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 go over what you can do to ensure that you’ll stayRead 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. This is something I will look forward to year after year.Read 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 then meeting up with my family for Christmas Eve dinner. ForRead 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, it was also delicious! Who doesn’t love a vanilla /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 blogging anniversary, I thought I’d reflect on how the blog cameRead More →

Holiday 2017 Shopping Guide

The holiday season can be stressful, especially when trying to find the perfect presents, but we’ve taken the guesswork out of gifting with our Holiday 2017 Shopping Guide. Each week we are going to post four themed gift guides to help you find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. We will have ideas on what to get your friends and family to finding that ideal gift for those that are very hard to shop for. No worries, we’veRead More →

Holiday Air Travel Tips

The holiday season is fast approaching and many of us will be flying across the country to visit family and connect with old friends. With so much to do before we leave, (holiday shopping, packing and keeping up with our hectic everyday schedules) we don’t need the added stress about our flight so we’ve created a list of our holiday air travel tips. We’ve included what to pack in your carry-on; what not to pack and some airport travel hacks.Read More →

Blue Box Cafe

Tiffany & Co.’s New York flagship store just opened up Blue Box Cafe, which is a Breakfast at Tiffany’s inspired restaurant, a.k.a–a dream come true. Here you can dine like Holly Golightly and sip coffee (or tea), eat a croissant, while wearing your black evening gloves, diamonds, and tiara. Image: @blackboxconcierge The prices are preset, with breakfast being $29, lunch $39, and tea $49. The breakfast menu starts you off with either fresh fruit or a croissant (obviously), but not justRead More →

15 Halloween Party Snacks

With all the time that goes into costume preparations for Halloween, the food planning can often get overlooked. Whether you’re hosting a party or attending one, it may seem like a good idea to stop by the grocery store last minute and pick up a premade appetizer and dessert. An even better idea is to create a Halloween inspired dish that is simple, delicious, and that takes very little time with minimal ingredients. Here’s a list of 15 Halloween partyRead More →

Halloween Candy Shops in Los Angeles

If you’re gonna splurge on sweets this Halloween then definitely make it worth your while. Stop by one of the many Halloween candy shops in Los Angeles to stock up on some unique and delicious treats. Just because you’re to old to trick or treat, (we won’t judge you if you decided to throw on a mask and hit the streets), it doesn’t mean you can’t indulge! These exquisite candy shops have some very grown up (and fancy) treats likeRead More →