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Hello! Its been awhile.

I thought, I throw some photos of me and my goofballs back when the weather was lovely.  Also, it’s almost like a year since my last post! Looks like I’ve been busy! nah – I’ve been slacking! hahaaa

anyway, here goes.

Back in May, I spent a whole day hanging out at the newly renovated Malibu Farm with Oliver and Zoe. The cafe conveys that effortlessly cool, California vibe.

Malibu Farm has such locavore ethos. It is considered one of the top farm to table restaurants in Los Angeles. With its hipster ambiance, soothing view of the ocean and scrumptious food, no wonder, it’s a cult favorite.

“Zoe” letting me take a photo of her before she explored the pier.

we got there early so it wasn’t crowded yet.

 

settled in and grabbed brunch.

swedish meatball pasta, Malibu blue nachos, cappuccino
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fresh, local, organic!
fine wine, any day!
There’s nothing like dining with a view of the Pacific Ocean in front of you and the sound of waves crashing against the beach. The view is incredible, it feels endless, its beyond gorgeous.

And the food are happy meld of flavors for a delectable and a very satisfying meal. burp!

enjoying our brunch plates!
enjoying our brunch plates!
California grown, local is the key here.  – that kind of feeling that you’re having great food that is simple and true.

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Capturing a sip of my Caffe Luxxe cappuccino. Obviously enjoying it! 🙂

Had a really wonderful time here with my fambam, brunching, lounging, snacking, frolicking, people watching, enjoying the view and just basking in each others company. It really is just the right amount of perfect. Beachy, chic and classic Malibu.

 

 

so bring your family, a date or friends and do your eyes and tummy a favor, stop by the cafe and revel a true Malibu experience. It is probably the most Instagrammable cafe on the Pacific Coast Highway.Thanks for reading!! I hope you have an awesome week!

xx,                                                                                         pets 

 

 

 

 

zoe’s 7th

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zoe’s invites 🙂  bagnet is one of fambams fave dish || cake is from Lady M

sharing Zoe’s simple cake blowing for her birthday last october 27. and since it was a school day, we promised to celebrate more over the weekend. 

Life is short and fast. where did the seven years go? I have no idea!

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this checkers cake from Lady M is omg just divine!

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the slow living approach is making its way to most if not all homes all over the world. But what does it even mean?

often times it brings images of work free days or long Sunday mornings spent reading in bed with loved ones or waking up at dawn to run or swim.

we all have have different takes oh how to do it (and there’s nothing wrong with that.) but we also share one common denominator, going back to our core values and foundation with the intention of simplifying our lives with the people we can’t live without.

so fill your heart with what’s important and be done with the rest.

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simple joys like these makes my heart full. Happiest Birthday Zoe!  we super duper love you kiddo!

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queen of hearts for halloween
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Happy Halloween!

Live in the now. Live in the moment. Be present. Make time. Unplug.

xx,
pets

The lower the heel the better.

Heels are overrated. Flat is key.

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetI’m a ballet flats kind of girl through and through, so it is only fitting that I am forever scouring the universe to find the perfect pair. I’ve tried sooo many, some I love, some, just hype. Processed with VSCO with s2 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetI first met Porselli from one of my favorite blogger Garance, she spoke so highly of them, I became curious but never got around buying. The second time, I was having my usual coffee and reading Ines de la Fressange Parisian Chic book, I came across them -again. And so, the hunt was on. Processed with VSCO with s2 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 preset

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetAfter I got my first pair, I have never looked back. For almost three years now, our relationship is still going strong, I’m still head over heels flats in  love with them.

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetStraight from Milan, each pair is completely handmade from quality Italian leather. Don’t take my word for it but they have the softest fit ever! The more you wear them, the better they get. Added to their charm is, they have been around since 1919. Also they don’t advertise!

Like Garance said “was I just trapped by non-marketing marketing?!” Hahaaaaaa

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Well, It goes without saying, they’re my faaave! No other ballet flats come close. Ok, repetto -not.

check them out if you haven’t  already. got mine from My Chameleon and enSoie.
xx,
♥pets

the struggle is real

shoot! It’s that time of the month again. Ugh! You all know what I’m talking about. Unlike other ladies who experience little to zero physical pain, I on the other hand gets glued to the bed all day with intense cramps and nagging headache.
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there goes the weekend..
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Not to mention the week prior to the main event where my hormones get whacked! Acting crazy and feeling shitty?! Yeah, and then the hubby gets blamed for everything.

Oh PMS you are such a b*tch! Sorry for the foul language, just pms-ing. 😆

Seriously. it sucks!

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while thinking about chips and soda

So after I finished my salad, I succumbed to my sour cream flavored LAYS and a regular coke.

Jeeez.

p.s.  to all boyfies and hubbies who want to get a little understanding on what goes inside our crazy heads when pms-ing,  read here.

xx,
♥pets

the all around shirt dress

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with the kid boss, zoe
Lately when I think about what I’m going to wear, I always come running to all my reliable shirt dresses.

omg! I can never have too many! They’re versatile, comfy and have the classic pattern that come back every season. I love how they’re very easy to pull off and makes us totally look effortless. Perfect for summer, fall and for chasing Zoe. 💙

what are your go to anywhere outfit?  and which brands are your favorites?

♥pets

 

the simple life

While I’m eternally grateful to such generous friends who took us under their roof when we moved to la, everyday, I miss our quaint little blue house. my home, my comfort zone, my bed, my white couch, my curtains even my vegetable peeler.
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I always say, I want “the simple life”. And I chose to act on it, here I am living a pared down life where everything is basic, essential and just meat and potatoes. It is scary.
Starting over, away from our comfort zone is never ever easy. It’s never going to be. I know that now. And though I’m in the process of embracing change, there are still those days that I whine about it and just wanna run and fly back home.
Yes, I miss all the comforts I left behind and yes I’m being a scary cat but I’m still looking forward to building and creating a mindful, conscious and slow living for Zoe, Oliver and me, one day and one post at a time. ♥
xx

pets

skin’s best friend

the search for the perfect facial skin care is relentless and never ending. I’ve tried sooo many. Some too harsh, some are too gentle on my oily face. hahaaa 😂😂😂 but some have become my best friends over the years.

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I’ve been currently obsessing about my new favorite, Aesop Skincare. Aesop products are 100% natural and plant based. Their scent almost medicinal, but I mean that in a good, day spa way. They are absolute love! ❤️

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I love their Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Hydrator and Sage & Zinc Facial Hydrating Cream. And the smell? Amazing! that is if you like herbaceous and delightfully vegetal feel, then these two are totally up your alley – nothing is overly perfumey or cloying.

And most importantly, my skin loves them!!!!

So check out Aesop Skincare if you haven’t already. And tell me what you think!
xoxo