Weekender: California Dreaming

It’s hard to believe how quickly time flies. I know, I know – how cliche. But I’m serious. Post-grad life is flying. Almost literally, too. I’ve been on more flights than I can count – to NYC and back again, California, Texas, Florida…the list goes on. I’ve started my first full time job (nearing my official one-year anniversary!), and work alongside some amazing people who I’m lucky enough to call my friends. Of course there are things I miss about college, but I’m overwhelmed by a sense of gratitude, hope and excitement.

If there’s anything I’m dreaming of this lazy Saturday afternoon, it’s my post-grad vacation to California with my mom. The trip was perfect – a celebration not just of my graduation from Notre Dame, but of a lifetime of support from my family, a history of special times in SoCal with my best friend (think Rory & Lorelei) and of course, a toast to all that’s to come.

Here are just a few snapshots from my trip, taken exactly one year ago. Time flies, yes, but thank goodness for our memories. 🙂

Have a wonderful weekend!

Cocoa & Lace

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Be Merry. Be Bright.

Hello all!

Hope you’ve had an absolutely magical holiday season and are gearing up for a fabulous New Year’s celebration! I’ll be ringing in 2013 in sunny Florida, enjoying a break from the Windy City. But rest assured that between my holiday festivities and beach days I’ve been baking up a storm and scouting out the latest trends from the Gulf – and can’t wait to share it all with you!

Cheers to a healthy, prosperous, and wonderful New Year!

xx Cocoa & Lace

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