Road Tripping Through the West Coast…

Screen Shot 2017-07-11 at 6.25.14 PMScreen Shot 2017-07-11 at 6.25.23 PMScreen Shot 2017-07-11 at 6.25.30 PMScreen Shot 2017-07-12 at 6.58.57 PMSpent the last week road tripping through the West Coast. We traveled to LA, Arizona, Nevada and Utah. All I can say is what an incredible and memorable experience. The heat was insane, it was nearly 120 degrees F throughout the entire trip, but our AC got us through ;).

We had acai bowls on the beach, and then made our way into the desert, where the sunsets were remarkable and the nights were quiet, with the distant howl of coyotes and the ruffle of the wind (or was it the rattlesnakes…could never be quite sure hahaha.) All I know is that it was so peaceful, and made me appreciate this country even more than I ever have before.

I want to know, what are your thoughts on the West Coast? Anything I should re-visit when I’m back again?

-Lyss

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Being Appreciative…

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I love you all so much for being so sweet to me, whenever I post anything your comments make my day and make me appreciate what I do even more. For those of you who don’t know what my job is, I am a lifestyle blogger. When you look at my posts, I want you to be inspired to go out there and create your own life. I want everyone to fulfill their dreams and be who they want to be. I grew up thinking I had to do certain things and have a certain job in order to make money but that simply isn’t true. When you follow your heart and your gut, the money will come. It’s never easy at first and I’ve had so many ups and downs throughout the journey of becoming someone who works for herself, but the hard work is all worth it to me. I hope what I do is inspiring you and can help you pursue your dreams. Think of me as a supportive friend, because I consider you all my friends and I want you all to win and succeed. 💕🙌🏽 Have an awesome weekend.

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This City Has My Heart Forever

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This city brings me such motivation 🌟 What is it, exactly, that you want? What is your ultimate goal in life? If you’re feeling lost, the best way to find yourself is to recognize your number one goal – and make a plan to reach that goal. Start by deciding what you want, envision it, and create a vision map or board for yourself. Plan out the exact steps it’ll take to achieve it. The most important part is to believe that you WILL get there no matter what. If it means working until 4 AM some nights, if it means giving up some things in your life that are holding you back, if it means skipping parties to go work, that’s what you’re going to do. It doesn’t matter what you have to do, you’ll do it. Life is too short to settle for what you don’t want to do. Dream big, vision big, and achieve big. We all have a purpose, so why not find that purpose and fulfill it before it’s too late? 🌟#Motivation #Happiness #Travel #NewYorkCity #NewYork

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Moments Spent With You | Miami, Florida

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This was taken in Miami, Florida. We spent the day at Como Hotels, and woke up super early to catch the sunrise by ourselves, overlooking the beach and that gorgeous blue water. The hotel was super quiet, and we felt such a sense of privacy and exclusivity while we spent our morning talking and lounging in the rooftop pool.

This pool wasn’t just an ordinary pool – but actually a therapeutic hydro-jet tub. People can rotate through each section of the pool and get massaged by the powerful jets blasting warm water. It was so so relaxing.

A question that I often get asked over and over again is — who takes these photos of you and your boyfriend? 🙂 We actually use a tripod and position it carefully for most of our photos. Occasionally we do ask someone passing by to shoot us, but we like to use the tripod best because it’s steady, and it’s easy to position and get the right angle without having to direct someone.

xx

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