my current travel wishlist.

Since it’s summer, and I’m not in school – I’m dreaming of traveling somewhere far away. I haven’t been anywhere for this summer break… YET. Except Los Angeles, but that doesn’t count because I’m from there, and that’s where my family is! I am always visiting LA every few months.

Here are some of my top picks, of places I’m dying to visit at the moment. None of these will be out of the country because my boyfriend needs to renew his passport (and it’s taking him FOREVER TO DO- UGH!)

 

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA.

I’ve been DYING to visit Charleston for years and years. My grandmother is actually from South Carolina, but has lived in California for over 30 years. I’m most interested in seeing what the South has to offer: eating seafood & southern comfort food, seeing the historical sites, beautiful Southern homes with wrap-around-porches, and the amazing Spanish moss that grows on trees. I love the idea of sipping sweet tea, strolling the beautiful downtown area! Also, seeing my grandma’s home state would be amazing!

cc4fd31423f4c8c5692d5ca1658c5986ef85e1cee9cd2843Charleston

I already have a long list of places I want to see, eat, and visit. I hope to go here soon. Crossing my fingers.

 

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA.

Savannah! Also in the South, known for their food, beautiful scenery, and history! I have heard nothing but good things about this city. I have been dying to go here as well! If I ever get to Charleston, I’m making the drive to Savannah (it’s not that far). I am so interested in seeing the beautiful old plantation homes, and learning more about them.

savannah-891648_960_720Plantation

 

BAR HARBOR & PORTLAND, MAINE.

I have never really explored the East Coast before. I have been wanting to go to Maine, for a long time. I actually want to go during the summer months and the Autumn months. Autumn is my favorite season, I’ve seen pictures of all the beautiful trees changing colors- SO stunning! But I can only imagine what it would look like in person. Not only am I going for the beautiful scenery (which is a huge part of it) but for the SEAFOOD! Eating a lobster roll from Maine is on my wishlist! I want delicious, fresh seafood all day! Another thing I’m looking forward to, is seeing some light houses. I just think it’s such a picturesque place, so I hope to visit soon.

Portland-Lighthouse2Y9C8878-1-1portland-maine

 

CAPE COD, MASSACHUSETTS. 

Another beautiful place by the sea. I’m drawn to water, it’s perfect for a relaxing vacation. It has quaint little shops and restaurants. Cape Cod is known for their cute cottages, which I’m in love with. I definitely want to explore this area! Cape Cod compromises of 15 towns (I didn’t know this!) Bourne, Sandwich, Falmouth, Mashpee, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Harwich, Dennis, Brewster, Chatham, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown. I’m sure there is A LOT to see and do in each town. I mean, just look at these pictures….

Light house on Cape Cod, MA. USAhome-cape-cod-harbourd616076db4ba0f648383397bcb5a5eb7

 

So these are my top places I want to visit. Of course I have tons and tons of other places, but these are the ones I want to go to within the next year! What are some of  your places you want to see/visit? Have you been to any of the ones I’ve mentioned?- if so, how did you like it?

xo

 

*none of these photos are mine. I got them off of google.

review: marc jacobs glow stick.

I’m so excited for this post! Influenster sent out Marc Jacobs Glow Sticks, that are to DIE for. I am a huge fan of Marc Jacobs & his beauty line (amazing products) so I was very excited when Influenster generously sent me this box.

Ck8p67KUUAEmDSK

First off, the packaging…. is just so BEAUTIFUL! Sleek, simple, classic. I can’t get over how good the quality is. Easy to use, all you have to do is take the top off and twist for the product to come up.

Ck8p67KUkAA4YTu Ck8p6_4UkAA1zgC

You can put the product on directly, or use a brush/beauty blender for a more natural finish. Put it on your cupids bow, bridge of your nose, your eyebrow bone and/or on top of your cheekbones for a beautiful glow! In the pictures below I put it on my arm & hand to show the beautiful product.

Ck8jW12XIAA9V8UCk8p69nVEAAUvMi

I absolutely love the color, it’s a beautiful pearl finish with gold and silver pigments. I cannot wait to use this for a date night, and add a little touch of glamour for my everyday makeup look! I’ve tried a ton of highlighters/illuminators & this is by far my favorite! Thank you influenster & Marc Jacobs for this beautiful glow stick. I approve!

 

*this product was sent to me complimentary for testing/reviewing purposes from Influenster.

summer break reading list.

Hey everyone!

As I’ve said in a previous post, I’m not taking any summer classes… which is so exciting! That means I get to do whatever I want until I start school in August. I have a whole list of books I want to read. I’ve been collecting these books over the last couple months, but wasn’t able to read any during Spring semester because I was too busy. So NOW is the time to jump right in and spend my days reading.

  1. The Widow’s Guide to Sex and Dating by Carole Radziwill

16173096

I’m a HUGE fan of Carole’s work, I actually started reading this a few weeks ago. This will be the first one I want to finish.

2. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

whered-you-go-bernadette

3. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

15507958

Sooo excited for this one. Haven’t seen the movie YET, but I will soon! I don’t mind watching the movie first before reading the book.

4. First Comes Love by Emily Giffin

book-zoom-527609f6-2d9c-4d4d-8c4b-9370d07c4358

SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK! Emily Giffin is one of my favorite authors, and I have read all her other books. I pre-ordered this book, as it comes out later this June! Can’t wait to get it in the mail!

5. Paris in Love by Eloisa James

12958655

 

6. Threats by Amelia Gray

61LAb7pj3hL._SX330_BO1,204,203,200_

7. Wild by Cheryl Strayed

wildjpg-b08786594708d9fd

I’ve seen this movie & absolutely LOVED it. Amazing, so I know the book will be just as great!

 

If you have any good book recommendations I’d love to know! I hope you all have a great day.

 

xo

kitchen inspiration: wishlist.

Hello, and happy June 1st! I thought it would be fun to show you guys some of the things I’m eyeing for my kitchen… not buying yet because I have to save up $$$.

I live in an apartment, and it’s big enough for kitchen table, but for some reason we don’t have one. It’s super annoying eating dinner on the floor, or sitting on a couch (ugh). BUT I found an amazing one from Crate & Barrel and although it’s a little pricey, I don’t want to settle for anything else. My heart is set on this table & cute chairs.

French Kitchen Table found here.

Also, I’d want the same chairs, found on the same link as above.

FrenchKitchenTableSC10

Next, I’ve been DYING for my very own espresso machine. I’ve been doing some research, and the good quality ones are NOT cheap. You can easily spend over $500 on a good espresso machine. But here is the one I think is beautiful. You can find it here.

breville-barista-espresso-machine

I love Anthropologie everything and anything! Their kitchenware is always fun and quirky! I love these dinner plates! How fun would these be to eat off of? You can find them here.

21212873_095_b10

Also, add these to my list. I’m a sucker for anything pink and romantic/whimsical! Find them here.

E38811295_066_b

I’m in need of a cheese board! Look how cute this one is! Find it on anthropologie.com (sorry the link wouldn’t work). It is called Sissinghurst Castle Cheese Board.

L38475422_095_b2

 

I hope you all have a wonderful day! I’m officially on Summer break! This is the first time I’m not taking summer classes & I couldn’t be more excited!! Time to relax, read books, watch t.v. and do absolutely nothing!

 

xo