From LA to Europe

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Next stop Europe!

Hello from Krakow, Poland!  It’s been a whirlwind couple of days, so much fun.  Started our travel day waking up to Seal Beach sunny views then grabbing donuts and coffee from Donut City and had our breakfast on the pier.  So chill!  In the afternoon we jetted off to LAX and flew to Copenhagen, Denmark overnight.  It was sweet to have a long layover there and go explore Copenhagen!  Got into Krakow late Thursday night and spend yesterday showing Essex around my favorite city.  Another day in Krakow today, we a little bad luck with weather as it raining while we’re here then supposed to get sunny when we leave haha.  All good, still fun!  Time to get ready for the day.  On the list are castles and 700 year old restaurants among other things.  Not sure when I’ll post here next as the days are busy and we’re soaking up all the goodness (no time to edit haha), but follow along on Instagram for more recent updates (@titaszlachetka)!  Here’s some shots from the last hours in California and our flight!  Remember, always pick the window seat.  Ciao from Krakow babeskillets, Tita xx

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Sundays in SoCal

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Outfits details: dress – Lulus, hat – Rhythm, bag – Nannacay, sunnies – Civion, sandals – Coach, bracelet – Amanda Vogler

Hello from California!  It’s been so nice spending more time down here.  The days are full of beaching, playing in the water, strolling around town, and eating good food.  Didn’t get a chance to sit down and edit/write a post the last couple days, just fully enjoying this extended free time with Essex.  All good, when I’m back in Vancouver later in October I’ll have lots of awesome travel and outfit posts for you.  We fly to Europe late tomorrow night!  So excited, but also equally stoked to have two more days here.  Yesterday turned out to be a full on beach day: warm, a little breezy, and not busy.  It was so perfect.  Played in the water on the big board, cartwheeled around the beach, and even read a little but (it’s been so long haha).  We had dinner at Ballast Point, a new brewery and restaurant in Long Beach.  Try it if you’re around, lots of good beer and tasty grub.  Sunday was a day full of activities: from flying remote control planes in the morning, to standup paddle boarding midday, to Oktoberfest and wiener dog races in the afternoon, and back to flying planes during sunset haha.  As you know Moka is the best wiener dog out there but I appreciate all weens.  When we were in Huntington the other day we saw a sign for wiener dog races and we just had to check it out!  I was so surprised to roll up to a little Bavarian village with full on Oktoberfest celebrations.  Made it in time for the races and it was so funny and cute.  The best sporting event I’ve seen in a while haha.  We sipped some beers and Essex tried some classic sausage and sauerkraut…it’s like we were in Europe already haha.  The most random but awesome day!  Currently sipping some coffee at home and about to go for breakfast with Essex’s grandparents.  Not sure what the plans are for today but definitely some SUP or surf are on the program!  I’ve been loving the SUP lately, so much more fun in the wavy ocean than on a lake.  Talk to you later babeskillets, Tita xx

Seal Beach Days

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outfit details; top – Brandy Melville, shorts – Rag & Bone, kicks – Superga

Good morning from Seal Beach, California!  It feels so nice to be back.  We got in late the night before last, ate some In-N-Out and went to sleep haha.  Yesterday was just the best chill day.  The perfect start to our month of vacationing.  Woke up and had brunch at Crema Cafe which has delicious food with such pretty presentation!  Try the breakfast crepes if you’re there, sooo tasty.  Afterwards we strolled around Main Street and checked out some of the awesome surf shops.  Harbour Surfboards has been there for over fifty years and has so much cool history.  We tried out a new coffee place, too: Doc’s Pie Shop!  It’s a coffee shop and pie shop with pies that are to good (we sampled a couple).  I opted for a soy matcha latte, a current fave…or as Essex called it, a seaweed latte haha.  It was so nice strolling without a plan though!  So many pretty palm trees and flowers everywhere.  We drove down to Huntington beach in the afternoon to check out some shops and then came home for a sunset surf.  It felt so good to be in the ocean again.  Seal Beach is one of my favorite places to surf, it’s almost always nice and mellow.  Such a perfect first day in Cali.  Today we’re heading into LA and I’m so excited!  I love checking out new spots and strolling around new areas.  So much explore.  Today’s plan is Melrose and Beverly Hills.  Alright, time to go pick out what to wear.  Ciao from Cali babeskillets, Tita xx

Working al Fresco

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Fresh air with a side of work ❤

