managing life on a busy schedule

No one ever told us “adulting” was going to be this hard. Managing life on a busy schedule can be difficult, especially  when life always seems so hectic. My job in fashion takes up 95% of my life and sometimes it feels like I don’t even have time to eat, much less have a social life! I constantly have to remind myself to take breaks and not take life too seriously. I’ve come up with seven different strategies that I’ve learned over the years, and they’ve helped to keep me balanced and centered. These tips are easy to follow and you’ll soon notice a changeRead More →

5 Fun Things To Do With Your Friends in LA

There are times when you just need quality time with your friends. Los Angeles provides a wide spectrum of fun activities and adventures, aside from your traditional ideas like strolling The Grove, or hitting up a Hollywood nightclub. Whether these experiences are indoors our outdoors, they’re bound to be entertaining for you and your friends. Read ahead to discover 5 fun things to do with your friends in LA when brunch and shopping just aren’t cutting it anymore. Malibu Wine Safari Image via Malibu Wine Safari is an experience like no other. The safari tour allows you to explore scenic views of Malibu and theRead More →

yoga on the beach

Discovering Yoga My first time trying yoga was a couple years ago. I was in search for a new workout and had heard great reviews from friends. I learned quickly why so many people love this exercise. Leaving my first class I felt amazing physically and mentally. It was easy to see why so many swear by doing yoga to better themselves. Since then I try my best to fit in a yoga class every so often. I’ve never gotten to a point of doing anything too advanced, though there has been some improvement in my flexibility. My main reason for continuing a yoga practiceRead More →

Nara Perez

Nara 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 next “It”Read 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 →

5 fitness apps

We all follow at least one person on Instagram who posts workout videos, or post-workout selfies all the time, has a beautiful, healthy body and an insanely inspirational feed. It’s easy to dream about being fit, but it’s a lot harder to stick to a routine for long enough to get actual results, and it’s even harder to keep that going throughout your life. We’ve gathered a list of 5 fitness apps you can use to enter or continue a cycle of regular exercise and good habits, so that you can work towards a healthier lifestyle. Nike+ Training Club (Free) The Nike+ Training Club appRead More →

Pitaya bowls, aka dragon fruit bowls make a great breakfast or after workout snack. They’re easy to make (under 5 minutes), and have tons of health benefits. They’re loaded with vitamin C, vitamin B2, iron, magnesium, they’re high in fiber, rich in antioxidants, and they’re organic. You can get creative with how you make them. If you’re not a fan of pineapple or strawberry, or looking for something different, you can use just about any fruit or fruit combination. All the ingredients used can be found at Whole Foods.   Almond Breeze, Unsweetened Almond Milk 1/2 Banana sliced Whole Foods Organic Lemon / Blueberry Granola 1 Pack Frozen PitayaRead More →