east coast, west coast.

after seven years of working non-stop at agencies since before i even graduated college, these last few weeks since becoming a "real housewife of culver city" have been interesting, to say the least. 

it's weird not having to wake up early and go into the office every day, but also relaxing and still surprisingly busy as i work on these next steps in my career. that's because one of the best things about living in los angeles is there is never a lack of activity. hence why the blogging went on a break...again.

on that note, before i dive deep into the posts this week, here's an insta-look at where my west coast path has taken me so far:

social media week los angeles. it was my first cali conference and besides surrounding myself with creative types and learning the latest on the "interwebs," there were a few key friends of fashion involved too. rodger berman, ceo of rachel zoe, inc. (plus husband to the stylist queen) was on site and gave a great digitally focused interview with vanity fair's krista smith. 

but my real fan moment? when the stunning shay mitchell - a.k.a. emily fields - from "pretty little liars" showed up to talk about her #pllaywithshay twitter parties, created in party by fanology social, and how social media is transforming tv with a host of other great panelists. she was a great speaker and actually extremely knowledgeable...not all celebs are. not all that surprising, though, since she attributes to the show's social history in the making. sadly i missed the session on "celebrities vs. bloggers: who rules fashion marketing?" for a lunch date with new friends, but it happens. maybe i'll try again next year!

the manhattan beach green market, where i picked up the fresh fruits to create this oh-so-california breakfast. creamy avocado, sweet but sour passion fruit, pleasantly plump plums, the best grapes i've ever tasted, and bananas i topped with natural trader joe's peanut butter, chia seeds and hemp seeds. breakfast of champions.

a dodgers game. this was part 1 to the "la sports package" birthday gift to my man. these seats look high but boy were they good. puig may be my new ronaldo, and i may have to take short breaks from being 100% loyal to the red sox to cheer for the dodgers when i can make it to the games because they are incredibly fun.

part 2 of the birthday gift was la galaxy tickets for seats right behind the goal. here's where we almost got smacked by a landon donovan ball during warmups. 

to balance out all those testosterone-fueled sports that week, i finally made it out to see the very feminine dress up trunk that had been practically flirting with me and my wallet since i arrived in culver city. i adore the concept of this traveling vintage shop and can't wait until i sit down with the owner to give you the full scoop on what's inside and what i came home with that day. until then, follow on instagram at @thedressuptrunk.

toto, i don't think we're in florida anymore. these are the steps at the baldwin hills that serve as one of my new workout spots to run hills when i can spare more time than my short run around sony pictures studios.

my home garden...to pick fresh herbs, fruit and veggies.

and back to florida again. that's because my best girl aly sent me this as a sweet reminder of the fam and friends back home. love it.  

want to wear your home state close to your heart too? get the necklace here from ninotchkagoods on etsy.

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