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Dear coffee shops of Southern California,

THANK YOU for opening so many new doors that are aesthetically at a ten this year, you are making my heart very happy.

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Hi friends! I had the chance to finally check out a coffee shop that has been open for a bit but I have been wanting to visit in forever! Located in downtown Whittier, this general store (which sells the cutest things I might add) + coffee combo is seriously the best! They serve Stumptown coffee and have baked goods from Donut Snob and Sugarbloom Bakery. All under one roof?! Yes, almost too good to be true.

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So, not only do they have all these items, but they have this amazing thing called a “Snob Latte”… and yes, it’s the perfect combo! A beverage of your choice and the perfect mini donut snob donut on top. I got the iced matcha latte with a matcha donut on top. Because there’s no such thing as TOO much matcha amirite? 😉

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The coffee shop is totally any plant lover’s dream, as there is an amazing hanging plant wall in the front to greet you, as well as a huge hanging succulent wall inside. My inner plant lady was oh so very happy.

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Of course, we had to add some savory to the menu. These pastries were the kimchi spam musubi and the ham and cheese with the cutest little pickle pinned on the top! Look closely and you’ll be able to see it. It was SO good.

Til next time…

Xoxo,

-Lena

she had flowers in her hair.

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Hello my loves,

I’m so excited to share today’s post with you all! With summer rolling around and nothing but time on your hands (time, who has that these days?), I just know you are looking for a fun diy to inspire those creative juices in you! I had the privilege of being joined by one of my friends to be in this post and photos together. We had seen multiple types of flower crowns that seem to be all the rage right now, and who would blame anyone when they are just insanely cute?! Well, we decided that we should make some ourselves!

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My friend is so great at putting things like this together without needing any instructions. We started out with lots and lots of flowers. I suppose you could almost say there was a little garden growing inside where we were creating.

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The vines from the eucalyptus were what served as our “crown,” if you would like to call it that. We used crafting wire to fixate the flowers into place. I couldn’t be happier with the final product! Once placing the crown on your head, you can also push some extra flowers in to cover all the places that seem a bit empty or to be missing some flowers.

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I suppose if you’re not living in the big city, you don’t have an excuse to prance around town wearing these brightly colored accessories. Nevertheless, we flaunted these masterpieces of ours as we went around town exploring. Don’t you worry, we did get a few questioning stares and looks.

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I mean, how else would I have found a magical windy park in a scorching hot city? Or better yet, a tree that is covered in eyes? “Big Brother is Watching You.” 😉

Of course, I don’t believe there is such a thing as having too much fun, so fun is what was had.

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As always, I had a wonderful day and I hope you enjoyed coming along on this adventure with me!

Until next time…

Xoxo,

Lena

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