LGV Fall Sale and Coupon Code!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Make sure you visit our etsy shop ASAP to get some fresh fall threads!

Fall Wishlist

Saturday, September 3, 2016

It's fall and you know what that means. It's officially time for me to start inappropriately wearing sweaters, burning cinnamon stovetop potpourri, and eating everything pumpkin spice while cursing the fact that I live in Los Angeles where the weather never changes.

Although I've been out of school awhile, I still get excited thinking about shopping for this time of year. Maybe it's because I miss the leaves changing. Maybe it's because autumn signifies a shift in time. Maybe it's because I've been conditioned by marketers to consume new stuff under the guise of "back to school" shopping. Whatever the case, here are some cute things I've got my eye on this fall.

1. A nice way to keep nature alive inside despite frosty nights. Hanging Planter, $27, Amazon
2. Experimenting with new flavors for my bar cart. Bitters set, $52, Amazon
3. This beautiful print of a Pacific Northwest scene on posterboard reminds me Twin Peaks and crisp autumn days. Oregon Print, $65.00, Etsy
4. I need to re-up my stationary, and this versatile succulent notecard set is adorable. Notecard set, $14.99, Modcloth
5. A new cat mug for all the tea being chugged when the temps drop. Cat mug, $7, Amazon
6. Fall is the perfect time to camp and explore the outdoors; expand your know-how with this guide. "A Woman's Guide to the Wild," $18.99, Modcloth 
7. I still drag a backpack with me everywhere and it may be time to update with this perfect moss-green colored one from Herschel Supply Co. Backpack, $99.99, Modcloth

2 Days in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Thursday, September 1, 2016

This summer, we decided to spend a week road tripping through Utah. Naturally, the first thing I did while planning our trip was buy a guidebook. We definitely wanted to see everything Utah has to offer in the summertime, but after reading through some of the example itineraries in the book, we realized that in order to see all 5 national parks within our timeframe, we would basically need to change locations once every one or two days. While this might work for some people, we really wanted to spend time exploring the parks at our own leisurely pace and not feel like we had to stick to a strict schedule or check 500 things off our to do list each day.

That's a long way for me to say that we started our trip by spending 2 days in Bryce Canyon National Park. It was my first time visiting this park, and I was stunned at the otherworldy natural orange rock formations (called "hoodoos"). The hikes were far more challenging than I expected, due to the change in elevation. The air in Bryce Canyon is really thin and I just wasn't used to it. A camelback is a must, for sure.

Despite the increase in elevation, the temperatures soared into the high 90's (F), and even broke 100 one day. Unlike other national parks I've been to, Bryce Canyon has an entrance that's very close to town.

For these reasons, I would suggest staying in a nearby hotel if you can. They're reasonably priced and offer a much-needed respite from the heat after spending your days hiking and exploring. There's a local rodeo in Bryce Canyon City that's apparently a must-see, although we didn't make it to the show this visit. The nearby Bryce Canyon Resort also offered great live music and beer around a fire pit at night.

La Gatica Vintage. All rights reserved. © Maira Gall.