crafting the perfect thank you note

Thank you notes are an excellent way to show appreciation to people who have positively impacted your life. Crafting the perfect thank you note is important as you briefly highlight what you are thanking the recipient for. They can be used as correspondence for birthdays, weddings, baby showers, Christmas, after a job interview, or just to simply show your appreciation. Below we have included some basic etiquette tips, and we will show you how to write a meaningful message that will leave a lasting impression. We’ve also included some of our favorite note cards to ensure your show of gratitude arrives in style. Thank YouRead More →

start the New Year off right

January 1st gives us the opportunity for a fresh start. We think about the changes we want to make and pledge to do things differently in the year ahead. Whether you’re looking for New Years resolution ideas, or just some simple changes you want to make to your everyday life, here are some things that you can do to help start the New Year off right. But first, lets go over what you can do to ensure that you’ll stay on track with your new and improved self. Tips: Create a list of what you want to accomplish, then check back in each month toRead More →

Holiday Survival Guide New

The holidays are for spending time with our loved ones, attending parties and get togethers and all the prep that goes into them. The month of December is usually a busy (and sometimes stressful) one that creeps up quickly, and can catch us off guard. Our to do lists seem to pile up higher and higher and sometimes we even forget to practice our usual self care routines. From holiday shopping to getting our homes ready to entertain in, the stress can take away the joyful feeling the holidays are meant to bring. We created a list of things you can do to in orderRead More →

One Year Blogging Anniversary

I always considered myself an influencer in regards to discovering new clothing labels and trends, or choosing great beauty products to tell my friends about. They would come to me for advice and I’d give them my honest opinion. I decided that I could share my views with readers of A Girl in LA, and hopefully introduce them to something new and undiscovered. Coming up on the one year blogging anniversary, I thought I’d reflect on how the blog came to be what it is today. When I created a-girl-in-la.com, I was working in a fashion PR showroom and I wanted to create an onlineRead More →

Instagram Accounts The Feature

It’s safe to say that Instagram is social media’s most popular platform. It’s the perfect app to check in on when you’re in between meetings or sitting at home having a glass of wine. There are tons of accounts to draw inspiration from, but with so many it’s hard to choose (and sometimes hard to find) which ones will inspire you the most. This past week we took extra notice and created a list of 10 Instagram accounts that feature a variety of inspiring content that we know you’ll love. Click on the IG handles listed below and be sure to follow. You can alsoRead More →

Fashion Designer

“I’m a fashion designer and people think, what do I know.” –Vivienne Westwood Where It All Began When I was younger I always aspired to be a fashion designer and work in a design house in a big city. I dreamed of running around in heels with a latte in my hand.  My journey in fashion began when I enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM). I graduated with an Associates of Arts in Merchandise Product Development and Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management at the Los Angeles location. My major at FIDM was one of the most well rounded, therefore, IRead More →

yoga on the beach

Discovering Yoga My first time trying yoga was a couple years ago. I was in search for a new workout and had heard great reviews from friends. I learned quickly why so many people love this exercise. Leaving my first class I felt amazing physically and mentally. It was easy to see why so many swear by doing yoga to better themselves. Since then I try my best to fit in a yoga class every so often. I’ve never gotten to a point of doing anything too advanced, though there has been some improvement in my flexibility. My main reason for continuing a yoga practiceRead More →

summer nights in Los Angeles

On a typical summer night with my hectic schedule, I’m usually writing, editing or responding to my overflowing inbox. When I’m not doing that, I’m squeezing in time at the gym (usually later in the evening), or if I have the time catching up on my favorite TV shows. I find it important to go off track every once in a while and switch it up a bit. My boyfriend and I try to, at least once a week have one of those amazing LA summer nights. It doesn’t have to be much, or cost a lot of money, in fact some of my favoritesRead More →

Summer mornings

There truly is no place like Southern California in the summer time. The weather isn’t too different from the rest of the year but the feeling of summer brings upon a whole new attitude. Which comes with new routines for getting yourself set for the day ahead. Unfortunately for some, summer doesn’t always mean a break from getting up early and working. With work and other obligations I still find myself hitting snooze on my alarm rather than taking an extra hour or two to sleep in. But with the sun out in the summer I find myself wanting to get up and get onRead More →