July

To Do List: There are many things going on in July, the official month of red, white and blue, in Los Angeles. In our monthly series All Things July, we bring you style inspiration on what to wear this coming Tuesday (Hello, 4th of July!), as well as our favorite clothing and accessory picks. Try the Hello Kitty inspired Ice Cream by Afters’ (Your tastebuds and Instagram feed will love you.) Watch the new crime drama Snowfall debuting on FX. Read the juicy beach novel, Secrets in Summer. Become a detective and solve a mystery at Escape Room LA. Find out what LA has toRead More →

July 4th Looks

Fourth of July is fast approaching and one of my favorite things about this holiday is choosing a red, white and blue outfit, which can be a little tricky. If you’re not careful you’ll end up looking more Jersey Shore-ish than Hamptonesque. Down below are some tips and tricks on how to recreate some of my favorite July 4th looks. When you’re done drawing inspiration, you can shop my beloved red, white and blue styles which will have you going from a day BBQing at the beach to watching the fireworks at night. Maxi Dresses and Skirts <img width=”236″ height=”614″ src=”https://a-girl-in-la.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/outfitshunter.com-.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://a-girl-in-la.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/outfitshunter.com-.jpg 236w, https://a-girl-in-la.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/outfitshunter.com–58×150.jpgRead More →

Bare Republic's

Every summer I find a new line of beauty products that really stand out among the rest. This year it’s Bare Republic’s Eco-friendly skin and hair care line. What I love about them this the fact that they smell great, they’re vegan friendly, they’re made with organic ingredients and they work wonders. Here’s a little bit about two of my favorites… Eco-Active Hair care UV Protecting Dry Shampoo – 3oz, $14 I’ve been searching for the “perfect” dry shampoo for a long time. I’ve tried many well-known brands and every time I’ve been very disappointed. Most all of them have come in an aerosol canRead More →

California AirBnB Rentals

Airbnb is quickly taking over the hotel industry and becoming one of the trendiest ways to book your stay. You no longer need to pay $350+ to be cramped into a tiny hotel room. We’ve compiled a list of 17 of the hottest California Airbnbs Rentals up and down the coast. Starting up north in Muir Beach and going as far down south as San Diego. All of these listings are under $300 per night (some require a minimum night stay.) There’s a variety of options to choose from–seaside cottages, apartments, bungalows and guesthouses that are either on the beach with oceanfront views or veryRead More →

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 →

A kickass playlist and summer go hand and hand. You can’t have one without the other. When I create a summer playlist I add songs that help me visualize myself at the beach with a drink in my hand and the sun beaming down on me, or just having a good time with friends by the pool. For that I go to music by Disclosure, Flamingosis, Autograf, De Lux, Alex Guesta, Beach House, Twin Shadow, Lany, Neon Indian, Tensnake, Solidisco, Foster The People, Tame Impala, Beach Fossils, VHS Collection, Duke Dumont, Youth Group, Empire Of The Sun and Best Coast. Then I bring back some of my favorite throwbacks likeRead More →

june

June’s To Do List: June is shaping up to be a fun-filled month with so much to do and see. In our monthly series All Things June, you can shop our favorite items for UNDER $100. After you’ve spent a day watching the surfers catch waves at Surf Rider Beach, head to Malibu Farm for dinner and catch the beautiful sunset. Watch Orange is the New Black on Netflix. Take a peek inside the life of “the coolest girl in the world,” Chloë Sevigny. Go on a hike to Eaton Canyon and then go for a dip in the swimming hole. Cool off at theRead More →

One of my favorite things about summer is finding a great poolside or beach read and getting lost in the story. Every summer I try to read as many books as possible and I thought I’d share with you some of my favorites from over the years. You know, the ones you start reading at 10AM and by 3PM you’re eight chapters deep and look like a lobster. So slather on some suntan lotion and get ready to escape in a fantastic page-turner! (Spoilers ahead) Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was the first of its kind, filled with tales of friendship, sex, drugs,Read More →

In honor of National Pizza Day I thought I’d share with you my favorite pizza accessories and my new favorite Los Angeles pizza joint, Skinny Bitch Pizza. Yeah, you read that right, Skinny + Bitch = Pizza. This is the answer to all you pizza lover’s prayers who want a “healthy” version, which until now I didn’t believe existed. Skinny Bitch Pizzas are gluten-free, and have a cauliflower crust, they’re made with turkey pepperoni, fresh veggies, skim mozzarella or you can opt for vegan “cheese”. Choose from five types of 12″ pies, like “The Marissa” (my favorite), which is made with mozzarella, tomatoes, garlic, andRead More →

A Girl in LA welcomes Sarah to the team. Sarah grew up near Boston and just moved to Los Angeles. Most of her day consists of listening to music 24/7 and checking her email. She just spent the last few months traveling all over Europe and Thailand, accumulating some amazing experiences that she can’t wait to share with you guys in her travel diary. She is passionate about music, fashion, and photography and attended Emerson College as a journalism major. She considers thrift shopping a hobby and has a passion for vintage. You can look forward to her articles about music, fashion, books, current events,Read More →