When you grow up in San Diego, going to the Del Mar Fair becomes an annual tradition. A day or evening at the fair can be a great way to get a group of friends together or the perfect place to take a date. There is so much to do at the fair such as going on rides, playing games, eating questionable deep fried foods, face painting, photo booths, and the magnificent people-watching.
Every year that I go to the fair I always have so much fun whether it is with a date, a group of my girlfriends or my family. I will admit, there’s something romantic about going on a date or with your significant other to the fair. The fair can be the perfect environment for some great romantic moments like riding the Ferris wheel, kissing in a photo booth, or having your man win you a stuffed animal.
If you have yet to go to the fair, I highly recommend making plans to do so this summer so you can experience it first-hand. A tip for anyone going to the fair: make sure you wear comfortable shoes (there’s a lot of walking) and make sure you bring some cash, however, most of the vendors now take cards.
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There are so many different products out there for skin care that are currently being sold. How do you find which one is best for you? You don’t. Have you ever read the ingredients on the back of your face creams? I have and the ingredients I can’t pronounce scare me and I don’t want them on my face or body. Because I am a strong believer in natural remedies I have gotten rid of all my skin creams and I have replaced them with coconut oil.
Coconut oil can be used for cooking, baking, a moisturizer for hair and skin, sunscreen and it can even be used as a lubricant for certain “activities”. Coconut oil is a great way to use safe and organic ingredients to lock in moisture and help keep your skin silky smooth.
I have incorporated using coconut oil into my daily routine. Every time I get out of the shower I lather myself from head to toe. I will admit, at first, it feels very thick, but it absorbs into your skin within an hour or two and becomes less noticeable.
Additionally, (whether I shower or not) every day after I take off my makeup, I apply the coconut oil all over my face, neck and collarbone area. It’s important that you moisturize parts of your body that are exposed to the sun, especially your neck. Your neck is such a delicate part of your body and when you get older, you will be happy you moisturized that area every night. Not moisturizing can cause wrinkles especially in the neck area, which is why it is important to be proactive against aging especially the sensitive areas of the neck and face.
If you have oily skin, coconut oil might not be the right treatment for you because it could potentially clog your pores. However, it can be used by all skin types as a great alternative to 15 SPF sunscreens and always handy to have for a day out in the sun. I warn that using just coconut oil in direct sunlight might not be enough in some cases and to also use a sunscreen if necessary.
Ladies and gentlemen, it is time to do your homework, look at the ingredients on the back of your face creams and lotions and see what chemicals you are putting on your face and body. If you don’t like what you see there’s no need to worry because there will always be a healthy, chemical-free alternative called coconut oil.
When you think of California you think of perfect weather, beaches and surfers…. not in San Francisco. San Francisco is a sophisticated city that reminds me of a small-scale New York. Even if it is the middle of summer and there are record highs along the California Coast, you would still need to bundle up and wear a jacket in San Francisco.
I’ve been visiting San Francisco every year since I was very young. Being here countless times there are many different things to do such as Ghirardelli Square, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge and going to Alcatraz. All those things are awesome, but already having gone to those places in past trips I start to look for new places to go. For this trip I was on a mission (literally) to find something different.
One of my favorite parts about the trip was discovering Clarion Alley. Clarion Alley is located in the Mission district and is a wall of murals (aka artistic and meaningful graffiti) that is stretched throughout the entire 6-foot-wide alley. Walking through the alley you feel like you are in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, however the murals on the walls have meaning and some of them date back to 1994. Below are some pictures of Clarion Alley.
I stayed at the Westin St. Francis in Union Square. It is a very old and nice hotel right next to all the shopping. One thing that never gets old is the shopping in San Fran. Some of my favorite shops have flagship stores there which means they will have waaaaay more inventory than the normal stores in your hometown. So, I made sure to have time to go shopping while I was there. I went to H&M and Express (love express for work clothes) and found vast inventory that I haven’t seen before. Be sure you have enough room in your bag to take it all home with you.
If you are going to visit San Francisco, make sure you bring a jacket and leave your sun dresses at home! I wore a Faux fur jacket during our visit to Clarion Alley and it was perfect in protecting me from the wind and cold. Anyone that travels to San Francisco will find an array of activities, tourist attractions and an overall fun experience!