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Last week I visited my hometown of Los Angeles! I went for a friend’s wedding reception and it was my first time back since I moved away a year and half ago. Oh the memories!

My travel uniform: ALL BLACK

Sweatshirt: Adidas Originals (Men’s), Black Leggings: Gap, Shoes: Nike, Big Handbag: Tory Burch

LAXIMG_9129First stop after the airport, Santa Monica Beach!

Outfit:

Sunglasses: Nordstrom BP, Choker: Forever 21, Necklace: Rebecca Minkoff, Purse: Zara, Top: Cotton On, Shorts: Express, Gladiator Sandals: Target

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Had to stop at one of my favorite little cafes in LA, Urth Caffe. Their food tastes so fresh, healthy, and flavorful. I always get their Green Tea Boba Blended drink. So hard to find anywhere else!

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At the Huntington Library and Museum in Pasadena!

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My favorites were the Japanese and Chinese gardens!

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This view tho.

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Visited my old employer in their new digs! God, I love high-rises. I miss downtown LA!

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I missed my girl, Eunice! She was my ride or die bae at work!

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Rocking my new uniform. Aka the “don’t mess with me” look.

Top: Adidas Originals, Pants: Adidas, Shoes: Nike

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Sporty Spice meets DTLA.

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Partied with friends at Exchange LA, one of the top EDM only clubs in LA!

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You know I love my lasers.

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I could NOT leave LA without getting In N Out. I mean, I grew up with this place! The best fast food EVER.

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Last stop, Malibu!

Top: H&M, Pants: Volcom

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Building my dream house. NBD.

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Until next time, LA!

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I Need To Move To Manhattan…Beach

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It’s not everyday that I get a paid holiday at work. In the e-commerce business they are few and far between. So I decided to do something spontaneous for Memorial Day. I went to the beach. It might come as a shock, but I go to the beach at most once a year. I mean I go to Vegas more times than I go to the beach in LA. The beaches here are overcrowded & dirty. The water is cold and parking is never free, if you can even find a space.

But I think I discovered LA’s best kept secret beach: Manhattan Beach. Located just south of LAX, this beach is more peaceful and secluded than the overrun Santa Monica and Venice beaches. You won’t see transients, junkies, or pestering street vendors like you would at the touristy beaches. The multi-million dollar homes along the boardwalk that make up The Strand are breathtaking. Hello dream home! Plus the shops, restaurants, and bars have that Orange County flavor: peaceful, quaint, classy, without being too bougie.

Even though it took my friend and I 45 minutes to find a place to park on this national holiday, there was plenty of room on the sand to tan without constant distractions like you would at the more popular beaches. I would love to move here but as they say, the rent is too damn high! But hey, it’ll always be cheaper than the real Manhattan.