White Sands National Monument, NM 

In December we made our way from Texas back to Los Angeles with a few pit stops along the way. I’ve been wanting to see the White Sands National Monument forever because duh- it’s amazing. Stark white sand dunes in the middle of nowhere. Yes, please!

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Current Faves

I wanted to start a new weekly segment on new things I’ve tried and loved. I always enjoy reading other blogs when they post a “5 Things Friday” or “Ten Things”, and I thought I’d share my current favorite things. I’ll have a diverse group- foods, places, things, products, people, or just new to me stuff.  I’ve decided to call it “Current Faves” because when I like something, I fall head first and go all out. So, naturally, I become obsessed.

In a good way 🙂

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El Cosmico, Marfa Texas

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“Follow Me to El Cosmico”

…A bumper sticker and phrase well known to veteran fans of this magical place.

El Cosmico in West Texas, Marfa to be exact, is an aesthetically appealing hotel-like place for hipsters, artists, travelers, and nomads to stay and tune-out, but still stay close to the land. And it is so unlike any other place. We are talking Tee Pees, Mongolian Yurts, a slew of Caravans, Safari Tents, and even camp grounds on 18 acres of West Texas land.

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The Broad Museum, Los Angeles 

 

The Broad Museum in Downtown Los Angeles is not one to miss; especially if you’re into contemporary art. As the newest member of the museum family in LA, the Broad is quickly gaining popularity by the old-school and the predictable . It was founded by Eli and Edythe Broad, and houses over 2,000 works of art with featured artists like Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Kara Walker, Ellsworth Kelly, Lichtenstein,  Keith Haring, AND Takashi Murakami. Continue reading

Horseshoe Bend, AZ

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Sadly, our Desert Road Trip was coming to an end, but on our last day we went out with a bang. We got to see Horseshoe Bend and take a boat ride through Lake Powell. Arizona really has some of the most beautiful scenery. There is so much more that I need/want/must see.

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Antelope Canyon, Page AZ

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The fourth stop on our Desert Road Trip was to Antelope Canyon in Page Arizona. This place should be on everyone’s bucket list. This slot canyon is only a quarter mile in length but endlessly mesmerizing.

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DIY: Stove Top Simmers Scents

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It’s that time of year again. The holiday season! And my personal favorite time of year. I love all the festivities this time of the year from Halloween, to Thanksgiving, to Christmas, and to ringing in the New Year.  Nothing puts me more in the holiday spirit than festive scents (…or watching The Holiday.. or The Family Stone).

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Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

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There is no place quite like Bryce Canyon. It’s bright orange amphitheater basin filled with  odd-shaped rock formations and stalactite or stalagmite looking Hoodoo towers (can never remember which one is from the ground up) are incomparable . But again, pictures do it no justice.

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The Narrows: Zion National Park, UT

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Zion National Park has been on my list for a while now, and the second Owen and I started planning our road trip- adding a trip through Zion was a no-brainer. And once we experienced this magical place, it quickly became one of our most favorite places ever. Ugh, this place. Pictures do it absolutely no justice.

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Valley of Fire State Park, NV

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Entering the Valley of Fire State Park, is literally like taking a trip to the planet Mars. Imagine driving through desert terrain, orange mountains on either side, seemingly sky high, and then you take a turn, and everything turns RED;  red sand, red mountains, red rocks, pretty unreal.

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