Anti-tourist NY, NY, Recommended Itineraries

NEW YORK CITY: Shop / See / Eat

April 6, 2016
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{Back when I wore glasses – Spring 2013 at Gantry State Park/East River Ferry Stop in Long Island City}

I’ve lived in NYC for NINE YEARS YOU GUYS. NINE. NINE. So close to being considered a “real” New Yorker, although I think my bitterness and avoidance of eye contact makes me already there? In any event, as my wedding is coming up more and more out of town family and friends have requested that I put together itineraries and suggestions of where to shop, what to see, and where to eat. I’ve played tour guide for many friends and family members before, and here are the most exciting sights we’ve seen and places we’ve been. Continue Reading…


California Bridal Shower

March 28, 2016
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When you imagine the events leading up to the wedding day, you truly don’t know what to expect. At least that’s how it was for me. I’ve only ever been to one other bridal shower, and it was an East Coast shower. Traditions and styles vary from coast to coast (and family to family), so you really never do know what to expect. I was utterly and completely blown away. Here are some (very delayed) snaps from my West Coast Bridal Shower, thrown by my mom, her wonderful friends, and my beautiful best friend.

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Beauty, Reviews

Makeup for Oily, Acne Prone Skin

March 25, 2016
weheartbeauty flawless face routine

I grew up with dry skin. I had monthly trips to the dermatologist and prescription creams to help my eczema. Not until recently did I realize that… holy crap. I don’t have dry skin anymore. I was getting a million break outs and was no longer dry and flaky. Duh. I don’t have dry skin. I suck.

My whole routine had to change. I think last July was when it all happened – more breakouts than I knew what to do with. My body was retaliating. I went from never having to wear foundation to needing both foundation and cover up. My skin has been so sad. And since it took me too long to figure it all out, I now have a face full of acne scars. Hot, right?!

So my daily makeup routine has become something I pretty much hate. It’s a necessary evil, though. As much as I’d love to be the girl with naturally flawless skin I am not. I need makeup for oily, acne prone skin whether I like it or not. So here’s how I cover everything up and fake the whole “I woke up like this” thing.

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California Bachelorette

March 6, 2016
california bachelorette party

I have the best family and the best friends in the entire world. I can’t even begin to describe how lucky I am. As you might know from my snapchat (@lovelaralove) I was in my hometown for my California Bridal Shower. So many people from around the country came together to celebrate and it was the best time I’ve ever had. Continue Reading…