TRAVELS

Monday Funday?

Today was a very productive day. I woke up relatively early, and that is perhaps why I accomplished much more. I'm not a morning person; I'll lay in bed for as long as I possibly can. I went to two new places I've never been today, Cafe Midi and Graffiti. La Brea blvd is becoming a hot destination for shops and eateries. I loved that I could have lunch on the sidewalk (just like in Paris) and then walk into American Rag to do a bit of shopping, and then skip over to Graffiti for some coffee and down time. I enjoyed both places and thought that both environments were quite fun. What are some of your fav LA hangout spots? XO





Iphone Case // Milkyway Cases
Sunnies // Celine




Jungsters day out

Finally got to visit the Anaheim Packing District with my lovely sister yesterday! As you know, I love me some food haha.. This place has such a great selection of food and sweet treats. It's a beautiful little hipster hang out. While so many of the places enticed us, we chose to have our lunch at The Kroft. I was very satisfied with their take on American comfort food. In an effort to save room in my belly so that I could try more goodies, my sister and I shared the short rib melt, the garlic fries and a cucumber mint lemonade. It was all delicious! I stunk of garlic for the rest of the day, but it was worth it. I wanted to try a crepe from Crepe Coop as well, but sadly after my meal, I was so stuffed. We couldn't leave however without trying Popbar! The line for this place remained long the entire time we spent there. I got watermelon half dipped in white chocolate with almonds and Jess got pistachio with milk chocolate and almonds. We were overwhelmed with all the flavors. I wanted to try them all. Jess and I liked the watermelon better than the pistachio, but still both were good. Can't wait to go back and treat myself to more deliciousness... XO


Meet my adorable nephew Everett ^



 Everett wants some ice cream :) He is just the cutest!










Japan part deux

Tokyo is very vibrant and alive. In a sense, it reminds me of New York, it too delivers the hustle and bustle of a real city. Skyscrapers, lit up signs, crowded metros, large parks, businessmen everywhere and the smell of cigarettes, make it a true metropolis. There are so many little cities within one big city, if that makes any sense. Every little area has it's own energy! It's easy to visit them all, as the main form of transportation is by train, which I loved. As far as culture goes, the Japanese are very polite, or at least it seams that way. Everything is very neat and compact. The Japanese work really hard. I suppose the Japanese have to grow up very quickly and it is perhaps for that reason that on their off time they indulge in games and childish activities. It was surprising to me to see small children riding the metro without any supervision. Many people stay out very late, and get very drunk. I barely saw any homeless people. 
I thought the best part about Japan would be the food. However, it was difficult for me to enjoy the Japanese cuisine, normally it's my favorite! However during my trip, my stomach was very sensitive.. I'm not sure if the places I chose to eat at, had any involvement or perhaps my jet lag but it was a little disappointing for me. I thought I would have the best sushi and the most amazing BBQ and ramen. I can't honestly say that I fell in love with anything I ate there. Yoshinoya in Japan is quite good and let me say that it's a million times better in Japan. I did enjoy eating the small rice sandwiches sold at the 7/elevens and Lawson stores.  Anyways here are some photos I took... Enjoy! XO
Akihabara
Gachapon! 
Pachinko, a form of gambling in Japan.
The famous Shibuya Crossing seen from the Starbucks.
Tokyo Tower
Red light district
Sensoji temple
Entrance to Harajuku town

Little shop in Harajuku/ They love their crepes! 


Sweet Sakura Girl

Hey there LA, I'm back!!!!
It's been a crazy jam packed two weeks! I'm sorry I've been such a bad blogger. I haven't had a moment of rest and now I'm getting sick.. After Coachella, I've lost my voice and my sinuses are a mess! I'm taking the next two sick days to fill you in on all my recent adventures. Japan was a beautiful sight to see and Coachella was a blast, but I'm glad to be home!
Anyways lets get on with it.. JAPAN, OH JAPAN and it's gardens! We were so lucky to catch the end of cherry blossom season. It was almost magical; the delicate blossoms blanket the city with a beautiful shade of soft pink. The Japanese believe the Sakura to be a symbolization of life. The short blossoming season suggests that life is short. The gardens were probably my favorite part of my visit. It was so lovely and peaceful. XO




Dress // Forever 21
Jacket // H&M
Booties // Chinese Laundry

These photos were taken at the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.