I’ve been back at school for a week now but it didn’t take long to make it back to my favorite place in LA — Melrose. Starting at our favorite tea place in the world (Alfred Tea Room), carbonated iced “keg tea” in hand, my friend Mary and I happened upon a local farmers market, walked around Melrose Trading Post, and ended our day with some shopping at American Apparel.… View Post

This lil’ yellow backpack was one of my favorite Christmas gifts this year. I have long been a fan of Fjallraven backpacks, and finally bought myself a blue backpack for school this summer. A week after I bought it Fjallraven announced it’s Re-Kanken collection – a backpack collection made of recycled plastic bottles. Not only are the backpacks made from yarn made from recycled plastic bottles, but it’s dyed with natural dyes and is spin dyed, meaning it uses less water, energy and chemicals than normal Fjallraven backpacks. ~swoon~… View Post

This post is like the return trip of my New Mexico road trip, or the second half of my weekend (and more specifically, the times not spent sitting in the back seat of a car). We spent our afternoon after balloons walking around Old Albuquerque, taking in everything it had to offer — including the bright turquoise doors that seemed to be on every corner, the classic Pueblo architecture, the most incredible quesadilla I have ever had, and good ‘ole souvenirs. After some much needed sleep and breakfast at McDonalds, we stopped at the Grand Canyon before heading back to school.… View Post

This weekend I took my first college road trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico for the International Balloon Fiesta. I only found out about the Balloon Fiesta last year when I joined Troy Camp, an organization at USC, because we plan an annual trip down to Albuquerque, but since then it has been towards the top of my college bucket list (and made it onto my real bucket list). Me and four of my other gal pals drove 15 hours (and lost an hour in the time change that we did not know existed until right before we passed the Arizona / New Mexico border) through the night and arrived just in time for the “mass ascension” of balloons at the Balloon Fiesta.
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Camp breeds its own kind of music – a ridiculous mix of Taylor Swift and One Direction, the occasional High School Musical or Camp Rock throwback hit, and the oh-so loved “camp songs”. “Reflections” is one of those songs you can’t listen to without thinking about camp. Read my last ramblings about camp this summer and the music that had me dancing and singing through each day.… View Post