Meet Our New Blogger, Audrey Villalpando

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Meet Our New Blogger, Audrey Villalpando

A Southern California native, Audrey Villalpando grew up just half an hour from the city, the sea and the mountains. This cultivated her into a well rounded young woman who enjoys urban life as well as the outdoors. She grew up in the San Gabriel Valley and after high school she went on to attend Pasadena City College where she earned her degree in the Humanities. She later decided to explore her passion for home decor and design and attended the Interior Design Institute in Newport Beach where she earned her certification. She is currently exploring another passion of hers: cuisine. In her free time, she dedicates herself to experimenting with new recipes to expand her cooking and baking repertoire. She recently decided to share her artisan desserts by launching her home based company, The Gilded Kitchen, which offers custom confections. When she's not delving into all things food, she spends her time exploring Los Angeles for the trendy new thing, from new eateries and lounges, to art galleries and music events.

About

My staple clothing item is… well fitting high waist denim.

I would never leave home without… my makeup touch up bag and a hairbrush.

I stay fit by… jogging at a local park and attending group classes like barre, yoga, and cycling.

In my spare time I… love to experiment with new recipes.

The first thing I do in the morning is… CAFFEINE! Whether it’s my morning matcha, cold brew, or tea--I must get caffeine in my system, stat.

The one thing I’ll let myself splurge on is… a tasting dinner by an acclaimed chef.

My guilty pleasure is… foie gras.

My beauty essentials include… face primer, a great nude lipstick, and setting spray.

My favorite musicians / bands are… Kali Uchis, Khruangbin, and Anderson Paak.

My favorite TV show is… Westworld.

My favorite magazines are… Sunset, Architectural Digest, and Bon Appétit.

My current fashion obsessions are… funky sunglasses and bardot tops.

My favorite places in LA are… Everson Royce Bar, NoMad LA, and Upstairs at the Ace Hotel.