Spring To-Do List

{Pretty flower blossoms + afternoon light.}
The official new year may begin in the dead of winter, but the start of spring has always felt like the true, new beginning {which makes sense as culturally our new year is typically in the middle of April}. I‘ve also always been biased that spring is one of my favorite times of year {alongside autumn}, not just because it’s my birth season, but also the fact that everything just feels a bit fresher & happier. Yesterday was the first day of spring {and National Proposal Day, apparently}, which has made me excited for doing things like dining al fresco again, enjoying the late afternoon light during sunset-chasing walks, and going to bustling farmer’s markets for fresh produce on Sunday mornings {followed by a brunch at home made with said produce}. Since I love a good to-do list, I figured I’d share ten things I’d like to accomplish before summer begins to help make the season of love feel a bit more special and a whole lot prettier. I hope my spring to-do list inspires you to celebrate the warmer weather over the next three months. 
I’d love to know, what’s on your spring to-do list this year?
Spring To-Do List
1. Host an at-home wine tasting {non-alcoholic wines and champagne count}, paired with a fruit and cheese plate.
2. Have a picnic-style lunch – whether it’s in the yard, a sunny window, the beach, or a pretty park.
3. Go outside, daily, for either an early morning run or late afternoon walk.
4. Spring clean and de-clutter, constantly.
5. Wear a bright lipstick, often.
6. Grill seasonal veggies and eat them al fresco style in the backyard or balcony.
7. Have an at-home spa day complete with a facial, manicure, and bubble bath.
8. Light candles through the day + buy fresh flowers, constantly, to help elevate the day.
9. Create a signature spring cocktail to sip on – something light, fizzy, & fruity.
10. Travel to nearby cities to explore new places for a day or a weekend.

x Paris

A Dose of Pretty

FullSizeRender-1578{Pretty appetizers that are the perfect size for sharing.}

Lately, time feels as if it moves quickly and slowly at the same time. It reminds me of how people say when they are in love, their heart beats faster and slower at the same time. We’re somehow going to spring forward this weekend and celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day next week. Even with the atmospheric rivers and extra rain in California currently, I can feel the seasons shift from a cold winter to a brighter, sunnier spring. This weekend we’re up in Northern California to visit my family. I’m excited for some rainier days, shopping at my favorite boutiques near home, and going to our favorite restaurants while we’re here. I hope you have a great weekend as well!

FullSizeRender-1402{Almond milk and granola + fresh berries for a decadently healthy brunch.}

FullSizeRender-1576{Bright yellow hibiscuses on my afternoon walk.}

FullSizeRender-1580{The yummiest task: trying out various white, milk, and dark chocolates for a chocolate tasting.}

FullSizeRender-1579{Paw prints in the cement get me every time.}

FullSizeRender-1577{My new favorite burger: a portabello mushroom + caramelized onion slider.}

x Paris