Birthday at Rancho Las Lomas

birthday celebration

What a treat this past 27th birthday was. I was lucky enough to celebrate it up at Rancho Las Lomas, an event center in Silverado with friends and family. Unlucky in that I was suffering a severe cold and could barely enjoy the wine through the haze of cold medicine. Le horror!

Museum of Ice Cream

Museum of Ice Cream

A Millennial’s Instagram dream, the Museum of Ice Cream is a uniquely immersive experience that’s less “museum” and more Willy Wonka. It’s cool, a little bit weird and very different.   I first heard about it through a friend who was panicking about buying tickets the day of, saw the picture of a giant sprinkle pool and immediately clicked through the website to buy as many tickets as possible for friends and myself.

Roadtrip to Zion

the narrows

I’ll keep this post short and simple because unfortunately, didn’t manage to take too many photos on this road trip! Instead, chose to detach from work and real life for a bit and completely immerse myself in the glorious wonders of nature.   So maybe there wasn’t wifi anywhere (thanks Sprint). I was too busy embracing the glorious fresh air!  And maybe admittedly, I’ve also not worked out how to look cute and photo ready while trekking through miles of dirt and rock. All the…

Gorgeous Vineyards in Sonoma

Sparkling wine

One of my bestest friends is getting married! Which is incredibly exciting stuff in itself but when she told us she wanted to celebrate her bachelorette in Sonoma in Northern California, I was even more thrilled.

Denver Highlights

girl in Colorado Springs

On a long summer weekend, me and the boy took a plane out to Colorado to reunite with some old friends and see his family. Having only been to Colorado in the winter, it was really cool to finally see this city in warmer temps. I’ve been to Colorado a few times before but never the downtown Denver area. I was excited to be able to better explore a new city. Here are a few quick highlights from an overall silly and highly memorable weekend.

Journey to Thailand

thailand journey

Not too long ago, a group of friends and I headed to Thailand for a 2-week adventure. Having never traveled to Asia, the trip was incredibly eye-opening and tons of fun. It also cured my travel bug (for the time being) and renewed my love of Asian food.   The flight time was about 10 hours, with a layover in Tokyo and Bangkok but, with a slew of movies, the overall journey wasn’t too bad. The hardest part was stopping in Bangkok for the night,…

Double Jaw Surgery Recovery: Day 1

These past 6 weeks have been some of the most mentally and physically challenging in my life and I have a completely new respect for anyone going through the surgery and recovery process. In short, it’s awful! And so taxing. And just thinking about it all makes me wanna switch to Netflix and finish House of Cards. But I relent. Here’s a brief recap of my recovery and what I’ve been up to the past 6 weeks. Fair warning, it includes a lot of Netflix…

Double Jaw Surgery

Taking a slight detour from the fun and light things to delve into my planned double jaw surgery this Thursday which, will likely occupy the next three to six months of my life. I’ve had a lot of mixed emotions over the past three weeks about it, going from calm to frantic to emotional meltdown the next. Having never even been into major surgery, there’s some slight apprehension about that aspect, as well as the whole, “your face is going to look different” for the rest…

Cancun Thai Lounge

If you go anywhere in Cancun to eat, then I definitely recommend the Cancun Thai Lounge. Complete with impressive views and docks that mimic the views of Thailand. Margaritas all around.

Royal Solaris Cancun

This would be the face of a very excited individual bound for Cancun! Well, aside from the very serious business of looking at apps. But aside from that, the excitement was practically oozing. Me and the boy headed to Cancun to Royal Solaris Cancun for some sun and relaxation. A little flight snack. I get pretty anxious during flights so this helps to soothe the nerves somewhat. Don’t worry, I shared. 😉   When we arrived, we were greeted with a drink from the staff,…