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 →

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 →

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 →

A Girl in LA welcomes Sarah to the team. Sarah grew up near Boston and just moved to Los Angeles. Most of her day consists of listening to music 24/7 and checking her email. She just spent the last few months traveling all over Europe and Thailand, accumulating some amazing experiences that she can’t wait to share with you guys in her travel diary. She is passionate about music, fashion, and photography and attended Emerson College as a journalism major. She considers thrift shopping a hobby and has a passion for vintage. You can look forward to her articles about music, fashion, books, current events,Read More →

All Things 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 →