Flirting With Cuba

July 20, 2015, was a historic day for the United States and Cuba–” a new chapter,” says President Barack Obama; “a new era,” says Fidel Castro. The day was monumental because embassies were reestablished in both countries capitals. Cuba reopened the U.S. embassy in the heart of Havana, and America did the same; reinstating the same building, in…

A Day In LA: Darling Magazine Valentines Event

hello. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and were reminded of that little thing that makes the world go round: love. But, who says Valentines Day is only for the monogamous lovebirds? Certainly not I. Especially after experiencing such a wonderful day–full of love, love, love–minus the typical male counterpart at a spectacular…

Fall Favorites: Exploring San Diego, Juicing, Coffee + More…

Still waiting for the Fall weather to fully commence, but nonetheless wanted to share a few of my Fall Faves…mostly in and around San Diego, from my latest explorations… 1. Juice Crafters…Hillcrest, Little Italy, La Jolla (coming soon!) 2. ‘Before I Die’ Wall…Hillcrest, SD. 3. Office Views…Gaslamp Quarter, SD. 4. A Mid-Week Sweat…Torrey Pines 5. Reads…

Adios to Espana.

Its official; my study abroad adventure to Spain has come to an end. Currently in between flights && on the long treck home to San Diego. I am left feeling both extremely sad and incredibly excited, but mostly just in awe at how quickly the five weeks flew by… I’ll never be able to properly…

Favorite Spanish Dish: La Tortila de Patata

La Tortilla Espanola// Tortilla de Patata: An extremely typical dish I have seen in almost every España destination (Valladolid, Madrid, Barcelona & San Sebastian) is the la Tortilla Espanola.  Served at any time of day—la Tortilla Espanola (tortilla de patata) has collectively been one of our favorites. I wanted to come home with at least one authentic…

Barcelona: In Nutshell.

BARCELONA This past weekend was spent in Barcelona and of course, the two short days flew by all too quickly—although, I am pretty pleased with the amount we did manage to see && do in just two short days. I received a number of messages prior to arriving, warning me just how magical the city…

Traveling Lessons While Exploring, Dreaming and Discovering Abroad…

After spending a magical weekend in San Sebastian this current week being back to school in Valladolid has been sort of a grind. Perro, like life anywhere in the world and especially in foreign parts, with every down comes an unimaginable up and I would not take this experience away for anything. With that being said, I…

WIWW: Spain Edition

Mainly due to the excessive amount of clothing I brought—I have been having lots of fun simply getting dressed each and every morning in Spain. Little did I realize the amount of shopping we would do—& the amount of authentic Spanish ‘ropa’ I would want to buy…. Im constantly swooning as I people watch in…

Espana Favorites: Shoes, Accessories, Makeup + More…

In both Valladolid && Madrid I have found myself constantly inspired and basically drooling over their ways of dress and beauty. Many things are similar to the United States—just turned up a notch. The rumor was absolutely true…Spanish style is impeccable && I can’t wait to bring some of the following finds home…! Also below are…

While In Spain…

Aghh—where do I even begin?? It has only been four days and the adventure in Spain has been unreal. Quickly want to share a few of my most recent favorite experiences… First off–my home stay family could not be better. Mi Madre en Espana is much like my mother back at home—warm and loving with youth vivid…

Day One: Viaje a España.

So, as expected, the journey to Spain did not go entirely as planned and/or smoothly–but, I officially made it and am happy as ever to have simply landed in the right country :)… after a number of delays, chasing connecting flights and massive spouts of turbulence it all seemed questionable ! On night one, in…

Spain On The Brain…

Sometime last year–when I first transferred to CSU San Marcos I decided that one of my academic goals would be to study abroad ! After mapping out my two years at CSUSM, Summer 2014 seemed to be the best time fit for the journey abroad. After getting all the information I set my heart on Spain—not only…