Travel Diary 1: Punta de Mita

Hi guys!

     Excited its Friday?? I know I am. Ever since I got back from my last trip I’ve been working non stop on new photoshoots, designing for a new project that Im planning to launch next year and trying to keep up with this season’s demands. I truly enjoy what I do, but sometimes it can get a bit overwhelming so its nice to have the weekend back;)

Also I am very excited to share with you details from this last trip. I traveled to Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Mexico City for Thanksgiving. It was rushed but definitely worth it! I spent 1o days just visiting family and friends, which I was really grateful for, specially this time of year. And of course as a good blogger I had to plan a few photoshoots here and there to show you my beautiful Mexico. This location is Punta de Mita, a 40 minute drive from Puerto Vallarta. Its known for its surfing spots and your best bet at finding more private beaches;) The weather was so nice that all I needed was a beach coverup and my favorite swimsuit. And since its winter time and the view was this beautiful, I decided to go for an all black outfit to make it stand out. A little tip I’ve learned whenever I travel, let the location be part of your look. But anyways, I’ve known Merrilee’s Swimwear for a while now and love their designs, I have them in every color. And I just recently discovered PilyQ Swimwear, Im so happy I did! Their lace coverup is surprisingly soft and its so beautifully detailed that of course I fell in love with it. Let me know what you guys think..

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What I wore:

Black Noah Tunic from PilyQ Swimwear | Black Swimsuit from Merrilee’s Swimwear

As the year comes to an end, I am grateful to see that even though I had my ups and downs it really was an amazing year. I’ve learned a lot and I am getting organized so I can start the next year full of energy and work hard on my next projects. Im very excited for the new things to come! Hope everyone’s weekend is fun and I’ll be posting more of this trip so follow along for more..

Thanks for reading,

Love, Erika.

Fav Spots: Laguna Beach

Hi there!

         I hope everyone’s weekend was fun. If you follow me on Instagram you already know I spent mine in Laguna Beach. It was so sunny and beautiful that I wanted to take a little day trip so I went with my friend Karen, who was nice enough to take these photos;) We walked around town, had lunch at Cafe Anastasia and visited some of our favorite shops. On days like these I love wearing something cute but comfortable so I decided to wear this sunglow yellow romper, its flowy and the color is so bold that it instantly puts me in a better mood. I’ve been really busy lately with a change of home address thats just around the corner, so its nice to just have a couple of days to relax with a good friend.

With summer style I always try to shop for items that are one full color instead of the typical flower prints because it makes the outfit look more clean and timeless. Plus its easier to accessorize and match with other clothes you may have. Try it, you’ll love the bold statement and you’ll look more fresh!

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What I wore:

Sunglow Long Sleeve Romper & Heels by Forever21

I absolutely love Laguna, its full of cute spots to visit and the beaches are beautiful! I plan to keep going in the next few weeks so you’ll be seeing more of my favorite spots down there. I hope you have a great week!

Thanks so much for reading,

Love, Erika

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Oasis in the City

           Everyone needs a little getaway every now and then and this weekend I got mine! My girlfriends from Little Black Shell & Pink Creative Studio and I decided to treat ourselves to a fun and relaxing weekend together. We started by having delicious brunch and after a few cocktails we came across a place called Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens so we decided to check it out. And Im so glad we did because this place is so beautiful! Its surrounded by zen gardens where you can meditate and enjoy nature without having to drive too far. In my opinion the best kept secret in town! I felt like I was in a mini vacation plus the people in charge where so nice and welcoming. I left feeling like I’d just been in a spa and this is why I love blogging because there is always some new place to explore. I love traveling and I do it as often as I can BUT the thing is you don’t have to go far or spend a lot of money to have fun when there are so many things to do around here! So the whole purpose of my blog is just that, to explore and share these places with you and hopefully inspire you to get out there and do the same.

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I wore:

Kimono from Forever 21 | Black Leggins & Top from ZARA | Necklace from No Rest for Bridget | Flats from Urban Outfitters

It was a wonderful weekend and the best part is that I got to spend it with the girls;) There’s nothing like having a day where you get to be silly and just have a good time, its exactly what I needed. Afterwards I did a little research and I found out that effective July 2015 Eventbrite tickets will be required to enter the grounds so pay a visit before if you can;) I recommend having brunch at The Commisary in the Line Hotel and afterwards head over here since its so close by, that way you can make a day of it! I’ll be posting about that other place some other time but for now I hope you enjoyed this post.

Thanks for reading,

Love, Erika

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Malibu Wines

Hi There!

First of all let me say Happy Women’s Day!!! I hope all of you had an amazing weekend and specially a lovely Sunday;) I am lucky to say that I am surrounded by so many amazing women in my life, women that I admire for their strength, intelligence, passion and dedication to their work, friends and family. So to all of them and to you my readers I send all my love and gratitude and hope you have a wonderful year!

