Last week I booked a very last minute trip to Stockholm Sweden. I have to go home to fix some paperwork etc., so I figured that why not make a nice easter trip out of it? I am born and raised in Stockholm, and every time I go home, I love it more and more. The city is becoming such a fun and trendy place with amazing restaurants, lounges, coffee shops, bars, and shopping. And of course, the city itself has always been beautiful and with so much history which you truly learn to appreciate when you live in LA where everything is new and modern. I love how you can walk everywhere, and it is always a pretty walk where you can just look around and be amazed. One of my favorite places of all time is Eataly which is located in New York and Los Angeles, but it has now opened in Stockholm, so I had to go there. The Stockholm location is my favorite of all of the Eataly’s. It is so beautiful, classy and the food is of course amazing!

 

Another successful weekend in Mammoth πŸ™‚ The last couple of weeks it has been snowing so much that we felt like we could not say no to this opportunity. We stayed again at The Village Lodge which has turned in to our favorite hotel in Mammoth. Its location is amazing! Literally, just a couple of steps outside our room is the Gondola is located. Then there are plenty of restaurants and shops within walking distance. The rooms are also great because they are hotel condo rooms with kitchen, balcony, fireplace and much more. Super cozy! We drove up Friday and skied Saturday and Sunday before we drove back to Santa Monica. It had been snowing all week, including Friday. So on Saturday, there was so much snow and powder everywhere:)! So much fun but it gives you a good workout in the legs. It didn’t snow Saturday, so on Sunday the snow was nice and a bit easier on the legs to ski on. It was a great getaway skiing weekend, and I love how I can go skiing just a 5-hour drive from the beach.

Another successful getaway weekend! This weekend we decided to go skiing in Mammoth Mountains. It is crazy that one day I can be laying on the beach and 5 hours later I am in the middle on the slopes! California truly gives you the opportunity to travel, experience and make new memories. I love being active, but skiing is one of my favorite activity. It is something I used to do every year since I was a little kid. Then there was a couple of years break but got back into it about two years ago. Now it is one of my favorite thing to do πŸ™‚ For this weekend we booked a 2-bed condo room at The Village Lodge in Mammoth, and it is super cozy! There are a fireplace, games, kitchen, patio and everything you would need. The hotel also has a pool and spa which is, of course, a plus πŸ˜‰ Then everything is walking distance to everything; restaurants, bars, stores and much more. Outside our room is the gondola up to the slopes which makes it so easy. I hope there is going to be snowing a lot so we can come back soon for some more hot chocolate and skiing!

 

 

Finally, the sun is out, and it feels like the summer is back in LA! Because of the amazing weather what better way to spend a Saturday than hiking in Malibu with your friends? A combination of health, sun and time with your friends. We did 2-hour hiking at Solstice Canyon and then ended the day with a late lunch at Malibu Farms. I have actually never been there, but I have to say I was extremely impressed by the food; so delicious and healthy! And the restaurant itself was beautiful. I always thought Malibu farm on Malibu pier was a tourist trap but no! This is definitely one of my new favorite spots, and I will be there soon again.

 

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This weekend was my first time in Tulum. I have heard and read a lot about the last year but have not been able to visit myself. But this year we had a couple of friends going and invited us to join so my boyfriend surprised me by buying tickets for a weekend in Tulum. During our short little visit, we did everything from beach walks to music festivals in the middle of the jungle. I absolutely fell in love with the place. First of all, we had so much fun at the music festival events. Every event was located at an amazing place like the jungle or right on the beach. It was a crazy experience dancing and looking up at the thousands of stars in the sky of Tulum. I also just love the style, vibe, food, and culture of Tulum. Very bohemian, healthy and trendy. Everything is beautiful well thought designed but yet has a simple bohemian feel too it. The food was amazing too! I was impressed by every single meal we ordered. Lastly, of course, the smooth white sand of Tulum! I live in Santa Monica by the beach so I get to go to the beach all the time, but the beaches are completly different. Just taking a beach walk in Tulum barefoot in the sand was a beautiful and relaxing experience. I love Tulum and want to go back as soon as possible!