molinari deli san francisco

Molinari Deli – San Francisco

We enter Molinari Deli after trekking some ten blocks through Chinatown in the middle of the day. I instantly know this is the place we want to be; there’s a line and they mostly look like locals. We take a number and somehow squeeze through to the back, where there’s a no-frills bin of bread waiting for us. The process is simple – grab one and go to the counter when your number is called….

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Calaveras Big Trees State Park

I arrived in California that week with a faint idea of what I wanted to do, but no solid plans. Since I was traveling with family, I didn’t have 100% autonomy and did have to plan around other family outings and events. I had researched several options, like visiting Yosemite, but time and budget constraints meant that couldn’t happen. Ultimately I settled on a place that I had actually visited several years ago: Calaveras Big Trees…

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Fall Travel Accessories – Jord Wood Watch

I recently received this beautiful little timepiece from Jord Watches in the mail and had to share, it’s just so pretty! This is the Frankie Ebony and Gold and it pairs beautifully with other dark and gold accessories. I’ll start by saying that I’ve never been a huge watch person. In the past I’ve gravitated more towards bracelets and rings instead of a watch. However, now that I’m traveling a bit more, I’ve found the need…

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Top 10 Italy Travel Tips

Italy, land of wonder, wine, and pizza, is one place where you’ll never run out of things to see or things to eat. It’s beautiful and will leave you breathless, probably because you’ll constantly be trying to catch a train. I visited Italy for the first time last fall and it was an incredible trip, but there are a few things I wish I had known before I went! Today I’m sharing my best Italy…

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Airbnb In the Malibu Canyon

For my girls trip to Malibu back in June, we stayed in an absolutely stunning airbnb up in the Malibu canyon. We booked the “zen room,” which came complete with very zen decor and a beautiful 180 degree view of the canyon. One entire side of our room was windows, which meant beautiful light and a beautiful view during the day! It was a perfect complement to doing other things in Malibu, since most people…

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Instagram Tulum Travel Diary

Instagram Travel Diary – Tulum

In case you missed it, a collection of all the images I posted while I was in Tulum + a few special ones I’ve never posted before! I decided this might be a fun way to recap the entirety of the trip start to finish. Enjoy and please let me know what you think of my Tulum travel diary! DAY 1: I arrived in Tulum and caught a taxi to the hotel from the bus station…

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Tulum Ruins – Mexico

I arrived at the Tulum ruins after a morning of sleeping in and quite frankly, not planning very well at all. The previous day I had spent doing some very basic R&R; splitting time between my beach lounger and the bed in my hotel room because the intermittent rain showers were a good enough excuse to do nothing all day except read my book and drink margaritas. Truthfully, it was glorious. I set no alarm for the following morning…

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