The Chaos: The Power of Life Metaphors

I read Paper Towns sometime last year to continue feeding my John Green obsession. And while it was no Fault In Our Stars, there were still some brilliant thoughts by the characters that made this a solid read. A quote toward the end of the book made me realize the power of life metaphors. “There are a thousand ways to look at it: maybe the strings break, or maybe our ships sink, […]

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Creme & Sugar: Coffee Shop Love

My newest coffee shop obsession is Creme & Sugar in Anaheim. That’s not to be confused with the Cream (with an a) and Sugar in La Habra.  They’re fine. But Creme & Sugar is better. Coffee shops are a dime a dozen in Orange County, but the REALLY great ones are few and far between. Most of the popular ones serve decent coffee, but what makes me want to spend an […]

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48 Hr. Seattle Adventure

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. Blogging and I have always had a rocky relationship. It’s one of those awkward on again, off again, love/hate type things.. the timing is never right..you get it?  If you follow me on instagram (@coffeethenchaos), you’d see that I’ve actually been up to a lot of things, like my Seattle Adventure!  But now I’m just bursting to share all the food, travels, coffee, […]

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Bäco Mercat: Restaurant Review

Baco Mercat is one of those hipster/totally LA/rustic vibe type restaurants that you’ll completely fall in love with if you’re into that sort of thing. And I am. Sorry ’bout it. It’s a little place located on busy Main St. You could drive by it and not realize you passed it. That’s what almost happened to us. My sister, best friend, Heidi, and I were going to celebrate Heidi’s engagement on […]

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Verve Coffee Roasters in DTLA

Verve Coffee Roasters. If you love instagram like I do, chances are you’ve seen all those artsy little pictures from your favorite bloggers and trendy friends of a juice flight. That’s Verve. On a random Saturday, I decided to drive up to DTLA with Jess and spend the afternoon checking out/buying books at The Last Bookstore, reading said books at Verve, while drinking juice flights and nitro cold brew. Solid.      […]

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Greed and Other Things.

I’ll admit it, I can be the most extroverted person you’ll never know. In social interactions, I tend to make it all about YOU. What can I learn from you, what can I get you to tell me, what can I get you to trust me with? It sounds a little scary when I put it that way, but I mean no harm. I’m genuinely in the interest of figuring […]

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Top 5: Food&Drink Obsession

1. Porto’s Bakery Fruit Tart Cake   Okay. This cake. Will change your life. It’s not the best picture, and I hate putting up pictures that I don’t LOVE on my blog, but this cake was so delicious it was worth it. My friend had it for her birthday a couple months ago and I’m only raving about it now because I found out that a Porto’s (which is where […]

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Brand Refresh: Carillo & Co.

You guys. My blog looks LEGIT. And I can say that objectively because I didn’t even do it. This new look is all thanks to creative powerhouse Carillo & Co. I worked with Joanna on a show last year and I was in total awe of her as a performer. Through her instagram, I found out she’s also a super talented artist, but after working with her on a brand refresh I […]

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Madrid Final Day

I’m the worst. I can’t ever find the time to do this last post. But it’s seriously the last one, and I need closure, so despite it being nearly 2 1/2 months since this trip, here it is. Our final day in Madrid, like any adventure, was bittersweet. I was exhausted from walking 8-12 miles every day, ready to go home, and at the same time, SO SAD to be […]

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Madrid Day Two: Parque del Retiro

Madrid Day 2 was JAM PACKED with stuff to do and beautiful sights to see. We started off with breakfast at Il Tavolo Verde. We thought we had a lazy start, but when we arrived, we had to wait a few minutes for them to open. Classic Spain 😉 Il Tavolo Verde was definitely my favorite little breakfast place. It was adorably decorated, run by the cutest young couple, and […]

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