Nara Perez

Nara Perez grew up in North Carolina and moved to Los Angeles two weeks after graduating high school in 2012 to pursue a career in fashion. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising with an A.A. in Merchandise Product Development and B.S., in Business Management.  She currently works as an Assistant Designer at a corporate design house specializing in childrenswear licensing. When she’s not designing clothing for toddler’s she is trying out different brunch spots, attending concerts, art galleries, shopping, traveling, working out, and of course documenting her life via social media platforms. Nara’s favorite thing to do is find the nextRead 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 thatRead 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 →

Road Trip Travel Apps

Kate Spade cell phone case, $40 Road trips are an essential part of summer. Who doesn’t love getting their friends or family together and going on an adventure? However, if you’re not careful it can quickly turn from a trip of a lifetime to a trip from hell. I’ve gathered my favorite travel apps for you to download that will ensure your trip is smooth sailing and stress free. The apps listed below cover everything you’ll need from planning your trip, to how to find the best gas prices, to where to find the best scenic locations and everything in between. Now it’s time toRead More →

s'mores

In honor of National Ice Cream Day I thought I’d put a twist on the basic s’mores we all enjoyed as children. The other day when I came across SmashMellow’s Cinnamon Churro Marshmallows, I knew I had to replace the traditional marshmallows that I had been using. I must say that the finished product was not only delicious but it was also a more fancy approach to your basic s’mores. Instead of just sandwiching them between two graham crackers, I also decided to use some of my favorite Gelato to create a frozen treat. These s’mores are the perfect combo of chocolate, sugary toasted cinnamonRead More →

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 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 a later day?  Next, you’llRead More →