facial serums you need

During the dry winter months it’s important to step up your skincare routine with these three facial serums you need to attain flawless skin–at any age. Lots of people skip serums because they think they’re expensive (some are but not all, and a bottle can last a long time); they don’t know much about them; or they think if they use a good moisturizer with SPF then they’re good to go.Read More →

be my valentine

Choosing the ideal gift for your significant other can be a challenge. But don’t worry, our Be My Valentine Gift Guide has got you covered. No matter what your price range is, or how long you’ve been together, we’ve taken the stress and awkwardness out of finding the perfect present. Whether you’re looking for sweet treats or something more romantic, our no-fail gift guide has it all. When you’re doneRead More →

night out essentials

For years my night out essentials would include everything that was in my daytime handbag–meaning, I carried way too much stuff with me. Sunglasses, pens, candy, crumpled up receipts, a notebook, and credit cards. You name it, I had it in there. These were things I didn’t need when I was out at dinner, or at a bar, or club for a few drinks. One day I saw a cuteRead More →

fitness motivation tips

I often find myself lacking the motivation to hit the gym. Especially this time of the year when the days are shorter and colder. I’ve used the excuses I’m to tired, that I’m to busy, or I just simply don’t feel like going. Not long ago, if I didn’t feel like working out–I’d skip the gym session all together. I started getting in the habit of doing this and aboutRead More →

Tasty Vegan Recipes

I was introduced to eating vegan at one of my favorite restaurants, Cafe Gratitude a few years back. I will admit, I’m not a vegan (I love dairy too much), I consider myself to be a pescatarian because I eat sushi on occasion. I gave up eating meat when I found out that I was highly allergic to beef, and slightly allergic to chicken. After that I decided to stopRead More →

start the New Year off right

January 1st gives us the opportunity for a fresh start. We think about the changes we want to make and pledge to do things differently in the year ahead. Whether you’re looking for New Years resolution ideas, or just some simple changes you want to make to your everyday life, here are some things that you can do to help start the New Year off right. But first, lets goRead More →

christmas time in new york city

There’s seriously nothing in this world like Christmas time in New York City. The bright lights, the window displays, the shops, the crisp cold air…it all contributes to the alluring appeal that Manhattan has to offer. Last year my boyfriend and I started the tradition of heading into the city a few days before my Birthday (December 23) and spending it, as well as Christmas Eve in New York. ThisRead More →

The holidays in New York City

Being from the east coast, I can’t imagine not spending the holidays in New York City. Los Angeles is great around Christmas time and for those of us that grew up surrounded by snow, it’s really hard to adapt when it’s sunny and 65 degrees outside. Last year my boyfriend and I started the tradition of going into the city a few days before my birthday (December 23rd), and thenRead More →

rainbow sprinkle cake from scratch

For A Girl in LA’s one year anniversary, I wanted to do something special to commemorate the milestone. I decided to create a rainbow sprinkle cake from scratch using a recipe inspired from Delish.com. This was the first time I baked a cake from the ground up and I was quite surprised at how easy (and how much fun) it was. This rainbow layer cake was not only eye catching,Read More →

One Year Blogging Anniversary

I always considered myself an influencer in regards to discovering new clothing labels and trends, or choosing great beauty products to tell my friends about. They would come to me for advice and I’d give them my honest opinion. I decided that I could share my views with readers of A Girl in LA, and hopefully introduce them to something new and undiscovered. Coming up on the one year bloggingRead More →