Gigi Hadid for Reebok #PerfectNever Campaign


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Visiting Hearst Castle


Take a trip outside the city...

Just not too far from Orange County, about a 2-3 hour drive, is the infamous Hearst Castle. Considered a national historic landmark, the 127 acres castle first opened in 1919 (which means it's almost 100 years old-wow!). Although it was not opened to the public at first, it has now become one of the popular places to visit in the Central Coast. I've gone here a couple times before and there was always something new to see with each visit. What's great about this place is that they have multiple tours going on at the same time and you can pick which area of the castle you want to explore. From touring the guest rooms to the actual kitchen to the dining halls and gardens, you can decide what interests you the most and no matter which one you select, each tour ends with the grand finale of the castle's pools (they have both and indoor and outdoor pool) which will surely take your breathe away! From the design details that were thought out for each room - let alone each piece selected - you can't help but to feel quite amazed at all the exquisite work put into creating this wondrous masterpiece. So if you're feeling adventurous, grab a buddy (or two) and plan a day trip to see this place for yourself! 

What excites you more: seeing architecture or landscaping? With Hearst Castle, you get a good dose of both to enjoy. The tour gives you access to see the fine detailing of the architecture as well as a chance to view the floral landscapes. There really is something here for everybody. 

{TRAVEL TIP: Highly recommend to plan ahead and book your tour tickets in advanced.} 

CHECK IT OUT: Hearst Castle, 750 Hearst Castle Rd., San Simeon, CA  93452. Tel: (800) 444-4445. Tickets and tours info here

Fun fact: Lady Gaga was the last to swim in the grand outdoor swimming pool (which is currently under construction) for her latest video. ;) 


{wearing} dress c/o Lulu's from #LulusBeachParty :: vintage jacket :: Vans sneakers (gifted from the boyfriend) :: sunglasses c/o Coach :: Coach backpack (gifted from the boyfriend)

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Fall Fashion Staples


Weather changes...

Now I'm not much into cold weather but, with the SoCal heat wave and drought we're in, I'm all for it. Luckily I got to take a break from it during my recent trip to Seattle (posts to come!) where we got a little taste of fall weather. The leaves were beginning to change colors and hints of autumn were starting to appear. It gave off positive vibes to explore more - walk more - as we made our way through the city. We even randomly took a ride on the Seattle Ferris Wheel - total tourist moment (haha)! They say we travel to not escape from life but for life to not escape from us and they are right. It's about being able to experience things outside your regular routine and opening up your vision to embrace new things. So c'mon and let's find new places to discover!

What are you excited for fall? With 10 degrees of cooler temperatures in Seattle, the city called for light layering and it was fun to be able to put aside my summer wardrobe and enjoy the change in season. 

{TRAVEL TIP: When packing for travel, pick pieces that you can mix and match and create different outfits. It helps to save on luggage space.} 


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Cabana Lounging at Rancho Bernardo Inn


Summer may be ending but my swimsuit begs to differ...

Continuing on from our girls getaway to Rancho Bernardo Inn (previous post HERE), we couldn't help but to check out their a-m-a-z-i-n-g spa pool. I mean, who can resist lounging alongside in this beautiful cabana, right? It screams total vacation mode all-the-way! Since the pool is conveniently located within the beautiful lush gardens of Rancho Bernardo Inn, I wanted to wear something "pool-like" but still comfortable and covered up too. And this Luxe by Lisa Vogel tankini bikini was just the thing! I love that it almost looks like a casual dress and the laser cut details make it extra unique. Plus it's lightweight so it doesn't take up much luggage space. A win-win in my travel book!

Where do you like to go to escape? I've been into staycations lately where you can go on a mini vacation without having to actually travel so far. And surprisingly, even though I've lived in Orange County all my life, there's still so much to explore. Share some of your favorite places in the comments below - would love to hear!

{TRAVEL TIP: Book a spa appointment in advanced to enjoy this exclusive pool.} 

CHECK IT OUT: Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, San Diego, CA 92128. Tel: (866) 329-8743

{WEARING} Luxe by Lisa Vogel "Pandora wrap tankini" set c/o Swim Spot ($124 HERE) :: sunglasses c/o ZeroUV :: Marc Jacobs handbag (gifted from the boyfriend)

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