Travel posts are my absolute favorite and it's been such a long time since my last one. Last April, I went to Dallas, Texas and I have to say, Dallas is hands down my favorite city in the U.S. 
The days going by are virtually the same these past few weeks as we're all sitting home during quarantine and most people are struggling to find ways to keep themselves busy during the day unless you're one of the many working from home like me.  

No doubt, there's been a lot of online shopping happening too along with some retailers offering great deals during this time that virtually everyone is shopping from their beds or couches. If you have a few minutes during your busy day of probably not doing much, lol, you need to check out  Pura Vida! They are currently having a "treat yourself" sale with 30% off every piece PLUS free shipping. Who doesn't absolutely love free shipping?! 

What even is the world right now?! With the coronavirus pandemic and everyone adjusting to the "new normal" of basically staying home 24/7, it's possibly inevitable that we're all gonna be running out of things/activities to do pretty quickly. 

One of my favorite pastimes is "online window shopping", which I might add I have been doing a lot of lately. Nordstrom is no doubt my one stop shop for anything that I'm looking for clothing wise. I eventually want to get some new spring/summer clothes but due to our current situation that is probably going to be delayed for a little while. That didn't stop me from browsing all the new arrivals at Nordstrom. 

Take a look at my favorite finds currently in stock!

Happy Wednesday :) Today, I wanted to share with you all some of my favorite pieces that I've recently added to my bedroom within the past fews weeks. For the longest time, my bedroom was pretty bare with just the basics, honestly just because I didn't feel like buying any decor to "spice it up." 

I finally caved and bought a few things that caught my eye. 

One of my favorite places to shop for home decor (which I'm sure tons of you would agree with me) is Home Goods. Home Goods is where I purchased everything below. The only downside is that since they don't have a website that you can purchase items from, I can't link anything. But I'm sure you guys would be able to find something super cute and similar in your local Home Goods. 

I recently purchased the Google Home Mini on a whim, basically because it came in a bundle but I thought, "why not try it out?" And I'm so glad I did! I had been thinking for a while in the past about buying a similar product but really didn't think that I would put it to that much use. After a few days of using it, I had wished I'd gotten one sooner! 

The last time I shared with you guys music that I'm currently loving was back in 2017. That was obviously a little while ago so I think its safe to say I'm currently obsessing over tons of new music since then. Here's the music that's at the top of my list that I'm currently loving and think you guys totally need to check out too!:

I've always liked James Bay's music, but during the past few weeks I've completely fell in love. I recently saw him live at the Beacon Theatre in NYC and I loved his performance!! I'm loving his new single with Julia Michaels, "Peer Pressure" and I even think that the music video is worth checking out too. Its simplicity is really what makes it just that good. 

Guys, I don't know about you but I am soooo happy Spring is finally here! Which means that summer is just around the corner!! I never used to be a warm weather person and my favorite season was once winter... (December baby!) But, these past few New York winters have completely turned me off from cold, snow, and any weather event associated with the season so needless to say, I'm excited for the warmer months.

Warmer weather also means that there is so much to look forward to this spring and summer. It's the season of weddings, graduations and just having a good time! I can’t believe that my little sister is graduating high school next year and heading off to college... I have no idea where the time went! She's already began asking me what I'm getting her as a graduation gift but she needs to slow her role.... she has a whole year left, lol. So I guess that means I have plenty of time to prepare.

For those of you that know someone celebrating a special occasion this year like a graduation, I have to introduce you the perfect invitations and gift cards to go along with your perfect gift.

A few weeks ago, I took a trip to New Orleans and I can immediately say it is by far one of my FAVORITE cities!! It is a city literally for everyone. I was in NOLA for 5 days 4 nights (originally only 4 days 3 nights but due to bad weather back home, my flight was cancelled. To be honest, I wasn't complaining, lol. 

Though this isn't a travel guide,  I want to share with you all some of the best spots and my highlights from The Big Easy.


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