Balcony Cafe

Travel takes on a whole new meaning for people who love coffee and cozy spaces. As a self-proclaimed voyager and dedicated coffee-lover, I’m always on the lookout for cafes that have amazing coffee and are great for dates, meeting up with friends, or just sitting down and getting some writing done on my laptop. I hope to share my findings with you as I explore spaces like this in Los Angeles! In honor of it’s 1st birthday on June 30, we’re celebrating the Balcony Cafe. My most recent discovery also happens to be a short walk from my apartment. Balcony Cafe can be found onRead More →

blockbuster movies

Summer is in full swing and that means there are endless blockbuster movies at the theaters or streaming service. Check out the new, the classics and everything in between. Must See New Films Wonder Women (In Theaters Now) : This one should be self explanatory. A film about a badass superhero and what makes it all the more better is that she’s a women. What a great time to see a film like this be successful. Girl Power! Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (In Theaters Now) : Another superhero movie, this sequel from Marvel Comics is the perfect follow up to the first one.Read More →

Farmers Market

June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month, which means new initiatives to educate people about the importance of having a healthy and balanced diet full of fresh nutrient-rich plant matter! This week we visited a few farmers markets in the area to show you how beautiful and delicious fresh produce can be. It Starts with One Recipe If the idea of incorporating so much produce into your diet is intimidating, simply take it step by step. Pick one day out of the week to use all fresh ingredients to make something yummy. You can even prepare some salads to eat throughout the week. You’ll fall in love withRead More →

nail wraps

Deciding what color to paint your nails or what kind of nail wraps to apply can be overwhelming. With so many different brands to choose from I’ve made a list of my 10 favorites that are perfect for the warm summer months and that will be sure to brighten your day. And if you’re a girl on a budget (like myself) the price ranges from $2.99 to $18.00! So have fun painting the world with your colorful nails! Defy and Inspire : Sunshine Yellow (Target, $7.49) Essie : Peach Side Babe (Essie, $8.50) NCLA : Avocado Bravado (NCLA, $16.00) Lime Crime : Oyster Pop On Nails (LimeRead More →

California AirBnB Rentals

Airbnb is quickly taking over the hotel industry and becoming one of the trendiest ways to book your stay. You no longer need to pay $350+ to be cramped into a tiny hotel room. We’ve compiled a list of 17 of the hottest California Airbnbs Rentals up and down the coast. Starting up north in Muir Beach and going as far down south as San Diego. All of these listings are under $300 per night (some require a minimum night stay.) There’s a variety of options to choose from–seaside cottages, apartments, bungalows and guesthouses that are either on the beach with oceanfront views or veryRead More →

Summer is the ultimate season for music lovers. An insane amount of new music leading up to, and continuing throughout the summer means that a quiet moment is rare for me. Here are some of the newest releases that deserve your attention as you brace yourself for what’s to come. Happy listening! For Sunsets Mac Demarco // This Old Dog Favorite tracks on the album: A Wolf Who Wears Sheep’s Clothes, Moonlight on the River Mac Demarco’s newest release, This Old Dog, will instantly remind you of the soft acoustic sounds of surf rock. It’s fitting that this the first album he’s released since movingRead More →

Many people like to go to the beach, or explore the city during summer with so many things to do (check out 50 Things To Do In Los Angeles). While others, like myself, prefer the comfort of turning the A/C, ordering some take out and binge watching some TV shows. It’s something different but very common in this day in age with all the streaming services like Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video. Here are some TV shows to check out during the summer (no particular order) when you don’t want to be in the heat. Master of None (Netflix – Stream Seasons 1-2) OrangeRead More →

summer bucket list

What better time is there to explore Los Angeles than in the summer? Because let’s face it–everything is better in the summertime. We’ve created the ultimate bucket list with 50 things you can do to have a kickass summer. Learn how to get into hotel pools (legally.) Listen to A Girl in LA’s beachside Playlist. Start planning the picture-perfect Fourth of July. Have a bonfire on the beach and make some bacon S’mores. Whether you’re looking for date night ideas, places to go with friends or things to do with your kids, you can find it all right here. It’s time to try something newRead More →

playlist

A kickass playlist and summer go hand and hand. You can’t have one without the other. When I create a summer playlist I add songs that help me visualize myself at the beach with a drink in my hand and the sun beaming down on me, or just having a good time with friends by the pool. For that I go to music by Disclosure, Flamingosis, Autograf, De Lux, Alex Guesta, Beach House, Twin Shadow, Lany, Neon Indian, Tensnake, Solidisco, Foster The People, Tame Impala, Beach Fossils, VHS Collection, Duke Dumont, Youth Group, Empire Of The Sun and Best Coast. Then I bring back some of my favorite throwbacks likeRead More →

One of my favorite things about summer is finding a great poolside or beach read and getting lost in the story. Every summer I try to read as many books as possible and I thought I’d share with you some of my favorites from over the years. You know, the ones you start reading at 10AM and by 3PM you’re eight chapters deep and look like a lobster. So slather on some suntan lotion and get ready to escape in a fantastic page-turner! Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was the first of its kind, filled with tales of friendship, sex, drugs, and adultery,Read More →