Date Night at The Hotel Del Coronado

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Happy September! After a much needed hiatus, I am so excited to be kicking off the blog again with a date night at the Hotel Del Coronado. The Del is such a classic San Diego landmark that never seems to lose its charm, regardless of the season.

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Holiday Photo Shoot at Leo Carillo Ranch

Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope you all are having a beautiful and blessed day with your loved ones!

Here is a little glimpse of our family holiday photo shoot this Christmas season by the very talented Amie Alekian. From ours to yours, we wish you the coziest, happiest little Christmas and a lovely new year! (Outfit details at the bottom of the post!)

Rustic Glamour Holiday Photo Shoot on the blog at | Rent the Runway | Leo Carillo Ranch | Holiday Family Photo Ideas

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Budget Tips To Improve Your Marriage

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Just before getting married, LTJG Husband and I had a few sessions of premarital counseling (a common requirement to get married at a church, but also a great way to gain some wise advice about the next stage of life). We assumed we’d gain insight on improving our communication and dealing with future conflict, but what we actually ended up learning the most about was…budgeting. 

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The Orchid Bar | San Diego Date Night


With LTJG Hubs underway last week and heading out again soon, we wanted to squeeze a date night in this week and were dying to do something different. I found The Orchid Bar online and their summer tapas nights on Wednesdays sounded like the perfect way to mix things up, so we decided to check it out.

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La Casa Del Camino | Laguna Beach


If sipping wine and dining on tapas in a 1920’s Spanish-style oceanfront hotel is your thing, you’d love La Casa del Camino. Built in 1929, La Casa del Camino is a hotel in Laguna Beach that has perfected the mixture of old world charm and modern amenities/cuisine, making it our favorite place to go when we get a night out. What was historically a coastal pitstop for Hollywood’s ‘golden age’ elite is now home to one of our favorite restaurants, K’ya Bistro, along with a gorgeous rooftop bar, frequent live music near the lobby bar/fireplace, and charming Spanish revival architecture and decor.

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