Portland,Oregon: Where Jessica Day Grew Up In

You can relate to my Jessica Day reference if you do watch New Girl. It's sad that they had their season finale, btw. My life had been hectic with "work", so we tried to squeezed in a 2-Day off to go around the City where Jess and Cece grew up in. From the airport, I went straight back to work again.


Here are the things that I loved about RAINY Portland, Oregon (besides the tiny houses and trailers):

Everybody loves DONUTS!

Blue Star Donuts. This is Valrhona Chocolate Crunch

Voodoo Donuts - Usually, there's always a long line here but we were lucky enough not to fall in line.

Food Trailer Parks. Our home was near one, so we got to grab late dinner and brunch.


One of our food truck brunches

Midnight Snack, It is.

Bookstores. I love that Portland supports reading a lot. I even got a blind date with a book for Valentine's.

Powell's City of Books

Another Read Through

We were there in time for Valentine's
This is my blind date baby!
 Ground Kontrol. Yes, we're a proud nerd couple.
We spent all our laundry change playing Super Mario Kart Racing

St. John's Bridge (Always on top of the list)
This is underneath it, tho.

Ace Hotel - We love the area where Ace Hotel was located. The next time we go in Portland, we will def check in here. 
It is beside a Stumptown Cafe - Perfect, right?
Living in an airstream (I'll talk about this in a separate post)
We've always wanted to experience something different




Moon Juice: Beauty Dust Review




It’s been awhile since I wrote here. The truth of the matter is, I'm having a hard time adjusting to starting a "new life". So here I am trying out things that will help me battle these anxieties and depression. The best thing about this product is you get more relaxed and prettier. Lol

I started with the trial sachet boxes of Moon Dust. My personal fave is obviously Beauty Dust. I won’t get into it’s ingredients because it’s what have been talked about but you don’t really get much important details about it in reviews. Beauty and Spirit Dust are my favorites out of all the moon dust flavors.

Taste
It’s not chocolatey. But it kinda tastes like blunt chocolate with an aftertaste that is fruity. I tried mixing it with Lemon Water and also with Green Tea. If you don’t like earthish taste, include it in milk or milk chocolate to conceal the real taste

Texture
Similar to Muscovado. It’s hard to dissolve even with warm water. You still get bits of it until your last sip (yeahhh, just don't breathe until the last gulp :p)

When should you take it
I experimented with this. At first, I tried it with lemon water in the morning but then  I get really relaxed and drowsy in the middle of the day at work. So, I tried it with my night tea right before I go to sleep.

The latter one, worked for me best. It get me full sleep and I don’t have a hard time falling asleep anymore. I watch friends on netflix everyday right before I go to sleep, little do I know That I fell asleep already. 

Beauty Effects
I have really dry hair before and now it’s way softer. My skin is also softer than before. The glow? I’m pretty sure that it helps but I have some other things that add up to it (hello, Korean skin care). 

I’m really happy with beauty dust. I swear it’s gonna be part of my daily routine for a very long time. I just hope they could create something that would improve it’s texture. Other than that, I really love the product.

I’m #moondusted. If you want to give it a try, Here’s a link to take 20% off your purchase: http://fbuy.me/h-fxw

Vibrant and Artsy Palm Springs + Salvation Mountain


For my birthday weekend getaway, we decided to visit Palm Springs and Salvation Mountain. At first, we were unsure of going to salvation mountain, because it's too far from Temecula. But, the road trip was really worth it. (Tip: Gas up, In between the travel, you wont be able to find a gas station though there is a small one about 15 miles before you get there)


Slab City: Salvation Mountain

God is Love

I wouldn't pass the time to take my #OOTD shot here


Palm Springs


Had Brunch Poolside at ARRIVE, they were really friendly here! FREE Valet Parking FTW!
It feels so summer, but it's really cold (still winter, not even spring yet)


Yaaasss!

Palm Springs Art Museum 

Contemporary Design Week
Moorten's: The world's first cactorium



Places to visit when we go back here:
Joshua Tree
Cabazon Dinosaurs
Cabazon Outlets
Sagui
That Pink Door
Home Tours


Pacific Coast Highway Roadtrip: From San Francisco to Los Angeles

Day 1 

Our Pacific Coast Highway was a spontaneous decision. We were encouraged by Kuya Bobet and Ate May to try it since we have unlimited time to travel. We had to squeeze it in for 2 days, though it was not full stops but we can say that it’s one of those good decisions that we ever made. Technically we came from Pittsburg not San Francisco, but let’s just think of it as a nearby location. We started our trip almost lunch time so we did not have much time to go around on Day 1.


Monterey

17 Mile Drive Restrooms are only located in certain areas; there is a $10 entrance fee


Carmel by the Sea (Free 30min parking around)


Bixby Bridge / Big Sur Coast (No Restroom / No Food Area)



Gorda Whale Watcher’s Inn (Food Area / Gas Station / Lodging) -We ended day 1 here at Gorda.



Day 2

We continued driving again around 7am. Do take note that starting Bixby Bridge, there will be no cellphone service signal at all. It only came back at San Simeon Elephant Seals Vista Point. Whale Watcher’s Inn did have wifi but it was not that great. I was able to message my parents about our whereabouts, but uploading photos online is really hopeless.


San Simeon Elephant Seals (No Restroom Stop /No Food)



Hearst Castle

Expect here to stay around 2 hours. Since the time of the tour would be around that time. And, be sure to catch the bus or you have to stay and wait for the next batch to come down. (There is Restroom, Wifi and Food Station.  25$ / person for every tour. We also spent lunch here, food is a bit touristy expensive here)




San Luis Obispo - Bubble Gum Alley and Novo (with parking meters)









Pismo Beach 

This is a surfer’s paradise and there were lots of dogs playing with their humans.  (Free Parking / Restaurant Areas / Restrooms).




Solvang

(Free Parking / Restroom / Food Area) We decided to end our trip here. Supposedly we wanted to end it at Malibu but we did not want to brave the rush hour traffic.