All posts tagged: california

A little WestCoast roadtrip

Mike and I went on a week road trip from Vancouver to San Francisco , something I’ve always wanted to do and decided to jump on the opportunity after falling ill for a few weeks ( that new strain of flu argghhh) and not being able to fly to New Zealand ( too long of a flight having a minor lung infection). Below you can find a break down of where we stayed, the cost and a few things we  did ( other than walk around and check out dispensaries) Our journey commenced in Vancouver our 24 hour stops were as follows (We took the I-5 (highway) down and the 101 back ( coastal route ) ) PORTLAND, OREGON – 5.5 hour drive from Vancouver REDDING, CALIFORNIA – 8 hour drive from Portland SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – 3 hour drive from Redding ARCATA, CALIFORNIA – 5 hour drive from San Francisco Drove from Arcata to Portland and stayed in Portland for the night (7 hour drive) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – 2.75 hour drive from Portland BACK …

Own Your Story: Vancouver workshop hosted by Ruby Fremon

My lovely spiritual sister Ruby Fremon is a transformational life coach as well as an energy healer and will be in Vancouver Saturday November 7th, 2015 hosting a workshop from 11 am – 1 pm Further information can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/own-your-story-vancouver-ruby-fremon?trk=prof-post The growth I have seen arise in Ruby over the years I have known her is very telling of her work. She has helped many, including myself come to terms with accepting and creating positive change in life and taking full control of your own actions. Living authentically and self-empowerment is the major gains I’ve received from our relationship. I encourage you all to take a look at what she has to offer and step outside of your comfort zone. Especially, if you find yourself in a never-ending cycle/rut and are looking for a new direction to take/new approach that works.

Our wedding story

Our wedding story Mike and I had only been engaged 4 months previous to us running off to elope. We knew what we wanted and we wanted it as soon as possible. My parents always joke that we eloped with “the courtesy of letting everyone know the ceremony date”… I just always say, “ when you know, you know, and we knew” WHERE/LOCATION: Pt Dume Beach, Malibu California WHEN: June 8th 2015, 5 pm WHY: We knew we wanted to run away somewhere together and Vegas was a contender as the wedding planners in Hawaii were very expensive. We ended up deciding that we wanted to treat ourselves to a relaxing, indulging wedding trip rather than a “ party trip “. Getting married in the state of California was very important to me and I’m glad we ended up choosing my home state to intertwine the rest of our lives together. So we decided on Los Angeles (my dream forever home city) rather than San Francisco (where I was born) to lay down new roots. HOW: …

Mastro’s Steakhouse Beverly Hills

Maestros Beverly Hills Where do I begin? Maybe with MEH… We chose Maestros for our wedding night dinner because of the history and rave reviews but we experienced the exact opposite of what had been listed on yelp and other various review sites. Which lead me to believe that many of the reviews had been changed. HIGHLIGHT : Live music Love going anywhere with live music, both nights we went ( will explain more in a moment) the music was incredible and made the poor service bearable because at least we could listen to some awesome covers for 20 mins while waiting for someone to come by and take our drink order…. Wedding night – Was extremely busy which was great, especially for a Monday night. Full of business people, cougars, celebrity agents and Beverly hills residents . No one paid attention to us, you could tell we were wed that day because I came in wearing my wedding dress, holding the ring boxes ad bouquet. We were first seated alone outside on the balcony, …