LA Trip ♡

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I decided to go to LA for a couple days to get away from New York and also visit a very close friend of mine. Here are a few photos of my trip/places I recommend for you to go ♡ For all you foodies, this one is here for you. I went a bit wild with the food this time. hehe

 

Melrose Trading Post ♡

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Meet one of my closest friends Victoria ♡ She is currently living in LA and I am so happy I got to visit her and have her show me around. Thank you for everything Vic, love u.

The Melrose Trading Post is like the LA version of the Brooklyn Flea Market (but better).

I bought the shades I am wearing in the photo at The Melrose Trading Post. Aren’t they so cute? 🙂

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They had the cutest little stands/tents. Look at this cute little van too ♡ I enjoy going to flea markets and I think The Melrose Trading Post is one of my favorite flea markets I have been too.

 

Gracias Madre ♡

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Vic took me to the cutest Organic/Vegan Mexican restaurant called Gracias Madre. Which is the sister restaurant of Cafe Gratitude (which I didn’t get the chance to go to this time).

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I had a yummy Michelada 😛

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Gracias Madre serves farm fresh, locally sourced, organic and vegan food. If you have the chance to go, you gotta go 🙂

Malibu♡

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I have never had the chance to visit Malibu!! So happy I got to visit this time. It was such a peaceful, quiet place.

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Happy I got to spend time by the beach ♡

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For those of you who saw my instagram story saw that I was looking for the Grace & Frankie house there. I was never able to find it 😦 but apparently the house is located in Malibu. If you are able to go and find it, let me know! 🙂

Little Tokyo♡

Little Tokyo is such a fun place to go to for yummy Japanese food and also for Japanese snacks, face masks and more 😀

Here are two restaurants we went to, I recommend both. 😀

Chinchikurin (Okonomiyaki/Takoyaki)

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Marugame Monzo (Udon)

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I decided to be a little adventurous and I tried the udon carbonaro (a combination of Japanese and Italian food). I guess if I were a food i’d be udon carbonara….? lol I wouldn’t mind 😛 It was sooo good. I know it sounds weird but it was sooo creamy and full of flavor.

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For the other half of my trip I stayed with my friends Aaron and Eilidh and they were kind enough to show us around and drive us around. Unfortunately, we only took this photo of us together. Thank you for everything Aaron and Eilidh!!

Runyon Canyon♡

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I have always wanted to go to Runyon Canyon. Yes, this is the very famous hiking spot where you can spot lots of celebrities. (No we didn’t see any this time lol).

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Runyon is such a beautiful place to go to get a little exercise in. LA is great because you are still in a city but can be immersed in nature in just a few minutes.

Also, if you are looking for a place to get a good view of LA…Runyon is the place 🙂

 

My Little Dumpling ♡

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Vic took me to the cutest Dim Sum Restaurant. The photos speak for itself.

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This is the perfect place to go for an intimate dinner with drinks and plates to share with friends.

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We later had gelato at Gelateria Uli, it is walking distance from My Little Dumpling. So if you are looking for a good gelateria with unique flavors this is the place to go. I had the thai iced tea and lavender.

I met with so many other friends that I didn’t get to take any photos with or of 😦

During this trip I felt really loved and made so many great memories.

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Thankful for life, my friends, for Peri Chan, for being able to travel, to make new experiences and also for you. Thank you for reading this blog post all the way through.♡

 What places do you recommend I go the next time I am in LA?

Let me know 🙂

With lots and lots and lots of love,

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Mexico ♡

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I had the great opportunity to go to Mexico over Spring Break ♡

Felipe and I visited Playa Del Carmen and Tulum, I wanted to share a few photos from our trip.

 

Playa Del Carmen

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We enjoyed the beach so much!! ahh I miss it.

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mmmm just looking at this mango makes my mouth water.

IMG_E1437IMG_E1313We enjoyed walking around and looking at the beautiful architecture, we ate lots and lots of tortas and tacos and mangos. yum yum yum.

