Tuesday, October 28, 2014

San Francisco

Two things to NOT underestimate when visiting San Francisco for the first time:
(1) the level of windiness (no joke)
(2) the mesmerizing charm of the Victorian houses, especially the painted ladies.  

top: club monaco// jeans: paige// shoes: loeffler randall //bag: alexander wang


Monday, October 13, 2014

Postcards from Carmel, California

To break the long drive between Northern and Southern California, we spent a night
 in Carmel and I’m already itching to go back. I’ve read about this place in numerous books
 and the expectations were huge. Luckily, it exceeded all of them. It’s small, charming,
sleepy, picturesque with a whimsical air, as I like to describe it, straight from a storybook.
If you are ever driving along these parts, I definitely recommend you make a stop, even if for a day.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Monterey, California

It’s been a month since I got back from my California road tip but I still have
 a ton of pictures to show. On the list: Carmel,  San Francisco, Santa Barbara and
Yosemite National Park. Since NY is in full on Fall mode, it’s  nice to reminisce
about last summer memories through the blog posts.   
At first I was a bit disappointed when looking at the beach photos. I don’t feel like it
conveys the true beauty of the place. Some fog and rocks..really Olga? But believe me,
 in person it’s breathtaking. Maybe it’s the peacefulness of it all (albeit, as a New Yorker,
 traveling for nature and silence is good enough reason). Perhaps it’s because this untouched
 nature stretches for miles and no matter where you look, it’s nothing but the sky, water, and
sand. You may hear occasional seagulls, sea lions laying on rocks, trees swaying to the sound
 of the wind. There is something really comforting about that. But in the end, I realized that
like the best things in life, sometimes simple leaves you with the biggest impact of all.

  top: hm//pants: rag & bone  //shoes: tibi//sunglasses: ray-ban aviators// jacket:parker//

PS. Thank you all for the wonderful birthday wishes!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

It's My Birthday

I’m about a week late on posting these, but nonetheless, I recently celebrated
another wonderful birthday and wanted to share with you a few shots. Get me
balloons, flowers and cake and I’m one happy gal and I hope no matter the number,
 that will always stay the same.
There comes a point where everything comes in focus:who you are, what you
 are, what you want and what makes you happy, and with that comes peace
 lightness and confidence. You no longer fuss about the small stuff and no longer
care what other people think. You are who you are, so just BE and
don’t let anyone come between that.

top: club monaco (old)// skirt: club monaco (old)// shoes: 3.1 phillip lim 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hearst Castle

I first heard of Hearst Castle through some of the bloggers that I happen to follow
on the West Coast and was constantly memorized by how beautiful and picturesque
 it is. So when it came time to plan our California road trip, I knew I would be throwing
 it to the mix and am so glad that I did. I think the pictures speak for themselves. The
outdoor pool was under construction but the one inside made up for it.

dress: zara// bag: loeffler randall// shoes: Prabal Gurung for Target//