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2015 Holiday Gift Guide for The Jetsetter

I’ve got travel on the brain right now, shocking, I know, but I’ve been bouncing back and forth between coasts quite a bit the last few months and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change any time soon so I thought I’d share some of the things that I love for my 2015 holiday gift guide for the jetsetter in your life!

2015 Holiday Gift Guide for The Jetsetter

1. Cable Charging Bracelet : I love this idea so much! It’s a serious game changer, I am always losing and forgetting phone chargers. I love the idea of this little bracelet, it’s so cute!

2. Fujifilm Instax Mini : Such a fun way to have instant prints of your memories from your trip. These little mini polaroid cameras are so much fun and so easy to carry!

3. Noise Cancelling Headphones : Noise cancelling headphones are an absolute lifesaver. Especially on long flights. I had my first pair on the way to Bali last spring and it was life changing for me, definitely get a pair of over the ear ones to save your jetsetters ears!

4. Lo and Sons Weekender : I have heard amazing things about these bags, I am in need of a new weekender, mine is a little worn and I love this one. It holds so much and is perfect for a long weekend getaway!

5. New York Times 36 Hours In Books : I got four of these last year for Christmas and love them! They are so fun to look at and crazy helpful when you’re planning a quick trip.

6. Cashmere Wrap : My cashmere scarf has gotten a lot of wear since I picked it up in August. The trick for this is to get one that’s big enough to act as a wrap but not too big that it will be bulky and uncomfortable to wear as a scarf when you’re in the airport!

7. Tumi Luggage : A girl can dream right? A set of Tumi luggage has been on my wish list for a couple of years. Tumi has an amazing reputation of being able to withstand a lot of travel, and these black and gold pieces are gorgeous.

 8. Mophie Phone Charging Case : If you’re anything like me then your phone is always dying, this is the perfect backup battery for when you need some extra juice.

9. Turkish Towel : Easy to pack, doesn’t take up much space and doubles as a blanket, plus they are so cute. Mine was a lifesaver on my trip to Bali and Australia!

10. Around the World Watch : Another gift I received last year and I am in love. It’s simple enough that I don’t feel ridiculous wearing it and I love the map detail on the face of the watch.

This is a combination of things I already use and absolutely love and things that have been on my own wish list so if you have any questions about anything or are looking for a specific recommendation feel free to send me an email or leave a comment below!

What’s on your 2015 holiday gift guide for the jetsetter in your life?

Voodoo Doughnuts

Voodoo Doughnuts

A trip to Portland is never complete without a stop at Voodoo Doughnuts, it is true what they say, good things do come in pink boxes.

Voodoo Doughnuts

When I was up in Portland for Thanksgiving we headed to the location downtown for me to grab a box of doughnuts to bring back to San Diego! After seeing the line we quickly opted to hop back in the car and head to the other location.

Voodoo Doughnuts

I love doughnuts but I was not about to stand in line for an hour and a half (and that’s being conservative to get some. Plus the location across the river is pink and never has a very long line, so I gladly headed that way.

Voodoo Doughnuts

If you make it to Voodooo Doughnuts you absolutely have to try the Voodoo Doughnut (obviously), Bacon Maple Bar, Captain my Captain (or really any of the ones with cereal on top) and the Dirt Doughnut! Those are some of my favorites!

Voodoo Doughnuts

I’ve been wanting a faux fur vest for the last couple of winters and when I found this one during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale I had to pick it up. I’ve kind of been living in it the last couple of weeks, it’s the perfect thing to throw over an otherwise boring outfit and dress it up a little bit. It’s the perfect holiday look for a more casual setting too! I wore it on Thanksgiving and it was the absolute perfect outfit.

Voodoo Doughnuts

Sweater // Pants // Vest // Booties // Necklace // Bracelet // Ring // Purse

Voodoo Doughnuts

I love exploring different parts of Portland, after picking up doughnuts to bring back to San Diego (and eating one or maybe two) I definitely needed to take a walk. Voodoo is not messing around with these doughnuts, they are intense y’all.

Voodoo Doughnuts

Have you been to Portland or Voodoo Doughnuts? What’s your favorite part?

Brunch in Santa Barbara

Brunch in Santa Barbara

California is huge, and there is so much to see! In just a couple hours I can be in the desert, the mountains, and the beach. It’s amazing, and I love it.  A couple weeks ago, I headed up to Santa Barbara for the weekend for a wedding. We drove up Highway 1, which is one of the most beautiful drives I’ve ever done. 

Brunch in Santa Barbara

The whole weekend was so much fun. The wedding was beautiful, and it was great exploring a new part of my new state. We spent the morning before the wedding wandering around State Street in search of mimosas — we were there for a wedding after all! We stumbled across The Andersen’s Restaurant and Bakery, the cutest Danish bakery with a great outdoor seating area and something called a Viking Mimosa. We were sold. 

Brunch in Santa Barbara

I have been living in this outfit since I got this shirt a few weeks ago. I’m a little embarrassed about how many times I’ve worn it, honestly. It’s so incredibly comfortable, and paired with the vest it’s the perfect outfit to beat the morning chill we have been feeling in California!

Brunch in Santa Barbara

After perusing all the amazing goodies in the bakery (seriously, if you go, you have to try the merengue) and trying to decide what to order from the menu, I opted for strawberries and cream and the biggest croissant I’ve ever seen.

Brunch in Santa Barbara

It didn’t disappoint.

Brunch in Santa Barbara

After filling up on pastries and mimosas, we set off to enjoy the morning and walk around a bit before we getting ready for the wedding.

Brunch in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara really is gorgeous. The architecture is a mix of what us East Coasters picture as quintessential Old California and Spanish Mission Style.

Brunch in Santa Barbara

I didn’t want to leave. I could have spent days exploring Santa Barbara and not gotten my fill.

Brunch in Santa Barbara

Vest // Flannel Shirt // Jeans // Boots // Watch – old, but I love this one! // Bracelet

Have you been to Santa Barbara before? What are some of your favorite spots?