Bloomin'

Top - Vintage | Jeans - Rolla’s

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I had a really nice weekend with Ceci and Bruno, and one of Ceci’s childhood friends Leah. We went on a tour of Sierra Nevada Brewery and then ate dinner at the newly remodeled restaurant. Afterwards we had a little hot tub hang back at Ceci’s place. I ended up sleeping over and we all went on a blustery hike in the morning. Right now I am at a Mexican restaurant I worked at right after college. I just had a delicious fish taco and got to catch up with the handful of servers and cooks I know who still work here! It is raining quite a bit today and my mom kindly let me use the car to run some errands. I’ll go put some gas in the car and return it to her in a minute. My mom signed me up on her gym membership this week, which has been so nice. It is so nice to feel strong! And I want to start taking advantage of the steam room. The gyms I went to in Long Beach and Rio didn’t have saunas, pools, hot tubs or steam rooms so this is quite a luxury. I overheat so quickly though so I always bring cold water to sip on (or splash on myself haha). It really helps! Tonight there is a West African class downtown though so I’ll probably go to that instead of the gym today. It’s always nice to have active indoor activities on cold and soggy days!

Espero que todos tenham tido um fim de semana adorável! Eu tive um final de semana muito legal com Ceci e Bruno, e uma das amigas de infância de Ceci, Leah. Nós fomos em uma excursão de Sierra Nevada Brewery e então jantamos no restaurante recentemente remodelado. Depois tivemos uma pequena banheira de hidromassagem no lugar de Ceci. Acabei dormindo e todos nós fomos em uma caminhada tempestuosa pela manhã. Agora estou em um restaurante mexicano em que trabalhei logo depois da faculdade. Acabei de ter um delicioso taco de peixe e tem de apanhar com o punhado de servidores e cozinheiros sei que ainda trabalham aqui! Está chovendo bastante hoje e minha mãe gentilmente me deixou usar o carro hoje para executar alguns recados. Vou colocar gasolina no carro e devolver para ela em um minuto. Minha mãe me inscreveu em sua academia esta semana, o que tem sido muito legal. É tão bom sentir-se forte! E quero começar a aproveitar a sauna a vapor. As academias que frequentei em Long Beach e no Rio não tinham saunas, piscinas, banheiras de hidromassagem ou saunas a vapor, então é um luxo e tanto. Eu superaqueci muito rápido, então eu sempre trago água fria para beber (ou espirrar em mim haha). Isso realmente ajuda! Hoje à noite há um centro de classe da África Ocidental, então eu provavelmente vou a isso em vez da academia hoje. É sempre bom ter atividades internas ativas em dias frios e encharcad

First Light

Good morning babes! I am finally starting to get back onto California time. The last couple days I have woken up at five o’clock in the morning - which is 11 o’clock Rio time haha. I think I will try and take a nap today so I get tired later and hopefully wake up a bit later too. I had a great day yesterday. I finally got a new phone number. It’s been months since I have had cell service on my iPhone and it feels like such a luxury now. In Rio I was using a cheap Samsung phone so it would be less likely to get stolen. After sorting that out I headed to my favorite thrift store. I got a black blazer, a satin Chinese-inspired dress, and a shimmery green top that I will need to get taken in a bit in the waist. Right as I was leaving, Ceci texted me and asked if I would like to take a walk during her lunch break so we took a short stroll in the park. Even with the 30 spf in my makeup I got a slight sunburn on my face haha. Who would have thought I’d get more of a sunburn in winter here than in summer in Brazil?! I guess the difference in altitude really does make a difference. I took the bus home and then headed to dance class. I taught my very first class! It was amazing to get to share some of what I’ve learned and everyone was so supportive and grateful so that made it even better. After class my mom and I got Mexican food for dinner.I finally got a burrito! 

Bom dia babes! Finalmente estou começando a voltar para a Califórnia. Nos últimos dois dias eu acordei às cinco horas da manhã - o que é 11 horas no Rio haha. Acho que vou tentar tirar um cochilo hoje, então me canso mais tarde e espero acordar um pouco mais tarde também. Eu tive um ótimo dia ontem. Eu finalmente consegui um novo número de telefone. Já faz meses desde que eu tive serviço de celular no meu iPhone e parece um luxo agora. No Rio, eu estava usando um telefone Samsung barato, então seria menos provável que ele fosse roubado. Depois de resolver isso, fui para o meu brechó favorito. Eu tenho um blazer preto, um vestido de cetim inspirado em chinês, e um top verde brilhante que eu vou precisar pegar um pouco na cintura. Assim que eu estava saindo, Ceci me mandou uma mensagem e perguntou se eu gostaria de dar um passeio durante a sua pausa para o almoço, então fizemos um curto passeio no parque. Mesmo com os 30 spf na minha maquiagem eu tenho uma leve queimadura no meu rosto haha. Quem teria pensado que eu sofreria mais queimaduras de sol no inverno aqui do que no verão no Brasil ?! Eu acho que a diferença de altitude realmente faz a diferença. Peguei o ônibus para casa e depois fui para a aula de dança. Eu ensinei minha primeira aula! Foi incrível compartilhar um pouco do que aprendi e todos me apoiaram e agradeceram, o que tornou tudo ainda melhor. Depois da aula, minha mãe e eu pegamos comida mexicana para o jantar. Finalmente consegui um burrito!

