OPI Nail Polish Spring Giveaway!

I'm excited to be doing another giveaway just in time for spring, this time with OPI Nail Polish! OPI is based in Los Angeles and literally the best and only nail polish I wear. Not only is it long lasting with vibrant and unique colors, but their Care Product Line has also increased the strength and look [...]

By | 2017-04-08T09:30:03+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Archive, Home, Reviews and Giveaways|0 Comments

2017 Spring Trends I Love and Loathe

Time for another fashion season! I love springtime because I can wear brighter colors and pastels. It really brings out a lot of color in not just your look but your personality! After looking at the 2017 Fashion Week, here are my favorite spring trends that I love and loathe: Trends I love: Beach Stripes [...]

By | 2017-03-22T13:09:16+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Archive, Fashion, Home|0 Comments

Hot Spot: Carousel Restaurant

I'm Lebanese, so I ventured to Carousel Restaurant in Glendale last week, which makes authentic Middle Eastern cuisine. I have been wanting to try this restaurant since I moved to SoCal in 2010. Seven years later, I finally made it. Yes, I am that far behind in time, but keep in mind I also live [...]

By | 2017-04-15T21:22:28+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Archive, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments

Hot Spot: La Bamba Cuban Restaurant

Whenever I go and visit my friend Nicole and her husband, Fred, in Burbank, I always have to stop at my favorite restaurant: La Bamba. I swear, it's addicting and you will always want to come back for more. I feel like this restaurant doesn't get enough talk and it's worth the drive if you [...]

By | 2017-02-27T22:40:11+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Archive, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments

Salt Cave Body Scrub + Lip Balm Giveaway!

It's time for another contest! This time I am giving away my favorite body scrub and lip balm from Salt Cave Santa Barbara! I first wrote about Salt Cave when I worked as a columnist for the Santa Barbara Sentinel. You can read the full story here. It is 1 of 20 salt caves in the U.S. [...]

By | 2017-03-03T22:20:29+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Archive, Home, Reviews and Giveaways|0 Comments

The Reason I Moved to SoCal and My Daily Oath

I wrote this essay as a pitch for Khloe Kardashian's "Fan Sound Off" awhile back, which allows her followers to write about something that they have gone through in their personal lives or a cultural aspect they are passionate about. I am still waiting to see if it gets published or not, but it explains [...]

By | 2017-02-18T19:24:13+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Archive, Home, Survival Tips|0 Comments

Just Moved to SoCal Playlist

When I first moved to SoCal, I had my high moments but my low moments. There were some days where I wondered if I was going to go through my savings, have no money and go back to Minnesota broke. As I stated in previous posts, it took me 9 months to find a full [...]

By | 2017-02-06T11:04:42+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Archive, Home, Lifestyle, Survival Tips|0 Comments

A Sweet Valentine’s Giveaway!

I adore Valentine's Day and all of the love and mushiness that comes with it. In honor of this special day and since I am so in love with my new SoCal Shuffle design, I am giving away a 6-piece chocolate gift box from my favorite chocolate shop in Santa Barbara (well all of SoCal [...]

By | 2017-02-10T22:11:16+00:00 February 4th, 2017|Archive, Home, Reviews and Giveaways|0 Comments

Don’t Forget: California DMV Checklist

When it came time to register my out-of-state vehicle and get my new California driver's license, I was beyond prepared. I had to go through the California DMV website a few times to make sure I wasn't missing any steps and boy, I am glad I reviewed it a few times! The California DMV in [...]

By | 2017-02-01T20:41:35+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Archive, Home, Survival Tips|0 Comments

Know Your SoCal Lingo

When I first moved to SoCal, it took me about a good year to learn all of the different slang. I also had to retire some of my Midwestern terms, such as exchanging "pop" for "soda" and "semi truck" for "big rig." Before you make your venture out to SoCal, it's important to understand the [...]

By | 2017-01-23T13:18:07+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Archive, Lifestyle, Survival Tips|0 Comments