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LIFESTYLE & FOOD

14 Mar
lifestyleON THE GO

I love setting aside time during the week to catch up with my girlfriends, even if it’s just for a quick cup of coffee. It’s definitely something I look forward to every week! This past weekend, I met up with a good friend at one...

06 Feb
lifestyleMY MORNING TEA

Although I indulge in a coffee and latte here and there, I am definitely more of a tea drinker. There’s nothing like starting the day with a hot green tea in the morning. It’s so comforting and it’s nice to know all the health benefits...

07 Oct
ADVENTURESFOOD + WINE FESTIVAL

If you follow my daily adventures on my Instagram, you know how food plays such a big part of my life. I look forward to restaurant openings, meals spent with friends, and indulging in a sweet treat here and there. For me, food can inspire me...

02 May
LifestylePOPSUGAR CABANA CLUB + DIY CALLIGRAPHY PHOTOS

Palm Springs is one of my favorite cities in California. I love that it is a short drive away from home in LA, yet I feel like I am transported to another world. It’s a little desert oasis. As the name suggests, there are palm...

19 Dec
FAVORITESHOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

I am starting a new segment of my blog, called "SwellMayde Favorites", where I will take a moment to share a few items that I am currently coveting. This month, I created a holiday gift guide, full of chic gift ideas at every price point....

17 Dec
ADVENTURESICE SKATING

When I was in elementary school, I used to take ice skating lessons and entered a few competitions. I was so passionate about it and spent every weekend on the ice. I haven’t put on ice skates in many years, but was so excited to try it...

17 Nov
shoppingHOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS

I am so excited that the holiday season is right around the corner. I spend so much of my time working, that the holidays become my time to relax and spend time with friends and family. Last year, I was a last minute shopper and...

13 Oct
ADVENTURESSPROUT TRUCK STOP

Last night, I attended the Oddball Comedy Festival with HP. HP is currently traveling around the country at different fairs and festivals to set up their Sprout Truck Stops. Here, everyone can stop by, learn about Sprout and play with their new technology. At the...

19 Aug
ADVENTURESLUNCH DATE AT THE SCIENCE CENTER

A couple weekends ago I took a trip with a friend to the California Science Center. It brought back so many memories of my childhood. I remember being in awe of the all the interactive exhibits, that featured everything from inventions to aquariums. It was so nice...

26 Jun
DIYCOFFEE-MATE CARAMEL MACCHIATO TWO WAYS

For me, flavors are tied to some of my best memories.  I remember hanging out with my friends in college and enjoying iced caramel macchiatos at our favorite local cafe. We’d spend hours catching up, talking about class and boys.  These days, whenever I have...