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LA Locals Love: Barton G. The Restaurant Hollywood

Barton G West Hollywood

A few months ago as I was scrolling through my Instagram, a ridiculous photo caught my eye. It was this enormous cotton candy concoction placed pretty on a white glass bust of a woman. I immediately saw that it was my former employee and DM-ed him for the details. It looked fascinating and I had to know everything; where, what, who, why and how I can get my hands on it.

He immediately texted back and said, "Barton G in WeHo (West Hollywood)! You've never heard of it? You MUST go".

I looked it up as fast as I could and made reservations for my fiance's birthday dinner. I didn't even look at the price (although in hindsight I perhaps should have) but knew Barton G would be an exciting way to celebrate since we were going to be staycationing in downtown Los Angeles anyway.

Featured Friends: Juliette & John from Snorkels To Snow

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I'm overly thrilled to introduce you to September's Featured Friends, Juliette and John from the amazing travel blog, Snorkels to Snow. I've 'known' them for at least a year now, if not more, and have enjoyed reading their blog and getting to know them quite a bit. They have one of the best blog user experience ever with a clean, easy to navigate page with absolutely stunning photos that will have you wanderlusting for days. Since I'm off to Fiji for my honeymoon early 2018, I can't tell you how many of their pages I've bookmarked and they've kindly offered to give me tips for when I go.

While I thought I knew a lot about them, I learned a lot more from interviewing them. I hope you enjoy getting to know them as much as I did!

Fly Away Friday #33


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Fly Away Friday is a link-up community for travel related blog posts. Hosted by Janine from Fill My Passport and Kana from Life in Wanderlust; we wanted to create and cultivate a supportive community of travelers. Every other Friday at 9:00AM PST, the Fly Away Friday link-up will open for everyone to share their posts all weekend long until Sunday at 11:59PM PST.

Checking In: The Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada

Bellagio Las Vegas Review

While I've been to Vegas several times and have dined at the Bellagio, I had never stayed the night there. I normally tend to stay at the MGM or the Luxor depending on the reason for visiting (for EDC or just to visit). Thankfully I live in Los Angeles where it's a short drive (4-5 hours) so when I saw an amazing deal to stay at the normally expensive Bellagio, I went for it with only a week's notice.

I truly was looking forward to the stay aspect of experiencing the Bellagio and they did not disappoint. Here's my full review!

Alice in Wonderland Cafe Shibuya in Tokyo, Japan

Alice in Wonderland Cafe Tokyo Japan

If you weren't aware already, Japan loves themed restaurants and cafes. Whether it's animal related, robots, famous characters - whatever you can imagine, they have it. Alice in Wonderland is no exception. This particular Alice in Wonderland Restaurant in the Shibuya area of Tokyo has been around for a few years already. However, it's been so popular that the lines would be around the block, especially on weekends or holidays. As a 'local', I didn't even want to deal with that so I decided to wait until it died down.

A few years in, the Alice in Wonderland restaurant is still a popular spot for tourists. Thankfully though, the weekday crowd has subsided quite a bit and I finally had the opportunity to dine there. I can walk from my house to this restaurant but from the Shibuya station, it's only about a 5 minute walk or less. Let's dive into this magical dining experience!

The Ultimate Guestroom Makeover Tips Under $200 - Before and After!


Recently, I started getting a little bored with the guest room and decided to give it a budget-friendly facelift. Originally I gave myself $100 to spend for the makeover but since a new bedding set was necessary, I doubled it to $200. I shifted the furniture around, purchased new decor and was able to wow my best friend when she visited. Since she had stayed in this room before, she was shocked with how small changes can make such a big difference!

Ever since moving to this home in California, I've welcomed and hosted many friends and family. I always receive flattering compliments about the guest room and I credit that to working in the hospitality business for so long! I know what makes a comfortable, welcoming room and what to add for an extra oomph. Here's a few tips that I swear by in order to create the perfect space for your guest, as well as real life before and after pictures of my guest room! Enjoy!