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Strawberry Picking At Swanton Berry Farm

Local Life

Just up Highway 1 are several pick your own fruit farms. I haven’t been berry picking since I was a kid.  Last week I went to Swanton Berry Farm to pick some strawberries and taste their handmade treats. While not the…

Beautycounter Protect Sunscreen SPF 30 Review


I’ve been using Beautycounter Protect Broad Spectrum SPF 30 All Over Sunscreen Lotion and Stick for most of this year. They were the first Beautycounter products I tried and purchased before becoming a consultant. I like them a lot and highly…

Highway One Brewing Company, Pescadero

Local Life

I finally made it up the coast to the Highway One Brewing Company for lunch. The place is next to a gas station right off the road and looks like it would offer the usual roadside diner fare. However, all…

Hip & Chick Organiks Body Care Trio Review


Local Santa Cruz shop Hip & Chick Organiks opened their first brick and mortar store earlier in 2016, after years of wholesale production and sales. The brand and store is run by the sweetest mother-daughter team Maria and Vanessa, whose mission is…

Shopping List: Bicycle Baskets Under $75


It’s almost time to invest in a new basket for my bike. I have a tiny wicker basket on the front that barely holds anything at all. It also coincidentally has a bit of take-home leftover spaghetti and meatballs spilled…

The Annual Watsonville Strawberry Festival

Local Life, Style

Last Sunday I made it out to the Strawberry Festival, which is held every year in downtown Watsonville. It’s worth the short drive for all the insanely delicious food stands. Last year I also spotted tons of Mexican blankets for sale, but…

Everyday Face – My Natural Makeup Routine


Trying out several bb and cc creams has led me to an interesting discovery: the perfect drugstore combination for naturally even, luminous skin! I’m not usually into layering multiple face makeup products on a daily basis, but this trifecta creates…

Meal Planning Master List


I recently did a deep clean of the fridge, which always means an extra satisfying grocery shop is needed. As I gear up to make another week’s healthy clean eating meal plan, I decided to make a master list instead….