thehalaway #27

Love Yourself


Everything in this world starts with “I”. Self-love is to accept, approve, acknowledge, appreciate, embrace and love yourself unconditionally for ALL that you truly are. Life’s biggest struggle is to know and accept ourselves for all the weak, bad, ugly, inferior, and faulty imperfections that we think we may have.

Self-love is a priority in any relationship, especially the relationship with oneself. By you loving yourself first, you learn how to love others. You grow confidence of the mind + heart to love & appreciate the people around you.

By loving yourself, you are leading by example the kind of love, affection, happiness, companionship, relationship, & results you demand and want in your life. Living life, feeling and knowing you are loved & lovable is something that no one can give you or take away from you. It is solely defined by you, and only you.

It takes practice to speak up and be authentic to yourself, of your feelings ,and your needs; to appreciate your decisions and knowing that your word matters more than anyone else’s. Always keep your word to yourself, whether it be to take a yoga class, read a book, taking a vacation, anything small or big, honor your word as you would for your best friends / partner, don’t ever let yourself down because you matter.

Self-love is a continuous learning journey, it’s where boundaries are created and standards are set on how you deserve to and get to be treated by others. Self- love is often mistaken as selfishness & overlooked, but when you learn to appreciate & value yourself, you will weed out anyone who doesn’t truly value you. Respect yourself enough to walk away from anyone or anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.

Imagine a world where everyone loves themselves more, what type of energy will be transmuted out to others, and the contribution we would give to bring people together with peace & love. As we love ourselves more, we are able to be more open and be compassionate towards one another. Ultimately breaking through the limits of who we are “supposed to be “, we will be able to contribute to ourselves and the world we all live in. Be mindful of the internal conversations, interpretations, feelings, behaviors, and patterns. Get to know yourself whole heartedly, all your strengths and weaknesses and learn to love both.

Be willing to let go the thought of who you should BE in order to be who you really are. We all deserve more & the best possible for anyone.




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Below are a few of my favorite self-love positivity quotes / mantras I live by
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”– Lucille Ball
“You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.”– Diane Von Furstenberg
“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.”– André Gide
“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance”– Oscar Wilde
“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.”– Eleanor Roosevelt
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” – Buddha
“Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters.”– Dan Coppersmith
“When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits – anything that kept me small.  My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.”– Kim McMillen
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”– Eleanor Roosevelt
“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.”– Malcolm S. Forbes
“I love myself for I am a beloved child of the universe and the universe lovingly takes care of me now.”- Louise Hay
“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”– Harvey Fierstein
“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”– Benjamin Spock
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”– George Eliot



beautiful red rose floral arrangement by J’adore Fleurs

rose bouquet given for my 27th birthday by my best friend 


Fuccboi Clothes

Fuccboi Clothes

thehalaway #29

I wear Boys Clothes


I love wearing boys clothes. You can find me in the Mens section of Zara, H&MUrban OutfittersAll Saints, and Forever 21 … Meaning shopping takes double the time as I ravage through both the women/men area. Sporty comfy chic at its finest, and the best part is that most Men’s clothes have that flowy loose fit to cover our food babies >.<



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Monochrome Moment.

Monochrome Moment.

LIFE is all about balance…Balance is not something you find, it’s something you create.

“It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.”  Philip Green


Balance of your heart and head. Balance of good and bad. Balance of right and wrong. Achieving a yin-yang balance of dualism keeps you happy, healthy, fulfilled, confident, love, worthy, and free.


Yin and Yang are two contrary principles that are complementary, interdependent, interconnected forces forming a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the assembled parts. Yin and Yang lives to work alongside one another to keep each other alive.



Yin is the female, cold, dark, passive power,heaven, sunshine, hard, good, white, large, sadness, odd, negative, sadness



Yang represents masculinity, light, and warmth, Earth, rain, soft, evil, black, small, even (numbers), positive, joy


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A refined yet approachable modern American menu offered in a dynamic restaurant space, featuring a bar, lounge, and ethereal covered courtyard dining area. Redbird, helmed by Chef Neal Fraser, offers seasonable, shareable plates showcasing Fraser’s penchant for ambitious flavors and exacting techniques. The cocktail program features a menu of bespoke renditions of the classics. Visitors will be greeted at once by the deconsecrated Vibiana cathedral’s original Spanish baroque details, alongside artwork newly commissioned for the space.

Redbird offers a lunch menu Monday through Friday, and is open for dinner Monday through Sunday.

 Discover Los Angeles

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Amazing night with great food & great company. Redbird was the top choice for my sister Helen’s birthday dinner. Warm toasty vibes as you step in the restaurant with a cool modern twist. I personally love to “study the menu” , read & dissect every dish in my mind until I can practically memorize it. When the ladies and I go out for a birthday dinner, we go ALL OUT. Our wallets & our tummies have no limit. With a big group of girls who usually want to order everything off the menu its great to be able to order a variety of dishes  across the menu to”try” a piece of it all. Ordered doubles of many dishes so we can equally share amongst the group leaving the main to the porterhouse steak (insert mouth drool) one of the best steaks I ever had. Every dish was visually pleasing to the eye & packed with flavor. V V V recommend to try. thehalaway approved! 




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Lovers + Friends

Lovers + Friends


thehalaway #24

Work Hard · Play Harder 


Constantly inspired by the laid back Los Angeles lifestyle in which the brand was founded. Lovers +Friends exudes ease and wearability, creating an effortlessly chic look that is California cool.

Practical yet effortlessly chic styles that are favored by socialites, celebs, and bloggers alike. Falling in love with every delicate piece added to their collection. Everything is cut & tailored to beautifully flow and flatter the body. Playful silhouettes for every girl who works hard & plays harder.



Taking advantage of summer being present almost all year long in sunny LA. Put together a Lovers +Friends lookbook of my favorite rompers for summer days leading to nights.


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