travel adventures: carmel valley

when my sister kerry visited in february, we did a little weekend trip down to carmel valley and had such a fun time! E and I have been down twice before, and really love the quaint small town and amazing, relaxed tasting rooms. Carmel Valley is just a quick 15 minutes inland from Carmel, and a pretty easy 20 or so minute drive to Bixby Bridge and into Big Sur. and, since i’m heading down that way this weekend (see you Sunday, Big Sur 5K! ??), I wanted to share a few recommendations on places to go in Carmel Valley and photos from our recent trips. […]

travel adventures: tulum, mexico

hi friends! as you may have noticed, a few weeks ago, E and I spent a week in Mexico! we stayed in Tulum, a small, eco-friendly, trendy beach town about an hour and a half south from Cancun. I received a ton of great recommendations and we went to a lot of places, so wanted to share my version of a Tulum travel guide with you! WHAT TO DO: We stayed in a gorgeous Airbnb (pictured) closer to town that we loved! It had a private pool surrounded by a photo worthy pink wall and tons of plants, swings on the roof, and an impeccable […]

an afternoon at arrowood winery

Hope you all had a lovely long weekend! Last weekend, I was invited up to wine country (which I never say no to, obviously) with a rad group of fellow bloggers for a food and wine pairing at Arrowood Winery up in Sonoma! We started the afternoon in the tasting room with some Sav Blanc, enjoying the misty foggy views outside and being v jealous of the amazing fireplace inside. I want one! ? We moved upstairs to do a guided food and wine pairing, with all food from  The Girl & the Fig. E and I went to The Girl & the Fig for my birthday a few weeks […]

travel adventures: PARIS!!!

Hi! The last stop on our trip to Europe a few months ago was to Paris. I have the most magical memories of being in Paris from my first visit with friends in 2012. It was my first international trip and I was totally entranced by the city (as most people tend to be). I was SO excited to be there with E and celebrate our anniversary there! We stayed at a small but exquisite Airbnb right in the center of Le Marais neighborhood. We could easily walk to tons of cafes, shops and river Seine, which was perfect. We received tons of recommendations from friends […]

travel adventures: provence

This blog post is very delayed, but wanted to continue sharing photos from our September trip to Europe. I previously shared photos from the South of France and London, and today want to share photos from stop #3 – the Provence region! It took a little under two hours to drive from our stop #2 in Antibes in the South of France to Provence. After some recommendations from friends, we decided to stay in the centrally located town of Aix-en-Provence. We loved it! The town is filled with art schools and universities, so felt a little more bustling compared to some of the smaller towns […]

#GoComfy: My Recent Day Trip to Big Sur

This past weekend, E and I decided to do a spontaneous trip down to the Carmel/Big Sur area. It was SO fun and I have tons of photos to share! On Friday, we went wine tasting, had dinner in charming downtown Carmel and stayed at a hotel nearby. On Saturday, we woke up early, grabbed coffee and got ready to roadtrip south down to Big Sur. I wanted to share some photos of our Saturday adventure in the Big Sur area! All day, I wore cozy gear from Cuddl Duds that I snagged from Kohls, including leggings, a long sleeve top and a beanie. I […]