The Cassara - Carlsbad, California

The Cassara Carlsbad is located on 12 acres overlooking the iconic pacific ocean and sits directly above the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch (we were lucky enough to go during the season so our trip consisted of a visit to the Flower Fields too!) It is nestled away yet still super close to everything Carlsbad has to offer. You can literally WALK to legoland, or take the Cassara's complimentary shuttle to nearby attractions. 

We opted for a suite which was the first time we have ever not all been in the same room! The excitement of having their own space made the kids actually sleep in their room (WILD I KNOW!) They also loved that our suite had THREE TVs! It is the little things ya'll! 

Our beautiful balcony overlooked the flower fields and you could literally smell the flowers every time you opened the door! It was magical! 

Located in the lobby is the Cassara Kitchen and Bar - it is absolutely gorgeous, covered in elegant colors and Mediterranean inspired architecture - and yet you can still get a great kids menu along with DELICIOUS food + cocktails for you! The kitchen + bar also overlooks one of the 2 sparkling pools!  You will also find a family pool + splash pad a few steps away!

Traveling with kids is NEVER easy - and let’s be honest, for me it’s *usually* just paying money to watch them have meltdowns in new places - BUT - The Cassara Carlsbad is literally MADE for families. There is a playground on site, an activity center with planned activities, games, crafts etc., an arcade, a WARM pool and a splash pad. It was our first time traveling to a place that really catered to kids and it was a game changer. 10/10 recommend!!! 

For more information or to make a reservation, visit: https://thecassaracarlsbad.com 


a weekend in paradise - humphreys half moon inn

when i heard that my favorite band of all time, hanson, was going to be playing a show at humphreys concerts by the bay in san diego, i knew i had to make the trip down. after scoping the area for cool hotels, i decided to stay on site, at humphreys half moon inn. 

humphreys half moon in is a tropical paradise located on shelter island. when you walk in, you instantly feel like you have been transported to a tropical island!

upon checking in, you see the most beautiful lobby - there is a little area to purchase food + drinks (which was super helpful during my stay to feed my la croix addiction!) there is seating, and of course the front desk staff which were all incredibly helpful and friendly! 

before taking to explore the resort, i wanted to check out my room - and wow i was blown away. the room was spacious, clean and the view was of the actual concert stage!!! i literally screamed when i opened my balcony door!

after i calmed down from excitement over the beautiful room - i decided to explore the resort. located on the beautiful marina, there is SO much to do. on site - they have an amazing pool (with bar!), ponds with fish, PARROTS, tons of seating to relax and take in the views, palm trees galore! it truly was magical!

then, it was off to dinner i went - on site of course! i had a reservation at humphreys restaurant where i was excited to sit down and relax for my first solo meal in YEARS. humphreys serves authentic southern california cuisine - i got the rib eye which was absolutely incredible. and of course a glass of bubly.

after the meal - it was time to get ready for the concert. it was amazing to be right there on site. i was able to get ready in my room, and listen to the opening act from my balcony! truly an incredible experiance!

the concert was amazing, and it was awesome to stroll right back to my hotel room after! thank you so much to everyone at humphreys half moon inn for making my stay so memorable! xx


exploring SoCal in SEAVEES

ever since moving to LA four years ago, we have made it a point to constantly explore SoCal. one of our favorite spots to visit is redondo beach. i put on my favorite seavees sixty six sneaker in white  and we headed out for a day in redondo!

I love pairing these seavees with fun bold patterns and I know I will always feel confident when I #showupinseavees - not only because I love how they look, but I am so aligned with their mission. They are constantly giving back. From giving 1% of their revenue every year to environmental causes to sourcing materials to improve their environmental impact, they are committed to constantly decreasing their carbon footprint!

these seavees were so comfy as we walked around for hours! that is a sure win for me! =)


The high chair of my dreams!

Baby #2 is coming any day now, and the past few weeks have been the most exciting! I mean sitting hurts, standing hurts, everything kinda hurts, but the most fun part has been picking out all the essentials he’ll need! I have been on the hunt for the perfect high chair for my baby boy on the way and had a list of “non-negotiables” like: easy to take him in and out, functional and not a total eyesore. I almost gave up on my hunt, and then I found Lalo’s high chair (which I’ve actually had my eye on for a while!).

The Chair comes in 4 different stunning colors, I opted for Coconut/white. Lalo somehow designed a really, really good looking high chair that is extremely functional and hits everything on my list. Also, Poppy is kinda obsessed with it too… she feeds her dolls in it every day and says she’s practicing for her brother (my heart is melting)!

Why I think my baby boy will have the best seat in the house:

  1. Easy to take him in and out

    1. You don’t have to remove the tray to remove your baby! This is HUGE because all parents know how crazy mealtime can get… but also, I love how you can remove the tray and pull the high chair up to the table for family meals. You can also put the tray in the dishwasher if you ever need a deep clean, which I already know I’ll be doing!

  2. Functional

    1. The fact that The Chair is something my family can keep for 6+ years is a HUGE. The full kit (this is what I have) and 2-in-1 kit come with a set of shorter legs so you can turn the chair into a play chair once they outgrow the high chair phase. 

  3. Chic design

    1. The Chair’s smooth edges and beechwood legs are insanely gorgeous. It fits right in with our minimal aesthetic. 

Side note: leave it Lalo to also make kids’ tableware that is as aesthetically pleasing as their stunning high chair! Poppy won’t take the bibs off, but I’m SO excited to use these.

I can’t wait to be sitting around the table with my whole fam soon enough! Check out The Chair and for all my expecting mommas, you can easily add it to your registry on Babylist.



This Blogpost is sponsored by seavees.

I have been obsessed with SeaVees ever since I first discovered them when I moved to LA. So I was SO excited to get to partner with them for their SeaChange collection!

This collection is almost COMPLETELY recycled which is HUGE for the footwear industry.  The materials are also consciously sourced which is a major plus for me.

This particular collection is very exciting to me because they have partnered with SeaTrees and for every pair sold, they are regenerating ONE FOOT of kelp forest.

To say these babies are comfy would be an understatement. The recycled cotton lining feels like im walking on air! The recycled rubber outsole is super bouncy, and not to mention looks SO COOL!

The collection comes in three colorways for both men and women. Im wearing the natural colorway but you better believe I am going to go and order the others =)