Secret Rosé Garden

I recently visited The Secret Rosé Garden, a pop-up cafe at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. I‘m obsessed with rosé and roses so as you can imagine I was ecstatic when I came across this limited-time event on Instagram and I knew I had to visit right away! This elegant installation was created to celebrate the hotels 90th anniversary, and by celebrate I mean they’ve recreated the famous Garden Lounge for our generation to enjoy. If you didn’t know, the Garden Lounge was a fixture of the hotel during the 1960s and 1970s. The Secret Rosé Garden is situated on the rooftop and features stunning viewsRead More →

Exotic Dishes In and Around DTLA

One of my favorite parts about living in Southern California is the abundance of incredible food. From fine dining to taco stands, we have it all. With so many hungry foodies in this city, there is a constant demand for new food concepts, so there’s never a shortage of fresh restaurants to try. When a cluster of hot restaurants open up, my favorite thing to do is what I call a dinner hop; think a food version of bar hopping. Because Los Angeles is so vast, I like to choose one neighborhood and dine at two to three restaurants in the same night, enjoying aRead More →

los angeles coffee shops

Working from home can be convenient, but have you ever tried working from a coffee shop? I’ve always been the most productive working outside of my home. It may seem like a distraction, but once you’re in the setting, you learn to block out distractions and become efficient versus staying at home and choosing to have Netflix playing in the background. The great thing about coffee shops is that they have comfortable furniture, calming music, opportunities for networking with other creatives, and unlimited amounts of caffeine! I decided to go on a neighbor tour where I tried their food, their Wifi, and of course theirRead More →

Omg Dessert Goals

After my July 4th get-together where I overindulged on cupcakes and cookies, I had vowed to give up sweets for a little while…that was until I saw OMG Dessert Goals was coming to Los Angeles! I immediately purchased a ticket to the event held in DTLA and anticipated the sugar rush that was yet to come.. Omg Dessert Goals is a weekend long festival that started in New York City and has expanded to Los Angeles. Here you can sample the delicious treats by California bakeries and vendors. Before you bite into your snack, there are plenty of photo setups so you can get thatRead More →

Favorite Places to Dine in Los Angeles

With the excitement of the weekend on my mind I love to kick it off with a sweet date night or a nice dinner out with my girlfriends. Lucky for me,  Los Angeles is filled with some of the best restaurants in the world. Whether I’m in the mood to wine and dine with a fancy atmosphere and delicious menu, or keep it budget friendly while still getting to choose from a one-of-a-kind dishes, there’s always somewhere to fit my craving. With so many options to choose from, I narrowed down my top five favorite places to dine in Los Angeles, along with my favoriteRead More →

Balcony Cafe

Travel takes on a whole new meaning for people who love coffee and cozy spaces. As a self-proclaimed voyager and dedicated coffee-lover, I’m always on the lookout for cafes that have amazing coffee and are great for dates, meeting up with friends, or just sitting down and getting some writing done on my laptop. I hope to share my findings with you as I explore spaces like this in Los Angeles! In honor of it’s 1st birthday on June 30, we’re celebrating the Balcony Cafe. My most recent discovery also happens to be a short walk from my apartment. Balcony Cafe can be found onRead More →

A Trip To The Local Farmers Market

June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month, which means new initiatives to educate people about the importance of having a healthy and balanced diet full of fresh nutrient-rich plant matter! This week I visited a few farmers markets in the area to show you how beautiful and delicious fresh produce can be. It Starts with One Recipe If the idea of incorporating so much produce into your diet is intimidating, simply take it step by step. Pick one day out of the week to use all fresh ingredients to make something yummy. You can even prepare some salads to eat throughout the week. You’ll fall in love withRead 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 →

I think it all started with my love for the movie Marie Antoinette. The scene where she’s eating all the desserts, made me want cake, éclairs and macaroons ASAP. I had heard of Bottega Louie, and one day I was walking out of the apartment I had just moved into, and saw it was a few blocks down the street and decided to walk in. OMG…I became obsessed! It takes a lot of self-control to not walk in every time I pass by and order one of their desserts or buy a box of macaroons. Last year I bought my sister and my mom aRead More →