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! Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was the first of its kind, filled with tales of friendship, sex, drugs, and adultery,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 →

Beauty Blunders is a four part series focused on bringing you the quick fixes to your worst beauty crimes. In this article we focus on hair disasters. From over processed hair, to hair product overload, we got you covered. When you think you’re seriously screwed we’ll show you what you can do to fix them.   Over Processed Hair A few years ago I went to my regular salon, (where my hair always came out great) but this time my stylist left the foils on too long. As soon as I got home I noticed breakage all around my face, and it wasn’t just a fewRead More →

Frank Body is known for their signature coffee scrub and it gets a major facelift with the new Shimmer Scrub. For anyone who loves unicorns, fairy’s and something that Lisa Frank would sell, the holographic packaging should make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Before its official release on May 1st, Fashionista reported that the wanted glitter scrub already garnered a 50,000 person waitlist. It’s infused with salt and sugar, with roasted and ground coffee beans that also include vitamin E oils that will highlight your body and leave your skin feeling moisturized and smooth. Perfect for when you want to shine bright like aRead More →

A Girl in LA welcomes its newest blogger Cynthia. Born and raised in the City of Angels, the sunsets, palm trees and the wonderful cultures have influenced Cynthia in more ways than one. Through her journey of starting her website Señorita Cyn in 2013, she’s learned that dreaming is the best motivation to make anything happen. Becoming a contributor for A Girl in LA was a no brainer for her, and she’s excited to take this opportunity with you guys to bring you the latest in fashion, music, trends, and everything in between. Stay tuned! My staple clothing item is…a pair of jeans. I would never leaveRead More →

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I would never leave home without… my cellphone. I stay fit by… eating healthy, running, and strength training. In my spare time I… like to explore new places, layout by the pool or at the beach, shop (obviously), cook, listen to live music, and spend time with my boyfriend and friends. The first thing I do in the morning is… drink a Red Bull and check my emails. My style inspirations are… Zoe Kravitz, Serena Vanderwoodsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kate Moss. My favorite labels / designers / shops are… Henri Bendel, Revolve, UO, Dolls Kill, Wildfox, Forward by Elyse Walker, Rag &Read More →

The other day I was walking aimlessly around Downtown Los Angeles and I saw a colorful portrait of Andy Warhol in a window and I could hear him say to me, “Come inside.”  Being a huge fan of The Factory and Warhol’s work I had to check it out. I walked into the pop-up gallery “Kings & Queens” to stare in amazement at the mixed media artwork that stood before my eyes. Inside were photographs of Warhol taken by Karen Bystedt in 1982, combined with photographs of Jean-Michel Basquiat taken by Brad Benson in 1984. Bystedt then combined mixed media art to create some amazing pieces. The pop-up gallery is open until April 31st, and if you’re a fan ofRead More →

When I started writing this article I intended on writing about a few common beauty blunders that myself or my friends had made in the past and what we did to fix them. As I kept writing more and more problems started popping into my head, so not to bombard you, this is going to be a series on how to fix those common issues that we’re all guilty of making, or probably will make at some point. Let’s start first with skin related issues.   Faux Tan Everyone enjoys a radiant “I just got back from a tropical vacation” glow but now that we’re becomingRead More →

Heading to Coachella this April, or are you just looking to add some Bohemian style to your spring and summer wardrobe? When shopping for 60’s and 70’s style clothing it’s all about the details. Look for… Maxi skirts and dresses Crop tops Bell bottoms Denim cutoffs Kimonos Ankle boots with metal hardware Platform wedges Floppy wide brim hats Fringe handbags Embellished belts Round sunnies Layered and beaded jewelry Wrap around bracelets and necklaces Jewelry with stones and crystals Chiffon, suede, and gauze like fabrics Lace, fringe, and floral detail Boho / hippie chic has been my go to style for a while now. After shopping at myRead More →

One of my favorite things about spring aside from the longer days and warmer weather is putting my dark, big and bulky winterish clothing—(I live in LA), in the back of my closet, and putting my light and colorful wardrobe front and center. This is also a perfect time to decide what you no longer want (that’s a whole other topic), but more importantly what you need. Inspired by NYFW Spring 2017, vibrant stripes, trench coats, slogans and graphics, shoulder details, sportswear, seaside stripes and nautical inspired, nudes and tans, floral prints, iridescence, and bright and pastel solid colors are what you’ll be seeing a lotRead More →