Xcaret in a Day

During our recent trip to Cancun, Joseph and I stayed at Hyatt Zilara – an all-inclusive resort, where there really wasn’t a reason to leave the hotel. And yet, we still wanted to take an excursion to explore Mexico just a little bit and chose to spend a day in Xcaret – an eco-archaeological park just 45 minutes away from Cancun. I know what you’re thinking – “what does that mean?”. That was my thought too, and I came to…
Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
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Alfred’s Coffee on Melrose Place

I am not a coffee connoisseur but I can’t help but be drawn to coffee shops with their aromatic coffee scent floating about the room and the interior decor that makes staying for a couple of hours enjoyable. The great thing about living in LA is that there are ample amounts of coffee shops, particularly on the west side of the city, that you can visit. One, in particular, is Alfred’s Coffee and Kitchen located in Melrose Place. It’s been on my…
Los Angeles, California
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Hyatt Zilara in Cancun – an All-Inclusive Resort

It’s been too long since my last travel adventure (to San Antonio and Austin, Texas in April to be exact – yikes!) that I was absolutely over the moon to spend this past Christmas with my fiance, Joseph, in Cancun, Mexico’s Hyatt Zilara, an all-inclusive adults-only resort, for five nights. This was my first time being in an all-inclusive resort, and let me just say, it was pure bliss. We arrived in Cancun around 12:30 am on a Thursday night and…
Cancun, Mexico
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Evian Facial Spray

Ah, the Nordstrom Annual Sale has come and gone, and wouldn’t you know it, I didn’t get anything fashion related! There were SO many people talking about it, recommending which items to get and what the best deals were, that I seriously got overwhelmed and decided to skip the event altogether. But of course, Nordstrom was offering members a $10 off coupon on anything, and I couldn’t pass up not using that, so I browsed their website and found one deal…
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Los Angeles Arboretum

LA is known as a city with SO many freeways, so many concrete roads, so many cars on the road and not enough greenery. But there are certainly pockets of space where gardens bloom. I’ve discussed previously of Huntington Library and Botanical, one of my all-time favorite garden spots in Los Angeles to “get away” from the city. This time, I explore the Los Angeles Arboretum, a garden in Arcadia where peacocks just love to roam around freely. The Arboretum…
Los Angeles, California
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