Life is busy, hectic and sometimes goes by so quickly that we forget to take time for ourselves. With such a fast paced lifestyle, not only may we not take time to rest but can also strain our bodies, particularly our muscles, as a result of the consistent hustle and bustle. In the past few years, I have incorporated massages into my monthly self-care regime. Often, I do not get the chance to take the time to relax until I am out of town, but I have discovered quickly that this may actually be ideal.
Although my husband may refer to me as a ‘fashionista’ (in his sarcastic tone, of course), I never seem to grasp the ins-and-outs of the beauty industry. Whether it is my hair, makeup or nails…..I tend to always look ‘oh natural’ (…and trust me, that isn’t the look I’m often going for). Although I do my own hair and makeup daily (….if only I had my own glam squad with me at all time)….when I am visiting a new city, have a special event to go to or I’m shooting content for the blog, I make sure to make an appointment with the professionals.
For me, visiting a new city is the perfect time to indulge in all things sugar and sweet! For some reason, the thought of enjoying a treat on a holiday does not have the same caloric effects when compared to eating the same treat during the daily grind. Obviously, I am aware that my theory is flawed and is based on no scientific evidence…..but I am sticking with it and I will continue to enjoy desert with every meal in the places I am visiting! Recently, when I was visiting Los Angeles, I decided to embrace my theory and check out the below instagram-worthy and equally delicious gems! If you ever find yourself in LA LA land and are looking for the perfect fill for any sugar or chocolate craving….than the list below was made specially for you! Enjoy!
As much as I promise myself time and time again that I am going to learn to paint my own nails (aka learn to be patient), I keep finding myself in a pedicure chair with a cappuccino in one hand and the latest glossy magazine in another. There is something about a perfectly painted manicure and pedicure that makes me feel put together as I tackle my work week. As much as I love getting my nails done in my home city of Halifax, lately I have only been able to squeeze in the time when traveling.
Prior to traveling to a new city or a city I have not visited for some time, I always like do research on where to dine, stay and visit. Luckily, with the emergence of social media, not only am I able to easily discover where locals and trendy individuals spend their time and hard earned dollars but I can also get an inside look into the décor, food and over all esthetic of an upcoming dinning experience.
During my most recent trip to Los Angeles, I hardly had to do any prior research on the most sought after restaurants in the area. The majority of the bloggers and influencers that I follow on social media are either living in LA or visit often and therefore I am able to keep my finger on the pulse on what’s currently trending in tinsel town. I regularly see the most beautiful images posted of fresh floral arrangements, delicate floral dishware and food that looks almost too pretty to eat (key word…almost) all with a location tag that leads to The Ivy Restaurants.