travel adventures: south of france

Hi! Today I’m going to share photos from our second stop in Europe – the French Riviera (or Côte d’Azur) in the South of France! People keep asking me what my favorite part of the trip was and while every single place we went was really unique and special, something about our time here felt extra magical. So right now, this might be my favorite! It felt truly like a vacation – very relaxing with nothing in particular to do or anywhere to go. We flew into Nice from London and rented a car. We decided to stay in Antibes, which was a short drive […]

Weekend Trip: Monterey County

One of my very favorite things about living in San Francisco is how easy it is to get to some incredible places, like Yosemite, Wine Country, and Lake Tahoe, in just a short drive. Another super easy (and beautiful) drive is taking Highway 1 south to the Monterey County area. I’ve been down there several times and have stayed in different areas, from camping in Big Sur to different Airbnbs in small towns like Pacific Grove, Carmel and Seaside. I’ve even stayed at arguably the *best* Best Western along Highway 1 in Monterey County (LOL)! As I’ve mentioned before, I have a lot of happy memories adventuring […]

travel adventures: london!

Hi friends! We just got back from our two week trip to Europe for our anniversary! Both E and I absolutely love traveling and exploring new cities and it was so fun to go to several new places on this trip. I’m going to be sharing photos and blog posts for each of our stops in Europe – London, the south of France / French Riviera, the Provence region and Paris – and highlight some of our favorite activities, places to eat/drink, where to explore, etc. To kick things off, I’m going to start with our first stop, London! Where we stayed: The Ace Hotel in […]

trip to monterey & big sur

Last weekend, my parents and sister Hope were visiting California and we decided to break up their visit by spending some time in San Francisco and the rest down in Monterey County! This area of California is one of my very favorites; I have very fond, happy memories (including getting engaged!) visiting places like Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur with both Eric and my parents in the past, and also it’s arguably one of the most beautiful drives along Highway 1 in California. I was SO excited for this trip! It’s been wayyy too long since my last visit (November 2014 for engagement) and I was due […]

puerto vallarta, mexico trip recap!

Hi friends! We went to Puerto Vallarta in Mexico for New Years Eve and my birthday and I wanted to share a few photos from the trip! It was my first trip to Mexico and I was SO excited to explore and pretty much just sit in the sun doing nothing. We stayed at the Westin and spent almost every day either sitting at the beach or near the pool reading! We would have Coronas and ceviche for lunch, lounge more and then get ready to go into town to have dinner and explore! Here’s a few photos from our adventure and some recommended spots […]

nashville adventures {where to eat & drink}

i recently visited nashville again a few weeks ago and am so obsessed with that city! it’s so lively and fun, people are kind and the food is delicious. eric goes to nashville all the time for work and i am always looking for an excuse to tag along because it’s such a great spot to visit! i’m so glad there’s now a direct flight from the bay area (oakland) to nashville. i like documenting cool places i’ve been in new cities so that i can 1. visit them again! and 2. share with friends who may be visiting that city. my good friend morgan recently […]