Oh My Dog!

WARNING: cuteness overload ahead!!!

If you have ever wanted to be able to play with puppies for an hour or so, while sipping on a refreshing cup of lemonade or warm cup of joe, well now you can in Silver Lake, California! The Dog Cafe is reinventing the process for fostering and/or adopting these furry friends. How it works is simple…you pay a $10 fee that covers your hour long play time, as well as a beverage.

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The best part about this place is that every single pup that is in here is a rescue. No puppy mills, just shelters. The owner of The Dog Cafe, Sarah Wolfgang, was inspired by the animal cafes during her travels in Asia, but wanted to make it all about saving pups. This cafe focuses on rescuing the dogs who have been at a shelter longest due to health or behavioral issues and are at the highest risk of being euthanized.

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I fell in love with this little dachshund-terrier, named Lisa. She was a bit timid at first, but once I held her, she couldn’t stay away!

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This is Lisa’s brother, Bart. Though they don’t look alike, they are siblings who have so much love for one another!

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Royce is quite the playful little guy! If you grab the other end of the rope, your whole play date may consist of tug-a-war!

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Look at this handsome man! He usually lays around, awaiting pets and cuddles, but he was ready to roam today!

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The cafe features drinks made from Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. and Dogs Drink Coffee, both brands donate part of their proceeds to animals in need. There is also merchandise (leashes, collars, t-shirts, and more) that can be purchased on the cafe side as well.

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Whether you’re going just to play or you want to foster/adopt, these pups want and need your love! The cafe is located at 240 N. Virgil Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90004, Unit 12B. They are open Wednesday through Sunday from 11AM-7PM, and there is free hour long parking in the garage. So what are you waiting for?! Head over to The Dog Cafe right now!

Until next time…stay golden!

xo, GoldieLegs

Cake, Cake, Cake

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It’s my birthday; I’ll eat cake and drink champagne if I want to!

Last Wednesday I took the day off to do all things I love…sleep in, work out, do a photoshoot, and enjoy a delicious dinner with my family. I had such a fun shoot with photographer Kameron Casey, and the best part…I didn’t have to leave my bedroom! Wearing my favorite LBD from Zara, paired with Steven Madden pumps, and a tiara I won years ago, I felt like a true birthday princess!

What are some of your fondest birthday memories? Comment below, and until next time…everyone eat cake!

Until next time…stay golden!

xo, GoldieLegs

Aloha Nui Loa

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When your best friend asks you to go to Maui with her, you go! Thanks Nicole 🙂

We stayed at this beautiful resort called the Grand Wailea, which happens to be a part of the Waldorf Astoria family. From the the overall beauty of it to the pools, bars, and dining, it’s no wonder the resort has received so many awards! They have several pools, including an adult only pool, which was great so you could relax a bit more. It’s also kid friendly with other pools nearby to swoop down waterslides and swing off the rope like Tarzan…we may or may not have taken part in all of that! We also went to the resort’s luau, which was a blast. The food was delicious, drinks unlimited, and show about the land and culture was so enjoyable to watch. I even went up to learn to hula!

Just a short drive away is Kihei, where there are more beaches, dining, and activities to partake in. Nicole and I decided to rent scooters, and while I was nervous, it ended up being the highlight of my trip! We visited so many beautiful lagoons and beaches made up of black sand and dried up lava. It was breathtaking! Another favorite from the trip was the helicopter tour; we flew all around the west side of the island. I felt like I was in Jurassic Park!

If you haven’t been to Maui, I highly recommend going. It’s, by far, one of my favorite vacations! What’s your favorite getaway location? Leave me a comment below!

Until next time…stay golden!

xo, Goldielegs