June 28, 2015

Mendocino Pt. 2

Hello, friends! As you can tell from the title above, these photos are from my trip last month to Mendocino. The street in that last photo is the town's Main Street. I loved it so much because one side was lined with cute little stores, while the other side was all headlands/ocean views. I've traveled to a lot of places before but I've never been to a town quite like this. And in case you missed it, check out part one of my photos from Mendocino. 
Hope you all have a lovely rest of the weekend!

June 22, 2015

Sun Diego

Just looking at these photos makes me wish that I was back at the beach! On Saturday I drove down to San Diego with my family to hang out at Mission Beach for the day. It was so relaxing to just sit around doing absolutely nothing. My cousin and I did swim around in the ocean for awhile. That's also when I lost my sunglasses to the waves (yes, I was told not to wear them but I'm stubborn and didn't listen lol). Other than that I had the perfect beach day with my cousins!

Below is a short video that I put together for this post. Enjoy!

June 18, 2015

Disney Diamond Days

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. ~ Walt Disney

June 4, 2015

Find Me in Mendocino

Let me start this blog post off by stating that I've wanted to see Mendocino in person ever since I read about it in a 2009 issue of Sunset magazine. Back then, I was still in college and working part-time at one of my university's library facilities. One day I picked up a random travel magazine in the staff lounge during my lunch break. As I was flipping through the pages, I found an entire article with accompanying photos on some town off of the coast called Mendocino. I immediately fell in love with its scenic ocean views and decided right then and there that I would go to Mendocino one day. So yes, this trip has been floating in the back of my mind for the past six years.

The real highlight of Mendocino for me is the Mendocino Headlands State Park. It contains miles and miles of easy walking trails that take you through beautiful wildflower fields. I spent my first evening there just strolling along the edges of the cliffs with my camera in hand. It felt so peaceful and calming. And trust me, you can't beat those views of the ocean, especially at sunset. I'll be sharing more images from my trip to Mendocino soon, but in the meantime I hope you'll check out this short video that I made!

May 16, 2015

A Botanical Moment

“Don’t you find that one does better when all alone with nature? I myself am convinced of it." ~ Monet

Location: The Botanical Building at Balboa Park

May 11, 2015

Snow-Line Orchard

It was pretty foggy up at Snow-Line Orchard last Saturday! For those of you that don't know, Snow-Line Orchard is home to one of my absolute favorite desserts: apple cider mini donuts. I thought that they were only available during apple-picking season, but it turns out that Snow-Line currently serves them on the weekends! Best. News. Ever.

My friend and I drove up to Oak Glen just as the fog was rolling in. To be honest, I was kind of excited because I don't usually get to shoot photos in foggy weather conditions. Everything looked so much more... mysterious (?), I guess. We devoured half of our donuts in the car, walked around the property for a little bit, and then went back inside to check out the rest of the store. It was a great way to spend the afternoon!