I hope you’re having a great week so far! I’m running behind on a few things, but I will get it together today! LOL, I just wanted to give you an updated installment of the posts, photos, and videos that I’m currently loving. As always, it’s a curated list of travel, fashion and lifestyle links that I think are cool enough to share with you. Please leave comments below and feel free to share any links you think I’d like!
I’m moving out my Atlanta Apartment in a few weeks and heading to San Diego to visit one my closest friends who’s preggers. This will probably be the last time I see her before I move to Thailand so it’s a must. From SD I’m going up to L.A. I’ll be in L.A. and Indio for Coachella while I’m in SoCal. I’m starting to make a list of all the things I want to see, do, and eat while I’m there. Here are three things that made my list.
I’m excited that I get to see Artist Replaces Billboards with Photos of the Landscapes They’re Blocking. It’s an exhibit that’s going to be in the desert on the road leading to Coachella. It features emerging artists and makes a bold statement.
This list of The 100 Most Iconic Dishes in Los Angeles is really helping me narrow down the Insta-worthy places I need to add to my itinerary while I’m in L.A. How yummy do these Macarons from Bottega Louie look?
I love hiking. In Atlanta, I’m considered a hippie, by new friends. I grew up in Marin County, California and almost everyone I knew hiked. Maybe they didn’t go weekly, but there were so many spectacular trails, views and sunshiny days that hiking is fun and easy! Not all of the trails are easy, but there are so many areas to hike that getting to a State Park or Nature Preserve is convenient. This list of the Best Hikes For Chasing Waterfalls Near San Francisco is on point. I’ve hiked 4 out of 8 of these trails and they are all beautiful. Not all of them will have water year round, but I think the recent rains have helped since my last visit.
Say It Loud, I’m Fat & I’m Proud! I started a Facebook Group and Instagram for a new passion project I’m working on called Fat Girls Traveling. In the past few weeks a few other bloggers have reached out to me about it and I’ve started to reach back and look into growing the community. One of my goals is to take the stigma out of the word Fat and these three kick ass bloggers are doing the same. I love what Amanda of Arms Wide Open said in her post I am Fat. I can relate to that exact situation in my personal life. When I call myself Fat, people always feel obligated to say “but you’re so pretty” who said I was ugly? I just said I was fat. Those things are not mutually exclusive, to me at least. Ariel of Wanderful penned “Fat” is Not a Bad Word which mirrors the same sentiment.
I was so impressed with the vulnerability of the post I will tip that boat! And 5 More Plus Sized Travel Fears that I had to reach out to Susie of Some Day One Day. We had a long conversation and I look forward to sharing more of her work with you,
Thanks to Lane Bryant I’ve discovered Curves With Moves. This video appeared on my feed and I saved it straight away. Dancing is so fun it doesn’t feel like exercise to me. I have a few go-to YouTube dance classes that I love. I’ll be in NYC before I leave the country, so I will try to take one of Jessie’s classes.
I admit it, I love Facebook! My God Mom tagged me when she saw Julia Busato Photography’s Mannequin Series and I’m so happy she did. The images are a stunning and diverse mix of fashion and lifestyle. All are empowering and revealing.
Fashion & Beauty
You can get your hair and nails done when you get an oil change at this all-female auto shop, and what’s better than a twofer? I actually heard of this a few years ago when I was in the audience for Tyra Banks’ Fab Life and I’m happy they are still in business. I apply for free seats at live shows when I go to L.A. I’ll write a whole itinerary post in the next week or so and spill my secrets on that.
Being a 90’s kid, when I see the Target commercial for this line I totally fangirl out! Spice Up Your Life, yes, please! I was ALL about the Spice Girls and Platforms when I was in middle school. Then I learned that Victoria Beckham’s Target Collection Includes Plus Sizes and was even more excited for the April 9th launch.
So, you’re probably going, “Is this like a joke or what?” But I promise you, the New Clueless Comic Book is the real deal! If you’re like me, Clueless changed your life. If you search Clueless on this blog, you’ll find countless references because the movie has impacted me THAT much. Anywho, this looks super cute and I can’t wait to order mine when they’re available in August. They will like, totally be like, collector’s items. Duh!