Beijos Getaway – Palm Springs

It’s that time again, another Beijos Girls Day Out, however we’ve decided to switch it up a bit… These are now complete getaways and we are loving it!  It started with our road trip to Ojai and this time we are going to a new spot, and we thought, these are turning into full blown weekends of fun, so it’s no longer a “day out” but a BEIJOS GETAWAY!!

This recent girls getaway was to Palm Springs, we always love our girl time but in one of our favorite places ever?!  Now that’s an epic weekend in the making!  We love everything about Palm Springs, the sun and heat, the shopping and food, the landscapes and pools, you name it!  We’ve all been many, many times, but not all 3 of us together at once.

meganwelker-palmsprings-323 meganwelker-palmsprings-265 For this trip we stayed at the insanely good Sycamore House, the quintessential Palm Springs home that makes for the perfect space for fun.  We will  be sharing a full home tour on that tomorrow!!  We visited some of the best vintage and modern shops and some real yummy food and cocktail spots.

Best of all we are offering the ultimate Palm Springs Getaway for our readers!!  You can find all of the details over on Green Wedding Shoes where it is featured today, and be sure to head to Instagram to follow Beijos Events, Green Wedding Shoes and Megan Welker for your chance to win!!  More on that giveaway later…

Let’s see what kind of trouble us Beijos Ladies got in, shall we?!  And obviously we never leave home without our buddy Megan Welker, it’s just no fun without her!!

Wardrobe by Show Me Your Mumu, Sunglasses by Raen, and Hair & Makeup by Nancy Zizun, Marilyn Nunez and Jen Martens.

Now when you go to Palm Springs you’ve gotta start with the best breakfast, and the only place for good breakfast grub in that city is Cheeky’s…  We love sitting on their patio enjoying some mimosas or bloody mary’s with the yummiest of food!!

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meganwelker-palmsprings-24 Now, some shopping!!  Our first stop was right down the road at Bon Vivant, a beautiful vintage shop with some definite treasures!!

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Looking Back – A Year in Review – 2015

What a year!

2015 was our first full official year in business with events and with Beijos Blog, we were quite the busy bees!  We love what we do and wanted to share a few of our favorite moments from this past year….  It was pretty magical and as sad as we are to see 2015 come to an end, we are so excited for what 2016 holds!!

Jacquelyn Kazas

My first favorite moment of 2015 has to be the lovely Megan Welker’s wedding.  Not only did I get to plan and execute the wedding of someone I admire, but also someone who I call a dear friend.  Seeing her and her adorable husband Adam on their special day along with their family and friends was incredible.  I feel lucky to have been a small part of such a magical and beautiful event.

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My second favorite moment has to be our bright and colorful Cinco de Beijos shoot!  I loved playing with all of the vibrant colors, and I really love Mexican food so all of the yumminess from Amiho Experience had me a happy girl indeed!  Plus we got to work with some of our favorite vendors on this one… The Little Market, Twinkle & Toast, Nic Roc, Witty Rentals and Bloom Babes!!

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My last favorite memory is my son Court’s first birthday!  It wasn’t the most elaborate affair but memorable to say the least…  I can’t believe how fast that first year went by and he will be two before we know it!  Becoming a mother has made me want to work harder, be more creative and to follow my dreams more than ever, just so I can make him proud!

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Leah Carriger

I love planning parties and pretty for everyone but it’s ultra special when it’s for your own little ones. This year I had a great time putting together all of these boho frills for my little princess Edie on her 3rd Birthday.

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Another favorite of mine this year was planning and designing my daughter Isla’s nursery. I love her space its bright, peaceful and fun.

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Last but not least, my other favorite of 2015 was this styled Bachelorette shoot we did with 100 layercake and Friexenet sparkling wine. We were able to get wild with texture and color and everyone involved was amazing to work with!

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Abby Guido

WOW! 2015 you were full of adventures and unforgettable memories! Traveling, meeting new people, and spending quality time with my favorite little people.
Our Girls Day Outs were filled with traveling to new places, seeing new sights, and spending time with my other Beijos ladies. I can’t pick a favorite so all will have to do! Looking forward to many more Girls Day Outs and exploring new cities.

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Having the opportunity to meet some really cool industry peeps. It was so awesome to finally meet the people behind all that talent. Our Dig party was a favorite of mine, as I was able to eat, sip, and shop the night away under the stars with local industry people.
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Lastly, but certainly not least. I got a chance to really spend some time with my little beijinhos. Of course there is no special moments as all of them are special.
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 Our overall greatest moment of 2015 has to be The Cream Event.  We were so thrilled to be invited to showcase our work and to be featured alongside such talented creatives.  Needless to say it was an inspiring and humbling experience, and the party was pretty amazing too ;)

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Thanks for following along with us this year!  We are excited for what 2016 has in store, and can’t wait to make more pretty and share more adventures with you!!
Happy New Year!  Cheers to 2016!!

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Ojai Giveaway

You may have heard about our recent giveaway… I mean, it’s pretty damn incredible!!

After our stay in Ojai we decided everyone should have this much fun so we threw together the ultimate giveaway in order to share the fun!!  Now let’s talk details…

Of course there is the stay at the most amazing Air Bnb that we stayed at and highlighted earlier this week with our home tour…

meganwelker-beijos-ojai-4 Then breakfast for two at Bonnie Lu’s along with lunch and drinks for two at Noso Vita…

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To travel along you need a bag, how sweet is this Cleobella duffle bag!?  We love anything Cleobella, but this bag is just amazing!

