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

A Dose of Pretty

{Pretty pink blooms.}

While I normally enjoy having a routine, this week I really enjoyed changing it up. I went to different Pilates class than my usual each morning, I cleaned out my car in the middle of the day, I took a bubble bath after lunch in the middle of the week, we watched a movie with dinner each night instead of saving movie night for the weekend, and I spent time in the kitchen trying out new recipes for dinner {my current favorite is the truffle + burrata penne I made last night}. Another way we switched up our routine was with these beautiful blooms that I got a bit before my favorite holiday. Whether I get blooms for myself, from my husband, or from my galentine, I have found not only do they make our home feel prettier, but they always make me happier. And with getting these blooms before the holiday itself, it simply adds to the festive feel of having all pink everything for the entire month. Needless to say, while I relish having a morning routine and nightly ritual that I practice religiously, sometimes nothing is more fun that changing up your day-to-day even when you aren’t on a vacation or a staycation. Tonight, we’re getting pizza to celebrate National Pizza Day, and this weekend, since it is no secret that I love Valentine’s Day, I am excited to head to the American Riviera for an early celebration. I hope you have a great one as well! x


{Beach walks with a sunset are becoming my new favorite evening ritual.}


{Brody being so happy to see me come home from Pilates earlier this week.}


{Moonlight peeking through a cloudy night sky.}


{Orange skies + violet clouds.}

x Paris