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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Blog Vacation

Hey Loves! It has been a couple of weeks since my last post and sometimes life just gets in the way of things. It is very easy to get burned out and as a single mom I have plenty on my plate, so a brief blog vacation is much needed right now. I am really looking forward to taking a little time for myself:-) Who knows, I might share a post or two during my vacation, but you can expect me to be back and completely refreshed in a couple of weeks!

Monday, October 26, 2015


Hey Loves! I have been waiting for cooler weather to arrive. This time of year is the time to pull out all of those cute boots that have been in hiding all summer. I love a great pair of boots and now is the time to wear them, but the warm weather in the City of Angels is lingering, so I might have to wait a little longer to put away my sandals and transition into more fall attire. Boots definitely add a lot of pizzazz to any outfit. Don't you love a great pair? 
These are a gorgeous color and super cute!

I love the detailing on these

I love a great pair of over the knee boots. You can see more of this look and how I styled mine, by clicking here

 Whether flat or with a heel, the right pair of boots is always stylish.

I have quite a boot and shoe collection and quality leather lasts forever and a riding boot never goes out of style.These flat riding boots are one of my fall favorites and the rich neutral color goes with everything. You can see more of this post here

Aren't these blue python boots gorgeous?

I am a big fan of color. You can see more of my snakeskin boots and this look by clicking here

What types of boots do you like?


Friday, October 9, 2015

Second Story (LV's LA)

I just love a good adventure, which is probably the reason I discover so many hidden gems like Second Story restaurant in Manhattan Beach. This restaurant is tucked away in the chic 60's inspired Belmar Hotel. If you blink you will miss this cute tucked away eatery. On each occasion I have dined here, the food has been consistently delicious and the ambiance is very cozy. During the day, the vibe is low key and you may find yourself the only patron, but at night, when the sun goes down, Second Story takes on her sassy alter ego with flickering candles, ambient lighting and a clientele as diverse as the menu offerings. Some of my favorite items are the crab cakes (pictured above) and their delicious and inventive salads.

This cute wall display of candles and fresh blooms will greet you as soon as you enter the restaurant.

The atmosphere is warm and inviting. We lingered long after we finished our meal and had didn't want to leave the relaxing and quiet atmosphere
These fish tacos were flavorful with just the right amount of seasoning and a generous serving of fresh guacamole and pickled onions. Absolutely delicious

I convinced my friend to try one of my other favorites, the blackened chicken quesadillas and she thought they were phenomenal

Second Story has a serene and peaceful environment during the day. My friend and I had the entire restaurant to ourselves and the servers were very attentive to us

We finished our meal with a delicious croissant bread pudding with caramel drizzle and fresh whipped cream. Perfect sweet ending to a great meal. 

This restaurant is in a great location and walking distance to the beach, so if you want to burn all those calories from your amazing meal, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll to the Manhattan Beach boardwalk. Great food and atmosphere and the prices won't make your wallet anorexic when you leave:-)

Second Story
3501 Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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