Fourth of July get-together

Last week my boyfriend and I decided to have a Fourth of July get-together at our apartment in Downtown Los Angeles. The idea was to invite our friends over for an evening gathering with food, drinks, music, and of course fireworks! Setting the Summer Vibe  I wanted to set up a pretty holiday display so I considered my centerpiece options. I decided on a white ceramic pineapple cookie jar that goes great with my kitchen table and a silver placement that resembled nautical rope, but with an elegant twist. I added seashells around the centerpiece to carry out the summer vibe. Pineapple cookie jar: Amazon |Read More →

picnic on the beach

I’ve always wanted to have a picnic on the beach but it seemed like a lot of work. When I think of a picnic I think of homemade muffins, a variety of sandwiches and pasta dishes, and all of the prepping that goes into it. The other day my friend Kim contacted me and asked me what I was doing that day. Neither of us had anything planned so we decided to enjoy the beautiful Los Angeles weather and head to Venice Beach. We through together a picnic with an assortment of store-bought food and drinks. Before I left my apartment I thought about whatRead More →

every woman should own

There’s more to being a grown ass women than having a killer job, and a killer wardrobe. We get to a certain point in our lives when we realize our homes aren’t just a stop in between endless meetings, dates, and brunches. That they should in fact be well organized, respectable, and show off our own unique style. Here is my list of 30 things that every woman should own. These essentials will make your everyday tasks a little bit easier, and will spruce up your home decor. – Humidifier / Diffuser – Dry eyes, allergies, cracked lips — having a humidifier in your homeRead More →

The idea of planning a holiday party can be stressful enough, without needing to worry about leaving a great impression As this season’s festivities go into full effect, here are some tips on how to be a great host during the holidays. Whether it’s hosting a get together with friends or a family reunion, this holiday season you can become the hostess with the mostest with these helpful party planning tips! 1. Answer the 5W1H Image: American Greetings  Before planning any party, ask yourself the 5W1H; the 5 What’s and 1 How. Following this checklist will help you determine the basis for planning your partyRead More →

Holiday Scented Candles

Fall and holiday scented candles are a must have for this time of the year. They bring with them the comforting scents that take us back to memories of baking a warm apple pie or the aroma of a fresh cut Christmas Tree. Whether you’re relaxing at home and watching holiday movies or having a Thanksgiving get together, a majestic smelling candle is the perfect accessory. It definitely adds to the festive holiday spirit. Below are ten yummy scented candles that you’re going to want to fill your home with this season. Bourbon and Butterscotch Three-wick Candle White Barn / Bath & Body Works $24.50  $12.50Read More →

Apartments ready for Halloween

Style bloggers Kristie Woszczyna and Nara Perez show us how they get their apartments for Halloween. You can follow their dos and don’ts to achieve a festive look that won’t break the bank. Continue reading for a chance to win our Halloween giveaway, details at the bottom. Kristie’s Do’s & Don’ts Do: Tons of pumpkins. My motto when it comes to Halloween decor is that “you can never have enough pumpkins, whether real or fake.” “Hello Fall” pillow: TJ Maxx | White faux fur stool : Bed Bath & Beyond | Pumpkins: Walgreens Teal Yamaha electric guitar: Guitar Center | LED firefly lights: Urban Outfitters | Studded pumpkins: Target. Don’t: Spend aRead More →

Closet Organization

Being organized is always in style and as we approach each season, it’s time to go through, clean out and repurpose the spaces that we use for storage. Closet organization can help you find items easier and faster, which will make choosing new outfit combinations a lot simpler, and save you the embarrassment of having a messy bedroom. We’ve created a list of several little tips and tricks that will help you get clean and organized for the fall season. Let’s get started! Bags for Every Occasion “When I want to treat myself, I will almost always get myself a new handbag.”–Coco Jones As ladies,Read More →

I have a love-hate relationship with moving. It’s something I’ve done many times and while I love moving into a new space, the process of boxing up everything I own isn’t something I particularly enjoy. I wish I could fast-forward that part and go straight to decorating. Me and my boyfriend’s lease was about to be up and we were outgrowing our current apartment, but instead of searching for a new building, we opted to stay in the same and go from the 7th floor to the 15th with panoramic view of DTLA. I’m obsessed! Last weekend we packed up all our things and asked our friendRead More →

Planning any kind of party can be stressful, whether you’ve been planning to throw a Super Bowl party since the Playoffs, or you just decided to have your friends over last minute, the key is getting away with the minimum but making it look like you’ve put a lot of time and effort into it. Here are some tips along with planning the perfect game day outfit you can rock this Sunday. FOOD AND DRINKS Cheese Board: This is great because all it takes is a trip to the grocery store. There’s no cooking or baking involved. Cheese board – Bed Bath & Beyond. When preparingRead More →