BEACHIN’ IN VENICE

Hey Guys! Hope you are enjoying the new platform for the blog. I picked up this yellow tunic dress from forever21 and decided to enjoy a weekend in Venice (No, not Italy). I had a great time with my girlfriends. I also got this retro suit from forever21. Happy Monday!

“Of course, I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.”
– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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With Love from Cancun

Hello, guys! I wanted to share my Cancun trip diary with you. One of my loveliest friend Mariah Howell, also the designer of Phlo by Mariah decided to have her birthday party this year in Cancun, Mexico and my was it one of the best decisions ever. We had the time of our lives. We called it our version of “waiting to exhale”.  Our goal this year is to travel quite often and we are starting the year with a bang. This was my first time in Mexico and I couldn’t have been more excited. First off, the weather was spectacular all weekend and we got to frolic around in our bathing suits all weekend. Cancun wowed me in a plethora of ways. The beaches were crystal clear and vibrant! The tacos are authentic and the people were so kind.  The nightlife was spectacular! I had the time of my life because we didn’t have any expectations. There were no preconceptions. We just wanted to eat good food, dance the nights away and make new friends. I also got to practice my spanish, which was fantastic. One of my goals this year is to speak spanish fluently by December. We chatted, laughed till our stomach hurts, ate till we passed out and danced like no on was watching (actually everyone was watching! haha).  It was literally paradise and we made memories to last a lifetime. There is nothing more powerful and healing than when women get together to support one another.

All the best,
Niké

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
Katherine Mansfield

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MY BEACH IS BETTER

Happy Memorial Day Weekend Lovelies!
I couldn’t wait to wear my new bikini! I’ve been on a hunt to find the perfect bikini for the summer and I found this H&M little number. I decided to spend my weekend at the beach although it’s still quite gloomy but I have faith that our sunny weather is on the horizon. Immense gratitude for the freedom we enjoy in this country, for opportunities to flourish, and for the security of our land. Thank you for those brave souls like my brother who have served in the armed services of our country, risking their lives for our liberty. Have a fantastic rest of your weekend.

Xx

Photography by: http://www.batesimaging.com

New Day, New Coffee Shop

Hello Guys,
To know me is to know that I’m addicted to coffee. I literally have to drink a cup of coffee within the first thirty minutes of waking up or I’ll have a migraine for the rest of the day. Therefore, Im eternally searching for a new coffee shop with stronger coffee and better ambiance. Today, Nicolas (of course he took lovely pics of me as per usual) and I visited Dinosaur Coffee located in Silverlake. Needless to say, it quickly became one of my favorite new hidden gems. Not only is their almond latte the strongest I’ve ever had, they have lots of natural light, plenty of seating, and free wifi and impeccable customer service. Being a new Silverlake resident this one is great and I know I’ll be back several times.

XO

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