23 was the best year of my life. I challenged myself in more ways than I thought I could. I started things I’ve always wanted to do. I traveled to more places than I initially set myself to. Gained new perspectives, learned new lessons, and started a new job at the place I’ve always wanted to be at. But like all good things, this chapter will end for a new and even better one. Although 24 started a little rough, I know it’ll get better. Looking forward to 24 and growing mentally and emotionally, learning more about myself and being less scared of what’s to come.
Last minute and somewhat spontaneous, this trip was something that Tino and I randomly decided on. This was a trip we obviously both needed after working the entire summer. Positano, a cliffside village located in the South of Italy away from the hustle and bustle of the city, is known for its pebble beachfronts, panoramic views of the sea, and an array of pastel orange, green, blue, and pink buildings staggering down the cliffside. We landed in Naples, Italy and had a car service pick us up to bring us to our hostel. This drive from Naples took 1.5-2 hrs but it was one of the best scenic drives ever (and slightly terrifying). The car drove along narrow roads along high cliffs and made a thousand turns; if you get motion sickness I would recommend taking an anti-nausea medication prior to this drive. During our first full day at Positano we spent the day at Spiaggia Grande beach, De Fornillo beach, finding our way taking the stairs, and visiting small local boutiques. A pair of comfy shoes is a must because Positano requires a lot of walking and stairs, unless you decide to take the bus. I attached some pics of our first couple of days there.
Spring is finally here and I am so happy to start adding some prints to my outfits. Let me start by saying that I am not much of a prints type of girl and everything in my closet consist of black or white everything. But this season I have been noticing and seeing a TON of prints from floral, stripes, to polka dots. So of course I needed to find something poppy and fun to add to my spring wardrobe. I found this cute little number from Revolve by Privacy Please. This dress is super fun and adds a vibrant pop of color to my closet. I wore it to a wedding recently with strappy heels, but for today's fit I just completed the look with some white platforms by Superga. Still casual and perfect for this spring weather.
I know, I know, it has been a minute since my last post. I originally planned to post something monthly, but... I haven't had time to come up with content interesting enough for you guys. If you know me, I recently started a new job as a Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) nurse at the second top cancer hospital in America. Being an oncological nurse is all very new to me, but the job is definitely more than rewarding. However, the job isn't easy and there are days when I leave the hospital emotionally, mentally and physically drained (especially on days scheduled back to back). That is why self care and self love is so important. During my days off I like to keep myself busy by going to the gym and signing up for fun classes. I never like to sit home and waste the day away and plus it never hurts to have a gym session here and there.
One of the perks of being a nurse is the schedule. I was lucky enough to have 5 days off in between my work schedule and it happened to occur during my sister's spring break. Dreading NYC's weather lately, we decided to make a very last minute trip to Miami, FL with my cousin Jenny joining us.
Museum of Ice Cream x Miami
Last Beach Day: South Beach
You can't go to LA without visiting Griffith Observatory and LACMA urban lights and that's exactly what we did for day 2. By the end of the day we had some time to spare before our flight and we made a short visit to Paul Smith's hot pink wall.
Last weekend I finally had the opportunity to visit LA. Kev and I landed in LA around 9 pm after a very long flight and immediately we opted for some delicious tacos at this hole-in-the-wall taco spot, Guisados located on Sunset Blvd. The tacos were delicious but of course nothing beats New York's Los Tacos No. 1. I was already exhausted from the plane ride and we just checked into our Airbnb and called it a night. The next morning we did what we do best, brunch! We hit up this well known spot Blu Jam Cafe and ate until our bellies were full. After brunch, naturally we did all the touristy things and drove through Mulholland Drive for some scenic views, and then visited J. Paul Getty Museum.