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.







Yakson House PH Golki: They will take care of you

My Golki therapy with Yakson House PH happened around 3 months. From the said months, I have encountered the nicest people who assisted me whenever I go there. One of the good things that they do is they remind you the night before of your scheduled session. It is really helpful since when you have a lot going on, sometimes you get to forget things.


They were also the sweetest when they text you or when they tell you that there is no available schedule anymore. They see to it that they provide you with time that fits your schedule. One funny thing i have to admit is, I get confused who is already doing the massages because they all sound a like. As I have mentioned before, I usually close my eyes the whole time so when they take turns, I'm really not sure if its Ms. Joan, Ms. Lisa or Ms. Kim anymore.


By the time we took the photo, Ms. Lisa was busy with another client. Thank you again to the gorgeous ladies of Yakson House Ph: Ms. Kim, Ms. Joan and Ms. Lisa. My Yakson experience would have not been completely awesome without you three! :)


Yakson House PH Golki: The Mask

If you would have remembered from my 1st session, I've had a mask mold from my face before i started all my sessions. If you have wondering what was the difference, here it is:

Taken from my 10th session of Golki

As per Ms. Kim, my face was already small from the start so what they did was to refine the edges of my chin and balance some of my facial features.

The Mask

It usually takes around 20 minutes for the mask to harden. It is the perfect time to take a nap and relax.