Top 5 Places to See in San Juan Capistrano (1-Hour or Less).

San Juan Capistrano is that small town that you may never know unless you’re a local, you grew up in the area or you’re a very savvy tourist. It is one of the places in O.C. that I can go back to multiple times and never get tired of it. To me, it feels like […]

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Newport Beach Castaways Park

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Where there’s water, there’s likely a good view somewhere nearby. Castaways Park is a perfect spot for a quick stroll or jogs early in the morning or late in the afternoon (whichever you prefer). It is located in Newport Beach, perched on a hill right next to million dollar homes overlooking the Newport Marina Bay.

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10 Places To See in O.C. That Aren’t So Obvious But, Worth It.

Whether you’re a tourist or briefly visiting, there’s never a dull moment in Orange County. We have plenty of places to see or do from the beach to the mountains, shopping indoor or outdoor malls or jaunting to the nearby towns. There are always places to go. But, wait! There’s more to O.C. than the […]

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Let’s Take a Hike: The Top of The World in Laguna Beach, Orange County.

There’s never a dull moment in Southern California. The weather always stays consistent ranging between 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit all throughout the year. It’s quite common for the locals to be outdoors at the beach, relaxing at the pool or hiking. I know I’m always doing one or the other like last Wednesday, my roommate and I […]

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When Natural Disaster Hits Home.

It’s been a rough week for Californians with the wildfire burning down thousands of acres in both the Northern and the Southern region. Many were left without homes and thousands evacuated including me.

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Not My Usual Route

Early this morning, I decided at the last minute that I wanted to go for a run at a nearby park for a change other than my usual gym routine. As luck would have it, google suggested Cedar Grove Park which was approximately 5 min. away from my home. I quickly checked on Instagram to […]

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Happy Hour at Mizu Sushi Bar & Grill

Yesterday I rushed home hungry and ready for some sushi. I was invited by my roommate as she sold me on the idea of a cheap sushi place she knew. I was a bit wary at first as ‘cheap’ sushi did not sound appealing to me. Although, I gave her a chance since I was […]

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My Personal Comparisons of Apartments in O.C. vs Milan.

As one who moves more than anyone can count, I’d say I know a thing or two about the ins and outs of living in an apartment. In the last year and a half, I’ve moved at least 2-4x which, I came to find out that the apartments in California vs Milan have some sliiiiight […]

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Is Irvine City For You?

Truth be told, Irvine is expensive. For those of you who know little about this city, well, I can assure you it is not for budget minded individuals. However, there are things to consider…. 

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Beach Break

Today was pretty relaxing. The weather started out cool but, by 10 am the clouds cleared and the sun hit the 80’s. My friend Cari and I opted for an easy Sunday at my Dad’s where we ended up having lunch with the rest of the family; then, we hit the beach the rest of the […]

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A Morning Wake Up Call

Mum and Dad enjoy their morning walks. They’re one of those who has their usual walking paths in various places near their home and I always love tagging along because the places they go to never disappoint.   

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Con Mama

I woke up today and found my inbox filled of Mother’s Day messages. From flower graphics, Mothers Day headlines, to social media posts, I was reminded that I had a lunch date with my folks today to celebrate Mother’s Day. As someone who doesn’t celebrate any sort of holidays in general, I was looking forward […]

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