Birthday Wishes

Hi Loves!

Yesterday was my birthday and I celebrated lots of sweets! I just wanted to share a few pictures with you.


One of my favorite bakeries in LA is Bottega Louie.  Everything is beautiful, from the pastries tot he packaging, and of course they are delicious too!  Bottega is no secret, but if you're visiting LA, I highly recommend stopping by.  If you have time for lunch, I'm also partial to the portabello fries and oricchiette pasta :)

My favorite macaron flavors are the rose, vanilla, and strawberry.  Do you love macarons too? This year I'm wishing  for a successful year at work, and time to blog more and to be able to connect with each of you! Thank you for all the sweet birthday wishes.  I love you all so much!

stay gold,




Wealth & Wellness

Happy 2016!

As we kick off the new year, I'm sitting here wondering what my resolutions are going to be, and I keep on coming back to two themes: wealth and wellness.  I wanted to share with you how I plan to achieve both in the coming year!

At first glance, accumulating wealth might seem like a shallow, materialistic goal to have for the year.  But I don't think there's anything wrong with wanting to be financially secure.  As a young woman in my mid-twenties, it's important to me that I start saving for the really big things (no, not Louboutins haha).  Things like buying a house, purchasing a new car, and paying off my law school loans isn't going to happen overnight.  It requires planning and patience.  This year I'm being proactive, and looking for ways to save and invest my dollar.

For example, I'm refinancing my student loans into a much lower fixed rate.   After looking at all my options, I found the best plan for me and as a result, I should save A LOT.  I know we often shy away from talking money, but I'm super excited for this really big adult decision I've made that will help me in the long run.  (Psst e-mail me if you might be interested, I'll connect you with my banker).  I'm also opening my 401K and maybe an IRA.  I feel like I'm really adulting!  

I think saving and investing are invaluable skills, and I hope that some of my fellow girl bosses will consider making some major financial moves this year. Wealth is not just about money, it's about peace of mind.  So here's to spending less and saving more!  And also, hustling hard, and making more.  I hope that this year I can connect with all of my readers, and we can help each other's dreams come true.

Every year I also set a goal to improve my wellness.  This year, because work has been taking over my life and keeping me out of the gym, I don't have super lofty fitness goals.  I just want to make it to my mat and practice yoga 3x a week.  That's all.  I believe in setting achievable goals that make me feel good, rather than pushing myself too hard and being disappointed. On the weekends, I'm going to try and make sure I do something active.  

Despite my lack of time, I'm hoping to be able to cook more at home, planning to pack my lunch most of the time.  In this next year, I hope to share more recipes on the blog with you guys.  Look for some towards the end of the month! 

What are your goals for the year?  Share them with me!  Can I help you achieve them?  I love each of you so much and hope I can blog more this year so we can share our adventures together!

stay gold,


Happy Mother's Day!

Hi Everyone!

This weekend I'm taking to celebrate the most important woman in my life, my mama! She's all kinds of amazing and I could go on for days about her incredible strength, top-chef abilities,  or her gorgeous looks but I won't brag too much right now.  I thought I'd share some of my favorite ways to celebrate Mother's Day--just in case you haven't booked brunch yet.

My gorgeous mommy, circa 1985-ish.

My gorgeous mommy, circa 1985-ish.

1.  A Photo Book

I love taking pictures!  But in the age of instagram and iphoto...I noticed that I hardly ever print them out anymore.  It's time to change that! You can easily put together a beautiful photo book on Shutterfly, and I bet it's something Mom will cherish forever.  If you send me your e-mail, I can send you a referral code for a free book!


2. Breakfast in Bed

My favorite meal of the day (if you can't tell from my instagram) is breakfast.  I love the smell of fresh coffee in the morning!  Make mom truly feel like a queen and bring her breakfast in bed, complete with a sweet note.  It can be as simple as picking up her favorite donuts, or as fancy as making your own eggs benedict (try this recipe from sweet paul magazine).  Cozy up and have a relaxing morning together.


3. A Love Letter

Every year, I make it a point to sit down and share with my mom why I love her so much, and how thankful I am for everything she has done for me.  Moms are pretty amazing people! It's a sweet and simple gesture, but trust me, it won't go unnoticed.  As always, I use Sugar Paper stationary!


I hope that you & your mama have a beautiful weekend together!  I'd love to see what you're doing together--so tweet me, tag me, anything!

stay gold,