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Best Coffee Shops in Newport Beach / Costa Mesa

April 19, 2015

The beach cities of Southern California are quite unique in that there are more green juice places per capita than coffee shops. [Not that I consulted with the city planner or anything… Just based on my observations].

Sure, you can find a major coffee chain every half-mile in Newport Beach, but when I want coffee; I want some really high-quality goods. Orange County has a bunch of excellent coffee shops, but for today, we will focus on Newport Beach and the neighboring Costa Mesa.

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Journal, Lifestyle


June 22, 2014

There are lots of incredible things about traveling. Typically, when we dream of traveling we think of the crazy adventures, beautiful views and meeting awesome people. We often see it is as being a super glamorous, never-ending fun, adventure.

These are all truths of traveling, but there is also a side that isn’t talked about as often–the unglamorous.

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Journal, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

My Packing Nightmare…

May 22, 2014

I have never been good at packing. I always bring way too much, and never the right things. Somehow, I ceaselessly end up bringing too many nice clothes, when we end up just lounging in wanna-be yogi gear, or only running shoes when I need my fancy-pants heels. I am determined to pack well for Spain.

Dennis is amazing and brilliant. However, he wants me [yes me] to only bring a carry-on for our excursion [insert panic button]. He is completely serious, and when he gets something like this in his brain, he means it… AKA my total nightmare. Only taking a carry on is absolutely no issue for Dennis, who has traveled all over the U.S. with only his Vanguard Basketball backpack for the last four years. I, on the other hand, find that rather challenging [some may call it insane].

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Journal, Lifestyle


January 25, 2014

“If we wait until we are ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.”

-Lemony Snicket

Since I was little, I was told to dream BIG and make goals toward those dreams. I was told I could do anything I set my heart and mind on doing. Even though I have gotten knocked down my fair share of times, I’ve always had this inherent belief that dreams are instilled in our minds to be fulfilled.

Dreams are meant to come true.

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