Pacific Grove’s “Purple Carpet” is a Real Thing and It’s Gorgeous

For anyone who has seen HBO's "Big Little Lies," your perception of Monterey is likely distorted through the shades of heavy, gray fog and a moody, melodramatic color scheme. While Monterey can appear this way most mornings, if you live here you know our best kept secrets: the fog usually burns off by lunch time and we're…

Screw “Something Blue” & 6 Other Things I Learned About Planning My Wedding

YOU GUYS. I got married in April. We had a seven month engagement and it was a wild, wild ride.  I'm still coming down from cloud nine, but I wanted to share my best advice and lessons learned while it's still fresh: Screw tradition. Honestly, planning a wedding can be so overwhelming in so many…

4 Pumpkin Recipes to Try This Fall

Okay, I’m about as “basic” as basic can get. So it should come as no surprise that I love pumpkin. I had an existential crisis when we went to the pumpkin patch this year (if you're in the Monterey area - Earthbound Farms, OK). The roadside pumpkin patch had dozens and I mean dozens of pumpkin varieties. Blue…