Thursday, January 28, 2016

Down by the Marina


♫ Houndmouth- Sedona ♫

Study break at Naples enjoying some Vitamin D :)

My fave Coffee Bean drink:  iced  apricot ceylon tea, sunnies, and Yoins bag

Summery Winter

Palm tree life


One of my favorite chill spots for kayaking: Naples Canals


                                         More of these AMAZING watercolor sunsets



Twinkling lights in my cozy room




Quickie snapshots of my busy week, I'm so glad it's finally Thursday though..seriously looking forward to the weekend!! Not sure what I have planned yet but all I want to do is relax, take a random drive somewhere, and maybe go on a hike with friends. Stay tuned for some pics! 

Hope you guys are doing good, happy weekend!


x
StephC

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Brass Lamp












The Brass Lamp is a fairly new spot in downtown Long Beach. It's pretty awesome because it sort of has a "speakeasy" vibe to it. It is hidden, dim, artsy, chill, and  it's never unpleasantly crowded.  When I first went back in December I have to admit I got pretty lost trying to find it on my google maps, when in fact I was standing right in front of the building it was located at, but there were no name or signs on the outside. It is located  downstairs  inside a jewelry building with different rooms and suites....random I know. What first brought my attention to The Brass Lamp was that it is pretty much a combination of a wine bar/cafe/bookstore/chocolate store. They have live music on Fridays and the weekends and it's even a perfect study spot. There are different decorated rooms with comfy couches for groups of friends and board games to play while catching up and sipping on wine and coffee.  I mean how much more awesome can that get?  The customer service is great and so is the food! I love their grilled cheese sandwich with tomato sauce and their chai tea! My friends got the flat bread and the spicy mocha, which apparently was delicious too. We also got free chocolate samples from Romeo Chocolates, a small up -and- coming chocolate company found in Long Beach, which are only available at The Brass Lamp. It has quickly become one of my favorite spots in the downtown LB area. 



x
StephC



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Sunday, January 24, 2016

January Travel Looks- California Edition


1. Downtown LA (source)


January 2016



MANGO long sleeve shirt, $13 / Chicwish grey coat / Paige Denim jeans, $370 / Acne Studios black leather boots / 3 1 Phillip Lim black purse / Janessa Leone floppy hat / Uncommon tech accessory / Illesteva retro sunglasses / Bandana headband / Diptyque home decor / Diptyque candles candleholder / OKA silk flower, $31


2. Abbot Kinney, Venice Beach (source)



Cafe Lounging





LE3NO maxi cardigan / H&M ripped skinny jeans, $43 / Superga sneaker / Madewell leather shoulder bag / Gorjana ring / Plaid shawl / Janessa Leone round hat, $100 / Illesteva tortoise shell sunglasses / Wood side table / Garden planter / CB2 home decor / Sapota black and white mug / Izola candles candleholder



3. Seal Beach, OC (source)





Making 2016 Plans





Long sleeve open front cardigan / Drapey top / American eagle outfitters jeans / Dolce Vita block heel boots / Zara brown shoulder bag / Geometric jewelry / Aigle beach shawl / Illesteva black round sunglasses / Casetify slim iphone case / Kate spade home decor / Fountain office accessory


4. Downtown San Diego (source)




Granola Date




Chicnova Fashion green dress / James Perse coat, $565 / Golden Goose short boots, $375 / Madewell leather handbag / Moratorium stackable ring / Tom Ford plastic glasses, $98 / Essie nail polish / Glass terrarium, $57 / Menu appetizer fork




5. San Francisco (source)


Thrifting


Madewell long sleeve tee / Carven pea coat / MANGO skinny jeans / Carven suede boots / Madewell leather tote / Leather bag / Janessa Leone floppy hat / Chan Luu scarve / Archipelago candle / LSA International home decor, $50 / Wooden hanger 12,99, $14



6. Downtown Long Beach (source)



Photography Sesh



Chicnova Fashion t shirt / MANGO skinny jeans / √Čtoile Isabel Marant leather shoes / Fake jewelry / Wrap bracelet / Stackable ring, $3.14 / Ray-Ban ray ban glasses / Givenchy scarve / Garden decor



7. Santa Barbara (source)


Road Trip to Santa Barbara



Thick knit sweater / 7 For All Mankind cigarette leg jeans / Madewell black leather mid calf boots / SANCIA black leather shoulder handbag, $400 / Pixie Grey 14k stackable ring / Loewe colorful shawl / Janessa Leone pinstripe fedora hat, $125 / Ray-Ban polarized wayfarer style sunglasses / Rastaclat men s bracelet / Wooden candle, $115 / Burberry handmade scented candle / Featured





Here are my January inspo travel looks. I added a few of my favorite cities and destinations in California. Of course I have a ton of other favorites cities but here are a few of my favorite getaways with matching outfits. Which ones are your fave?


PS- More outfits inpiration on my Polyvore, check them out here :)


x
StephC

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Hikes & Watercolor Skies


♫ Zero 7 ♫









Chai and lavender tea after the hike




Last week's hike to Palos Verdes was nothing short of amazing, the weather was a bit gloomy but it made for the most beautiful watercolor skies! I love hiking out there for this reason the sunsets look absolutely stunning and it just makes you appreciate life so much more. After our hike we stopped by one of my fave tea houses called "Hojas" in San Pedro, I ended up getting their original house chai tea (far left) it's so delicious and it even has pieces of dried fruits, cinnamon sticks, and coconut for more flavor...yummy! My friends ended up getting the lavender tea with coconut milk and it also had pieces of lavender flower buds in it....another fave drink!


Happy Weekend :)



x
StephC

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Anaheim Hang Out Sesh

Loving my new Casetify camera case, thanks to Casetify! :)


Yummy Pho at Sawleaf Cafe

Hanging out at the Anaheim Packing District with my lovely mama!


Vitaly gelato for dessert






Taking the free trolley around Center Street Promenade in Anaheim

Misty moon





Here are some random snaps from this past Saturday hanging out with my family at the Anaheim Packing District. I love it there! It's a perfect hang out spot filled with a bunch of ethnic food/restaurants and live music, I love going back to Sawleaf Cafe for their delicious Pho and Vitaly gelato for dessert! Can't wait to try out the other eateries! Have you guys been before?


Back to school today, and it was a looong busy day but I'm glad I saw a few familiar faces and got to meet a bunch of new people too! So far loving my classes...Go Beach!


x

StephC

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