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meganwelker-beijos-ojai-129 Not sure if you noticed, but us girls can’t go anywhere without our Salt sunglasses, so we thought we’d share the love!

meganwelker-beijos-ojai-132 We are OBSESSED with this Pamela V Backpack… It’s all boho, all the time… Just the way we like it!

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meganwelker-beijos-ojai-136 Gotta take care of your skin, even on your travels!  This Earth Tu Face Beauty travel kit is the perfect set to bring along and nourish your skin!

meganwelker-beijos-ojai-123 And obviously if you are taking care of your beauty needs you need a cute makeup bag, we love our Lovebirds LA bags, and this could also double as a cute clutch!  Win Win!!

meganwelker-beijos-ojai-134 To stay cozy if it gets cold at night or by the fire pit, we have the best blankets in town!  Gunn & Swain of course!

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Make sure you enter over at Green Wedding Shoes!!!


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Beijos Getaway – Ojai

We are so excited to share another of our Girl’s Day Out features with you today!!  You may remember our first adventure here, and our second over here and a mini one here… We’ve been to a few of our favorite local spots and today we venture to a spot none of us live near for a little girl’s road trip!  Ojai!!!

We all fell in love with this town from the minute we drove in.  It has a small town bohemian feel that we each related to, amazing shopping and a yummy food and cocktail, what’s more to love!?  Not only would it be ideal for a girl’s weekend, or perhaps a bachelorette, but it would also be an ideal getaway with your honey!  Keep scrolling to see more of our girl’s weekend and get ready for the chance to win the MOST amazing giveaway and have a weekend away yourself!!  This can all be seen on Green Wedding Shoes today as well!

Of course we brought our gal Megan Welker along for all the pretty pictures.

We started our trip with some morning coffee in the sun room in our PJ Salvage Jammies, super cozy and a great way to start the day, some girl talk…

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meganwelker-beijos-ojai-411 First stop on the shopping tour was Fig, a delightful home and plant store, which are honestly our favorites to go into… They have everything from plants, macrame hangings, paper goods, ceramics, to accessories.  Our hearts were full!!  The store is so well curated, anyone could find something they loved to bring home!

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On to Summer Camp!  We loved the vibe of this store!  To us, this was the store that screamed “Ojai” the most, their selection offers the little details that make a home which we loved!!  Each of us couldn’t help but snatch something up for our homes as a keepsake from this memorable trip.  Summer Camp was also kind enough to give us a little something for our amazing giveaway, which you will see below…

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ojai_weekend_giveaway The winner will receive a stay at the adorable Airbnb house seen in this post, along with ALL of the amazing items seen above and listed below! Also included are drinks + lunch for 2 at Noso Vita and breakfast for 2 at Bonnie Lou’s – which are both Ojai staples!

giveaway items: Stay at Ojai House, Cleobella Duffle BagSt. Eve Jewelry NecklaceWoodzee ToothbrushPJ Salvage Pajamas, Ojai Tote from Summer CampPamela V Leather BackpackEarth Tu Face Beauty Travel KitSalt SunglassesGunn & Swain BlanketBrooke Hill Key ChainLovebirds LA Makeup Bag

The weekend for the giveaway is coming up fast – the weekend of November 7th/8th – so start checking your girls’ avails NOW! Already have your bachelorette party planned or don’t think you can get your girls all together this time around? Another great option for this awesome giveaway is to spend the weekend in Ojai with your sweetie! It’d be such a romantic getaway whether you’re dating, engaged or married!

Head over to Green Wedding Shoes NOW to enter!!!!  Go get it!!!


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By on October 22, 2015 in GIRLS DAY OUT, GIVEAWAY, LIFESTYLE


Home Tour – Oak House Ojai CA

We are all suckers for beautifully curated homes right?? We recently stayed in Ojai and had the opportunity to stay at this amazing house that actually  belongs to our dear friends, Hank and Jessica Steingieser (Instagram: @henrysteingieser)  They are the hippest and their style for decor is out of hand.  Starting with today we will show you their home, and also kicking off our Ojai trip for the rest of the week.  Of course we have some other fun in store as we partnerned with some amazing vendors for a killer giveaway…but that’s all I’m sharing.  Make sure to stay close and we’ll let you in on all the goodness as we partnered with Green Wedding Shoes for this superb weekend out!


The curb appeal is out of this world right??


The front yard is the garden filled with yummies like peppers, scallions, tomatos and all kinds of herbs.

Starting with the living room.

 Pretty much all decor finds were from fabulous fleas…They mix vintage and modern so great in this house.




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Off the living room is a sitting room/bedroom…


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On to the amazing Kitchen…these colors!


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Hall bathroom



Little desk nook

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On to the bedroom


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Let’s party in the back…

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I mean…are they for real??

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Lets peek inside the back studio

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We absolutely loved staying at this house…stay tuned to see how you can too!

Xx Beijos Gals

All pics by the amazing Megan Welker

Interior Design by Hank and Jessica Steingieser IG: @henrystiengieser.  To see their next Ojai Venture “The Lucky Left Ranch”, an event destination that is coming soon in Jan 2016

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