Weekending in Palm Springs (where to stay, what to do & what to WEAR!)

Hello you!

How's the week going? Hoping things are good - so glad you're here!

A little overdue and a few trips to Palm Springs later - and we’ve got a weekending review!

I’ve been going back and forth between L.A. and Palm Springs for the past few months on random weekends, and finally have a good grip on what to do, where to stay and the information to share with you.

So last weekend I was in Palm Springs for an event called Desert Swim, which was a group of brands and bloggers getting together. It ended up really just being a party, HA.

I was like ready with business cards (that I bought and will write about) ready to network. 

I come to this pool party where people are hanging in donut and pizza floaties drinking coconut flavored mixed drinks, LOL.

I live in a no chill zone, HA so I was like hmm now what. I don't want to put on a bikini and drink Corona's...so I just chatted with folks in my little romper. It ended up being really fun and I had such a good time with our little group. Val our friend, did an AMAZING job finding a sweet airbnb.

At the event there was an amazing bathing suit designer who was like, "Girl let me get you in a bathing suit, would this work?" Hands me a TINY piece of bikini and I'm like hmmm...you got a large boo? HA. Swear she never heard the word large, but ANYWAY. I got a dope one piece out of it!

I am writing a post on my dope business cards because I think they aren't out of style, and that I truly use them more than you'd think. For me its better than standing with someone and you're trying to put their contact in your phone.

So that's to come.

But, I love Palm Springs because it's really what you make of it. You can do it with girlfriends for a spa getaway, with your person for a romantic getaway, or just like, a chill weekend to regroup and relax. Especially for L.A. people, when you want to do something different, you can go here.

It can be done cheaply, or expensively, and you can make it party-ish or laid back. Up to you, and why I love it.

So, a recap of everything you need - plus SUPER cute thangs to wear even if you're in Palm Springs or not :)


Places to stay:

Parker Palm Springs

ACE Hotel

Arrive

Airbnb (let me know if you need a suggestion!) 

L'Horizon Resort and Spa

Two Bunch Palms (this place is RAD! It's a spiritual relaxation center where you can do things like: 

  • Spiritual Healing

  • Yoga

  • Restorative Yoga

  • Sacred Heart Dancing

  • Grotto Relaxing

  • Angel Card Reading

  • Intention Setting

If you go there, you won't probably leave the resort - just some R&R and hanging out. Which is AMAZING.



Things to do:

Go out at the ACE Hotel

Get a drink at the Parker Palm Springs

Pool party at Arrive

Walk around in downtown Palm Springs

Go to a hot spring and RELAX

Hike in Joshua Tree nearby

Get coffee at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

Visit or hike the San Jacinto Mountain

Hike Indian Canyon


Where to eat:


What to wear:

I love the Palm Springs attire.

Beach-y, poolside gear that's a bit western and a bit boho. There's also a retro glam feel to it, as shown in the decor around the city. For bathing suits I would go one piece, kimono hat to the pool and at night do an easy maxi or something like that.

It's all about colors and patterns, Miami type vibe.


Also! These 'My Willow's' shades. I mean come ON. They don't have side 'bars' to hold them up, just a chain that goes around your ear with crystals at the bottom. They are truly the most unique and different sunglasses I have ever seen and I loved the owner's story. 

Get them at My Willow's and I think they will be in Nasty Gal really soon!

Wait you guys can we also talk about the valet guy in the reflection of my sunglasses? Do you die?? HAHA.

Okay, so an interesting week, but I'll keep you posted. Lost my wallet and things aren't REALLY working in my favor, but what can you do. How are you? Questions on Palm Springs or anything I've missed? Let me know!

Loving you.

xo

Krista

Weekending in San Luis Obispo

Hiiii friends!

Had a little getaway with J last week. Spur of the moment and late for my birthday, we decided to rent a car and drive up the coast to a little town called San Luis Obispo. It's an hour and a half away from Santa Barbara and three hours from L.A. 

Just far enough!

If you followed along on snap (@hundredblog) you saw that It was insanely gorgeous, remote, mountainous, green, lush, and right on the BEACH.

Such a good quiet place to escape for just enough time. If you live in Cali, definitely do a weekend here!

Justin and I haven't traveled together just us in a while and it's so fun to have your bud there with you to do things. I can drag him on as many hikes as possible, ha. I'll keep it super short and share some photos and things to do, but hoping you had a lovely weekend too!


Things to do:

Pismo Beach: The beach here is SO quaint, and it's amazing because the background is all mountains. Truly breathtaking. 

Bubble Gum Alley: Gross, actually. It's like tons of peoples gum built up over the years. I'm serious - LOL But it's a must see in the area.

Mission San Luis Obispo: Gorgeous religious site, that won't take more than 30 minutes to see.

Farmers Market (especially on Thursdays!): Such good food, and really good local vibe.

Bishop's Peak: Easy hike, about 5 miles up and down. Great views of the area.

Thrifting: Really good shopping and thrifting here. Take your time and really explore it! 

Places to stay:

The Madonna Inn

Airbnb

Weirdly there are not a lot of cute hotels in the area, so let me know if you need an airbnb spot, and I got you covered! Otherwise, The Madonna Inn is super famous and each room is completely different than the other. Everything is almost all PINK and it's a crazy unique place to stay. 

Places to eat:

Big Sky Cafe: Breakfast and lunch spot with something to please everyone.

Luna Red: Tapas style place, good for drinks too.

