So today is my birthday and since I will be out of town all weekend for work, I decided that this past weekend would be the opportune time to do a small celebration. The first stop was at The Bud Stop in San Francisco where my boyfriend picked out this lovely assortment of flowers. I love this … Continue Reading

El Nido, Palawan

On my trip to the Philippines, I had the pleasure of visiting the island of Palawan. Conde Nast names El Nido, Palawan number one in both islands and beaches in the entire world. After wandering off to El Nido’s secluded islands, white sand beaches with turquoise waters and their many lagoons, it’s not too hard to understand why … Continue Reading

Amorita Resort

I have been vacationing in Philippines for quite some time now if you haven’t noticed from my Snapchat (beyondbasicblog) or Instagram. The first memorable portion of my trip was visiting Bohol and staying at Amorita Resort on Panglao Island. The resort and the food are top notch. Filipino people are just so friendly and courteous … Continue Reading

Sunshine and Style

My favorite go to dress has to be the flounced hem style. Earlier this month I was looking for something cute for spring and came across this gorgeous, bright yellow dress at Banana Republic (which is now on sale). I love how this dress can be worn from day to night. Thankfully, I didn’t have to wait too … Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day

Love it or hate it Valentine’s Day is around the corner. My boyfriend and I are not big on going out on the fourteenth, but he brings home a nice bottle of wine and we spend time cooking a romantic dinner together. He shows me he cares everyday. I don’t want to brag but I … Continue Reading