hollywood + disney

we left off with our adventures in Burbank! after we left WB Studios, we headed back to our hotel, changed real quick, and then we were off to Manhattan Beach for the rest of the afternoon! but not before stopping at Cafe Rio for lunch.photo+3

oh how i missed you <3

Manhattan Beach was honestly probably my top favorite place in the LA area. the beach is just breathtakingly beautiful and i loved that it wasn’t “touristy” at all. there was also a Peet’s Coffee there and i may have gotten a maple latte each time we were there (so three times total hehe). photo+1

after our afternoon lounging in the sun we decided to head into Hollywood to check out the Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. photo+3

while the tickets were a bit expensive and it’s more of a “you’ve seen it once you don’t really need to see it again thing” it was still pretty neat to see all the celebrities! photo+2

the details that go into them are crazy. i felt like i was actually in a room with all these celebrities at times, haha. photo+1

we also got to see the Hollywood Walk of Fame which was cool. it was chilly out and we were starving at this point so we didn’t walk around much, but still neat to say that i’ve been there!

our next day we went on a sort of spur-of-the-moment trip to DISNEYLAND.Screen Shot 2015-04-13 at 7.46.35 PM

we just assumed Anaheim was at least an hour or two away from where we were staying, so when we found out it was only about 35 minutes, we couldn’t not go when we were that close!

it was my first time seeing Disneyland and it was so neat. i’d always dreamed of going someday but never believed i actually would get to. it’s very similar to Disney World, just much smaller. the only thing i was disappointed in was that our whole day there we saw ZERO princesses. and barely any characters at all really.photo+2

but we did get to take our picture with Mickey!

i actually think they might have been in California Adventure? since there was a Frozen exhibit thing going on there. so next time were back in So Cal we decided we have to go there instead ;) (which is actually just literally right next to Disney, you just had to pay extra to go to both).Screen Shot 2015-04-13 at 7.47.08 PM

we ended our day by stopping by the actual FIDM Lauren Conrad went to (also known as the school that started by obsession with Cali), followed by dinner at Manhattan Beach. it was a wonderful day<3 Screen Shot 2015-04-13 at 7.46.14 PM

and with that i think i should only have one more recap to go! thanks for being patient with me as i get these up :)


have you ever been to Disneyland? 

do you prefer Disneyland or Disney World?

weekly workouts.

i skipped a week or two of these since i was on spring break, and then the week after i got back i worked out maybe twice the whole week. jet lag is no.joke. i was beyond exhausted. here are my workouts that i did last week :)

3.30.15 – 4.5.15

Monday: total body BOSU burner + 2-mile HIIT run

Tuesday: 30-minute walk

Wednesday: 3.1 mile run + 8-minute abs

Thursday: total body BOSU burner + 10-minute HIIT

Friday: full body weights

Saturday: OFF

Sunday: 10-mile run

Sunday’s run was definitely a “spur-of-the-moment” one. my dad and i just decided to sign up to run the Mini Marathon and i wanted to see if i could even run in the double-digits since it’s been a while. considering the race is in less than a month i’ve definitely waited (probably a little too long) to really start training. i’ve been running but sticking to shorter HIIT and tempo runs. it felt nice to know i can still run longer distances! still need to get my butt into gear before May 2 though ;)