35MM SNAPSHOTS: Europe, summer 2017

Some of my favorite moments from Europe! All of these photos were taken on my beloved Minolta SRT-101 on 35 mm film. Enjoy!

europe pt. 1 // wandering the streets of paris, slipping into corner cafes, listening to notre dame’s bells. it’s the little things! quand on a pas ce que l’on aime, il faut aimer ce que l’on a ☕️🍮🇫🇷


BLOGPOST: My Thoughts on the New “Wonder Woman” Film

Last week the new Wonder Woman film was released and a feminist icon was reborn. Wonder Woman first appeared in a 1941 comic book and was long overdue for her own feature-length movie. Although the 2017 film isn’t perfect, I think it did an amazing job of representing strong, independent females. Furthermore, watching the film forced me to think critically about female representation in Hollywood. I serve on the Global Youth Advisory Council for The Representation Project, an organization that uses film and media content to expose social injustices created by gender stereotypes. Working with The Representation Project has made me realize that the media content we consume, whether it’s books, films, or tv shows, can greatly affect our perception. Although Wonder Woman is an appropriate role model now, it hasn’t always been that way. Her character has significantly evolved since 1941, when she was created. During her very first appearance in All-Star Comics: issue 8, Wonder Woman was a young girl, vying for the attention of a dreamy military hero named Steve Trevor. Diana, the original name of Wonder Woman, enters a contest to prove that she is “the strongest and wisest of the Amazons” and worthy of Steve’s affection. Basically, there’s lots of “I – I love him!” and “I must see him!”


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35MM SNAPSHOTS: A Morning in Malibu

A morning in Malibu, captured on my film camera (Minolta SRT-101).

Enjoy x


BLOGPOST: Currently: May 2017

“Currently” is a monthly tag that focuses on all the little happenings in your life, and since I haven’t done one in a while (eight months, to be exact), I wanted to share one for May. Currently, I am…

Watching: Earlier this week I went to Orlando, FL for the opening of Universal Orlando Resort’s Volcano Bay. I had a five hour flight back to LA last night, and I binge-watched the entire first season of TBS’s Search Party. (The episodes are only a half hour, so don’t judge me too hard). It’s a dark comedy about a girl who tries to find a missing friend from college. It’s really weird and funny and wonderful, and the ending was so terrible (but, like, in a good way?). I loved it.

Listening To: I’ve always liked Peter, Paul & Mary, but my love was reignited two weeks ago in a Goodwill when I stumbled upon a ton of old Peter, Paul & Mary CDs. ((Note: I don’t actually have a CD player. I’ve been listening on YouTube, despite my newly acquired collection. I plan on getting a CD player at some point (are CD players still sold?), but until then, I just really like having the physical copies)).


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BLOGPOST: Philadelphia Flower Show 2017

Last weekend was the Philadelphia Flower Show, and I felt so lucky to be apart of it! The event ended yesterday, but I was there all weekend. 🌼🌷🌸 I adore Philadelphia (especially old city and center city), and it was really nice being back on the east coast for spring break.

My family and I always used to go to the flower show when I was a kid, but we haven’t gone the last few years. It was sooooo fun being back! This year’s theme was “Holland: Coloring the World” and included *incredible* flower displays. I was blown away by how intricate every single flower arrangement was. There was also a butterfly garden, which is where I spent all of my time.

I also really liked how my hair + makeup was done, so I’ll attach a few photos below. Several little girls asked me if I was a “real life fairy”. 😛 I think I need to start having bouquets of flowers put in my hair every single day.


BLOGPOST: KONG Skull Island Premiere

KONG: Skull Island had their premiere last tonight in Hollywood, and I was ecstatic to be invited as a blogger (thank you Warner Bros. Pictures!) ~~ Between the red carpet and advanced screening, it was such a fun night. I haven’t watched an action movie in awhile, but this one definitely kept me on the edge of my seat. The effects were awesome and out of the entire movie, I think that was my favorite aspect. Everything looked so realistic!

It was surprisingly nostalgic seeing KONG: Skull Island, because it brought back a ton of memories from my childhood. I remember religiously watching the classic black-and-white films when I was younger. (I promise I’m not actually an elderly woman – I just have a deep love for all old, vintage things). The very first King Kong film came out in 1933, and it’s amazing to think that it’s stayed relevant all these years later and audiences are still able to connect with this scary, gross gorilla. Anyways, I hope you’ll check out the new Kong, and let me know what you think!

Okay, onto photos! I just wanted to share a few with you all.

You know it’s a big deal when Hollywood Boulevard is shut down ⭐️⭐️
OKAY, technically it was a ~blue carpet~ not a red carpet.


BLOGPOST: Joiful App Launch Party

Last week I was invited to Joiful’s app launch party, and I wanted to share some photos from the event. xx Thank you so much Joiful for the invite! I had suuuch a good time…

The entire room smelled like flowers because of this gorgeous archway!


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BLOGPOST: What’s Your Ayurvedic Dosha?

Earlier this week I had an article published with Lucidity Festival‘s blog, who I recently became a contributor for. I’m looking forward to all the upcoming posts I have planned with their creative platform! This past week I wrote about Ayurvedic medicine, one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems. Check it out… ❤️

What’s Your Ayurvedic Dosha?

Ayurvedic medicine, derived from your dosha, involves using herbs as medicine
Ayurvedic medicine, derived from your dosha, involves using herbs as medicine.

Ayurvedic medicine (simply known as Ayurveda) is one of the world’s oldest healing systems, tracing back to ancient India more than 5,000 years ago. A lot has changed since then, but Ayurveda has continued to stay relevant and be an important part of healing for people all over the world.

Ayurveda is based on the belief that we are composed of the same universal elements of nature. The five elements, fire, water, air, earth, and space, create the world around us. They create the cosmos. They create you and me, and they also create our doshas. (more…)

BLOGPOST: DIY, How to Make Rosewater

Earlier this week was Valentine’s Day, which means a lot of people currently have wilting roses. Before you throw your flowers away, I wanted to share a super easy, all-natural DIY for herbal rosewater 🌹

I don’t typically buy roses because
1.) thorns
2.) they’re somewhat expensive


BLOGPOST: {Playing Tourist} 10 Things I Love About San Francisco

My little sister is visiting me in Los Angeles this week, and we decided to take a spontaneous trip up to northern California. I’ve lived in California for a year and a half, but I’ve never traveled past Malibu. So, I met her at LAX and we flew up to San Francisco together! ✈️

We were able to fit a lot into four days, including the Golden Gate Bridge (did you even go to San Francisco if you didn’t drive/walk/bike the bridge?), Fisherman’s Wharf, the Walt Disney Family Museum, Chinatown (we stumbled upon the Chinese New Year Parade while we were there), Alamo Square + more. There’s so many things I love about San Francisco, but I’ll keep it short and only include my top 10.


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