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I’m still not ready to be back to reality. My Caribbean trip was simply too amazing! And with views like this, who would want to go back to being a responsible adult with a schedule? Not me, that’s for sure.

Okay. Deep breaths. Let’s cope with real life by distracting ourselves. A brand new Friday Five is here!

1.I am beyond excited for this new Girl Scout Cookie flavor! Seriously, when can I get my hands on a box?

2. Loving this write up in the LA Times on my alma mater. “Party school” definitely not apply anymore.

3. A healthier version of Mongolian Chicken? Yes please!

4. While I haven’t been to this Caribbean Island, I can attest that it doesn’t take long to feel like a local in the Caribbean.

5. I am so excited for this pie recipe from Recipe Girl! Loved it as a kid and can’t wait to make it myself.

Friday Five

This week was my first full workweek back from vacation. I am still struggling with the fact I’m back to reality now. Ugh. Did you follow along on my instagram to see my adventures? Be sure to check it out! Anyway, let’s Friday Five to forget about this past week!

Friday Five |  @innatsshoes1. My recent trip to the Caribbean only further affirmed my love for coconut. These cupcakes seal the deal!

2. This baked macaroni and cheese sounds absolutely heavenly and easy!

3. I love bar/cocktail crawls, especially when traveling! Will be adding this list of Prague bars to my to-do list.

4. I love popsicles. However, I adore wine. This recipe combines the two!

5. Cracking up over this list and commentary about What Your Plane Outfit Says About You!

Friday Five

Happy Friday!! Let’s get this weekend started. Piña colada anyone? 


1. If you loved the idea of a cupcake ATM and now I’m freaking out over this new ATM!

2. Heading to Paris? You need to check out these three (and free!) museums. 

3. Cooking fish has always freaked me out. I’m worried I’ll over cook it or ruin it. Not with these ridiculously easy variations!

4. I need this adult slushy in my life. #roseallday

5. The Travel Vlogger shares their favorite places to visit in Prague. LOVE this video list! 

Friday Five

Happy Friday! My plans include reinacting this picture (from my recent and short trip to Tortola) during my few remaining days in Puerto Rico. Be sure to follow along on my Instagram! I hope your weekend is equally relaxing! 😘


1. Recipe Girl has come to our rescue with these tasty appetizer options that are great for parties!

2. How gorgeous are these photos Zuleika took on her recent trip south of the border? Now I want to visit!

3. Amy’s take on Overnight Oats sounds absolutely amazing! Plus, it’s peach season! 

4. Don’t want to do Big Ben again? Check out these 12 alternatives things Dom & Claire recommend to do while in London.

5. Too hot to bake dessert? These frozen pies will do the trick. 

Friday Five

A quick Friday five before my Caribbean getaway! 

1. The wino spent 24 hours in this adorable New York town, and now I want to go, too. Such is life.

2. As usual, Jessica slays in the food gift department. I cannot wait to make these for Christmas gifts!

3. Even though I’m a local, I don’t have all of the best Napa Valley happy hours memorized. I tend to stick to the ones I know! I’m forever grateful for this updated Napa Valley happy hour list, which makes all of our lives a little easier.

4. I cannot even get over these muffins. I need them all in my life right. now.

5. Christina went to this charming Tennessee town and now I am figuring out how I can go. Great walking, Southern charm, and a foodie haven!? Count me in.

P.S. Are you following my Caribbean travels on Instagram and Twitter!? 

Getting Ready for a Caribbean Getaway

Guys. July has flown by! I’m still wrapping my brain around the fact I leave for the Caribbean in less than a week.

My pre-travel to-do list is still being chipped away at, but most of the important tasks have been completed. Updated passport for my stint in the British Virgin Islands? Check. Eye mask, neck pillow and ZzzQuil (love it so far!) for sleeping on my red-eye flight? Check. All of the mosquito repelling things to keep me Zika virus-free? Check. Discovering a schedule of happy hours for two of my destinations? Check. (See here and here.) Bring on the Painkillers! The cocktail, no pills!

Getting Ready for a Caribbean Getaway | @innatsshoes

Really hoping this ZzzQuil helps me sleep on my flight!

But the biggest thing on my to-do list is to pack! As my trip gets closer, the pile of clothes to pack continues to grow. This is not a great thing considering I’m going to have to cut out many cute summer dresses in the name of packing in a carry-on for my trip! Luckily, my destination boasts a very even-keeled climate, where the average high during my stay will be 85 F practically all the time.

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Friday Five

I believe food heals and I tend to try to bake things better, both for myself and others. Sending positive vibes into the world for any and everyone who needs them today. Friday Five | @innatsshoes

1. As I continue to frequent hiking trails more often, this breakdown of Bay Area trails will be of help. Duration, permits needed, pros and cons, congestion level and more is listed!

2. Chicken fried what!? I’m excited to try this recipe that will be a bit healthier that chicken fried steak.

3. Loving that this cult favorite of 90s kids everywhere is making a comeback.. for adults!?

4. This announcement is not official yet, but certainly encouraging! Can’t wait to get to Cuba.

5. Since it continues to heat up this summer, I’m looking forward to trying David’s delish (and easy!) frozen yogurt recipe, perhaps in popsicle form.

Sending you lots of kind thoughts and virtual hugs, Nat.

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