The Springs

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.

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Brought to you by Barefoot

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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 😉

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THE NOGUCHI GARDEN

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Hidden in the middle of a corporate landscape lies this serene private museum namely the Noguchi Garden. Head here in the early evening to take advantage of the angles of the sunset falling on the sleek lines and corners of this picture perfect space.

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APARTMENT BY THE LINE

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Happy first day of Spring! To start this new season, I took a short trip down to SoHo to the Apartment by the Line in hopes to find some major interior design inspiration. Spring prompts us to not only do some spring cleaning in our homes and apartments but to do a bit of re-design to add a fresh new flavor to our surroundings.

Lusting over everything from their luxurious leather chairs with fur details to their clawfoot tub to their IMPECCABLE walk in closet with nothing but designer duds from Altuzarra, Oliver Peoples & Common Projects and more, it was truly every fashion-savvy girl’s dream.

The Apartment by the Line has most definitely become my favorite conceptual design space and I highly recommend stopping by for a visit if ever in the SoHo area.

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THE BOWL

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Health has a new shape and it’s round in form. With juice fads and crazy diets, it’s impossible to know what’s truly healthy or what is substantially necessary for your diet. What I do know however is how fulfilling it is to create something with little time and ease and in a way that doesn’t break the bank. Stay tuned for more posts about my favorite bowls; something sweet and savory for everyone.

Today’s bowl: Veggie Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

yield: 1 serving

1/2 cup of quinoa, rinsed
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 cup of water
broccoli, cut into florets
mushrooms, sliced
cheddar cheese, grated
salt & pepper, to taste
1 egg
Heat a little bit of olive oil in a pan over medium high. Add broccoli and mushrooms, and stir-fry until cooked (around 5 minutes). Remove from heat and set aside.

Combine milk, water, and quinoa in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring regularly*, until most of the liquid has been absorbed.

Add vegetables, cheese, and salt & pepper to the pot of quinoa and stir to combine. Cover and set aside.

Fry a sunny side–up egg.

Transfer the quinoa to a bowl, then top with the egg.

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THE PERFECT KNIT

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My obsession with Ji Oh’s Fall collection continues with yet another perfectly chunky knit. Barely acclimating to this east coast climate, this knit works with ease to keep me warm & snug.

View Ji Oh’s collection here

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CITY HEIGHTS

Zara Basic T-shirt with Asymmetric Hem, Zara Coated Skinny Trousers, Steve Madden Boots, Vintage Bag

Being an LA native definitely does not mean you’ve explored all that LA has to offer. I mean, how could you really… there’s so much to do! Not too long ago, I made my first trip out to the Griffith Observatory. It started with a morning hike to the Hollywood sign and then sight seeing in the evening from the the heights of the observatory. Overlooking the city in the setting sun was the perfect closure to an eventful day.

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ELECTRIFYING BLUE

Vince Little Boy Tee / Zara Printed Pencil Skirt / Shoes

When it comes to dressing myself, I tend to keep a subdued color palette. The exception to this penchant was this electrifying neoprene pencil skirt. Enthralled by it’s artistry, I had to scale down the rest of the outfit in order to let it shine. Sunday brunching about Los Angeles calls for chic and comfortable attire and these pieces procured just that. This lightweight skirt will most definitely reinstitute itself into my spring wardrobe as well, you can count on that!

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