Napa Valley


Napa is stunning. We went on a rainy day and it was actually perfect because you don’t even have to get out of your car to experience the beauty of the area. We drive around through the green rolling hills vineyard after vineyard. 

I’ve actually only been to Napa in the winter time, but I love it because the mustard plant pictured above is in peak bloom & it is stunning! 🌼 Yellow just makes everything seem happier. Aaaand fun little fact, it helps the grapes grow. 

We tried to go to one vineyard recommended to us by Trip Advisor, but we didn’t love it tbh. I really had more luck just driving through Napa & pulling over and exploring vineyards that look beautiful! (Which is basically all of them.) Then again, we weren’t there for the wine, just the beautiful scenery! 

If you get the chance to go, GO! 

XOXO,

Alyse

Pink Wall


You are looking at the most Instagrammed wall in LA. The claim is 100% correct, too, because when my CoHeart & I ventured there a few weeks ago, it was packed…for the entire hour we were there. Like I still have no idea what was inside, but this wall was seriously a phenomenon. I mean, it’s a gorgeous pink wall and really, the world needs more walls like this. ?

But I thought I’d make a little lately list for the past week.

Lately List

Fav song: Closer by the Chainsmokers- it’s catchy AF.

Biggest disappointment: BYU losing to Utah by 1 point. ? Nick says I legitimately cried. I honestly don’t remember, but it wouldn’t surprise me.

Fav Food: Shake Shake – just opened but kind of go there too often.

Fav clothes to wear: Dresses because it’s too hot to wear anything else right now in Dallas.

Today: Today was a bad day. Minus tonight because I got ice cream to cheer me up & we hung out with our cute cousin who was in town.

Most random thing: I got put on some real estate sign in Utah somehow, so seriously random Utah numbers have been calling me nonstop all week??? Haha

On mind: Christmas shopping. I want to do it all now because I swear, come October, I will not be able to go anywhere near NorthPark Mall because of the mad house it will be. Last year I drove around the parking lot for 45 minutes & could not find one spot and went home. Plus, I’m just excited for Christmas.

Best piece of advice: Be yourself and let who you truly are shine through. Stop trying to hide that you are a child of God or hide the awesome qualities and characteristics about you. Do all this even if it’s not “cool.” You were not made to blend in! If someone is doing something against your moral character, stand up for what is right. People who are good will  naturally gravitate to you and you’ll find yourself surrounded by good, uplifting people! I, at times, hide or make less of who I am. But that doesn’t make me happy! You were made to stand out uniquely, beautifully. Be strong and let your goodness shine. Like this pink wall.

Xoxo,

Alyse

OC Night Market


Have you heard of the Orange County Night Market? Neither had I. But it was seriously the coolest food market ever. Seriously, such a fat fest. My kind of place. 

They started the night market in 2011 in Southern California, and they have been doing it every year since. The market was inspired by the food markets in Asia, so all the food has a fun Asian twist. Also, it’s all super instagrammable and delicious. 

We ate rainbow grilled cheese, a pot of ice cream with Teddy Grahams on top to look like they’re sunbathing, the Number Two- a chocolate churro made to look like a poop emoji ?, a ramen burrito, & smoothies in light bulb glasses?. 

My fav was the grilled cheese, but everything was on point. If you’re in the area next summer, you have to stop by. I’ve never seen anything like it!

Xoxo,

Alyse