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JULY FAVORITES

August, the best month of the year...and I’m not just saying that because of my birthday - okay maybe I am. Last month I posted about my “favorites” from the prior month and a lot of you seemed to find those pretty fun, so why not keep it up!? I've decided to separate my favorites into three categories: food, fashion and fun. Let’s jump right in to my July Favorites!

FOOD

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If you’re ever in Northern San Diego County, this restaurant is a NEED TO TRY. Campfire treats you to the origins of cooking and hospitality by setting everything from the cocktails and plates, to the aesthetic of the overall environment, "authentically campfire". The kitchen is just behind clear windows so you can be entertained by watching your meal be prepared by the talented chefs.
My recommendations?
Server: Ask for Roman, his suggestions and knowledge of the menu and every dish and drink they made was incredible.
Meal: Order their broccoli! I know it sounds so silly, usually i'm not a fan of broccoli either, but in the words of Roman "it will change your view of broccoli" and he's absolutely right!
Dessert: You can't go wrong with the S'mores. Everything is house made and it completes the "campfire experience".

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FASHION

Last month I went to my very first ever Blogger Brunch. At the brunch I met multiple bloggers with similar passions, filled my belly, watched Mama Mia 2 and received lots of love from sponsors, and by love I mean products. I knew ahead of time that I was going to receive a little gift bag with items from sponsors but I had no idea I would fall in love with so many of them. The item that I became obsess with was this cute strapless white top from Eliza J Dresses. It fits like a glove and every time I wear it, people fall in love with it just like I did. I highly recommend if you're looking for a semi-formal summer top, GRAB THIS ADORABLE ONE!
My recommendations?
The items run a little big, normally i'm a small but I ordered a medium and it fits perfectly

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FUN

Now if you are looking for the perfect place to relax and be treated like royalty, search no more! Bellus Academy is one of the most awarded beauty and wellness institution in the country. They are both a beauty school AND salon/spa with multiple locations in San Diego County. Every interaction I had with staff and students were all positive, going above and beyond my expectations for the day. 
My recommendations?
If you've never had a facial before...oh my goodness you need to experience the greatness! Click here to book a service at the Poway location I went to.

How to be successful for real

 
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Success. Everyone wants to obtain this amazing idea of 'success'. By the end of this blog post, not only will have learned how to obtain ultimate success in your life, but you'll be able to answer all the questions on the image of this blog, and it's a lot easier than you think!  First, lets start with the basics, we must have an understanding of what ‘success’ is. Let’s check to see what the super handy dandy www.dictionary.com says:

(suc·cess)
noun: the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.

Now let’s take a look at www.urbandictionary.com, the top result is:

The product of constantly striving for self improvement.

I was talking to a good friend the other day about this very subject because they are not as successful as they would like to be at this point in their life. So we explored this idea of ‘success’.  I think our society has painted a false picture of what success should look like:

- You should have a really nice car and lots of fancy clothes to be successful.
- You should own a large, expensive house to look successful.
- You should be able to go out to dinner in nice restaurants every night so you’ll look successful.
- You should be able to buy whatever you want - all name brands- to feel successful.

Basically if you make a lot of money and you’re filthy rich THEN you have reached success, right? Not necessarily. Did you notice that none of the above definitions mentioned wealth as the destination of success? Success is about setting personal goals and putting effort and purpose into them to achieve them. Maybe one of your goals is related to money. That’s totally okay. But what if we forgot about everything we think we know about success and defined it as our own? I’ll start:

@modernnmilliee’s definition of (suc·cess)

1. The accomplishment of finding joy in every situation and persevering
2. The ability to surround myself with people who make me happy and support me
3. Finding new ways to better myself (mentally, physically, emotionally, etc.)
4. Doing whatever the heck it is that makes me truly happy without caring what others think

Now it’s your turn!

Take some time right now to write in the comments what your definition of success is.