5 Good Reasons To Staycation

I did something I have never ever done before, I took a stay-cation, and it was delightful! With just a small investment of time and money, I took a 25 minute drive downtown to the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE and 24 hours later I returned home relaxed, refreshed and fulfilled.

Here are 5 reasons to plan your very own staycation:

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5 Ways To Incorporate Scent Decor Into Your Home + A Giveaway!

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One of the most important elements to an inviting home is something that you can’t even see. Your house has got to look good, feel good and smell good.

Enter: Scent Décor by Unstopables which is available at one of my favorite shops, Maison 24.

The owners of Maison 24, Louis Marra and Allison Julius, are well known for offering a wide array of unique products from artists and designers so when they started carrying Unstopables I knew I had to give it a try. As it turns out, Unstopables is a new, chic collection of home and fabric care products with sophisticated, long-lasting scents that elevate the smell and ultimately the feel of your home. Featuring a fabric refresher, air refresher, scented oil warmer, candle and in-wash scent booster beads, Unstopables helps build your signature style scent in every single room of your home.

So how exactly can you elevate the Scent Décor in your home with these new wonderful products? Here are 5 ways:

  1. Keep your living areas fresh by simply spraying a couple of dashes of Unstopables Air Refresher in each room to create an inviting environment.
  2. Up your laundry game by adding Unstopables In-Wash Scent Booster to your next load of linens or towels to keep them smelling fresh for up to 12 weeks out of storage.
  3. Keep your fabrics fresher for up to 7 days by spraying your bedroom linens and curtains with Unstopables Fabric Refresher – your bedroom will thank you!
  4. Create a relaxing mood by simply lighting an Unstopables candle just about anywhere.
  5. Create an overall experience simply by plugging in Unstopables Scented Oil Warmer with the scent of your choice.  Get your home smelling gorge without even being there.

Want to try the products yourself? I’m giving away 10 Unstopables product suites and Maison 24 gift card. Here’s how to enter:

  1. Leave a comment here sharing your favorite home scent and be sure to leave provide your email address so I can contact you to let you know you won.


  1. Follow Unstopables on either FB or Twitter.

You can also find Maison 24 or FB, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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3 Snapchats To Follow

I don’t know about you but I for one am REALLY into Snapchat.  I love seeing what other peoples lives are actually like. There’s no editing or prepping the perfectly staged photo or video accompanied by a perfectly witty caption.  It’s raw and it’s real.

It’s also the social platform in which I’m most comfortable sharing because you don’t need to over-think it. Whatever it is that you posted will be gone in 24 hours anyway so why not have fun with it?

When I first started, I felt an avalanche of inspiration.  I don’t talk in my youtube videos, my blog is a curation of my taste and Insta gives me a lot of anxiety. Snapchat was my chance to let people in.  When I started I was in the thick of my wedding planning and eagerly shared every step of the way including the actual wedding day itself. Yes, I even had someone snap me walking down the aisle! Sharing the REAL version of what was one of the biggest days of my life was incredible and the response was insane – thousands tuned in.

Now I share my intense workouts, my attempt at living the healthiest and most positive life possible and of course, general antics of an LA girl. I wake up excited to share on it every single day. If you’re not following me, you should! Username: gerihirsch.

Here are 3 accounts I really love to follow:

-Caroline Vreeland (username: cvxx): Great granddaughter of Diana Vreeland, HARPER’S BAZAAR editor-in-chief from 1936-1962, Caroline is a drop dead gorgeous fashion fixture trying to make it in the music world.  She’s dating a model who she is constantly harassing with Snapchat and it’s truly like watching a really good reality show.

-Kate Albrecht (username: mrkate): Mr. Kate is a HUGE personality and she’s an over-sharer in the best way possible. She’s a natural comedian and cracks me up all day long as she talks about pretty much everything. Her creativity is infectious and her ability to openly share will inspire you to up your Snapchat game.

-Gaby Dalkin (username: whatsgabycookin): Gaby is a food blogger who is incredibly passionate about what she does. When she’s not giving you the play by play on how to make what she’s making for dinner she’s sharing all the crazy foods she’s trying. It’s essentially vicarious eating.

Looking for more? I also like these 5: realsheamarie (who knew this fashion blogger was so funnyy?), LACMA_museum (one of my favorite museums whose snappy creativity is awesome), Dabttll (each of her snaps is a true piece of art – go see what I mean), ispydiy (this girl is a burst of positivity in your feed) and hannahbgood (workout inspo!).

Who do you like to follow? Would love to know in the comments.


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