OUR TRIP UP NORTH CENTRAL COAST ↠ AVENUE OF THE GIANTS

Leaving Cambria was hard y’all, a girl can get used to a beautiful ocean view & lush green flower fields pretty fast. But I was incredibly excited for our next adventure. We made our way to San Francisco, to embark on the Alcatraz tour (which I documented on my Instagram Stories so follow me on there!) Back in the city I must say it was quite bustling but the trolleys were quite fun! We had to drive on to the next city of Santa Rosa to check in to our hotel. The next day we had breakfast at Jeffrey’s Hillside Cafe that was absolutely remarkable. We let the waitress know that I have Celiac, so she very thoughtfully and diligently took care of my order and made sure my breakfast didn’t come into any contact with allergens. They also serve a damn fine cup of vegan coffee. They do have several plant-based & vegan options for y’all! Nick & I loved our meal and with full bellies, we went up on out north.

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OUR STAY IN CAMBRIA

Is it possible to have jet lag from driving? As in sitting in the passenger seat while we made our way up north for a week-long vacation? I am still recovering +  reliving our trip through these photos and films I shot along the way. Our first stop was Cambria, a little town nestled in the central California coast It reminded me a lot of Stars Hollow, perhaps a more beachy + overcast version of it. I wish we had stayed here longer and explored more of the city (and cafes!). If you like a picturesque drive from L.A. (or Southern California in general) this is definitely worth it.

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Everyday is Earth Day + DIY Mason Jar Garden

Each day gives us the opportunity to perform actions that will help us protect & conserve our beautiful planet. Every bit of awareness we raise within ourselves or our community can create, regardless of how “small” or “large” – we have the potential to initiate greater change.

Here are 5 ways you can celebrate earth day everyday

1: Of course the one swap I believe we should advocate the most is ditching single-use plastics.  In the US alone it’s estimated that 500 million straws are used per day. Straws are a byproduct of oil and when made into plastic they can’t be recycled. Seek safer & reusable alternatives like stainless steel straws, to-go cups, and water bottles. Whether you start bringing your own reusable produce bags to the market or say no to single use straws the next time you’re out and about, these actions become habits and could encourage others to do the same.

2) Be plentiful! Grow something or keep it alive. If you’re adventurous like me, there are plenty of organic seed kits you can choose from! Because we are in spring and the sunlight has returned, it’s an ideal time to start planting and growing. Another option is purchasing a plant. Today you can find plants nearly everywhere. From succulents to cacti and herbs, you can befriend a plant (or two) quite easily. Also visit any plant nurseries in your city and support their cause!

Here’s a short DIY video showing y’all how easy it is to create a mason jar garden. Remember: herbs like basil and parsley love the sun & seedlings need water to thrive in their stage. Sunny windowsills make excellent placement for mason jar gardens!

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