Island Life In Beautiful Nantucket

Usually when people think about vacay, they think of wandering off to the Caribbean's or the Virgin Islands. Me, not being the basic chick I am, decided to visit Nantucket, MA. Trust me when I say, there's no place like Nantucket. 

For those who have never heard of Nantucket and have only read about this small island in romance novels (that being me), will most definitely fall in love. It's a perfect getaway if you just want to be alone with your thoughts. Being from the city, you're surrounded by a fast-paced environment.  It gets tiresome. Being on the beach, indulged in a book was one of those rare moments where time felt still and I could truly appreciate the tranquility of Nantucket itself.

I stayed in a single home built in 1978. The house itself was huge, but it looked like it came straight out of a horror movie. I got some pretty creepy vibes from the house, but the views made up for that. Waking up everyday with an ocean-view isn't so bad in a haunted house after all.

Many of the properties there look as they did decades ago because the state won't allow any modifications to be done on historic grounds.. basically Nantucket is all historic. So not much has changed. I loved going to town because the buildings and the original cobblestone roads were all so aesthetically pleasing. Below are a few photos I took during my stay there!  

Thank you, Nantucket for another cultural experience! 

Also, thank you guys for reading! Be sure to head on over to "Makeup" to read about the products I used while in Nantucket. 

Xo,

Nina

Washington National Cathedral

I remember attending an evening mass at the National Cathedral with my grandma as a child and was always in awe of this place. It might sound a bit cliche, but I knew from the start that this is THE cathedral that I'll be walking down the aisle in my white Vera Wang wedding dress LOL. 

12 years later....

Recently moving into my first apartment with my boyfriend of 4 years, we've been talking & planning out our future together. That being said, our dream wedding.. or should I say mine? A girl can believe in fairytales, am I right?! Well I can now, honestly say that I'm living in one. Meeting RJ was a blessing in disguise. I'll get into all that mushy gushy stuff later! 

Our apartment is only 20-25 minutes away from the National Cathedral. RJ has never been, considering he is not catholic but willing to go to church with me every Sunday. (See ladies? Good guys do exist, I promise) So I just had to take him there! Obviously, he photographed me in the cathedral LOL.

The picture's don't do justice... but RJ fell in love with the cathedral, just as much as I did! Everything from the beautiful stained-glass windows to the neo-gothic architecture is absolutely breathtaking. I just can't wait until the day I book my wedding at this National Cathedral. It'll be a dream come true...

xx,

Nina

 

Life's Better in California

During this past spring break, my friends & I decided to take a fun trip to California. We visited Santa Monica & beautiful San Diego! 

Our first stop was in San Diego, I loved it there so much! Everything from the food to the scenery was just amazing. During our stay in San Diego, we visited Torrey Pines. The ambience was absolutely peaceful & soothing. I felt a spiritual bond with my mind, body, soul & mother earth herself while meditating. I definitely recommend visiting Torrey Pines if you're looking for a place to unwind & clear your mind.

My favorite in all of San Diego... Sunset Cliffs. I could come here everyday, watch the sunrise/sunset, read Lang Leav's poetic writings, & enjoy a nice beverage. We came here almost everyday because the view is just astounding. If you're into surfing, this is the place to go! 

Of course we had to visit Seaworld San Diego Zoo. Seaworld was pretty dope, we saw the Shamu show. BUT after seeing Blackfish on Netflix with Katie... it wasn't so dope after all & i'm glad that I didn't pay to get in. It's terrible how they keep the orcas in captivity, but Seaworld just announced last month that they're no longer breeding orcas & that this is the last generation. So you better visit now (LOL JK). The San Diego Zoo was an amazing experience. Although, the animals were trapped in an enclosed space, they were definitely taken care of. They weren't neglected like the orcas at Seaworld. The zoo was huge & we didn't get enough time to explore everything. If you ever decide to visit, make sure to go early!

Disneyland... where dreams come true. It was okay.. the lines were SUPER long but i'm glad we went. California was an amazing experience to cherish forever...

& that is why we're all making it a goal  to move here in 2018!

- Nina

Our First Trip To Hawaii

HAWAII 2015

Last summer RJ & I took a cruise to explore the beautiful islands of Hawaii. We visited Honolulu (Oahu), Kahului (Maui), Hilo, and Nawiliwili (Kauai).

Our trip was spectacular, everything from the food to the scenery & culture was just beautiful. The water was so clear that you could see the coral reefs down below. We went snorkeling, hiking, canoeing and my favorite: cliff-jumping. One of the islands that I regret not visiting would definitely have to be Kona. The main reason why I wanted to visit Hawaii in the first place was because I have never seen a black beach except in photos. They're just so exotic looking!

Next time I visit, i'll definitely make plans to visit Kona. If you guys ever do decide to visit Hawaii, make sure to check out a local Lu'au! 🌸

xx, 

Nina