Winter Wonderland in Lake Tahoe

16 Jan

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Ugg Boots, BNCI Vest, J. Crew Flannel, Ray Ban Aviators

Last weekend I escaped to the winter wonderland of Lake Tahoe. It was refreshing and relaxing to be immersed in nature’s beauty surrounded by glittering blankets of snow. It also marked one of my good amigos birthdays (including mine on Sunday), making the trip even more memorable!

With a crew of 15 friends we nestled up in a gorgeous three story house in Incline Village. We spent the majority of time playing college drinking games, hot tubbing and bar hopping around Northstar Resort while some of the crew snowboarded. It was perfection. Like a chilled glass of Schramsberg Brut Rosé. Yes, please!

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Insider Tip: if you’re staying in north Lake Tahoe stop by the Log Cabin Caffe for brunch (grapefruit mimosas + crab cake Benedict are delicious!). Afterward, swing by Speedboat Beach on your way out of town (locals favorite! Amazing views + huge boulders to jump off during the summer).

Abrazos y besos,
Dalia x

Rainy Day Philosophy

8 Jan

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Hunter BootsMax Studio Stripped Dress, BCBGeneration Coat

Rainy days. I love how it softens the outlines of things. The world becomes delicately blurred, and for some reason I feel at peace and relaxed. With the start of the new year I’ve made it a point to take action on a few simple philosophies that I believe are beneficial to the mind, body and soul.

  • Drink more water, drink less alcohol.
  • Stop complaining and learn to live life with what you have.
  • Exercise more, eat healthy, and go for walks. Long walks.
  • Delete the negative, accentuate the positive.
  • Do small things with great love.
  • Invest in people who invest in you.
  • Don’t wait for opportunity. Create it.
  • Learn to say no without explaining yourself.
  • Embrace messy hair, sweatpants and get lost in a book with no one around.
  • At some point you have to let go of what you thought should happen and start living in what is happening.

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This weekend I’m headed to Lake Tahoe for my birthday. I’m excited to be immersed in nature’s glorious winter wonderland with awesome company. Happy Friday amigos!

Abrazos y Besos,

Dalia x

Adiós 2015, Bienvenido 2016

1 Jan

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BCBG Dress and Necklace, Vintage Feather Wrap, Sam Edelman Heels, Michael Kors Watch

Happy New Year amigos! I’m delighted to announce I’m back and spearheading my lifestyle blog in full force. To recap, over the past year and a half I tackled a few milestones that temporarily took my full attention (a little thing called life). Some key highlights included: receiving my executive MBA at Sonoma State University in wine marketing, collaborating with NakedWines.com to produce my 3rd vintage of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay under my La Tapatia wine label, while marching into my 30’s with gusto and continuing to work with my family’s winery.  Whew, what a ride!

In short, much has transpired in such a beautiful way and now I can’t wait to continue to share my adventures, findings, fashion tips, recipes and shenanigans with all of you. Thank you for joining me on this journey and here’s to an unforgettable and exciting 2016. Ole!

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Throughout the holidays I always like to have a festive option that’s an alternative to sequins and classic red outfits. The soft ivory tulle dress in contrast to the chocolate brown feather wrap offers a modern yet sexy way to dress up your holiday ensemble. Did I mention I have a slight dress obsession?

Abrazos y Besos,

Dalia x

 

At Sea with Casa Ceja Wine Club

3 Mar

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I feel pretty fortunate to call this life of mine work. I just got back from an eastern Caribbean cruise with 120 of our awesome Casa Ceja Wine Club members. The Celebrity Reflection was our home for seven days, which is undoubtedly the most luxurious and magnificent ships I’ve been on. Our agenda was relaxed but was naturally interweaved with six exclusive wine focused events (heaven for foodies and winos). Some of my favorites included, a winemaker luncheon, a cooking demo and a salsa dance cocktail fiesta, all in which were entertaining, informative and fun!

We set sail from Miami and leisurely made our way to St. Maarten and then to St. Thomas to explore the breathtaking U.S. Virgin Islands. Each stop was simply glorious with stunning panoramic views of crystal clear Caribbean water, lush vegetation and white sandy beaches – paradise in a nutshell.

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P.s. stay tuned for the announcement of our third cruise, as this location is a mystery destination. Ole!

Besos,

Dalia

Floating in a Sea of Yellow

4 Feb

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Floating in a sea of mustard flowers…

This is one of my favorite seasons in Napa Valley! Who else agrees?

P.s. embrace the color yellow. Here’s why… with a perpetually positive outlook you inspire others. You have a knack for tuning out the noise, chaos and judgmental opinions. People associate you with being imaginative, happy, and passionate about life. Ole!