LA Diary: The Getty Center

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Hey everyone!

Pulling these photos up from the archives, they were too pretty not to post! Amanda and I frequented the Getty Museum a while back and were impressed with the variety in art and beautiful outdoor spaces. Some of our favorites are posted above, I especially loved the room we were in the fourth photo of me and Amanda. Let us know what your favorites from the Getty are! Also, if any of you have any recommendations for museums around LA or SD, let us know! We’d love to visit them and we would appreciate it! Have a fantastic day,

Tiffany

Canyonlands Road Trip

Hi everyone! 

Over the summer, some friends and I packed our bags in a car and drove to Canyonlands National Park in Utah for a week long camping road trip! It was honestly one of the most challenging trips I’ve ever done – we hiked trails as long as 11 miles continuously for 8 hours, scaled down AND up a 1,400 foot mountain, and woke up before sunrise each day to tackle other various trails in over 100 degree heat! However, being sore, tired, and missing the comfort of my bed and shower was worth it for these spectacular, jaw-dropping views. Visiting these amazing sites has taught me to not take nature for granted and has encouraged me to appreciate the outdoors more. Take a look at these fantastic sights!

Best,

Tiffany

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Wonderspaces

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*Photography Credit to Alvin in 2nd and 3rd photo

Hi everyone!

This summer I visited Wonderspaces, an interactive pop up museum in San Diego. The exhibits were very aesthetically eye-catching, colorful, clever, and fun! Above are some of the exhibits, my favorite was the exhibit featured in the second photo, it was essentially a dark room with holes poking out where light streamed through. I thought it mimicked a starry night and enjoyed how the artist sought to replicate that natural phenomenon. Hope you enjoy the photos!

Cheers,

Tiffany 

Alaska!

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Hi everyone!

As promised, here is my Alaska post! I went on vacation with my family earlier this summer and visited the ports of Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway. We also visited Tracy Arm Fjord (first picture) and witnessed a massive glacier peeking out between two mountain tops! Alaska was very rural and had towns populating with 2,000 people or less – a stark contrast from growing up in the city! The pictures in this post are some of my favorites from the trip. Enjoy!

Cheers,

Tiffany 

 

Rosy Moodiness

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Off the shoulder top: Meraki, Jeans: thrifted, boots: ASOS, Floppy hat: gift, lip: Colourpop    Photography credit: Liz Yee

Hi all,

I hope you all are having a lovely week! This week’s outfit features a juxtaposition between femininity and masculinity. I paired a floral off the shoulder top with my black distressed boyfriend jeans. To feature my off the shoulder top, I wore my chelsea boots and black floppy hat and a dark purple lip to add a more neutral look. This was a perfect day to head to San Diego’s Little Italy district to visit their farmers market, highly recommend you check it out 🙂 Thank you for visiting, have a great week!

Love,

Tiffany 

 

Greater Portland Day 2: Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, Forest Park, and Mt. Tabor

Day 2 in Portland involved going to a handful of gardens and city parks.

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

This year’s Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest fell between March 24th – April 30th. We visited the farm right at the beginning of the festival, which wasn’t the most optimal time since many of the tulips were still budding. Nevertheless, it was great to get away from the city and see the nearby vineyards and sprawling fields. You can catch the festival within the next few days until April 30th.

Note: do not be like ill-prepared me and wear your nice sneakers to Wooden Shoe. Rain boots are a must since the fields are wet from the constant Pacific Northwest rain.

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Woodburn Premium Outlets 

We didn’t have any plans to go mall shopping while on vacation, but Woodburn Premium Outlets was so close to Wooden Shoe that it just made sense to stop by. Woodburn Premium Outlets is like any other outlet, but I couldn’t pass on no sales tax in Oregon (Los Angeles sadly has 8.75% sales tax & San Francisco has 8.5%). I bought a couple blouses and a North Face jacket (for $30!!!).

Forest Park 

Located 10 minutes away from Downtown Portland, Forest Park hugs the west side of the city and boasts roughly 70 miles of hiking trails. You’ll understand why it has to rain constantly after visiting Forest Park because the whole thing is filled with lush greenery. There are multiple entrances into Forest Park so keep the GPS at bay. We took the Wildwood Trail and stumped upon this mini waterfall shown below. Forest Park is definitely one of my fave gems in Portland.

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Mt. Tabor Park 

We visited Mt. Tabor the morning we left for the airport but I decided to cram it in this post. Visiting in the morning meant we encountered locals making their morning jogs. The view of downtown Portland is also nice from here. IMG_4862.JPGIMG_4830.JPGIMG_4854.jpgThanks for visiting and stay tuned for the last Portland segment which will feature food + drinks. Hold on tight because it’s a long one! -Amanda

Arizona Pt I: Sedona and the Grand Canyon

Hi everyone!

I have finally dug up photos from my archives during my trip to Arizona last winter. Please excuse the tardiness, but I really wanted share them with you! I was able to travel with friends around Arizona, and compiled some photos from places I thought were very scenic. This first post I curated consists of photos from Sedona and the Grand Canyon. Stay tuned for future installments, enjoy!

Best,

Tiffany

Sedona, AZ

Devils Bridge

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Grand Canyon, Arizona 

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Amanda and I will be alternating our travel posts, so stay tuned! 🙂 

Part 1 Video: Spring in Portland

I have so so much love for Portland and its surrounding area. My family and I visited from March 26th – 28th, and had the most memorable time eating from food trucks, chasing waterfalls, and perusing boutique shops. Click the icon above to watch my attempting at documenting this lovely place.

This video is part 1 of my Portland travel series. In Part 2, I will elaborate on my experiences and thoughts from Day 1 attractions. Likewise in Part 3, I will talk about Day 2. Part 4 will wrap up with my dining and eatery experiences.

Thanks for visiting! – Amanda

When in LA Video

Apologies for the delay. I finally compiled a video from when Tiffany visited me in LA. Here are some featured locations which we will later dedicate separate blog posts for: The Getty Center, The Broad Museum, Santa Monica, Grand Central Market, The Last Bookstore… Thanks for visiting and hope you enjoy the short video! -Amanda

Shot/ edited by Amanda