x

Mariamma

Home Body

Black Silk Maxi Slip - A gift from my Mamma

Happy Saturday! I got off of work not too long ago and am currently brainstorming on what to do with the rest of the afternoon. It's a bit chilly today so cozy things are sounding best. This evening I am going to my friend Dani's modern dance performance in Pasadena and then going out dancing with some friends in Hollywood. Should be a festive little night on the town! My friends Sabrina and Meg who I'm going out with tonight are moving to the Caribbean in about ten days, so I'm soaking up as much of them as possible before their impending departure. They have lived a few blocks away from me since I moved to Long Beach and I am so sad to lose such awesome neighbors! I'm obviously very excited for them though and have been playing with the idea of going to visit. I hope you're all having a lovely weekend! 

xoxo 

Mariamma

Cacti

Top - Thrifted | Pants - Stolen from my Ma :) | Booties - Circus by Sam Edelman 

Good morning! Today is my last day in Santa Barbara and luckily Nicole has the whole day free to spend with me! Yesterday we had lunch together and then I headed downtown while she met with a professor for a few hours. I wandered around, popping into shops while sipping on a matcha latte from Good Cup. When Nicole was done we met up and headed to dinner at a restaurant in La Arcada. I'm just waiting for her to wake up right now so we can go wander around more today. I'll head back to Long Beach this evening ... just in time for traffic. 

Have a lovely Friday! 

Mariamma

Streetscape

Velvet Top - Target | Jeans - Anine Bing | Booties - Circus by Sam Edelman | Necklace - Lulus.com

Hello! Happy Friday! I just got back home from the chiropractor. Anyone who knows me knows how much I crave my back cracked so the chiropractor is more of a treat than a chore. I sprained my neck a few days ago and it was still not feeling healed so I had an expert take a look. My whole neck has felt warm since I left the appointment ... maybe it got the blood flowing again! Anyways, tomorrow is the annual Women's March in DTLA and I am going with my friends Meg and Joeye. I didn't go last year and was a bit embarrassed about it so I requested the day off this year and made a plan to get myself there! With all the sexual harassment and assault cases that have been brought to light this past year, I feel that it's super important to show face and support other women! I'm bringing my old camera with me and am hoping for some great, inspiring photos to share here. Stay tuned. 

<3 

Mariamma

2018

Hello loves. I'm sitting in a coffee shop off 2nd street. I had an appointment on this end of town and I decided it was a good excuse for a bike ride. It only takes me about 15-20 minutes to get clear across town. Long Beach really is a little slice of heaven! I took the bike path along the beach, bundled in my vintage minnie mouse bomber and listened to Olivia's seven minute voice note with my headphones for half the ride. She just officially finished her masters! So exciting!! 

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and New Years. I spent NYE with some of my old friends from High School. We all met up at Jared's house in Venice for a lovely little reunion. This past weekend I headed down to San Diego for Lauren's birthday. It was wonderful to catch up with her and Marina, dance, speak some Portuguese, eat some pão de queijo, etc. It was an ideal way to spend the first moments of 2018. I am so excited for what this year holds. 2017 was anything but predictable and it's so funny that I assumed my life would get more and more predictable as I got older. I don't make this assumption anymore ;) 

cheers to new years and new possibilities 

xo 

Mariamma

Le Pastel

velvet shift dress - lulus.com | faux fur jacket - urban outfitters

Hello hello little stranger. I am currently lounging in bed. Today is my Sunday night so to speak and it's been a very lovely 'weekend.' I've been conspiring with a few friends to go on a little getaway. One of my college roommates that I lived with in the dorms is getting her Ph.D. in Santa Barbara and we may have a little reunion next month, plus my friend Lauren in San Diego has a birthday coming up so I may head down there as well. I've had quite a strong travel bug lately and I need an adventure! I finally invested in a 50mm 1.4 lens and I'm obsessed. I just need a smaller case so I can bring my camera everywhere without having to worry too much. I also reinvested in Lightroom and Photoshop and have been having so much fun teaching myself new - more professional - ways of editing. It's a whole new world! 

Hope you're happy. 

xx 

Mariamma

Oh Hi

Bodysuit - Gift / Jeans - Flea Market / Shoes - Circus by Sam Edelman 

Here it is, late/mid February and you haven't heard a peep out of me since December. It's been a crazy couple months - full of transitions and shifting of winds. I am headed to New Orleans this week for Mardi Gras so I'm pretty sure that will be my next post. Should be a good one ;). 

muito amor

Mariamma

Little Tokyo & The Arts District

Hi yous! Last weekend my mamma wanted to see where I worked and after I showed off our office view, we headed deeper into Downtown. We ended up wandering through vintage shops in Little Tokyo before crossing the street into the Arts District where you literally can't take a step without seeing some piece of art. I really liked all the stencil graffiti on the sidewalk. There's sooo much to see in LA. I've already been here for five months and I still feel like whenever people ask me if I've been certain places I have to say no. This city feels like a giant maze with cool new stuff at every turn. So happy to be here. :) 

feliz friday 

Mariamma