All Things April

To Do List:

Pick the ideal springtime outfit with amazing accessories. Check out Beauty and Essex, a new restaurant from the TAO Group. Buy tickets to the Museum of Ice Cream. Watch Girl Boss. Read a book about the best shopping places in Los Angeles. Check out the Hollywood Forever Cemetery’s outdoor movie lineup. Attend the ACLU music concert and see performers such as Skrillex, Zedd, and Imagine Dragons. Listen to Kendrick Lamar’s new music video and look forward to hearing The Flaming Lips next month.

April Must Haves

  1. Lovers + Friends – Abbie Fit and Flare Dress, $102
  2. Henri Bendel – Leather Tassel Pendant, $148
  3. Kendra Scott – ‘Tessa’ Stone Stud Earrings, $65
  4. Sugarfina – Sweet Springtime 4PC Bento Box, $34
  5. Chantecaille – Spring Color Collections, $37
  6. Rebecca Minkoff – Round Sofia Crossbody, $184
  7. Cynthia Rowley – Eye Shadow Palette No 2, $24
  8. Bing Bang Jewelry – Tiny Baguette Peach Crystal Ring, $69.99
  9. IRO – Agnette Jacket, $582
  10. Dolce Vita – Eliza Mules, $140
  11. Kenneth Jay Lane – Opalescent Cocktail Ring, $69
  12. Gorjana – Chloe Mini Choker, $55
  13. Ban.do – Compliment Pencil Set, $10
  14. Le Specs – Caliente Sunglasses, $79
  15. Kate Spade – Tell Your Story Gatsby ID Holder, $40
  16. Guerlain – Météorites Happy Glow Blush & Highlighter, $54
  17. Clean – Rain, $72
  18. Savoir Vivre by Laduree Lifestyle Book, $40
  19. Angioletti Designs – 22k Gold Skull Liquor Teacup, $35
  20. LAFCO New York – Powder Room Duchess Peony Candle, $60
  21. Rifle Paper Co – All You Need Is Love Greeting Cards, $16

For some boho inspiration, check out my Desert Vibes: Coachella 2017 Style & Music Guide, and for spring 2017 runway trends that are under $200, click here.

Eat: Beauty & Essex, 1615 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Beauty & Essex LA

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This past December while I was in New York City, my family and I had our Christmas Eve dinner at Beauty & Essex in the Lower East Side. When you first walk in it looks like you’re entering a pawn shop and then the door opens up to a hip upscale eatery with amazing food and delicious drinks. The must try item on the menu is the grilled cheese, smoked bacon, and tomato soup dumplings…they were so good I ordered a second serving! Luckily for those that live in LA, Beauty & Essex just opened up its third location in Hollywood (they also have one in Vegas), which is perfect for a date night or a place to dine with friends before you hit the town. You can book your reservations here.


Museum of Ice Cream 2018 E 7th Place, Los Angeles CA 90021, $39

Museum of Ice Cream

The Museum of Ice Cream, which started as a pop-up in New York City in 2016 is coming to the Arts District in DTLA. For a little over a month, you can swim in the sprinkles pool with over 100 million sprinkles, check out the popsicle jungle, and indulge in ice cream from Salt & StrawCoolhaus, and McConnell’s. The exhibit starts on April 22 and lasts until May 29th. Tickets go on sale April 3, at 9am and they’ll be sure to sell out fast. You can get them here.


Watch: Girlboss on Netflix, April 21st

Nasty Gal has been one of my go to shopping sites for years. The founder Sophia Amoruso, dishes how selling vintage clothing on e-bay turned into a $100+ million dollar empire in her best selling autobiography #GIRLBOSS. I was thrilled to hear that it was going to be turned into a TV series and it’s almost here. It starts streaming April 21st on Netflix.



Read: City of Style – Exploring Los Angeles Fashion from Bohemian to Rock by Melissa Magsaysay

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A few years ago when I wrote for the blog SecurityPleeze.com, I had just bought City of Style and did a review of it. Nothing has changed since then, as it’s still my go to LA shopping guide. What I adore about this book is how it goes exactly with my own personal style. Some days I feel like dressing boho, other days I feel like dressing rock n roll, or surfer, or glam.

City of Style explores the best shops / boutiques reflecting these styles in LA (and more), and includes interviews, pictures showcasing closets and stores, red carpet, celebrity style, and chic illustrations. Whether you’re a LA native or a visitor, this something you want when you’re looking for new places to discover or for style inspiration.

Do: Outdoor Movies – Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

A tradition in Los Angeles, when the weather starts getting warmer is attending an outdoor movie screening. Cinespia just released its first part of their 2017 line up with more to come and the first screening is The God Father: Part II on April 29th at 8:30pm.

Followed by:


  • Bring a picnic dinner (beer and wine are allowed, spirits aren’t). Here are some tasty options, Food Lab Picnic BoxesJoan’s on ThirdMilkfarm, or put your cooking and creativity to the test and prepare your own bento box.
  • Bring blankets, pillows, and low chairs
  • A small tarp is recommended for underneath your blanket

Follow @cinespia to see what other movies will be coming this summer.

See:  ACLU Concert – Staples Center, 1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles 90015, $29 & up

ACLU Concert

Put your money towards a good cause and see Skrillex, Daya, Imagine Dragons, Incubus, Miguel, Macklemore, Zedd, Tinashe, and more performing for an ACLU Benefit Concert on April 3, at 7pm. All the proceeds will be donated to the ACLU. You can buy tickets here.


Listen: HUMBLE. by Kendrick Lamar

Listen to Kendrick Lamar’s single HUMBLE., produced by Mike Will Made It. His new album arrives this Friday, April 7th! Check out the album predictions on Hot New Hip Hop.


Look Forward To: The Flaming Lips The Theater at Ace Hotel, 929 S Broadway Los Angeles, May 9th, $43 -$53

the flaming lips

Buy tickets here.


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