There’s a certain level of cool that mamas from California exude, and Celeste Wright is no exception. Before joining the Itzy Ritzy team as a Social Media Assistant, Celeste was a busy stay at home mom who ran a successful Etsy shop. These days, in addition to being a social media whiz, she also manages to find time to document her adventures with husband Jake and adorable daughter Lila on her blog, Oh Hello Celeste.
Shortly after her daughter was born Celeste came to the realization that as much as they loved living in Silverlake, she could tell that it wasn’t a good fit for their growing family. So, they made the short jump to Pasadena and they love it! Celeste lovingly describes it as, “close enough to the city that you get all the pros without all the cons.” Sounds pretty idyllic to us!
Little’s Name & Age: Lila, 20 months old.
Tell Us About Raising Kids in Los Angeles: Until my daughter was a month old we lived in Silverlake. As much as I loved it and couldn’t bear to leave, I knew I wouldn’t be happy raising a child there. We decided to move to the Pasadena area and have loved it here. It’s close enough to the city that you get all the pros: museums, restaurants, the zoo, parks and shopping; without all the cons: sidewalks are bumpy, the parking is tough, and the nearest Target is a 20 minute drive if you’re lucky.
Give Us a Glimpse Into an Average Day: An average day for us at home looks like this:
8:00-8:30am Wake Up
8:30-9:30am Breakfast for Lila (yogurt and fruit) while she watches Elmo or Sofia the First. During this hour I am more productive with work than I am for the remainder of the day.
9:30-10:30am I do circuits of walking/jogging/sprinting with Lila in the jogger
10:30-11:30am Lunchtime. We will either stop by the market on our jog or get fresh fish or chicken, if not we keep a well-stocked fridge of choices.
11:30-12:30pm I give Lila an after lunch bath and get her into jammies.
12:30 – 3:30pm Lila takes a nap while I do computer work.
3:30 – 4:30pm An afternoon walk and outdoor play.
4:30 – 6:30pm Dinnertime. I make dinner while Lila plays with her toys and a show plays, then we eat dinner together.
6:30 – 7:30pm Playtime in Lila’s room.
7:30 – 8:30pm I give Lila a bath, put her in jammies and get her to sleep for the night.
8:30 – 10:00pm During this time I catch up on any work I wasn’t able to get done during nap time and my husband gets home from work. Once he gets home we have our nightly “Netflix & Snacks” and catch each other up on our days.
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Top Beauty Product You Must Have as a Mom: Bobbi Brown Weightless Powder Foundation.
Favorite Under the Radar Kids Brands: California Baby, June and January and UltraViolet Kids.
Top 3 Pieces of Kids Gear You Can’t Live Without: Orbit Baby Jogger, Orbit Baby Car Seat and the Ergo Baby Carrier.
If You Had A $1000 To Spend on Yourself What Item Would You Buy: A new MacBook Pro.
Activity You Love to Do With Your Kids: I love being outside with my little. She loves to blow bubbles and kick the soccer ball around. I love outdoor time at the park or in the front yard.
Your Secret Obsession When You Get an Hour to Yourself: Binge watching Netflix, ordering a pizza and eating ice cream.
Closet Staple That You Can’t Live Without: Toms Ballet Flats.
Your Favorite Dessert Recipe to Make for Your Family: I’m not much of a baker but I’m hoping to change that soon. My favorite dessert for the holidays is Pecan Pie from Trader Joe’s (bought with love). Click here to get our version of Celeste’s favorite pecan pie!
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