Hey there! I’m Dominique. I’m a writer, dog mom, fitness fanatic, traveler, carb addict, and beach lover living in southern California. I’m obsessed with the golden state and have lived in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego — this really is the best coast!
I love pretty things, I love living at the beach, and I love finding the beauty in all things in life, hence the inspiration for my blog: beauty & the beach. This site was created at the end of 2014 during the height of my blogging obsession, and today serves as a more creative outlet for my non-journalism writing.
Thanks for joining me as I catalog and share some of my favorite things to do… such as scavenge for pizza along the coastline of my home state of California (I promise I have pastimes other than food).
In the past decade I fell in love with fitness, and made a transformation from physical ineptitude and athletic aversion into half-marathon runner, Peloton owner, and full-time Pilates enthusiast. I spent two and a half years writing and creating digital video content for POPSUGAR Fitness, and am currently an independent fitness writer as well as PN1 health and nutrition coach, certified by Precision Nutrition.
I have a deep love of travel and learning about places and cultures; I’ve made it my life goal to spend more money on experiences versus material possessions — but I really love shopping, so… I’m still working on that one.
I hope you find inspiration through these posts and vignettes from my day-to-day life of eating, working out after eating, raising the sweetest little golden retriever, shopping, eating, finding new music, traveling, living at the beach, and eating.