Out to Lunch at Father’s Office

I’ve been majorly craving a burger lately, so why not torture myself by finally reviewing the famous burger from Father’s Office? This LA hotspot has a convenient location in Culver City WITH valet parking. Yeah, and that’s just the beginning. You actually have to be 21 just to get into the restaurant, so after waiting a couple years, I finally got a taste of the delicious eats. Burgers > alcohol.

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BLOGIVERSARY: My 10 Fave Blogs So Far

Today – March 2nd – is officially my BLOGIVERSARY! It’s been exactly one year since I published my first blog on The Love Pug, and I’m so proud, happy, excited, and amazed at how much it has grown in so little time. I can’t imagine my life without blogging now and it’s completely changed the way I think about my future, especially as my college graduation approaches and I have to start thinking about a career! In honor of my blog’s first birthday, I’ve rounded up my 10 favorite blogs from the past year (no easy feat!) so get ready for some serious #throwbacks as well as some more recent posts. Thanks for being such amazing readers and making this all worth it! ❤

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Birthday Brunch at Scarlett Begonia

Monday birthdays are a bit of a bummer – you end up having to go to class or work and celebrating comes later. Luckily, the whole weekend before provides ample time for true celebration! Considering my first ever blog post was about my 21st birthday brunch, I thought it’d be fitting to document my brunch feast for my 22nd birthday! Saturday afternoon was spent indulging in some amazing food porn at Scarlett Begonia, a hidden gem in downtown Santa Barbara.

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Spring Fashion Staples

Spring has sprung! It may only be February, but the weather here in California has been blue skies and sunshine. Global warming concerns aside, the warmer weather has given me that push to switch up my wardrobe for the new season. Just like my Fall post, I’ll be showing you the 10 items in my closet that I’m most excited to rock this Spring!

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Sweet Treats at Salt & Straw

Happy FRI-YAY! Unfortunately, most of my weekend will be spent studying for my impending midterms (my last midterms ever!), but before I hole up in a dark corner of the library, I treated myself to some scrumptious ice cream at Salt & Straw. I have been dying to try this gourmet spot for ages, but could never muster up the energy to drive all the way to the Larchmont location. Luckily, the ice creamery opened up a new location on Abbott Kinney a few weeks ago! So I naturally had to stop by and try just about every flavor.

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My Recent Five Faves

Hey babes! Last week was a busy one, filled with tests and papers (and maybe a little bit of fun too). I’m starting off the week with a new Five Faves that I think you’ll all love – it’s got a few beauty products I’ve been obsessing over, my new favorite book, and a personal announcement that I’m super excited about! Check it out –

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OOTD: In Full Color

It’s been a while since since my last outfit of the day post, but I’m happy to be back with a look that I really love. Winter is usually the season for dark shades: hunter greens, deep navies, and chic blacks. However, I think this dreary weather we’ve been having is the perfect opportunity to make yourself stand out with a huge POP of color. The key is to stick to complimentary colors such as blue, yellow, and red, and then tone the look down with a neutral. I never shy from a bold & vibrant outfit – check out how I put together this look!

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Brunch So Hard: Sweet Maple SF

I recently blogged about my travels through the great city of San Francisco, and I’m guessing some of you noticed its strange (for me) lack of food. Well, that’s because I was saving my culinary adventure in SF for its own blog post. Trust me, it’s that incredible. My first stop in the city was to this gem: Sweet Maple. The cozy spot was not only one of the best meals I have ever had, but it’s also home to the famous MILLIONAIRE’S BACON. Never heard of it? Don’t worry – keep reading for my mouth-watering description and some insanely sinful food porn.

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