Meteor Showers and Racoons

I watched the Geminids meteor shower last night with my family. It was one of the biggest meteor showers we had. The super moon was so full and bright that it was hard to see all of them, but I wasn’t complaining. It was a magical experience watch watching the meteors as they hit the earths outer surface burning beautiful colors away. I just happened to be in Cabo right by the ocean with the moon light beaming off of the night waters. I wanted to know what constellations I was looking at so I downloaded an app called Skyview and saw all kinds of cool things! The pic below is the actual sky I was looking at, and the gemini sign appeared! The app draws out the constellation for you in live time! It was an absolutely beautiful experience and I’m so happy that I stayed up late to watch it.fullsizerender-8

On another note as we were watching the shower, and feeling all Zen and everything, I hear something and the bushes next to the house. It sounded like someone walking up to the house, and with the Mafia wars here so bad right now of course the only logical thought in my mind was that the cartel where coming through the house. My stepmom and I swiftly got up, grabbed my brother (who automatically brought out weapons, I was given a police baton) got my dad up out of bed, just to find out that it was a raccoon the size of our Labrador Bob! LOL, we all had a good laugh and appreciated that we moved so fast as a unit thinking there was an intruder! Gotta love family time.

Driving the Baja Sur

I recently drove through the Baja California Sur of Mexico with my family that moved to Cabo. Before driving through Mexico we heard all kinds of stories about how dangerous it is, not to drive at night, blah blah blah. These warnings are probably true, but after I got over the hype I actually enjoyed it. We didn’t drive at night as advised, but it was mostly because the roads are so bad, and there is absolutely no light on the highway at all, and let me tell you its dark as shit out there. I couldn’t help but notice all of the different geographical terrain. It was so freaking beautiful to see. I just kept thinking of the old wild West movies I used to watch with my Papa with cowboys and indians riding through the untouched countryside. Cactuses were all over and the mountains, more than I’ve ever seen! I had no clue how cool this journey was going to be. In each town we stopped in the people were so sweet and inviting. My broken Spanish worked way better than I thought, until I somehow became the family translator, lol.fullsizerender-6 I noticed that the people of Mexico have a great respect for those who have passed away. The roads here are quite terrible in parts and there are beautiful monuments all down the highway for those that have been in accidents.fullsizerender-4img_4384As we got into La Paz and Lorreta you start to see the coast open up. The ocean was so beautiful, with so many different colors of blues I’d never seen before. They’re were gigantic rocks in the middle of the ocean, it looked like something straight out of a movie! At one point I glanced over looking out into the ocean, and saw my first whale!  I had no clue what I was in for going into this, but the beauty of not knowing is quite magical sometimes. It gives you that feeling of being a kid again and seeing something all new for the first time. fullsizerender-7We finally arrived in Cabo at the new home in Cabo de sol and the view was beyond breathtaking.

If you are ever thinking about driving through the Baja Sur, just be smart. Drive during the day, dont speed, drive an suv or truck (your car will die a terrible death), and take lots of photos! 

 So happy I made this journey.

“Breakfast by the Beach”

My plans changed unexpectedly the other morning, and I found myself fully dressed, and frustrated, with no where to go. Being the optimistic person that I am, I figured that there’s some divine reason I wasn’t supposed to go that day. I was hungry as all hell, so I decided to go find some breakfast. img_2010

I had been wanting to go to Coronado Island for quite some time, and found myself only 20 minutes away, so I said “fuck it why not, there’s for sure have breakfast there!” I put the Hotel De Coronado into my gps and went for it. I Parked my car along the beach and walked up the grand historical hotel, which is breathtaking. They have a cafe that sits in the middle of Hotel de Coronado facing the ocean with a million dollar view called the Sheerwater. The hostess sat me at a lovely table and suggested the crab benedict , so that’s what I ordered.

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The waiter kept telling me I should try the buffet inside since it was all one price ($37), but I’m a huge Benedict fan so I stuck with my guns. It came and honestly it was just okay. Kind of disappointed, so since this little Italian can eat, I went inside for the buffet. Omg shut the fuck up… I should’ve started inside! Everything was so incredible looking and tasting! Wow! I finished my delicious rest of my breakfast, took a walk along the beach to do some reflecting and left the beautiful little Island.

Processed with VSCO with a5 preset Moral of this story, or where this story was supposed to go, lol…. when plans change or things go a different way, you can either make a positive or a negative out of it. A story I always think about that I heard once and I’m sure you’ve probably heard it. Is the one about a person that was late to work had to stop and get something which made them even more late, and how frustrated they where… ended up being an employee at the World Trade Center, the day of the attack. That story stuck in my head and every time I’m late or something happens that shifts my plans I believe that it’s somehow the universe keeping me from something negative, so I consciously make a positive out of the situation……But back to the food though… if for some random reason you find yourself in the Coronado Island area during breakfast… make s stop here. Seriously. Now go have a kick ass day.

Bodysuit: American Apparel 

Skirt: Zara

Jewelry: Marla Studio

Love me some La Jolla

The little “perfect out of a storybook” town called La Jolla is one of my favorites in Cali. The town itself is so beautiful and quaint that you’ll feel right at home, and if the curse of “addictive boutique shopping” plagues you, this town has your remedy! I was only a few miles away from there so I absolutely had no reason not to put on a little sporty spice inspired outfit and head out.

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I love me some nature, so l set Waze to La Jolla Cove and set out for a little shopping and to sea lion watching. The view at the cove is absolutely breathtaking. There are people kayaking, snorkeling, and there’s even a cave. Once you get over to the sea lions you can literally walk around them, they’re just chill’n. They’re so loud, and the smell of them makes you want to put on a face mask because you can feel your nose hairs singeing, but you don’t care because they’re really beautiful creatures of nature and it’s tranquil to watch them so up close. img_1140There’s no guided tour, it’s just you and them. You can even go snorkeling down below in the cove with the sea lions, and they interact with you quite a bit.  So If you find yourself on your way to San Diego or passing La Jolla for some reason, STOP! The town is angelic and the interaction with nature is everything! Continue reading “Love me some La Jolla”