Photography in Los Angeles: Part III – The LA Arts District

Going to the Arts District in LA was so much fun! It was different from what I was expecting but the street art was beautiful and made for unique backgrounds to my photos. I ended up getting to the Arts District at 8 AM on a Sunday because I wanted to avoid crowds and the heat. Good news: no one is there at 8 AM on a Sunday so it left for a lot of time to get great photos. Continue reading “Photography in Los Angeles: Part III – The LA Arts District”

Photography in Los Angeles: Part II – The Venice Canals

As I mentioned in Photography in Los Angeles: Part I, Los Angeles has some amazing photography locations. Venice Beach in particular has so much to offer, but I finally made it to the Venice Beach canals which are so adorable! They aren’t quite as spectacular as the Venice canals in Italy but they are pretty. Have a walk down the canals and take it all in. I was there during the day but I would imagine it is quite romantic at dusk. Continue reading “Photography in Los Angeles: Part II – The Venice Canals”

Photography in Los Angeles: Part I – Venice Beach

When you have a three day weekend in Orange County, you have to go to Los Angeles to sneak in some photography. For those of you unfamiliar with Southern California geography,  Los Angeles is about thirty miles from Orange County. Getting to LA is a completely different story.  Traffic can be unbearable so if you plan to go shoot at some popular locations, set your alarm early! Continue reading “Photography in Los Angeles: Part I – Venice Beach”

Microdermabrasion: An Honest Review

After receiving such great advice from the dermatologist I spoke about last week, I decided that I had to make an appointment for microdermabrasion. I did some research before going in so I knew what I was up against. Continue reading “Microdermabrasion: An Honest Review”

Secrets from a Dermatologist: How a Night out with Friends Gave me Hope for Perfect Skin

I’m a little crazy when it comes to skincare. When I say a little I really mean incredibly. Before I fall asleep at night I am pinning on Pinterest like a little fiend. I love learning about the best foods to eat for healthy skin, skin care tips, new products on the market, etc. What I also love is unbiased information from experts. I enjoy going to the dermatologist but can’t help but feel a little swayed by their ulterior motives.  Over the weekend a friend and I were out having drinks and she made friends with a dermatologist from LA. Continue reading “Secrets from a Dermatologist: How a Night out with Friends Gave me Hope for Perfect Skin”

Black Leather Jacket: Always a Classic

A black leather jacket is the ultimate closet staple. A white tee, skinny jeans, and a cute pair of booties is one of my favorite outfits to wear. I went to Nordstrom Rack the other day and picked up this bad boy for $17! I almost fell over. Yes, it is two sizes too small but I couldn’t pass it up. If I have to do the Chris Farley “fat guy in a little coat” dance every time I put it on so be it. Continue reading “Black Leather Jacket: Always a Classic”

Collagen Protein – My New Best Friend

I’ve heard a lot of positive things about collagen lately. It seems like every celebrity has endorsed it and raves about all its anti-aging benefits. I spent a lot of time researching collagen proteins and came across Dr. Kellyann’s Slim Collagen Shake. I tried it for 21 days and fell in love. Each morning I make a shake with her grass fed protein powder and feel amazing. I have been eating low carb, so I love that the powder only has 2 net carbs per serving. Continue reading “Collagen Protein – My New Best Friend”