Bliss Cafe: Vegan food, and I love it!

The Original Jamba Juice: Truly! 

Granada Hotel: We had a really nice dinner here, good wine and great service.

Seeds: Juice and health food place, that's really good.

Scout Coffee: The best coffee spot in the area, super cute and great for pictures, I LOVED the decor.



Keeping it short and sweet today. Have such good posts this week, so this one is just an update! Going to Austin next weekend for a bachelorette, any suggestions of thangs to do? Would love your input!

You da best,

xoxo

Krista 

NYE Vibes & A super easy way to do your hair for a wedding

Hiiiiiii hi. 

Just rising from the dead over here to write a post, because I feel like I haven't been blogging very much for the past two weeks. Has anyone else been sleeping mass amounts? I'm basically a newborn, clocking 11 hours on the regular as of late. I'll blame it on the new moon though!

Where do I begin I feel like I have so much to sayyyyy!!

I told you that family was in town, Terri (my mom)  had us PACKED with activities. We were the creepy adult family at Disneyland....and did that among a billion other things because with my family, there is no chill zone. You can follow along at Hundredblog on snapchat now! I am new so slowly posting - but want to see what everyone's up to!

Then Justin and I went to Cleveland, for the wedding for one of my closest friends Anne, to marry her lovely beau Martin. I was re-inspired being back with friends, and seeing those I love the most. Peep our bridesmaids dresses on the right! How amazing? My bestie Jenn and I were in love. 

(I got lots of amazing feedback on Hundred Blog, and it was dope to hear that it was doing exactly what I intend for it to do. Inspire people in a positive way, and be helpful, however possible.)

The wedding was absolutely gorgeous. The vibe was glam, fur and glitter, and the Ritz was decked the fuck out for the affair. It was a magical day with all the bridesmaids, in true form rocking mad spanx and make-up - everyone looking like dimes. The bride and her family were jaw drop gorgeous, and I wouldn't have spent NYE any other way. 

This post is mainly a photo diary but in January I have mad stuff in store that I plan to work on and write about for Hundred Blog.

I'm behind on some travel posts, and a few weekendings but I wanted to share more that I have in store in January:

  • Ojai Weekend Recap
  • Travel every weekend in January, so...itineraries!
  • TSC Bombshell Body Guide Review
  • New Years Resolutions
  • A few beauty and health posts
  • MORE AWESOMENESS! YAH!

My dress for the rehearsal dinner this week, was basically my favorite dress I've ever owned besides one time in high school I got a homecoming dress from Bebe and I loved that shit. This one is super comfortable and cut just right, from Asos. You can get it here.

Bag was vintage Chanel (thanks Grandma), shoes are Forever 21, and I did my hair myself (also why the little spike is coming out the back! Justin knows now to tell me now if my bun has spikes LOL). This hairstyle was SUPER easy to do, and looked more formal than my hair down since I wear it down so much.  

For the makeup, I did more or less of the usual thing, but added gold lined lids, and I used a MAC eyeshadow to line my eyes instead of an eyeliner since it can make me look crazy to have a dark rimmed eye (trust me I've tried it!)

The BB Cream from Tarte I link below, basically rules, it's full coverage, and makes you look like poreless perfection. My lipstick that I'm wearing here is one of my favorites from NARS, a deep berry matte shade that stays on forever and ever. I love their matte shades more than gloss because it tends to stay on longer.  

You can shop the makeup below. All of it I get from Amazon. Because, Amazon Prime is one of God's greatest gifts!


Makeup:


I'll end this post with the step-by-step for how you can do your hair like I did for the rehearsal, which worked out well since I wasn't messing with it all night. It also hid the fact that it was super dirty (hehe).

I am so pumped to get super organized this year with things related to Hundred Blog and life in general, and am so thankful for the kind words and feedback. Some of my babes this week gave me such good post ideas I cannot wait to share with you!

What did everyone do this New Years Eve? I would also love to see what everyone wore, and their resolutions so make sure to link your blog below so I can check it out! 

Happy January! 

Love,
Krista


How to do your hair for a wedding in like 4 minutes:

First, keep that shit DIRTY. 

I wash my hair once a week at most, and having it dirty is key to wearing it up and having it stay put. Also using a good dry shampoo or product like Kevin Murphy Do-Over so that your hair has 'grip' and stays in place where you put it.

  1. Tease your hair at the crown to give it fullness. Teasing is underrated btw.
  2. Brush that tease out, work in a thickening, fullness product like the Kevin Murphy Doo Over Dry Shampoo Spray.
  3. With a side part, twist a 1 inch section from the thicker side of the part, away from your face to the back of your head, securing it with blonde or brown hobby pins depending on your hair color (SO KEY or you'll see every bobby pin and it ruins it).
  4. Do another twist, on the same side, just below this one to the middle part of the back of your head. 
  5. On the opposite side, twisting away from your face, twist a 1 inch section of hair to the back of your head and secure it with bobby pins.
  6. Take the remaining hair you have not twisted and braid it, so that it's thicker and stays together.
  7. Wrap this braided section around to a bun, in the middle low part of your head, and secure it with bobby pins.
  8. Finish any styling spray you have, but I love Bumble and Bumble Does it All Styling Spray

et Viola! Justin said i looked like Martha Washington, so if that's the look you desire - this is perfect! LOL. But for real, I really liked the look - it's different than my usual down loose waves thang.