About this weekend, so many things happened… first we got one hour more of day light which means one more hour at the beach everyday (pretty excited about that one), I finally got to visit Malibu Wines and best of all I got to celebrate International Women’s Day with my girls from Little Black Shell, Pink Creative Studio and my good friend Melissa, not a bad Sunday at all. I had been wanting to visit this place for quite some time now and this seemed like the perfect occasion for it, so we drove to Malibu to spend the day Wine Tasting, dancing and just having a good time. And I believe this is how life should be, regardless of how busy we get its important to still remember to have fun and loosen up once in a while, to not take things too seriously and be grateful for what you have. And today was about celebrating all those things and Im lucky that I got to spend it with such amazing girls!

Every week I like sharing about new and exciting places to visit and this weekend I found one of the best kept secrets in town! Let me tell you why.. first of all Malibu Wines is an insanely beautiful venue and unlike other wineries this one has more of a younger vibe –let me explain, there were people anywhere from 21 to 65 but “young” is not defined by age but by spirit and this place had the most inviting scene! People were in such high spirits, dancing, celebrating birthdays, baby showers, catching up with friends, enjoying good wine and relaxing by the picnic area. Everywhere you looked people were having the best time and I know we did too. The best part? not expensive at all! Parking is free and a complimentary shuttle will take you to the winery, entrance is free as well and you can either reserve a table or set up a picnic anywhere you like. Tasting costs are $14 for the Semler Estate Flight or $12 for the Saddlerock Flight and of course you can buy your own bottle of wine. Theres also live music which sets the mood perfectly and outdoor yoga and mimosas sounds great right? Well believe me, it was! And to top it off this place was thriving in style. Seriously, I was in love with all the fashion statements happening all around because even though the dress code is as casual as any other winery but that doesn’t mean you cant add a little twist to it right? Well everyone made the most out of that one with impeccable taste. So if you’re looking for an outdoor venue to spend your weekend, drink wine and have a good time then you’ve found it!

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I can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday so make sure you add it to your list and Wander off to Malibu, you wont regret it!

Thank you so much for reading,

Love, Erika

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Louis Vuitton Series 2

This month I’ve been checking out the art scene in LA to keep my inspiration going. And this weekend’s choice was the Louis Vuitton Series 2 Exhibit, it was hands down my favorite one so far! My blogger friend Karen is usually just as excited as I am to check out new places, so we decided to check it out. The exhibition consisted of several rooms that represented the Past, Future and Present collections of the house of Louis Vuitton and each one was incredible!

Going in, the first thing you see is the LV logo in 3D followed by a room with hologram images in large scale (I posted a video below) which was insane! The exhibit also had a pure white room where everything from the mannequins to the floors and walls was blended in continuos light. This room was dedicated mainly to accessories so every piece stood out beautifully. But my absolute favorite part was the Infinite Room which showcased the Spring 2015 runway show in a 360º degree mirrored room. I have to admit I was in awe with the level of creativity that was put into this exhibition, it was very inspiring. If you are in the area and you have a love for Fashion and Art, then you must pay a visit. Trust me its worth it! I posted the dates and the address below;) There’s a couple more events I’ll be going to in the next few weeks so follow along for more;)

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I’ll leave you with a short video I made. And also I would love to hear your thoughts so feel free to comment below:)

Thank you for reading and I hope you have a great week!

Love, Erika

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The exhibition is open to the public and it will run until Feb 22

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GREYSTONE MANOR

Hi everyone!

Last week I went to Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills and I have to say this place is beautiful! I went with my friend Karen and we had a great time so for anyone that hasn’t been I recommend you to stop by. The house is located in the hills so it has a great view of the city, the architecture is a nice change from busy LA and it doesn’t take too long to visit so its a great option for those of you who are here only a few days.

There are so many things to see and do in LA that I find myself here almost every week so when I heard about Greystone Mansion I was thrilled to check it out. And it didn’t disappoint, this place was amazing…

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Its places like this that make my day. It was so peaceful and the gardens were breathtaking, we couldn’t help but explore every inch of this place and admire the view. If you have a free afternoon I recommend you visit this place, you’ll love it!

Tip: To enter the actual house you have to schedule a tour but the grounds and parking are free and open to the public for exploring. They had an event the day we went so we didn’t have the opportunity to go inside but everything was so beautiful that I was just as happy walking around the gardens. Of course if you have the time, plan to explore the inside as well because I had a peak and I definitely liked what I saw.

If you do wander around the mansion let me know how you liked it, so feel free to comment below! And if you have any questions don’t be afraid to ask, I’d be more than happy to reply;)

Hope you have a great weekend!

Love, Erika

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