FEATURE: ARIA LATTNER JEWELRY

The aesthetic of the wild child who dances through a festival underneath the moon is not only an archetype but a fashion symbol. The one who walks through flower fields and daytrips through their passports in search of a new adventure. However, there is also expression of Summer with a sun kissed glow and late nights. 

Aria Lattner Jewelry embodies this style with beautifully created signature pieces. Using natural elements like gemstones. While Aria Lattner features a strong bohemian influences there’s a also a variety of styles ranging from minimalist, mystical, and southwest influences. 

The brand does not skimp on quality, these necklaces features here have 18k gold-plated chain and are truly well crafted. They come across as signature pieces, to care for and treasure. 

Let’s explore some of their line//

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Travel With Me: San Francisco Dreaming

Living in Los Angeles, you fully understand the trials of traffic, and San Francisco is no exception. Being a popular city to visit, I wasn’t too surprised at the number of bicyclists cruising down the winding streets. Parking isn’t very favorable but public transportation is nearly everywhere. The weather is favorable for strolling down the districts and discovering new neighborhoods. Which is precisely what we did on our 2 day stay in San Francisco. Here’s some of what we did. 

Mission District: 

The districts of San Francisco are diverse and full of character. We spent our nights in an eclectic AirBNB in Hunter’s Point that was a 15-minute drive into the Mission District. The neighborhood was pretty quaint with not too much traffic or tourists. We mostly walked around the district and admired a lot of the murals adorning the walls and buildings. 

SIGHTGLASS COFFEE

DRINK: Sightglass Coffee for a local cup of joe, this is a sit-down café with plenty of coffee, tea and pastries. The design of the café is modern and sleek and almost asks you create conversation rather than linger with your laptop. The coffee was absolutely delicious and my first sip of what San Francisco had to offer, in terms of coffee

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The Strength of Vulnerability

There’s a strength to vulnerability. 

It’s knowing when you need to step back and take a breath. It’s accepting you will not sweep the floor or clean the dishes in that moment because you have a fever and perhaps, rest truly comes first. It’s knowing that you can ask for help, receive it, and this did not make you weaker.

Its knowing that you may have some health conditions that might follow you all your life but that does not limit you. It might challenge you but it does not limit you.

It’s coming from a history of hardship and lack of support but you decide, it is infinitely worth it to work on yourself. 

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FLORAL TAHINI GLUTEN-FREE TOASTS +Bread Srsly

Can I just say I am extremely lucky that my boyfriend happens to make the trek with me out to LA (Erewhon specifically) to get the most delicious gluten-free bread. If you live in LA or happen to be visiting, I really recommend visiting Melrose. An adventure is to be had when you load up an electric scooter and ride your long along the colorful streets with unique eateries. Erewhon is a magical, self described “health food market” with plenty of allergen friendly foods and products. Erewhon carries Bread Srsly, which meant we stocked up on plenty of loaves and rolls. 

Bread Srsly was the first gluten-free bread that tasted like real, quality bread, which for me meant I wasn’t missing out on flavor and texture. I hadn’t had their delicious bread until recently when we went to the Celiac Disease Gluten Free Expo. While we were there, we sampled their new varieties. It is worth every penny for this bread.  The tangy sourdough flavor that leads to peak bread-high. I attribute this to the bread being wild-fermented, or cultured. 

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FLUFFY GRAIN-FREE VANILLA WAFFLES (Gluten-Free & Vegetarian)

I’m a sap for breakfast provisions. Perhaps because of their indulgence: fluffy pancakes dripping with maple syrup, the warm buttery glaze of a good French toast, and of course a deliciously rich waffle. 

I haven’t had too many waffles in my life, and no the refrigerated variety you can continentally heat & go don’t really count. A true waffle is created from batter and baked to a golden consistency and immediately consumed with butter & fruit (or chocolate chips if you’re feeling daring). But don’t get me wrong, when you can’t make waffles from scratch, do enjoy a frozen waffles!

These traditional breakfast spreads go amiss when you can’t have them due to a food allergy. Or so you think – the beauty of today is how versatile we are becoming when it comes to revising the menu. Case in point: cassava flour. Hailing from the yucca root – it’s an under the radar ingredient that can yield a delicious waffle full of airiness and the old-fashioned cake-like consistency of a waffle. It’s a wonderful grain-free/paleo/gluten-free option, and this recipe came together quite easily, just be sure to stir very well!  

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