• Disneyland
    Holidays,  Los Angeles,  Travel

    Disney California Adventure for My Birthday

     T-SHIRT: Designed myself  |  JEANS: H&M  |  CARDIGAN: Nordstrom Rack  |  SNEAKERS: Puma  |  FANNY PACK: Primark  |   HAIR BOW: Nordstrom Rack            I finally visited Disney California Adventure recently.  I’ve been wanting to go for so long.  Every time I have been to Disneyland in the past I went to the park with the castle.  I was there last week to have a late birthday celebration.  I decided not to go on my actual birthday because it fell on a Saturday and I was afraid that day would be super crowded.  Also the price was $40 more than the day we went, per person.…

  • Glacier National Park

    A Rainy Day in Glacier National Park

              This is the last post from my trip to the U.S. and Canadian Rockies.  My previous posts were from Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Banff, Waterton Lakes, and Kootenay National Parks.  They are linked, if you want to check them out.  Glacier is the park that we had the worst luck with.  The weather was just pretty bad.  It was chilly, rainy, and foggy.  There were very few breaks in the rain that allowed me to even get out of the car and take photos. Of course, we stopped at all of the pull-offs to look out but I didn’t want to get my camera wet so…

  • Van Gogh Painting
    Holidays,  Los Angeles

    My Birthday at the Getty Center

              The Getty Center is an art museum that I have been wanting to visit.  It’s different from the Getty Villa, which is the same company but a different museum.  I decided to go on my 34th birthday.  I had planned to go to Disneyland but the price was insane for that day and it was going to be very crowded because it’s so close to Halloween.  I’m still going to go to celebrate my birthday, but in a few weeks.  Anyway, I decided to go to the Getty Center as a back up because it’s just something fun that I have been wanting to do.…

  • waterton lakes
    Travel,  Travel Guide

    You Need to Visit Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada

              If Waterton Lakes wasn’t on your “must see” list before, it really should be.  It’s a National Park located in Alberta, Canada.  It’s just north of the American Glacier National Park.  You can actually go over the border from inside the parks sometimes.  The border crossing isn’t always open though.  This park is amazing. It’s a massive lake/lakes, surrounded by mountains.  The lake looks so much like a fjord, but I don’t think it counts as one because it’s fresh water.             We were there for one day, which is enough time to really get a feel for the park,…

  • Me on a bridge

    Marble Canyon, Kootenay National Park

              I must admit, Kootenay National Park was never on my “must see” list until super recently.  I saw a TikTok about this trail and that is what made me want to go.  I was already planning on going to Banff and this park is super close by.  This trail is called Marble Canyon.  It’s a relatively short and easy trail.  What makes Marble Canyon so cool is that it’s really deep and the water is incredibly blue.  The trail criss-crosses over the top of the canyon with bridges and walkways.  It’s a really unique trail.  At the end of the trail is a waterfall.  …

  • Moraine Lake
    Travel,  Travel Guide

    Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

    SWEATER: T.J. Maxx  |  JEANS: H&M  |  SNEAKERS: Puma I was finally able to visit Banff National Park, Canada recently.  I’ve been wanting to go for several years.  It exceeded my expectations and was so amazing.  We spent one day there.  We saw Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, and hiked to Lake Agnes.  I think Moraine lake was my favorite. It’s a bit of a brighter blue than the famous Lake Louise and the mountains surrounding it are just so tall and jagged.  I would have loved to have more time because there were more hikes I wanted to do but we were on a tight schedule.  I would also like…

  • Travel,  Travel Guide

    My Favorite Things at Yellowstone N.P.

    Steamboat Geyser           The Steamboat Geyser was probably my number one favorite thing that I saw at Yellowstone.  It doesn’t erupt at predictable times, like Old Faithful.  You have to get lucky with the timing.  Sometimes it goes years without erupting but it has been happening more frequently lately.  We were lucky enough to be driving past when it was happening.  We heard it from super far away and wanted to check it out.  You could also see it shooting into the sky from the road.  when you get up to it, it is incredibly loud and powerful.  The speed at which the steam was coming…

  • Travel

    A Quick Visit to Grand Teton National Park

              This post is the first of many from my trip to Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and Canada.  I don’t know if this area of the U.S. has a name… Every map I look at seems to call it something different.  I’ll just call it the Rocky Mountain region.  On this trip we (me, my husband, and my dogs) visited Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Glacier, Banff, Waterton Lakes, and Kootenay National Parks.             The first park we visited was Grand Teton.  We were shorted a few hours there because of an issue with the rental car.  We were supposed to spend most of…

  • Heisler Park
    Outfits,  Travel Guide

    Best Spot in Laguna: Heisler Park

    DRESS: By the River  |  BAG: H&M  |  SUNGLASSES: Glik’s  |  SANDALS: Loeffler Randall           Surely I have mentioned this park in the past, because I love it so much.  I’m talking about Heisler Park in Laguna Beach.  It’s pretty much my favorite spot in Laguna.  Obviously, the actual beach is my favorite spot, but I mean aside from that.  It’s an ocean-front park that is based on the cliffs.  There are a few other parks connected to it as well.  What’s so cool about this park is all of the paths and sitting areas.  It’s an amazing spot to chill out and look at the…

  • gazebo in garden

    Back at Niguel Botanical Preserve

    DRESS: DRA Los Angeles (T.J. Maxx)  |  SANDALS: Loeffler Randall  |  BAG: H&M  |  SUNGLASSES: Glik’s  |  EARRINGS: ASOS           I went back to the Niguel Botanical Preserve last weekend.  It’s located in Laguna Niguel, in Orange County.  It’s a beautiful garden that is a part of a public park.  It’s completely free to enter and alway has plenty of parking.  I love visiting gardens so it’s not surprising that I went back.  It’s about an hour away from where I live but I wanted to do something a bit special.  I love this garden because there are so many paths that just spiral up a…