The Broad.

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My bestie, Joanne, was in town last week on a quick trip from the SF bay area. We spent the day in La La LAnd  at The Broad and marveled at every exhibit. We spent several hours there–more time than we both anticipated. But it was such a great experience, definitely worth the hour and a half wait in the standby line.

I live on the outskirts of LA, so it’s been a while since I’ve braved the traffic into the city. It was refreshing to spend the day with Joanne load up on ice cream and pizza, and experience great art (Jeff Koons and Andy Warhol were my faves).

The timing of her visit could not have come at a better time; things in my life haven’t been ideal and spending quality time with her really lifted my spirits. Joanne, I love you!

x, Carina

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Portlandia.

DSCF6671 (1)A few months ago, my girlfriends and I spend a weekend in Portland, Oregon to celebrate my best friend, Marissa’s, 30th birthday. Needless to say, it was a boozy weekend. We sipped on champagne in our hotel room, toasted with bloody marys at brunch and tasted local beer. It was my first time in Portland, so I enjoyed the touristy stuff. Taking in Multnomah Falls, perusing Powell’s Books and brunch at Mother’s Bistro were my highlights.

It’s a rarity to spend  time together, since we’re pretty much scattered all over the globe. It was so much fun snuggling in our PJs, swapping beauty tips and discovering a beautiful city with my favorite girls.

Missing you girls already!

x, Carina

PS. Most of the photos seen were taken by my bestie, Joanne. She takes beautiful photos; these are just a few of my fave.

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