Tulum

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Tulum, Mexico. Within the past year, it has seemed to be the talk of the town. The picture perfect beaches, the warm waters, and the exotic resorts. It is also quite the yoga town (although I wouldn’t consider my unathletic self the yoga type…)

As I had a craving for adventure and a brand new passport to fill the pages of, Tulum popped up as the perfect destination to relax and breathe.

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The closest airport is Cancun, and from there it’s about a 90 minute drive to the town of Tulum.

Things I loved:

Riding a bike down the one main street of Tulum. Pretty much the entire town can be seen from one main street that spans from the south to the north of the city. Stop and look at some of the shops (there were so many with huge macrame hangings), restaurants, and resorts!

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The beautiful resorts that have beachfront views with daybeds and restaurants. Time will stand still as you soak in its untouched beauty.

There are beach clubs whose soul purpose is for you to lay on the chairs and beds while ordering a drink (or two). They make sure their water and the sands are in tip-top condition cleaning out any seaweed that may make its way to their beaches.

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The people! Everyone was so friendly and nice. It was so awesome how diverse the crowd was and how everyone becomes friends. There were people from Germany, America, and other countries all within a small proximity.

And as a true foodie, I must say that the all-inclusive life is THE life! I greatly enjoyed the never-ending food, room service, and drinks!

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I would definitely recommend staying for more than 2 days, as it is quite the distance being a drive away from the airport. And yes, already wanting to go back and explore more of the town.

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Want to see a glimpse? You can find the IGTV movie I put together here! ❤

Xoxo,

-Lena

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Hi friends!

Wow, after literally an eternity I’m back on the blog! Where have I been you ask? Four months later..although I have been active on my Instagram, I haven’t brought myself to sit down and write a post although I have an accumulating pile of pictures and adventures to put words to. The thought to write a post has crossed my mind so many times these last few months, but that thought quickly was replaced with the busy-ness of not only the holiday season, but of starting a new job and wanting to place more of my focus on that. Also, for a while I have felt more and more defeated by that darn Instagram algorithm, but I’ve decided that this started as my creative outlet and will continue to document all the adventures that I go on.

PHEW. Now that we’ve gotten past that explanation… I am finally going to share my birthday LA day, which was everything that this blogger foodie girl could ask for.

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We started the day off at Bottega Louie, which I had dreamt of trying their macarons FOREVER, but had never made the trek to downtown LA to get to.

Lemme just tell you, their beautiful gold dusted macarons were every bit as good as they were pretty! Pictured above is their birthday cake macaron, which is the perfect bite-sized slice of cake IMHO.

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After filling ourselves with crepes and truffle fries with the best aioli sauce ever, we made the trek through the streets of DTLA to Little Damage.

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Did someone say “healthy ice cream?” Well, this is charcoal-activated so it’s pretty much #HEALTH. Also, I like my ice cream blacker than my eyeliner…..

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They have bright blue ice-cream which tastes like birthday cake, and the charcoal activated flavors include cinnamon and coffee. You can also swirl the two together, and TA-DA…prettiest black ice cream on the block.

Enough of downtown LA, it was time to head over to Melrose Ave and find some pretty blogger walls to take pictures in front of.

Which we did, on basically every block of that gorgeous street…aka a plethora of glorious street parking!

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Aw yay, friends. Look how gorg they all are ❤ This rainbow wall was knit and so colorful.

*Insert Famous Walls ft Lena Below*

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We also stumbled upon the cutest Revolve pop-up..as soon as I saw it I knew there was a cute rooftop and rushed in to the top where there was a PINK CHRISTMAS TREE and PHOTOBOOTH. Best. Find. Everrrrrrrr.

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And of course… no birthday would be complete without some Alfred Tea Room and Carrera Cafe…

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Now let the accumulation of cute dessert places begin for the next LA trip!

Xoxo,

-Lena