My Guide to LA, Part 2- The Malibu Pier

I originally intended on writing an article about my favorite spots in LA. As I started typing, I realized there was just so much to include that it needed to be separated into two parts. In part 1 I talked about my favorite places to shop, sip, and sleep. Following up with that, these are my recommendations on where to dine, sightsee, workout, and get pampered. Whether you‘re a local or a tourist, hopefully, this guide will help you discover something new in the City of Angels. The Stinking Rose (Beverly Hills): This Italian eatery is me and Billy’s favorite date night restaurant. Everything onRead More →

My Guide to LA - The Santa Monica Pier

Since moving to Los Angeles almost 8 years ago, I’ve lived on the West Side (Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, and Malibu,) Central L.A. (K-Town), and now I live in Downtown Los Angeles. Living in all these vastly different neighborhoods has allowed me the opportunity to explore their hidden gems. I thought long and hard about what my favorite spots are, and to be honest, they change quite frequently. But that’s the fascinating thing about this city. There’s constantly a new bar popping up or a new store to explore and they’ll quickly become a favorite until a new place is discovered. I created a listRead More →

Spring in Los Angeles at Rose and Blanc Tearoom

It feels like Los Angeles has been stuck in an endless winter. Weeks on end of rain and frigid temperatures has all us Angelino’s bracing for the springtime. As we get ready to wave goodbye to our fur jackets and knee highs, we start planning what we will do after all this time spent in hibernation. Resuming our typical outdoor activities is a given, but LA is a city that always has something new and innovative going on. Read ahead for suggestions on how to maximize your spring plans this year! Melrose Trading Post The Melrose Trading Post is a vintage lover’s dream. Every SundayRead More →

things to do in los angeles

During my hectic work week I don’t have any free time; my days consist of work and then heading to yoga in the evening. When the weekend arrives, I try to make the most of it by doing all the things I don’t have time to do during the week. Living in L.A. means there’s constantly something unique and exciting happening. A quick Internet search or a phone call to a friend and you can be certain you’ll discover something worth checking out. When it comes to making my weekend plans I try to make them about a week in advance if possible and occasionallyRead More →

Haunted Hotel

This past weekend when my boyfriend and I were planning our date night, I suggested that we explore a haunted hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Usually when we go out on a Friday night, we meet up with friends for drinks, or we’ll head to a trendy eatery. Being so close to Halloween, I wanted to do something festive but also avoid the typical tourist attractions. We’ve been binge-watching The Haunting of Hill House (a must see), and that definitely inspired my idea. We also stopped by my favorite bookstore located inside an old bank vault. I’m not sure how I feel about “ghosts,” andRead More →

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 →

20 Things To Do in LA This Fall

Even though we don’t get real seasons in Los Angeles, this city goes all out when it comes to embracing the fall, and celebrating Halloween. From outdoor concerts, haunted hayrides, to hosting one of the United States biggest Halloween bashes, there are so many things to experience this time of the year. We’ve come up with a list of 20 things to do in LA this fall which will certainly put you into the autumn spirit! Take a Scenic Drive Image via Los Angeles may not be known like other parts of the United States for its fall foliage, but that doesn’t mean it’s notRead More →

summertime bucket list

We’re almost a month into summer which got me thinking about what I’ve done so far this season… Took an exotic vacation Watched the sunrise on the beach Had lunch at Gjelina (I’d been wanting to try that restaurant for a long time) Spent a day on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, had ice cream, and then strolled the Venice Canals. Got excited about a new TV Show (hint: Sharp Objects) Hosted a 4th of July get-together and watched the fireworks Attended a dessert festival Went Jet-skiing But it also made me think about all the things I would still like to do but haven’t had theRead 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 →

picnic on the beach

I’ve always wanted to have a picnic on the beach but it seemed like a lot of work. When I think of a picnic I think of homemade muffins, a variety of sandwiches and pasta dishes, and all of the prepping that goes into it. The other day my friend Kim contacted me and asked me what I was doing that day. Neither of us had anything planned so we decided to enjoy the beautiful Los Angeles weather and head to Venice Beach. We through together a picnic with an assortment of store-bought food and drinks. Before I left my apartment I thought about whatRead More →