low-calorie vegetarian and vegan recipes

I was never good at cooking, I would attempt to make a dish from scratch, take one bite and then toss it in the trash. When I first moved to California and I lived alone I became the queen of takeout; after a long day it was much easier to order from one of my favorite restaurants on Postmates or UberEats than to destroy my kitchen cooking something that would end up down the drain. When my boyfriend and I moved in together, I wanted to give cooking another try. I wanted to be able to prepare healthy food options for us to enjoy together.Read More →

Thanksgiving Menu

With every passing year Thanksgiving seems to come quicker and quicker. Before we know it  everyone is changing their iced coffee orders to anything pumpkin spice or ordering hot cocoa. It can come upon us so fast that we feel like we blinked and it’s time to start our Thanksgiving planning. With the holiday fast approaching, A Girl in LA wanted to share with our readers some of the delicious recipes on our Thanksgiving Menu. If you’re hosting turkey day for the first time or you want to bring a dish to Friendsgiving, take a look at our menu and let us turn you intoRead More →

Pantone Fall 2017 Nail Polish

Colors come and go. They are in one season and out the next. That’s why we look to The Pantone Color Institute for inspiration. They recently unveiled their #trending colors for this season and we created our own Pantone fall 2017 nail polish color guide to help you choose. The color story for this season was influenced by the top 10 hues most used at New York Fashion Week. The 2017 colors take their inspiration from the overall themes of the fall season; warmth, comfort, and simplicity. Seasonal tones are balanced by bright accent colors to create the perfect fall color scheme. Pantone warm colorsRead More →

Sweater Weather

“I hate the beach, but I stand. In California with my toes in the sand. Use the sleeves of my sweater, let’s have an adventure. Head in the clouds, but my gravity’s centered.”–Sweater Weather by The Neighbourhood  Our fall/winter sweater weather list has arrived to help you nail this season’s biggest trends. The styles that you’ll see everywhere are heightened by sophistication and detail. Silhouettes will focus on bodycon or being oversized, and categorized by the following themes; contemporary, sporty, and romantic. Contemporary silhouettes will be identified by obscure stitch detail, knit laddering, and irregular stitch patterns. Sporty silhouettes will consist of graphic stripes, checks,Read More →

Holiday Scented Candles

Fall and holiday scented candles are a must have for this time of the year. They bring with them the comforting scents that take us back to memories of baking a warm apple pie or the aroma of a fresh cut Christmas Tree. Whether you’re relaxing at home and watching holiday movies or having a Thanksgiving get together, a majestic smelling candle is the perfect accessory. It definitely adds to the festive holiday spirit. Below are ten yummy scented candles that you’re going to want to fill your home with this season. Bourbon and Butterscotch Three-wick Candle White Barn / Bath & Body Works $24.50  $12.50Read More →

15 Halloween Party Snacks - A Girl in LA

With all the time that goes into costume preparations for Halloween, the food planning can often get overlooked. Whether you’re hosting a party or attending one, it may seem like a good idea to stop by the grocery store last minute and pick up a premade appetizer and dessert. An even better idea is to create a Halloween inspired dish that is simple, delicious, and that takes very little time with minimal ingredients. Here’s a list of 15 Halloween party snacks that you can make the day of Halloween, and that won’t take away from getting your hair and makeup perfect for the big night.Read More →

Halloween Candy Shops in Los Angeles

If you’re gonna splurge on sweets this Halloween then definitely make it worth your while. Stop by one of the many Halloween candy shops in Los Angeles to stock up on some unique and delicious treats. Just because you’re to old to trick or treat, (we won’t judge you if you decided to throw on a mask and hit the streets), it doesn’t mean you can’t indulge! These exquisite candy shops have some very grown up (and fancy) treats like gourmet chocolates, gummies, popcorn, rice crispies, orange hot chocolate, and champagne truffles! Keep them for yourself or give them out at your Halloween soiree. ForRead More →

When the leaves turn Instagram worthy with beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow it’s time to visit these areas so you don’t miss out on the dazzling scenery. Unfortunately, not all parts of the US have gorgeous colors so we’ve made a list of five fall foliage trips that you need to take so you can see, (and photograph) the picturesque surroundings for yourself. But why stop there? When people travel, booking a hotel or bed and breakfast is a pretty obvious choice, but to make the experience truly unique, check out GlampingHub.com. Glamping Hub is an extraordinary adventure that puts glampers right inRead More →

apartments ready for halloween

Style bloggers Kristie Woszczyna and Nara Perez show us how they get their apartments ready for Halloween. You can follow their dos and don’ts to achieve a festive look that won’t break the bank. Continue reading for a chance to win our Halloween giveaway, details at the bottom. Kristie’s Do’s & Don’ts Do: Tons of pumpkins My motto when it comes to Halloween decor is that “you can never have enough pumpkins, whether real or fake.” “Hello Fall” pillow: TJ Maxx | White faux fur stool : Bed Bath & Beyond | Pumpkins: Walgreens Studded pumpkins: Target Teal Yamaha electric guitar: Guitar Center | LED firefly lights: Urban Outfitters Don’t: SpendRead More →

25 Halloween Movies

Halloween and scary movies go together like candy corn and trick-or-treating. You can’t have one without the other. That’s why I’ve come up with 25 Halloween movies to fill up your month of October. From cult classics (The Craft, Donnie Darko), to scary AF (Halloween, Rosemary’s Baby), to hilariously funny (Hocus Pocus, Casper). You’ll even find some lesser known indie films (Maniac, The House of The Devil) on my list. All of these movies are available to stream on sites like Netflix and Hulu; or if you have a subscription, HBO Go, Amazon Prime, and Showtime. Now it’s time to get your popcorn and snacks ready,Read More →