World’s Oldest McDonald’s & Christmas Shopping
December 18th, 2014 by Emily Vallely

Hi guys! Things have been pretty hectic getting ready for Christmas and Lucy has been super busy with dance and end of the semester school work, but I wanted to fill you on a fun day I had yesterday! Brandon and I went Christmas shopping in downtown Long Beach and I visited Made In Long Beach for the first time. They had such a wonderful selection of handmade goods made by local Long Beach crafters and small business owners. I highly suggest checking them out if you are looking for a unique gift!

Made In Long Beach

After shopping, we went to the world’s oldest standing McDonald’s in Downey. I haven’t been to McDonald’s for over seven years but I really wanted to visit this historic landmark. They also had a museum and since I love learning about history (especially 50s and 60s pop culture), I found this super interesting. I must say, if all McDonald’s looked like this and played The Beach Boys and Buddy Holly I’d probably be a loyal customer.

World's Oldest McDonald's

World's Oldest McDonald's

Later in the afternoon, I visited Magnolia and Willow with my mom and Lucy. They have such an amazing selection of antique Christmas ornaments and decorations. This antique store is a hidden gem in Long Beach!

Magnolia and Willow

Where have you guys been Christmas shopping? I’m proud to say I’ve bought all of my presents at small/local shops!

Interview With Kailey Flyte (Mermaidens), Fashion & Beauty Blogger
December 14th, 2014 by Emily Vallely

Most of you probably know Kailey as Mermaidens on Instagram. Her feed as well as her blog is like a mystical world of pink cotton candy hair, sweet treats, and pastel ensembles. We adore her style and she really inspires us to have more fun with fashion.

Mermaidens

OHEMV: Who is your biggest fashion inspiration?
Kailey: All of my friends have amazing, individual style that I find really inspirational: whether it be a specific garment or to be more confident in what I wear in general!

OHEMV: What is your favorite era of fashion?
Kailey: Today! Because we are able to reference past eras, but twist them in new and exciting ways.

Mermaidens

OHEMV: Where is your favorite place to shop?
Kailey: It can be hard to find clothing I absolutely adore in the brick and mortar stores nearby – so I love perusing the internet for gems! ASOS is one of my favorites because it has such a wide variety of designers, price points, and styles – and eBay and Etsy are ideal for finding vintage pieces!

Mermaidens

OHEMV: Who are some of your favorite bloggers?
Kailey: So many – but I’ve been particularly in love with Endlessly Enraptured and Style Is Style lately.

OHEMV: What’s something every girl needs in her closet?
Kailey: That one article of clothing that makes you feel powerful, in control, and confident.

Mermaidens

Follow Kailey on Instagram and check out her blog!

Wilderess X OHEMV Giveaway!
December 13th, 2014 by Emily Vallely

We are hosting a giveaway with our favorite candle company and amazing sponsor Wilderess! All the details are on Instagram, so go to my Instagram, Lucy’s, or Wilderess’ to enter!

PS: Enjoy 15% off all orders now through December 31st using the code “OHEMV” at check out on www.wilderess.com!

Wilderess