 

We found many cute coffee shops and cafes here were my top two favorites:

Que Huevos-

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Fresco Habito-

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These smoothie bowls were so yummy

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Xpu Há Beach

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I didn’t get to take too many photos of Xpu Há beach, but if you ever have the chance to go to Playa Del Carmen, please go visit Xpu Há.

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Mayan Ruins Tulum

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We went to go visit the Mayan Ruins in Tulum!

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It is crazy to think that human sacrifices were done here! This was my second time here but it is always so much fun going here.

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There were so many cute iguanas

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We had a lovely time!

 

 

Tulum

 

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Felipe & I spontaneously decided to stay in Tulum for a few nights!

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We stayed at a very cute hotel in Tulum called El Posado Del Sol

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I fell in love with Tulum, next time I would love to go back and stay in Tulum for a longer time.

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yummy fruits 🙂

MAMASAN

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We biked to this really cute rooftop bar/restaurant in Tulum called Mamasan. If you ever go to Tulum, I really recommend going to this place. The drinks were so yummy.

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We had such a great time and maybe we biked back a little tipsy haha

 

Cenote Azul

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On our last day we went to a beautiful Cenote, the water was crystal clear!!

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Look at the water it’s so beautiful!!!

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So thankful for my time in Mexico, we enjoyed it so much.

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See you soon Mexicoooo ♡

with so much love,

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Krabi, Thailand ♡

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Krabi is located on the west coast of Southern Thailand. Surrounded by beautiful beaches, yummy food, and friendly people.

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The beach closest to our airbnb was so beautiful, this beach was called Ao Nang.

Railay Beach

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We went on taxi boat’s to beaches nearby like Railay Beach for about 300 baht ($3) !!

Railay Beach was about 10 minutes away from Ao Nang.

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This is Railay Beach! I cannot believe this is where I swam a few weeks ago. It makes me wanna cry. I miss it so much.

 

Tiger Cave Temple

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We rented a scooter to go see the Tiger Cave Temple.We had no idea that we were in for the workout of our lives.

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To get to the Tiger Cave Temple, you have to go up 1,237 steps. This may not sound like a lot but they were very very steep steps. Let me tell you, it was painful. Very painful.

IMG_4971The view was beautiful but I have to admit my legs were shaking on the way down. haha

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Although, I was in so much pain, the 1,237 steps (I cannot believe I am saying this) were worth it.

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On our way down we were greeted by cute little monkeys.

 Islands Day Tour

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In Thailand there are many day trip tours, we went on an a four island tour to Pi-Leh Lagoon, Phi Phi Island, Monkey Island and I don’t remember the name.

 

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Lion & Shark

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I found the cutest cafe in Ao Nang. Where they sell yummy smoothie bowls.

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There was a point where we went to this place for breakfast almost every morning.

 

yummy yummy yummy yummy yummy

 

Awh, I hope to go back again soon. I really enjoyed it. Thank you Lion & Shark ♡

 

Food in Ao Nang

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We had such amazing crab by the beach. This literally took us such a long time to eat but it was so worth. The spices in Thailand were delicious.

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Thai Spicy Soup and Prawns.

Thai Curry and Pad Thai mmmm

Elephants ♡

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We were able to ride the elephants, but we felt a little sad because it seemed like the animals were very mistreated 😦 stop animal cruelty please.

 

Other than that we had such an amazing time, thank you Thailand 🙂

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Can’t wait to go back again soon!

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With so much love,

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Top 5 Places On My Travel Wish List After Attending The Boston Globe Travel Show ♡

Recently, I had the opportunity of attending The Boston Globe Travel Show. For those of you who have never attended a travel show it is basically any travel lovers dream place to be. There are many different travel agencies and experts on places around the world and they give you suggestions on where you should go. Although I have a huge list of places I would love to visit around the world these are my top 5 places i’d like to visit (in no specific order).

  1. Phuket, Thailand

phuket-thailandThere are many places I’d like to visit in Thailand but one place I would like to visit specifically is Phuket, Thailand. Look at how amazing this beach is! I learned that the beach is beautiful there, lots of opportunities to go day hiking, you can go see the Big Buddha and other temples, and the food is apparently amazing.

