Annnd I’m back! Technically, I’ve been here in L.A. since the holidays wrapped but have been so crazed at work that I really wish I was back east again, because you know, two weeks just wasn’t enough! We ventured into NYC a few times to hit up the Brooklyn Flea and even witness the overwhelming crowds around Times Square on New Year’s Eve. Talk about a FRENZY. AND I even got to see snow for the first time in years.
You can guarantee that nearly every single time I head back east during the holidays, the same thoughts replay over and over in my head: how the hell was I able to survive in the insanely chilly weather?! My super warm plaid scarf from Zara was THE lifesaver of my trip. Practically wore that thing everywhere — even to bed!
So, happy-one-week-later-new-year! Much love and success for all of you this year, and beyond!
Snapped these photos during happier times back in August when I had visited Coney Island for the very first time with my family. We experienced one of those idealistic summer days — the kind of day you keep in your inner arsenal and pull out when you need to go to your ‘happy place’.
From strolling on Steeplechase Pier and taking in the views to eating at Nathan’s and riding the historic NYC landmark, the Cyclone, it was a damn good day. Jeez. I’m lucky that I was able to create those special memories with my fam.
Fortunately, my family in NJ and NY are fine but there are many of my friends who are still without power or displaced from their homes. It’s a tragic situation and I’m praying for them. If you’ve been affected, know that we’re all grieving your pain and championing your resiliency. Stay strong.
First time I’ve felt close to my grandma in heaven since her passing. Took a break from here but I’m slowly reverting back to normalcy — whatever that even is anymore. The sole consolation? Knowing I have a new guardian angel by my side.
Those days that make you feel fortunate. That have potential. Those days that you feel beautiful. Your best. That make you believe the world is at your fingertips. And that there are no challenges too extreme for you to overcome. Those days that can sometimes feel as if they are far and few between. But when you experience them, they are unforgettable. And you appreciate them. Because they help us get through this crazy roller coaster of life. And they make us believe that we’ll have another one of… those days.