casey horst

Casey Horst is a 22-year-old senior at UC Riverside studying creative writing. She hopes to take her experiences and work as a screenwriter in Hollywood. Growing up with a mother for a hairstylist made Casey’s interest grow in the world of beauty. As she got older, Casey’s favorite pastime on the weekends was going to the mall with her friends and expanding her closet to refine her different “looks.” She grew to love the industries that combined creativity and imagination into feats of entertainment, beauty, and fashion and had dreams of becoming a part of it. Casey attended community college and graduated with her AARead More →

Melissa Deza

Being raised in a Latin household Melissa Deza has always been fascinated by art, music and fashion. After moving to LA County in 2015 her appeal for the arts and fashion has only grown. Since working in marketing for the past three years, she’s decided to pursue her passion for writing and is excited to be joining the A Girl in LA team! My staple clothing item is… a denim jacket. I always bring it with me to add to my outfit or in case it gets a little breezy at night but not cold enough for a leather jacket. I’ve put pins on it that i’veRead More →

As National Thrift Shop Day passes us by, we’ve been thinking more and more about where to spend our time and our money. We’ve come up with a shortlist of shops where you’re guaranteed to find something you love, and at a reasonable price. If you’re familiar with the retail market in Los Angeles, you are probably expected Melrose Avenue to be the center of thrift shop paradise. You’d be absolutely right. Melrose avenue became an L.A. hotspot in the early 80’s and has since maintained it’s trendy, truly Californian vibe. This list is not the be-all end-all of Melrose. In fact, it is fromRead More →

Moving to Los Angeles

Moving to a new city can be a really exciting way to bring some change into your life. However, moving to Los Angeles is intimidating…if you don’t know where to start. Here’s some advice we have for readers looking to relocate to the City of Angels. Do LOTS and LOTS of Research Source: Society 6 The first step is going to be how are you planning on getting here? Are you going to hire a moving truck? Are you going to pack up a uHaul and drive cross country? Or are you going to hop on a plane and get your things shipped at aRead 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 →

Summertime is just around the corner so it’s time to bring out the sandals and cut-off shorts. Nothing is better than updating your wardrobe with the latest trends in accessories. It’s the easiest way to revamp your closet. Let’s see which accessory is going to be your favorite. SHADES FOR DAYS   Sunglasses are a must have when heading to the beach or attending upcoming festivals. On the runway, they have been shown in colorful frames and tints. It is definitely a throwback to the early 2000s but this time around, there aren’t any rhinestone hearts on the lenses. It’s a fun way to addRead More →

National Pizza Day

In honor of National Pizza Day I thought I’d share with you my favorite pizza accessories and my new favorite Los Angeles pizza joint, Skinny Bitch Pizza. Yeah, you read that right, Skinny + Bitch = Pizza. This is the answer to all you pizza lover’s prayers who want a “healthy” version, which until now I didn’t believe existed. Skinny Bitch Pizzas are gluten-free, and have a cauliflower crust, they’re made with turkey pepperoni, fresh veggies, skim mozzarella or you can opt for vegan “cheese”. Choose from five types of 12″ pies, like “The Marissa” (my favorite), which is made with mozzarella, tomatoes, garlic, andRead More →

May

To Do List: Welcome to our monthly series All Things Awesome. On this months All Things May you can shop A Girl in LA’s Summertime Shopping Guide right here, check out Eeeeeatscon, the amazing food festival, get ready for the Twin Peaks remake, read Savoir Vivre: The Art of Fine Living, spend Memorial Day Weekend at Fiesta Hermosa, see LA LA Land in Concert at The Hollywood Bowl, and listen to Foster The People’s new album III. May Must Haves A Girl in LA has been working on a Summer Shopping guide featuring our summertime favorites where you can shop for clothing, accessories, beauty products, shoes, decor, and entertaining directly fromRead More →