BALI VIBES: My mini-itinerary + what I packed

Hi friends!

Surprise, LOL, I am in Bali for the next week or so, basically trying to absorb, chill, learn and just soak it in as much as I can.

Thus far I did a little detox with my phone, to give myself two days to really just be here, and it’s been amazing.

Highly recommend that. It was freeing, to be honest! It's always gonna be there when you return :) 

Lately I've been feeling like I'm not being supportive enough or like spending enough time liking or commenting on my friends/blogger babes posts. So hard to keep up, and I always want to feel like I'm doing enough for others that do for me....

But I can manage that, I think. Let me know if ya feel me?

I did however, want to share the itinerary with you for what I’m up to for the next week or so!

Especially if you wanted to do Bali or have recommendations for me!

I’ll be snapchatting @hundredblog the good stuff and posting the highlights on Instagram @hundredblogla :)

The first two days were chilling, adjusting and getting my bearings. I also did some meditating, beaching and planning for the week since I hadn’t done much research.

Wanna hear something? I love tours on vacations, LOL.

How MOM AM I? 

I know it's sort of lame, but I feel like i get so much more out of it when someones telling me what I am doing or what I am looking at.

Also, you learn things. I am a more 'cultural active vacationer' than 'chill' vacationer. 
Like I keep my schedule TIGHT and I know everything I'm doing when I go.

HA.

What kind of vacationer are you!?


Otherwise what's happening:

Monday: Arrive, Kuta Beach and dinner at the W Semiyak

Tuesday: Beach Day at Le Pirate (CUTEST EVER!) stay here, it's amazing

Wednesday: Kintamani Tour of local Temples, Dinner at Merah Putih

Thursday: Eastern Bali Mystic Tour, which involves trying local drinks and meeting the local people, Dinner at Sea Circus

Friday: Breakfast at The Spicy Coconut, which has the best acai bowls EVER, Prana Spa for a 3 hour SLIMMING Treatment, Beach for the afternoon

Saturday: Oleh-Oleh Tour which is an evening show from the local people, dancing and drinks

Sunday: Beach morning, Monkey Sanctuary visit and Motel Mexicana for dinner

Monday: Snorkeling, boating in Padang Bai 

Tuesday: Beach in the morning, Lunch at Sea Circus (AGAIN) and airport to travel home


Where I’m staying:

We’re in Kuta which is the middle of the island, on the west side. It’s supposedly the most populous area, and close to beaches, shopping and nightlife. I am wondering if we should have stayed in the North part of Bali, but we'll see :) 

We'll be at a few different spots, like the W Retreat & Spa Bali Seminyak and Peppers Seminyak, all around Seminyak and Kuta. We did one night at Le Pirate which is s'cute.

I am so excited to share what I’m doing through the week mostly on socials and do a full recap with pictures when I’m home. Also all the feels of the culture. 


What I packed:


I packed really light this trip and made sure that I had a range of light breezy fabrics for the week.  Sunscreen is a major must and making sure to bring beach gear is key! It’s all tropical, but as always I wear things that have a bit of an edge so I have that in there as well. Unfortunately, a few of my brand collabs will have to wait to share until when I'm back because my packages didn't come (noooo!!)))

But I'm really excited :)

Super brief but I wanted to keep in touch with you! Let me know if you have any suggestions for a sister or what’s happening with you! LDW recap PLEASE!

All my love,
Krista

Mini-itineraries for San Fran and Dallas

Hello beautiful people! Wassup? Feeling FESTIVE yet!? 

Writing this week from Dallas, Texas. Where I feel at home with my ladies here. The best blondes for some reason come out of Texas, and the hair tease is on POINT! 

#higherthehairtheclosertoGod

I wanted to post a few dope spots to check out in Dallas, as well as San Francisco where I was last week. Lots to do and see and I want to be sure to cover it in case you decide to go. 

I’ll start with San Francisco. 

I feel like this time I got much more of a ‘what it’s like to live there’ vibe. I was in SOMA (South of Mission street) a lot of the time, and had the chance to work out, and shop at Whole Foods (I’m so predictable, I know). But these activities making me feel more like a local, living my life, than a tourist at the Golden Gate Bridge Park all day. Although that's the best park, maybe, ever. 

I would definitely not call this a full weekending or guide, but I really found some gems these past weeks. I wanted to share a day’s itinerary for each!


Morning

Take Barry’s Bootcamp SOMA or Core40 SOMA: I am a Barry's girl through and through. I love it. Core40 was something I tried recently, and it's a mega reformer workout targeting the core. Definitely one to try especially for pilates lovers. 

Breakfast at Cafe St. Jorge: The best avocado toast ever, plus amazing salad and sweets. One of the favorites. This isn't the closest thing, as it's outside of the city, but if you have a car - worth it.

Noon

Alamo Square: Where the painted ladies are! Lots to do and see here, it's one of the best parks in SF and all the houses aligned on the street are called 'Postcard Row' because they are so gorgeous. 

Mission District: I love the mission district for it's culture, it's unique vibe and completely refreshing expansive view of the world. There are so many different people, restaurants and it boasts some of the best weather in the city. 

Night

Petiti Crenn: A new restaurant where the old Bar Jules used to be (one of the best spots ever). Petiti is upscale and an experience. All foodies take note, this is a good one. I love it because it's all seafood and vegetables on the menu :) 


Now to Dallas, y'all.

I’m a huge Austin fan, I’ve been a few times and really loved Rainey street, and the rustic, whiskey vibe. 

Dallas seems to be the preppy older sister. It’s more posh, clean and really has beautiful spots to stay and see. The shopping, and food - is bomb. I think I need to come back for a bit longer to really feel out what it’s like to live here. 

Interesting (or maybe not so interestingly ha) lots of companies are headquartered out here so it’s a hub for headquarters and folks live right outside downtown and drive in. Public transportation is a no, and getting to and from places in the big state takes a bit. I’m weird with public transportation, I’m sort of obsessed with it. It’s just so key to the future growth of the city and the U.S.  - okay I’ll stop. 


Morning

Local Press + Brew: The best juice and coffee here for ya coffee fanatics. There’s also amazing baked goods you can grab for the day. I obviously opted for all of it with a juice, coffee and peanut butter toast. YAS.

Noon

Resident Taqueria: Tacos are better in TEXAS. They have amazing veggie tacos and it’s such a cute, hip spot.

Lion & Witch: I’ll take one of everything, please. This shop is gorgeous, and got voted best women's store in Dallas recently! Worth a shop for sure.

Night

Taqueria La Ventana: Can you have too much TEX MEX? I just love how fresh it is, and if you don’t eat like a f’in big burrito (which I did this meal) you’re good. Taqueria was rad.

940’s: Sexy spot for a post dinner drink, it’s a gorgeous bar and a newly established hot spot.


You guys it’s been a busy busy few weeks, and now with the holidays coming up, I am trying to keep up and catch up with life. I had wifi on my last flight and honestly the productivity had at 20,000 feet is INCREDIBLE. I got all my Christmas shopping done, HA. 

*said in Oprah voice* Christmas presents for everyone!

Needing to really chill out on the grub, and get back into a decent sleep routine, stat. But now being thankful and excited for the holiday season. I'm trying to plan a volunteer opportunity for Justin and my family over the holiday! I will keep you posted.

Have you guys been to Dallas? San Fran? What am I missing? You guys know the best spots to eat and places to see, so let me know! I can use it for a future guide :).

Hoping your week is ze best! (Super stress free and full of holiday cheer) 

Always thanks,

Krista

xo