RELISH GOES TO PARIS FASHION WEEK

I had an amazing time at Paris Fashion Week. Here’s a photo recap:

Chanel + Versace + Paris = pure bliss.
Chanel + Versace + Paris = pure bliss.
I loved every minute of Fashion Week in Paris.  I wanted to shop forever.  I bought these boots from and I absolutely love them.
I loved every minute of Fashion Week in Paris. I wanted to shop forever. I ended up buying these brown leather booties from San Marina and I absolutely love them.
A beautiful fountain at Luxembourg Gardens.
A beautiful fountain at Luxembourg Gardens.
Luxembourg Gardens
Luxembourg Gardens
Fondue time in Paris.
Fondue time in Paris with my favorite Alexander McQueen skull scarf.
I love the streets of Paris.
I love the streets of Paris.
I just couldn't help myself.
I just couldn’t help myself.
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Lock Bridge in Paris.
Lock Bridge in Paris.
Notre Dame at dusk.
Notre Dame at dusk.
Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower
Paris Fish Spa.
Paris Fish Spa: my feet will never be the same.

PREPPING FOR EUROPE TRIP

My boyfriend and I are leaving for a 10 day European trip in a couple of days and we couldn't be more excited.  We're flying from Los Angeles into Berlin and will then be traveling to Copenhagen, London and Paris, before eventually flying back to Berlin and ultimately, back to Los Angeles. We are proud to be frugal travelers who plan the trips of our dreams for a fraction of the cost. We took a similar trip last year to Switzerland and Italy and we were hooked. Our trick is booking travel months and months early by tracking flight costs on sites like momondo.com. This year, we nailed round trip tickets to Berlin from LA for $700 a piece, which was amazing. We did the same research for hotel rooms and further travel within Europe.  I'll be writing as much as possible throughout our journey. We can't wait to get out there.
My boyfriend and I are leaving for a 10 day European trip in a couple of days and we are beyond excited. We’re flying from Los Angeles into Berlin and will then be traveling to Copenhagen, London and Paris, before flying back to Berlin and ultimately, back to Los Angeles. We are proud to be frugal travelers who plan the trips of our dreams for a fraction of the cost. We took a similar trip last year to Switzerland and Italy and we were hooked. Our trick is booking travel months and months early by tracking flight costs on sites like momondo.com. This year, we nailed round trip tickets to Berlin from LA for $700 a piece, which was amazing. We did the same research for hotel rooms and further travel within Europe. I’ll be writing as much as possible throughout our journey. We can’t wait to get out there.

TRAVEL SHOE INSPIRATION

Travel Shoe InspirationTHE LOOKS: (A) Tory Burch Mae Bootie/ (B) Nike Free Run Sneakers/ (C) Modern Vice Jett Classic (D) Jeffrey Campbell ‘Everly’ Bootie/ (E) London Sole Ballet Flats/ (F) Sperry Top Sider

In a couple of weeks, my boyfriend and I will be traveling to Europe on vacation (or technically in two weeks and three days but who’s counting?). We will be visiting Berlin, Copenhagen, London and Paris and we could not be more excited. I’m on a mission to find a happy medium: comfy, supportive and chic shoes for our travels. Although these are not the easiest shoes to find, I’ve found a few so far which I’m really excited about, such as:

(A) Tory Burch Mae Booties. These booties do have a heel but they’re actually comfortable. I’m thinking they’re a great shoe for walking to dinner when we’re in Europe. Don’t get me wrong, I won’t be wearing them to walk around all day, but they’re so classic that I think they’re a great investment, not to mention uber-chic.

(B) I’m also loving the colorful Nike Free Run Sneakers. They’re not at all fancy of course but I will definitely be bringing cute sneakers like these because they’re so comfy and practical!

(C) These Modern Vice Jett Classics are really classic and comfortable for travel. They do not have a heel so they are great for walking around in style and I can’t wait to snag a pair.

(D) I just bought myself a pair of these Jeffrey Campbell ‘Everly’ Booties and I could not be more excited to rock them in Europe. They are made of soft leather and I love the trendy cut-outs because they are versatile and cool enough for hot summer weather.

(E) I love London Sole Ballet Flats because they are so comfy, casual and practical. For this reason, I believe they are perfect to wear in cities like Paris and London.

(F) I think these Sperry Top Siders will be my go-to shoe for our trip this year. These shoes need some breaking in but I’ve been working on mine for weeks and they fit my feet like a glove. I especially love the arch support and the fact that I can wear them without socks and my feet still do not hurt at the end of the day.

SONGWRITING INSPIRATION

Over the past few months, I've made a promise to myself to take more time out of the day to truly be creative.  It's no easy task since of course there are only 24 hours in the day but I've learned that taking this time for myself really helps me to clear my mind. This month, I'm excited to have gotten back into my singer-songwriting.  I've been working with the band, Autumn Twilights, as the lead female singer for a couple of years now and I'm so excited to be writing my own music again on top of singing with some of my favorite guys in town.
Over the past few months, I’ve made a promise to myself to take more time out of the day to truly be creative. It’s no easy task since of course there are only 24 hours in the day but I’ve learned that taking this time for myself really helps me to clear my mind. This month, I’m excited to have gotten back into my singer-songwriting. I’ve been working with the band, Autumn Twilights, as the lead female singer for a couple of years now and I’m so excited to be writing my own music again on top of singing with some of my favorite guys in town.
Gaining inspiration from my amazing fashionista neighbor, Dani Song.
Gaining inspiration from my amazing fashionista neighbor, Dani Song.
Magazines have always inspired me to be creative and to reach for success.  I love my iPad but online magazines will never be as fun for me because they don't allow me to hold the pages, tear them out and make D.I.Y. collages like this one.
Magazines have always inspired me to be creative and to reach for success. I love my iPad but online magazines will never be as fun for me because they don’t allow me to hold the pages, tear them out and make D.I.Y. collages like this one.
I have always loved dogs and I constantly surround myself with them whenever I can--especially when I am creating anything--from songs to fashion designs. Having pups around always calms me down and helps me to get inspired.
I have always loved dogs and I constantly surround myself with them whenever I can–especially when I am creating anything–from songs to fashion designs. Having pups around always calms me down and helps me to get inspired.
When I write music, I love to get inspired by pictures that tell a story.  This one really caught my eye.  I'm going to Paris in about a month and I can't wait.  I love that the tower in the foreground is made up entirely of louis vuitton luggage.  Shear perfection.
When I write music, I love to get inspired by pictures that tell a story. This one really caught my eye. I’m going to Paris in about a month and I can’t wait. I love that the tower in the foreground is made up entirely of louis vuitton luggage. Shear perfection.