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The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Venice Beach Canals

July 27, 2017
The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Venice Beach Canals

What? There are canals in Venice Beach? That was my reaction when I heard about them. And it’s not just hearsay, there really are canals in Venice Beach! I urge you to leave the boardwalk behind and discover this spot where the dream of romantic walkways, gorgeous mansions, and charming canals still live on. Come on, let’s explore!   Exploring the Venice Beach Canals       What…

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The Ultimate Guide to the Temecula Valley Wineries

July 17, 2017

Welcome to Southern California’s wine country, the Temecula Valley wineries. If you thought Sonoma and Napa Valley was all California had to offer in terms of wineries and vineyards, I’m pleased to inform you, they’re not. At the Temecula Valley wineries you can expect award-winning wines, tasty restaurants, and cozy bed and breakfast inns. I’ve put together everything you need to know for an enjoyable visit. 🙂  …

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A Guide to Hiking Grimes Canyon

July 14, 2017
Guide to Hiking and Photographing Grimes Canyon - Los Angeles

Have you been wondering how to hike to Grimes Canyon? I first spotted it when browsing around on Instagram. It is such a unique spot and makes such a great photo, I knew I wanted to hunt it down. When I realized it was just outside of Los Angeles and only a 10-minute hike, I was sold! So now I’ve put together this post so you can hike…

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Wine Tasting at Vindemia Vineyard & Winery

July 12, 2017
Wine Tasting Vindemia Vineyard and Winery

Wine tasting at Vindemia Winery is a must! Vindemia Winery is a fantastic gem in Southern California’s Temecula Valley. Their tagline reads, “venture down a road less taken…”, and after enjoying an afternoon at the vineyard, I would say yes! Definitely venture down that road. 🙂 So, let’s dive on in, shall we?      Wine Tasting at Vindemia Vineyard and Winery   About Vindemia Winery Google Maps…

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A Guide to Visiting Salvation Mountain

June 26, 2017
Visiting Salvation Mountain, California

Visiting Salvation Mountain has been high on my “to see” list since living in San Diego. While casually browsing through Instagram, I saw a photo of Salvation Mountain and thought it looked super unique and intriguing! Having never heard of it before, I immediately started googling and got excited when I found out it was only a few hour’s drive from San Diego, California. I quickly checked my calendar for…


20 Things to Tick Off Your San Diego Bucket List

June 24, 2017
San Diego Bucket List

After living in San Diego for 2.5 years, I made is my mission to get through all of my bucket list items. Here you’ll never be bored! San Diego has so much to do and offer. The only question is: can you fit everything into your itinerary? 🙂 Let’s go!   20 Things to Tick Off Your San Diego Bucket List   Do you need a hotel for your…


10 Reasons to Visit San Diego

June 6, 2017

With neighboring Los Angeles in close proximity, beachy and laid-back San Deigo can often times be overlooked. Having lived in San Diego for over two years, I love this city, and know you will to! Let’s check out the 10 reasons (although there are more!) why you should visit San Diego. 10 Reasons to Visit San Diego 1. Outdoor Activities When it comes to outdoor activities, San Diego…

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10 Best Coffee Shops in San Diego

June 5, 2017
Best Coffee Shops in San Diego

Shortly after arriving in San Diego, I was on a mission to find the best coffee shops. I am very excited to say that San Diego’s coffee scene is on point. As the San Diego Caffeine Crawl of 2017 summed up, “it isn’t sunshine alone that makes San Diego’s coffee and tea culture so fantastic”. You’ll find that many coffee shops take great pride in the coffee they…


The Ultimate Guide to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

June 1, 2017
The Ultimate Guide to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Are you planning on making a trip to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park? The San Diego Zoo Safari Park, is north of San Diego, and includes a spacious 1800 acres for the animals to roam freely. I’ve always had a love for Africa and a major bucket list item is to go on a safari. So as you can tell, my adventuring heart was dying to check…

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San Diego’s Most Instagram-Worthy Spots

May 30, 2017
San Diego Instagram Spots

After living in San Diego for 2.5 years, I wasted no time Instagramming my heart away on my account @lavendervines. As I prepare to leave, I can’t believe how iconic this city really is. It makes me love it all the more. 😍   So I’ve decided to put together my favorite San Diego Instagram spots. Check them out, and don’t forget to Instagram them. 😉   Before…