Entries by Paulina Ordaz

Sunny Days on Catalina Island

As the weather gets warmer, we try to find more ways to have fun, and what better way to celebrate California’s beautiful climate than by going to the ocean? But maybe you’re bored of going to the same beaches over and over again. Maybe you’re looking for a fresh destination to visit. Santa Catalina Island, […]

Love U: Boys Just Come and Go Like Seasons

  “I honestly can’t keep track of all your guys.” I’ve heard my friends say this to me enough to make me wonder if I’m truly as boy crazy as it seems. Yes, it’s true — I feel like I have a new fling every month. And as someone who jumped into a semi-relationship during […]

Moroccan Restaurant Reminiscent of Tales of the Arabian Nights

  From the outside, Koutoubia looks just like any other restaurant in the Westwood area. But upon entering the restaurant, the smell of spices and incense replaces the stink of car exhaust. French-Arabic music wafts in the air, giving a mystical ambience missing in most parts of Los Angeles. The unassuming cream walls outside, similar […]

Instagrammable Eats: Stay Healthy & Eat Trendy at By CHLOE

  At the restaurant By CHLOE in Los Angeles, trendy eaters have the chance to grab guilt-free vegan fast food imagined by celebrity chef Chloe Coscarelli. What’s more, its location adjacent to Whole Foods means that it can be as much of a staple in your life as your weekly shopping trip! The restaurant combines […]

With a Twist: Five Places to Put Some Positivity in Your Life

  We made it – we are in the home stretch of school. With only a few weeks left and some big projects, papers and exams due soon it is easy to slip into a stressed mood and a negative mindset. However, do not be discouraged, because all it takes is a reminder of the […]

New Zealand as a Cultural Mecca

New Zealand probably isn’t one of the first ones that comes to mind when it comes to cultural meccas. But in the nearly two months that I have been here, I have learned more than I thought I would about New Zealand and Maori culture. Maori culture plays a large role in defining New Zealand, […]

How To: Adopt the Law of Attraction

I’m going to give you a very fair (and ironically very serious) heads up before you read this week’s article: I am going to sound like a flowers-in-the-hair-wheatgrass-drinking-hippie … and that’s okay! Maybe I am a wheatgrass-drinking fanatic — you’ll never know. What really matters here is your attitude. The law of attraction is a […]

With a Twist: The Pros and Cons of Being a Healthy Eater

  My obsession with eating healthy has been a gradual process. When I was younger, I would eat mainly carbs, but as I grew up, I started changing my eating habits by slowly eliminating certain unhealthy foods. I didn’t do this because I tried to lose weight — I just enjoyed eating healthy food and […]

Eat Clean at Wild Living Foods

Los Angeles seems to be a mecca for healthy, clean foods, where everyone is up-to-date on the latest health trends. People will buy anything from cold-pressed juices to Kombucha to zucchini noodles if they see a nutritional benefit. There are countless places around the expansive city to find nutritional vegan or vegetarian meals: Cafe Gratitude, […]

With a Twist: Overcoming a Fear of a Fitness First

  Admittedly, walking into a fitness studio for the first time can be extremely intimidating. I know firsthand the fear of the unknown hour that lies ahead can easily prevent oneself from trying a new class. If you relate to this feeling or have a friend that is hesitant to join you in your fitness […]