poolside

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 →

  We’ve created a Summertime Shopping Guide to bring you the latest from all our favorite labels and online shopping sites. You can get your suitcases out and start packing for the perfect vacation. You’ll find everything from the ideal swimsuit, the newest clothing and shoe styles, to must have accessories and beauty products. Start planning a summertime soiree by shopping in our entertaining and decor shop. Whatever your needs are, we’ve got you covered! (Scroll down and use the arrows to navigate between pages.) XoXo, Kristie @agirlinla / kristie@a-girl-in-la.comRead More →

april

To Do List: Pick the ideal springtime outfit with amazing accessories. Check out Beauty and Essex, a new restaurant from the TAO Group. Buy tickets to the Museum of Ice Cream. Watch Girl Boss. Read a book about the best shopping places in Los Angeles. Check out the Hollywood Forever Cemetery’s outdoor movie lineup. Attend the ACLU music concert and see performers such as Skrillex, Zedd, and Imagine Dragons. Listen to Kendrick Lamar’s new music video and look forward to hearing The Flaming Lips next month. Lovers + Friends – Abbie Fit and Flare Dress, $102 Henri Bendel – Leather Tassel Pendant, $148 Kendra Scott – ‘Tessa’ Stone Stud Earrings, $65 SugarfinaRead More →

Find out where to score March’s must haves, one of the best flea markets in LA, a poolside read about makeup and drug addiction, must see TV and movies, voodoo inspired donuts, a Mean Girls update, and the best indie album out in years. Adina Reyter – Pave Tusk Necklace, $398. Quay Australia – UKIYO sunnies, $60. Andersson Bell – Asymmetric Jacket, $225. Marc Jacobs Beauty – 3 Piece Gloss Kit, $54. Topshop – Striped Shirt, $40. Nasty Gal – Crop The Madness Distressed Jeans, $60. American Rag – Vita Fede Mini Titan Bracelet, $240. Pinrose – Rollerball Wardrobe Gift Set, $60. Henri Bendel – Spring Meadow Candle, $30. Bloomingdales – Little Pink Book, $10.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 →

February

February, the shortest month can easily feel like the longest. That time of the year when we long for summer and 80 degree temps and pray the rain would dissipate. Having a schedule of fun events, movies, and things to do will make the month breeze by, and before you know it you’ll be sitting poolside, sipping mimosas. BUY: Cooper Design Space, Last Friday’s Sample Sale, 860 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, 90014 – February 24th, 9am-3pm I used to work in the Cooper Building in DTLA and I’d look forward to the sample sales. The showrooms that are only open to buyers and fashion stylists are openRead More →

january

January…the month when you’re torn between hibernating and keeping your New Year’s Resolutions (gym goals, volunteer, learn something new, take up yoga, wake up earlier, etc.) When half of the United States has temperatures 30 degrees and below, here are some things to get you through, and help you stay on track to make 2017 your best year yet. Bella Freud Parfum Candle, $70. In the cold months of January a lot of New Yorkers long for a vacation to somewhere sunny, I on the other hand love New York in the blistering cold (maybe because I don’t actually live there). This candle makes me feelRead More →