The LoDown Vol 5

09/07/2018
Talk about the most disorienting week ever? I’ve never been so confused in my life. With the fourth being on a Wednesday, Thursday felt like Sunday, Friday felt like Monday, and honestly– I’m still trying to get it together this Monday morning! If you want to hear all about my confusing week, just keep reading! 
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Monday

On Monday I worked from home during the day on the blog and submissions. I kind of prioritize based on the two things I tend to focus most of my time on: the blog and entertainment (hosting, commercial + print work) sometimes both of them overlap which is cool. When I tend to work on the blog, it’s a one-man-band- I create, edit, film all the material for the brand. When I’m booked as talent through my casting profiles, that’s all set up. Both have their pros and cons 🙂 

In the evening I reunited with my cast-mates from a gameshow I filmed in St. Lucia back in September. I literally had never done anything like that before, but I had been experiencing a lot of weird changes at that time and needed a little spark to my life so I literally said yes to this gameshow and jetted off with 25 LA peeps, and now it’s been one of my top highlights of the last 2 years in LA. We grabbed sushi then went back to one of our friends spots to drink wine, laugh & dance. I seriously love those people. 

Tuesday 

Tuesday is where I freaked out over it feeling like Friday and needing to get everything done before the holiday. So I worked pretty much all day from home with an hour break to go to the gym- cooked healthy, did a face mask & it was an overall great productive day. 
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Wednesday

I completely embraced the holiday vibe and didnt get out of bed until 10:30, whoops! Luckily I was able to be a little bit productive and filmed 2 videos (that I have yet to edit) and headed out to Venice to BBQ with Olivia & her mom.

​We literally were living our best lives sipping on cocktails and laying out on the rooftop with all the best foods. I was definitely in a food coma, but in the evening we gathered the strength to take birds (they’re LA scooters that are officially taking over the world, ha!) in search of fireworks. At the Venice boardwalk we saw some in the distance at the Marina coast, but they were a little far. So we opted to go to our favorite dance spot- Townhouse. Which is a place to go only if you’re in a reallyyyyyy dancey mood. We didn’t stay too long because the place was crazy crowded, and then just chilled out instead- which resulted to me falling asleep and magically waking up to Olivia saying “Do you want pizza”- funny how that happens?

Thursday

I felt like a snail all day given that I woke up still in a food coma. Attempted to get some work done, but the rest of the world seemed to be on the struggle bus too and barely any emails were coming my way. I think I had one work email the entire day? In the evening, I went to an Italian spot, Carmines. I’d been there before and it’s a really great spot if you’re visiting LA or local. 

Friday 

I got some work done in the morning then headed to my end of the week killer workout at Crunch. It’s called the Jillian Michael Bodyshred taught by the best trainer Michael Myers- I literally work out hard in that class because he will make you want to push past your limits. It always leaves my week off on a great note. When I got home, I showered, worked some more, and then met a friend for coffee. I needed a chill weekend, and thankfully this was one of them. 
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Saturday

I was booked for a digital commercial for a beauty line in Santa Monica, so the majority of my day was spent on set filming that. I always love when both of my worlds collide, and the entire filming process was me “acting” like a beauty youtube guru- which I happen to already do so it was fun and easy. I loved getting to connect with the brand owner who was so sweet. It’s always great to put a face to the person behind the brand and create real in-person relationships since a lot of this work is done virtually. I’m hoping to work with her brand on some projects for my channels because her lip-care line is bomb. For lunch I checked out Backyard Bowls which is an Acai/smoothie spot. I’d been wanting to try it for awhile. It’s funny to me that I can eat an entire TJ’s pizza (they’re small- okay!) but take 4 bites out of an Acai bowl and I’m like “wow, I’m full.” Crazy how that works? Anyhow, I got the Power Bowl and it was really good! 

The rest of the day was spent by the beach. It was a nice 100 degrees outside and the beach was packed with people. I reconnected with my friend from college, Allie, who was visiting and then spent the rest of the night with Najla. We went to CAVA which is basically a Mediterranean chipotle aka: my heaven and ate Halo Top Ice Cream for the best of the night. The Chocolate Hazelnut Chip is officially my favorite flavor. 

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Sunday

I met Olivia at The Grove for the Bloggers Who Brunch x Mamma Mia event. Such a cute event full of Sangria, Pinkberry frozen yogurt, and flowers. The Grove literally felt like an oven- I have never seen it that empty on a Sunday before and people looked like they were melting. We didnt stay outside for long and hid in Nordstroms because there is no better place to hide! 

Speaking of, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts this week. Honestly, although the social media/blogging craze stresses me out about this sale (bloggers are ruthless) it really is such a good sale to find your staple items for fall. I want to be a good resource in helping you guys find the best stuff, so I’ll be doing a try-on-haul at Nordstroms along with a few different posts on my favorite items. The items I got last year will be staples for years, so this year I’m only looking to add a very few basic staples. I have a lot of clothes already, and I’m trying to declutter- but we all know how tough that is sometimes! 

Here’s to a new week! I’m looking forward to AC, productivity, and BEAUTYCON! I’ll be there all weekend so come say HI if you go! 🙂 

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