The Grove and Farmers Market

I have been to Los Angeles several times in my life. Usually when I find myself in Southern California, I tend to visit the same places over and over again. However, when my mom and I were planning our latest trip, we decided we wanted to do things that were off the beaten path (for... Continue Reading →


Throwback Thursday: The Huntington

One of my favorite places to visit in Southern California is the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Although my family lived in Southern California when I was younger and we've visited many times over the years, I somehow didn't visit the Huntington until 2012, when I went there to present a paper at a... Continue Reading →

A Day on Balboa Island

Last week, my mom and I drove down to California for a few days. The main reason for our trip was to go to the Adele Live Concert (more to come on that soon), but we decided to go a few days early and ended up doing some super fun stuff that we have never... Continue Reading →

At Home & Abroad in Southern California

Last week, we took our first official trip as At Home & Abroad! We got away to Southern California for a few days, where we enjoyed Disneyland and California Adventure, as well as the Getty Villa and Getty Center museums. It was a much-needed girls’ trip! Here are just a few highlights. The Highlights According... Continue Reading →

Southern California February 2016: Beaches

When my brother and I went to Southern California last month, we spent a much needed day relaxing at the beach. Because my family goes to California fairly often, we have a few go-to beaches. Here are my three favorites! Newport Beach Newport Beach is one of the more famous beaches in Southern California -... Continue Reading →

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