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The Influencers

The SD Voyager owes a huge debt to the incredible local community of influencers – from fashion bloggers to foodies – who put in countless hours of work uncovering hidden gems throughout Southern California. We’d like to introduce you to some of Southern California’s most gifted tastemakers and influencers below.


All I see are palm trees 🌴😍

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just living my best life

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“It’s a weird feeling to be afraid of a blanket. But that’s what new parenthood does to you. You leave the hospital with a brand new, freshly breathing human and weird instructions like, “Whatever you do, don’t leave them alone with a blanket!“ Maybe the best way for me to describe being a parent the second time around is that you don’t shake the rattle as hard. You don’t rock the baby so unnaturally. You wait, you watch, sometimes you just take a shower even though they’re crying. You let the baby be a baby and you shake the rattle like a person trying to show something interesting to another person instead of like an overzealous beginner looking for validation. Sometimes I use the Google search box to try to describe what I’m worrying about. “Low milk supply and PMS?” “Anxiety about traveling with kids…” “Anxiety about traveling without kids…” “Percentage of parents who forget pajama day…” Sometimes I find what I’m looking for. Other times, I’m left knowing that it’s time to go on a journey for answers. The kind you actually should brush your teeth to search for. The face to face kind. The: This is me needing you conversations. Humility and compassion are two of the best human qualities, I think. I’ve never had so much interaction with them than I have since becoming a mom. And maybe that is one of the greatest gifts motherhood has given me so far.” I finally found the words for this story. The rest is on my blog. As always, #thanksforreading

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#honestlyfrugal While I wish I could be a vogue minimalist, I'm gonna be honest this morning – I have hoarder tendencies! Not like a real hoarder who hangs on to soup cans and egg cartons, but when I was a kid my mom did call me Templeton – that rat who collects junk in Charlotte's Web. I think the reason I struggle to purge like a true minimalist is a cocktail of memories and emotions plus the frugal habits you acquire as a homeschooled child of self-employed parents during a recession. I was discussing this with a sweet friend who also feels victorious when finding killer deals or thrift store treasures and saves things for the rainy days, too. And it left me questioning where the balance is between a wasteful culture that treats 80% of purchases as disposable (yes, I just picked a percentage out of thin air) and holding perhaps too tightly to stuff. Where I've landed for now is that the crux of the struggle is faith… Faith to let go, trusting that God will provide again in the future. So I would love to hear your input on this topic… How do you justify holding on to some things? Or what helps you let go? Can't wait to learn from you in this area! #balancedlifehappylife * * * * * * #theartofmotherhood #thesweetlifeunscripted #purejoy❤️ #our_everyday_moments #thesearethegoodolddays #honestparenting #creativemotherhood #heartmade #seealexwrite #motherhoodmoment #sdmomsblog #momlifeisthebest #ohmamamoment #mamabird #myhonestmotherhood #thehappynow #frugalliving #frugallife #frugalfashion #minimalistlifestyle #wannabeminimalist #frugalshopper #minimalistfashion #minimalists #minimalisthome

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thanks @figueroaansel for making me look so cute 🌹

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  1. Jen Bergren

    February 25, 2018 at 1:35 am

    Thank you for including me in this roundup of amazing influencers! #honored

  2. Pamela Razo

    February 28, 2018 at 3:14 am

    This is amazing! Thank you for featuring me!

  3. Kara Reis

    March 25, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Thank you so much for featuring me in this group of wonderful, impactful influencers! So honored to be mentioned ☺️

  4. Lena Yumi

    March 29, 2018 at 3:36 am

    *** Thank you so much for the feature! ***

    I hope I’m able to connect with other like minded influencers to collab with, other small business owners like myself, and more like minded woman who want to change the world together!
    *** If that’s you, let’s collab!***

    Pst. Check out my salon in North County San Diego: @hairitagefamilysalon

    I’m a hairstylist, curl coach, and serve all hair 11 hair types!

  5. Kamelia Britton

    April 12, 2018 at 3:30 am

    Such a great list! Thanks for the feature! 🙂

  6. Meghan Knight

    April 12, 2018 at 4:27 am

    Thank you so much for the feature!! It meant the world!

  7. Jennifer Wright

    April 25, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Thank you so much for including me on this amazing list!

  8. We Are Team Gibson

    April 25, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing our content and including us with all of these other fantastic influencers!

  9. Melissa Fischer

    April 25, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Thank you so much for including me in this list of awesome influencers in the area! Everyone is doing such amazing stuff, I’m so honored to be included 🙂

  10. Camille

    April 25, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    Wow! I feel so honored to be included on this great list of strong influencers! Love reading through all of their stories. Thank you so much 🙂

  11. Lucci

    May 10, 2018 at 4:28 am

    @sdvoyager Thank you so much for the feature!!’ I am honored to be included on this amazing list of talented influencers!!!🤩 looking forward to sharing more about StellarInspire 💗

  12. Conni L Jespersen

    May 11, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Thank you so so much for sharing a bit of Art in the Find with your readers! xx, Conni

  13. Alexis Hill

    May 24, 2018 at 2:12 am

    Thank you so much for the feature! I feel so honored to be included on this incredible list of amazing and hard-working influencers!💗

  14. Jessica Enright

    May 24, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Thank you so much for the love here!

  15. David

    June 7, 2018 at 5:38 am

    Thanks for the shout-out!

  16. Mary Pena

    June 8, 2018 at 5:56 am

    Thank you for the feature!!! love being an influencer on your website!!! keep up the great work!!! 🙂

  17. Blyss Macias

    June 21, 2018 at 3:36 am

    Love this collective of influencers! Thanks for the shout out!!

  18. Kayla

    June 21, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Thank you so much for the feature!

  19. Thuong Tran

    June 21, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    I am honored to have been chosen to be featured on your website. I appreciate the love!

  20. Lauren Brown

    June 21, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    Thanks so much for the feature!

  21. Renae Aujla

    June 23, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Thank you so much for the feature!

  22. Cecilia Montano

    July 19, 2018 at 4:25 am

    Thank you so much! I LOVED IT

  23. Claire Marti

    August 2, 2018 at 2:29 am

    Thanks so much for including me! Honored and excited.

  24. Sophia Dee Chic

    August 2, 2018 at 7:17 am

    Thank you for including me!!!!

    Love it 🙂

  25. Paola and Isabel Bravo

    August 9, 2018 at 2:53 am

    SD Voyager,
    We are so excited and honored to be featured on your website!
    Thank you so much!
    Greatly appreciate it!
    The Bravo Sisters

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