Little Italy is For San Diego Lovers

Little Italy San Diego travel and restaurant guide | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: @littleitalysd via Instagram

It was only a matter of time before this one happened. Little Italy is pretty much my #1 go to spot in San Diego. There are a million amazing shops and restaurants packed in a few city blocks. I’ll highlight my favorites here with the assumption there will most likely be a part 2 later on. In fact, I had […]

Skate Style Taking to the Streets

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Photo courtesy: Camo Jeans

One of the most fun things to do when changing up your wardrobe is to check out true street style. Note: we’re not talking about Pinterest “street style”. No bloggers dolling up and posing in front of graffiti here! Legitimize your look from the 80’s or 90’s and take a cue from skate style. It’s good to have a little […]

Stair Risers That Rise to the Occasion

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Photo courtesy: Deliciously Ella

As you walk up a set of steps, where does your gaze focus? Time to take a second look at your stair risers and see if they could use some improvement. Better yet, add some unexpected character to this much overlooked area in your home. A simple update such as wallpaper or tile could breathe new life into any staircase. […]

Hunt Slonem: American Artist + Fellow Cancerian

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Photo courtesy: Wandeleur

Destiny has brought us together! We had Hunt Slonem slated for today and nothing tickled me more than to find his birthday (July 18) is just 4 days after mine. Cheers to an American artist! Doing the Cancer community proud! In addition, I have a thing for finches and rows of them on branches just warm my heart. And dear old Hunt […]

Straw Hats Seem Kind of Shady

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Photo courtesy: Snazzy Lair

The sun is officially beating down enough to necessitate sunblock and sun hats. Add a little mystery to your look with straw hats that shade your eyes and protect your hair color. Who is that lady hiding under that wide natural brim? Felt chapeaus have been traded in for their easy straw counterparts, which work perfect for the beach, pool, […]

A Bamboo Chair Brings Tropical Heat to Your Home

Bamboo chair in bright orange on summer patio | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Danae Horst via The Jungalow

Bamboo is taking over summer decor this year! A natural or brightly painted bamboo chair is just the right thing to perk up your patio or living room. Lightweight and durable, bamboo gives your home instant island charm. Soften up your seating with pillows in cool, tropical prints and throw in a funky side table. We found some great chairs […]

Travel Tips for Kids: Keep the Focus on the Fun!

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Photo courtesy: Mingo and Grace

My family traveled to Florida this summer and I was nervous about taking 3 little kids on the plane. We planned to do a lot of sightseeing (including Sea World!) so I started researching ways to make the vacation as smooth as possible. Here are my favorite travel tips for airplane, car, and more! Some simple suggestions combined with a […]