Most people know Denver as a solid spot for all kinds of outdoor adventuring. They’re not wrong, but there’s a whole lot more to the city than hikes and skiing. I recently had the chance to revisit this midwestern hotspot and found it pretty easy to fill up a whole week with art, food, shopping, and coffee. Lots of coffee.

If I’m the fifth person to tell you that Denver’s pretty rad, I can’t say I’m surprised. Talk about Denver...


Finding that perfect balance of amenities and remoteness can be hard to do on vacation, especially if you aim to find it in one place. Todos Santos checks both those boxes and more.

After five days wandering the quiet gallery-lined streets, reading beachside while watching surfers lazily catch waves, and driving through desert landscapes with cacti as far as the eye can see, I reached my ultimate level of chill.

Todos Santos is...


Last weekend I participated in the Laurel Makers Market, a small craft fair in my own Oakland neighborhood, the Laurel District. I really love being able to support the neighborhood I live in and hopefully encourage local spending and growth. It was so fun to see friends and meet new people, and I got some awesome (and helpful!) feedback on my new necklace, earring and ceramic designs. Lots of folks were really interested in t...


I’ve only been to Portland once, but I’m already itching to go back. After making it into our 30’s without a visit, it felt like a must-do for my husband and I and the perfect place to have a chill long weekend celebrating our first year of marriage. We spent four days walking around in search of cool shops and great coffee, neither of which are in short supply in Portland.

It’s easy to spend hours browsing through boutiques, e...


Cacti, dusty colors, sandy sunsets, and cozy vibes...I can practically feel the desert heat when scrolling through the Instagram accounts of these dwellings for rent in Joshua Tree. I’ve noticed an influx of Instagram accounts dedicated to homes renovated by bloggers and listed on Airbnb. A few of these curated homes have caught my eye for the perfectly comfortable-while-minimal aesthetic created by each of their owners.

The co...


I've recently discovered two shops in the East Bay that set my craft-loving heart aflutter: Long Weekend and Twig & Fig. Whether you actually need new watercolor paints and leather embossing tools, or you're just browsing because you love looking at all the pretty things, these spots will have what you're after. 

Long Weekend

Oakland, CA

As of now, the shop is only open on weekends (hence the name), and carries a well-curated sel...

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