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The Observatory

I’m an early riser. I love to get up and savor the day before anything has even happened yet- the freshness of a new start, a day scrubbed clean from the events of yesterday, rife with opportunity to be filled with good memories. The morning is my time. And this is one of my favorite…

Abbot Kin(sl)ey

Cute shops, small side streets, and quirky and bright murals? Sounds like my cup of tea…or Abbot Kinney! The lovely Hannah (check her out at practically-imperfect.com) and I had the chance to run around Abbot Kinney and soak up its charm with Tia, an amazing photographer, in outfits from Kinsley. Kinsley is a boutique that…

Welcome to the ‘bu

So, I’m pretty sure that nobody calls Malibu “the ‘bu,” but being from Virginia and all I figure that I’m still enough of a tourist to be able to cheesily call it that. Regardless of what you personally choose to call it, I went there for the first time this past weekend- and, I’m happy…

Into the Ivy

Today’s high was 63. “It was hot today!” they exclaimed. “This is the warmest it’s been in a while,” they chattered. Oh, has my life changed. I used to be able to deal with the cold (well, not entirely—I always complained about how much I hated the chill), but LA has lowered my tolerance to…

Incandescence

There’s something about the light. It seems to stream through the trees like melted butter, gliding through the air and infusing it with a soft, yellow glow. Now, it could just be the romantic in me glorifying my new home.  But, to me, there’s a certain je ne sais qoui in living by the ocean,…

Plovdiv & Sofia

Bulgaria is making a comeback! Especially since Plovdiv was named the European Capital of Culture for 2019 (bet you didn’t know that, huh?), all of the history and vibrancy that has simmered beneath the surface is finally coming to light. We came, we saw, we conquered…that is, “we” being nearly everybody else in the region. Bulgaria…