2.Havana, Cuba

shutterstock_328481705.jpgEvery time I look into a place to go most of the time pictures are what capture my interest. Pictures help you imagine where you can be. As I have been researching more and more about Cuba my desire to visit has grown.  There are many historical monuments to see in Havana. I learned that the food, beach, and architect is something worth seeing.

3. Malaysia

tun-sakaran-marine-park.jpgOne place I really would love love to go one day is the Tun Sakaran Marine Park, Semporna in Malaysia. Which is a Marine Park located on the East Coast of Sabah, Malaysia. As you can tell I love the ocean and so Malaysia is one place that I would really really love to go one day.

4. India

taj-mahal-clouds.640x320.jpgIndia has been on my list for quite a few years. I always hear about India. I would love to visit the Taj Mahal and try the food. This may be a little random but a dream of mine one day is to visit one of the orphanages Mother Teresa built in Kolkata and volunteer there.

5. Africa

africa-cruise-safariLastly, a place that has always been on my list is Africa. I would love to visit the safaris in Africa and go to Cape Town. I know I may be a little scared at first but I would love to see the wildlife up close.

Thank you again to The Boston Globe for inviting me to attend the Boston Globe Travel Show, it has definitely inspired me to start planning my next few travels.

These are my top 5 places i’d like to go, what are your top 5? Let me know.

With so much love,

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12 travel necessities ♡

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Hey Guys 🙂 guess who is in Florida this week for Spring Break?!? yes, me!!!! While I was on the airplane traveling today I was thinking about how I bring so many things on the airplane. I decided to make a list of my traveling essentials.

1. Water– water is so important when you’re traveling for various reasons. The air in the plane can tend to make you feel really dry. Water helps hydrate not only the inside of your body but it helps hydrate your skin as well. Traveling for long hours can cause fatigue in your body but drinking water can help eliminate fatigue. Drinking water on the airplane can also help you stop feeling nauseous for those of you who tend to feel nauseous on airplanes. I would recommend buying a big water bottle before boarding on to your flight.

2. Chapstick- Due to the air being so dry in the airplane, I like to bring chapstick with me to help keep my lips hydrated and moist throughout my flight.

3. Headphones- Sitting on an airplane inches away from strangers can be a little strange at times. It’s nice to carry headphones with you so you can go into your own little world wether its to watch a movie or listen to music.

4. Hand Lotion- I like to bring lotion on the plane with me because my hands to get really dry. In my opinion applying lotion to my skin makes me feel refreshed and smelling clean.

5. Book/Magazine- Depending on where you’re going flights can feel awfully long. A great way to lose track of time is to bring a novel you like and just enjoy going into a new world with what you’re reading.

6. Fruits & Nuts- People know me as the girl who carries fruits with me wherever I go and that definitely does not stop when I travel.  I don’t know about you but I get hungry at random times while traveling and I don’t necessarily love airplane food so I like to bring some fruits and nuts in my bag.

7. Camera- Traveling around the world can create lots of memories that you want to remember forever.I love capturing those moments through photos and looking back at sweet memories.

8. Notebook- I like to bring a notebook with me when I travel why because I  really inspired to write when I travel. I get so moved by the people I meet and the new cultures that I get to experience.

9. Gum-  Carrying a pack of gum or mints is an essential while traveling, due to just feeling groggy and gross when you travel sometimes it is nice to feel refreshed with some minty gum.

10. Cardigan/sweater- It can get really cold on airplanes and I get cold very easily and so I always bring an extra cardigan or sweater with me when I travel.

11. Ipod-  I actually like to make playlists when I travel or just focus on a certain artist and listen to them on repeat over and over again. Many songs that I listen to remind me of certain places I have travelled to because I had listened to that specific song at the time I visited the certain place.

12. Makeup Bag- I carry a small makeup pouch with me and I also put my toothbrush in this bag as well. I remember wise words from a lady that I know who is a pilot telling me (while she was putting lipstick on) “You never know who’s watching” that is very true. Now that doesn’t mean I get all dolled up but I like to touch up my face here and there with all the drools and naps that I take on planes haha (not really. but really 😉 )

What are some of your travel necessities?

with so much love,

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