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Spring Mood Board ft Pantone


I still can’t get over Pantone’s two colors of the year. They just work so well together! It wasn’t even a stretch making this spring mood board fit into the color scheme, it just happened! 

Local Favorite: Paula’s Restaurant

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How can you beat a freshly-cooked plate of breakfast staples for $3.99? Popular with Santa Cruz locals, Paula’s is a funky little shack on Portola Drive. Simplicity and surf city culture rule here, from the Endless Summer decor to the pared-down…

The Ultimate Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe


As anyone trying to eat clean knows, salads are gonna be a big part of your life. And you’re gonna need different ways to spice things up without buying store-bought salad dressings. I had one of those Kid’s Cookbooks growing…

DIY Distressed Ripped Jeans Tutorial


I love the look of ripped jeans on other girls. The destroyed look gives a sexy glimpse of skin beneath the tough surface of torn work cotton. Ripped skinny jeans and boyfriend jeans have become a mainstream trend that’s here…

The Biweekly Best April 28


Discovering… Beautycounter I attended a local BeautyCounter event a few weeks ago and had a great time learning some new information and testing the products. Beautycounter is a San Diego-based skin/hair/babycare & cosmetic company dedicated to educating U.S. women about…

Review | NYX Finishing Powder


Holy  grail of finishing powders = found! With even fewer additives and ingredients than the pricier versions on the market, NYX HD Studio Finishing Powder is hands-down the greatest buy for any makeup lover. I’ve used and liked similar products, such…

Cole’s BBQ | Santa Cruz

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Locally-owned Santa Cruz barbecue joint Cole’s has two locations to satisfy hungry fans with hearty plates of comfort food. This place is definitely a food splurge location, though without really healthy options. We only go here a few times a…

Dream Work Capsule Wardrobe


I pulled together a wishlist of simple, elegant and timeless classics from mainly ethical companies and product lines. These pieces would work seamlessly with my style for both work and play. It’s my idead work capsule wardrobe. High-necked tops keep…