was out west for work (and when she was back in NYC...
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Laguna Beach: on video!

I'm back in New York City after such a fun weekend in Southern California, feeling so rejuvenated for the week and winter ahead. It started off on an epic note: when my best friend picked me up at LAX, she surprised me with VIP Kanye West tickets...
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