2017: Opened Doors

2017 recap Raquel Dorsey The Dorsey Crew

When I think about 2017, it’s dizzying. At the start of the year we were living in Venice Beach, California. We had moved there in October of 2016 because Andrew had accepted an opportunity to consult with a well known restaurant. The start of a New Year always offers clarity […]

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Mornings Made Easy With Ozery Bakery

Ozery Bakery x Raquel Dorsey

If you follow me on social media you may know that I recently started working at our restaurant more and it’s been quite the balancing act! I went from a casual work at home mama to a boss mama real quick! I have learned so much about myself in this […]

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3 Things I’m Currently LOVING

Fiji Collaboration with Raquel Dorsey

    There’s a Target 2 miles from our new home. Do you know how dangerous that is?! My first trip was only suppose to be for one thing but – per usual I spent money I do not have on things I do not need AND I didn’t get […]

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Morning Moments with illy Coffee

    He’s Italian, so of course he loves coffee. I’d watch him closely as he’d get the water ready to boil, grind the illy coffee beans, perfectly scoop them into a French Press and wait patiently for the water to reach the perfect temp, to pour over the fresh […]

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The Importance of Me Time as a Mommy

Being a mom has changed my life tremendously. My schedule has been hijacked by two tiny humans and my time is no longer my own. This all happened so suddenly that I didn’t even realize I was slowly forgetting the woman I was before kids and only saw myself as […]

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Spotlighting the Great Taste of SOCIAL Costa Mesa with S.Pellegrino

There’s nothing more than amazing food. I have said it is my love language once before and after chowing down on SOCIAL Costa Mesa’s amazing Ceviche with avocado mouse and kumquats all weekend – it’s time to say it again – food is my love language. I love the flavors […]

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What You Must Do While At San Diego Zoo with Kids

Before we had kids, I swore I would never take them to any place that was crowded – like Fairs, Amusement Parks and Zoos.   The parents who I watched brave this looked miserable and tired. Every child was running a muck or sleeping in the stroller and I just […]

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All The Good Vacation Vibes in Cabo Mexico

Thank¬† when it came to shopping for our family vacation to Cabo I was so discouraged because my body is so different now that I have two little babies. Swimsuits didn’t look the same. My pants size, dress size and every size has changed – even my shoe size! When […]

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Levi’s in Laguna Beach

Levi's in Laguna Beach | Levi 501s | Levi Mom Jeans | The Best Mom Jean | Levi's

We spent a few days in Laguna Beach because Andrew has been working like crazy. Since we are living in San Diego and Andrew works at our restaurant in Orange County it was fun do a getaway there and spend some much needed quality time with him. I thought my […]

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A Personalized JORD Watch for Daddy

JORD Campaign X Raquel Dorsey | Wood Watches | Personalized Gifts for Father's Day

This will be Andrew’s second Father’s Day and I really wanted to get him something unique and awesome. He has swag I wanted to match! Recently, I was introduced to JORD Wood Watches¬†and I was so impressed by the craftsmanship! I knew right away that my man – the babe […]

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