This week was a doozy. I felt off all week from having such a crazy weekend. Even with great things happening around me, I couldn't shake the feeling. I took a mental health day to clean the house, work out, take a nap, and try and reset. Hopefully it was just what the doctor ordered.

Harper's Bazaar has some great online articles. Last week I read - and embarrassed myself - with an article on how to pronounce designer names. And this week, another great article - 10 Must Have Items in your House By 30.

1. Art You Love
2. An Organized Bookshelf
3. Matching Towels
4. A Plant
5. A Nice Mattress and A Headboard
6. A Collection
7. Bathroom Accessories (that aren't plastic)
8. A Favorite Candle
9. Two Bedside Tables
10. A Luxurious throw
Plant in the basket opposed to a pot.
A few years ago I would thought you were crazy to buy a $150 dollar throw, or a fancy candle over twenty bucks, but now I get it. Quality makes a difference and if you buy it right the first time, you only cry once.

See Joel, we need a tempurpedic!


I made Natalie's chicken meatballs and they are To. Die. For.

Click here for the recipe and do yourself a favor and make them next week. SO good.


On March 1st, my cousin Amanda and I are jet setting to Punta Mita, Mexico for a week of pure bliss. I've never been on a true girls trip, and I'm just giddy thinking about our sleepovers, days lounging by the pool, and tequila filled dance parties that are sure to happen. 3 more weeks!

california love
Plus, before I even leave for Mexico I have a girlfriend coming to visit next weekend and the following weekend my mom, Grandma and Aunt will all be here in LA. pinch me. It's nice to live in a place that people want to come visit you and vacation!

And, obviously, since the next 4 weeks are slammed, Joel and I are not doing a whole heck of a lot this weekend. We are going to try and stay in both nights, mop the floors (!), and maybe go see a movie. Hope you have a great weekend too!


  1. Love a good Hermit Weekend to recharge!!

  2. Mexico again!!? I am craving me some warm weather!!

    That will be so fun, excited for you!

  3. You've convinced me to make those chicken meatballs very soon! They look mouthwatering!! Have a great weekend!!

  4. I know I already said it, but I can't wait to try those meatballs!! So jealous of your girls trip.

  5. Pack me in your suitcase, the girls trip sounds AMAZING!

  6. There is so much to respond to in this post!!

    First of all.... I think I need to get a plant asap. We won't even discuss how lacking my other home decor is - but I can keep a plant alive. Usually. We don't get ANY direct sunlight in our apt. Hmmm.

    And... MEXICO?! Color me holy jealousness. I need a vacation.

  7. You are one busy and girl and always doing fun things...I love it!

  8. I could not agree more about the nice mattress! That was the first thing that J.B. and I invested in when we moved in together and we love it. We even prefer it to nice hotel mattresses... it's so nice when home is a sanctuary. :)

  9. 18 more days!!! Mexico, here we come!