life is good today.

My toes sink between the sand as the hot Southern California sun breaths down my sweater. I closed my eyes and let the sun fill up my soul. Behind me, palm trees reach the sky and they dance back and forth against the ocean breeze. We were spending Thanksgiving weekend in one of my favorite…

We All Scream For Riesling

Large knit sweaters, cute boots, scarves, my journal and of course, wine, are just a few of my favorite fall accessories. Nothing screams fall to me more than gathering your love or your best girls and heading to the wineries for an afternoon tasting. One of my favorite things about Santa Barbara is living so…

Dreams Are Forever.

Just because we circle the sun once more, add a digit to the year and turn the page in our book of life- doesn’t mean our souls grow old. Our bodies may age but our minds can stay young. I am forever a child at heart. This year, I celebrated my twenty-sixth birthday, which internally…

Another Goal: Crushed.

To some, running isn’t a huge deal and to run a 5K? That’s nothing. That’s a warm up regular runners, a light jog or even a random Tuesday. I, however, am not one of those people. To me, running is a chore, something I dread and something that often times makes me feel worse. But,…

An Evening With Mumford & Sons

“Do you think it’s worth it?” Dave looks at me and I feel my frustration piling over. We have been on the road for five hours watching the brake lights fill the freeway ahead of us. “It’s always worth it,” I snapped back at him. I knew my pre-show anxieties were setting in and mixing…

See You At The Bar(re)

Each December, I create a small list of “must do” items that I want to accomplish in the next year. Some things are travel and bucket list items while others are more personal goals that I create to ensure I’m always pushing myself to be my best. This year, one of my personal goals was…

SB Livin’

“My roots have grown but I don’t know where they are…” The best part of moving is having a brand new city to explore: new sights to see, new treats to taste, new wines to sample and more things to feel. I came to Santa Barbara kicking and screaming. I did not want to move…

Welcome to the Zamily!

The summer sun beat in through the lightly shaded windows around six am Sunday morning. I was sticky from the humid LA air already and I had barely opened my eyes. Fabulous. I nudged Dave and told him we had better get a move on. This wasn’t our first line waiting experience and we didn’t…

Let The Music Pull You In.

It’s hard to pin point the exact moment when you really, truly fall in love with a piece of music. It’s hard to decipher the exact moment when you hear a song, learn about a band or hear a note and suddenly, you’re swept away. You’re captured, lost and fully ‘in’ the moment with that…

A Rolling Stone.

A Rolling Stone- Gather’s No Moss Even though we have been officially residents of Santa Barbara for about two months now, I am still a little in denial. My time in San Diego didn’t feel quiet complete- from the moment I knew we were moving; I knew that I wasn’t ready. But then, just with…