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My trip to California was utter bliss! I made priceless memories & experienced countless firsts. So much so, I've had to categorize how I share my recommendations & experiences with you!
Let's face it, I'm a sucker for cute shops of all kinds. These cafes & juiceries places are definitely worth mentioning!
I dreamed of going to Lemonade since my last trip to California in 2015. From pictures of adrmied bloggers, I was on a mission to find this adorable shop. Unexpectedly, as I walked through UTC an outdoor mall in San Diego, I SAW IT. In seconds, my excitement levels skyrocketed & I had a chilled watermelon lemonade in my hand. It was nothing short of refreshing & delightful.
Two: Pressed Juicery
Not only did I find Lemonade. I found Pressed Juicery next door! So naturally, lemonade in hand, I purchased a Charcoal Lavender Juice. Charcoal can be intimidating. I'm a huge fan of using it in face masks & cleansers, but drinking it can seem scary. The juice was delicious! Charcoal doesn't add flavor, simply a bold color & detoxifying properties. Juices aren't for everyone, but I quite enjoy them. There is something refreshing about drinking wholesome, purified ingredients. The juice contained: charcoal, lavender, honey & lemon.
Three: Nekter Juice Bar
I may or may not have found this place due to the dire need of green juice, cause by a sugar come. Regardless, it's lovely. I chose "The Greenie" removed the celery & added whey protein. It did just the trick. My only suggestion may be to also remove the parsley, it adds an acquired taste.
Four: Boba Bar & Desserts
Taro. Taro. Taro. If you haven't tried this flavor, you must. It is similar to a coconut vanilla taste & it's purple. (so, come on.) To my knowledge, there aren't many boba places near me, so I knew I had to try it. I'm no bubba tea expert. What I can say, is my taro smoothie tasted amazing, the inspirational quote on the wall was fitting & they offered boba smoothie combinations I haven't seen before, like Strawberry Colada & Chamango. (champagne & mango)
Five: Project Juice
The decor was a dream & the juice was great! I tried a blue green algae wellness shot (thanks to Yelp's first time visitor reward) which I found quite rejuvenating & their "Epic Greens" smoothie with house-made almond milk, protein, spinach, banana, kale, almond butter & vanilla bean. YUM!
If you're ever in San Diego, be sure to check out these drinks & find your favorite flavor!
What is your favorite juicery & where is it located?
Having been a couple times now, I do love the West Coast. There is something about it that just piques my interest & inspires me to work toward creating the life I dream about. That having been said, the change of seasons are a feature I adore as an East Coast girl!
While I was in California this trip, I had the chance to wear a few of my fall outfits during the chilly evening outings...and I took full advantage of it!
One of my favorites was this one:
Shirt & Jeans: H&M // Shoes: Gift// Lipstick: NYX Liquid Suede ""
When I moved in May, I knew I needed a better solution for my makeup collection. I like to experiment with makeup & use different products regularly. I wanted to share the best way I've found to store the products I need quick access to every morning!
My acrylic containers are mostly from Home Goods, with one that was a Christmas gift last year. If you're not keen on organizing, there are people who may be able to help with your organizational & storage needs like MakeSpace. Sometimes you simply need a place to store extra items (like makeup bags, if like me, you collect more than you can store).
Lets jump right in!
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