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 […]

honeymoon recap & cayman islands travel guide

hello from foggy san francisco! at the end of november / early december, we went on our honeymoon to the cayman islands and had a total blast! we had never been to the caribbean, but received awesome advice and recommendations from my friend caitlin and her family, plus i did a bunch of research and pinning (obv). we wanted to have ideas on things we wanted to do, without having a set schedule or plan. it was such a beautiful island. the people there are kind and welcoming. the food was sooooo delicious (although afterwards, i needed a break from fried conch!). my favorite part was just […]


Tomorrow we are off to our honeymoon! I am so excited! We’re taking a red eye Saturday evening and will be on the beach by noon on Sunday. It’s my first time to the Caribbean and I haven’t had a real, true beach vacation for in at least 8 years! Yes, I’ve had several trips to beaches in Northern California, San Diego & LA, but it’s never been a sit-in-the-sun-in-your-swimsuit-doing-nothing-but-reading-and-getting-tan kind of thing. I’ve been pinning Cayman Island inspiration and activities and super excited to visit the amazing farmers markets, try yummy restaurants, go snorkeling and and scuba diving and swimming with sting rays (!!), drink beach-y […]

nicaragua trip photo recap!

nicaragua trip photo recap!

hi friends! i wanted to share some photos from our {pretty} quick trip to nicaragua! i had never been to central america and was eager to visit, plus to celebrate luke and renee getting married! we stayed outside of the beautiful beach town of san juan del sur. the trip felt like a beach vacation and jungle adventure all in one. we stayed outside of the main city, so we were high in the mountains and surrounded by lots of greenery. we did get our fair share of awesome beach time every day, whether it was surfing/soaking up the sun at playa maderas, wandering our home’s […]

carry-on packing tips

carry-on packing tips

i’ve become somewhat an expert at packing lightly in the last few years. i used to do a lot of traveling for work and after last summer’s trip to scandenavia and last christmas’ two week trip from SF to LA to Ohio and back, i’ve refined what to pack all within a carry-on. there’s nothing wrong with checking bags, i just have zero patience for waiting around after a flight, nor do i want to pay extra for the bags. it’s also weirdly a great feeling to consolidate what you’re packing into one bag that comes and goes with you on the plane. i’ve had […]