DTLA lovers, look no further than this hot spot that serves up brunch (+ other daily treats) AND yoga. Yes, it’s true. The Springs has a yoga studio and a wellness center in the back and a kitchen and juice bar in the front. Spacious and not to mention has free parking (which is a rarity anywhere in LA), this space is a gem and the perfect place to grab a book and take a breather in the midst of the bustling city.
As a resolution to travel more this year, I decided to make a quick trip to Seattle for the weekend. Seattle was beautiful and fulfilled every expectation and more and cannot wait to go back. Below are some of the places I visited, stayed and played. For a unique Seattle experience, I highly recommend visiting Sake Nomi and trying a sake flight, Capitol hill hangs at Unicorn (I insist you try the Unicorn Jizz speciality drink, it’s DELICIOUS) and fun and games at the Garage and Flatstick Pub.
It’s no surprise that apart from my general black and white go-to attire, I’m stocked up on the basic essentials. Vintage tee, moto jacket, worn in- denim and the perfect black boots, anyone? As we sift through our closets on the daily while repeatedly saying to ourselves “I have nothing to wear,” we forget that we can make a killer outfit even with pieces on repeat. And as part of my new year resolution: to simplify and destress whenever possible, this keeps to that promise and makes life a whole lot easier.
Leather Jacket (similar) // vintage tee (similar) // denim // black boot (similar)
For those of you that don’t know, I suffer(ed) from cystic adult acne. I say suffer(ed) because I’m currently in the process of undergoing treatments and am luckily seeing great results. [treatment to be discussed at a later time] Nevertheless, with my intense regimen and products in use, it’s important for me not to over abrade my face, which would in turn cause more issues in the healing process. Clarisonic’s mia Fit has been a perfect addition to my daily routine as it’s a non-exfoliant, but gently lifts away dirt. No wonder Clarisonic is the #1 cleaning device recommended by US dermatologists. Even more than it’s effective cleaning abilities, the mia Fit is portable in size and a terrific gift to get anyone (nudge, nudge). Happy holiday’s everyone! xx
Boozy afternoon, anyone? Yesterday was the #BarefootBubbly fest hosted at the gorgeous Simon House in Beverly Hills. We indulged in everything from fruit-filled cocktails to a watching a special performance by the Aqualilies. After a bit of fun under the sun, I’d probably have to say that secretly one of my favorite parts of the event was discovering a blackberry flatbread that was TO DIE FOR…ingredients above 😉
When I heard about the Museum of Broken Relationships, I had to place it on my list of museums I MUST visit. Showed up with no expectations, only to be blown away and floored by some of the most despairing love stories, hence, my renaming of “The Museum of Feels.” For those of you who haven’t heard of this museum, essentially, people can donate items from their past relationships and have them displayed along with their stories to share.
The stories ranged from a woman wearing fake breasts while having sex because that’s the only way her significant other could get off. SO, naturally, she donated them after they broke up… and then a story about an older lady whose husband passed and donated all of his cologne bottles as she couldn’t throw them away. Guys, I would go on to tell you more but this is one museum you have to come and see for yourself.
At the end, you leave either reflecting on how minimal your greatest heartbreaks were or realizing that you should probably dig up that piece of history from your ex that you know would make a great piece of art in the exhibit. #thefeels
The perfect Sunday consisted of a decadent brunch and all things vintage shopping. To fuel up for the day with the ladies, we took quick detour to Sqirl, located in Silverlake, CA. This place is fan-tas-tic! No wonder there’s always a line out the door for this vegan-friendly restaurant. They cook up a mean Pesto Rice Bowl (pictured) as well as rich pastries, lattes and a variety of toasts, avocado toast included. The bowl was devoured before I had a moment to breathe and needless to say, I’ll be back (too) soon.