My Guide to LA - The Santa Monica Pier

Since moving to Los Angeles almost 8 years ago, I’ve lived on the West Side (Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, and Malibu,) Central L.A. (K-Town), and now I live in Downtown Los Angeles. Living in all these vastly different neighborhoods has allowed me the opportunity to explore their hidden gems. I thought long and hard about what my favorite spots are, and to be honest, they change quite frequently. But that’s the fascinating thing about this city. There’s constantly a new bar popping up or a new store to explore and they’ll quickly become a favorite until a new place is discovered. I created a listRead More →

Spring in Los Angeles at Rose and Blanc Tearoom

It feels like Los Angeles has been stuck in an endless winter. Weeks on end of rain and frigid temperatures has all us Angelino’s bracing for the springtime. As we get ready to wave goodbye to our fur jackets and knee highs, we start planning what we will do after all this time spent in hibernation. Resuming our typical outdoor activities is a given, but LA is a city that always has something new and innovative going on. Read ahead for suggestions on how to maximize your spring plans this year! Melrose Trading Post The Melrose Trading Post is a vintage lover’s dream. Every SundayRead More →

Start your Monday off right with these interesting, inspirational, and funny news stories.

Start your Monday off right with these interesting, inspirational, and funny news stories. 2.25.19 This fun interactive personality quiz is backed by science. A relatable story for anyone that suffers from migraines. If you’re thinking about hopping on a Lime Scooter, read this first. How to purchase a sports bra that actually fits. Why you should get over your fear of public speaking. Last week Los Angeles actually had a “snow day.” How to keep your kids entertained (and where to go) during spring break. How J.LO gets her killer body—her trainer tells all. Vegan + Chocolate + Pancakes! The healthy breakfast I’ll be makingRead More →

Spring 2019 Rainbow Trends

It’s been freezing here in L.A—I’m talking 30’s and 40’s, hats and gloves kind of cold. Then throw in the days of endless rain and the sunnier months ahead can’t come soon enough. To get into the spring spirit, I’ve been shopping for transitional pieces and eyeing the upcoming summer trends. One thing I keep noticing over and over again are a variation of stripes in pastel, neon and bold hues. This rainbow trend was brought to the forefront last spring but now even more designers like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Valentino, Zuhair Murad, Viktor & Rolf, Matty Bovan, and Loewe have showcased it in theirRead More →

Top 10 Apps

In a world where we must stay connected to keep up, you can find me with my phone super glued to my hand. Such a Millennial thing, right? My iPhone is an essential part of my everyday life because it assists in keeping me organized with my day-to-day tasks. Apple recently dropped a new component called Screen Time which allows you to look at how long you’ve been on your phone and what apps you use most. You can view the detailed activity reports by each day or each week. Currently, my weekly report has the excess screen time of 5 hours and 8 minutes.Read More →

Sugarfina Valentine's Day Charcuterie Board

I have an enormous sweet tooth so I look for any excuse to indulge in sugar. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner I thought about various ways to celebrate, other than the typical cookies and cupcakes. Also, February 14th my boyfriend Billy and I will be celebrating our 3 year anniversary so we’ll combine the two for a day of sweet treats. This year I chose to create a candy charcuterie board complete with our favorite candy from Sugarfina, and our favorite French imported chocolates from Le chocolat des Francais. I love this colorful concept since it’s so simple to make and it canRead More →

things to do in los angeles

During my hectic work week I don’t have any free time; my days consist of work and then heading to yoga in the evening. When the weekend arrives, I try to make the most of it by doing all the things I don’t have time to do during the week. Living in L.A. means there’s constantly something unique and exciting happening. A quick Internet search or a phone call to a friend and you can be certain you’ll discover something worth checking out. When it comes to making my weekend plans I try to make them about a week in advance if possible and occasionallyRead More →

Statement leather jacket

I purchased this corduroy Opening Ceremony Varsity Jacket last year and it sat in my closet because, one it was too warm to wear in L.A., and two I was waiting to plan the perfect outfit. Yes, it was a bit pricey and I rarely splurge on “trends”; usually when I indulge it’s on things I’ll be able to wear for seasons to come. But this navy bomber jacket stood out, and I had to have it. The sleeves are made of leather, and the shell is a soft corduroy—which takes me back to Friday night football games. I love the vintage-inspired strategically placed patchesRead More →