Gourmet Halloween Treats That Take Snacking To Another Level

I have nothing against snacking on “fun size” candy bars but when it comes to Halloween, I search for something more decadent. My go-to candy brands are Sugarfina and Dylan’s Candy Bar, but for the month of October I try to sample gourmet sweets from a variety of brands. One of my favorites is indulging in chocolates and sugary snacks that are imported from other countries. There’s just something about knowing that they were handcrafted in Holland like these lollipops, or created in Spain like these gummies. Here are my 15 must try gourmet Halloween treats that will satisfy any sweet tooth.  1. A samplerRead More →

Bell Bottoms and Snakeskin (Plus a Fun Way to Spend a Sunday Afternoon in L.A.)

The bohemian era of the 1960s is one of my favorite decades and for the longest time I’ve wanted a pair of perfectly fitting dark wash bell bottoms. This past April I got invited to an Alice and Olivia cocktail party and I splurged on a pair to wear to the get-together. When I tried them on the cut was perfect (too perfect to not purchase), but the length was super-long. Instead of putting them back, I took them to my tailor and had them hemmed for an extra $20 dollars and it was well worth the investment. The day of the party, I wasn’tRead More →

An ideal autumn day for me is devoting a Sunday afternoon shopping for produce at one of the many Los Angeles farmers’ markets.

Now that summer is over, I have a few rituals that help get me ready for the upcoming season. Growing up on the East Coast, the day after Labor Day signaled the official start to fall (even though the calendar says it doesn’t begin until the end of September). It was a season met with foliage joyrides to the Berkshires, pumpkin picking at local farms, haunted houses and hayrides. It was also time to bring out the sweet smelling candles of apple and pumpkin spice. Here in L.A. I keep a lot of the same autumn traditions I had while I was growing up andRead More →

My List of Must Try Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes in Los Angeles

Living in Los Angeles, I’m granted the luxury of having some of the best restaurants with talented chef’s right near me or a short ride away. Whether I’m seeking a quick bite, a place to dine at with friends, or where to spend a Friday evening date night; I have some tried-and-true spots that never disappoint. More importantly, these restaurants carry the entrées I find myself craving time and time again. Here are my recommendations on must-try vegetarian and vegan dishes in Los Angeles, plus my favorite desserts, and spots that serve high tea.  PS: For all things Los Angeles check out my travel guides—PartRead More →

Social Media Marketing Interns

A Girl in LA is looking for bloggers, vloggers and Social Media marketing interns located in Los Angeles to become a part of our team. This is an unpaid internship that can be used for experience and / or college credit to get you ready for a career in writing or marketing. Please read through a-girl-in-la.com to get a better understanding and see what our writers create. For both positions we ask that you’re able to devote 10 hours per week (the same as a typical office internship). In the beginning we will meet a few times a week, then we’ll meet about once aRead More →

Vacation Style: Everything I Wore On My Latest Trip

I would describe my vacation style as having a laid back California flair mixed with bohemian vibes. The truth is, it appears to be a lot more effortless than it actually is, and a lot of planning goes into it—especially when I’m traveling. Recently, I talked about my packing tips, and I mentioned why I photograph each outfit before I place it in my suitcase. Doing this helps me determine what to bring (and what I need to purchase before I take off). During my latest trip, when I was deciding what to wear each day, I reached for my phone and scrolled through theRead More →

Vacation at the Connecticut shoreline

I couldn’t have asked for a better end to the summer. Billy and I took our much anticipated trip to the East Coast. We spent a week and a half in Massachusetts prior to our 10 day vacation in Westbrook, Connecticut (the same seaside town I grew up going to every year). While we were in CT, my parents and I took a day trip to Block Island and explored the picturesque seaside town. This past week, I’ve been looking at my photos and reliving the memories of this amazing vacation that I documented on my InstaStories. From the moment I left this quaint beachRead More →

25 Vegan Cosmetic Brushes and How To Use Them

There are so many types of cosmetic brushes out there and they all have different uses. They come in natural or synthetic fibers, and vary from soft to firm, and small to large. The quality of my makeup doesn’t matter if I’m using a brush incorrectly—or if it’s poorly made. It will show in my makeup application. When I’m choosing which kind to invest in, the first thing I look for is what the bristles are made of. I’ll only purchase a brush that’s cruelty free and composed of synthetic fibers. Back when I switched from natural to manufactured bristles it was tricky trying toRead More →

Interesting Stories 9-1-2019

Start your week off right with these interesting, inspirational, and funny news stories. 9-1-2019 A perfect dinner recipe: Roasted Falafel-Spiced Tofu with Whipped Tahini. 2. Scary Tarot: The Card That Reveals What’s Hidden. These are the under $10 dollar drugstore beauty products celebrities wore during the MTV VMAs. If you’re looking for a new show to watch, here’s every HBO show (74 of them) ranked from worst to best. Get organized and learn how to use your calendar to make everyday ideal. Various techniques you should try that will help to build trust and resolve conflict. Different things you can do to be kinder to yourself.Read More →

Summer Salads and Pasta Dishes To Make Before The Warm Weather Ends

A Sunday favorite of mine is shopping for fresh produce at a local farmers’ market. Then I’ll head home and cook up a savory dish for me and Billy to enjoy while we watch our favorite Sunday night TV shows (for me, it’s the series finale of The Affair). With summer coming to an end I’ve been taking advantage of the fruits and veggies that won’t be available for much longer. As fall approaches, I’m trying to make as many summer salads and cold pasta dishes that I can. Before I know it, I’ll be researching autumn inspired recipes that call for pumpkin spice, cinnamon,Read More →