Hola!  Off to the hospital for seminars in a little bit, but first I want to finish packing for LA and Europe.  We fly out tomorrow evening!  Lots of little last minute things to do beforehand, as well.  It’s always like that before a big trip haha.  I need to log in a little more computer time today, to finish some things up.  Reminiscing about this pretty outdoor workstation at Vault Coffee in Coeur d’Alene.  It’s so nice working in the shade with fresh air.  This spot was a favorite of mine there…I had so many of their lattes and matcha lattes haha!  The scones are tasty, too.  As I’ve said before, if you’re studying or working on a huge project that takes up the majority of your day, it’s nice to sometimes go somewhere you really love and treat yourself to a nice cafe work session.  Dress up, look cute, and get some work done.  Alright, time to get packing!  Essex is arriving late tonight, too and I’m so excited to see him!  Have an awesome Tuesday babeskillets, Tita xx

Matcha Lemonande

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outfit details: top – NA-KD, jeans – FRAME Denim, bling – Amanda Vogler, sunnies – Wildfox

Monday morning!  The sun is shining and I’m going for a long run soon.  Crisp mornings like this are the best.  Last night was another cozy night with the fam, so nice and I’m fully embracing this down time at home!  Love being back to a relaxed morning routine for a few days.  I’ve been having matcha in the mornings lately instead of my usual black tea or latte, and I’m into it!  Just matcha powder with no milk, I’m doing a dairy free stint for a little bit (good for cleansing the skin).  On the theme of matcha, this matcha lemonade I had at Gaiwan Tea House in Coeur d’Alene was soooo good on a hot day.  This spot is super cute, nestled in a quiet neighborhood so it feels like you’re sipping tea in your backyard.  They had a ton of loose leaf teas and awesome tea-drinks available.  Wish I discovered this spot earlier, it’s so nice and peaceful.  If you’re a tea lover like me, check it out!  Alright, time to finish sipping my morning matcha then cardio!  Plan for today is some pre-travel errands and starting to pack for the month ahead haha.  Essex will be here tomorrow afternoon (yay!) and then we head to LA the next day.  Sooo excited to see him, it’s been five weeks and I miss my awesome boyfriend.  Have a rad Monday babeskillets, Tita xx

Giant Coffee

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Java boost in Phoenix ❤

Hello!  Feeling so relaxed today because I don’t have to study anymore!  I wrote a five hour long exam yesterday after prepping for months.  It felt so good wake up this morning and be DONE.  Spend the rest of yesterday being an exhausted but relaxed little tyke haha.  Went for a run in the evening then watched Mean Girls before bed with my sister, sooo chill.  The chillness continued this morning and it’s glorious.  Heading out soon though as I have a research seminar series which starts this afternoon at Vancouver General Hospital.  I love me some back to schools vibes though, so I’m stoked haha.  It’s probably the last time I’ll ever have a “course” starting in the fall like this.  Anyway, the fall means colder temperatures, early morning commutes to school/work, and of course good coffee.  If you’re in Phoenix, I found a sweet coffee shop there: Giant Coffee!  I tried it one morning and the iced latte was perfect for the Arizona heat.  The space was big with lots of desks to work at but also cute wooden stump stools for casual coffee chills and good Instagrams haha.  It was close to my hotel, and seemed to be a quiet part of the city.  Good tip for if you need some coffee though!  Lots of parking and not super busy in the mornings.  Time to take Moka for a little walk then get ready to head into town for my seminar!  Ciao babeskillets, Tita xx

Lakefront Live Music at The Buoy

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Top from Lulus ❤

Summer nights…ahhhhh.  Tonight felt mega summery, it was so warm.  Summer is slowly coming to a close soon but there’s still plenty of warm evenings left.  We had dinner outside in the garden (bison burgers…yum!) with a side of iced wine.  This warm and cozy night reminded me of listening to live music while I sipped a Blue Moon at The Buoy in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  Check out my other post with more info about The Buoy here.  The musician was so perfect for the location, chill songs everyone knows form The Beatles to The Foo Fighters.  It was just so lovely.  Found these photos I haven’t posted yet from that night!  How chill is it to sip a beer with a view of the lake AND have a live musician strumming away in front of you.  The night ended with a little boat ride as the sun was setting, too…summer magic at it’s finest.  Time to go to dream land for the night…my  brain is super pooped from studying and I can’t wait to hop into bed and with a book for a little bit.  Sleep well babeskillets, Tita xx